Husing was a great engineer and one of the sweetest people you'll meet in the news business. For the three years I did a show on KSCO, he was my engineer.
Here's the station obit:
Born and raised in Oakdale, California, Husing came to KSCO in 1966 while serving in the US Army at Ford Ord, where he wrote for the military’s Stars and Stripes magazine. KSCO’s first operating owner, Vernon Berlin, gave Husing three months off to study for his FCC First Phone license. Husing then spent the next 47 years anchoring KSCO’s control room. Husing’s duties at KSCO included broadcasting news, weather and traffic reports, producing and hosting the Hawaii Calls program, and co-hosting the Good Morning Monterey Bay commute show with Sleepy John Sandidge, Fred Riese, and Rosemary Chalmers.
During Husing’s 47 year tenure, KSCO was instrumental in covering major area events, including the 1982 floods, the 1989 earthquake, and all of the area’s natural and man-made disasters. At KSCO, Husing was the broadcasters’ broadcaster, the man the station could always count on to be on duty on time, and he did so for all three of KSCO’s ownership groups.
Among radio aficionados, Husing was known for his great sense of humor, love of Hawaiian music, and devotion to old time radio. Said former co-host and close friend John Sandidge, “Don Husing was a best friend, and the funniest man. He loved radio, and he lived it.”
Husing had no surviving family.