The Idaho Statesman has posted the obituary for Victor Pacania, the host of BSU Radio's Private Idaho show who died a week ago today. A memorial service is set for 7 p.m. Monday (July 2) at Edwards Greenhouse. The BSU Radio website also has a long list of tribute letters to the man and the music he so generously shared with Idaho for 30 years.
When I moved to Idaho in 1989, there was no public radio outlet in Twin Falls. BSU Radio remedied that a short time later by posting an antenna atop Jerome Butte, and I discovered the station's wonderful Saturday line-up that included Private Idaho, Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, and more. I learned about zydeco through Victor's show, and I came to love the way he closed his shift - every time - with Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Almost Saturday Night." May we all live so well and die so loved.