Another liberal talk host is gone from the Seattle market.
"There is no easy way to say this," KIRO's Erin Hart begins her farewell letter apparently sent out to her email list. She goes on to announce the elimination of her live Saturday & Sunday talk show.
The liberal talk host says the split is amicable and due to "cost-cutting at Entercom." She says several others will be eliminated or will change format.
She will continue, she says, doing fill-in for KIRO and sources say she'll continue to have access to KIRO studios to do her Denver show.
Frank Shiers, (Sat. 7-10p; Sun. 4-7p) apparently is safe. Stay tuned.
KIRO programming and public relations management is not returning BlatherWatch phone calls.
Read the entire text of Hart's letter after the bump...
There is no easy way to say this: I am saddened, surprised and very
disappointed by the elimination of the weekend live show it has been my
pleasure to host on 710 KIRO for close to 7 years.
Due to "cost-cutting" at Entercom, several positions are being eliminated
and others are changing format.
The Erin Hart Show will be replaced by the syndicated show ³When Radio Was²,
according to management. We are looking at other opportunities for me to
work as a host. I am still an employee of KIRO and will fill-in and
continue to work for other radio stations around the country.
710 KIRO is one of the great radio stations‹a heritage signal that has
served the Pacific Northwest for decades. It¹s been brilliant getting to
know you and learning from you each and every show.
You run the gamut of our country: men and women of all ethnicities,
religions and colors--red and blue and purple. Some of you have listened
since childhood and followed the show to college via the Œnet. Some
listened The Erin Hart Show from places as close as Gig Harbor, Sequim and
Bellingham, to as far away as Japan, Azerbaijan and Jerusalem.
I relished talking to you, the way we sparred and shared our passions for
politics and the issues important to us.
You have been there for agonizing elections, exhilarating races and scandals
You have helped me overcome ignorance of dryer pigtails and given advice on
new plumbing installation.
Please keep in touch at erinhartshow.com. I will let you know where next I
hit the airwaves and send emails periodically. Here¹s to more live,
progressive talk for all of us.
Till then, Enjoy! Go Seahawks! And I wish you well.