Well, geez. I go out of town for a few days, and the Easter Island Statue of Vermont media gets up and leaves.
Veteran Vermont journalist Mark Johnson announced Monday he will be leaving WDEV radio to take a position as senior reporter/editor at the online news site, VTDigger.
Johnson has hosted the popular public affairs, call-in program for 25 years, 16 years with WDEV in Waterbury and for nine years before that with WKDR, a Burlington station that Johnson also co-owned.
His last program is scheduled for Aug. 28.
Disclosure: I’ve been an occasional substitute host on Mark’s show for several years. But this has no bearing on my comments here.
This is a fantastic move by VTDigger, and a tremendous loss for the radio audience and for WDEV.