KUOW PD Jeff Hansen announced today that longtime KOMO talker, and radio conservative John Carlson will join Steve Scher to co-host the weekdaily, morning blab-cast: Weekday (m-f, 9a-12p). He will start May 15.
“John is a fine broadcaster, and a Seattle native,” said Hansen in a press release: “He’ll bring a new point of view to KUOW listeners."
Carlson said in the release: “I’ve listened to Steve for many years, and look forward to joining the KUOW conversation.”
(photo: Steve Scher)
No mention in the release that by hiring Carlson, KUOW has effectively eliminated a competitor for their mid-morning show- maybe they should have asked Rush Limbaugh... Carlson will do his last KOMO show on Monday, April 25.
We’ve heard for several months that hiring a co-host - a conservative one - was in the works for Weekday. It’s said that Bryan Suits, out of work since KVI folded was interviewed, though he's still under the non-compete clause in his old contract.
David Boze (KTTH m-f, 3-4p) applied and submitted air checks for the position, apparently feeling a little vulnerable after losing two hours of his KTTH talk show to re-runs of The Sean Hannity Show.
We've long thought Weekday needed a little juicing-up, and maybe bringing in a rock-ribbed conservative might do that.