MIHS Broadcast Media Teacher Joe Bryant Attends Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony For The Bob Rivers Show
Mercer Island, WA, November 3, 2023 - Mercer Island High School Broadcast Media teacher Joe Bryant recently returned from New York City where he attended the induction ceremony for the Bob Rivers Show into the Radio Hall of Fame.
Bryant joined the MIHS in 2015 after a 25 year radio career beginning as the producer and eventually co-hosting The Bob Rivers Show with Bob, Spike and Joe on Seattle radio stations KISW, KZOK and KJR-FM. The popular show was a one of a kind improv talk show–irreverent yet family friendly, with sharp writing, a smart cast, and their popular Twisted Tunes, song parodies aired internationally and distributed on Atlantic Records
“Bob Rivers is now officially a Radio icon and inductee into the Radio Hall of Fame! I’m very proud of the work we did together for 25 years and feel super privileged to be part of the Bob Rivers Show story,” said Bryant from New York.
“During his speech Bob spoke of how important it is to mentor and inspire others. He’s always been my biggest radio role model and I am blessed to now get the opportunity to share everything I have learned about broadcasting with the students of Mercer Island High. I would love to someday see a KMIH alum inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame!”
The Bob Rivers Show helped support the birth of Grunge in Seattle. Bob played keyboards and “managed” the show’s band, Spike and the Impalers, which featured Rock N Roll Hall of Fame guests and played to tens of thousands annually, selling out stages usually reserved for touring acts.
Bryant is the general manager of KMIH 88.9 The Bridge which broadcasts out of Mercer Island High School. In March 16 of Bryant’s students were honored with Golden Microphone Awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcast System. Also last year six of his radio broadcast students won podcast awards, five from the New York Times and one from National Public Radio (NPR).
The MIHS Computer Repair Club is running a used technology donation drive on Saturday, December 9th from 1pm-4 pm at Mercer Island High School.
In October and November students at Crest Learning Center have been doing a multi-modal examination of Asian American experiences and history in the United States.
The student broadcasters at Mercer Island High School’s radio station, KMIH 88.9 The Bridge, have come away with three top honors at the annual John Drury Broadcasting Awards in Chicago.
On Monday, the Marching Band will appear on the Today Show on NBC. The band’s appearance on the Today Show will highlight their participation and performance in the parade. The Today Show can be seen on KING 5 starting at 7am. While exact times the band will be on are subject to change, it is anticipated the band segments on the Today Show will be at 8:30am and 8:52am.
FOX 13 Seattle shows Good Day Seattle and Studio 13 Live highlighted Mercer Island High School students, classes, and programs this morning with live segments on their shows.