FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908
public radio host deceased
Charleston, W.Va. – May 6, 2013 – George Walker, a long-time host for West Virginia Public
Radio was found dead in his home over the weekend. Details of his death are
awaiting autopsy results.
Walker was the local
host forAll Things Considered, the
weeknight evening news program on West Virginia Public Radio. He also produced
the long-running Music from the
Mountains with Joe Dobbsuntil Dobbs retired.
“George was the
consummate professional,” said executive director Scott Finn. “His work was
always top-notch and we relied on him for his expertise. Our hearts go out to
his family and friends during this time.”
Walker, 60, worked for West
Virginia Public Broadcasting for close to 12 years beginning as a part-time
announcer in 2002. Prior to working for West Virginia Public Broadcasting he
worked for Bristol Broadcasting and V-100 Radio in Charleston. He also did
contract narrative and voiceover work for clients in Charleston, Nashville and
Chicago as Walker Productions.
About West Virginia Public Broadcasting
West Virginia Public Broadcasting nurtures personal growth, promotes civic responsibility and inspires lifelong discovery through high-quality programming and services. West Virginia Public Radio, West Virginia PBS, wvpubcast.org and Ready To Learn® are all services of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
The Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting is a 501(c)3 organization responsible for receiving donated funds from individuals for annual membership to West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Friends serve as ambassadors in their communities on behalf of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
All of the licenses for West
Virginia Public Broadcasting are held by the West Virginia Educational
Broadcasting Authority, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education
and the Arts, Kay Goodwin, Secretary.