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
Fox News motormouth Bill O'Reilly is upset—he says that his recent remarks about those oh-so-well-behaved black people in Harlem were totally taken out of context! So we wondered: Well, what context were they in? Searching through the Fox transcripts, using the terms "Black, "African" and "African-American," and discarding comments about Africa (such as about Darfur or the IMF), Intern Mary itemizes the way in which Bill O'Reilly has talked about black people.
7p: Roads & Transit Proposition 1 which is on the November ballot will be the subject of a radio free-for-all with Jessyn Farrell, of the Transportation Choices Coalition; Aaron Toso of Yes On Roads & Transit, and Mark Baerwaldt of NoToProp1.org. He's the rich guy who's personally financed the anti ad campaign roundly decried as blatant misrepresentation of the facts.
8p: Peter Goldmark will join Goldy. He's the Okanogan rancher and geneticist who ran against Republican Cathy McMorris in Eastern Washington's 5th Congressional District in 2006. He recently kicked off his campaign for State Lands Commissioner. .
Why are missing persons seemingly such low priority to local cops? Dave Ross (KIRO m-f, 9a-12p) asked that question today, about Tanya Rider, the Maple Valley woman, rescued after more than a week trapped inside her wrecked car.
A sheriff's office flack didn't have very satisfying explanations. Why did it take so long to ping her cell phone- which is the relatively easy investigative method that found her?
As we were listening to Ross, we got an email from murdered talk host, Mike Webb's sister, Marian Bogni still stinging from the bungled Missing Person's investigation that failed so spectacularly to find Mike's body even as it lay in his own house!
has given stump speeches, been in front of huge audiences, pressed the flesh by the hundreds at county fairs and been interviewed many times on the radio and TV.
"But," she says, "I have never done what I'll be doing next week."
What Caitlin, the diminutive 23-year-old elder daughter of KIRO's Dave Ross (m-f, 9a-12p) will be doing next week is filling in for him on Monday and Friday. Other fill-ins will be David Goldstein,Tuesday; Carl Jeffers, Wednesday & Thursday.
A black Eastside Republican told us,
"We know they think we're not good enough to sit down with, but now our votes
aren't fucking good enough for them to even ask us for?"
In one of the most puzzling developments in the weird Republican 2008 presidential race, the top tier candidates, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mitt Romney are avoiding Tavis Smiley's Republican Presidential debate at Morgan State University.
Only the goofball also-rans: Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo have signed up. The latest asterisk to enter the race, the noisy little Alan Keyes also will also attend. KUOW will carry the 90 minute forum live tonight at 6p. PBS' channel 12, KBTC will run it from 8 to 9:30p.
And we just love this story! It's about Bill O'Reilly, race, talk radio... and meat loaf.
Liberal watchsite Media Matters is reporting about The Big Fat Head (KTTH m-f, 9-11p) shooting his big fat mouth off on the radio last Wednesday.
Relating a recent dinner with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's, a classic Harlem soul food restaurant, O'Reilly told listeners he "couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship." O'Reilly added: "There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.' "
~ You gotta excuse us: we've had to be away from the radio a lot, and have been blogging lite, lately. We've had a big project and then, of course a death in the family. We're getting our head up out of it now, but thanks for bearing with us.
~ And oh yeah... we haven't asked for awhile: do you work in a talk radio station, and have anything to share? Need to squeal on your boss? Want to get ahead by leaking embarrasing information about your colleagues? We're here to help: discretion is what our fine old reputation is built on.
Walt Crowley, 60, died Friday evening, Sept 21, after suffering a stroke following cancer surgery.
He passed peacefully surrounded by many old friends, and one new one: a little known superhero named Captain Underpants.
(photo: John Carlson and Crowley mix it up on KIRO TV's Point CounterPoint, 1986)
Walt was a liberal, a democrat, and a populist in ways deeper than politics. Blessed with a sense of humor, and a wide-ranging curiosity; he had sense of the absurd, and a penchant for B-grade science fiction, robots, and rocket ships.
For all his wit, savviness, and irony, he was plainly and hopelessly in love with Marie McCaffrey, their's was one of the most durable and joyful marriages we've ever witnessed.
He couldn't be facile; suffer fools or bores; but he loved people. If it was you he liked- he was loyal, and generous to a fault, and that was that.
Walt cut his commentarian teeth as a political cartoonist; and took great joy in sometimes being an overlarge garlic fragment in the baba ganoush of Seattle nice.
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.