Here's the press release of the announcement that our good friend, Mike Gastineau has chosen to take on a new chapter, after 21 years at Sports Radio KJR. Follow Gas @kjrgas and leave your comments below! We love you Mike!
Afternoon Drive host, Mike “Gasman” Gastineau, announces last show on Sports Radio KJR
Seattle, Wash. – December 4, 2012 – Sports Radio 950 KJR AM, Seattle’s live and local sports station, announced today that Afternoon Drive Host, Mike “Gasman” Gastineau, has announced he will leave the station after more than 21 years as a talk show host. Gastineau’s final show will air on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 3-7:00 p.m. PST.
“I can’t thank Mike enough – both personally and professionally, for his talent, dedication and passion. Mike has been a pillar for Sports Radio KJR and a sports icon in the Seattle market,” said Rich Moore, Program Director, Sports Radio KJR. “His voice on Sports Talk in the afternoon will be missed and his relationship with listeners in the market will not be forgotten. We wish him nothing but the best in his next chapter.”
Gastineau arrived in Seattle in June of 1991. KJR made the switch to an all Sports Talk format in October 1991, when he teamed up with Rick DuPree to co-host the midday show. Since September 1993 Gastineau has anchored the afternoon drive which led him to the center of discussions that helped shape public opinion to build Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field, Emerald Downs and more recently the proposed new basketball arena in SoDo. Gastineau also spearheaded a yearly auction, the “KJR Kares-a-thon,” which has raised more than $1.5 million over 17 years for various Puget Sound charities.
“Since 1991 I have hosted more than 5,000 shows on KJR and I’ve reached a point where I’d like to explore other creative options. KJR’s management has been incredibly understanding and supportive of my decision,” said Gastineau. “I’m proud to have been able to give Seattle fans a voice in these incredibly important debates. I always strived to do three things on the show – be funny, entertaining and give people a place for reasonable debate on sports issues of the day.”
Fans can listen to Mike “Gasman” Gastineau’s final show on Sports Radio KJR on the station’s website, www.SportsRadioKJR.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s best-in-class customizable digital listening service, that deliver everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.