Monday, March 25, 2013

Celebrate Walt's Life with Friends and Family

The friends, family and listeners of Walt Bodine are invited to a Celebration of Life for Walt. It will begin at 1 p.m. on Sat., March 30, 2013, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO. (MAP).

Donations in Honor of Walt Bodine

The family of Walt Bodine has arranged two opportunities to make donations in Walt's honor. 

1, The Walt Bodine Scholarship in Communications Studies Endowment Fund will help to prepare the next generation of Kansas City journalists.

To support this, you can mail a check payable to the UMKC Foundation. Please mail it to:
Walt Bodine Scholarship Fund
UMKC Office of Development
202 AC
5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Or use the online form at the UMKC Foundation. (Please mention the Walt Bodine Scholarship in the comment field of the online form.)

2.  Children's Center for the Visually Impaired

The center "prepares children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world." Walt and Bernie Bodine were supporters of this important work. Your donation will honor them both.

 To support this in honor of Walt, you can mail a check payable to CCVI with "in honor of Walt" in the memo line and mail to:
 Children's Center for the Visually Impaired
 3101 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Or use the CCVI online donation page and please note your donation is in honor of Walt Bodine.

Thank you!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Walt Bodine signs off from Kansas City, March 24, 2013

Broadcaster Walt Bodine, 92, died peacefully in the early morning hours of March 24, 2013, in the city he loved and served. 

Born in Kansas City in 1920, Walt was the only child of Walton Martin Bodine and Mary Gilmore Bodine. His media career spanned 70 years from 1940 until his retirement in April last year.

Plans for a memorial service and celebration of Walt's life will be announced here later this week.

For more info about Walt, see

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Congrats to Patty Cahill!

Congratulations to my friend and former boss, Patty Cahill, on her election as chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting board. News release

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thank you, Patty!

Walt gets the "rabbit ears" treatment from retiring KCUR station manager Patty Cahill. Walt, who has known more than a few station managers through the years, says, "Patty is one of the greats!"