Steve Stucker ends Thank You Tour at Balloon Fiesta Park

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Several months ago, KOB 4’s beloved morning weatherman, Steve Stucker, announced his retirement from the morning show.

Shortly after that, he began a marathon journey across New Mexico to say “thank you” to all the viewers who supported him on KOB 4 for more than 30 years.

Two months, and thousands of miles later – Stucker’s tour came to an end Tuesday morning.

Stucker ended his farewell tour at Balloon Fiesta Park Tuesday where he christened a few of his pieces into the Balloon Museum.

KOB 4 Assignment Editor Mike Anderson started planning the two-month goodbye tour that started April 4. That’s when Stucker got to throw the first pitch on opening day at Isotopes Park. 

From there it was off to cities and towns across New Mexico.

“Española coming out in force, it set the bar for the next few months,” said Anderson. 

Stucker and Photographer Richard Estrada racked up 4,000 miles crisscrossing New Mexico, all to say “thank you.”

“That’s really what it was. It was Steve celebrating the viewers that made him the most popular weather person in New Mexico for the last two decades,” Anderson said. 

Of course the tour came to an end with Steve Stucker’s signature send-off:

“And may God bless!”

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