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
We once respected Chris Wallace who was once a real newsman... We're now pretty sure that he's been transformed by Roger Aisles into an unblinking golem fashioned from old news stories murdered by Sean Hannity and Billo Reilly.
We can’t stand Billo Reilly and we love Rachel Maddow. (When, o when
will Billo suffer that crippling, apoplectic aneurism that will wipe that smug,
patronizing smirk off his face once and for all?)
Unfortunately, Rachel has never been one to get involved in the cable
wars that we and the likes of Keith Olbermann find so amusing, but Billo's been calling her out with some dubious attacks which she’s been
obliged to answer.
We’re delighted. Harvard educated as he may be, he’s
no match for Rachel who's a Rhodes Scholar from Stanford with a Ph.D. He doesn’t have to be, shooting as he does for a
low-information audience who doesn't really care if the dribs and drabs of information they're satisfied with is erroneous or not. It's all the news that fits.
Rachel Maddow is growing in influence as shown by her mentions by name by the Fox News Bigs, Bill O'Reilly, and Glenn Beck. She makes ratings spike when she appears on Meet The Press, and the late night shows like recently on Letterman. It's the combination of her smart, extremely well-researched presentation, and her modest, likability. She has the ability to undo an issue like a cook taking apart a rabbit and laying it out on the board. And she does it without being didactic or boring.
(Anticipating our winger commenters’ reactive argumentum ad
nauseum that Fox-News-kicks-MSNBC-ratings-ass-so-they-must-be-right, we
ask they please first note Rachel’s little lesson on the logical fallacy
that is the argumentum ad populum, then see if they can attack her on the merits
Transcript: I was in the weirdest place last night. i was on tv talking about shirley sherrod and the phony reverse racism story and fox news, except i was on fox news. i was on the o'reilly factor. it was very spooky.
>> this is what fox news does. this is how they're different from other news organizations. just like a.c.o.r.n., fox knows they have a role in this distance. ? not even interesting scandal. fox does what fox does.
>> which is kick your network's butt every single night now. and you have to be kidding with this fake a.c.o.r.n. scandal stuff. unbelievable. did you live in this country?
>> if by this country you mean is my office right across the street from yours, yes. unless there's an unguarded border down the middle lane of sixth avenue, yes, i live in what you call this country. and, no, though i sometimes kid, i'm not kidding, as mr. o'reilly asks, when mr. o'reilly says they manufactured the outrage over a.c.o.r.n. as that with sherrod. the tape was edited to make it look like an outlandishly dressed pimp. the guy wasn't dressed like a pimp. what fox says was him getting advice on his fake brothel was an a.c.o.r.n. guy getting information on the fake brothel to turn it over to the police. you can trust me because a.c.o.r.n. has been investigated by prosecutors and the state of california. not that you've heard any of that on fox. let's get back to mr. o'reilly. his message to madam, by which he means me, which is so awesome, i can't believe it.
>> fox does what fox does.
which is kick your network's butt, every single night, madam.
>> here he has a point. you and fox get great ratings. it is so awesome how great your ratings are. here's the score card from last night. it is in tv ratings speak, but i think it will be clear enough. here's mr. o'reilly. that 757 would be him at 8:00. and that 245 would be me at 9:00. different hour. we're outrated by "deadliest catch." that's about fishing. we get killed by a show called "the closer" about which i know nothing about except it kills us in the ratings. and we get smaller ratings than wwe wrestling. all of those shows also kill mr. o'reilly's show in the ratings as well as everything else on fox, as well as sponge bob, hannah montana, forever, which is understandable. ... they are more watched than the o'reilly factor which have which is totally irrelevant. ...
you weren't trying to tout your network's ratings, you were trying to take the attention away from your network to flagrantly take attention from black americans to white americans. you can insult us all you want about television ratings and you'll be right that yours are bigger for now and maybe forever. you are the undisputed winner. even if nobody watches us except for my mom and my girlfriend and the person who forgot to turn off the tv after keith, you would still be wrong about the facts, your highness.
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.