Former KVI talk host, Brian Suits will be handling the 9am-Noon gab fest at KABC Los Angeles. Suits fills the slot most recently occupied by syndicated Geraldo Rivera for two hours and John Phillips for one hour.
Former KMPS morning duo Candy & Potter will leave Country Q106.3 Madison, WI to return to Seattle, this time at HOT 103.7 KHTP. The pair will handle the morning shift. Candy & Potter started their career at KISS FM 106 KBKS. The return is set for January 22.
Peggy Bunker is joining KNTV, the NBC owned station in San Francisco. In her new role, Bunker will anchor the 11 a.m. newscast, as well as serving as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for the station’s morning newscast. Bunker most recently worked at Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO. Merrill Knox/TV Spy
ALL ACCESS reports: ENTERCOM Rhythmic AC KHTP (HOT 103.7)/SEATTLE adds KRISTIN THE ISLAND GIRL GEONG to host middays starting DECEMBER 16th. A 14-year SEATTLE radio veteran, KRISTIN spent over 10 years at crosstown KBKS.
Dig My Mood: Where the Local Muse Is Flattered
Say what you will about KEXP . . . OK, don’t mind if I do. By David Stoesz
…The mannerisms of morning DJ John Richards. This is a guy who had the drive and focus to rise from unpaid volunteer to world-traveling tastemaker. He pulls down a listener-powered six figures (the brouhaha that erupted after SW’s Nina Shapiro reported that Richards made $120,000 in 2005 seems have died down). Isn’t his persona of adorable haplessness a bit worn-out by now?
The sanctimonious “I power KEXP” listener testimonials. The way these people go on about “the community” and being part of something bigger than themselves, you’d think they were fighting malaria instead of buying $50 bumper stickers for their JEEPs…