KVI (AM) is a commercial talk radio station licensed to Seattle, Washington. Owned by Lotus Communications, it broadcasts a format of conservative talk radio under the branding “News Talk 570 KVI.” Its studios are located in the KOMO Plaza in Seattle, and its transmitter is located on Vashon Island.
KVI signed on the air on November 24, 1926, as KJR. The station was originally owned by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and carried a variety of programming, including news, music, and sports. In 1948, KJR was sold to the Bonneville International Corporation and changed its call sign to KVI.
In 1967, KVI switched to a conservative talk format. The station quickly became one of the most popular talk radio stations in the country, and its hosts, such as John Carlson and Lars Larson, became household names.
KVI has been a rating success ever since switching to a conservative talk format. The station is currently the most-listened-to-talk radio station in Seattle.
KVI’s programming consists of live news, conservative talk shows, and interviews with politicians, business leaders, and other newsmakers. The station’s signature program is “The John Carlson Show”, which airs weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Other popular programs on KVI include “Markley, Van Camp & Robbins”, “Lars Larson”, and “Ari Hoffman”.
KVI is a major source of conservative news and opinion for the Seattle area. The station’s coverage of local and national issues has been praised for its depth and accuracy. KVI also plays an important role in the conservative political culture of Seattle. The station’s programming features a wide range of events, including rallies, fundraisers, and speeches.
KVI is funded by a combination of listener donations, corporate sponsorships, and advertising. The station is committed to providing high-quality conservative talk radio programming to the Seattle community. KVI is a valuable resource for conservatives in Seattle.