KENNETH ZUERCHER

Profile Updated: July 18, 2010
Residing In: Toledo, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: Lynn Fournier Zuercher
Occupation: Music Teacher, Broadcast Engineer, Guitarist
Children: Daughter Stephanie, Born September 1982, Married to Ben Kimball, October,2008, Attending University More…of Minnesota Law School beginning August 2009.
Son Andrew, Born September 1986, Graduated Toledo School For the Arts 2005, musician living in new York City
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Since we graduated, i attended the University of Toledo (three times). Graduated 1976 with a Bachelor of Education in Music. Performed full time as a musician until 1979, worked as a design engineer at Dearmond, Inc. designing guitar pickups and effects pedals. Attended University of Toledo for Electronics Engineering Technology. Almost finished. Became Broadcast Engineer in radio. Worked at WVOI-AM TOledo, WHLO-AM Akron 1 year each. Worked at WGTE-FM public Radio in Toledo for 15 years, most as Chief Radio Engineer. Maintained three transmitter sites, one studio location and recorded the Toledo Symphony for broadcast. I was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hogkins Lymphoma in 1997 and under went chemotherapy culminating in a Stem Cell replacement. I appear to have made a full recovery! After that I left WGTE and have done some part time radio engineering on a contract basis. At that time Lynn and I were looking for a school for my son Andy to attend for Junior High and High School as he is very arts oriented and a fine musician (better than his old man). We discovered the Toledo School For the Arts that had just started up. I liked the environment and dusted off the teaching certificate. I then convinced them to hire me part time as a music teacher teaching Jazz and Music theory. I only worked part time as I was only a year out of the hospital stay with lymphoma. It became full time two years later and I am now in my tenth year as a full time music teacher. Beginning in 2006, I returned again to the University of Toledo to pursue a Masters Degree in Education majoring in Career And Technical Education (formerly called Vocational Ed) We teach the Arts in that fashion, emphasizing real life skills. All of theis time I have been performing as a guitarist and sometime singer in various bands. Since 1991 I have worked in two, Mogen David and the Grapes Of Wrath and since 1999, Hepcatrevival. I have actually been getting steadily better as a musician, partially because I teach music and am around it every day. Also, my son Andy is a musician and has been keeping me active.

School Story:

Riding to Band practice in Tom Zielinski's late 50s Caddilac hearse. It used to freak people out at fast food restaurants.

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