Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

  • Mood:

An Oft-Heard Voice Retires

Anyone whose day normally starts, as does mine, by turning on a CBS radio affiliate has heard the CBS World News Round-Up, a morning radio news program that is a fixture of the CBS radio schedule. Yesterday, the program's regular host, Christopher Glenn, retired after 35 years with the network.

I had only just woke up yesterday when I turned the radio on to KCBS, so I may have misheard what happened, but I think what I heard on what presumably was Glenn's last broadcast was Glenn introducing a news story but instead having Charles Osgood deliver a short tribute to Glenn and wishing him a happy retirement. Glenn was apparently taken completely by surprise, and, with a catch in his voice, delivered for the last time the signature line, "Time on the Round-Up is six minutes past the hour."

Glenn's voice, but not his face, have been part of the background sound of my life going back to my childhood, as he also did In The News, a series of short news items aimed at young people and broadcast during Saturday morning cartoons when I was growing up. Mark Evanier has another take on Glenn's career on this entry on his News From ME weblog.
Tags: radio

  • Blown Away

    This afternoon, Big O Tires called to tell me that the Astro repairs were done and I could collect the minivan today if I wanted. There are sometimes…

  • Gimme a Brake

    The minivan's brakes have been squeaking for a while now, and when we took the right front tire off when it went flat, Lisa said the brakes…

  • Responsibility

    I've said versions of this elsewhere over the past few days, and if you don't know about what I'm referring, you're probably better off for it. The…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment