In a surprise move Wednesday morning, Aaron Flint, host of the popular radio show Voices of Montana stunned the audience with the announcement of his departure from the show.

"This is going to be my last show on the Voices of Montana. I have decided to take on a great opportunity for Montana and help out with the Greg Gianforte exploratory campaign for Governor."

Aaron took the helm of the show in September 2009 after he returned from military deployment to Afghanistan with the National Guard. For the immediate future, Jon Arneson will host Voices of Montana and continue his producer role on the show, until Aaron’s eventual replacement is named.

(Northern Broadcasting System contributed to this report.)