The reception, concert and retirement party for KUER night time jazz DJ Steve Williams drew a who’s who of current and former media and broadcast professionals to the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Among the VIPs were longtime former news anchors Terry and Susan Wood, City Weekly Publisher John Saltas, KUER Station General Manager John Green, Editorial Cartoonist Pat Bagley, Ashley Hoopes, former owner of The Dead Goat Saloon Daniel Darger, KUED Director of Production Ken Verdoia and his wife Carol, Senior Correspondent for KSL Television John Hollenhorst and former KRSP DJ Michael Kavanaugh, among others.
John Green presented Williams with a platinum record in commemoration of 31 years of service to KUER and for supporting jazz musicians and music throughout Williams’ professional career. The attendees begged Williams to stay involved in Salt Lake City’s local music scene and he assured them he will.
The evening was capped with a heartfelt performance by the Corey Christiansen Trio which featured Jay Lawrence on drums, Ryan Conger on keys and Christiansen on guitar.