Hansen Exits KUOW
August 21, 2007 at 12:10 PM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON noncommercial KUOW/SEATTLE News Editor and midday announcer KEN VINCENT has exited the station over differences with PD JEFF HANSEN's management, reports the SEATTLE TIMES.
HANSEN posted on his blog that he quit the station FRIDAY over HANSEN's "handling of editorial, airsound, technical and compensation concerns" and decided "not to take it any more." HANSEN later told the TIMES that "the last straw" was a lineup change announced THURSDAY, with midday arts and culture show "THE BEAT" changing its name to "SOUND FOCUS" with a new emphasis on business, science, and activism, as well as the dropping of GARRISON KEILLOR's five-minute feature "THE WRITER'S ALMANAC."