WUNC's 'The Story' To End As Dick Gordon Exits
August 28, 2013 at 4:08 AM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA noncommercial News-Talk WUNC/CHAPEL HILL has announced that its nationally-syndicated show "THE STORY" will end on OCTOBER 11th, as host DICK GORDON exits to return to CANADA for family reasons.
“After 36 years as a journalist and program host, I have decided it’s time to make a change. My mother is getting older and I want to be closer to her at this stage of her life,” GORDON, a former CBC correspondent, said. "My daughters are also some distance away in CANADA, and I find the tug of family is strong. I’m grateful to WUNC, APM and the listeners and sponsors who made ‘THE STORY' possible.”
“We were proud to have been able to produce this ‘THE STORY’ for so long. Stories and voices were heard that would never have been heard before, and DICK’s compelling interviews were shared with listeners across the nation.” said WUNC President/GM CONNIE WALKER. “The program was designed around DICK’s unique skills and personality, so after much consideration, we have decided not to continue to produce it. We wish DICK the very best and thank our listeners, underwriters and stations that supported and carried the program over the years.”