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. Looks like Kirby changed his colors, it shows that he is now involved in “refugee” resettlement in Texas as of the date of this comment.

  2. 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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