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
As always, it’s mystifying as well as snoringly predictable.
What could be so paradoxical? It’s the “Heavy Hundred,” the rankings of national talk hosts that editors of Talkers magazine make each year by reading chicken guts, scoping ad sales possibilities, and making sure no toes are stepped on.
In late 1968, Norm arrived at KJR AM, Seattle, first doing early evenings and then afternoons. In 1975, Norm went to KZOK AM/FM; at the time the station was less then a year old. Norm served as KZOK Program Director from 1976-79. After a brief two year return stint at KJR, Norm landed the afternoon full service program at KOMO, Seattle (1984 to 1994, being Program Director 1989-92). In July, 1994, Norm joined the new KJR-FM, as Program Director and afternoon air personality. In September, 1997, as the station was sliding out of The Greatest Hits of The ’70s, Norm slide out of the PD job and filled in on the morning shift following the departure of Charlie (Brown) & Ty (Flint). Between early March, 1998 and late April 2000, Norm did the weekday afternoon shift at KJR-FM. His last shift (3 –7 p) at 95.7, KJR-FM, was on April 24, 2000.
More changes at KIRO/KTTH. Princely Program Director Rod Arquette has resigned and will leave at the end of March. We’ve been wondering when a head might roll after the dive after KIRO’s ill-fated flip to FM, but we’re not really sure if this be one of them. Photo: Seattle Times.
The circle is complete- press release from Bonneville:
SEATTLE, WA – Bonneville Seattle announced today an agreement has been reached with FOX News Radio to bring its rapidly growing news product to 770 KTTH, The Truth. FOX News Radio, airing at the top of each hour, will be added to the 770 KTTH weekday programming line-up beginning in May. Along with FOX News, 770 KTTH will add to its weekday line-up “Gibson on Fox” with host John Gibson and “FOX Business Reports” anchored by Neil Cavuto and the rest of the Fox News Business Team.
Mark “Squeaky” Levin” is not done trashing Glenn Beck. (it's something he’s done ever since Beck told Katy Couric that McCain is "worse than Obama").
The Radio Equalizer asks: "Is Mark Levin the only major figure on the right with the guts to question Glenn Beck's attempted hijacking of the conservative movement?" (Brian Maloney has a long term schmutz for Beck, that began, we believe, in Seattle).
Levin wrote on his Facebook page:
I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he. It's incoherent. One day it's populist, the next it's libertarian bordering on anarchy, next it's conservative but not really, etc. And to what end? I believe he has announced that he is no longer going to endorse candidates because our problems are bigger than politics. Well, of course, our problems are not easily dissected into categories, but to reject politics is to reject the manner in which we try to organize ourselves. This is as old as Plato and Aristotle.
“Decide what you are,” Levin said , “A circus clown, self-identified, or a thoughtful and wise person. It’s hard to be both.”
Beck's speech to CPAC over the weekend was a mishmash of peculiar, paranoid, conspiratorial, revisionist "history;" shock-value sound-bites, and frantic flapdoodle. He praised cool Calvin Coolidge, and claimed Teddy Roosevelt started progressives down a path in America that will end with an Obama authoritarian junta. (a renovation of the dashing Cal Coolidge may be a winning tactic for conservatives).
It was a polyglot of what we've become accustomed to hearing Beck say every day on radio and teevee. Outside the echoing confines of the far-right confab, the speech sounded disjointed, and, yes, incoherent. It was all about Glenn Beck. That's how showmen roll: His rallies in
August coincide with the release of his next book.
It'd be hard to imagine exactly what he and his followers would do if they actually got the reins of government. But that's not what Beck wants- he'll ride the horse of national anger until it bucks him off.
At the moment Republicans have no one identified as a viable leader, much less candidate. They’ve let themselves be defined by the loudest shouting of a clutch of self-promoting hucksters and entertainers like Rush and Beck.
Hell, even Mark Levin has a radio show and best-selling books.
Five years. That’s how long we’ve been blathering about talk radio from a listener’s point of view, larding it bravely with the brilliant political commentary that’s made us a Web sensation and a beam of bright light for all media.
We don't usually mention such milestones, but we’re proud of five years in a row - hell, we’ve had marriages that didn’t last that long!
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.