Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: July 1, 2011

WOSU lost three of its stellar staff to retirement this week.

Phyllis Madry started at WOSU in 1975 and for the last 18 years has served as our membership or individual giving manager;

Tom Lahr retires after an amazing career that started in 1964 on the WOSU TV studio crew and concludes after 22 years as WOSU TV Chief Engineer;

Sheri Walker retired once and came back about ten years ago to serve as Assistant General Manager, but since 2006, she has run the WOSU studio facility at COSI.

WOSU had a party yesterday to honor all three of these devoted staff, who have distinguished themselves not only through their longevity, but their qualities as a WOSU leader and as a person. All three have won the top award we give internally to WOSU Staff for service – The I. Keith Tyler/Robert Higgy Award.

  • Terisilver

    I started out as an intern at WOSU 820. My last radio airdate was on 820 (December 20, 2008). Irony. But t’s a new dcay and I’m ready for 89.7 (again) … can you use an anchor? :)))) Really …

  • Terisilver

    Make that, a new day. LOL

  • donald138

    I would like to congratulate WOSU about its programming decisions regarding the switch to the FM dial for both classical programming and all news and interview programs.

    Also, I really appreciate having the BBC World News America. It is interesting to get a somewhat different perspective on the news. I found it entertaining that the BBC program spent an entire show reporting on the sentencing of Michael Jackson’s doctor.

  • Bob Batina

    B-o-o-o-o-o ! I am sad to see WOSU am go to 89.7 fm. I listened to Bluegrass Ramble on my 60 year old Crosley floor radio for a long time. Nothing sounds as good as old time radio on an old time radio. Sure, I can pick it up on my Japanese fm radio, but it will never be the same.

  • Debra

    What was the name of the classical piece used as a theme song for “In the Bookstall?