Nationally known radio host and award-winning comedian and Seattle keynoter!

Bill Radke

National Radio Host and Award-winning Comedian!!!

Bill Radke now hosts KUOW's The Record weekdays at noon. Bill was KUOW's morning host in the '90s, and then he created Rewind, a news-satire show heard on KUOW and nationwide on NPR. Next, Bill moved away to Southern California to host American Public Media's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report. He returned to Seattle in 2010, hosting on KIRO-FM for two years. And now he's back home to start our days with smart news coverage and smart humor.

The Seattle Times called Bill Radke the city's Jerry Seinfeld. He's been a comedian -- winning the Seattle International Standup Competition -- a newspaper columnist, and an author.

Bill excelled as a nationwide public radio star. Every morning, as host of Marketplace Morning Report, he updated more than 5 million listeners on the economy. Before Marketplace, he made America laugh on NPR's satire program Rewind. And we spent our off-hours with him on Weekend America. Many remember him as the host NPR's Morning Edition for about seven years and appeared on KUOW from 1991-2004

This keynoter KNOWS the Seattle area - I've got parents in Lacey, I've got siblings practically everywhere - Kirkland, Kent, Whidbey, Vashon Island. He wrote a weekly column in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and wrote a book called Seattle.

Mr. Radke thinks that having grown up the middle of nine children explains his attention-getting style. “A radio studio is a place I could finally talk without being interrupted!" Bill brings that wit, wisdom and humor to his speeches. He weaves his life and career into a series of hilarious stories. He takes questions about the national media. And he offers his insights into business and the economy – always bringing his natural, incisive sense of humor into play.

He's given acclaimed keynotes to clients as diverse as candy makers, building contractors, insurance companies, land surveyors, teachers and many others. Bill Radke has spoken for Boeing, SAM, Northmarq and Coca Cola… at conventions, associations, societies…the list goes on.

The thing they all have in common is how delighted they were with Bill Radke. The following "raves" from clients indicate his popularity and willingness to go "the extra mile" for all groups.

"Nothing but accolades from our guests about your keynote!" Sparling Electrical Contractors

"We haven't laughed so hard at one of our keynotes in a long time!" Retail Confectioners International

Our Staff Appreciation dinner last week was the best attended event in our history! Your material was very tasteful and hilarious - subjects we could all identify with! You involved the audience in delightful ways and we appreciated your relaxed tone. Just what the doctor ordered" - low-key, light and hilarious! Thurston-Mason Counties Dental Society

Bill did an excellent job of keeping his talk humorous and also making it personal for our group. He called and asked some industry “dirt” to make the presentation meaningful, personal and humorous.  Land Surveyors Association of WA