Saturday, March 31, 2007

Stimmung Stunde left the airwaves on March 31, 2007

The Stimmung Stunde has been a leading voice of the German-American community for the past 17 years having weathered two radio station changes and two name changes. On March 31, 2007, however, the program presented its final episode.

“It was time and the community is still served by WJYI’s other fine German program, Continental Showcase.” 17 years ago, Tim Kretschmann, with then partner Tina Kump, began announcing on the United Donauschwaben Hour with the sudden passing of long time host Hans Windischmann. Since that time, the program had changed name to the “Stimmung Stunde” (Happy Hour) and has changed radio station from 540 AM (WYLO & WZER), 1250 AM (WEMP) and finally at 1340 AM (WJYI).

“We’ve been so happy at WJYI that it’s a shame that we can’t continue. Time restrictions have made it impossible to continue with the program and keep up the quality of programming we’ve presented.”