Seattle veteran talk host, Kirby Wilbur was fired after 16 years at KVI and ignominiously led out the back door last week with his stuff in a cardboard box.The little show with KVI producers Dave Carson, and Kevin Dodrill is masculine, libertarian, off-beat, and funny. It is, however, but a hopeful glimmer in what appears to be the sunsetting of KVI and Seattle local programming.
Carson, who doesn’t take our calls anymore, was Kirby’s producer, and we feared that, in the cost-cutting purge of last week, he might be gone too. But there they were Sunday night, as always leading into the foul Willy Cunningham (Sundays, 7-10p).
While we’re old for the show’s target audience, we love that there’s an attempt (meager as it is: one hour at Sunday dinnertime) to appeal to a demo that doesn’t remember Woodstock.