Ryan Maguire is departing the Program Director position at Entercom Sports 560 WQAM Miami to join Bonneville News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM Tacoma/Seattle and Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle as Director of News & Programming effective March 12. Maguire has been with WQAM since April 2015 after transferring from the same position at sister “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh. He has also programmed 610 KCSP Kansas City, 1250 WSSP Milwaukee, and 1050 WTKA Ann Arbor MI during his career. Starting March 12th, I will be taking over as Director of News and Programming at @KIRORadio in Seattle. @angelblas17 and myself are excited to become part of the community. Thank you to everyone from @560WQAM for letting me share in your successes over the last 3 years. pic.twitter.com/OTK0...[Read More]
Bonneville News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM Tacoma/Seattle has debuted “KIRO Nights” with Zak Burns & Gee Scott in the 7-10pm slot. Burns had been hosting nights solo since Jason Rantz moved to mornings at sister Conservative Talk 770 KTTH Seattle last September. He joined KIRO-FM in September 2016 to co-host the night show with Rantz after previously co-hosting “Trend KC” middays at Entercom’s 98.1 KMBZ-FM Kansas City and nights at Alpha Media’s 101.1 KXL-FM Portland. Scott had been hosting nights at Bonneville’s “710 ESPN” KIRO. That timeslot has been turned over to ESPN Radio network programming.
The Brock & Salk morning show based at Bonneville Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle will be heard in Portland starting Monday, January 2. Brock Huard and Mike Salk’s show will join Alpha Media Sports “750/102.9 The Game” KXTG Portland/K275CH Gresham OR on a two hour delay from 9am-12pm. They will replace CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome in the timeslot. Former NFL QB Huard and Salk were first paired in afternoons at KIRO in 2009 when the station flipped to Sports. Salk left in 2013 for WEEI Boston but when he returned to KIRO the following year as PD/Morning host, Huard moved to mornings join rejoin him. The show is also syndicated to a couple other markets in Washington. Alpha Media, Portland announced today that 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Brock & Salk” will...[Read More]
ESPN NFL “Insider” John Clayton will add a daily 10am-12pm program on Bonneville Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle. As part of his expanded duties at the station Clayton will also write columns for 710Sports.com and a weekly podcast. He will continue his daily Saturday morning 9am-12pm show and regular guest appearances on the station’s morning and afternoon shows. Clayton has been based in the Seattle market since becoming the Seahawks beat reporter for the Tacoma News-Tribune in 1986. He will replace Justin Myers and Gee Scott in the timeslot. The Seattle Times reports that Myers was let go from the station yesterday while Scott has been reassigned to other duties.
Mapleton Sports “CBS Sports 1510” KGA Spokane will expand its partnership with Bonneville Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle. KGA, which has been simulcasting “Brock & Salk” from KIRO in mornings, will expand the simulcast to include their Michael Grey from 10am-12pm, Bob & Groz from 12-3pm, and the first hour of Danny, Dave and Moore from 3-4pm weekdays. The locally originating Locker Room with Toby Howell remains from 4-6pm and CBS Sports Radio programming in nights and weekends.
Bonneville Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle is launching a new lineup on Monday, July 14. Mike Salk, who returned to KIRO in March as Program Director, will reunite with former co-host Brock Huard for a new local morning show from 7-10am. The duo hosted middays on KIRO until Salk departed for WEEI Boston in 2013. Huard’s current co-host in the 9am-12pm slot, Danny O’Neil will move to afternoon drive where he will join incumbents Dave Wyman and Jim Moore in the 3-7pm slot. Michael Grey will move from the afternoon show to host solo from 10am to 12pm. The rest of the lineup will remain as-is with Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby staying in the 12pm-3pm slot and ‘Nightwatch’ with Tom Wassell in the 7-9pm slot. ESPN Radio network programming will air from 9pm until...[Read More]
One year after departing Bonneville Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle to co-host afternoons at Entercom’s 93.7 WEEI Boston, Mike Salk is returning to the Northwest. Salk will rejoin KIRO as Program Director on March 23 as well as host an as yet-to-be determined daypart. “I could not be more excited about this unique opportunity and the new challenge of running the programming at 710 ESPN Seattle,” Salk said. “Even though I left Seattle last year, it never ceased being home. 710 ESPN Seattle is a nationally renowned sports station and this opportunity to lead it is an honor. The people in that building are special and I can’t wait to reconnect with all of them.” 710 ESPN Seattle vice president and general manager Dave Pridemore added: “It i...[Read More]
Bonneville has completed the shift of News/Talk KIRO from 710 AM to 97.3 FM. The stations had been simulcasting since November. 710 is currently airing a loop directing listeners to 97.3 in anticipation of its flip to sports as “710 ESPN Seattle” on Monday.
710 KIRO Seattle has announced the on-air lineup for when it flips to Sports on April 1. 3am to 7am – Mike and Mike in the Morning 7am to 11am – The Herd with Colin Cowherd 11am to 3pm – Brock Huard and Mike Salk 3pm to 6pm – Kevin Calabro 6pm to 7pm – ESPN GameNight 7pm to 3am – ESPN GameNight Brock Huard is a former University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks Quarterback. Mike Salk has worked for ESPN Radio in the past and was most recently hosting middays at “ESPN 890” in Boston. Kevin Calabro spent 19 years as the play-by-play voice of the Seattle Supersonics. KIRO began simulcasting on 97.3 FM last fall and will complete the transition to FM only with the flip to Sports.