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KUT Remembers Retired Colleague Leonora Siedo

Photo from the KUT archives

On Wednesday, September 7, one of our retired KUT colleagues, Leo (Leonora) Siedo passed away. Leo held a variety of roles at the station and was part of the senior management team for a number of years. A graduate of Austin High School, she went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

While still in school, she started working part time for KUT in 1966, and in 1971 became a Senior Clerk. Over her 30 years, she become a Manager and one of the first Assistant Directors at the station. She was one of the steady hands during a difficult period of Director transitions in the late 90s.

In her final years at the station, she had a broad range of responsibilities that were a combination of program operations, accounting, business and personnel management. She retired from KUT just over 10 years ago on August 31, 2001, but later decided to go back to work and was welcomed at Chase Bank.

Visitation will be held Friday, the 9th of September from six o'clock in the evening until eight o'clock at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd.

Services led by Rev. Doug Keenan of the First Baptist Church are scheduled for Saturday, the 10th of September at one o'clock in the afternoon at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, followed by burial at Oakwood Cemetery. A full obituary can be found here.

Stewart Vanderwilt is the general manager and director at KUT 90.5 FM