KOMO's Dennis Kelly and other are asking: IIs this sudden programing development a reaction to last week's firing of Bryan Suits and movement of The Commentators to afternoon drive.
Dave has been up and coming for a while. He was a winner in what's being called the being called The Season of the Witch: Seattle newstalk lost two well-established local talk hosts in one week, and another well-known talker bit the dust.
Bryan Suits was fired from "Thee Talk Station," KVI; Dan Sytman was canned from "The Truth," KTTH. The Mark Fuhrman Show on KGA in Spokane was dropped Thursday.
Boze was the Dumb half of Dumb & Meaner, BlatherWatch's not-so-sober sobriquet for the late Sytman & Boze Show, early mornings on KTTH until last Friday. They were replaced by syndicated jerk, Glenn Beck.
Sytman's firing has raised a brevis furor that generated the outrage of Ren torn asunder from Stimpy. Suits' dismissal, on the other hand, created a firestorm even in the stodgy right-wing blogs.
We can't help wonder if the hurry-up timing with the launch of Boze's show didn't have some synchronicity with KVI's moving The Commentators. Was it a Bonneville reaction?
The Commentators, (John Carlson, and Ken Schram) were moved into the Bryan Suits spot when Suits was offed.
“KTTH flinched!" crows Fisher Radio PD Dennis Kelly, (who never shies from the chance for a good crow) "Based on the timing of
the move, they are clearly worried about the impact of KVI’s IT The
Commentators in afternoon drive."
(Bryan called Bonneville PD Rod Arquette (KIRO, KTTH) last week, but so far they apparently haven't connected. Suits is in Montana shooting overlarge four-legged things to eat. Bonneville has known about him and liked what they knew for years, and there's a large opening in the KIRO's evenings, 7-10p; although we hear KIRO is looking for something formatically different in that slot. if Suits went to KIRO, it d point out once again the incestuous nature of Seattle talk- Suits came to KVI from KIRO, back in 2002).
KTTH moved the hypermanic, pop-eyed, chubby-cheeked, arm-waving, spittle-spraying, grenade-launching, sex-obsessed, fag-baiting, right-wing cheer-king for violence against diversity, Glenn Beck into the early morning slot which has some observers mystified: conventional wisdom says that a local station should be anchored with local programming.
"The best times to be live and local are the drivetimes, but mornings are more important by far," said a radio analyst one who prefers to remain nameless.
Kelly, never one for understatement, says "Now, KVI will have the ONLY live, local talk show in morning drive with Kirby & Co. Thanks, KTTH!”