Sports with Art Thiel
Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick and commentator Art Thiel have been talking sports every Friday on 88.5 for the past 10 years.
They cover all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. Kirsten and Art also talk about the business of sports, such as the proposal to build a new arena in Seattle. Other issues they've discussed include head injuries in sports and the crackdown on domestic violence.
Art Thiel was the longtime sports columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He is now the co-founder of the website Sportspress Northwest. In 2003 he wrote the definitive book about the Seattle Mariners, “Out of Left Field which became a regional bestseller. In 2009, he co-authored “The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists.
Thiel offers a unique and informed perspective to 88.5 listeners. His philosophy for his commentary on KNKX is to give the casual sports fan "enough information to be interesting at a party."
You can hear Sports with Art Thiel every Friday on Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45 and on All Things Considered at 4:44 on 88.5 KNKX.