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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Where's Waldo?

Jesus. Where the hell is the traffic in that spot?

sparky

I remember a couple of times when he had to do emergency landings.I always hoped he could retire before killing himself, which he did!

BlackRhino

“Perhapsacally” two points for unimaginative beer fueled gratification.


Luv ya, baby!

Ben R

What about *this* one? 180 people in a broadcast (yes, TV/radio but...) newsroom? Wow. I suspect that's about how many people now put out Bonneville owned Deseret Management's KSL-TV/KSL-FM/Deseret News products.

KS

I remember a few crashes or close calls that Brendle had. Was he a daredevil pilot or what ?

dwbh

Can local radio still make a comeback based on one-upping the other guy?

I actually don't think so. Originality must come into play more. IMO KIRO is doing it correctly with the complementing of hosts and co-hosts. For instance pairing Dave Ross with Luke Burbank is incredibly entertaining, as they compliment one another in a unique way. Intelligence will play a big part also, as I don't think a show like Ron & Don will prevail - as they don't present an obviously intelligent discussion most of the time. Local radio can still thrive for now, but it must be much more innovative.

T-S

Paul Brendle, 'Mr. Traffic,' dies at 55

I didn't know he committed suicide so looked it up. He was a very successful entrepreneur. This is from Seattle Times and very interesting. A 64 grad of Mount Vernon High. Quite a life.

sparky

Oh man.....a very unfortunate choice of words I used up there earlier.
I knew he stopped flying and I remember him saying he didnt want to push his luck any farther. I am so sorry to learn he took his own life.

Mike Barer

Paul Brendle, what a chapter in Seattle media. He died about the same time Wayne Cody did. Cody himself was quite a story.

dave, not dave ross

DWBH: Dave Ross used to do an hour with a guest or a topic where he provided new information or insight into an issue, now his show is so dumbed down by luke's non informed comments that pass for entertainment that it is unlistenable and he has reduced Dave's once great show to pablum. Ron and Don provide more real news than Luke could ever wish for, thats how bad he is.

T-S

DAve, maybe it's not the show but the audience that changed. KIRO must be getting better numbers. The time when listeners were interested in informative and mature talk radio has long passed it seems. Which explains an awful lot these days about politics and candidates.

DNR is right, dwbh, Ross had the best show and Ron Reagan's was second best.

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