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
The Seventh floor of Frederick & Nelson was the first kitchenware store many of us ever saw in the Northwest and it was a wondrous place in our mid-century world of Jello molds and pigs-in-a-blanket.
It was Christmas,1968 and the Gift of the Year that year was
ultimate kitchen gadget, the machine that promised to end kitchen
drudgery as we knew it, the fabulous CuisinArt food processor.
But Frederick's was filled with mushroom brushes and lemon zesters and berry buzzers and nut beaters. There were dill mills and peach pippers and muffin mallets and shrimp zippers and pickle planes and piping pokes and truffle duffles and radical ideas in corkscrew technology.
We've been trying to ignore the rumors that went public last week when FiveThirtyEight.com reported that bottle-blonde blabbermouth Chris Matthews was staffing up to run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania! (whatever's the opposite of a thrill running up or down our leg? we're feeling it).
Moderate Republican Arlen Specter's seat could be either vulnerable or open, he'll be 80 in 2010 when it comes up.
Sounds like Joe Scarborough will be trying it on the radio once again. If you don't have a teevee: he's a charming Floridian; a Republican ex-congressman; MSNBC''s early morning host Morning Joe, proudly rouge du neck, and a well-known prick.
He's reportedly convinced Citadel’s ABC Radio Networks to give him a chance at a 10-11:45a program that's reportedly to air on WABC in NY, and be nationally syndicated.
(photo: Morning Joe in the "hay" day of Haircut Republicans)
(Scarborough was syndicated for Westwood briefly in 2005, but lasted only 4 months. Citadel suits a betting he's got enough national juice to make it now after his successful MSNBC show).
Oh no. Reports are coming in on a new culture war opening on a new culture front -- it's Thanksgiving, that feast day whose theme is gratitude, but in reality is "fatitude," as the rap song says.
As for the War on Christmas, the religionistas want more God than gravy in the holiday, and more gratitude than pie. But it's also waged by cranky Indians who consider the holiday a white people's celebration of the beginning of an ethnic-cleansing pageant at which their ancestors played the part of the bathtub ring.
The first shot has been fired in the 2008 War on Xmas, this time the secular progressive forces tried to take the Christ out of a faith-based, boat parade.
As we say nearly every day: "Thank God for Laura Ingraham!" who, filling in for Bill O'Reilly Monday has reported the latest atrocity in Patchoque, New York, a Long Island village under attack by the faithless.
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.