Seattle Radio Happenings

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  • #1359

    semoochie
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    I’m guessing the “S” is for “Seattle”. I see that KCMS switched to All Christmas today.

    #1360

    the_radio_guy
    Participant

    104.9’s KSGX calls became official on 11/22/10. Prior to 10/21/99, 104.9 was KKBY, known as “Y104.9” (R&B) which followed “Cowboy” Classic Country.

    #1361

    Dan Packard
    Keymaster

    …GEN X 104.9/SEATTLE gets new call letters becoming KSGX.

    What is the Gen X format?

    #1362

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:


    KTTH Adds Sean Hannity


    PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS’ SEAN HANNITY, displaced in SEATTLE when FISHER pulled the plug on the Talk format at now-Oldies KVI-A in NOVEMBER, has landed on crosstown BONNEVILLE Talk KTTH-A (THE TRUTH) for 4-7p (PT), effective JANUARY 3rd. To make room, local talker DAVID BOZE gets cut back to 3-4p, and FOX NEWS RADIO’s JOHN GIBSON moves an hour later to 7-10p.

    “Our listeners have made it clear that they want to hear SEAN’s view on the news each day,” said RYAN HATCH, BONNEVILLE/SEATTLE OM, “We’re thrilled to add his show to KTTH’s lineup of the most popular, significant conservative voices on radio.”

    #1363

    Notalent
    Participant

    The Gen X format is 90’s based uptempo mix of pop, rock, and early hip hop.

    Picture a 90’s CHR that played Nirvana, Notorius B I G, Gwen Stephani, etc.

    Except with no live DJ’s.

    #1364

    Notalent
    Participant

    Interesting that KTTH is sticking with Medved live in the 12- 3pm slot rather than Hannity live.

    #1365

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:


    KTTH Moves Lars Larson Up


    One more shuffle is coming to the lineup at BONNEVILLE Talk KTTH-A (THE TRUTH)/SEATTLE, with COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS’ LARS LARSON moving earlier to 10p-1a (PT), followed by TALK RADIO NETWORK’s LAURA INGRAHAM 1-4a. The change takes effect JANUARY 3rd.

    “LARS is one of the top conservative voices in the country whose roots are in the NORTHWEST,” said RYAN HATCH, BONNEVILLE SEATTLE Operations Director. “LAURA INGRAHAM is a rising star and we’re excited to add her to a lineup of the most significant national and local conservative talk shows in the country.”

    KTTH recently picked up PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS’ SEAN HANNITY for 4-7p and reduced local host DAVID BOZE to one hour, 3-4p.

    #1366

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:


    KING-F/Seattle Hires Mercedes Sanchez As Membership Director


    CLASSIC RADIO, INC. Classical KING-F/SEATTLE has named fundraising professional MERCEDES SANCHEZ as Membership Director, reports the SEATTLE TIMES. The position is new at the station, reflecting the transition from commercial to noncommercial, with a target date of JULY 2011.

    “́We are thrilled to welcome someone with the caliber of non-profit fundraising expertise as MERCEDES brings to KING FM,” said GM JENNIFER RIDEWOOD. “́Her experience in cultivating members, fundraising, special events, and more will be invaluable as she builds our development department.”

    SANCHEZ’ resume includes work with LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE, JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE, the LENNY WILKENS FOUNDATION, FARESTART, SWEDISH MEDICAL FOUNDATION, ARTSWEST, and other organizations.

    #1367

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    ANDREW and CRAIG SKOTDAL are buying their parents ARTHUR and MARIANNE SKOTDAL’s 50% interest in S-R BROADCASTING, licensee of Sports KRKO-A/EVERETT, WA, for $291,202.38 each. ANDREW and CRAIG will each end up with 50% of the company after the transaction.

    #1368

    Pat
    Participant

    I wonder how long it will be before KRKO gets a dual ID: KRKO Everett/Seattle? With their new 50kW signal, I’m surprised it hasn’t happened already.

    #1369

    RobP
    Participant

    They could do that right now. FCC rules call for calls immediately followed by city of license. You can add whatever city you want afterwards.

    #1370

    Ron Gallagher
    Participant

    I always get a chuckle from “KOMO-FM Oakville, Olympia, Tacoma”

    #1371

    paulwalker
    Participant

    Yeah, if they were smart the legal should be “KOMO-FM, Oakville, Seattle, Tacoma”.

    On a related note, anyone hear about this Canadian outfit trying to bid on Fisher Broadcasting? Rebuked by Fisher big-time, but if the offer goes up, who knows. (Yes, I know the foreign-owned regulations, but there are certainly ways around that.) If this should happen it would most likely mean major changes for both Seattle and Portland on the tv side, and Seattle on the radio side.) Welcome to 2011!

    Incidently, Fisher has all but abandoned its CBS affiliate in Idaho Falls/Pocatello (KIDK). They have entered into a “shared services” agreement with the local ABC affiliate (KIFI). KIFI will have all the power here, and will produce KIDK’s newscasts with shared reporters. Close to 30 local tv positions in that market GONE. This is happening more and more in smaller markets. Again, Happy 2011!

    #1372

    RobP
    Participant

    >>I always get a chuckle from “KOMO-FM Oakville, Olympia, Tacoma”<<

    That’s actually by design. The first part of the ID Is “KOMO, Seattle, Everett”.

    Also, the purpose of LMAing 97.7 was to fill in the AM 1000 signal holes in the South Sound. You can’t receive 97.7 clearly in most of King County.

    #1373

    Ron Gallagher
    Participant

    Of course you’re right about all that. Just funny to hear KOMO-FM Oakville Guess I;m odd that way..

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