Ichabod Caine Returning to Radio on Everett’s Classic Country 1520 AM

October 25, 2013


Ichabod Caine photo

Caine starts his new radio show on October 31st.

After months of negotiations, a deal has been made and radio personality Ichabod Caine will return to northwest radio on Everett’s Classic Country 1520 KXA. Here are the details from a press release issued by the station Friday afternoon.

It’s no trick! Seattle broadcast legend Ichabod Caine reignites the country music scene Halloween with his new program as afternoon host of Classic Country 1520, KXA. Ichabod “Caine,” not to be confused with Headless Horseman Ichabod “Crane,” will ride into AM radios throughout the northern Puget Sound region weekdays from 3-7 pm to feature the music he showcased for 23 years on Seattle radio: Cash, Hank, Willie, and Waylon.

Caine is among a handful of Northwest radio icons whose life and storied broadcast career is rooted in Washington State. Raised on the Olympic Peninsula in Forks and Port Townsend, Caine’s radio achievements in Bellingham, Spokane, Tacoma, and Seattle propelled him to earn the title of Billboard Magazine’s “Radio Personality of the Year” three times and serve as host of KING-TV’s (NBC) Evening Magazine. After a four-year hiatus from commercial radio, Ichabod’s back to raise a little…Caine!

“What a treat on Halloween for legions of fans to hear Icky radio all over again! You’ll never guess what he’ll say next, and he’s always thinking about you…not like a stalker, but like your friend,” says KXA General Manager Andrew Skotdal. “Ichabod is the wacky, funny, family friendly neighbor you want with you in the car or visiting while you’re making dinner.”

“Legendary live, local talent like Ichabod is what separates over-the-air Radio from streams of songs mixed by computers” states Chuck Maylin, executive director of the Seattle Area Radio Association. “I don’t know anyone else who’s been a fixture on local Radio longer than Ichabod.”

“Local Radio’s specialty rests in the host’s ability to connect one-on-one with listeners and for advertisers. You can entertain and bond with your listeners in a meaningful way, and have a great deal of fun while you’re doing it,” states Caine. “I’m excited to highlight everything local in the Northern Puget Sound region.”

Seattle veteran and KXA afternoon host “Stitch” Mitchell will move from afternoons to host KXA’s morning show on Halloween from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.. Mitchell’s career in Seattle radio spans from KUBE-93 to 101.5 to 97.3. Mitchell helped launch Classic Country 1520 KXA and helped establish its sales presence.
Celebrating two years on the air this October, KXA is the Seattle area’s only Classic Country station. The radio station at 1520 AM on the radio dial has developed a significant, loyal following among classic country enthusiasts in North King, Snohomish, Island, and Skagit counties, and is one of two 50,000 Watt AM radio stations operated by the Skotdal family. Classic Country 1520 KXA and Fox Sports 1380 KRKO are the only remaining full-powered, Seattle-area stations that are still operated by and licensed to a local family.


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5 Responses to “Ichabod Caine Returning to Radio on Everett’s Classic Country 1520 AM”

  1. Bob Beaver Says:

    Welcome back we in Victoria BC have missed your sence of humor and the great country music you provided in the past I for one will be tuning in to 1520 thanks

  2. dave Says:

    ICHABOD, are you still on kxa…….?
    we have not heard you now for sometime. We hope you still are. Dave in the snohomish area
    please write to me to tell us where we can listin to you, we hope soon, WILL YOU BE AT THE FAIR……….?
    THANKS dave GOD-bless!!!!!!!

  3. carol cubilie Says:

    Glad you are back Ichabod. I used to listen to you for years on KMPS. I grew up on the classical country music in the Tri Cities in the 50s and 60s. You did many quotes from different sources but there was one from a famous football coach. It had to do with excellence in whatever you do. I kept it for years then lost it. Do you by any chance remember what it was and who said it? I would appreciate if you could email it to me. I can only get AM stations if the tvs in our house are off, so most of the time listen to you when I am driving in the afternoons. Thank you so much, it is great to hear you again! Sincerely, Carol Cubilie

  4. Jason Says:

    Who will do the mooring show until Halloween I want to know.