Seven months after Mitch Levy was involved in a prostitution sting which led to his dismissal, Sports Radio 950 KJR has finalized its weekday lineup. The confirmation of the new weekday programming was confirmed this morning via the station’s Twitter account.
Taking over in mornings on the Seattle sports station will be midday host Chuck Powell, who will be joined by Bucky Jacobsen. The one time Seattle Mariner and longtime minor league baseball player has contributed to KJR and local TV station Q13 as a baseball analyst since 2010. Jacobsen also serves as a baseball instructor, running his own academy since 2009.
With Powell moving into mornings, KJR is bringing back a familiar face to join Jason Puckett in middays. “The Gas Man” Mike Gastineau returns after a six year hiatus. Gastineau was part of KJR’s lineup between 1991-2012. He had recently been working as a freelance writer, author, broadcaster, and communications consultant.
Patrolling the airwaves after Puckett and Gastineau from 1p-3p is Ian Furness. The Seattle sports radio veteran’s timeslot is unaffected by the lineup changes.
To close out the day, KJR will rely on the team of Dave “Softy” Mahler and Dick Fain in afternoons. Mahler has been a fixture on KJR for the past two decades. Fain has also been with the station for a lengthy period of time and had recently been helping in mornings to fill the gap left behind by Levy. He’s also no stranger to Mahler, having previously worked with him on his show.
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