Farewell & Thanks to News Director Charles Compton

Jan 17, 2014

The Lexington Herald Leader's Rich Copley has written a tribute to WEKU News Director Charles Compton, who's moving on today after eight years at the station. We've been looking for a way to pay tribute to Charles on the air and we couldn't say it better....

Credit Charles Compton's Facebook page

Listeners to NPR’s Morning Edition often joke that they have to have a box of tissues ready Friday mornings for the often moving Story Corps segments, which present real-life conversations between people that agreed to have their chats recorded and archived in the Library of Congress.

But this Friday morning, I may get a bit misty for another segment: My final Friday morning arts chat with WEKU‘s Charles Compton. Charles, as many listeners know, is departing Richmond for WSKG in Binghamton, N.Y., where he will be the director for news and public affairs content development and radio operations and programming. The stations cover 21 counties in New York and Pennsylvania.

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