Bye-bye KBSG: From faithful blather reader, Rev: I was awake at 4:00 this AM, so I heard the dying gasps of KBSG: They played about of "that's the end" songs with no announcements or commercial break, and then at about 4:20, there was a "This is KIRO-FM" ID, followed by the Rolling Stones' " ." When that ended, they faded into the middle of a commercial and picked up the KIRO(AM) stream in progress, which was running the syndicated report. No announcement of the new signal or anything else -- just business as usual. So I went back to sleep.
KIRO suits left the door wide open today to what we've been told is the "inevitable switch" to all-sports programming for KIRO.
It even sounds like they've been talking to ESPN.
At 5a Tuesday morning, KIRO began simulcasting on 97.3 FM, shoving the oldies and the oldsters who loved them to Warmer climes in a move to serve the "maggot-infested, long-haired FM-types," as Rush Limbaugh so poetically but inaccurately describes an audience who are actually the vast majority of radio listeners.