take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • 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.
  • Howie in Seattle
    Howie Martin is the Abe Linkin' of progressive Seattle.
  • Streaming Radio Guide
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
  • 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.
  • News Corpse
    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • 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 Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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June 09, 2009



There's a great little app for your iPhone called "WunderRadio". Picks up FM & AM all over the world. Cheap to download and turns your phone into a radio. It seems to do the trick!


They want to promote use of the iTunes store. Podcasting is a rediculous concept but they promote it anyway becuase it requires... the iTunes store.


Heard a review Sunday - on KIRO I think - about the Pre which, according to the reviewer, will give IPHONE a run for its money.

He loves the styling and new OS which is web based - WebOS. But, he also thinks that the one advantage the Iphone has is the iTumes store

dave (not dave ross)

the pre is a good first try joanie, and probably worth looking at for some people's needs, however it doesnt give the iphone mudh to worry about.

dave (not dave ross)

the pre doesnt give apple MUCH to worry about, either.


The Apple i-phone is revolutionary, there is nothing out there that compares, period!
(And, nothing on the drawing board that I've read about that even comes close to threatening it, for that matter)


I agree, I have an iPhone. I wish it had an FM tuner but it already does a rediculous amount of stuff. Internet access, email, cell phone, iPod with built in speakers, nice camera and lots of free programs available to jailbroken phones, a couple of which I use for doing business.

Although I have to say the new 3GS doesn't offer much that the the older 3G doesn't already have. They went from 1000 features to 1005. If the 3G is really going to be priced $100 cheaper than the 3GS I'd say get the older 3G - no brainer.

Dave (not dave ross)

yes, AA the current iphone 3G that is now only 99.00 is a great value. i still have the first gen iphone so i am ready to upgrade to the 3Gs. the new version does have a faster internet speed, faster operating system, 3.2 camera with autofocus, and video with internal editing and at least double the memory. But if you have a 3G now and would have to pay full price for a 3Gs its not a good value.


Yeah that full price thing is pissing a lot of customers off but it's practical from AT&T's POV. They broke the true cost of the $199 3G iPhone up over the life of the two year contract. They need to be compensated for that.

To say the 3G is $99 is a marketing gimmick, it's really $299 or whatever with $99 up front and the other $200 spread out over two years.


I think they missed the boat on naming it. They should have gone with "prix" rather than "pre." "Pre" just doesn't look finished.

I have basic phone service for $10 a month and 25 cents a minute. My phone is for emergencies.

Do any of these darn phones every come in clearly? I use it mostly when I travel and I'm always having trouble picking up signals. It is annoying.


you get what you pay for

Aristel AV 48

Good post. I am going to save the URL and will definitely visit again.
Keep it up!!

Monster Beats

iphone has become a necessity in our lives

brocko bama

Some smart phones do have FM tuners that don't work well. AM is out of the question because it is even more sensitive to the radio interference that is generated by the phone itself. Dropping radio tuners from the iPhone was a trade-off and Apple made the right choice. If the feature doesn't work get rid of it. There are better ways to get radio content and not all of them require the iTunes store.

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      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.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • 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).
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      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....