With host Robert Samels
late host and producer Robert Samels was lost in an airplane
accident in Bloomington, Indiana on April 20, 2006. His
voice, talent, and gentle spirit are greatly missed by the
staff of WFIU as well as by his many fans.
His last programs, Voices of the Past and Vocal
Music of the Second Viennese School, never aired.
They will, however, be archived online along with all Cantabile
Samels Memorial Fund
The staff of WFIU would like to ensure that Robert's memory
stays with us for years to come. We've started the Robert
Samels Memorial Fund and we invite you to join us. View
contributions can be made on our secure
Website, by mailing in our paper
form, or by calling (812) 855-1357.
may have also known Robert as a student, singer, composer,
conductor, and a musicologist. The loss to all of us is
immeasurable. His voice will always remain with us, as will
the superb Cantabile series he produced for WFIU.
go out to those who were most near to him.
WFIU mourns the deaths of the five IU Jacobs School of Music
students in a recent plane crash. Among them, WFIU announcer
Samels. WFIU produced a memorial
page where you can read their biographies and hear
the programs produced in their memories.
Carducci was also associated with the station,
helping produce spots for fund drive.
information at music.indiana.edu.
Created and maintained by Michael
Last updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2006
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