Stan Burford, the veteran KGO Radio traffic reporter will be leaving, according to a station source.
No official word on whether he's retiring or being pushed out-- (he's been at KGO for 28 years), and has a 44-year career in the business to boot.
Burford recently lessened his workload--he'd been doing both morning and PM drive before opting to work mornings only at the beginning of the year. A source close to KGO told me that Burford was retiring, but also made an inference that he may not be "retiring" on his own. Maybe someone nudged him? Don't know the full details, but once I do will report back to you.
In either case, Burford, a SF native, will be missed. He has been pretty much "Mr Traffic" for decades and a great voice on local radio. I'd imagine either way this all went down, and here's hoping Burford was ready to call it quits on his own terms, a firm salute to the traffic man.
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