Change is in the air! PBS thanks Wendy, Chris, Kyah and Steve for their programming and wishes them all the best for the future!


Long term announcer Wendy Tonkin announced on Friday night that she’s stepping down from Metal Genesis to focus on a bunch of things that she’s never had the time to pursue.  Wendy has made a great contribution to PBS, celebrating classic metal and heavy rock for over a decade.  Wendy will continue to present the show until Easter with her final program being Friday April 10. Thank you Wendy!


Chris Xynos has also let his listeners know that Connections will wind up on the morning of Monday March 23.  Chris (along with former co-host Sasha Brookes) has put a mountain of work into the show and has held down this insomnia slot for more than 5 years.  Chris will stay involved with PBS and will pop up doing fills across a mix of shows.




And yesterday Consciously Kyah told All Our Stories listeners that the program will finish up next Monday, March 16.  All Our Stories was originally hosted by Jess Fairfax and in recent years we’ve been lucky to have regular contributions from Leah Avene, Troy Benjamin and Consciously Kyah. For the last 12 months Kyah has been a weekly co-host, and for the last month she’s done an outstanding job programming and presenting the show.  With the departure of Jess Fairfax, PBS is refreshing the programming roster and making a change to Monday’s programming.  This will be announced shortly.  Expect to hear Kyah doing a range of fills and other shows on PBS in the near future.


And you may have already heard that Steve Passiouras announced that after 17 years at PBS he has decided to hang up the headphones and wind up his long running show, Fret Net. 

Once again, PBS thanks these dedicated and skilled announcers for all their time and thought that goes into programming a show on PBS. Thank you!