Former KGY Radio broadcaster Dick Pust will be feted by two South Sound radio stations in the coming weeks.
First, he’ll get a chance to say goodbye on KMAS 1030 AM. Then KXXO 96.1 FM, better known as Mixx 96, will host a community reception for Pust on Jan. 20.
Pust will be a guest on KMAS in Shelton at 9 a.m. Wednesday during the first hour of Dale Hubbard’s midday show, program director Randy Roadz said Friday, adding that the station wants to give Pust the chance to say goodbye to the community.
“We want to give him a forum we think he definitely deserves,” Roadz said.
Following that appearance, Mixx 96 will host a community event for Pust from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Mixx 96 meeting room, 119 Washington St. N.E., Olympia.
“He’s lived and breathed Olympia his whole life, and he deserves to know how much he’s appreciated,” Mixx 96 co-owner and general manager David Rauh said in a statement.
Pust’s final broadcast for KGY was Wednesday. He had been asked to give up his general manager duties, presumably taking a pay cut, as part of the restructuring within the company that owns the station.
He had been with the station for 51 years, working six days a week and getting up daily at 2:30 a.m.