After being released by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks on Friday, Cliff Avril is joining iHeartMedia Sports 950 KJR Seattle as midday co-host. Avril suffered a career-ending neck injury last October and will join Jason Puckett in KJR’s 10am-1pm daypart starting July 9. The former Pro Bowl defensive end spent ten years in the NFL split between the Detroit Lions and Seahawks where he won a Super Bowl in 2013. Avril will take the spot currently filled on an interim basis by longtime Seattle sports talker Mike Gastineau. iHeartMedia Seattle’s Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM, Entertaining Sports Talk, announced today that Cliff Avril will join Jason Puckett as co-host of The Jason Puckett and Cliff Avril show, effective July 9. The Jason Puckett and Cliff Avril Show will broadcast weekdays from...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Sports 950 KJR Seattle is launching a new lineup on Monday, March 26 to fill the opening created by the arrest and termination of morning host Mitch Levy last fall. Current midday co-host Chuck Powell will move to mornings alongside former Seattle Mariner Bucky Jacobsen as “Chuck & Buck”. Jacobsen played briefly for the Mariners in 2004 and contributes to KJR and KCPQ-TV as a baseball analyst. Powell has served as midday co-host with Jason Puckett for the past three years after working at multiple stations in Phoenix. Current midday co-host Jason Puckett will remain in that 10am-1pm slot hosting a solo show and Ian Furness remains in the 1-3pm early afternoon slot. Former morning co-host Dick Fain will move to afternoons alongside existing afternoon host Dave &...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Sports 950 KJR Seattle has parted ways with morning host Mitch Levy less than two months after he was arrested in a prostitution sting. Levy had spent 23 years with KJR and had been off the air since his arrest. Co-host Dick Fain and producer Matt Mikolas have been taking the reigns of the now renamed “KJR Morning Show”. Levy released the following statement regarding his departure: As most of you realize by now, my 23 year tenure at KJR is over. I am fully aware that I have disappointed so many.. pic.twitter.com/DAMyQ2MSGL — mitch levy (@kjrmitch) October 6, 2017
Following yesterday’s announcement that Rich Davis will relocate back to Minneapolis, iHeartMedia has promoted Rich Moore to Senior VP/Programming for its Seattle operations. Moore will continue to serve as PD of Sports 950 KJR, while Kevin Shockey is promoted to Assistant Program Director. iHeartMedia appoints Rich Moore as Senior VP/Programming for its Seattle market, effective immediately. Moore will continue as Program Director of Sports/Talk KJR-AM, which through his leadership was named a Marconi finalist in 2015. Moore has been with iHeartMedia/Seattle since 1993. Concurrently, Kevin Shockey is named Assistant Program Director for KJR-AM. “Rich has had a long and successful tenure at iHeartMedia Seattle. He is a brilliant, creative and innovative leader that understands ...[Read More]
Update 1:05pm: The change took place at 10:00am local time. In explaining the loss of 102.9 to the KJR audience, the station wrote, “Sports Radio KJR is Seattle’s Sports Radio Station. Our strong local sports talk brand can touch our loyal listeners on 950am, I Heart Radio, SportsRadioKJR.com and on now on KJR-FM HD-2. Sports Radio KJR will no longer be heard on 102.9FM, now EXCLUSIVELY on 950AM. This is a business decision that will allow Sports Radio 950 KJR to continue to grow, while also adding an exciting new station to our family.” The first hour of 102.9 Now consisted of: Lady Gaga – Poker Face. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours Justin Timberlake – Mirrors Pink – Try Goo Goo Dolls – Iris Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble Maroon 5 ̵...[Read More]
Clear Channel Sports 950 KJR Seattle has begun simulcasting on what was formerly “Q Country 102.9” KNBQ Centralia, WA. KNBQ does not have much of a presence north of Seattle, but blankets the southern portions of the market and the Olympic Peninsula. The addition of 102.9 to KJR’s programming will attempt to give KJR a signal advantage over Bonneville’s “710 ESPN” KIRO. Both stations tied with a 3.5 share in the October PPM. KNBQ registered a 1.5. The move follows Clear Channel’s flip of 104.9 KSGX to Active Rock earlier this week.