‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak Gets in Halloween Spirit

by Jennifer Shea

Pat Sajak is really getting into the Halloween spirit. After promising a special surprise for trick-or-treaters yesterday, he marked today by recording a spooky Halloween video.

In the video, which Sajak posted to Twitter, he appears in full Halloween makeup and a bright green shirt. The camera slowly pans up to his face, then Sajak walks around the room a bit. Finally, he says, staring intensely into the camera, “Boo!”

“Have a scary Halloween!” Sajak tweeted Sunday.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Recently Turned 75

Meanwhile, Sajak’s birthday comes the same week as Halloween. On Monday, Sajak turned another year older and wiser, and he celebrated it by – what else? – cracking another joke. The “Wheel of Fortune” host is full of quips and wisecracks, and he shares them regularly with his followers on Twitter.

“Now that I’ve reached 75, and with retirement a couple of years off, I’ll be the perfect age for a presidential run. Or a wood carving career,” Sajak quipped. “Haven’t made up my mind yet.”

Sajak’s fans hopped into his replies to joke right along with him and wish him a happy birthday. One fan simply posted an image of a wood carver getting to work.

“Enjoy,” the fan captioned the photo.

“Go for the wood carving, less stressful,” another fan suggested. “Though you’d probably make a good president (you couldn’t be worse than the last few) lol.”

“One is a worthwhile endeavor that allows you to create and shape ideas that could affect people for a long time. The other is POTUS,” yet another fan chimed in.

Sajak Is Selling His Annapolis, Maryland Radio Station

When he’s not hosting “Wheel of Fortune” or sending out spooky (and amusing) tweets, Sajak has been busy selling a radio station he owned in Annapolis, Maryland. Unbeknownst to many fans, the longtime TV host was also a longtime radio station owner.

Sajak, who owned WNAV Radio in Annapolis for two decades, is now selling it to BMSC Media LLC, which is based in Maryland, the Baltimore Sun reports. Two local broadcasters who have worked for WNAV run BMSC, so the radio station will go to people who know it well.

“I am extremely proud of what WNAV has meant to this community during the more than 20 years I’ve had the privilege of being its owner,” the “Wheel of Fortune” host said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Steve Hopp and the other talented men and women who have worked so hard to keep the Annapolis area informed and entertained. I’m also indebted to our advertisers and, of course, our loyal listeners. As I move toward retirement over the next couple of years, I’ll always look back at my ownership of WNAV with great pride and satisfaction.”

Sajak Broadcasting Corporation has applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change the radio station’s ownership. The FCC process takes about 60 days, so the change of ownership should be finalized this December.