Wilbur Retiring, Moving To Texas


Seattle Conservative talker Kirby Wilbur announced his retirement during his live show Friday afternoon. Wilbur has been with KVI for a combined 20 years, first coming on to the scene as a caller. He eventually became one of KVI’s longest running hosts.

Wilbur started by hosting weeknights (1993 – 1994) then was promoted to morning drive (1995 – 2009) and since 2015, afternoon drive, 3p-6p.

Wilbur said there’s a point in everyone’s life when change comes. “We’ve reached the decision to move to Texas. I cannot thank enough the management and staff at a Sinclair for their support through the last five years. I have never worked for a finer company and will miss them all. I also cannot thank my listeners for all their support. I truly think of us as family, and the trust and faith they had in me is indeed awe-inspiring.  God bless you all, and God bless America.”

KVI Program Director, Rick Van Cise said, “More than a trusted friend on the radio, Kirby is a teacher.  We are all wiser for the way he knits together his deep knowledge of the day’s big events with American history; helping us to be better informed citizens, and better people.”

Wilbur’s last day on the air as a full-time host on KVI is Wednesday, January 27, 2021.


  1. I think that Seattle should look at a younger voice. Someone wise beyond their years and has lived in the city for at least 5 years. Perhaps 25-35. What say you?


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