Thank you for 9 great years!

February 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

Today was a bittersweet day at VHR as we had a chance to enjoy another great edition of Radio Kaszebe this morning … but at the same time, it was a final program for our loyal and dedicated volunteer hosts … Ray Chapeskie and Johnny Kashub.
After 458 shows, and almost 9 years on the air, Johnny and Ray said goodbye to their listeners this morning for the final time. And they did what they always do … play great local music, share stories, and pay tribute to their loyal musicians, advertisers and listeners.

Mike Cloutier chats with Johnny and Ray after their final show.

VHR is introducing some new Saturday morning programming based on ongoing listener feedback. After much discussion and dialogue, a difficult decision was made to ask our Radio Kaszebe hosts to make a major change to their program, in order to accommodate the proposed changes.

Ray and Johnny were asked to move their show to Tuesday evenings. It would still be two hours of Kashub heritage, music and stories, but on a different night.
After much thought and consultation with their listeners, Johnny and Ray said that if the program would not be carried on Saturday mornings, they would move on, and say goodbye to Radio Kaszebe.

Ray and Johnny in Studio A when their program first hit the airwaves.

Sadly, today was their final Saturday program.
VHR management, staff, and volunteers want to thank Ray and Johnny for their years of dedication, devotion and hard work in producing a weekly show that focused on the Kashub people and their heritage.
Gentlemen … you will always be part of the VHR legacy, and always members of the VHR family. Your efforts as hosts and ambassadors at our little station are truly appreciated.
We wish you the very best as you move on to your next adventure. And remember, the door is always open at the station, and we hope our paths cross again very soon.

Leave a Reply