With Washington state one of the earliest and hardest hit areas of the country by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Bonneville and Hubbard Seattle clusters are partnering to bring vital information to residents.
Hubbard CHR “Movin’ 92.5” KQMV, AC “Warm 106.9” KRWM and country “98.9 The Bull” KNUC will broadcast hourly local news updates from Bonneville news/talk KIRO-FM (97.3). In return, KIRO-FM will encourage listeners to pause from the news and listen to the music stations “as a source of encouragement and relaxation in this extraordinary time,” a release read.
The unique cross-company collaboration begins Friday, March 27.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Hubbard stations,” Bonneville Seattle Director of Programming Mike Salk said. “To have KIRO Radio news played on three excellent music stations is an opportunity for us help our community stay informed in this unique time. And we can understand the need to take a break and listen to music to avoid feeling overwhelmed.”
Hubbard Market Manager Scott Mahalick added, “Music is a mood elevator and a source of inspiration for people when times are tough. We're proud to partner with Bonneville's news, talk and sports radio stations in Seattle. Combined, we are able to offer the perfect balance of information and entertainment.”