August 23, 2003 by

Cynthia Doyon


Categories: Misc.

cdoyon.jpgCynthia 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.

2 Responses to Cynthia Doyon

  1. J. D. Bell

    I listened to this show for years; but I totally missed hearing about her death…I just figured she had taken another job….she was an attractive woman…ya gotta wonder why such people kill themselves…there was a suicide note found nearby, but the contents have never been revealed…frequently, this situation has to do with “love gone bad”….she aparrently was single….leaves me going hmmmmmm.

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