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Spokane Mayor proclaims July 5, 2022 as "Verne Windham Day"

Verne Windham

July 5, 2022 has been proclaimed "Verne Windham Day" by Nadine Woodward, Mayor of the City of Spokane.

Windham, the long-time program and music director of Spokane Public Radio, retired this month after 38 years with the station. His four impactful careers as a musician, conductor, radio host and teacher helped shape Spokane's arts and music community.

Verne's final day on the air was Friday, July 1. He played a retrospective of musical artists from our area, and recognized the many “alumni” of SPR who have passed away during the station’s evolution.

Gifts to the station in Windham's honor can be made to the "Spokane Public Radio Fund for the Future" at the Innovia Foundation.

Click here to read Windham's reflection on his time at Spokane Public Radio.

Savanna has been hooked on public radio since she was a child listening to Boise State Public Radio in the car with her family. As SPR's Marketing and Events Specialist, Savanna drives all external and internal marketing, designs print and digital ads, and creates the photos, videos, and graphics you'll find on SPR's digital platforms. She also helps plan, coordinate, and execute Spokane Public Radio outreach events.