Larry Mantle |

Packing up 27 years of great memories




With our upcoming move to the new SCPR/Mohn Broadcast Center in southwest Pasadena I'm packing up 27 years worth of books, files, and mementos of my years at KPCC. We're just days away from the move and I'm being constantly reminded of some of my favorite interviews.

There was Steve Allen and his wide-ranging intellectual curiousity and intense seriousness, Bobby Knight biting his lip to avoid yelling at me for probing the nature of his intense anger, and Barack Obama and John McCain hanging out for a few extra minutes talking with our staff.

I've also enjoyed coming to work on the beautiful Pasadena City College campus. There's a lot to be said for being in an educational environment with young students and their views of the world. Though I'm excited about the move, and all the things our new facilities will allow us to do, there's no getting around the fact that I'm leaving the location that's been my professional home for more than half of my life.

Throughout this week and next I'll share my thoughts on SCPR's huge move to the Mohn Broadcast Center. It's going to create tremendous opportunities to better serve you.