Feulner signs off
July 17, 2008
Nearly 30 years to the day after Blair Feulner filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to create KPCW, the iconic ‘voice of Park City’ has decided to take a six-month leave of absence. On Tuesday Feulner announced it was his last day on the air.
The reasons for his departure are not clear but in an e-mail to The Record, Feulner stated, "I am hopeful that an agreement will be reached that will mean I’ll be behind the microphone and back on the air doing news six months from now."
It has been a tumultuous year for Feulner in which the umbrella organization he established to oversee public radio stations in Park City and Salt Lake was forced to sell off its Salt Lake City frequencies (KCPW).
Also this summer, KPCW’s longtime headquarters in the city-owned Marsac Building moved to a new location on Swede Alley. KPCW’s board of trustees is charged with raising funds to cover the cost of new studios. Representatives from the station’s board of trustees by mid-afternoon Thursday had yet to make a statement. Radio station staffers declined to comment.
In his e-mail, Feulner went on to thank his wife Susan for her fundraising support and he refered to Park City as "a magic place." He added that the thing he is most proud of is "the thousands of volunteers who have stood by the station during the town’s good times and not so good times."