Steve Scher Resigns From KUOW

Jun 7, 2014

Steve Scher
Steve Scher
Credit KUOW Photo

Dear Listeners,

Sadly, I must inform you about longtime KUOW host Steve Scher’s decision to resign, effective Friday, June 6.

After nearly three decades with KUOW Public Radio in Seattle, Steve has decided to pursue other opportunities. He built an impressive career as a host and reporter for several of KUOW's signature local programs.

We thank him for his dedication to the station’s mission and to our audience.

In communications with me, Steve wished to express the following to the KUOW community: "Thank you to my colleagues for their dedication to quality journalism and for the pleasure of their company. Thank you listeners for all you taught me. I am sure we will talk again."

Later he added this statement on social media: “I know this change seemed abrupt, but it was something I had been thinking about a long time. I did a lot of writing during my sabbatical last year. It is something I have to get back to and complete. I turned 60 this year. I couldn't let another year pass without at least giving an honest attempt at the writer's life. After that, there are lots of opportunities in this changing media landscape. I look forward to the exploration. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for listening all these years. New horizons beckon for me. I hope you will friend me on Facebook at 'Steven Scher.' Or @sscher on Twitter. There is still a lot to talk about. To the future!”

Please join me in wishing Steve the very best in his future endeavors; he will be missed.

Sincerely,
Caryn G. Mathes
General Manager, KUOW

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