Jacob Rummel

Jacob Rummel

Jacob Rummel is the producer for The Tom and Curley Show at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. weekdays on KIRO Radio. He's been a producer since 2015. Before that, he went to college at Washington State University.

The Rundown: Cal Anderson Park sweep (or lack thereof)

Cal Anderson Park transformed into an unsanctioned homeless encampment in recent months, and the city planned to clear it this week.
9 months ago

Elvis convinced people to take Polio vaccine, could a famous Washingtonian do the same for COVID?

The first doses of a COVID vaccine rolled out in Washington. The question now is whether enough people are willing to get the injection when it's available.
9 months ago

The KIRO Rundown: US media seems to have a negativity problem

A working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests U.S. media is more negative in reporting on COVID than other English speaking media.
10 months ago

The KIRO Rundown: Who will replace Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan?

We've only just learned this week that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't be seeking a second term. But it's never too early for irresponsible speculation!
10 months ago

The KIRO Rundown: Everybody but John Curley thinks John Curley sounds like George Clooney

This week's rundown may be not the "biggest" story, but it's a fun one. The general consensus at KIRO Radio is that John Curley sounds like George Clooney.
10 months ago

The KIRO Rundown: How to feel about Inslee’s new app

Gov. Inslee held a press conference to start this week off where he announced a new app you can download to assist in contact tracing.
10 months ago

The Rundown: Return of the lockdown

Gov. Inslee announced new restrictions in response to increasing COVID-19 cases, including bans on indoor dining and caps on occupancy for retail.
10 months ago

KIRO Radio hosts discuss their Thanksgiving plans amid a pandemic

We're two weeks from Thanksgiving, but plans are already being made and difficult conversations are being had.
11 months ago

The Rundown: The election that won’t end

Last episode I said that I was hoping we'd have an actual winner to declare. It seems we have one, but it still doesn't feel like closure.
11 months ago

The KIRO rundown: UW professor offers theory as to why polls were so wrong

While we wait for votes to continue being tallied in the presidential election, here are the latest reactions from KIRO Radio hosts.
11 months ago

The KIRO Rundown: Should we pay people to stay sober?

We pay people to do things they wouldn't otherwise. Why not apply the same strategy to convince people to stop using substances they're addicted to?
11 months ago

The KIRO Rundown: Law enforcement gears up for Election Night

After a several month stretch of what felt like non-stop protests, local law enforcement agencies are drawing up plans for how to respond to whatever happens on Election Day.
11 months ago

The Rundown: Who gets the vaccine first?

When the coronavirus becomes available in Washington state, who should get it first? KIRO Radio hosts weigh in.
11 months ago

Is it racist to not like women’s basketball?

The day after that column was published, Rapinoe's girlfriend Sue Bird won the WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm.
11 months ago

Who will listen to the voters that approved $30 car tabs?

Initiative 976, maybe better known as the $30 car tabs measure, was struck down today by the Washington Supreme Court.
11 months ago

Should Washington state change its name?

George Washington owned slaves. Is that enough of a reason to change the name of our state?
12 months ago

KIRO Radio Rundown: Trump tests positive

President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus right after we uploaded last Thursday's episode. That means we've got a backlog of four days worth of takes from KIRO hosts to go over in this one.
12 months ago

Vancouver gets Seth Rogan, we get a robot that can’t pronounce ‘Tukwila’

There are voice commands on Sound Transit's light rail rides, but they're not performed by a local celebrity and they mispronounce Tukwila.
3 years ago

I listened to a song by every artist at Upstream Music Fest

There are a lot of artists featured at the Upstream music festival this weekend -- many obscure. I embarked on a mission to listen to every singe one before the festival. This is what I found.
3 years ago

Former state AG calls labor group’s proposed Amazon lawsuit ‘ludicrous’

Former state Attorney General Rob McKenna weighs in on Working Washington's request that Amazon be sued by the state over it's Seattle head tax actions.
3 years ago

Jason Rantz and Todd Herman select their GiveBIG charities

KTTH hosts Jason Rantz and Todd Herman are encouraging listeners and readers to donate to non-profit organizations they hand-picked for GiveBIG 2018.
3 years ago

Teen pen maker in Lake Stevens gets into dream college

John Cramer Jr. set out to pay for college by selling his hand-crafted pens, and now he's at least one step closer to that goal.
3 years ago

Patriot Prayer group wants to ‘flip’ May Day protests

Multiple conservative free speech groups are planning a counter-protest to mitigate the damage they expect to see caused by anarchist and far-left groups during May Day.
3 years ago

Former Federal Way student now builds “rockoons” for mini-satellites

Abishek Murali graduated from Federal Way's Thomas Jefferson High School and is now one of the founders of Leo Aerospace, a startup company trying to make satellites more intuitive.
3 years ago