Goodbye, Friend: Tim Shook

It has come to our attention through a recent obit in the Seattle Times, that Tim Shook, KNHC alumni and friend of Puget Sound Media, has passed. Tim authored three articles for PSM and gave additional information regarding other posts on the site. Tim Shook also helped found the Radio Theater Channel online, as voice-over talent and web developer.

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. - Jason Remington Airchecks

15 thoughts on “Goodbye, Friend: Tim Shook

  1. Tim Shook was a sweetheart. I’ve been wondering for months why he had gone silent — and fearing the worst — now I see confirmation of the news I was dreading. Whether his death was caused by the coronavirus or diabetic complications, he has fought hard in his struggle just to survive these past several years going through an extended period of homelessness and the toll it took on his health. Thank God that his loyal, longtime friend Herb Schoenfeld stepped up and helped Tim get a roof over his head. But it breaks my heart that Tim’s life has been cut short. We worked together at KTAC AM and KBRD FM in Tacoma and have remained friends through the years with some cherished memories of late night radio shows from the Tacoma Mall Office Building where the radio stations’ studios were located. I’ll never forget Tim…

  2. Tim was a past employee. I hired him at KEZX in 1976 to be an on-air voice. He was 18, inexperienced and often mispronounced words. Had a decent set of pipes.

    He was coachable. Rarely repeated the same error.

    We went to see Star Wars with my wife when it came out, he became a big fan and his work nickname became Shookie the Wookie.

    I left broadcasting a couple if years later and hired him at a scuba company where I did the marcomm work. His job was to make wetsuit and other equipment. That did work out.

    In 2017 I was in Seattle on a trip back from Blaine to ny Portland home and stopped at the Northgate McDonald’s to get a snack, wow…there he was. Hadn’t really changed in nearly 25 years.

    Oh well. Can’t say I’ll miss him, but that’s from an employers viewpoint.

  3. Tim was an interesting soul. A little “outside the curve”, but that developed his extreme creativity. He was really smart but also really quirky, not a bad combination.

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