Hear it while you can. Friday’s edition of The Ross and Burbank Show was the final episode featuring crusader for common sense, Dave Ross, and well-known imaginary radio (podcast) host Luke Burbank.
“I wondered why all the free donuts are out there. It’s because this is the last edition of Ross and Burbank,” said Dave Ross.
Burbank revealed he’s taking some time off to pursue other projects, and while he’s leaving his daily broadcast duties on KIRO Radio’s Ross and Burbank Show and The Luke Burbank Show, he’ll still be on the KIRO Radio air waves from time to time.
“I will be back here, and I assume come the fall, I will be filling in on whatever The Ross and Burbank Show becomes,” said Luke.
But the official breakup of the duo of Ross and Burbank will be significant, said Ross.
“This is the show that made radio history. This was the biggest piece of breakthrough broadcasting since Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. It was the pairing of – I’m not saying who was who – but a pairing of young and old, beauty and wisdom,” said Dave.
“I just want to let people know that I don’t know how long they’re going to stay on the website, but they’re not making any more Ross and Burbank podcasts after today.”
The two expect to be hearing from MOHAI and local historian Feliks Banel about the official plans for show archival, going forward. For now, every Ross and Burbank Show ever recorded can be found at KIRORadio.com.
While the show has only been in existence for a few years, Dave said working with Luke has felt like a lifetime.
“I have that effect on people,” Luke said.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you,” said Dave. “I wish you nothing but great fortune in your new endeavors whatever they may be and congratulations for being able to break loose of this place. As you know, for 36 years, I’ve been unable to get very far from the KIRO orbit.”
Luke also expressed his gratitude for the time spent working with the 36-year broadcast veteran.
“I’ve really appreciated working with you,” said Luke. “You are without a doubt one of the most ego-less people I’ve ever worked with. I kind of thought, when you came in here, you might say, ‘Son, this is not how we do it on the Dave Ross Show.’ But your flexibility and sort of ‘try anything’ attitude has been really an inspiration to me.”
Also, no need to fret about missing your daily dose of either of these two. Dave Ross will continue hosting KIRO Radio’s Morning News daily and Luke Burbank will still be hosting his podcast Too Beautiful to Live available at KIRORadio.com.