KCRW Airs â€˜The Truth About Ruthâ€™
February 26, 2010 at 9:58 AM (PT)
TODAY (2/26) is the final day for iconic SANTA MONICA COLLEGE Music/News/Talk hybrid station KCRW/LOS ANGELES GM RUTH SEYMOUR, who was at the station for 32 years. To honor her, the station produced an in-depth look at her career called “The Truth About RUTH.”
Producer MATT HOLZMAN gathered interviews with many of the people who played a role in her tenure at the KCRW. Among the participants are former Santa Monica College Pres. DR. RICHARD MOORE, who talks about how he came to hire her; JAY KERNIS, creator of NPR's "Morning Edition," who speaks of SEYMOUR’S programming wizardry; FRANK MANKIEWICZ, the President of NPR when it nearly went bankrupt, who said KCRW was the first station to raise money for the network; and WILL LEWIS, her longtime public radio creative partner, who shares inside stories. Station staffers and programmers also reminisce about their experiences.
"The Truth About Ruth" aired THIS MORING at 9a and repeats at 7p TONIGHT. The program, and a tribute page to RUTH SEYMOUR, with many extra features, is also on the station's website at kcrw.com/about/honoring-ruth-seymour.
Earlier THIS WEEK it was announced that KCRW Assist. GM JENNIFER FERRO would replace SEYMOUR.