Last KVMR broadcast for country’s oldest host |

Last KVMR broadcast for country’s oldest host

Bill Tuttle signed off the air at KVMR for the last time today after 24 years of a radio show that proved the word elderly is not demeaning.

“Life is not a holding action … it’s a process,” Tuttle, 91, said in his closing statements before a studio jammed with fans and media. Tuttle’s “Over 60, Sunny Side Up,” show featured music from the 1930s and ’40s and was co-hosted by his wife, Anita Wald-Tuttle.

The show also featured essays and interviews about aging, filtered with Tuttle’s unique sense of humor. KVMR officials said their research shows Tuttle was the oldest radio broadcaster in the country.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s edition of The Union.

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