Thx for the opportunities & wonderful friendships. In retrospect, although this was an anecdote (and not, as many seem to think, the subject of the story), I should have asked Ron and Don to verify or deny Bagshaws account. Does your boss truly care about your happiness? Today was my last day after 5+ years, but I feel blessed to have gotten this opportunity. John Curley and Shari Elliker host a weekly afternoon drive radio show from 3:00pm - 7:00pm on Seattle's KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM. With over 25 years at KIRO 7, KING 5 and KIRO FM, Tracy Taylor calls it quits April 30th. Growing up, working for ESPN was the dream. Huard is in his first season covering NFL games as an analyst for FOX Sports. I get something thought provoking, I laugh and I stay connected listening to KIRO. My hope and prayer is that there is a dramatic increase in drug treatment facilities. "We couldn't be more excited about what comes next," said Mike . Addicts need access to treatment. Got the call. Goodbye, KIRO. Ursula Reutin is an award-winning Seattle journalist who started her broadcasting career at KIRO Radio in 1988. Audio Ink is a trademark of Streamline Publishing, Inc. Log In (Existing Digital Subscriptions Only), Cutchall Made Full Market Manager At Beasley Vegas, Barrett Media Announces First-Ever BNM Summit, NAB Opens Marconi Award Nomination Period, 2023 Medallas de Cortez Finalists Announced, San Franciscos Breeze Is At Kulps Back For Exit, Ryan Cameron Reaches Syndication With Urban One, The Best Sales Managers Have This Curious Trait, The Zen Way To Kick Through Station Stagnation, A.I. The vote was evenly divided by sex: The five female council members voted against it, the four male council members voted for it, and the proposal was dead in the water. The cost-cutting moves were a result of a steep decline in advertising revenue during the economic downturn this year, said Mike Salk, the director of Programing for Bonneville Seattle. Grateful for 3 years at ESPN. The Tom & Curley show, which has aired weekdays 9 a.m. to noon, moves to the afternoon drive spot, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. KIRO will debut a new show from 9 a.m. to noon, the Gee & Ursula show. At least not for the time being, anyway. And, while they were on the beach, both Ron and Don got their real estate licenses as well, which is prominently posted on their landing page to the new podcast Kiro covers local news pretty well, and the personalities mentioned above seem to a good job of playing a bit of both sides of the fence." Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Area P-I Archive 1990/ Mike Bainter/P-I file Margaret Larson worked at KIRO 7, Dateline NBC, the Today show, and as an . Today was their last show on KIRO Radio. Episode #1. Wassell announced his departure on Twitter on Thursday morning. Like far too many other ESPN colleagues today, Ive been laid off. That same year, he began working Seahawks games as a sideline reporter for radio broadcasts on 710 ESPN Seattle. All rights reserved. 30yrs as host,pxp,reporter in NASCAR,indycar, CFB,& CBB. Barnett, in her now-removed blog post acknowledging the errors, wrote that shed never listened to the Ron & Don Show, either. Seattle Out & Proud (commonly referred to as Seattle Pride) shared a screenshot of the tweet, which read: "Inslee: we follow science in WA. As of winter 2008, his show was the highest-rated talk-radio program in the Seattle-Tacoma market. In memory - Burt Bacarach, legendary songwriter passes at 94.//Area school closures and lower enrollment as more parents post pandemic take their kids out of Seattle Public Schools.//Geno Smith is named 2022 AP Comeback Player of the Year. 32 lingering post-draft questions: Will Lions have regrets? Chapter ends, more ahead. KIRO Radio's Dori Monson has a statement as he returns to his show. But as the suits quietly proceeded, KIRO management went through some turnover, and Ron and Don never informed the new boss of the lawsuit. [19] Monson stated publicly that he voted for Bob Barr in the 2008 presidential election. Kraken top Avalanche in Game 7 to earn first playoff series win, Kraken-Avalanche GameCenter: Live updates, highlights, how to watch, stream Game 7 in NHL playoffs, Seahawks' 2023 draft class earns high marks from draft analysts, Seahawks undrafted free agent tracker: How Seattle is filling out roster after 2023 NFL draft, Kraken's Game 7 win keeps playoff hockey on Seattle's center stage. the Seahawks and Mariners. I'll miss it. It hadnt occurred to them that the people in charge wouldnt know they were suing a member of the city council. KIRO Radio program director Bryan Buckalew declined comment when reached by ESPN, saying the station doesn't comment on personnel matters. In 2008 Monson was nominated for Radio & Records News/Talk/Sports Local Personality Of The Year, ultimately losing to Bill Handel of KFI-AM (Los Angeles). When they lost their jobs, they decided they were not going to leave Seattle. As of winter 2008, his show was the highest . [8], The dominant political orientation of his program began as roughly middle-of-the-road throughout the 1990s. This was an error that would end up costing the City of Seattle. PSRs 6 oclock Sunday Night News with the News You Should Know. Gee, I feel like I am now part of an exclusive club. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. While Barnett apologized, Council Member Bagshaw was not required to apologize or admit wrongdoing, according to the terms of the settlement. The Seattle Seahawks have drafted safety Jerrick Reed II, a redshirt senior from New Mexico, with their lone sixth-round pick. [1] Monson was also a critic of major Seattle infrastructure projects such as Sound Transit and the State Route 99 tunnel. It's my birthday! Grateful for 21 yrs w/great people, building rep of @OTLonESPN. In fact, they agreed with the female city council members: Until there was an NBA team to house, it didnt make sense to build a new stadium. KING 5 Moves To Fill Racial Quotas Abby Acone Leaves KOMO 4 KIRO Radio presents "A Christmas Carol" . In a change of plans, and against the union's wishes, masks will soon be optional for all teachers, staff, and students at Seattle schools. Ron and Don declined to comment directly for this piece, but through their lawyer they said they harbor no ill-will toward Sally Bagshaw or the Atlantic. Turned on phone 1st time all vacation. When asked about this, Dan Nolte, a spokesperson for the Seattle City Attorney's Office, said, In the course of defending the lawsuit, our office conducted basic discovery with respect to the plaintiffs damages claim, contacting the parent company after the plaintiffs told us the parent company had possession of the relevant documents. By. JANUARY 27, 2020. Thank u ESPN. I've been informed my contract will not be renewed at ESPN. ", One of Schrier's more recent commercials called Larkin "the definition of dangerous," stating he would "support a national ban on abortion.". Full list of Mr. Irrelevants in NFL draft history: Is Brock Purdy already the best final pick? With Sawant Out, Whats Next for Seattles Left? ron and don. Its from the current programmer at KIRO Radio [] and he wants to know why he is getting phone calls from the City of Seattle and the city attorneys concerning suing Sally Bagshaw, and it is very apparent to me that he didnt know anything about us suing Sally Bagshaw. Several weeks later, they were informed that the radio show had been canceled. Radio Ink. Kirby strong but Mariners' offense comes up empty in 1-0 loss to Phillies, Dipoto: What's next for Mariners after losing Robbie Ray for '23, Report: Avs F Cogliano out indefinitely after neck fracture vs Kraken, Preview: For Kraken, it's make history or go home in Game 7, Defending champ Avs force Game 7 with 4-1 win over Kraken. KIRO Radio program director Bryan Buckalew confirms that Carolyn Ossoriothe reporter who posted a video of herself entering and walking through a trailer that was parked in front of city council member Lisa Herbold's house without the owner's permissionis no longer with the station. I look forward to the next adventure. Rough day. 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Seattles Morning News hosted by Dave Ross and Colleen OBrien In a short amount of time, Aaron (Mace) Mason has established himself as a rising star in the KIRO Radio lineup. And then, in December 2018, as Don was traveling to help his mother put her husband in hospice, he says he got a text from a manager at KIRO asking him why he was suing Sally Bagshaw. Enjoyed my 4 years, ESPN. He said he voted for Al Gore in the year 2000 presidential election. Somewhere sports bettors cheer and somewhere dirty cops get payoffs Thank you to all the people who supported me. I loved every bit of my eight years at ESPN and will miss it, and so many friends and colleagues there, profoundly. Monson, who was of Icelandic heritage, grew up in Ballard, a Scandinavian ethnic enclave in Seattle. 33 min. Around 50 names you will recognize; another 50 you may not. Grateful to so many. After the May 2 vote, Don O'Neill actually stated his opposition to the deal, saying, I agree with the ladies. To be clear, at no time did either host encourage listeners to use the sort of abusive language that Bagshaw reports receiving. I saw an article headlined How To Persuade Your Parents To Downsize (It Can Be Done! Gee: Those that love addicts know treatment is the only way forward, Ross: Tech literate voters are needed to save ferry reservations, Construction projects near Marysville to mess with traffic until 2025, G&U: WA gun laws make us safer, especially law enforcement, Seattles beloved and long-lost steam locomotive is heading home, Ross: Tired of mowing your lawn? , Personally, I love Tom, I love Jim, I love John, and to have to say goodbye to those three people was incredibly difficult for all of us.. All rights reserved. Take a book this year, though, construction is going to make that trip extremely difficult. Layoffs lead to another programming shake-up at 710 ESPN Seattle. I've been unbelievably fortunate. I want Kiro to switch Gee back to kiro night with Aaron Mason!!!!!!! 9 a.m. to noon: Gee & Ursula Some people think [the lawsuit] might be the reason," Don said on the podcast. Unfortunately, I was not given that opportunity. Loved my time at ESPN, and now it's time to figure out what's next. Sports news and analysis from Seattle Sports. Even after being laid off today, I dont regret it. Marguerite from Lacey is a former crack cocaine addict. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Time to find out what's next. You're just having an emotional response. Moving on from @espn. To readers/viewers/listeners/countless colleagues grateful, After 5 great years, Ive been laid off by ESPN. #Onward. The suit, which was settled earlier this year with a $35,000 payment from the City of Seattle, goes back to the spring of 2016, when the citizens, pundits, and politicians of Seattle were hotly debating whether or not to build a new NBA stadium in Sodo. This page is not available in other languages. These shows exemplify KIRO Radios mission to inform, explain, and entertain.. Losing your iPhone is worse than losing your job. And yes, I do actually have a telephone bolted to a wall in my kitchen. As I look forward to my next adventure, I know I will be ok. John & Shari: Why are people turning away from organized religion? I have no plans to retire, Informed I'm among ESPN's layoffs. [1] However, his show turned decidedly conservative around the time of the September 11 attacks in 2001, enthusiastically supporting the Iraq invasion and accusing global warming activists of being "phony, global warming cultists". As part of the new lineup, Gallant will have an additional solo hour on air, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. [6][7], In 1995, Monson was given his own show on KIRO in the noon to 3:00pm time slot, replacing Dave Ross, who moved to the preceding 9:00am to noon morning slot. day and night. Jos Caballero has been a surprisingly good call-up by the Seattle Mariners. So many classy people to thank. Posted by Spike O'Neill. Is Here To Stay: Heres How Talent Beat The Bot, New Flagship For Broadway At Audacy Pittsburgh, New Data Shows Ford Lacks Focus In Cutting AM, Getting In The AM Radio War Room With Don Elliot. Monday was the start of a long transition for tens of thousands of Amazon corporate employees to return to offices for at least three days a week. Onward to new challenges. Is Here To Stay: Heres How Talent Beat The Bot, New Flagship For Broadway At Audacy Pittsburgh, New Data Shows Ford Lacks Focus In Cutting AM, Getting In The AM Radio War Room With Don Elliot. KIRO radio host Dori Monson is back on the air following an almost three-week suspension from Bonneville Seattle after he made a transphobic tweet during the Oct. 7 gubernatorial debate . The layoffs, he said, were due specifically to significant loss of ad revenue as a result of COVID-19. "John and Shari have great chemistry," Bryan Buckalew, KIRO . Clayton is a longtime NFL reporter for a number of outlets. I get off the plane and I get these text messages, he said on the podcast. I just found out I'm among the layoffs at ESPN today. In January, the City of Seattle, which represented Bagshaw at her request, agreed to pay $35,000 for the hosts legal fees. The female city council members were on the receiving end of vicious hate mail, tweets, and phone calls, much of it sexist in nature. BONNEVILLE News-Talk KIRO-F/SEATTLE has shuffled its lineup, effective WEDNESDAY (1/29), after the exit of the "CANDY, MIKE AND TODD SHOW" from afternoons after a year in the time slot. They complied, leaving messages Bagshaw summarizes as "You cunt, you whore, you bitch, you don't know anything. John & Shari aren't buying a New York Times report that addresses the new school approach employers are taking to keep their employees happy. Colorado Avalanche forward Andrew Cogliano suffered a fracture in his neck during Game 6 against the Seattle Kraken on Friday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Radio Ink is a radio-industry trade publication that is published 12 times a year for the radio management sector of the radio broadcasting industry. The network wants those people to be able to break the news to family, friends and colleagues in their own time and their own way. She did say, however, that she was personally impacted by Ron and Don's response to the article, which included naming her on the air. "Hell naw! After Bagshaw cast an initial committee vote against the change in April, two local FM radio shock jocks known on air as Ron and Don started giving out Bagshaw's number on the air and relentlessly urging listeners to call her office. Puget Sound Radio 2023 | All Rights Reserved, Three Senior Voices Silenced at ESPN 710 Seattle (KIRO-AM), Radio Mans Favourite Flashback with Def Leppard, Saturday in Broadcast History .. November 14th, Radio Mans fave with Terence Trent Darby. Kiro nights was a great mix of talent . Today is my last day. Magnolia Residents Do Not. Adios Bristol! On Friday, Don ONeill posted the following to his Facebook page: Cancelled? John Curley's cabin in Cle Elem burned down. She declined to comment on whether or not she personally had to pay any money as part of the Atlantic settlement. Fox News announced in an abrupt statement it will "part ways" with longtime host Tucker Carlson, seen by many as the face of the network's brand. Itll be interesting to see if Entercom has anything to say about Ron & Dons new logo. The first two were minor details, including a typo. It is, of course, totally possible that the show was canceled for other reasonssay, a slip in ratings, a measurement that radio shows live and die by. The expected layoffs at ESPN started Wednesday, April 29, with the company reportedly set to release about 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and production staffers. Tucker did us all a favor, we got to see behind the curtain. Six years ago, made most difficult decision ever made leaving @Rivals to come to @ESPN . Curley: Is it okay to keep your Christmas tree up until March? Tenino residents and community members protested the proposition for weeks due to the risk factors of the home being near a playground. Seattles Left Pressures Council to Cut Funding for Cops and Sweeps. And the fourth was the big one. Thankful for the opportunity I was given and people I got to work with! [13], The Dori Monson Show (also referred to as "The Big Show") was heard from noon to 3:00pm PST on KIRO-FM and was primarily a politically oriented talk-radio program. Bad news morning. KIRO Nights will now feature Aaron Mason and Mike Lewis. What happened at KIRO ? On to the next one. John Curley and Shari Elliker on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM. State Rep. Jim Walsh wants to create a bill that will "clear up language around self-defense" to protect people that have actual claims. I don't want any Bourbon Street here!". My time with ESPN comes to a close today as I join the sidelines with so many other talented Theyd still like an apology, or at least some kind of acknowledgment of her error, but in the meantime, theyre just glad to be back on the mic. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Tom & Curley Three veteran sports radio hosts from 710 ESPN Seattle have been laid off as part of the company's larger cost-cutting measures, prompting another shake-up to the station's talk-show lineup. Hour One: Burt Bacharach's Legacy. 48 reviews of KIRO Radio 97.3 FM "Dori, Dave, Ron & Don are all great.. but Shiers is a total BORE! I find myself changing the car radio to KOMO Radio on old AM radio platform. After being abruptly canceled earlier this year, former KIRO Radio hosts Ron Upshaw and Don O'Neill are back on the airor at least on the internetwith a new podcast.The Seattle-based . Thanks for reading and following along. There would no NBA team in Seattle. Last edited on 12 February 2023, at 08:24, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "How Dori Monson Built a Radio Career and Success at KIRO", "Entertainment & the Arts | In Seattle Radio, Youth Is Definitely Being Served", "Dori: Why I am certain the global warming cult is phony", "Dori Monson, conservative Seattle radio host, dies at 61", "Watching Seahawks football is a habit for two nuns", "Seahawks radio host Dori Monson suspended after transphobic tweet", "Dori Monson Returns To KIRO After Brief Suspension For Transphobic Tweet", "R&R 2008 News/Talk/Sports Award Winners! Audio Ink is a trademark of Streamline Publishing, Inc. Seattles Ron & Don Returning As a Podcast, Log In (Existing Digital Subscriptions Only), Cutchall Made Full Market Manager At Beasley Vegas, Barrett Media Announces First-Ever BNM Summit, NAB Opens Marconi Award Nomination Period, 2023 Medallas de Cortez Finalists Announced, The Best Sales Managers Have This Curious Trait, The Zen Way To Kick Through Station Stagnation, A.I. Sorry to get the call from ESPN this a.m., but grateful for my eight years there and trying to positively look ahead. No idea how they could keep Jake Heaps and Paul Gallant who are awful. 2 yrs flew by @espn. Nobody can ever take that away from me. And they plan to spill the beans about their firing during their first show back on May 27. After 13 years of sticks and pucks can share that as of today my tenure at ESPN is at a close. Hope KJR lands Clayton. P-I Archive 1990/ Mike Bainter/P-I file Margaret Larson worked at KIRO 7, Dateline NBC, the Today show, and as an . [9] He also once asked Washington State Democratic Party Chairman Dwight Pelz if he was a communist. John Curley and Shari Elliker are looking for story ideas and could use your help. That response has since been taken offline (there is an archived version here), but she placed the blame for the error on Sally Bagshaw: I wrote this anecdote based on Bagshaws recollection, in which she told me the story I described in the piece, Barnett wrote. Young people are letting my age group run everything. Thanks to all of the fans and to my entire SportsCenterAM crew. -. Experience . I'm truly thankful for the time and the experience. In January, KIRO-FM canceled the show by not renewing the contract for the popular Seattle morning team. Powered by the Pacific Northwest, KIRO Newsradio is Seattle's leading outlet for news and talk. ", "2018 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced", "Shorecrest's new girls basketball coach is Dori Monson", "After ten years, Dori Monson steps down as girls basketball coach at Shorecrest", "Longtime KIRO Newsradio host Dori Monson dies at age 61",, This page was last edited on 12 February 2023, at 08:24. (KIRO Newsradio) Bob Stelton and Dave Wyman will remain in the afternoon time slot, while gaining an additional hour on air. As when I wrote about this story in the past, arena supporters seem desperately eager to avoid discussing the misogynistic attacks that are the actual subject of the story, and the very real and troubling questions it raises about what female leaders are and arent allowed to have opinions about in this city.. And, according to Inside Radio, their show was third-ranked during afternoon drive time in December, the month before they were canceled. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mikey!! Hank, Will miss John Clayton and Jim Moore. God Bless! As of winter 2008, the most people listened to his show in the Seattle-Tacoma market. Enjoyed my 7 years at ESPN. He first began covering the Seahawks as a beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune in 1986. A year later . KIRO will introduce a new show, the Gee & Ursula show, from 9 a.m. to noon, that features Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin. ) and it struck a nerve. 1. As with Barnett's response, the Atlantic article has since been taken offline, but the story didnt end with the corrections. This story was covered everywhere, from the New York Times to Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. The star figured prominently in the Dominion lawsuit. The since-deleted tweet, sent Wednesday evening during Washington's gubernatorial debate between incumbent Jay Inslee and challenger Loren Culp, referenced transgenderism. KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle, Seattle Radio Theater and Town Hall Seattle have a special treat for listeners this Halloween. Now expand my successful neglect of the backyard to the front lawn, and if passers-by start flashing the side-eye, Ill stand there proudly. Immediately after Barnetts article was published, Ron and Don say they started getting hate mail and angry calls of their own. The Ron & Don Show was heard on KIRO for 13 years before it was abruptly canceled 11 minutes after the show ended on January 10. John is prepared to tricycle furiously to the defense of the clown community. But totally get it. KIRO Radio 97.3 FM has announced changes to the weekday lineup. Bro! I did not do so because I consider Bagshaw, whom I have covered for many years on other subjects, a reliable source, and still do. She also accused KIRO listeners and stadium proponents of engaging in conspiracy theories and ignoring the real story. Worked w/ some great folks who are now friends. Jerry Dipoto filled in the blanks Thursday. All part of a business that is rapidly changing. She shared her story with the John Curley & Shari Elliker show. That bosses at Ron and Dons media company werent made aware of the existence of their employees publicly filed lawsuit is surprising.. Read:, Hoped to make ESPN viewers smarter, take them behind curtain of sports biz/law, for 6 years. Forever grateful! As a result, he was suspended from his job at KIRO and also suspended indefinitely by the Seahawks and Bonneville Seattle from hosting the Seahawks' pregame and postgame radio shows. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. He claimed it was a ghost. People were mad about what was happening to the women, and some of them blamed Ron and Don for triggering the harassment. The firing caught both employees at the station and listeners to the show by surprise. document.getElementById( "ak_js_2" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); You have entered an incorrect email address! NFL insider John Clayton is leaving ESPN as part of the sweeping layoffs, according to SN's @MMcCarthyREV. The Seattle Seahawks went with a defensive lineman with their second 4th-round pick in Mississippi State D-tackle Cameron Young. Dottie Pepper (@Dottie_Pepper) April 26, 2017. The expectedlayoffs at ESPN started Wednesday, April 29,with the company reportedly set to releaseabout 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and production staffers. Knew cuts were coming. What a dumb move. ESPN layoffs: Updated list of biggest names laid off, Third round of layoffs for ESPN in November, 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and production staffers. The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times. Seattle hasnt had an NBA team since 2008, when the SuperSonics were relocated to Oklahoma, and many local basketball fansas well as Chris Hansen, the hedge-fund manager spearheading the new stadium efforthoped that a brand-new, state-of-the art facility would lure the Sonics back or draw some other team to the city. Working at ESPN was my dream. [1], Monson died in a Seattle hospital on December 31, 2022, at the age of 61; he had suffered a cardiac event two days before.[20][21]. You cant cancel cause radio! It would be difficult, if not impossible, to gauge the full impact of the piece among the various communitiescivic, professional, or otherwisein which the hosts have built a positive brand and respected reputation, their complaint against Bagshaw reads. The perfect amount of personalities to keep KIRO on my dial car and home. From Cold Pizza to First Take to SC I made more friends than I can name. The Athletic first reported Monson's suspension. The initiative would create a social housing developer, who will be able to own, acquire, and maintain social housing in Seattle. Alaska Airlines CEO anticipates choppy May, issues mea culpa as flight cancellations rack up, John and Shari: Political pressure to forgive student loan debt is well-timed ahead of mid-term elections, John & Shari: Inflation has forced some people to adjust their tipping habits, John Curley and Shari Elliker want story ideas from listeners, John & Shari: Seattle teachers can keep masking if theyre concerned about safety. Enjoyed nine great years here. Monson also hosts "The Dori Monson Show" on Seattle's KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, which includes a weekly interview with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. marlon jackson net worth 2020,