|City of license||Tacoma, Washington|
|Broadcast||Puget Sound region, Washington|
|Branding|| News Talk 97.3 KIRO|
("KIRO" pronounced as "Cairo")
|Slogan||Where Seattle stays in touch|
|Frequency|| 97.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
97.3 HD-2 for Urban AC
|First air date||1960|
|Callsign meaning||See KIRO (AM) for history & reasoning|
|Sister stations(s)||KTTH, KIRO (AM)|
|Former callsigns|| KTNT (1960-1979)|
|Owner|| Bonneville International |
(Bonneville Holding Company)
|Sister Stations||KTTH, KIRO (AM)|
|Webcast||Listen Live to News Talk 97.3 KIRO|
|Website||News Talk 97.3 KIRO's Website|
KIRO-FM (97.3 FM) is a radio station in Seattle, Washington, broadcasting a news/talk format. The outlet is associated with the CBS Radio Network. The station previously broadcast a classic hits format under the KBSG-FM callsign.
On August 1 2007, KBSG was rebranded from "KBSG 97.3" to "The New B97.3" dropping the word 'oldies' from the station title.
Exactly 1 year later, on August 1 2008, the station's call letters were changed to KIRO-FM.
KIRO (AM) to KIRO-FM transistionEdit
On August 12, 2008 @ 4:23 AM, KBSG's frequency began to simulcast sister news/talk radio station KIRO; the final song as a classic rock station, Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones, was cut off about halfway into the song as the FM station joined KIRO-AM's Wall Street Journal This Morning in progress.
On April 1 2009, KIRO-FM became the primary station & the simulcasting on KIRO-AM came to an end, marking the completion of the station's transition to the FM frequency that began in August of 2008.
Shows & hostsEdit
(note: This section includes only live LOCAL shows)
- Seattle's Morning News, hosted by Gregg Hersholt & Jane Shannon
- The Dave Ross Show, hosted by Dave Ross
- The Dori Monson Show, hosted by Dori Monson
- The Ron & Don Show, hosted by Ron Upshaw & Don O'Neill
- Too Beautiful to Live, hosted by Luke Burbank; Co-hosts Jen Andrews (producer), Sean De Tore (Engineer)
- In the Kitchen with Tom & Thierry, hosted by Tom Douglas & Thierry Rautureau
- Phil the News Junkie, hosted by Phil Van Der Vort
- Saturday & Sunday Morning News, hosted by Eric Kirchner
- Gardening with Ciscoe, hosted by Ciscoe Morris
- Reporters: Heather Bosch, Jim Valley & Chris Sullivan
- Sports Reporter: Bill Swartz
- Traffic Reporter: Shane Cobane
- Business Editor: Jason Brooks