It is with much sadness that we report the David Shugarts passed away last night, March 5, 2015. David was the Sound Engineer and de facto Technical Director for The Flagpole Radio Café since the planning stages in 2008 through the end of Season 4 in 2012. It is no exaggeration to say that the show would not have been possible without his formidable talents and tenacity. On behalf of everyone involved in The Flagpole Radio Café, we send our deepest sympathies to David’s family and loved ones.
David was a rare person. Not only was he a superb technician; he was also a fine writer, public speaker, and advocate for worthy causes. He loved music and comedy and in many ways embodied the spirit of the show. David’s work in many disciplines was characterized by excellence and meticulousness, but his most cherished traits were his patience, kindness and dependability. You could always rely on him to accomplish what he set out to do and no one worked harder on this show than David Shugarts.
We will miss him very much. Rest in peace David.
Barbara Gaines and Martin Blanco