Morning Scramble Show Celebrates a Milestone

Co-hosts Michael Whitmore and Shelley Hanna can be heard at 101.9fm, KVSH or streamed live online.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:24pm
  • Arts

The 300th episode of the Friday Morning Scramble with Michael Whitmore and Shelley Hanna will air from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, on KVSH, the Voice of Vashon.

The show began in late April of 2015, in VoV’s bunker-like old studio up on Sunrise Ridge.

Michael Whitmore and then co-host Dianne Krouse began the Friday Morning Scramble, spotlighting music from slightly outside the mainstream. Eventually, the show moved into the warm, windowed, storefront studio on Vashon Highway.

In January 2018, Shelley Hanna took over the co-chair spot full time, bringing fresh new game to the show. The music got more interesting, with the pair spinning all kinds of genres, including jazz, soul, afrobeat, funk, rhythm and blues, electronica, indie and post-rock.

Segments were added or augmented, like “Cage Match” (where artists or different versions of a song are pitted against each other in brutal smackdown), “Today’s Holidays, Whaaat!?” (where Shelley and Michael play some of their favorite songs that might surprise the audience), “Horoscopes in Bed” and “Granny’s Finds.”

The most popular morning segment, every Friday morning at 10 a.m, is “It’s Time to Count the Subarus!” With Kraftwerk’s classic track Autobahn playing in the background, Whitmore and Hanna count the Subarus driving past the studio for a not-quite-random six and a half minutes.

The record, for those who are curious, is 20 Subarus, set on April 3, 2020.

The Friday Morning Scramble with Michael Whitmore and Shelley Hanna, like all shows on the Voice of Vashon, can be heard on the island at 101.9fm, KVSH or streamed live at voiceofvashon.org.

Check out more about The Friday Morning Scramble at facebook.com/FridayMorningScramble.

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