No More Stan Freburg on When Radio Was

I often listen to When Radio Was on KIRO during weekend nights. I’ve been listening for a long time, easily since 5th grade…or thereabouts. Something was different this weekend, though. I didn’t hear Stan! In all my years of listening, I’ve always heard Stan. Nobody ever substituted for him.

Chuck Schaden is the new guy. I’m not sure why Stan isn’t on anymore. He’s not dead, I know that much.

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5 Replies to “No More Stan Freburg on When Radio Was”

  1. After 11 years, and at 80 years young, Stan apparently needed to free up some personal time, I’m guessing. Anyway, although he retired from “WRW,” he’s not retiring from life – he has a new CD coming out before year’s end called “Songs In The Key of Freberg” (love that title!), and he’s reportedly putting the finishing touches on Vol. 3, the final in the series, of “Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America (The Later Years)”. Stan was asked a while back if he had any intention of slowing down. He said, “No, I intend to speed up so I don’t get run over by a bread truck or something.”

  2. I used to be a Chicago Cubs fan…..in the old Harry Caray days. Then they brought on Ron Santo. The absolute WORST announcer in the world! Now, I am a die-hard Milwaukee Brewers fan! The same goes with WRW. Stan Freeburg knew how to do it! This new guy is basically the Ron Santo of WRW, and I’m back to turning off the radio when the old shows come on and becoming re-associated with my album collection! BRING BACK STAN!!!

  3. I don’t have the impression Freberg was fired. He’s 80, for Heaven’s sake, and probably just wants to do something different. I am a Freberg fan too — I remember very well when he was the voice of Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent — but I think Chuck Schaden is doing fine. Just give him a chance.
    G. Lockwood

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