Walt Bodine’s last day on the radio is Friday, but first, Bodine stares down a lion

  • Andrea Silenzi
  • Walt Bodine says goodbye Friday morning.

Walt Bodine’s final broadcast is Friday morning at 10. Our friends at KCUR 89.3 have really done a great job of paying tribute to Bodine in the waning days of his 72-year career. Click here for the best of Bodine, including a fabulous show from 2004 with This American Life‘s Ira Glass.

Today’s tribute to Bodine features a documentary on the radio legend, along with a clip from an old episode of Nightbeat, likely from the 1960s, in which Bodine interviews a Kansas City man who brought a lion named Cleo into the studio.

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