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HOSTS: Henry Slucki, Jolie Mason and Ken Metz
PRODUCER: Louise Nicholson
Special Program Sunday June 10, 2018
IN MEMORIAM – Ken Metz With deep sorrow we share the sad news that Ken Metz passed away Wednesday, May 9 at 8:40 a.m. from complications of infection to a heart valve at the age of 72.
Born in Chicago, Ken attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a BA degree in speech communications and a minor in radio broadcasting. Ken changed many lives with his accomplishments in his work for those with disabilities which he pursued after working at Pacific Bell and in the travel industry. Ken taught a class in rights and resources for those who are blind at the Braille Institute of America. He retired several years ago as the Director of the Davison Program at Junior Blind of America, a program which promotes rehabilitation and employment for adults with recent blindness. He headed up the San Francisco Radio Reading Service, and was part of the Los Angeles Radio Reading Service and AIRS LA. He was active in both the American Council of the Blind and the Lions Club.
Ken will be deeply missed for his wonderful contributions to Access Unlimited, our KPFK radio program, where he was a cohost and co-producer with Henry Slucki, Matthew Worley, Jolie Mason, and Tamara Johnson. Ken loved radio his entire life. He was involved in many radio programs. Most recently he hosted Tek Talk, a program about technology for those with disabilities, and My Cozy Kitchen, a cooking show for ACB Radio, both on Accessible World, an internet radio stream. Ken was a long-time cohost of Out and About in LA for LARRS. We will all miss his competent, warm and compassionate presence. Ken Metz is survived by his wife Pam Metz, she was with him when he died at Woodland Hills Kaiser. He was a proud father and grandpa.
There will be a memorial service in July at Guide Dogs of America where he served as a long-time spokesperson for the school.
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