On the brighter side, popular Seattle radio host Bob Rivers will return on April 1... as morning man on Clear Channel's KJRFM, Seattle's newest oldies station. He'll be joined by sidekicks, Spike O'Neill and "Downtown" Joe Bryant. The non-political Rivers couldn't come to contract terms with CBS last summer and left KZOK October 1, triggering all manner of speculation. Before KZOK, Rivers' hosted Bob Rivers' Twisted Radio on CBS' KISW for a decade.
Sadly, KTTH's The Dave Boze Show (m-f, 3-4p) on shrank from 3 hours to one, his time abrogated by 3 refried hours of the tedious Sean Hannity. After losing an entire talk station (KVI), this year, the Boze's replacement was another blow to live and local radio.
We're not sure what in hell someone does with one hour of talk in the late afternoon, and listening to Boze Monday afternoon, it doesn't sound like he does either.
We fear for the future of Boze Show... talk radio isn't exactly a growth profession here or anywhere else, although John Carlson (KOMO m-f, 9a-12p) has told listeners recently thT he "has a feeling" that another conservative talk station might pop up in the Seattle market in next year or so.
George Noory's conspiracy theoretical Coast to Coast AM, began Tuesday on KIRO, (m-f, 10p-4a) Bonneville's last acquisition from the defuncted KVI. (where we caught a question being posed Monday evening: "What could cook the organs without liquifiying the body!?" Oh dear.)