Lee Rodgers Moves To SFO, KMTT-AM Format Switch, Tom Glasgow Leaves KIRO AM

May 5, 1995/Chuck Taylor (Seattle Times) — Back to the Bay: Right-leaning morning host Lee Rodgers of news-talk KIRO-AM (710) is returning to San Francisco, where he used to work for KGO-AM. This time he will do a morning-drive talk show for sibling station KSFO-AM. His last day on KIRO-AM will be May 18.

“KIRO and I are parting on the best of terms,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers came to KIRO-AM last summer, replacing legendary Jim French when he retired from daily broadcasting.

Starting May 22, Dave Ross, the centrist, equal-opportunity skeptic now heard from noon to 3 p.m., will move into Rodgers’ 9 a.m.-to-noon time slot, opposite Rush Limbaugh on news-talk KVI-AM (570).

KIRO-AM hopes to announce a new host for the early-afternoon shift sometime next week.

The talk of Tacoma: Steve West, the former general manager of defunct album-rocker KXRX-FM and a veteran exec of Northwest Top 40 stations, says he and a partner have made an offer to buy KMTT-AM (850), which simulcasts adult-alternative KMTT-FM (103.7). They are working to line up financing.

With new call letters to be determined, they hope to make it a South Sound-oriented news-talk station. Years ago, KMTT-AM was KTAC-AM – the Tacoma Top 40 powerhouse where West got his first program directorship…

Outta there: KIRO-TV sports reporter and anchor Tom Glasgow, a Seattle-native radio guy who survived “out of the box” and the momentary merging of the TV and radio newsrooms, will be leaving the TV station in the near future. KIRO-TV decided not to renew his contract.

Glasgow, who has been with KIRO for 14 years, mostly doing sports for KIRO-AM, says he hopes to stay in the market doing one or all of the things he loves most – play-by-play on radio or TV, or hosting sports talk on radio…

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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