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In Memoriam: Glen Sauter


Glen Sauter posing at VOA with Mary Wilson of the Supremes.

Glen Sauter posing at VOA with Mary Wilson of the Supremes.

The VOA family is saddened by the death of our colleague Glenn Sauter, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 5, at age 53.

Glenn started with USIA as a Radio Broadcast Technician in Master Control in December 1985 and spent 10 years in that job before joining VOA Radio Traffic, where he worked for the past 17 years.

Glenn began his radio career more than 30 years ago as a morning man at radio station WFIF in Milford, Connecticut. He also worked as an audio engineer at radio stations in Connecticut, New Jersey and at RKO Radio Networks in New York, before coming to VOA.

Glenn always had a love for the oldies, especially the rarities from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, and he used his considerable record collection as part of a weekend radio music show – “Hits of Yesteryear” – which he started in the mid-1990s and continued to produce and host until the time of his death.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Janet, and two 15-year-old twins, Suzanne and Stephen.

Glenn, who was beloved and respected by his colleagues and friends at VOA, received numerous awards throughout his career. He will always be remembered for the passion and dedication he had for his job, and for the pride he took in working at the Voice of America.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield Virginia 22151 (703-941-9428). There will also be a viewing at the same location on Thursday, May 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by memorial service. Attendees are invited to join the Sauter family for lunch after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to either the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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