Riverside-born shock jock Don Imus is turning off the mike at age 77.

Infamous for calling Rutgers female basketball players “nappy-headed hoes” and Arabs as “ragheads,” the WABC-AM morning drive time host will sign off for the last time March 29.

(He later apologized for the Rutgers remarks.)

His nationally syndicated “Imus in the Morning” is heard on four California radio stations, including 1050 KCAA-AM Los Angeles and 990 KTMS-AM Santa Barbara.

His radio DJ career is ending in New York, but it began nearly 50 years at radio station KUTY in Palmdale, where he stayed until 1969.

At KJOY in Stockton, California, he was fired for saying “hell” on the air.

“After being fired in Stockton, he went to KXOA in Sacramento,” notes Wikipedia. “His on-air pranks, such as calling up a restaurant and ordering 1,200 hamburgers to go, made his show immensely popular and boosted ratings.”

Here’s how he announced his leaving:

And a few reactions:

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