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
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  • 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
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    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.
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    Howie Martin is the Abe Linkin' of progressive Seattle.
  • Streaming Radio Guide
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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Puget Sound Blathers

oh man, this brought back some memories of visits at grandma's house in the late 60's/early 70's.

thanks blam.

ps: some of those musicians used the welk show as their day job and would go out and play some fairly good jazz in local clubs on the weekends/nights.

Ryder

Let us not forget Payolla Roll Blues or Green Christmas. "We wish you a merry christmas. And please buy our beer!"

Eric

And we can thank Saturday Night Live for bringing a NEW audience to Lawrence Welk thanks to their Lennon Sisters parody (featuring Kristen Wiig).

casual observer

Stan Freberg = genius

Joseph

Remember that ghastly "Carter's Little Liver Pills" tv spot of the 1950's? It was created by Rosser Reeves of the Ted Bates advertising agency. Stan Freberg called Reeves "the dean of the gastrointestinal school of advertising."

KS

Classic Stan Freberg - nice parody. May have heard this a few years after it came out. Was wondering if there is any recent Stan Freberg - will have to check on YouTube.

I can relate to feeling like a hostage because the parents and sometimes grandparents were enthralled with watching it and i had the fight or flight thing only briefly then quickly ske******d out of there.

AprilMayJune

Maybe our parents just watched it to torture the kids ..... ????

sparky

My grandparents, both sets, LOOOOVED this show. Never missed it. On the other hand, my mother the music teacher HATED the Lawrence Welk show with a passion...always got up and left the room. Reruns are on PBS on Saturday evening, and sometimes, just to tease her when she is here visiting, I turn it to LW while she has gone into the other room. She comes back in and yells "NOOOOOOOOO!!!" The singing was pretty bad..a lot of them were very flat when they sang..a lot of them still perform together in Branson.

Puget Sound Blathers

Now Sparky
Sounds like you saying that the Lennon Sisters are 'flat'

KS

ROFLOL...

Fremont

Sparkler, I am thrilled to hear that your mom was a dissenter. I thought this Welk phenomenon was an inscrutable feature of the generational schism...while we were ingesting drugs and r&r, they were under the influence of a neurological "Welk-o-mone" that caused hysterical "Lennon-love" (Janet, not John). Glad to learn that it's not congenital and your mom was able to "just say no" and come to her senses! Thanks!

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