Terry Hodel was born on July 15th, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She died Wednesday, March
17th at the age of 61 after a courageous struggle with cancer.
She was a programmer at Pacifica station KPFK 90.7 FM for over 30 years. She was best known
for being the "voice" of the KPFK calendar of events for many years, as well as being the
producer of the science fiction radio show she started with her husband, Mike Hodel. Now in its
27th year on the air, the show is called Mike Hodel's Hour 25 in honor of Mike who passed away
in 1986. Hour 25 currently airs from 11 PM to 12 midnight every Friday night. Terry read the
Hour 25 Calendar of Events every week.
In addition to her work on the KPFK and Hour 25 Calendars, she also produced some
documentaries about the film industry during the mid 1970's, including the one hour documentary
"The First Director's Name Was Alice."
Terry was passionate about many things, but two of the things that meant the most to her were
the continuation of her KPFK show Hour 25, and the subject of literacy.
Donations in memory of Terry Hodel should be made to the organizations she loved:
California Literacy Inc.
2028 E. Villa St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
1 (800) 894-READ
Please state on your check that your donation is in memory of Terry Hodel.
3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West
North Hollywood, CA 91604
Please make your check out to KPFK, and note on it that the donation is in the memory of Terry
Hodel. PLEASE make sure you ADDRESS your donation to Hour 25 at KPFK. Donations
will be held until the upcoming May pledge drive to support Terry's show. Make sure you
include the following information:
Your name, Your address, Your phone number, and whether we can thank you for your donation
by name, or if you wish to donate anonymously.