LOSING QUOTE OF 2008: "Every time you see a funeral procession, so goes another AM listener."
~~ Fisher Broadcasting, (KVI, KOMO, Star 101, KOMOTV) on its very lips, hed its smaller teevee stations, the Mariners, their more expensive employees -- even put their home office plaza up for sale. Their premier KVI talk show, The Commentators was moved once again to the newsier KOMO (where they had even Ken Schram's head spinning: "I just hope the schizophrenic people who run this company finally make a decision that they're willing to stick to," he told Bill Virnin of the Seattle P-I, "I figured it out. They're moving us on average every six months. So I figure somewhere around next Easter we'll wind up on Star 101.5 spinning records." His partner Carlson said, We've got a really popular show. Let's see if you can figure out where it is."
~~ Late night and weekend listeners. KIRO shut down local shows (besides the gardening Cisco and the cookin' Tom Douglas) on weekends and after 10p. David Goldstein was arguably the only local liberal talk show in the vast liberal sink that is Seattle, He was canceled in January, and Dori Monson successfully sabotaged him for further fill-in KIRO. Fortunately, he has a blogging career to fall back on.