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The passing of a radio hero [Nov. 23rd, 2007|01:19 am]
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Mitchell Harding was one of the radio voices I would listen to at night in my bed through the earphones, late at night, after my parents were in bed. He was a voice on the legendary Hour 25 science fiction program at KPFK and later a constant voice on KCRW, where he did news programming.

I can hear his fatherly voice in my head even now. He was good to me over the airwaves. Rest in peace, sir.


[User Picture]From: planetdracula
2007-11-23 10:58 pm (UTC)
Wow. I used to listen to this show religiously. I wanted to be a famous sf writer when I grew up. Harding was one of the few voices in the scene who didn't seem like somebody I didn't wanna be - I could listen to Hour 25 and not feel like I was doomed to attend Star Trek conventions or something. (One never knows if one's scratching a scab with a comment like that so apologies if so.)
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-11-23 11:01 pm (UTC)
No scab! I exactly agree. He and Mike Hodel were my radio uncles.
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[User Picture]From: hyniof
2007-11-24 02:56 pm (UTC)
He and Hodel:

Were pretty much the reason I got into radio at UCI and have stayed in it there all these years.

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