On Friday, laradio.com founder Don Barrett (pictured) was part of a group paying tribute to departed journalist Gary Lycan at “Celebration for Life for Lycan,” held at the Orange County Register’s Santa Ana headquarters. On Saturday, Barrett led his first article as the paper’s new radio columnist this way:
For the past 2,000 weeks, the radio news has been dispensed to Orange County Register readers by Gary Lycan. Week in and week out, the Register has been the only consistent publication to cover news of the radio world. Earlier this month, radio’s biggest ambassador passed away. Today there is a new byline.
For years, Gary and I shared stories and resources, so it feels natural to expand my own efforts to Gary’s home base, where it will be my honor to continue the work he began at the Register.
Barrett is an alum of Chapman University, where he earned Bachelor’s and, later, a Master’s in psychology. He’s also got ten years of direct radio experience, having worked as a disc jockey, program director and general manager. A great choice by the Register to carry on the tradition so richly established by Lycan.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Media Colleagues Pay Tribute to Gary Lycan