'New Dimensions' Host Michael Toms Dies
February 18, 2013 at 3:53 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of public radio weekly syndicated show "NEW DIMENSIONS" co-founder and host MICHAEL TOMS, who died JANUARY 24th at 72. The SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE reports that TOMS had been in ill health for over a year and passed away at a SANTA ROSA nursing facility.
TOMS launched the show at noncommercial KQED-F/SAN FRANCISCO while producing a public lecture series, "Horizons of Consciousness," in 1973 with his wife JUSTINE WILLIS TOMS. The show moved into national syndication in 1980 and airs online and on several public radio stations; it will continue with JUSTINE TOMS hosting. TOMS also served on the board of KQED and was a founding director of noncommercial KZYX/PHILO, CA.