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
The wait is over! Those In The Know over at Talkers Magazine have released their Heavy Hundred list for 2012. While most of the results are predictable, there are a few new faces that are sure to annoy some of you. All of them have included bios that read as if their sainted mothers wrote them. It is a good mix of terrestial and satellite stations, men and women. This year there are a few more liberal voices on the list as well.
While we won't list all of them here--you can see the entire list at the link above--we will go through the list and show you a few of them. If you disagree, take it up with Talker's Magazine.
The news was big -- it's the end of Talk Radio 570 as we know it.
FisherComm pulled the trigger Monday afternoon: heritage talker KVI will flip next week to AM oldies.
It ends a 15-year stint for a station widely considered seminal in the talk format. It was the first all-conservative big-market talk station.
In a written statement, KVI PD Travis Box said the station will play "Greatest Hits of the '60s and '70s", starting Nov. 8. (Music on AM? sounds nutz, but then again we thought right-wing talk was nutz).
It's KVI, a proud heritage station, pioneering talker and former market leader whittled down to nothing because of Fisher's baffling, guess-again programming and general neglect.
We keep hearing (as do some of our readers) that KVI's flipping to Spanish language talk and Mexican music.
As ironic and amusing as that would be, we have no proof they're even considering it.
¿Pero, porque no? It's not that loco. Spanish language programming in general is growing like Topsita. A radio source says: "Salem does okay with a music format called 'regional Mexican' and they have a crappy signal." But, he says, "Fisher doesn't have the sales staff and management staff to do it properly however....but maybe they could 'rent' the signal to someone or just sell it outright."
Dr. Laura, is being tossed out of the Seattle market once again.
In another admirable but probably pointless re-shuffling of the deck chairs, KVI will put Dennis Miller in the 9a-noon slot, in early February. Maybe they decided one negative, sharp-toothed scold (Laura Ingraham. m-f, 3-6p) was enough -- if so, we'd have to agree.
Dennis Miller, the former SNL comedian, sports caster turned libertarian, security conservative radio talk host and will take over KVI's 9 ta noon slot in early February. He left the Seattle market when KKOL flipped to business talk early this month.
The KVI slot is now filled with Dr. Laura Schlessinger who tells young women and gay men why they shouldn't sleep with their boyfriends. She tersely supports wives who are having trouble serving and servicing their husbands on demand as, she believes, is their Biblical role. (Laura's never lasted long in this market, though she's tried many times).
It's ironic and sad. Gen. Colin Powell's redemption is in direct proportion to the diminishing of John McCain's honor.
While it's now McCain who's dying for Bush's sins, Powell, who was once tacked up on that cross himself is now one of the few Republicans in the post-Bush era with his reputation intact.
He announced his support of Barack Obama on Meet the Press, a major blow to the McCain/Palin campaign. It's another nail in the coffin; a knell of death; beginning of another ending; and a sign the end is near for the impoverished, dishonorable, ill-advised, out of gas, poorly run, and badly-imagined campaign of the John McCain.
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?"
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.