I listened to the final episode of the 40-year-long “Doug Wright Show” on KSL Radio on June 1. I first began listening to Wright’s radio show way back in the year 2003 when I then resided in Kansas.

The radio signals of late night and early morning enable KSL’s signal to be heard in most states of the Western United States. One day, I decided to call in and Wright treated me with the utmost dignity. I also called in when he hosted “Let Me Speak to the Governor” with Mike Leavitt, Olene Walker, Jon Huntsman and Gary Herbert, as well as other special call-in programs.

As the years passed, I learned that he had joined the Elks Lodge, which I did likewise — although he probably holds a few years’ longer membership longevity than I do. He deeply loves the town of Eureka — I liked it before I knew he had any association with it.

I indeed hope he will moderate debates and do commentary on issues of the day. He will be a tough act to follow. He set a great example on KSL for 40 years. I wish Wright and his family the best for the future.

James A. Marples, Provo