West Seattleite Marty Riemer leaving The Mountain, again

November 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 13 Comments

Tomorrow night, he emcees the West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting. Tonight – radio/podcast personality Marty Riemer has just made a big announcement: He’s leaving 103.7 The Mountain. Again. Last time, in September 2009, he and then-co-host Jodi Brothers (also a West Seattle resident) were booted; more than a year later, in January 2011, he returned to the station. Then today, we happened to be listening to the station and heard he’d be making a big announcement at 5:05 pm – so we tuned in and heard him say he’s leaving as of December 20th, and going “on to my next adventure.” He elaborates online that he’s not sure what that is, just yet; but for starters, we (and you) will see him at Saturday night’s tree lighting (5 pm, Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska; here’s the lineup).

13 Comments

  1. Unless he wants to get out of music/radio altogether, he should go join Shawn Stewart over at Jet City Stream.

    Comment by Tucker — 6:16 pm November 30, 2012 #

  2. Maybe he’s leaving because the Mountain has morphed into “A Mountain of Classics.” That’s their new motto. Which is why I stopped listening to it about a year ago. I miss the Mountain that played new, non-mainstream music along with popular songs. I loved the station that showcased “emerging artists” each summer on a DVD and had live music in the Mountain Music Lounge. I enjoyed listening to the morning interviews with musicians, celebrities, and politicians. Now they don’t even report on the traffic.
    .
    Good luck to Marty in his new ventures, whatever those may be.

    Comment by dcn — 6:45 pm November 30, 2012 #

  3. My mailman is a more recognizable celebrity. Love you, WSB but YAWN.

    Comment by Hey lady — 7:01 pm November 30, 2012 #

  4. Ditto dcn. The new classic “rock” format is awful, and replicated on plenty of other stations. Good luck to Marty; I liked him pre-format change

    Comment by Gatewood Guy — 7:46 pm November 30, 2012 #

  5. “Hey lady” …. no need for a negative comment, he is a local personality and has a lot of support in West Seattle. It is news… sad news for the Mountain, but hopefully good news for Marty.

    Comment by Athena — 7:56 pm November 30, 2012 #

  6. Sorry. I was crabby.

    Comment by Hey lady — 8:10 pm November 30, 2012 #

  7. dcn…I agree…I can’t listen anymore. I always liked the previous format because I could here the new stuff, esp. New Music Tuesday. This is just boring…we already have KZOK ! We don’t need KZOK, pt. 2 :(

    Comment by JanS — 11:55 am December 1, 2012 #

  8. Whats happened to the mountain and all the great staff their is nothing short of evil. The new Mountain is a shell of a once great Progressive music foundation that opened up the minds of its listeners and helped promote new artist in the Seattle area. I want to know who did this and why???

    Comment by Todd — 12:03 pm December 1, 2012 #

  9. Have any Mountain listeners found a replacement station they can recommend :-(.

    I agree with everyone, I am saddened by my favorite station becoming an oldies format. I no longer listen to the Mountain and I have been searching aimlessly for a new station.

    Lost in Seattle

    Comment by Stu — 1:50 pm December 1, 2012 #

  10. I am with you Stu, still searching for a replacement.

    Comment by Yumpears — 9:21 pm December 1, 2012 #

  11. Good luck finding a replacement station. Radio is dying people and you can thank your downloads and that little device we call the IPod. Radio cannot compete with low priced downloads and no commercials.

    I am not against the ever changing world of technology, but I am against watching a lifetime of radio slowing to an end.

    I want my Robin and Maynard back!!!!!!!

    Comment by T-Rex — 8:51 am December 3, 2012 #

  12. @Stu @Yumpears

    I found one online that’s pretty similiar.
    kohoradio dot com
    From Leavenworth
    locally programmed, not bad, listen to it at work and home.

    Comment by Trick — 11:24 am December 3, 2012 #

  13. I found I’m liking The Click. 98.9 on FM
    I am enjoying Koho radio online. Thanks Trick!

    Comment by MP — 2:53 pm December 20, 2012 #

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