(Photo: Suits/soldier suit w/Baghdadi Seahawks fan)
Suits wrote a comment at Sound Politics with instructions:
... I'm going to Montana to shoot a bison. I would love to be back on the air in Seattle again, but the time might be right to bite on some longstanding opportunities elsewhere. Either way, I'll post a note through Karl at leaningstraightup.com
I need to say, the Seattle conservative is a great listener. Always blunt and honest, never sycophantic (to me). We are the minority here and it's been an honor to talk to you for three hours daily. Of course, you may run into me at Cabela's, the WAC gun shows or The Wilde Rover in Kirkland (wednesday trivia night). For now, thanks a bunch. I'll probably be a regular poster here because I've got all these annoying thoughts and no outlet. My wife gives me lists and shuffles me off to the truck in order to have some peace. Skank (in a good way).
And as ever "....but I don't have a pool."
Posted by: Leisurely Bryan
Laughably, conservatives lamented in our comments and at SP that Suits was fired because of a turn to the left by KVI- (and on Veteran's Day weekend, too! They must not support the troops, and hate America).
In a statement, KOMO management explained: "Bryan Suits is one of the most brilliant, quick-witted people we know. But unfortunately his wisdom, experience and sidesplitting humor failed to gain ratings traction against his competitors."
There it is: Suits couldn't attract and keep the earballs it takes to stay on the air in drive-time.
(Even with all the development and high overhead of the The Commentators, they weren't making it in that very competitive morning slot against Rush, Dave Ross, Thom Hartmann, and Steve Scher).
The Bad Lieutenant could apply to his former employer, KIRO- there's a 7-to-10p weeknights slot open. Even though when he worked there, they didn't own it- Suits is known and liked by PD Rod Arquette and Salt Lake City based Bonneville International, who also owns KTTH, the other conservative talker in town.
But we doubt they're interested in radio-as-usual in that spot. They're saying in their ads they're looking for something different- we've been saying for months that a show with a new formatic like their groundbreaking Nightside will be installed- and we still believe it.
Where is Bryan Suits tonight? Bets are he's somewhere south or east of here (maybe Montana) with his good shirt hanging in a motel closet, his resume on the table, and an appointment with a program director in the morning.