Spike O’Neill Replaces Jack Stine on KIRO Nights

Jason:

Just wanted to let you know – announced on air today on the Gee & Ursula show, with Spike O’Neill in for Gee Scott – Seattle radio veteran Spike O’Neill (formerly with the Bob Rivers Show) will be the new, full time host of KIRO Nights from 7 to 10 PM replacing the outgoing Jack Stine (background: Jack chose to leave, he wasn’t cancelled.)

Spike’s first show is Monday, August 1st.

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

24 thoughts on “Spike O’Neill Replaces Jack Stine on KIRO Nights

  1. Agreed. Things KIRO could replace the Gee Scott & Ursula show with:
    reruns of old Joe Pyne shows from the 1960s
    Coast To Coast w/George Noory
    Three extra hours of the Dori Monson program

    1. I totally agree with the lameness of KIROs lineup these days…I am liberal, but even Ron and Don would have been preferable to Gee and Ursula…such boring, “light” programming seems to be KIRO’s theme these days….I am now training myself to stop listening to local talk radio.

  2. I left KIRO a nasty text!…but will we ever really know the circumstances surrounding the exit of their top-rated nighttime show person?…I listened to Stine, on his last show he actually was on—nearly two months ago…he was railing about how he had been doing “three shows a day”, for a couple of weeks, and was obviously getting a little burned out…most likely, he got into it with the program director about this situation…so he decided to quit!…this type of radio seems so cut-throat!…I mean, from making a large salary at KIRO, to quitting?!…Interestingly, he had talked frequently as to how he had managed to sue his previous station, in California, “for a very large sum of money”, over the station owner not paying his people minimum wage…I was impressed with this guy, a proclaimed Libertarian, for standing up for his rights…maybe KIRO just got paranoid with his outspoken attitudes…He was definitely the most “cutting edge” KIRO had featured, since the firing of the late Mike Webb, many years ago…Stine and Webb were different politically, but both were not afraid to be “real” on the air. I assume Stine will drift back to California radio–although his wife may not be too happy with that!

    1. JACK’S EGO COULDN’T KEEP FLOWING THROUGH THE AIRWAVES IT WAS TOO BIG AND HEAVY. I LIKED HIS TALK AND LISTENED REGULARLY BUT ALWAYS FOUND MYSELF ANNOYED BY HIS SELF BACK PATTING.

      1. Wow….so Dori also is quite self-promoting and being his own best cheerleader…but when Stine did that, it was not OK with you?..I feel that Stine brought a good sense of humor to his show…Dori does too–and I am not in agreement with either one of these guys when it comes to politics.

      2. Don’t most talkers self-promote? Who else will toot your horn if you won’t. Ego has always been involved, with talk radio and Top 40.

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for bringing Spike aboard! He has a big heart, is a good person, and always does a great job!

  4. I’m really sorry to see Jack go. I always enjoyed his show and his sharp, insightful humor. I thought he was wasted at night so hopefully, he will end up in a better time slot. I just hope it will be locally.

    I also agree that Gee and Ursula are a poor use of airtime. That slot could be filled with something much, much more interesting.

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