Cynthia Ann Doyon, a popular radio host in Seattle, committed suicide on Aug. 5. She was 48.
Every Saturday night for 24 years, Doyon produced and hosted “The Swing Years and Beyond,” on KUOW-FM (94.9). “A quirky mix of swing, R&B, country western, bebop and popular song,” the show featured artists like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman.
Doyon studied history and communications at the University of Washington. Her first job was as the host of a rock-n-roll show at the college radio station, KCMU-FM (90.3). She was also KCMU’s first woman program director.
Doyon died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. She was found on the UW campus.