Bill Radke

Host

Year started with KUOW: 1985 – 1986, 1991 – 2004, 2012 

Bill hosts The Record and Week In Review. After starting with KUOW as a University of Washington student in 1985, Bill was KUOW's morning host in the '90s and the creator of past show, Rewind, a news-satire show heard on KUOW and nationwide on NPR. 

Bill moved away to Southern California to host American Public Media's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report and returned to KUOW in 2012.

Ways to Connect

'Week in Review' panel Paul Guppy, Bill Radke, Erica C. Barnett and Mike McGinn.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Duvall, Carnation, North Bend, Snoqualmie and Covington all want to grow. The Puget Sound Regional Council, which oversees the growth and development of the region, says not too big and not too fast. Who gets to decide how rapidly a city grows?

Mary Elder is ticking off a list of 50 fears. Eating a bug is on that list.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

When Mary Elder was set to turn 50 she started thinking, what if she had another 50? What would she do with those years?

"I thought, 'I could save the rainforest!' And then my next thought was, 'Except I really don't like snakes,'" she said. 

Danni Askini, the executive director of the Gender Justice League.
Courtesy of Danielle Askini

Trans rights activist Danni Askini was at our station recently, flawless as always, despite being on a press interview marathon.  

Then our host Bill Radke asked her, "Do you ever get sick of getting interviewed about differences, and minority status? I haven't ever talked to you about anything else once the microphones roll."

Ellie Suastez chats with Bill Radke at the KUOW studios.`
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Bill Radke speaks with Abe Suastez and his six-year-old daughter Ellie about her Seattle-based podcast, Ellie's Podcast 11. Ellie has interviewed a violinist with the Seattle Symphony, female firefighters and even Santa Claus.  

Seattle skyline
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Bill Radke talks to Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton about whether or not Seattle can be affordable and have a booming economy. 

Bill Radke talks with Deborah Jacobs about her vision for her new roles as King County Sheriff's watchdog. This week, Jacobs was appointed as director of King County's Office of Law Enforcement Oversight.

'Week in Review' panel Gyasi Ross, Bill Radke, Joni Balter and Rob McKenna.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Early Sunday morning a man walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and massacred 49 people and injured 53 others. It's a tragedy that has raised questions for the nation over the safety and treatment of the LGBTQ community, gun violence, immigration and terrorism. We'll raise those questions with our panel.

Jasmine Jackson (left) recommends events in Seattle, Alaina Caldwell (center) recommends restaurants, and Eula Scott Bynoe (right) interviews the people to know about.
Courtesy of 'Hella Black Hella Seattle'

Bill Radke speaks with Eula Scott Bynoe, Alaina Caldwell and Jasmine Jackson, the three women behind the Seattle-centric podcast Hella Black Hella Seattle. The podcast is a short-run summer series all about how people (especially people of color) can get out, have fun, and create community while the weather is warm.

Asher Rohen is organizing a march in response to the Orlando attack
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Bill Radke speaks with Asher Rohen about a march he's organizing in response to the Orlando attack. Rohen lost a friend in the attack and he wants to take action with a political march, scheduled for June 18, 2016, that stands separate from the joy of the Pride parade. 

U.S. Senator Patty Murray
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Bill Radke speaks with U.S. Senator Patty Murray about her role in a filibuster that lasted nearly 15 hours over Wednesday and early Thursday. U.S. Senate Democrats took over their chamber on Wednesday in an attempt to force action on gun control.

Destin Cramer, left, and Noah Rice place a new sticker on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale high school Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Bill Radke speaks with Aidan Key, founder of Gender Diversity, about how the current spotlight on the transgender community has changed the conversation around identity and transgender rights.

Dan Savage and husband Terry Miller are seen in a 2011 photo.
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Bill Radke talks with The Stranger's Dan Savage about why gay clubs and bars haven't faded into the past for the LGBTQ community.

Flickr photo, 2008.
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 Bill Radke talks with senior editor Jim Gates about a surprising occurrence during his morning commute: a bus rider burst into song on a packed C-Line bus to help process grief over the Orlando shooting.

How do you process grief when tragedies happen? Call our feedback line at 206.221.3663, or email record@kuow.org with your stories and thoughts. 

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about British Columbia Premier Christy Clark speaking out about her experience with sexual violence. Clark is saying it's time to break the silence. 

Adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can carry the Zika virus.
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Bill Radke talks with Dr. David Fleming of Seattle-based global health organization PATH about the public health response to the Zika virus.

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