John Curley has a whole personality building up around his new hat

Dec 15, 2021, 3:39 PM
John Curley in his new hat....
John Curley in his new hat.

John Curley got a new hat! (Yes, this is what counts as news for Curley.)

“I always loved hats,” he said on KIRO Radio’s John Curley and Shari Show. “But my family made fun of hats, constantly. Anytime you put a hat on, they would go, ‘What is this, some new hat phase?'”

“And my mom was always like, ‘Let me warn you right now: You never want to put on a hat you find in the park. Old men poop in them.’ I remember learning that as a kid and I was always deathly afraid of hats,” John continued.

While he says his mom denied saying that, his siblings remember hearing the same advice. His mom finally gave in and said, “Well, it’s good advice and it’s true advice.”

“I’ve never seen a hat in a park, ever,” host Shari Elliker laughed. “Is there like a hat pile? ‘Go over there by the hat pile, and watch out for the poop!'”

Thankfully, John’s new hat was not found at a park.

“I found this at a store,” he clarified.

“So I’ve been trying to find a cowboy hat because I live out here, and went to a store that sold old hats. It was called … old hat store, and I went in there, it’s right next to a park,” he joked. “It’s really a collection of hats. I tried all these hats on and none of them work because my face is long and thin, angular-like, and I look weird. Then finally, it was like this amazing moment, I found this hat for 30 bucks and I thought, this is my whole new personality building up around this hat.”

He wears the hat and says he noticed that he has started to wink.

“That’s my new personality, the hat and the winking,” he said.

Both Shari and traffic reporter Tracy Taylor told John to cool it on the winking or he might come off as flirtatious.

“I think it’s great,” Shari said about the hat, “but I’d watch the winking because you’re going to send a message there.”

“All right, I’m going to keep working on the winking,” John said. “How about both eyes opening and closing real hard?”

Listen to the John Curley and Shari Show weekday afternoons from 3 – 7 p.m. on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.

John Curley and Shari Elliker on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
  • listen to tom and curleyTune in to KIRO Radio weekdays at 3pm for John Curley and Shari Elliker.

John Curley and Shari Elliker

John Curley and Shari Elliker

songs, composer...
John Curley and Shari Elliker

Two songs (one beautiful, one annoying) by Jacob Ryan Smith

Just a few weeks ago, Jacob Ryan Smith, an extremely talented composer and lyricist, got a call from John Curley. The rest is radio history.
2 days ago
children, substitute teachers...
John Curley and Shari Elliker

How should Washington parents handle being asked to step in as substitute teachers?

KIRO Radio host John Curley provides some insight into how he'd handle the recent need for substitute teachers in Washington.
2 days ago
truckers, kindness...
John Curley

‘The contagiousness of kindness’ is real, says John Curley

John Curley was inspired by someone else's act of kindness and decided to take 15 burritos to the truck drivers who are stuck while I-90 is closed.
7 days ago
Republicans, redistricting...
John Curley and Shari Elliker

Rep. Walsh says limiting emergency powers is among key issues for legislative session

State Rep. Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen) joined the John Curley & Shari Elliker Show to provide an update on the legislative session that started Monday.
8 days ago
John Curley (and his dogs) trek through the snow to get to the outhouse....
John Curley and Shari Elliker

John Curley describes his trek to the outhouse in 4 feet of snow

KIRO Radio host John Curley says there has been about 4 feet of snow at his cabin, which means it's a journey to get to his outhouse.
22 days ago
seattle city council, 10 minutes...
John Curley and Shari Elliker

John & Shari support 10-minute limit for Seattle councilmember speeches

The new rule for Seattle City Councilmembers is that they're not allowed to talk about anything for longer than 10 minutes.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles


Compassion International Is Determined to ‘Fill’ a Unique Type of Football ‘Stadium’

Compassion International SPONSORED — During this fall’s football season—and as the pandemic continues to impact the entire globe—one organization has been urging caring individuals to help it “fill” a unique type of “stadium” in order to make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Compassion International’s distinctive Fill the Stadium (FtS, initiative provides […]

What are the Strongest, Greenest, Best Windows?

Lake Washington Windows & Doors SPONSORED — Fiberglass windows are an excellent choice for window replacement due to their fundamental strength and durability. There is no other type of window that lasts as long as fiberglass; so why go with anything else? Fiberglass windows are 8x stronger than vinyl, lower maintenance than wood, more thermally […]

COVID Vaccine is a Game-Changer for Keeping our Kids Healthy

Snohomish Health District SPONSORED — Cheers to the parents and guardians who keep their kids safe and healthy. The dad who cooks a meal with something green in it, even though he’s tired and drive-thru burgers were tempting. The mom who calms down the little one who loudly and resolutely does NOT want to brush […]
Experience Anacortes

Coastal Christmas Celebration Week in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.

Delayed-Onset PTSD: Signs and Symptoms

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers SPONSORED — You’re probably familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. Often abbreviated as PTSD, this condition is diagnosed when a person experiences a set of symptoms for at least a month after a traumatic event. However, for some people, these issues take longer to develop. This results in a diagnosis of delayed-onset PTSD […]

Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Free unbiased help is here!

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner SPONSORED — Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the Annual Election Period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, […]
John Curley has a whole personality building up around his new hat