Letters to the Editor

Radio: Everyone has a stake in saving KPLU

Re: “KPLU mess was brazen violation of public trust,” (TNT, 8/29).

Guest columnist Bill Woods made the essential case for the preservation of public broadcasting in the South Sound. Public radio is so much more than a business. It’s a public trust and an indispensable tool in the preservation of democracy. The staff of the former KPLU (now KNKX) and the more than 18,000 friends of the station deserve all the credit for saving it and preserving the vital role it fills here.

I was honored to work with the station for 14 years, and am intensely proud of what my friends have done. It’s a pride we all should share because we are all served when democracy is protected and enhanced.

(Krueger is a retired KPLU reporter.)