Friday, September 18, 2015

An audio interview about Roy "Pete" Pedersen

I was interviewed today (9-18-2015) by Mike Kapel on WDAY Radio about the life of WDAY pioneer and legend, Roy "Pete" Pedersen, who passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

One of Roy's accomplishments I was going to mention but slipped my mind was the annual WDAY Band Festival. Many of you old-timers will remember that event. Roy, along with the late Ken (Sydness) Kennedy and station manager Jack Dunn, got the radio and TV stations staffs working on this project that brought in high school bands from around the entire region. It was an affair that took a lot of hard work by all of us who were at WDAY at the time, but it was satisfying, greatly appreciated by the business community, and we all had a lot of fun pulling it off under Roy's leadership.

If you'd like to hear the audio file of this morning's interview, it's parked permanently under the audio section of the WDAY-Z "tab" at the top of this page but you also listen to it by clicking here. God bless the memory of Roy "Pete" Pedersen!