Today it was announced that long-time KBOO program Press*Watch would no longer be airing. We know that this is a surprise to listeners of the show. Press*Watch host Theresa had originally announced that she was taking a short break from her program, but ultimately decided to retire her show altogether. A couple of weeks ago, another long time KBOO host, Joe from the Abe and Joe show, decided to retire from his program. Abe decided to continue with the show and has had a guest host filling in.
We know some people are wondering why these sudden departures have happened, and while we welcome your questions and comments, KBOO respects the privacy of our volunteer programmers to speak on such issues as they feel comfortable. For this reason, KBOO does not publicly disclose the reasons people leave shows, but very much invites our volunteer programmers to share their thoughts as they see fit. Joe has not issued a statement and we are unsure if he will do so. Abe has made a statement via their program’s Facebook page. Abe encourages listeners to leave their questions or comments on the post with his statement.
We support both Theresa and Joe in their decisions and acknowledge that ending a program is not always an easy decision. Because of this, we ask that their privacy is respected. Theresa and Joe have both contributed years of quality programming to KBOO, and we are very appreciative for all they have given to KBOO in time, labor, and care. Their contributions to KBOO both on and off the air have been invaluable to the KBOO community and we will miss seeing them around the station on a regular basis. We wish them both the best as they move forward with other endeavors.
We acknowledge that this blog post will leave some with more questions than answers so please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments you may have.
-Jenna and Celeste
Interim Station Co-Managers