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Thursday, January 31, 2008

KIRO Cancels Goldy’s Show

posted by on January 31 at 0:25 AM

KIRO radio has snuffed David Goldstein (Aka Goldy, Aka HorsesAss).

Goldstein’s three-hour Saturday night radio show (on which the Stranger news team got the microphone for the first hour to hype our stories and yell about the week’s news) got the axe on Wednesday for “budgetary concerns.”

Bryan Styble and Carl Jeffers, two other KIRO weekend political talkers, were also iced. And longtime KIRO staffer Dustin Hornby reportedly quit over the news—according to Blatherwatch.

Indeed, Blatherwatch has a series of posts on KIRO’s decision to knife its weekend stable of radio heads. Blatherwatch, aka Michael Hood, also posits that KIRO’s conservative talk jock Dori Monson is to blame for the bloodbath.

Goldstein offers his thoughts on the bad news over at HorsesAss.

And that’s what makes this bit of news not as much of a drag as it could be for the fans. While Goldy had an entertaining knack for yelling on the radio with fast-on-his-feet left wing calculus proofs, HorsesAss is why he was asked to be on the radio in the first place—and HorsesAss is still going strong.

We can still read David on his obnoxious blog. And really? Radio? That show was just KIRO’s Old World attempt to tap into what David’s already doing on-line.

Extra bummer: Erica C. Barnett and Annie Wagner were lined up to go on the show this Saturday for a reenactment of Frazier Ali II. That’s not going happen. The Stranger News Hour is out too.

kiroroom.jpgFortuitously, for a sentimental slob like me, I took this cell phone shot of Goldy’s studio door as I was leaving last week. I had a sense!

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Posted by markinthepark | January 31, 2008 12:35 AM

Dori Monson is without much doubt the dullest tool in the shed. Any shed.

Posted by gnossos | January 31, 2008 12:43 AM

Hey, time for bedtime!

Posted by Jukebox to Textless | January 31, 2008 12:52 AM

Isn't Dori Monson that Stupid Prices guy?

Posted by la | January 31, 2008 12:54 AM

Why not do a podcast?

Posted by blaire with an e | January 31, 2008 12:59 AM

Why not do a podcast?

Posted by blaire with an e | January 31, 2008 12:59 AM

Why not do a podcast?

Posted by blaire with an e | January 31, 2008 12:59 AM

Jukebox @3,

I can't text. My phone if F'd. I can get texts though.

Posted by Josh Feit | January 31, 2008 1:01 AM

I never listened to KIRO anyway. But MAYBE the Stranger should do a weekend show on AM1090 since they claim to be the liberal radio station in Seattle?

Erica, Josh? Contact Lee Callihan at AM1090 and see if she wants you.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | January 31, 2008 4:19 AM

People still listen to the radio?

Posted by weatherornot | January 31, 2008 4:26 AM

gee, josh, which is it? radio sux, doesn't count, old world, old listeners, ad nauseum...?

or 'obnoxious blog' and blogger - and his distinctly whiny voice - has no place in broadcastville?

jeez, if i have a blog and have some 'fast-on-my-feet' leftist calculus proofing abilities i can get a radio show too? speaking of calculus: gotta luv the new math - horse + ass + opinion = journalism.

finally, over at kiro, who couldn't or wouldn't find dorky dori handjob monson's fingerprints on a knife in goldy's ass?

Posted by misrule | January 31, 2008 4:40 AM

I never listened to the Stranger News Hour so I won't miss it. I stopped driving to work three years ago, so I'm barely exposed to radio at all.

Posted by R.K. | January 31, 2008 6:19 AM

"budgetary concerns"? I wonder what they pay for TBTL? BTW, if it is "Too Beautiful To Live" doesn't that mean it should die? Anyone listen to it? Since I have a preset on my radio for Dave Ross and Carl Jeffers (yea, and Goldie, if nothing better is on NPR. I have nothing against socialism, but I get a "some animals are more equal than others" vibe from David) I have heard a few minuets of TBTL but a few minutes is all I can take, so I haven figured out the point of it, at least Goldie is an entertaining commie.:)

Posted by Epimetheus | January 31, 2008 6:34 AM

On the radio, you'll hear November Rain, we listened to it twice, 'cause the DJ was asleep.

Dori is a disgusting buffoon. Why the fuck do his Magic Underpants bosses keep his sorry ass around?

Posted by Regina Spektor's squeaky larynx | January 31, 2008 6:38 AM

Erica C. Barnett and Annie Wagner were lined up to go on the show this Saturday for a reenactment of Frazier Ali II. That’s not going happen.

Please videotape this (it demands a visual) and place on YouTube. YouTube has like a 10 minute limit, but it will probably be brief anyway.

Posted by JMR | January 31, 2008 6:54 AM

I'm an expert at this kind of one-on-one altercation; although my specialty is not catfights, I can deal.

Stop by my backyard on Saturday.

Posted by Michael Vick | January 31, 2008 6:59 AM

No comment.


Posted by Mr. Poe | January 31, 2008 7:01 AM

Raise your voice about this. Let KIRO know you want live local programming in Seattle:

Posted by Daniel K | January 31, 2008 7:28 AM

god, I hate people who simply say "Why not do a podcast?" Yes, I realize that live broadcast radio is now "old media" - but a podcast doesn't replace everything that broadcast radio, especially with local content, offers.

Posted by stinkbug | January 31, 2008 8:19 AM

@#1: It appears the Dems never learn. ...President McCain.

Posted by Bob | January 31, 2008 8:26 AM

I enjoyed listening to the Stranger news hour while I was getting ready to go out. I was glad it was there, although I didn't like that it completed with KEXP's Audioasis. I still listen to the radio. I like the idea of the Stranger news staff getting some time in AM 1090. I hope it happens.

Posted by Seatattle | January 31, 2008 8:33 AM

if a radio show is the "old world" attempt to tap into online, then to what world does the print edition of a weekly newspaper belong?

Posted by josh | January 31, 2008 8:39 AM

gotta make sure the line up is all dem bashing RW shills during the campaign.

as soon as mccain is installed, the center-right lefties will be allowed to whine to their tiny audiences again.

Posted by max solomon | January 31, 2008 8:44 AM

Could you guys have the Annie/ECB catfight done at your "HQ" and just post it online as a podcast, or for the few non ipodites, a stream?

Posted by StrangerDanger | January 31, 2008 8:51 AM

I've tried to listen to that show and you have to sit there for 10 minutes listening to screeching and yelling. Why would anybody listen to a show that is less than 50% content?

Posted by elenchos | January 31, 2008 9:02 AM

erica would have lost in the earlier rounds just like ali, but she would have counterpunched in the later rounds and taken annie with her body work and stiff jabs. annie would have been knocked down like foreman and erica would have won, but chances are her candidate is prolly gonna lose.

Posted by SeMe | January 31, 2008 9:02 AM

KIRO sucks, but I would've liked to hear ECB defend the destruction of the American media landscape, which can pretty much be blamed on Hillary Clinton's husband.

Posted by DOUG. | January 31, 2008 9:17 AM

What the hell happened to Dori Monson's face? Was he left under a heatlamp too long? Also, what the fuck is up with that Cisco guy? Does he have Down Syndrome?

Posted by Seriously | January 31, 2008 10:08 AM

Dori is apparently known by his neighbors (who don't like him very much) as "Short Shit". He is kind of a tiny guy.

And I really hate how he sounds like he has a mouth full of yogurt when he talks.

Posted by ecce homo | January 31, 2008 10:38 AM

@20: Don't you mean "squeaky-clean God-man Saint President John McCain"?

Posted by maddogm13 | January 31, 2008 11:54 AM

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