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
Al Franken's U.S. Senate campaign in Minnesota has turned a corner.
After a tough summer with a series of setbacks, there were plenty of announcements of his demise, but the former comedian and talk host is actually, barely, minutely leading Bushite neocon incumbent Norm Coleman.
~~ according to the AP: Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people. Nielsen said more people watched Obama than the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, the final American Idol or the Academy Awards.
~~ we were wrong, wrong, wrong: PD Dennis Kelly writes to say KVI and KOMO ran the Obama speech last night, though without commentary or listener call-ins.
It could be a matter of another rodent exiting the marine transportation, but Eric Slocum, after six years at KOMO Newsradio (and over a decade as anchor on KOMO teevee) says he's leaving the Fisher auspices to write a memoir.
Or it may be, as he's written in one of his poems: "... what is perceived as vanity or greed may indeed be the will to live."
You thought we might escape rehashing the 1960's during this campaign since the Democrat Barack Obama is not a boomer and was a kid during Vietnam?
You were wrong.
While Democrats were at their national convention and bathing in the soothing warmth of party unity and optimism, right-wing radio -- Rush, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity -- even li'l Dori Monson, The diminutive King of Seattle Talk Radio strode out Tuesday in customary GOP lockstep.
Starting Monday at 5a Seattle listeners will be able to get a local take on the Democratic Convention and be able to call in to hosts and guests during the busy schedule through convention's end Thursday.
Dave Ross will broadcast from Denver, (KIRO m-f, 9a-12p); Dori Monson (KIRO) and Michael Medved (KTTH) will carry convention coverage from 12-3p.
Air America will be doing gavel-to gavel:
The Thom Hartmann Program" (KPTK m-f, 9a-12p-3P) and "The Rachel Maddow Show" (weekdays 3-6p), both broadcasting live from Denver.
"Convention: Special Team Coverage" airs all four nights of the convention beginning at 6p, featuring Maddow, Hartmann, Mark Green, David Bender and special guests discussing the daily happenings on and off the convent ion floor.
Air America's Web site editor-in-chief Sam Seder is blogging live from both Denver and Minneapolis, posting text, audio and video updates to www.airamerica.com throughout the conventions.
Air America's Web site, www.airamerica.com, will also feature live audio streaming from the podium of the evening's Convention proceedings.
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.