Media Ken Vincent Quit KUOW
posted by August 20 at 11:27 AMon
Ken Vincent, a long-time KUOW staffer, quit abruptly last Friday afternoon. Vincent’s departure got a quick mention on Weekday this morning, but they didn’t give a reason for Vincent leaving after 23 years with the station. Vincent had this to say on his own website:
I told Program Director Jeff Hansen I would no longer work for him and resigned my position at KUOW Friday afternoon, Aug 17.
Hansen and I have irreconcilable disagreements about his handling of editorial, airsound, technical and compensation concerns. I am not the only KUOW programmer with these concerns, but I’m the first to decide not to take it any more. I am exploring other interim and long-term opportunities.
I have the greatest fondness and respect for KUOW. I am fortunate to be able to count among my best friends some of the nation’s most extraordinary radio talent. I hope and expect to work with the people at KUOW again someday. I started at KUOW 23 years ago, and I will miss serving the listeners to whom I’ve dedicated my work. I wish KUOW success with its upcoming pledge drive and it its further pursuits.