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Longtime KVI, Seattle talk host Kirby Wilbur is cut loose
Radio-Info.com ^ | November 12, 2009 | No Author

Posted on 11/12/2009 4:06:28 PM PST by jonrick46

Kirby Wilbur was a mainstay on Seattle radio, and one of the leaders of the conservative movement on radio in Seattle. Following his show, Wilbur was brought in to the office and given the news. As for a replacement, Radio-Info has been told by a KVI-AM (570) staffer that “We're still working on that.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: kirbywilbur; talkradio
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To: Honor above all

I never had any trouble understanding what Kirby had to say.


51 posted on 11/13/2009 12:35:04 AM PST by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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Though the first reaction from many angry KVI listeners is that the Whitehouse was behind this somehow, the reality is more likely that ad revenues are hurting KVI , so from a business standpoint, they are cutting cost. Much cheaper to pay for a syndicated broadcast than pay for a live host. But dang, this is a blow to the gut to listeners of KVI. I hope this opens many better doors for Kirby.


52 posted on 11/13/2009 7:36:43 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: jonrick46

Well, then, I am sorry for your loss.


53 posted on 11/13/2009 8:19:48 AM PST by Honor above all (I'm only here to help.)
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To: NavyCanDo

I have heard murmurings about the drop in ad revenues. Think about the print media. They are really hurting. I will look for the future because I know Kirby will bounce back and continue to lead the charge against the statists.


54 posted on 11/13/2009 9:20:50 AM PST by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: NavyCanDo
I was just looking at Soundpolitics.com when I came across this bit of information posted by Mark Griswold:

“I spoke with station manager Jim Clayton who told me that, despite any rumors going around, the sole reason for letting Kirby go was that his ratings were down. Jim told me that they were searching for someone local to fill the time slot and that the addition of The John Gibson Show to the lineup was temporary.

(I have a call into Kirby to get his take on this claim and will post an update when I hear from him.)”

I think that ratings combined with the nasty economic times caused this business decision by Fisher Communications. Glenn Beck's competition did not help matters even though Beck often goes beyond the average listener's ability to understand; especially during a typical morning commute in Western Washington.

55 posted on 11/13/2009 11:23:30 AM PST by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: jonrick46

...and who are they going to get locally that would do a better job than Kirby???


56 posted on 11/15/2009 3:30:15 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: DennisR
I have a suggestion: Dr. Laurie Roth of Spokane's KSBN. She would also attract the younger audience and have a connection to conservative Christians. Here is the best photo I could find of her:


57 posted on 11/15/2009 4:22:17 PM PST by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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