iHeartMedia Seattle announced Thursday that iconic RythmicCHR KUBE 93.3 FM, Seattle’s No. 1 for Hip Hop, is back. The station will return with 14,000 commercial-free songs in a row.
KUBE 93.3 will play the hottest hip hop from artists including Drake, Rihanna, Post Malone, Cardi B, The Weeknd, Migos and more. The station will also entertain listeners with Carla Marie & Anthony in the morning, Shay in middays, Eric Rosado during the afternoon drive and Bootleg Kev in the evenings.
Morning hosts Carla Marie and Anthony will remain.
Two years ago, Seattle’s long-running rap station went pop as part of a larger shake up by its parent company, radio power iHeartMedia. In the switch, KUBE relocated to Tacoma — out of range for much of Seattle and the Eastside — and the 93.3 FM spot became Power 93.
Rich Moore, iHeartMedia Seattle’s VP of programming, said Power 93 was doing “fine” in the ratings, “but we made a move obviously to make us bigger and stronger.”
“Everybody in the city and what they listen to, everybody was screaming they wanted it back,” Moore said. “And they wanted it back now.”
“An iconic brand has been missing in Seattle radio,” said Robert Dove, Region President for iHeartMedia Seattle. “KUBE is a name that’s been part of Seattle’s music conscience and lifestyle for over 20 years. Listeners have spoken how they’ve missed KUBE. Well Seattle, KUBE is back!”
“We heard you loud and clear, Seattle,” said Andrew Jeffries, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s West Division. “Hip Hop and KUBE 93.3 are back, and we’re giving you 14,000 songs in a row – commercial free. This is how you welcome back a legend!”
The station looks to primarily compete with Hot 103.7, the throwback rap station now home to longtime KUBE personality and program director Eric Powers.
|KUBE 93.3 FM (100 kw) Red=Local Coverage Area|
- Carla Marie & Anthony 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Shay 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Eric Rosado 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Bootleg Kev 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.