It’s official. Super Junior’s Shindong stepped down from his radio show “Shindong’s Shim Shim Ta Pa” last night on July 6. Kara’s Park Gyuri and comedian Lee Gook Joo were part of the lineup for his last broadcast.
Shindong, who will be entering the military towards the end of the year, shared his regrets on leaving the show. “It’s not because someone’s kicking me out or even that I want to leave, but I’m stepping down from this position due to mandatory service. However, it’s not a sad situation. All male citizens of South Korea go to the army to serve so I’ll hurry up and serve. I’ll come back to visit when I finish my duty.”
He started to tear up after reading his closing remark “I’m going to miss you.” He continued, “My childhood dream was to make a ‘Shindong Show.’ The first step in realizing that dream was this radio program.”
Shindong went on, “I’m very thankful for everyone who tuned in the past six years and three months. Even though I still lack in many ways, I got to learn a lot in radio. I’ll do my best to become a better MC and DJ.”
Jung Joon Young will succeed Shindong as the next radio DJ for “Shim Shim Ta Pa.”