take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • Talker's Magazine
    The quirky talk radio trade mag. Check the Talk Radio Research Project- it's not very scientific, but places on the top 15 talkers list (scroll down to Talk Radio Audiences By Size)) are as hotly contested as Emmys (and mean just about as much).
  • The Advocate
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  • Media Matters
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  • Orcinus
    home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
  • Hominid Views
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    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
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    "informs, challenges, soothes and/or berates, and does so with a pleasing vocal cadence and unmatched enunciation. When you listen to IPR, integrity washes over you like lava, with the pleasing familiarity of a medium-roast coffee and a sensible muffin."
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    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
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    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • The Moderate Voice
    The voice of reason in the age of Obama, and the politics of the far-middle.
  • News Hounds
    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
  • Orbusmax
    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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Brian In Lacey wa

Today is International Disadvantaged People's Day. Please send Bryan Styblehead an
encouraging message to a retarded friend, just as I've done. I don't
care if you lick windows, interfere with farm animals, vote liberal or
occasionally sh * t yourself...You hang in there sunshine, you're
freaking special...

joanie

God save us from perfect candidates! Drugs and alcohol in college . . . what fond memories. :)

Obama? Maybe . . . maybe not.

howie in seattle

Geov and Goldy really do make a great radio couple.

sara suh

Isn't it against the law to talk about shooting a U.S. Senator? You've got some lessons to learn, Mr. Hood- somethings are not funny. How do you liberals get away with making racist remarks about an Asian woman (Irene)? She's made more of a contribution to her communtiy than you ever will.

JDB

Commentators are worried that Rush Limbaugh is either on drugs or acting when he came out against Michael J. Fox and his adds supporting Stem Cell research.

“We have no idea why Rush is doing this” said one conservative insider. “Sure, his lies usually help us, but in this case, he is bringing to the center a issue that we are clearly wrong on, and kicking a person with Parkinson’s to make his point. How that is supposed to help us keep a dolt like Jim Talent in office is beyond us,” said the source. “One has to wonder if Rush is back on drugs, or just trying to act and be funny.”

JDB

sara suh:

You need to learn to lighten up. Oh, and maybe have a fact or two to back up your assertions.

What is it about the minnow that he attracts such humor impared people?

sara suh

If I were Mr. Fox, I would be offended at Hood calling me a "gimp." That's more disgusting than what Rush said.

David Tatelman

Damn if I can figure out what you said about Irene S. that was racist, or even anything that indicates she is Asian. What the hell is Sara Suh talkin about? And as far as saying that good men tend to get shot, has she ever heard of JFK, RFK, MLK, etc, not to mention Wellstone, who wasn't shot but died anyway? It does seem that our liberal heroes tend to get disappeared doesn't it?

johnw

Hey, Mr. Hannity... so Obama drank and did drugs in college. On those grounds, I assume you vigorously opposed the presidential candidacy of George W. Bush?

No?

Well, gee...

Marsha

I don't understand what you see in Goldy's show.

His voice is really annoying: High, thin, sing-songy, and poorly pitched. Really grating. He should work on it.

His guest in the last 30 min was trying to make some good serious points and Goldy was making annoying, semi-humorous comments, that in the flow of the conversation, didn't allow him to make the points.

The show is marginal at best.

rev

If Goldy's voice is a problem, he should spend some time with KIRO's engineers and come up with a way to use audio equalization to compensate. Maybe some boost in the lower register and attenutaion in the high mid-range.

There's nothing dishonest about this. It's common practice in radio. In the old days, the manual for those great old RCA microphones said they were designed to "bring out the resonance in the trained male voice." Today's radio studio mics can do the same thing.

Al Polino

Your comments about EQ show you no nothing about 1) audio 2) radio station operation.

Zero, zilch. Nada.

joanie

sarah suh: How do you liberals get away with making racist remarks about an Asian woman (Irene)?

I thought I detected a hint of admiration for the "toothed" woman who wears the pants in the Sharkansky family. . .

Besides, I'm sure Michael has had plenty of "SO's" (read wives) . . . and he's taking them all to Guatemala.

joanie

His voice is really annoying: High, thin, sing-songy, and poorly pitched. Really grating. He should work on it. - Marsha

He's pitching his voice so much better! I can only compliment him on the rapid progress. It isn't that easy to change pitch and cadence which he's done as well.

I shared your complaint about interrupting guests but he was very controlled with Phillip Gold and he and Geov were just interacting as friends so it worked for me. If he can keep up that caliber of hosting and get the guests, I'll be listening.

Don't know why you don't give him credit because his hosting is nothing like it was . . . I'm impressed, Goldy.

Thom

Maybe some boost in the lower register and attenutaion in the high mid-range.


Isn't that the problem with all liberals?

joanie

Oh, did I just hear the shrill shriek of a Conservative?

Brian In Lacey wa

They always ask at the doctor's office why you are
there, and you have to answer in front of others what's wrong and sometimes it is embarrassing. There's nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients. I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it.


An 86 year old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk.... The Receptionist said, "Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?"

"There's something wrong with my dick", he replied. The receptionist became irritated and said, "You shouldn't come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that." "Why not? You asked me what was wrong and I told you," he said.


The Receptionist replied; "Now you've caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private."


The man replied, "You shouldn't ask people questions in a room full strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone. The man walked out, waited several minutes and then re-entered. The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, "Yes??" "There's something wrong with my ear", he stated. The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice. "And what is wrong with your ear, Sir??"


"I can't piss out of it," he replied.


The waiting room erupted in laughter. Mess with seniors and you're gonna lose.

Tommy008

Does Teresa Joy still expect to be taken seriously as a newsperson? She always played the news straight when she was on KIRO but have you noticed that since she's been with Backwoods Boze and the Cocky Little Twerp in the mornings on KTTH, she peppers her news reports with little zingers towards libs and dems, and other comments revealing her conservative leanings. Just now she described reporters at Bush'es press conference as "trying to corner him". How about just trying to get a straight answer out of him?

sparky

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A longtime friend and adviser to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is fighting the unsealing of his divorce case to hide his "bad behavior and possible illegal actions," his ex-wife has alleged in a court filing.

Angela Douglas, the former wife of lobbyist Ron Dotzauer, also suggested that the improper sealing of the case in 1994 "led to improper practices that would not have otherwise occurred." Her declaration was filed last week and provided to reporters after a Snohomish County Superior Court hearing Tuesday.

"I believe Ron is trying ... to prevent public disclosure of incidents of his poor judgment, bad behavior and possible illegal actions," Douglas said in the filing.

Cynthia First, Dotzauer's current wife and attorney, said in court that her husband wants the file to remain largely sealed to protect his 16-year-old daughter.
...
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wynne has said that the 1994 order sealing the divorce file was overly broad and improper. At a hearing Tuesday, he began sifting through the file to determine which documents should be unsealed.
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Interesting that they chose to file with a judge in Snohomish County

sparky

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A longtime friend and adviser to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is fighting the unsealing of his divorce case to hide his "bad behavior and possible illegal actions," his ex-wife has alleged in a court filing.

Angela Douglas, the former wife of lobbyist Ron Dotzauer, also suggested that the improper sealing of the case in 1994 "led to improper practices that would not have otherwise occurred." Her declaration was filed last week and provided to reporters after a Snohomish County Superior Court hearing Tuesday.

"I believe Ron is trying ... to prevent public disclosure of incidents of his poor judgment, bad behavior and possible illegal actions," Douglas said in the filing.

Cynthia First, Dotzauer's current wife and attorney, said in court that her husband wants the file to remain largely sealed to protect his 16-year-old daughter.
...
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wynne has said that the 1994 order sealing the divorce file was overly broad and improper. At a hearing Tuesday, he began sifting through the file to determine which documents should be unsealed.
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Interesting that they chose to file with a judge in Snohomish County

sparky

sorry for the hiccup

lukobe

david tatelman wrote Damn if I can figure out what you said about Irene S. that was racist, or even anything that indicates she is Asian.

"Song" is a Korean last name.

rev

>Your comments about EQ show you no nothing about 1) audio 2) radio station operation.

Mr. Polino:

I have worked in radio since 1963. My work has been broadcast on CBS, NBC, Mutual, both ABCs (in the US and Australia), NPR, the BBC, the CBC, the Voice of America, and other national and international broadcast services around the world, along with dozens of local stations. I have also produced and engineered more tha a dozen LPs and CDs. I can assure you that I know a great deal more than "nothing" about both audio and broadcast radio.

What are your qualifications?

I don't know what specific equipment is in KIRO's on-air studio, but I am quite certain that it is possible to patch an audio equalizer into a microphone channel. It may not not be common practice at KIRO, but it could be done.

In the future, may I suggest that you refrain from ad hominem attacks?

Dave

As a long time broadcast engineer, I can tell you that mic processing has little or no effect in changing the overall properties of a voice. Either you have it, or you don't. You can't turn a pipsqueak into Dave Niehaus with a magic box. The reason that most novices don't sound good on the radio is that they haven't honed their talent and/or voice over a period of time, which in my opinion Mr. Goldstein obviously hasn't.

Tommy008

One personal note re Tom Wales- The Republican creep who has the yacht next to mine and I were talking about the Tom Wales case once. I explained how he'd been murdered and the murderer was still at large. The Creep was aware of Wales postion at Washington Ceasefire. This guy is not just a Republican, but a "torches and pitchforks" KVI/Suits bona fide gunnut who owns but doesn't carry, and goes to gun shows (once he invited me to a gun show, and I almost inhaled my coffee because of my laughing). "The NRA must really be proud of him," this sick mofo responded, about the murderer. You'll be pleased to know that I no longer speak to him. He's the resident marina jackass. Mean people suck.

Oly

Re: the Limbaugh vs Fox story: Speaking of diseases, has Rush ever been tested for Tourette's? It's almost as if his brain, such as it is, has no control over his mouth.

Also, may we now expect Sara Suh to admonish Tommy's primitive neighbor for his tasteless joke, now that she has vomited her dudgeon on BlaM for his spot-on reminder that more than one charismatic Democrat has met with a violent end?

joanie

Interesting that they chose to file with a judge in Snohomish County.

Sparky, it's rigged on both sides. I wouldn't have expected any different.

Dave: ... they haven't honed their talent and/or voice over a period of time, which in my opinion Mr. Goldstein obviously hasn't.

It is obvious he hasn't had the time so why mention it? But, his voice over the course of only a few weeks has taken on a very nice timbre . . . cantcha give credit where credit due?

Nothing "obvious" to me about his voice . . . progressing nicely, I'd say.

BTW, I wonder what you think of 710Dori's voice? He's been at it a long, long time.

sparky

I heard he slobbers on the mic

joanie

Yuck!

chris

He looks like Fred Flintstone.

JDB

The worse are smokers on the mic.

Olberman just showed an add for Arlene Specter (R) PA done by Michael J. Fox during his last election supporting him because he supported stem cell research.

Wonder how many days Limbaugh spent on Mr. Fox being "exploited" then?

Limbaugh, what an Oxy-moron.

Rich

Dori and Don have a voice that is way too loud and grating

Postman

Diminutive? No one has ever said that about me. Stocky. Disheveled. Chubby at times. Aren't we about the same height Michael? I'm a statuesque 5'7 1/2".

And I know it's hard for reporters t write nice stories about people. It must be particularly hard to say something nice about a Timesman when so many are up in arms about the place.

But thanks for the story. (I know reporters hate hearing that so I'm going to be sure to repeat it often.) It was nice to be recognized.

Diminutive

blathering michael

Dimi: you tower over Dave Ross, maybe. Me- I'm statuesque at 5'10 and a half even after I've kicked off the Birks.

Thanks for sitting down for that story- I know how reporters hate to be the news.

I'm not up in arms about your employer- I love the Times in the morning- it's what keeps my bowels moving- and that's more important than petty editorial differences any day.

joanie

Those "halves" are pretty important, huh, guys!

sarah suh

sarah suh = [email protected]

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