We've been blathering about it for months, and Wednesday another big shoe dropped in the gradual elimination of live & local talk in the Seattle market.
(Dead & distant: Sean Hannity, KTTH m-f, 4-7p)
The Dave Boze Show wasn't quite quashed, by Bonneville (the KIRO's KTTH) but it's been pretty much creamed.
Starting January 3, Boze will have but one weekdaily hour (3-4p). A rerun of The Sean Hannity Show will take over from 4-7p. (A one-hour daypart? Sounds like one door closing...)
If there's possibly anything worse than Sean Hannity live, it's Sean Hannity refried. He's a smarmy, mendacious, disenguous swine who hates the troops. He's a tool of the Republican Party and unapologetic, partisan mouthpiece of the right wing of the right-wing.
Whoever else may lay claim to that title, (Dori Monson, Michael Medved, John Carlson, Frank Shiers?) has not achieved it through any meritocratic process, but rather one of elimination, as hours and hours of local conservative programming has been eliminated across the board in this market.
(photo: Dave Boze- chopped)
A rerun of the excreble John Gibson will go from 7-10p, but no one has been named to fill in the hole to be left by Dr. Laura Schlessinger who's moving to satellite radio next month.
Hatch says, "Hannity has the second-most-listened-to radio talk show in America." and goes on to list his bona fides. But he doesn't mention Hannity's has never been well-rated in Seattle even when run live on the late KVI. Or does he mention that KSL, the Bonneville Salt Lake City mother ship dumped Hannity last year for a lack of civility that runs counter to a relatively new sweetness & light code handed down by its LDS Church-owned parent company.
(Bonneville International Corporation, who owns KTTH and the KIROs, ayem and effem, is wholly owned by the LDS Church through its for-profit arm, Deseret Management Corporation).