A class act in every way, long-time Salemite David Rhoten passed away this past Thursday, August 30, leaving quite a trail of "incidental stardust" throughout Salem's contemporary history. We had the wonderful opportunity this past February to interview David for the first episode in a new oral histories series, "Yesterday's Voices", we debuted on our "Salem History Matters" show. He was such a great guest (and ready conversationalist) we carried over to a second episode. His suggestions for other interview-worthy folks helped fill our schedule for more than a year. We are truly indebted to his willingness to participate, and goad his friends to do the same. His ongoing support of our efforts to promote appreciation of Salem's rich historic legacy was so tangible and so very appreciated. We treasure the time David spent with us sharing his stories with our listeners, and we suspect he's already stepping up to organize and direct the next angelic soiree, fluffing those new wings with every broad gesture. David, thank you wholeheartedly for your memories!
You can check out the February 2, 2017, and February 16, 2017, posts for notes on our original interviews with David--just click on the February 2016 listing on the Archives sidebar to the right under our photo. You can also listen to each of those shows by clicking on the Download the Podcast button above, and scrolling down to those dates.