I have left KUOW for new horizons. It was a great 28 years. Now the future beckons.
— Steve Scher (@sscher) June 7, 2014
Then, a post from KUOW General Manager Caryn G. Mathes at 8:03 am this morning:
Sadly, I must inform you about longtime KUOW host Steve Scher’s decision to resign, effective Friday, June 6.
After nearly three decades with KUOW Public Radio in Seattle, Steve has decided to pursue other opportunities. He built an impressive career as a host and reporter for several of KUOW's signature local programs.
We thank him for his dedication to the station’s mission and to our audience.
In communications with me, Steve wished to express the following to the KUOW community: "Thank you to my colleagues for their dedication to quality journalism and for the pleasure of their company. Thank you listeners for all you taught me. I am sure we will talk again."
Please join me in wishing Steve the very best in his future endeavors; he will be missed.
Scher, who is best known for his show Weekday, has been a divisive figure at KUOW for many reasons, not the least of which was his decision two years ago to terminate beloved weather visionary Cliff Mass for "including views about other subjects" in his weather coverage. Commence cheering or booing.