Former KIRO News alum Heather Bosch has been kicking butt. Her latest coverage for CBS News of the Boston Bombings and subsequent manhunt follows on the announcement of several awards in news coverage.
This comes on the heels of a 2013 Gracie award (Women In Media Award),
for her story Woman Warriors, about the role women have in combat in which she will be presented the award in Hollywood next month sharing the stage with an A-list of celebrities.
We have to wonder if KIRO had continued it's emphasis on news today like it did 10 years ago would it be struggling along as it has?
Our mail bag has a question... from the era of 1976-78 which host did a filler show on either KIRO or KING 1090
"Glad I found this site, brings back some great memories growing up in Seattle!
I have been looking for some radio segments that a local DJ had but unfortunately I can't remember his name and I'm not sure about the station - I am sure the station was on AM and I think it was either KING or KIRO.
These segments were called "A wonderful story". It played at the same time Mon-Fri, I think at 3:50pm. The guy would tell a short story that was the wind up to the most "atrocious" puns and the tag line when the story was over was the chorus, "O, what a wonderful story" said with OBVIOUS sarcasm. These were the best (worst) jokes you've ever heard and I LOVED them!
I used to record these on a cassette each day and had a collection, but sadly, I've lost track of the tapes (I believe they were destroyed in a house fire after I left my childhood home).
Do you know where I might find these?
Yours in days gone by,"