Local radio host Bob Rivers to retire

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SEATTLE — Bob Rivers, a long-time Seattle radio host perhaps known best for his Twisted Tunes, announced Monday that he plans to retire.

Following his announcement live on 95.7-KJR, Rivers, a 25-year-veteran of Seattle radio, took to Twitter.

Rivers said his last day will be Aug 8. He will host nine farewell shows prior to his retirement.

“I’ve been on the radio for 42 years; since I was 16,” Rivers said. “33-years doing morning drive, 25 of them being here in Seattle.  Our show signed on 8/8/89 and our last show will be 8/8/2014. I will be forever grateful to the best audience and radio family one could hope for:  Spike, Joe, Jodi, Arik, Pedro and Luciana.  I love y’all

For the latest on Rivers’ retirement, visit bobrivers.com.


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  • sv1g

    When they had the news crew coming in this morning, I was afraid this was going to be the reason. You’ll be missed, Bob. I’ve been listening to you since I was a kid.

    • Niddia

      I have to agree but actually I would say they’re all pretty much equally bad. Never liked Twisted Tunes – didn’t think it was clever. I don’t even like the timbre of his voice. Thought his show sucked and that Spike on Sports guy is really annoying. That other hick guy with the southern drawl, blah. As Rivers aged he and his crew kept getting knocked down to worse and worse stations; though it was fitting. What station would have been next? Does it get older or lamer than KJR? And then when he added that guy on his show who’s a minor league Ray Romano voice ripoff, just horrible – beyond listenable. I’m sure he’s a great guy and I wish him well.

  • John Quatermass

    I’ve been listening to KJR since the early 60’s. I quit due to the content and radio personality decline a while back. Then a friend was talking about the Bob Rivers show, I listened once and was hooked. The best mix of host and support staff I have ever had the privilege to listen to. Bob and the gang, you will be missed by thousands and thousands of fans.
    I’ll be looking for the rest of you after the show ends and I’m sure Bob will enjoy his “non-retirement”
    Best of luck to all you fine folks.
    John Quatermass

  • roeiu

    Hoorah! One less liberal scumbag on the radio. The most annoying part about Bob was how he acted like he wasn’t a liberal democrat, but yet the whole show was a plug for same sex marriage, legalizing pot, and women’s rights. Glad he’s gone.

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