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KUT and KLRU Founder Bob Schenkkan Dies

By Kimberley Jones, February 10, 2011, 10:28pm, Picture in Picture

If KUT is an integral part of your morning drive, or KLRU is your go-to for smart, impassioned television programming, then you're going to want to tip your hat to Bob Schenkkan.

A pioneer in public broadcasting and a professor of Radio/Television/Film at UT, Schenkkan passed away Wednesday afternoon. KUT’s Ben Philpott did a fine tribute on today’s evening commute – including a story about how Schenkkan craftily helped boost the station’s bandwidth in its early days (it involves Americans’ abiding love for Coke).

You can listen to it here.

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