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Ruth Seymour, longtime GM, distinctive voice of KCRW, is retiring

November 18, 2009 | 11:47 am

Ruth Seymour, the longtime general manager of public radio station KCRW-FM (89.9), announced today she is retiring after more than three decades on the job.

Familiar to listeners who hear her distinctive voice during pledge drives and on the program "The Politics of Culture," Seymour said in a news release that she is "leaving a station that is strong in its identity, a station like no other in the country."

Santa Monica College, which holds the station's license, expects to take several months to find a successor. Seymour will officially step down in February.

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