KVI to switch to oldies format next week

SEATTLE -- After more than 15 years of conservative talk radio, 570 KVI will flip to an oldies music format next week.

Fisher Communications, parent company of both KVI and KOMONews.com, said the station will become "Seattle's Greatest Hits 570 KVI" starting Monday, Nov. 8.

In a written statement, KVI Program Director Travis Box said the station will play music from the 60s and 70s mixed with many well-known Seattle radio personalities.

"There was a huge opening on the Seattle AM radio dial for an oldies-format station and the exciting addition of Seattle's Greatest Hits 570 KVI is another unique way for parent company Fisher Communications to serve the community," said Box.

Along with music and personalities, the new 570 KVI will be a full service radio station with hourly local news and traffic updates.

"We are pleased to return full service AM radio to Seattle and 570 KVI's format change presents a huge opportunity for Fisher's group of radio stations to enhance their overall success," said Fisher Radio Seattle Vice President and General Manager Jim Clayton in the same written statement.

570 KVI mornings will be hosted by Tom Hutyler and Marina Rockinger. Mark Christopher is slated to host afternoons and Ric Hansen will host nights.