Seattle’s KVI adds The Lars Larson show to weekday line up.
Alpha Media Portland, OR announced today that northwest edition of The Lars Larson Show has been picked up by Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Seattle radio station, Talk Radio 570 KVI through Alpha Media’s Radio Northwest Network. The show will air weekdays Monday-Friday 12p-3p Pacific beginning July 20, 2015.
Bringing four decades of experience as a radio and television journalist, Lars has won 75 broadcast awards including Peabody Awards and two Emmys. Talkers Magazine ranks Lars as America’s 19th largest talk show according to their annual Heavy Hundred List. Lars is a recurring guest on FOX News and his commentary appears weekly on Portland’s NBC affiliate, KGW.
With the addition of Seattle, Lars’ northwest show airs on 18 stations in the Pacific Northwest through the Radio Northwest Network; the region’s largest local talk radio audience. The national Lars Larson Show syndicated by Compass Media Networkslaunched on September 1, 2003 with 105 stations and grew nearly 50% in the first four months. The show continues to grow every month.
Talk Radio 570 KVI will also continue to carry Lars’ nationally syndicated show Monday-Friday, 6p-9p Pacific.
Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “The Lars Larson Show embodies the conservative values of the Northwest and the nation. Adding KVI gives the additional mouthpiece for the Seattle listeners to be heard more prominently through the Radio Northwest Network of stations. It’s an honor to have the heritage KVI call letters as part of the rapidly growing Radio Northwest Network.”
KVI Program Director Rick Van Cise added, “We’re excited to bring Lars Larson’s northwest edition to America’s pioneer conservative radio station! Lars has been a big part of KVI’s programming with his daily national show and frequent morning fill-ins. Adding the northwest show is another way we’re boosting KVI’s commitment to covering local and regional issues with news and views you can’t get anywhere else!”
“This marks a significant milestone in the growth of our Radio Northwest Network. Lars speaks to the region, and the addition of the Seattle market is another example of his connection to the Pacific Northwest,” said Alpha Media SVP/Market Manager, Milt McConnell.
“KVI is a fantastic addition to the Radio Northwest Network. I look forward to including the Seattle metro area, its people and its left wing politicians to the conversation I have every day from noon to 3pm. And Naysayers go to the head of the line on the Lars Larson Show,” remarked Lars Larson.