It’s Sunday night, and except for a little scrap of html in the corner on KVI’s pathetic website, you’d never know that Monday, (which is almost today!) will be the biggest local programming roll-out since Tony Ventrella's 2005 takeover of radio as we knew it.
As we and everyone else reported- Monday is the day Bryan Suits (m-f, 6-9a) will make his triumphant return to KVI. (We hope to hell Suits has insisted the KVI website be brought up to at least minimal standards- or will the cheap bastards make him use Facebook?)
Also as reported, veteran conservative John Carlson (who once nailed the Republican nomination for governor) will return to his ancient KVI roots from 3-6p; The Commentators, a chatty but failed KOMO experiment with John and teevee commentator Ken Schram, has been cut to noon-2p).
We know, we know,- it's the same ol' KVI right-wing crap... but it's live & local KVI right-wing crap, and a step back from the even crappier, delayed, syndicated, right-wing direction the station seemed to be going only a few weeks ago. They invested in some local talent and we salute them!
Jane Shannon, formerly the voice of KIRO news mornings will start on KOMO with Herb Weissbaum from 2-7p.
We ain’t there yet, but Seattle live & local radio has gotten a shot in the butt, thanks to Fisher's Reawakening to why they were successful in the first place.
Other KVI reverberations of last week's Fisher radio temblors: Lisa Brooks, was a casualty she'd co-anchored afternoon drive, and done other news chores over the years at KOMO.
(Click on her name and see the cached version of her bio deleted from the KOMO site. Oddly, KOMO deleted her, but left Peter Weissbach on the KVI site).
Bill Rice, midday newsman at KOMO, moves to morning news on the Bryan Suits Show.Carleen Johnson (Kirby Wilbur’s newsie sidekick) will be doing news on The John Carlson Show. Mouthing Off (Sundays 6-7p) co-star Dave Carson will produce (for once).