We here at the CBS Radio cluster in Seattle lost a wonderful colleague on Monday.
Arne Skoog had been one of our top engineers for more than two decades — but more importantly, Arne was a good soul and a pleasure to be around.
He lost a battle to colon cancer on Monday afternoon; Many of us got one last chance to see him and were able to spend time reminiscing about the countless memories over the years — as well as the unforgettable contributions he has made to the CBS Radio cluster.
Our current chief engineer Tom McGinley arrived in Seattle 13 years ago and worked side-by-side with Arne ever since. Tom said of Arne, “He could fix almost anything — and best of all, he was so gentle and kind to everyone, always willing to help in any way he could …. He will be missed beyond words.”
At radio stations — or any type of broadcast company, engineers can sometimes carry a reputation of being high-strung and impatient with co-workers who don’t completely understand how things operate. This was never the case with Arne. He was always willing to help with issues, explain why things were acting a certain way and never questioned why you were asking a favor of him.
From all of us at CBS Radio, we’re sending all of our love to the Skoog family and cherishing all the moments we spent with Arne through the years.
We’ll miss you, Arne.