Bill Radke



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 the 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. He returned to KUOW in 2012.


  • The forests of Washington state.
    The Record

    May 15th | Amid the noise, a podcast whose host is mostly silent

    Why you might want to take a vicarious walk around Bainbridge. A new neighborhood could spring up across the Magnolia Bridge. San Francisco just says no to facial recognition software. Arethere really fine people on both sides of every argument? And a BBC play brings a Seattle landmark back to life.

  • Tree with deep roots
    The Record

    May 14th | We need to think about health differently

    Dr. Sandro Galea talks about his new book "WELL: What We Need to Talk about When We Talk about Health". The EPA wants to allow more chemicals in our state's waterways. Unprecedented numbers of grey whales are dying along the West Coast. And, does knowing about neighborhood crime make us more prepared or just paranoid?

  • Ted Bundy in court in 1979.
    The Record

    May 9th | Should we valorize true crime?

    What’s behind our fascination with charismatic murderers? Scooters are nipping at the heels of e-bikes in Seattle. The governor gives permanent DST a go. How worried should we really be about cougar attacks? And a look at seasonal workforce migration in eastern Washington.

  • Tree swallows in Atascadero.
    The Record

    May 7th | Why we need better arguing

    Eric Liu says we need better arguing, and less stupid arguing, to make our democracy better. KUOW's Joshua McNichols explains the tax hike passed by the state legislature. And UW Professor Saadia Pekkanen tells us about the new space race.