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Statesman columnist Brian Murphy leaving KTIK's 'Bob and Murph Show'

A bit of personal news:

I am moving to the Washington, D.C. area later this month. As a result of the pending move, Friday was my last day as co-host of the "Bob and Murph Show" on KTIK (93.1 FM and 1350 AM). Chris Lewis, a frequent guest host during basketball season, will replace me as host alongside Bob Behler, the voice of the Boise State Broncos.

I have enjoyed every moment on the show — and my departure is simply a function of the pending move. There is no other story there. My wife has a new job in D.C., and we are choosing to start this new chapter of our life there.

I have tremendous respect for all of the people I worked with at KTIK, particularly Don Morin, David Allen, Jeff Caves and, most especially, J.P. and Behler.

Working alongside a true professional in Bob has made my job infinitely easier — and more pleasurable. I will miss talking sports with Bob and with our many listeners and callers. It has been a tremendous joy for me.

As for my work at the Idaho Statesman and IdahoStatesman.com, I will continue to write columns for the newspaper for the foreseeable future. I have multiple stories in Saturday's paper and will cover Saturday night's Boise State-Colorado State game. Next week, I am excited to cover College of Idaho's first home football game since 1977. After that, my columns are likely to appear after Boise State football games.

I want to thank sports editor Mike Prater and executive editor Vicki Gowler for working with me through this incredible transition in my life. They are passionate about serving the readers of the paper and this Valley. That passion has been an inspiration to me.

When I have more news, I will share it with you. But for now, you can plan on reading me and agreeing or, more likely, disagreeing. You've never been shy about expressing those opinions with me.

You can reach me at bmurphy@idahostatesman.com.

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