Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Selected Shorts - Isaiah Sheffer, 1935 - 2012
And then I started making a point to listen. It comes on here at 7 p.m. Saturday, and is repeated on Sunday. When other events prevent me from listening, I listen online where the five most recent broadcasts may be heard at any time.
Listen here. I recommend "Great Beginnings" from October 21st as a particularly delightful place to start.
One of the joys of the program was listening to the introductions, segues and closings in the wonderful, warm resonant voice of Isaiah Sheffer. I didn't know who he was really, until I learned this week, he had died November 9th. I felt sad at this loss though I knew nothing about Isaiah. So, I took the time to find out more about him. You can read some at this link and this link.
They promise us the radio program will go on. Of course it will. It has a huge following. Isaiah will be hard to replace. His voice carried the certain warmth, humor, and reassurance of an old friend. A tough act to follow for anyone. I will miss that voice that brought me stories to make me laugh and cry and think.