Dori Monson

2005-05-01

Dori Monson is a radio talk show host on Seattle's KIRO radio.

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Although Dori is a nice guy, many Seattle-area residents think his radio topics and style can be summed up as "bubble-gum". Dori is to talk radio what the 1910 Fruitgum Company was to music. In other words, while Dave Ross on KIRO can intelligently tackle significant issues affecting society, Dori tends to ignore them in favor of truly important issues like favorite summer songs. Or picking football winners with two nuns.

Dori Monson focuses on himself and his opinions. This was concretely stated by Monson during the 2:00 p.m. hour on May 30, 2003. About 2:30 p.m. a woman named Lea was put on the air and she accused Dori of being racist. A long, boring argument ensued in which Dori said "This show is about me and my opinion." Dori's comment perfectly points out the problem with the content of The Dori Monson Show and why people are turning off KIRO in the afternoon in favor of other stations, such as 1090 AM in Seattle and KGO on the Internet.

On April 26, 2005, during the 1:00 PM hour, Dori was discussing the issue of the five year old girl in Florida being handcuffed by police as the result of her temper tantrum. In Dori's typical bubblegum view of life, he simply referred to the troubled girl as a "brat" rather than explore underlying psychological or even biochemical problems with professionals who may or may not agree that parental discipline was lacking.