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
My father was fanatical about popcorn and making it was one of the few rituals he observed and I remember every detail of it.
You may think the word fanatical is just more of my tedious and inevitable hyperbolizing, but my old man was a liberal Republican from the Pacific Northwest, where "process is our most important product," and popcorn, for him, was all about process.
(Disappointingly, this story was front page, above the fold in the New York Times when we awoke this morning -- as of 1:30 p (PST) this has yet to be mentioned by NPR news or appear on its web site).
Big Pharma has inserted itself in a niche on the Wall of Shame usually reserved for skeezy record companies wanting their records played by avaricious platter-jockies.
But instead of a fast-talking DJ with an extreme haircut taking envelopes bulging with cash and luxury vacations, it's an authoritative Chevy Chase doctor with a reassuring voice, and an impressive Rolodex telling info-seeking listeners to use a drug whose manufacturer has paid him exorbitant lecture fees and 100's of thousands of dollars to promote it on the air... of public radio!
Here's what Tom Taylor of trade site Radio-Info.com writes in his newsletter about the paranoia spread by Rush Limbaugh about the Fairness Doctrine the long-gone policy which he claims the socialist, autocratic Obama government will bring down on talk radio, free speech and Big Pants' bottom line.
Don't know if you've been following the ferkukkle around right-wing ex-talk host John Ziegler who's making a documentary on how Obama stole the election because the media was so biased in his favor.
He hired Zogby to ask questions of Obama supporters about the race; their answers were pre-supposed
to prove they knew more about the bad stuff about McCain than the bad stuff about Obama, because -- natch -- of the media.
That poll has now been discredited, reports that liberal rag, The Wall Street Journal and John Zogby has been forced to admit, “This was not Zogby International’s finest hour,” he said. “Something, somehow, fell through the cracks.” (not the first example of Zogby's cavernous cracks).
Dennis Miller, the former SNL comedian, sports caster turned libertarian, security conservative radio talk host and will take over KVI's 9 ta noon slot in early February. He left the Seattle market when KKOL flipped to business talk early this month.
The KVI slot is now filled with Dr. Laura Schlessinger who tells young women and gay men why they shouldn't sleep with their boyfriends. She tersely supports wives who are having trouble serving and servicing their husbands on demand as, she believes, is their Biblical role. (Laura's never lasted long in this market, though she's tried many times).
Glennn Beck, (KTTH m-f, 6-9a) in a Wendy's for a Frosty™ last Saturday night, was accosted as he stood in line by a truck driver with "food in his hair" who called him a "racist bigot."
Here's the story from the mouth of the hypermanic, pop-eyed, chubby-cheeked, arm-flapping,
spittle-spraying, race-banging, grenade-launching, cliche-spewing,
sex-obsessed, fag-baiting, right-wing cheer-king for violence against
KIRO Program Director Rod Arquette, who is also Bonneville's Vice President for Programming and Operations responds to our story about their company's relationship with gays:
Bonneville Seattle is very proud of the relationship we have with all our employees and I think they would agree. We strive every day to provide an environment that allows our employees to succeed and grow. That actually is written into our company’s mission statement and is one of the reasons
we enjoy such a high employee retention rate and loyalty. We communicate honestly and sensitively. The company is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of illegal harassment and discrimination, and our doors are always open to talk to any employee who feels they’ve been treated unfairly.
"I've never felt the need before to hide who I am at work," says "D," a gay staffer at Bonneville's Eastlake broadcast facility, "but now I'm not so sure that was a good idea."
Bonneville International owns Seattle's KIRO, KIRO FM, and KTTH; Bonneville International is holy owned by the Church of the Latter Day Saints -- or the Mormons, if you prefer.
The church was the focus of furious protests over the weekend in Seattle and major U.S. cities after LDS honchos called on California Mormons to donate time and money to the campaign for Proposition 8 to overturn a supreme court ruling permitting gay marriage.
Talk radio and the Republican Party are intertwined, and both are sinking, and their problems are mirror images of each other.
We've told you many times: neither has had much success enticing and hanging onto young, black, or Latino people nor any other than the fast-fading demographic than whites of a certain age, mostly male.
Talk radio hasn't even tried to win them, and the Republicans don't know how...
For one thing, with few exceptions talk radio's product hasn't changed even for those of us whom they've been targeting -- it's still the old "stir-'em-up & get-'em-to-call" routine based by definition on negativity, anger, cynicism -- or if the host is really good -- all three.
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.