Jason Rantz Moving To KTTH

Hi. I’m leaving KIRO. My last show is August 24. But do not fret. I’m only moving ten feet. I’m happy to announce the return of the Jason Rantz Show. This time, however, it’s in primetime!

Starting Sept. 5, I will help you get you through your morning commute as I host weekday mornings 6-9am on KTTH, which can be heard on 770 AM and 94.5 FM on the greater east side. Yup, I’m now a morning drive host. This is pretty big.

What can you expect on the show? Well, a lot of what you heard previously. I’ll be taking on Progressive activists who are trying to silence and bully us. I will have rationale conversations about President Trump. I will have fun, interviewing interesting people, while exploring all the issues that actually impact our lives.

I’ve had a blast on KIRO and will be sad to leave but, talk of this move has been going on for a long while, and I couldn’t turn down this opportunity again.

What’s this mean? You’ll get to listen to me in mornings and you’ll still get Zak Burns in the evening on KIRO. This Facebook page will revert back to Jason Rantz Show so you won’t have to do much. I’ll still blog frequently on MyNorthwest, I’ll still host Sounders FC Weekly on KIRO, and I’ll still spend 15 minutes on my hair every day because you deserve to see me at my most adorable.

I hope you’ll come join me in mornings and help grow the show. In a lot of ways, it feels like I’m starting over. And, in a way, I am. The KTTH audience doesn’t know me. But you do and you can help me grow. Please make the jump with me and I promise to deliver you the content you’ve come to enjoy. Please continue to support Zak in his solo work. Please tell your friends and family of this change and help me grow.

More to come. In the meantime, enjoy the final Rantz and Burns shows and I’ll see you on AM 770 KTTH after Labor Day! -Rantz

Dave Ross Returns To Mornings

April 26, 2006 – KIRO-AM (710), facing a series of vacancies in its talk-show lineup and a lot of questions about its long-term prospects, Wednesday announced another shake-up that includes moving its franchise host back to his familiar morning slot. Dave Ross, who had been moved to the afternoon drive in January 2005 following his return from an unsuccessful run for the U.S. House in 2004, will return to the 9 a.m.-noon slot as of Monday…KIRO also announced that Ron Reagan, son of the former president and a host and analyst on TV, will have a daily one-hour show at noon weekdays. He’ll also do a daily commentary on KIRO’s morning news and serve as the station’s chief political analyst. (Bill Virgin – Seattle P-I)

2001 / Short Clips

February – 95.7 FM “The Beat” has changed call letters from KMBX to KBTB.
March – KCMU FM changes call letters to KEXP, hooks up with Seattle’s Experience Music Project.
May – The Howard Stern Show debuts on KISW FM.
June – Sandusky Radio KSRB AM 1150 switches formats from Classic R & B to All-News with new call letters KKNW-AM.
August – “The Bay” for America’s Best Music – Saga Communications 930 KIXT Bellingham changes format to Adult Standards and new call letters are KBAI.

Voice-tracking and streaming

New terminology has been added to the language of broadcasters. Voice-tracking, may not be a new process, but it is becoming more familiar to broadcaster and listener alike. Some may not realize the DJ chatter is recorded. Not on Memorex, but digitally recorded.
Streaming audio brings us everything from radio over Internet to podcasts. What is the difference? A podcast is recorded and available for download when convenient for the listener. It’s like “radio on demand”. Radio stations stream via Internet, as opposed to over-the-air broadcasts. [I’m actually wearing a white lab coat as I explain this] J.J. Hemingway voice-tracks three radio shows, one of which streams on the Internet. The other two are broadcast via local radio in Missoula and Grants Pass. shine1049.org streams via the Internet and broadcasts from Spokane, where J.J. can be heard each day from 5pm-9pm.
Voice-tracking goes back to the earliest days of radio automation, when stations such as Beautiful Music FM channels segued Frank Sinatra tunes with selections from the 101 Strings Orchestra and Frank Chacksfield. Today, these programs are digitized, computer-driven and might make you think the DJ is in-studio, yet the tracks were recorded yesterday or maybe a week ago. There are no pauses or glitches, as with the old-style automated reel tapes.
And YES, a DJ can easily talk up to the post with voice-tracking, timed down to the second with the computerized studio automation.

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