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    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.
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    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
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    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

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  • The Radio Equalizer
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Pete

The liberal white comfortiness of NPR is a perfect match for Seattle liberalism, which is as virulent in its racism as any small Southern town, only less honest about it (and certain, certain, that they could never be something so unpleasant as racist, and thus immune to self-examination.) That's why KUOW and Oregon Public Broadcasting in culturally similar Portland are among NPR's most successful outlets.

You want culturally diverse public broadcasting? Community radio KBCS (the Bellevue College station) is as racially diverse as you could want in its daytime talk lineup. And outside Democracy Now! (Pacifica's more politically radical version of NPR reporting), nobody in Seattle listens to it.

sparky

Tavis Smiley had a show from 2002-2004 but left because NPR was too slow in growing thee program in the directions he wanted to take it.

AprilMayJune

The liberal white comfortiness of NPR is a perfect match for Seattle liberalism, which is as virulent in its racism as any small Southern town, only less honest about it (and certain, certain, that they could never be something so unpleasant as racist, and thus immune to self-examination.)

Example(s) please.

Coiler

NPR is a network that supplies programming to affiliates in addition to public radio stations subscribing to other sources, PRI (Smiley and West) and other opportunities for their staple of shows. It's really up to your local public radio station to make the programming what it is, not NPR.

The Original Andrew

Try this: if you're black and don't like NPR, don't give them money. It's easy. Give it a try.

34567

Example(s) please.

Posted by: AprilMayJune | October 13, 2011 at 09:02 PM

An obvious example is, as W Bush put it, the soft bigotry of low expectations, and the execrable way that black students in the Seattle School District are ill-served and exploited by their white liberal masters.

Puget Sound Blathers

NPR is a network that supplies programming to affiliates in addition to public radio stations subscribing to other sources, PRI (Smiley and West) and other opportunities for their staple of shows. It's really up to your local public radio station to make the programming what it is, not NPR.

Posted by: Coiler | October 13, 2011 at 09:25 PM

Coiler makes a good point, dulcet tones and comfortable programing is kind of what Seattle likes to listen to from NPR. IRA Glass rocks!
I would expand a bit on Original Andrew and say that anyone who doesn't like NPR programming should make it known on a local level. If you can't get what you need, then you shouldn't give. Besides, with all the available radio programing via the satellite nowadays you could take what you would give to NPR and just get a subscription to those shows you do like. OR heck, just podcast for free.

KS blathering for the halibut

Cliff Mass is now on KPLU, while Michael Fagin - with Mountain Weather has taken over the time slot occupied by Mass until the kerfuffle that ushered him out. That is one example of local programming unique to NPR here.

Johnny Sombrerro

Mass, tape delayed of course...

Puget Sound Blathers

Cliff Mass is now on KPLU, while Michael Fagin - with Mountain Weather has taken over the time slot occupied by Mass until the kerfuffle that ushered him out. That is one example of local programming unique to NPR here.

Posted by: KS blathering for the halibut | October 14, 2011 at 04:04 PM

Spot on, KS. Tape Delayed Cliff Mass is still pretty damn good.

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