Seattle’s Chinatown Rumored To Be Lotus Radio HQ

The Salem Media Group radio stations are located across the street from Uwajimaya in Chinatown on 5th Avenue. It is in this vicinity that new studios are under construction for Lotus Communications’ 570 KVI, 1000/97.7 KOMO, and 101.5 KPLZ. PugetSound.Media will update this information when the location can be confirmed…

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. - Jason Remington Airchecks

6 thoughts on “Seattle’s Chinatown Rumored To Be Lotus Radio HQ

  1. No format changes mentioned yet. PugetSound.Media has an informant stationed near the Uwajimaya on 5th Avenue. Updates as information filters in…

  2. Can it be called Chinatown anymore? Not sure what the politically correct name would be and surely wouldn’t want to offend…..

    1. As a native, I’ll always call it Chinatown. The city tried to change it to the International District which is ridiculous. South Park is Mexican, Rainier Valley was once filled with Eye-talian farmers, Ballard had its Scandahoovians with a can of Copenhagen in every back pocket (Snoose Junction – a name ya can hang yer hat on, by yoompin’ yiminy!) – every neighborhood is international. Up Jackson past Tenth Ave. S. is Little Saigon. Main Street from about Fifth to Eighth is Japantown. I lived at Uwajimaya for four years – seven minute walk to work at Metro’s Atlantic Base. Even on the fourth floor with double pane windows, I could hardly sleep at night with all the fights, knifings, shootings and drug deals gone bad. Back when, we used to hit Chinatown after the bars closed for good cheap chow to sober up by. Not sure I’d want to be on the street after hours these days in Chinatown.

      1. Growing up in Highland Park, Rat City was my playground and where I purchased my first home. Rat City is still true to its name although the old drunk white guy demographic may have changed. 😉 (Although technically Rat City isn’t in Seattle)

        1. I wonder how many people living in Rat City are even familiar with the Rat City moniker. I was doing the all-nighter at KMPS (Compass Radio 13) after getting the axe when KAYO cleaned house. I and Art Lind and Lee Rogers were the only ones there who had much experience in country radio. They hired a part timer, Bob Kelly, who grew up in Rat City. Bob was a nice guy. He was asking me how to relate to country music listeners and I said just be normal, friendly and conversational on the radio and on the phone etc., share a little about himself without going crazy about it. So he mentioned on the air that he was raised in Rat City and somebody complained. Bob got bawled out and had to call the listener and apologize. I had a similar experience there. At some personal appearance, I apparently offended somebody and was ordered to buy him a cup of coffee.

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