Tina Nole, ace KIRO producer for Dave Ross, Ron Reagan and Tom Douglas has given notice, and is heading to CBS Radio in New York, New York.
"I sort of feel like I've been called up to the majors," she says.
Her last day at KIRO will be in late August- she starts with CBS on Labor Day weekend.
Her title will be writer. "I'll start by writing news and editing tape mostly- working my way towards editing and producing. They do things in an interesting way there - everyone basically does everything and once you're trained and learn one aspect you're moved up to the next thing. Eventually I'll be doing what everyone else does- sometimes producing, sometimes editing, sometimes writing, interviewing, etc. "
An Evergreen College graduate in theater, Nole came to radio via KidStar Radio, a sort of NPR for kids. She then went to Radio Disney in Dallas and co-hosted (with Mickey and Minnie Mouse) Mickey and Minnie's Tune Time. She hated Dallas, but working with the celebrity mice prepared her for her first producing job- for Ron & Don on The Buzz. (yes, Dumb & Dumber had an short-lived show on the now-defunct Entercom FM talker, now boot-scootin' KKWF-FM).
At The Buzz, her cubicle was next to former Ross producer, Bill Zito. She admits she had her eye on getting on at KIRO from the beginning.
"Out of the blue, Bill Zito came to me, and said he was leaving and thought I could do the job. So I applied and got it."
The rest, of course, is history, and she added over the years, Ron Reagan, and Tom Douglas to her producing duties. Read our definitive yet tedious series, The Producers for a lot more Tina.
(And before you even start, although Tina's a friend of this blog, she's never (the bitch) been a insider source for us. Our discussions are usually about cheese or her damn dog. Not that we didn't try... but she's always been disgustingly professional).