Martin Strong No Longer Hosting Mornings on Roundhouse

Martin Strong

Puget Sound Radio received word, Roundhouse Morning Host Martin Strong, along with Kirsten are no longer doing mornings. Strong no longer appears on the stations website. Long time radio man Stirling Faux has now taken over the big chair, with Kerry Marshall in the news department.

PSR contacted CEO Don Shafer this morning, who told us, they’re rebuilding the morning show, and that Martin and Kirsten are no longer involved. ┬áDon hopes they will find other parts for them to play in this production, just not mornings. Don added, they are both very talented and much like family.



Published on July 15, 2017 at 10:40 am by Voice Over


July 13, 2017 - 12:58 pm


I am sorry, who is listening to this station! Is the place where former hosts go to retire and hang up the headphones?

July 14, 2017 - 4:48 pm

Terry Bell

Will it end up sounding like C-ISL 650? Seems like most of their old staff is there.

July 15, 2017 - 9:25 am

Don Lehn FVN Fraser Valley News

Terry, Gerry O Day and I arent there

July 15, 2017 - 12:09 pm

Ian Jessop

Roundhouse needs a programming change. What it’s doing now isn’t working. When you have virtually nobody listening to your station then what you are doing is not resonating. Changing hosts without changing content is not going to have any impact.

Programming a non music radio station is, in my opinion, very easy. Content should be interesting, informative and entertaining. No rocket science here. The challenge is to find people who can bring that to the table and then let them do it. What’s interesting, informative and entertaining may not be the same for everyone but that’s why people listen. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people say that they didn’t agree with Rafe Mair but they always listened.

If Roundhouse was serious about being a legitimate radio station it would scrap it’s obsession with being local and be interesting, informative and entertaining. Right now, it’s none of those things and listeners know that. That’s why they’ve not tuning in.

July 15, 2017 - 11:05 pm


Terry Bell makes an interesting point. CISL’s imminent departure leaves a hole in the marketplace. Why doesn’t Roundhouse Radio shift their programming to fill that void? A combination of well-known personalities, full service elements, and infomercial programming on weekends (to help pay the bills) could just work for 98.3.

July 16, 2017 - 11:17 pm

Jim Murray

Ian Jessop is right. Roundhouse needs a complete and total reboot. It isn’t working. No one is listening. What is wrong with these people? I’ve tried to listen, god knows I’ve tried, and, as Ian says, nothing is interesting, informative nor entertaining. Instead, Roundhouse is boring, old and tired. In it’s beginnings Roundhouse suggested it might be a commercial version of Radio One, but more local. Why would I listen to Roundhouse’s poor imitation when I can listen to the real thing? Local can work, maybe, but it has to be interesting, and this thing ain’t.

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