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 stick by our post and the reasons we posted it.
We'd just endured two days of Dori Monson (KIRO m-f, 12-3p) insouciantly calling a 51-year-old man who'd married a 16-year-old girl, a child molester and a "perv." He used that catch-all descriptor, "creepy" a lot. (despite his own well-established creep-factor).
Had this guy been arrested and charged for that vile crime?
Au contraire: he had legally and with the permission of her parents married the girl according to good Christian principles.. (you know: He did the right thing, made an honest woman of her, even married her in a church).
As you know, we don't like Republicans, and don't ever want any one of them to be elected to any office ever again.
Having said that (and having said, "having said that") we must also confess that we like every Democrat running for president this year. But this crop of GOP haircuts and power ties is the least inspiring group we've ever seen trying to play on a national political stage. Turd blossoms come to mind, as do monkeys and footballs. So today we present our picks for the GOP nomination- starting with the guy (they're all guys, naturellement) we'd like to see at the top of the ticket, and descending to the candidate we're most afraid of.
1. Ron Paul He's our all. Run, Ron, run! His impressive gravitas deficit and his geezerly, turkey-neck demeanor give him the edge over all the other be-white shirted losers that dot the Republican field like so many cowpats. It's true that a run by the homuncular Ron would be priceless for the late night talk shows, but we Americans gotta quit electing presidents just for that! We must remember that behind that ill-fitting collar is a guy who believes the New World Order with the help of Jewish neoconservatives are working secretly to turn our sovereignty over to Canada and the Mexicans.
2. Tom Tancreado He sounds like a cartoon because he is one. He's a one-issue candidate and boy is he pissed! Unfortunately, (for us and for him) Americans don't like angry candidates, and this scare-mongering
honyock with his squirrel gun loaded for Mexican can't hurt anybody. But he sure stirs up the Latinos against the Republicans- not that they aren't stirred up against them already . Come on people, nominate this goofball!
Why should Fred Thompson announce his candidacy for president? Without it, he can bask in being whomever, whatever, anyone projects on him. Even though he's working hard at a campaign, he's doing great in the polls,
"exploratorying" his ass off and getting free radio airtime at the same time!
(He signed on with ABC News Radio in 2006 to serve as senior political analyst
and fill-in for Paul Harvey, where he's used the national platform to articulate his
political positions. Earlier this month he was released from the
analyst part of his contract).
And boy do the Republicans have expectations of Thompson, 65, the white-hatted stranger
to ride in and save them from Tainted Rudy, and Mitt The Mormon.
There's already been a McCain Mutiny, and such whodats as Mike
Huckabee, Sam Brownback and Tom "Two-headed" Tancredo are but figments
of their own imaginations.
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.