Conrad Balliet, the longtime host of Conrad’s Corner on WYSO radio, died on Saturday. He was 91.
Balliet was an Army veteran who was stationed in Germany, where he developed a love of poetry. He went on to teach poetry in the English department at Wittenberg University. He taught for 30 years and was known for being a scholar of William Butler Yeats’ life and poetry.
Conrad’s Corner started after Balliet retired from Wittenberg. He was able to share his love of poetry with WYSO listeners for 25 years.
Earlier this year, Balliet retired from curating Conrad’s Corner. But his listeners we able to still hear his voice from time to time as part of the program.
This Sunday at 10 a.m., WYSO will celebrate Balliet’s life and legacy on Excursions and part of the WYSO weekend.