Broadcaster Ned Foster to retire, say goodbye to KTAR after 26 years

Jul 31, 2015, 2:39 PM
Ned Foster is retiring after 26 years at KTAR-FM in Phoenix. (KTAR Photo)...
Ned Foster is retiring after 26 years at KTAR-FM in Phoenix. (KTAR Photo)
(KTAR Photo)

PHOENIX — Arizona Broadcast Hall of Fame Inductee Ned Foster plans to retire at the end of November after four decades in the radio business with 26 of those years spent with KTAR-FM in Phoenix.

“It’s hard for me to believe how fortunate I’ve been and how much fun I’ve had,” Foster said. “I am humbled and gratified beyond words that so many people over so many years found it worth their while to tune in.”

Foster, a Massachusetts native, has traveled far and wide in his radio career. He first signed on in Boston, followed by Fort Wayne, Indiana and Los Angeles, before finally setting up shop in the Valley in 1983.

He joined KTAR in 1988 and has kept audiences in the know on the award-winning “Arizona’s Morning News” ever since.

“Ned is the consummate news man and he’s had an absolutely remarkable career,” Bonneville Phoenix Vice President of Content and Operations Ryan Hatch said. “We can’t thank him enough for helping Arizona commuters get to work informed and on time each morning.”

Foster’s last day on air will be Nov. 25.

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Broadcaster Ned Foster to retire, say goodbye to KTAR after 26 years