It is with a profound sense of sadness, sorrow, and shock that we must announce that our friend and colleague, Andrew Patner, passed away February 3, 2015 after a very brief battle with a bacterial infection. Andrew’s voice, keen intelligence, and great spirit will be sorely missed at WFMT, which was part of his professional life for many years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew’s family. Rest in peace dear friend. Your many contributions to WFMT and to this community will never be forgotten.
Among his many accomplishments, Andrew served as the Critic-at-Large for WFMT since 1998 and presented Critical Thinking, an hour-long weekly program of conversation about the arts, and Critic’s Choice, a weekly feature in which Patner shares his observations on arts and culture.
– Steve Robinson, General Manager, WFMT