Former KSTX Host Jim Leonard Dies
November 15, 2011 at 3:54 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial News-Talk KSTX/SAN ANTONIO local "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" and "MORNING EDITION" host JIM LEONARD, who died last THURSDAY (11/10) at 61 of complications from a heart transplant he received in SEPTEMBER.
LEONARD started his career at WFDR-A/MANCHESTER, GA and worked at WLPR/MOBILE, AL while in college, then served in the ARMY during the VIETNAM WAR and, later, the ARMY RESERVE. He joined KSTX in 1993 and retired in 2010.
"First and foremost, JIM LEONARD was one of our best voices on KSTX," said TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO's NATHAN CONE. "He was sharp at writing copy for air, and adept at handling the pressure of hosting our local broadcasts of 'ALL THINGS CONSIDERED' and 'MORNING EDITION.' Even when breaking news or technical problems may have caused chaos inside the studio, to the listeners, it sounded effortless. Few people can handle that the way JIM did."