Marketplace's Bill Radke coming to KIRO

Bill Radke will co-host the morning news with Linda Thomas 5a.m. to 9a.m. ( | Zoom Staff

Bill Radke, of Marketplace Morning Report, is moving to the Emerald City to co-host 97.3 KIRO FM's Seattle Morning News.

Radke is no stranger to the Northwest. He hosted NPR's Morning Edition for about seven years and appeared on KUOW from 1991-2004. He wrote a weekly column in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and wrote a book called Seattle.

Radke will co-host the morning news with Linda Thomas 5a.m. to 9a.m.

Radke told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show on Monday that he's been a fan of the station since high school. He also said he's excited to live closer to his family.

"I've got parents in Lacey, I've got siblings practically everywhere (Kirkland, Kent, Whidbey, Vashon Island) and they've all got spawn. I have three kids now who would love to grow up with some cousins.

Listen: Bill Radke interview

In a news release, Radke said "I can't wait to get back home, get on-air and online, and help create a really special show for a new generation of listeners."

You can also find Radke on youtube. He writes and hosts a web video "Bill Radke's Marketplace Minute," which takes a look at the week's big business stories.

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