David Goldstein, political blogger at Horsesass.org and former KIRO talk host, will fill in for Ken Schram on March 23 & 24th.
"We're excited about having David join the team," said PD Dennis Kelly, "He's a great talent."
The point-counter-point debate show (KOMO m-f, 10a-2p) is the only talk show on (the otherwise) all-news KOMO1000and stars longtime local broadcaster John Carlson who is a conservative, and even longer-time broadcaster, Ken Schram, who is, er... something other than a conservative.
Goldy, whose KIRO Sunday evening show was cancelled last year, says he got his radio start on the air with Carlson when discussing his initiative declaring initiative-nuisance Tim Eyman a "horse's ass." (it got the signatures but was disqualified after Christine Gregoire, then Attorney General, ruled it frivolous -- no sense of humor, that one...).
(photo: The Commentators, Ken Schram, John Carlson)
"My first time in a radio studio was on John's show, a couple days into the initiative firestorm, so this is kinda like coming full circle for me to be sitting in there with him as a co-host." says Goldy.
This is Goldy's break with KIRO (although it's arguable who broke with whom) -- there's no going back to Bonneville to fill-in now that Goldy has gone to Fisher.