On Eve of Retirement from Bay Area Radio, Professor Krasny Reflects on an Iconic Career

Thursday, January 07, 2021

J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- It’s been quite a run. Krasny began on “Forum” in 1993 after on-air stints first at a Marin rock station and then at KGO 810 AM. But his radio work, which brought him national renown, is only one aspect of his career. For nearly 50 years, Krasny was a professor of American literature at San Francisco State University.

On top of all that, he’s also an accomplished author, and he has been a local Jewish community fixture, not only raising hot-button issues on “Forum” (Israel was a frequent subject of discussion), but also moderating countless panel discussions at JCCs and other venues.