Goodbye, Heidi Tauber

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Goodbye, Heidi Tauber

Wednesday night, longtime local radio personality Heidi Tauber was killed in a crash on I-405. According to news reports, she entered the freeway going the wrong way on a ramp and struck a Freightliner truck head-on, and was killed instantly.

Heidi was a friend and a progressive. She was Thom Hartmann's initial co-host when he launched a local morning show on KPOJ back in April 2005. Later, she was part of the "Thom, Carl, and Heidi" morning crew when the morning program was in transition to make room for Thom to do a national show.

Oregonian columnist Steve Duin has said that her radio voice was "a '97 Brunello in the land of Two Buck Chuck" - and he's right. But it wasn't just her voice. It was the personality that shone through - both on KPOJ and in earlier incarnations, most notably with Les Sarnoff on KINK.

Heidi, you will be missed.

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    I always enjoyed hearing Heidi on KPOJ, either with Thom alone or with Thom and Karl. She had such a lovely voice, keen intelligence, and smooth radio manner. RIP Heidi, you will be missed.

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    Heidi was great. She was thoughtful, well-prepared, funny, and smart. I have missed her presence on KPOJ, and am sorry that she is gone.

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    How very tragic. My thoughts and sympathy go out to her family and friends.

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    Wow. I saw that ramp closed off with police, emergency vehicles, etc. as I was driving over the Fremont bridge on the way home Wednesday and wondered what was going on.

    Terrible to hear that this was what that was. My condolences to her friends and family.

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    This is so sad. I worked with Heidi at KPAM, and she was delightful.

    What a tragedy.

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    RIP, Heidi. I loved your voice. The world is a dimmer place without you.

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    Very sad news. Heidi was a delight to work with at KPOJ. Her 'off-air' personally was as bright and sunny as her on-air personality. I know she will be missed terribly. Rest in peace. - Tom

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    I saw Heidi's obituary this morning. I am so sorry, I have missed her since she left KPOJ and am so sad that she is gone forever now. Special condolences to her new husband and her KPOJ team.

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