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KOMO-AM Newsradio will increase its daily commitment to news and information with all-news programming between 9A-3P starting Tuesday. The station will now deliver news, traffic, weather, business and sports between 3AM and 12 midnight each weekday. And at KVI 570-AM, after a near 20-month hiatus from the political format, KVI will feature a line-up of synicated talkers including Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Lars Larsen and others. Levin joins the KVI line-up October 15th in the 3-6PM slot. 

Here are the details of the changes at KOMO
Veteran news anchor Bill Rice will settle in behind the microphone between 9 a.m. and Noon; former KOMO newscaster Brian Calvert returns to the station to anchor between Noon and 3 p.m.  In addition to increasing its commitment to news, KOMO will begin airing live business updates day and night from The Wall Street Journal.

The nationally syndicated news and pop culture program, Overnight America, will be heard between 12 midnight and 3 a.m. John Carlson, host of Newsline AM (9 a.m. - Noon) will host the 5 a.m. 9 a.m. show on sister station KVI, which returns to its roots as a conservative talk station.  Ken Schram, host of Newsline PM (Noon 3 p.m.) will continue his role as commentator on KOMO 4 television.  Carlson and Schram will continue to provide daily commentaries on KOMO Newsradio.

And at KVI:
KVI stands for the best in conservative talk in Seattle, says Fisher Radio Programmer Paul Duckworth. This is going to be one of the most hotly-contested elections in history and people need a place to hear about it and talk about it.  Get set for an exciting ride!

Long-time local conservative voice and former gubernatorial candidate John Carlson will kick off KVIs broadcast day at 5 a.m. with 4 hours of political analysis, commentary and listener phone calls.  Laura Ingraham, former speechwriter in the Ronald Reagan administration, author and television personality holds down the 9 a.m. - noon slot.  At noon, its one of the fresh new voices in talk radio, Todd Schnitt host of The Schnitt Show.  Schnitt brings his right-leaning libertarian perspective to the days top news and politics.