Some News From Neil
For several years I’ve jokingly told family and close friends that the epitaph for my professional career would be: “He never grew up, never held a real job, and peter-principled himself to where he died.”
While much of that self-proclaimed prophecy is true and definitely not a joke, I have decided to alter the last line. Last month I notified the Community Radio for Northern Colorado Board of Directors of my decision to retire.
I was officially hired as a weekend host on July 1, 1973, after volunteering for a few months. That began what has been a remarkably rewarding career. After a year of contemplation, and yes, vacillation, it is my time to step aside.
Public radio is such a unique concept. Individual families voluntarily choosing to provide financial support for local radio stations, which creates a national service that provides an informed news service that reports on the world and our own neighborhoods. It truly has been an honor to be a small part of this remarkable public service. Back to my self-proclaimed epitaph, being a part of this organization has never been work. It simply has been an honor to be a part of the lives of our audience and to be part of what I call the public radio family.
The board will be conducting a national search for the next leader for Community Radio for Northern Colorado and I will continue to have the honor of being part of the team that serves you for the next several months.