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Barry Stigers, Morning News Host on KAHI, will retire from his daily duties on March 28th after being on the air for the last 8 years. Barry will continue to contribute stories and interviews for KAHI. Station General Manager Jerry Henry said: “Barry has been with us a lot of years and we are happy for him to be able to do some other things in his life, and some other things for KAHI, while getting to sleep in the mornings.” Henry is being tight-lipped about an on-air replacement for Stigers saying “We have hired somebody who will take over morning drive starting March 31st, but I’m leaving that announcement to Barry.”
Stigers started his radio career in 1957, the same year KAHI went on the air. His first job was a morning NEWS reporter for his home town station in Kane, PA, WADP. Barry moved his career to New York State working for a group of stations as the Morning Host at WMNS, Olean, NY; WRNY, Rome, NY; and stations in Ticonderoga, NY; and Glens Falls, NY. Stigers moved to Pittsfield, MA as a program Manager and started one of the earliest call-in “Talk” shows in 1960. Stigers also worked in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA Markets.
Barry left the daily “on air” part of radio and joined the Cable Television Industry in 1964. He pioneered what in those days was called “Local Origination” or local TV broadcasting on the local Cable TV system. He pioneered and built many local cable stations like the local WAVE Cable channels 18, 19 and 20. His career took him to VP of Operations for Warner Cable in NYC.
Stigers came to California in 1985 as an executive for CableData, a major service computer company serving the Cable and Telephone industries. He also served as a Senior Manager at MCI, the Long Distance Phone Company.