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KIRO FM Announces New Weekend Show

For Immediate Release
January 6, 2012

Contact: Larry Gifford
(206) 726-7000
lgifford@bonneville.com

Renowned chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau are cooking up a radio show in their "Seattle Kitchen" on 97.3 KIRO FM

SEATTLE, WA - Bonneville Seattle is excited to announce that celebrated chefs and restaurateurs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau are the latest addition to the all-new 97.3 KIRO FM weekend line-up.

"Tom and Thierry are a natural fit and great addition," said 97.3 KIRO FM Program Director Larry Gifford. "For the weekend chef, who better to learn from, laugh with and relax to than these guys?"

Their new show, "Seattle Kitchen," is a foodie's dream as chefs Douglas and Rautureau will review the Puget Sound's best restaurants and hot spots, delight listeners with recipes based on a special weekly ingredient, and answer listeners' burning culinary quandaries! The show will be heard on Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m., Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and on demand at www.mynorthwest.com.

"We're very excited to be on the leading station in the Northwest with such great personalities," said Tom Douglas. "I'm looking forward to talking food, restaurants and answering your questions on the air every weekend."

"I can't wait to get back in the kitchen with Tom and 97.3 KIRO FM," said Thierry Rautureau.

"Seattle Kitchen" (produced by Tina Nole) joins a lineup of fresh shows each Saturday and Sunday, enabling listeners the chance to learn, laugh, and relax, including an edgy self-help show with "Terry Jaymes Alive," quirky local stories with Rachel Belle, and a roundtable of the week's biggest stories on the "Bill Radke Treatment."

Chef Tom Douglas, along with his wife and business partner, Jackie Cross, owns some of Seattle's most exciting restaurants including Dahlia Lounge, Etta's, Palace Kitchen, Lola, Seatown, Brave Horse Tavern, Ting Momo, Cuoco and Serious Pie. Tom helped put Seattle on the culinary map by cooking global cuisine with regional and seasonal ingredients. Tom is the author of three cookbooks, owns a specialty food line and runs a retail bakery and a catering business. Douglas has been the recipient of numerous awards including the winner of the James Beard Award for Best Northwest Chef in 1994, Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen named the winner of the James Beard Award for Best Americana Cookbook in 2001, winner of the Food Network's Iron Chef against Chef Morimoto in 2005 and chosen as Best Restaurateur by Bon Appetit in 2008.

Thierry Rautureau hails from the Muscadet region of France and is the James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Rover's and Luc restaurants. Raised on a farm, Rautureau helped his mother prepare meals for his family and from an early age learned to appreciate seasonal cooking and utilizing fresh, homegrown ingredients. Also known as The Chef in the Hat due to his ever-present fedora, Rautureau's vision for Rover's is a warm, comfortable dining environment, similar to dining at a friend's house. Luc, a French-American cafe and bar named after his father, is a neighborhood spot with heartwarming food, cocktails and a well-selected wine list.

Bonneville International (www.bonneville.com) is an award-winning, dynamic media company with radio, television, online, satellite, and advertising properties in Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Living its three-fold mission of "People, Communities, and Profit" as a way of life, the company has a long-standing reputation and is known industry-wide for its innovative business model, its values-oriented programming, and for its nationally recognized commitment to serving the communities where it broadcasts.

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