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
It's the most recent live and local talk show live in the dead radio world mostly inhabited by zombies beamed-in from outer space.
And now it's a year old. While that's a sad commentary on local radio - a wasteland once a boiling crucible of creativity - that this little petunia in the onion patch of KVI weekend brokered shows and infomercials has survived and thrived, should be celebrated.
"Hiking the Appalachian Trail" is reportedly the new code/euphemism for having illicit sex in the political class. This after Southern "values" politician Gov. Mark Sanford's obfuscation of his travel plans when he was actually having an assignation in Argentina.
An old code in Seattle for a secret fuck-date was "going to Tukwila." You could go to Tukwila in the back seat of your co-worker's car in a downtown parking garage; in a no-tel on Aurora Avenue or in the ladies' room at The Comet.
It's an inconsequential book. There's no new information, and it neither asks new questions; nor anything of its readers. (Plus, there are no pictures, always a disappointment in a geezerly book about radio).
It's Censorship, The Threat to Silence Talk Radio by Brian Jennings and we waited until we could get it new at Amazon for $5.52. (Advice: don't pay retail for this dog!)
Two wars; ground-breaking healthcare legislation, cap & trade near to passing; new violence in Iran; a prominent governor admits to traveling to his lover in Argentina on the public's dime, the passing of Farrah Fawcett, and EVERY GODDAMN CABLE NEWS SHOW HAS BEEN PRE-EMPTED BY ENDLESS NARRATION AND NEWS COPTER VIEWS OF THE CROWD GATHERING OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL WHERE MICHAEL JACKSON DIED!
Jackson was a pop star, btw and a peculiar has-been at that.- why must the news machine be halted?
As talk radio blah-blahs out one side of its mouth bemoaning the "Cash for Clunkers" bill as a big government, "European-style" socialist handout, the radio business management side is hoping it'll provide a kick in the ass in a dreary summer in ad sales.
(Photo: "Sweaty Betty" queen of the BlatherWatch fleet)
Ah yes, we remember Shawna Forde... she's the peppy, flirty, blonde, anti-immigration, Everett activist charged last week with 2 counts of first degree murder in Arizona.
On assignment for The Stranger, we talked to her in 2007 at an Everett anti-immigration rally she helped organize billed as "The Great Gringo Awakens From Siesta," featuring Jim Gilchrist, the disreputable founder of the Minuteman Project.
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.