45 Years on Seattle Radio, Steve Slaton Has Been Cut at KZOK


Seattle listeners have recently seen Steve Slaton (above) exit middays at Classic Rock 102.5 KZOK. Slaton has been a stalwart on the Seattle Rock radio scene since 1973, with a 19 year run at 99.9 KISW, sixteen years in afternoons at KZOK from 1992-2008, and stints at 88.5 KPLU and 95.7 KJR-FM before returning to KZOK in 2016.

Also exiting KZOK is weekend host Connie Cole. Cole worked at KZOK from 1981 through 2006 and later returned as a weekend host.

Luciana Bartes also exits as morning show producer and Public Affairs Coordinator at Classic Hits “95.7 The Jet” KJR-FM.

All three above are departures from iHeartmedia stations.

These moves were brought to our attention by Lance Venta at RadioInsight.com


  1. I have been wondering what happened to Steve and am heartbroken to read he was fired! My aunt worked in Radio and I know it is a fickle business. The format of the station has changed so much now that I rarely listen to it. Feel like I lost a best friend.

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