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About Mike Gastineau

Mike Gastineau has been a fixture in the Seattle sports community since his arrival in June of 1991. In a business where loyalty and longevity are rarely used in the same sentence his 21-year career at KJR Radio screams out both. During his time at KJR Gas created the KJR Kares-a-thon, a yearly charity radio show that raised over $1.5 million for various Puget Sound-area charities.

TOP CONCERN FOR HAWKS GAME WEARS #9.

By |2014-01-10T09:58:46+00:00January 10th, 2014|

Puck, Furness, and Jerry Brewer. What the hell? I was listening to KJR this week and heard a long discussion between Ian Furness and Jason Puckett on concerns they might have for Saturday’s divisional playoff game versus New Orleans. Not surprisingly the list became somewhat of an exercise in the trivial. The Seahawks have been [...]

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2011 SEAHAWKS SAINTS PLAYOFF GAME PRODUCED MEMORABLE LAST HURRAH FOR A SEATTLE LEGEND

By |2014-01-08T08:56:59+00:00January 7th, 2014|

January 8th, 2011 had started exactly the way most so-called NFL  experts predicted it would which was bad news for the 66,366 who had made their way into what was then known as Qwest Field. The heavily favored and defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints had jumped out to a 10 to 0 lead in [...]

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SEAHAWKS CURRENT POSITION UNIMAGINABLE FOUR YEARS AGO

By |2014-01-06T11:34:21+00:00January 6th, 2014|

Four years ago this Saturday the Seahawks hired Pete Carroll to be their head coach. In the midst of one of the headiest seasons any Seattle team has ever enjoyed it’s difficult to remember that at the time the Seahawks were not only questioned (by media and fans alike) for the hire but were also portrayed [...]

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ONE MORE WIN

By |2013-12-22T20:39:51+00:00December 22nd, 2013|

MAY 31st, 1996 Fatigue and a hangover were delivering alternating left right punches to my body as I made my way carefully down the aisle of the Southwest Airlines 737 that would ferry me from Salt Lake City to Seattle. It was mid morning and if all went as expected we'd land in the Emerald City [...]

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GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS ON OLYMPIA EVENT

By |2013-12-20T15:49:33+00:00December 20th, 2013|

The GOOD NEWS  is we were able to reschedule our book signing and selling party at Anthony's in Olympia for this coming Monday night, December 23rd. I'll be there from 5 to 8pm. This will be the final book event before Christmas and it's your chance to get your book signed by Kasey Keller and me. [...]

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Message to Olympia area Sounders fans:

By |2013-12-17T11:27:18+00:00December 17th, 2013|

I wish to sincerely apologize to those of you who made it to Anthony’s Homeport in Olympia on Monday night to celebrate the season, the great career of Kasey Keller, and my book “Sounders FC: Authentic Masterpiece.” In 37 years of broadcasting and writing this is the first time I ever missed an assignment. I was [...]

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U MAD? U MAD BRO? UH…WHY?

By |2013-12-10T12:46:37+00:00December 10th, 2013|

Maybe it’s the rain. Maybe it’s the one major professional championship in our city’s history; won of course by a team that doesn’t exist anymore. (Two if you count the Seattle Metropolitans 1917 Stanley Cup win over Montreal. Of course, THEY don’t exist anymore, either.) Maybe it’s the gnawing, unending fear that Big Bertha is permanently [...]

MLS NEEDS TO PICK UP PACE OF PLAYOFFS

By |2013-12-05T10:25:17+00:00December 5th, 2013|

Real Salt Lake will challenge Sporting Kansas City Saturday afternoon for the MLS Cup. To gear up for this monumental challenge the Salt Lake side played exactly 90 minutes of soccer in the 27 days leading up to the title game.  This gives KC a huge edge since the Sportings (?) played 90 minutes in 28 [...]

SOCCER MEDIA COVERAGE LACKING? WHAT? WHERE?

By |2013-11-12T11:36:48+00:00November 12th, 2013|

    That Calvin and Hobbes cartoon was a birthday present from my lovely wife many years ago. It is among my most prized possessions and hangs in a place of honor in my office. It's been almost a year since I left KJR radio and I've spent much of my time in the past 11 [...]