Eddie Keever at the helm at KTHS Radio
Eddie Keever, long time KTHS anchorman, sportscaster, technical wizard and on the air personality, is leaving KTHS effective March 23rd to take a position as a reporter with the Carroll County News. In a Facebook posting announcing the change, Keever wrote:
"If you see me running around with my camera and note pad as I try my best to become a good reporter, I would be honored to shake your friendly hands and trade jokes and stories. After all, that is what friends and neighbors do, right?"
If anyone knows what friends and neighbors do, it is Mr. Keever. I know of countless acts of kindness and good deeds that Eddie, and his wonderful family--wife Mary and daughters Alyssia and Kari--perform quietly and under the radar. They are active in the First Christian Church Berryville, at Berryville High School, and Eddie makes films and produces promotional materials forTurpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. He was also instrumental in helping Carroll County Fresh, a local sustainable agriculture advocacy organization launch The Ozark Harvest Radio Hour.
Keever, a native of Southern California has worked in radio and television for most of his professional career, in Nebraska and Oregon, and once previously for KTHS about nine years before his current stint at the station. Most Carroll County listeners know him from his work on the popular Tradio program which airs Monday through Friday on KTHS. Keever also covered city and county government, high school sports, and area news for the radio station.
Moving from electronic to print media will be a change, but Keever is an exacting and gifted writer and reporter and he sounds excited about working for the Carroll County News. "I really think this is a fabulous opportunity," he writes, "and I'm really looking forward to my next 100 years in Berryville!"
We're looking forward to it as well. We wish Eddie well on his new adventure.