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Stories tagged: radio

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Lupito Flores, founder and longtime station manager of KYRS community radio, steps down

The board of the nonprofit community radio station says the decision was tied to its current financial crunch, which they hope will be relieved by new partnerships and grant dollars …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

Spokane Christmas radio station’s playlist maintains ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ as #MeToo debate emerges

While some stations across the country – such as Star 102 in Cleveland and KOSI 101.1 in Denver – have decided the Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” really must …

‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ celebrates 20 years

NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” officially celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, a milestone that was marked with an intellectual, refined evening befitting public radio … oh, who’s …

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Paul Turner: Dialing in was real adventure back in the day

So I apologize if I made it sound as if the West was a radio wasteland back in the day.

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

Paul Turner: Of backyard magpies, raccoons, moose … and eagles?

Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

Anti-Sinclair video to air in ad on Sinclair stations, including in Seattle

An anti-Sinclair ad featuring the Deadspin video mocking the company’s mandatory scripts will soon air on some of the company’s stations.

Gonzaga play-by-play broadcaster Tom Hudson battles through WCC Tournament opener with hoarse voice

It was a tough night for Gonzaga radio broadcaster Tom Hudson. But it could have been a slightly tougher night for Gonzaga fans attempting to follow along with Hudson as …

Gonzaga’s women games to air on 1510-KGA-AM during WCC Tournament

All Gonzaga women’s basketball games during the upcoming West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas will be available over the air on 1510 KGA AM, as part of the IMG …

Tom Brady cuts off radio interview over remark about daughter

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he’s reconsidering whether to continue a long-running weekly radio appearance after a host at the station called his daughter “an annoying little pissant.”

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

NPR changes leadership as harassment issues linger

National Public Radio elected new leadership on its board of directors on Thursday as the organizations deals with sex harassment issues that led to its top news executive recently being …

Perfect soundtrack for cooking the feast can be found on Broadway

For years, Spokane Public Radio’s Verne Windham has played Broadway show tunes on Thanksgiving morning. The tradition continues this year.

Curt Schilling reportedly will join Breitbart with an online radio show

Six months after he was fired by ESPN for sharing controversial takes on social and political topics, Curt Schilling reportedly is joining Breitbart, getting a national outlet as he edges …

Review: ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ without Keillor remains a comfortable listen

It is easier to find similarities between Chris Thile’s version of “A Prairie Home Companion” and Garrison Keillor’s than it is to find differences.

Radio system failure left Spokane County fire, police without communication for three hours

The radio system for every first responder in Spokane County - fire, police and Washington State Patrol - abruptly went dead for three hours Wednesday night.

SiriusXM suspends Glenn Beck over Trump comments on show

Conservative host Glenn Beck has been suspended by SiriusXM satellite radio for agreeing with an author who asked hypothetically “what patriot will step up” to remove Republican Donald Trump from …

Huckleberries: Old ad captures radio legend’s former celebrity

In Coeur d’Alene, radio legend John Rook was known for his short-lived KCDA radio station that shook up the local political establishment — not for the clout he once had …

Doug Clark: ‘Old Stereo Guy’ offers good home for vintage audio equipment


Quirky world of ‘Night Vale’ podcast comes to Bing Theater stage

Don’t fear the Glow Cloud that may or may not be hovering above the Bing Crosby Theater on Monday night. You may, however, see fans of the wildly popular bimonthly …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The drama critic of The Spokesman-Review was not pleased, not pleased at all, by “The House of Bondage,” presented by the Baker Players at …

Spokane radio station to broadcast in Spanish

Spokane is set to welcome the first Spanish-language radio station in Eastern Washington when 1330 AM switches formats on Jan. 5. The station, KMBI, currently is an English Christian station …

Radio theater enjoys revival

Long before podcasts, live-streaming video and even before television, families used to gather around the radio and listen to radio theater. Shows like “Amos and Andy” and “Flash Gordon” provided …

Spotlight: Radio Men vanish from KKZX; Arnold takes over afternoons

For more than 20 years, thousands of people across the Spokane area tuned in to KKZX-FM on weekday mornings to listen to the Radio Men. But just after Halloween, the …

Spotlight: Thin Air Radio celebrates 10 years on air with party

KYRS, the community radio station the broadcasts on 88.1 FM and 92.3 FM, will celebrate 10 years on the air this week. The station, which launched on Oct. 26, 2003, …

Doug Clark: Pearly whites are my avenue to the paranormal

According to loons who sound off on this radio talk show I listen to every night while brushing my teeth, there’s a very high probability that the planet will explode …

Radio hosts Adams, McArthur give listeners a diet of good news

In January, Kent Adams and Tom McArthur went on the air with a new business-focused radio show, broadcast live from locations around Spokane. Both hosts, who are also the executive …

Spotlight: ‘McManus in Love’ heading to EWU

Tim Behrens will bring his McManus act to Cheney in February for a performance to benefit students at Eastern Washington University. “McManus in Love ,” a one-man show based on …

‘Art for Radio’ gives visual element to spoken-word ideas

On Main Avenue in downtown Spokane, there are two nonprofit organizations motivated to expose others to things that are often overlooked by mainstream media. KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio broadcasts from …

Council candidate stays on the air

No candidate for Spokane office has had as much air time this campaign season as Mike Fagan, and he hasn’t had to dig into his campaign funds to get it. …

Wait, wait … NPR’s Kasell to speak at the Bing

Carl Kasell’s warm-as-honey voice is well-known to National Public Radio listeners. But here’s something they probably don’t know: He was once a country-music DJ. “We gave country music a bit …

Harv Clark, longtime local radio announcer, dies

A longtime Spokane radio announcer who spent nearly two decades as the public address announcer for Gonzaga University men’s and women’s basketball games has died.