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
    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.
  • Howie in Seattle
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  • Streaming Radio Guide
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    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
  • 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
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  • 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.
  • News Corpse
    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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sparky

anyone else having trouble with the stream? I have cable and it keeps hiccupping and freezing

sparky

fine....it quit, was offline for a minute and when it came back on, the stage was empty...lol..nice try KPTK

chucks

Did not work for me either.
Comcast?

sparky

yes Comcast here. I got it to work, but it would last about 10 seconds and then buffer again. I followed the suggestions for extending the bandwith time, but it didnt make any difference...

hEY Bla'm...it looked like people were cooking inside Town Hall..

joanie

I have EARTHLINK AND IT WENT DOWN AGAIN! My earthlink GOES DOWN about ONCE A DAY. When I was on jury duty, I was accompanied by five tech guys. We spent a whole day talking internet service. One thing I learned from them is that Earthlink uses equipment from other companies(instead of its own) and my modem is over three years old and needs to be replaced.

They said modems should be replaced yearly or so but if you don't complain a lot, the service provider will never replace it. So, when I called the Philappines (where my calls end up for tech service), I asked the tech guy and he said yes, a new modem would probably help. I said a new modem might be too little too late! But, I think I'll have them send it anyway just to get some revenge and then switch.

So, I didn't get to hear it either. However, it will be televised on the Seattle Channel because Town Halls always are. I'll let you know. You may not get Seattle Channel on TV, Sparky, but you can always hear them on demand on line once they are made available.

coiler

Yes, earthlink uses contracted phone # like from 3 Com and others ( I called Qwest and they tracked it down) and occasionally they are turned off and voila! You then have to use a new #. Usually though it just dumps you until you re-connect. I think they are barely hanging on as it is in a broadband world.

Gusto

They are an Inline-6 in a Hemi world.

sparky

Be careful Joanie..Comcast always tells you you need a new modem and my brother, the techie, says absolutely not. They told me that too, and it turned out that Comcast had damaged my line when putting in a new connection to a neighbor.

oops

It took them about 4 hours to figure out the problem, but I had some inside info on the problem they didnt screw around with the "new modem " excuse anymore, and finally they found it and were able to fix it.

joanie

Thanks, Coiler. I do have to reconnect to their server at least once a day. Stuff like last night probably two or three times a year. Just gets old.

Regarding the box, Sparky. It was the five juror techies that told me that . . . not Earthlink. When I mentioned that to my Earthlink techie, he said "that is correct" and told me to ask customer service for a credit for lack of service and for a new box. Then he lost my connection while transferring me.

I called back, went through the automated interrogation, reexplained my problem and the need to go to customer service, and customer service had just closed.

Hmm, I wonder if customer service is open on Sunday?

sparky

Sorry if I said Earthlink..it was Comcast that told me I needed a new modem. Of course it is possible you need a new modem, but it seems to be the answer of choice if they ( all of them) dont know what is wrong. That is what is hard about diagnosing over the phone!

joanie

No, I think you said Comcast. I was only commenting that it was my co-jurors (not techies for internet companies but people in the business "connection" world and one in sales) who said that boxes get better . . . If I ever get a new box from Earthlink, I'll let you know if there's a difference.

coiler

Yes, even a 383 would be faster than the 225ci slant earthlink.

sparky

Hahah...Big Eddie is whining right now--apparently he is getting grief for making disparaging comments last Saturday night about Muslims,( apparently he was unaware that Cenk from Young Turks is Muslim ) and he is insisting that people go to the KPTK website and listen to the webcast of the saturday night show to hear for themselves that he is NOT a bigot.

Jeez, Ed, just apologize for saying something out of line, even if you dont remember saying it, and move on. People will respect you more for that than for trying to defend yourself. ugh.

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