KVI's new show, Mouthing Off (Sundays 6-7p) got no station promotion whatsoever -- neither web page, nor on-air promos or mentions.
It was as if they didn't want anyone to listen...
(Fact is, we missed it because we've pretty much quit giving a shit about weekend programming on the AM stations -- especially KVI which has a particularly loathsome line-up of colon-blowing infomercials, and skeezy, brokered vanity programming).
And did we mention it's live & local?
KVI producers Matt Haver, Carson, and Kevin Dodrill guide this chat show from three politically diverse, but politically incorrect points of view.
(Plus: these guys are 20 years younger than any other talent on the geezerly right-wing station. This geezers-serving-geezers is getting, er... old).
But it's not all politics by any means, and it may not be for everyone. There's the requisite celebrity dish, sports snark, and male boo-ya. They describe their fast-moving man-blabbing thus:
As today’s hosts march ever closer to their days of Viagra™ and Matlock re-runs, and with stations continually targeting the 25-34 age-range, these three not only talk about the issues facing radio’s most sought-after demographic, but with an average age of 30 -- they're living it. With the depth to dissect the racial component in the ‘08 elections and the gusto to argue the difference between Taco Bell and Taco Time – the fellows from Mouthing Off combine the substance of Dateline with the energy and humor of The Best Damn Sports Show, Period!
Haver, well-known to KVI morning listeners (if there are any) as one of Kirby's company
(m-f, 5-9a) is a libertarian/conservative; Dodrill and Carson, are KVI
producers in real life, and come from a somewhat 'lefter' point of view.
But unlike the other righties on Seattle radio, none are doctrinaire. The show is an unpredictable, masculine, smart, fast-paced romp with the atmospherics of a poker game but none one of the profanity. They take callers, but not prisoners.
Catch the podcasts here.
For such as we who feel starved for something new on local radio, this is a breath of helium. We hope the next version of this show replaces the syndicated and obnoxious Willy Cunningham (KVI Sundays 7-10p) who told listeners Sunday that Lewis Farrakhan is telling followers that Obama is "the 12th Imam, and a stealth candidate for the Jihadists.
He's an extremist pig -- Mouthing Off should replace all three of his hours.