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 No, not THAT Advocate... it's the Northwest Progressive Institute's Official Blog.
Media Matters Documentation of right-wing media in video, audio and text.
Orcinus home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
Hominid Views "People, politics, science, and whatnot"
Darryl is a statistician who fights imperialism with empiricism, gives good links and wry commentary.
Jesus' General An 11 on the Manly Scale of Absolute Gender, a 12 on the Heavenly Scale of the 10 Commandments and a 6 on the earthly scale of the Immaculately Groomed.
Irrational Public Radio "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."
The Maddow Blog Here's the hyper-interactive La Raych of MSNBC. daily show-vids, freakishly geeky research, and classy graphics.
Northwest Broadcasters 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.
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
He told Steve Scher, Thursday, on KUOW's' Weekday (m-f, 9-11a) that liberals are giving Moslems a pass on human rights they wouldn't tolerate of anyone in America.
No New Age Indian, Alexie, 40, is a prolific author, poet, filmmaker,
and stand-up comedian who was raised "reservation poor," on a reservation
near Wellpinit, WA. He's enjoyed acclaim equal to his works. His third novel, Flight, (Black Cat, April 2007) is about to be released.
As a political and social commentator, he has the abilty to make just about everybody
uncomfortable- the right for sure- but also fellow leftists.
Since he is who he is- a real Indian, an artist and a poet- he usually
gets a pass on when he makes known his politically incorrect purviews or searing observations
that many- especially progressives- wouldn't dare make.
State Attorney General Rob McKenna will join Goldy on the radio Thursday evening at 9p. He's filling in for Frank Shiers for the rest of this week (KIRO 9p-1a).
And we're pretty sure he'll send bouquets to his old Republican
colleague, John McKay, who was famously fired by "loyal Bushies,"
apparently because he wouldn't call a grand jury for the gubernatorial
election kerfuffle of 2004.
We've been harping about how we think the downfall of President Bush has helped to negatively impact talk radio- a medium dominated by the right.
But conservative LA talker, John Ziegler of KFI writes in the new Talker's Magazine that more specifically it's support of the Iraq War by talk hosts accounts for at least some of the softening of the numbers- including his own.
After last week's hard hitting interview and stunning scoop with top national newsmaker Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, KIRO news got word today that they pretty much swept the Edward R. Murrow Awards for the region in the large market category.
The syndicated Dennis Miller Show, in an inauspicious launch,
will be picked up by KKOL, starting Monday, Mar. 26. He'll be heard
from Mondays-Fridays at 12-3p, replacing Jerry Doyle.
It's inauspicious because, as Baroosk at Talking Radio points out, the carpet sure doesn't match the drapes.
The pre-launch hype
flacked by Westwood One was the Miller show having some 80 stations to
start, but the cynical conservative convert will only launch with
eleven- 8 of which are Salem stations like the 50,000 watt cigarette
He enters the Seattle market in a tough slot- one filled with the big boys- Ed Shultz, Medved, Dori Monson and Hannity.
Listening to Rush and Hannity is like being on a Second Life isle designed by freepers full of Jägermeister. In this brave, old, cast iron utopia, Bush is heroic, eloquent, capable, brave, clean and reverent. As God smiles down on The Shining City Upon The Hill, we're winning the war; the check's in the mail; and anyone who disagrees must leave the island.
We've opined that the blatant fantasy of this Bush loyalism has
turned off talk radio listeners because of its sheer incredulity- even to the
conservaive bretheran. But a serious new study buttresses our theory
that talk radio's troubles are, in part, because conservatism is being
~ The man in the middle, Attorney General Antonio "Speedy" Gonzales will be on with Jane and Tony on Newsradio 710 KIRO's Morning News at 7:50 on Friday morning. He's a great get, kids, but we're thinkin' he must be history if he's doing the morning news in Seattle...
~ We're loving the feud, the kiss, and makeup of Rush and Arnold.
Rush called the Governator a sellout, then Arnold said, "Rush Limbaugh
is irrelevant. I am not his servant." Then it was all on-air
kissy-lips; Arnold espousing his liberal views on health care, and
immigration while Limbaugh made nervous nice-nice with the see-gars,
which are just about all they have in common. It's a cameo shot of the
'08 race when the GOP will explode like a $2 suitcase. Rush later told
listeners: "I want to remind all of you people in California, from the
get-go I have told you he was not a conservative. He's a good guy, but
he's not a conservative. He's a Republican." (author' note: hee, hee.)
KIROFM 97.3 Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
KVI am 570 KHz Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits.
Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
KTTH am 770 KHz Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
KPTK am 1090 KHz Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
KLFE AM 1590 kHz Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
KOMOAM News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.