Monday, April 2, 2012

Scroggin signs off at WUIS

WUIS 91.9 Public Radio of the University of Illinois at Springfield gave its long-time classical music director, Karl Scroggin of Mount Pulaski, a public sendoff April 29 with several complimentary speeches by WUIS staff and former staff.

For nearly 30 years, Scroggin has delighted and educated WUIS listeners with his seemingly bottomless knowledge of classical music. His widespread classical fan club has faithfully tuned in over the years to relish Scroggin’s themes in his delivery of classical music during his daily morning programs.

Even listeners from out-of-state can now hear him and other WUIS programs via the new streaming technology — as far as Juneau, Alaska, according to Sam Bertoni, who was a classmate of Karl’s older brother, Michael, in the mid-1960s. Michael Scroggin lost his life during the Vietnam War.

More than 100 well-wishers stopped by Thursday to wish Scroggin a bon voyage in his retirement.

Scroggin was featured in an March 31, 2012, article in the Lincoln Courier.

Read the article online