Bill Radke



Bill hosts The Record and Week In Review.

After starting with KUOW as a University of Washington student in 1985, Bill was KUOW's morning host in the '90s and the creator of the past show Rewind, a news-satire show heard on KUOW and nationwide on NPR.

Bill moved away to Southern California to host American Public Media's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report. He returned to KUOW in 2012.


  • Ribs cook on the barbecue pit and Real BBQ and More in Shreveport, La.
    The Record

    July 2nd | BBQ tips from a SoDo favorite

    We've got a BBQ expert with some tips for your July 4th celebrations. Plus: What should you know about submitting your DNA to a third-party app? How do you write satirical news headlines about Seattle? And we hear about how a church is saving parking lot spots for homeless residents living in vehicles.

  • Should Seattle ban sales of e-cigarettes like San Francisco?
    The Record

    July 1st | Should Seattle ban the sales of e-cigarettes?

    We talk about San Francisco's decision to ban the sales of e-cigarettes. We also look at a bill to protect employees in large hotels. And we air the second part of our conversation with poet and novelist Ocean Vuong. Plus: The anonymous founder of Seattle's satirical news site, "The Needling," reads some of their headlines.

  • The Record

    June 27th | Jay Inslee hits the big stage (or at least its edges)

    How’d our boy do on the national stage? How will you sign up to cast your vote? What does it mean that citizenship status is off the census (for now)? And how much does your vote matter now that partisan gerrymandering is fair game? And lastly: before Lil Nas X was generating controversy in country music, there was Patrick Haggerty.

  • After Facebook declined to remove a doctored video that portrayed Nancy Pelosi as drunk, a deepfake of Zuckerberg himself was shared to Facebook.
    The Record

    June 25th | You can’t believe your eyes

    Beware the Photoshop of videos. The Oregon Republican Senate delegation has R-U-N-N-O-F-T. The impact of war, and failure, on many men. And Mike O’Brien wants to bring sunshine to the soda tax.