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
Willy Cunningham (KVI Sundays 7-10p) is one of the most truculent, vile, right-wing talk hosts in America.
He's telling listeners he'll do election night radio from "... the portico of the Speaker of the House’s office in the U.S.
Capitol. I’ve been invited there by the new Speaker of the House, John
Boehner, and I’ll be the only radio talk show host in the speaker’s
office, doing my show from the portico overlooking the Washington
Monument,” Cunningham said. “And I’m going to do it.”
We’re happy to report that the fledgling, Mouthing Off,(KVI 6-7p Sundays) has survived to blab another day…
Seattle veteran talk host, Kirby Wilbur was fired after 16 years at KVI and ignominiously led out the back door last week with his stuff in a cardboard box.
The little show with KVI producers Dave Carson, and Kevin Dodrill is masculine, libertarian, off-beat, and funny. It is, however, but a hopeful glimmer in what appears to be the sunsetting of KVI and Seattle local programming.
Syndicated Christian talker and values huckster Willy Cunningham (KVI Sundays, 7-10p) said on Cincinnati local radio Tuesday of Barack Obama's childhood: "Imagine at the age of 1 or 2 seeing your father for the last time. See, his father was a typical black father who, right after the birth, left the baby. That's what black fathers do. They simply leave."
It's getting desperate. The electoral paths to victory for Olde John McCain are fewer and fewer: nothing that his campaign has thrown at Obama has stuck, so it's left to the talk radio slop-trough creepy-crawlers like Cunningham.
(With surrogates like Cunningham, is it any wonder Republicans rarely convince black voters -- or brown, for that matter -- to vote for Republicans?)
McCain was once an honorable man. KVI was once an honorable station, why do either one of these entities put up with him? This is certainly not the first time we've heard such inciteful rhetoric from this guy.
Joe Gandelman is the editor at The Moderate Voice, a wry and respected independent political blog. Last week he drove up the California coast where the radio choices are none but right-wing talk.
He writes: "... unless you’re a Republican partisan, this week conservative talk radio seemed infiltrated by Democratic Party moles doing caricatured, extremist off-the-wall broadcasts guaranteed to convince independent voters listening in to vote for Democrats." You think the rhetoric, verbal extremism and unbottled rage displayed at Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s recent rallies is something?"
But it's not for the want of trying... On the AM bands today, Barack Obama was a flesh-eating, vampire-socialist: "Bill Ayres, Bill Ayres, Bill Ayres, Jeremiah Wright, Jeremiah Wright, Jeremiah Wright."
Monday was about The Manchurian Candidate/Terrorist Edition, a frenetic hope by McCain to turn the page on the sinking economy, an unfolding Katrina for which McCain has no coherent plan.
Dave Boze (KTTH m-f, 3-6p) bemoaned the "creepy" Obama "cult-like" following.
"Push back the liberal whores!" squeaked Mark LeVIN (KVI m-f, 6-8p).
~~ "Returning to obscurity" is how David Goldstein framed his future after a good run filling-in for Dave Ross (KIRO m-f, 9a-12p). We asked in a post, last week: "How's Goldy doing? hoping to get some feedback on the local, novice, liberal blabbermouth's radio performance. Of course, we got an earful. But there's some good advice there, once you get by the Goldy-haters. Does up-and-comer David have a chance in a local talk market that's shrinking before our very eyes? Probably not, unless, of course, he's willing to do celebrity astrology, and forsake his trademark wonk for awesomeness.
~~Speaking of Too Beautiful to Live, (KIRO m-f, 7-10p) Gay Gary says he's finally loving the new show since the sexual tension has been ratcheted up,
"like," he says, "A LOT!" He noticed it when Jen producer was out sick
and Sean and Luke were left alone. "... Luke was going into the control
room with Sean where he was planning on doing the show the rest
night. 'It's boys night tonight!' he gleefully announced. (OMG!) He
then had Sean inspect a skin rash he'd developed. (OMG - x2!!!) What
will happen next?! I don't know but it's like a radio soap opera you
guys! I'm just hoping the prudes at the FCC don't make them move the
show to Sirius or XM now that things are heating up." Gay sexual tension on talk radio? Gotta agree with Gary: that's thinking out of the box... (photo: Sean)
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.