Being outside the compartment, that is the tiny Seattle radio world, may have been the reason John Curley, ((KIROFM sometimes mondays; frequently tues & weds; lots of times thurs; and occasionally, even on fri. 7-10p) blabbed to at least one of his fellow Sammamish City councilmen, that he had decided not to renew his radio contract with KIRO. Another councilman insists it was KIRO who wouldn't renew him.
If true, this comes as a surprise to fello KIROians: "Hope he stays," said one. "I like him." Another told BlatherWatch: "I think he really is an asset to have around - he seems to fill in really well on the other shows - he's still got some name recognition, and his show was doing fine in the ratings, so I don't know why they wouldn't want to keep him around."
But if he does go, seems he won't be forfeiting his down-scaled Sammamish mcmansion and pricey running shoes: "He makes more than anyone at KIRO via his auction work," said another KIRO guy, "so [radio is] not something he needs to feed his family."
It's no secret that we don't like Curley- he's just another depressing example of the dumbing down of KIRO. We don't like his mean, smart-ass, frat-boy air, his puerility and propensity for graphic urinal adventures. (Here's another one of his urban urinal tales, plus a few back zits and a little poo).
Also: he's a goddamn Republican, whom, it was been widely speculated, would run for the Legislature from the 5th District.
Unfortunately for him, Sammamish got redistricted out of the 5th and we're not sure if Curley lives in the 41st or the 45th, but neither would be easy for a silly yet elitist Sammamish Republican who talks about his ass tats on the radio.