Ken Squier Signs Off

Condolences to the WDEV family, all Vermonters, and the motorsports world on the passing of Kenley Dean Squier (April 10, 1935–November 15, 2023).
It is often said of a generation of Vermonters that “They Don’t Make ’em Like That Anymore.” Ken Squier was in that category but he was also one of a kind, a man who could call the Daytona 500 or a high school basketball game, play an outrageously whacky song on Music to Go to the Dump By (some of his favorites:  Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Posts of Life, Cows with Guns, and The Colorectal Surgeon Song), win the hearts and ears of listeners (even while they were groaning at his sense of humor), and dismantle the best-laid plans of anybody he interviewed and anybody who ever worked for him. And he nurtured and passed on a radio station and an approach to local news and community unlike virtually any other station in America. These photos are from WDEV’s 90th anniversary celebration, in the middle of Stowe Street in Waterbury, in July 2021.
If you are unfamiliar with Ken Squier and WDEV, click here for David Goodman’s excellent goodbye to Squier.

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