KPR's Longtime Opera Host, Jim Seaver, Dies at 92

By: From AP/ 13 News
By: From AP/ 13 News

LAWRENCE (AP) -- Jim Seaver, the longtime host of the Kansas Public Radio program ``Opera is My Hobby,'' has died. He was 92.

Kansas Public Radio general manager Janet Campbell said Seaver died Monday at a hospital in Lawrence soon after having a pacemaker
put in. She said his son called the station with the news of Seaver's death.

The retired University of Kansas professor hosted the KPR program in Lawrence for 58 years.

Seaver was an expert on opera and on Greek and Roman history and taught western civilization and ancient history at the University of Kansas for about 40 years.

He was the uncle of baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver and continued to produce the opera program as a volunteer until his death.


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