Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Radio will not be the same after today.

Bud Brown is retiring.

The man has been a fixture in local radio news.  I first remember Bud when he worked for the old WBRE AM/FM, then KRZ, then WILK.  He had one of the finest voices ever heard in this area, or in the U.S., for that matter.  Deep voice.  Smooth.  Clever writer.

I got to know Bud personally when I started going out on the road for WARM back in 1982.  He was always friendly, polite and professional.  I learned a lot just by watching, and of course, listening.  The good ones make it look easy.  Bud is one of the good ones.

Bud, enjoy your retirement.  Thanks for being an example of how to do things the right way.