After 20 months, Fisher Communications’ KVI-AM Seattle is returning to its conservative roots. On 9/4 it will again become Talk Radio KVI, replacing “Smart Talk.” The current format has an emphasis on entertainment news, lifestyle and health reports, and local news. Programs include “Sunrise Seattle”, a Good Morning America-type program hosted by Mark Christopher and Elisa Jaffe, Clark Howard, Phil Hendrie, “The Buzz” with Scott Carty, the “Daily Wrap from the Wall Street Journal” with Michael Castner, and Don Imus, as well as paid programming on weekends.
The once and future format will begin at 5 a.m. on Tuesday with the familiar voice of John Carlson, 2000 Republican gubernatorial candidate who has lately been heard on crosstown KOMO radio. Carlson is a talk radio veteran and onetime communications director for the Washington State Republican Party.
Carlson will air until 9AM. Then it will be Laura Ingraham. Lars Larsen will occupy the 6-9 p.m. slot, starting 9/24, followed by Michael Savage from 9 p.m. until midnight.