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
As the Chick-fil-A controversy has fired up (the spare parts) of right wing talk by force feeding their hosts complementary product not-ready-for-the-sanitary-sewer-systems out there and the tattooed soccer moms and men dressed in baby clothes lined up in support of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Salem Radio's Mike Gallagher, encouraged his listener(s) to post images of them consuming Chick fil A on Facebook, while Salem itself encouraged a flash mob at the local C-f-A outlet at the Paramus NJ mall, where 200 people or the equilvalent of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed up.
Former subway rider, now Chick fil A militia General Curtis Sliwa, seen interrogating pensioner lined up for Operation Fast and Furious Food
Chick-fil-A' CEO, Dan Cathy who earlier last month stated he was 'guilty as charged' with his support of anti-gay organizations and later the 'safety recall' of Jim Henson kids toys from Chick-fil-A resturants after the Henson group (since 2004 owned by Disney) had already severed their ties with Cathy, has built his base around baby jesus-meets-NASCAR-guns-anti-gays-except-for-lesbian porn, stated previously:
"It's very clear in Romans chapter 1, if we look at society today, we see all the twisted up kind of stuff that's going on," Cathy states in the clip. "Washington trying to redefine the definition of marriage and all the other kinds of things that we go -- if you go upstream from that, in Romans chapter 1, you will see that because we have not acknowledged God and because we have not thanked God, that we have been left victim to the foolishness of our own thoughts."
While violating Leviticus and serving 'swine' as Chick fil A's product includes breakfast sandwiches with ...bacon, Cathy's "Win Shape Foundation" contributed nearly $2 million to organizations such as Marriage & Family Foundation ($1,188,380), Exodus International ($1,000) and the Family Research Council (also $1,000) promoting only that hetrosexuals can feel misrable in marriage.
Another spare parts of radio, Pastor Kevin Swanson declared:
"They wondered if the Muppets support NAMBLA and if Kermit is "interested in another frog" instead of Miss Piggy and suggested that Chick-fil-A have a "frog fillet" or a "Miss Piggy on a bun" to memorialize the Muppets' decision to "take the sodomy route."
Fox News host Mike Huckabee declared August 1 to be "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" and asked his audience to eat at Chick-fil-A in order to "affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse."
Fox News Radio reporter Todd Starnes tweeted that "a Chick-fil-A sandwich" is the "best defense against anti-Christian, anti-Chicken, leftwing, heterophobic bigots."
Somehow a wholesome meal of chicken by-product will either keep the gay away or provides a comfort zone for those not ready to come out.
Industry watchers are eagerly anticipating the pending showdown between Clear Channel and Cumulus as the latter is adding new voices and services to their line up. Maybe the most interesting face off starts next week when Mike Huckabee goes directly up against Rush Limbaugh (770 KTTH M-F 9a-12p). Now that Rush has gotten himself in some hot water, however temporary, will listeners tune in to Huckabee as an alternative? Cumulus certainly hopes so, and also hopes that audience will give the other new voices, such as Ryan Seacrest, a chance as well.
"Cumulus, which is publicly traded, and Clear Channel, which is privately held, mostly by Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital, are highly profitable. But Cumulus and Clear Channel are also saddled with enormous amounts of debt — $20 billion in Clear Channel’s case and $2.8 billion in Cumulus’s. For years they have been squeezing costs out at stations by laying off employees and cutting local programming."
Cumulus hopes to offer alternative programming with other voices, such as Seacrest and Geraldo Rivera, as well as local traffic news, to advertisers looking to buy time on shows with less controversial hosts.
Our friend over at Daily Kos, Joan McCarter, says, "With Huckabee, it's all of the conservatism, none of the hate. Well, none of the explicit hate, implied maybe, given Huckabee's extreme conservatism shielded under the nice-guy image...Whether this can make a huge dent in Clear Channel's dominance in talk radio remains to be seen. They've got 900 stations to Cumulus' 580. Limbaugh's show runs on 600 of Clear Channel's stations. So far, 140 stations have contracted to air Huckabee's show, but significantly "only about 45 of those stations are owned and operated by Cumulus, meaning that the other stations that agreed to carry Huckabee's show have no affiliation with the company."
Washington listeners can find Huckabee on the following stations:
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.