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Steve Salvatori, council candidate, and weekly talk show host

Local business owner and office-building owner Steve Salvatori is running for Spokane City Council.

Salvatori has also become a noted radio talk show host, with a growing following for his weekly radio show on KSBN Radio.

Naturally, there needed to be a decision by KSBN regarding the overall fairness question; did Salvatori have an unfair platform to talk about himself through the show, and if so, how to deal with that?

So KSBN station management  made sure it offered his opponent, Karen Kearney, the chance to host her own show. Kearney, we were told, declined the offer.

UPDATE added: We learned that Kearney has dropped out, a piece of information not listed in this blog originally. The remaining other candidate, Joy Jones, was also invited by KSBN to have a show. Joy also declined the chance to have a weekly show.

So Salvatori continues his weekly show, a 30-minute question-answer recording with area business people. KSBN, we'll add, is making an effort to find a solid audience for its business news programs.

The lineup and archive of his interviews is at Salvatori's own Spokane Entrepreneurial Center page.

The guests to date include Spokesman-Review publisher Stacey Cowles, Signature Genomics co-founder Dr. Lisa Shaffer and Tom Fritz, CEO of INHS.

Salvatori ran last year for Spokane County Commissioner and didn't make it past the primary.

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