Friday, June 29, 2007

Mike Webb's body found at his Queen Anne home

The King County Medical Examiner's office said that a body recovered from a Queen Anne home is that of missing openly Gay talk show host Mike Webb. The death has been ruled a homicide due to stab wounds found on the body.

Longtime Gay rights advocate and real estate agent David Neth discovered the body Thursday under a blue tarp in a crawl space at a home he rented to Webb for the last 14 years. The entry to the crawl space had been blocked.

Family and friends filed a missing person's report in May after not hearing from Webb.

Webb had hosted a top-rated radio show for years on 710 KIRO AM until December 2005. He also hosted a show from 1999-2000 on the nation's first GLBT radio network, GAYBC. in recent years, he hosted a radio webcast from his website,

GAYBC Radio founder John McMullen is hosting a tribute webcast from the website from 3 to 5 pm Pacific, 6 to 8 pm Eastern on Friday, June 29. Webb's former KIRO producer Jeremy Grater, close friend Bob Vesely (who filed the original missing person's report), and Webb's former program director, Tom Clendening, are among the guests. An archive of the tribute will also be available beginning on Monday, July 2, at

On a personal note, I had been on Webb's KIRO program several times, his radio program and, more recently, on his webcast. I had also been to his Queen Anne home once several years ago. As a fan of Mike Webb, I am truly saddened by the news of Webb's death.

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