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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AuthenticAndrew

so he allegedly pays Fisher to be on the radio and you wonder why they keep around?

chucks

So, like nobody listens to KVI anymore so how would anybody know he is there?
The only reason I know is because you told me.

slag

Peter Weisbach is worse than boring, he's immoral and boring.

KSR

"what the hell you gotta do to get fired from Fisher?"

Apparently, attract more attention than a 'blather-blast'.

Fisher Lifer (I hope)

Of course Fisher gets to make the decision on who's on their payroll. I can't recommend the choices they've made on their hires and fires or any other business decision. They really lucked out that the PPMs loving KOMO100 And Star101, but KVI is totally in the shitter, and the successes of the other stations had nothing to do with any brilliant decision they've made. Peter's numbers are some of the lowest in the business- he indeed pays to get himself on the radio.

Corporate Suit

As usual, the owner of this blog doesn't know what he's talking about. He should pay closer attention to his toilet hygiene and quit shooting his mouth off about radio, a subject he's ignorant about.

Peter Weissbach is a valued Fisher employee, classic talent and has great ratings. If he wasn't, he wouldn't have a place at KVI. Wish we could talk him into doing a full 3 hours.

This immigration thing is just a speed bump, something the Obama government has pulled because he tells it like it is about the Obama government.

joanie

I think the Suit is a Pretender. A Fraud. And definitely an Empty Suit.

ExPatBrit

Peter Weissbach is a valued Fisher employee, classic talent and has great ratings. If he wasn't, he wouldn't have a place at KVI. Wish we could talk him into doing a full 3 hours.

Translation we wish he could afford to purchase 3 hours, but now his cleaning business has to pay legal residents minimum wage.Poor bastard!

Actually Joanie, I think Corporate Suit is actually what he says he is.

Its dead air anyway so who cares. I do like the car repair shows on Saturdays though.Only thing worth listening to on 570 IMHO.

Mark C.

Weisbach is just another New Vitality product?

Tony

"Wish we could talk him into doing a full 3 hours."


I sincerely doubt Weissbach could afford to purchase 15 hours of airtime a week from KVI.

The only way he's gonna free up that kind of cash is by completely eliminating his ongoing purchase agreement with the Just for Men corporation.

(I'm told that Peter spends upwards of $50k a week in his never-ending quest to keep those big ol' forehead-mustaches looking as black and bushy as they did on that fateful day back in 1987 when he lost his virginity to a homosexual Puerto Rican atheist named Juan Carlos.)

FedEmp

First of all, if you know ANYthing about labor laws you would know that no one can occupy the radio waves in en employed basis without being paid (at least) minimum wage. Doing otherwise would open KVI up to some potentially serious future claims and I think their legal advisors wouldn't allow them to be put in such a condition.
Try to think before you spew such garbage.

Markdog

Why you guys spew such dislike twords one of the few remaining local live talk host just amazes me. Will you only be happy when they are all gone and the only thing left on radio is national syndicated shows and info commercials for colon cleaners? (how clean does that thing need to be anyway BTW?)

KS

Oh I get it, Dori Monson, Frank Shiers or anyone else that smacks of conservative are scum. I listen to Weissbach, he does OK on the air - as he is a critical thinker, though I'm disappointed about him hiring illegals - makes him a hypocrite there. BTW- he doesn't pay anyone to go on KVI - how can anyone be so stupid ?

The innuendos and half-truths are getting thick. Tony - do you have a reliable source of your assertions ? are you actually projecting about yourself or are you just a troll mole ?

Tony

KS-

Unfortunately, I am unable to reveal any information regarding my sources as they have spoken to me on condition of anonymity.

However, I think you'll find that
this photo
corroborates my statement.


ExPatBrit

First of all, if you know ANYthing about labor laws you would know that no one can occupy the radio waves in en employed basis without being paid (at least) minimum wage. Doing otherwise would open KVI up to some potentially serious future claims and I think their legal advisors wouldn't allow them to be put in such a condition.
Try to think before you spew such garbage.

Nonsense!

Paying to be on the air is pretty common. You think all those miracle vitamin salesman on the weekends are actually there because of listener demand. A company sponsors the show and then the station is able pass back some of that money (wages) to the host.

Either way the result is the same. Weissbach is supposedly doing this on KVI as is Norman Goldman on KPTK 3-6pm and I am sure there are many more.

sparky

Dont mind Duffy, ExPat..his list of comebacks is only so long.

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