Lou retired after 35 years as Vice President and General Manager of KILO and KRXP. A graduate of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute in 1999, Lou served on the board of numerous civic and nonprofit groups in the area and has earned many awards, among which are the Colorado Springs Chamber Business Citizen of the Year Award in 1998, the Pikes Peak Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award in 1997, and the Fort Carson Good Neighbor Award in 2006.