A cursory inspection of the KOMO radio page is frustrating.
After closing down their main talk-outlet, KVI, inhaled their last two talkers John Carlson (m-f 9a-12p) and Ken Schram (m-f, 12-3p) into the KOMO daytime where they talk blandly about Xmas trees (are artificial ones irresponsible??).
It isn't talk and it isn't news. The talkers are but glorified anchors ... breaks in the ongoing newscasts and requisite numbing cavalcade of ad spots.
What's worse: The radio page is at the end of a dark hallway on the KOMO teevee and news website... it's pinched and small and not interactive with listeners. There's a few old recorded packages, (Still on the Fence About Getting a Flu Shot?) of interest, apparently, to no one... There are no comments because there is no way offered to make one. Many of the titles have no sound attached.
Neither Schram nor Carlson has a page to himself, no blogs, no nothing.
Online, this expensive talent is invisible. In this day and age, that's shocking. (Especially with arch-rival KIRO working their website so hard and well).
Does this signal another ending?
Will John Carlson's contract be up one day and will he disappear like Bryan Suits? Will he be but another Xmas tree falling in the dense media forest?