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 go back to December 2000 in a show originally broadcast on AM 880 KIXI, staring Chris Wedes (JP Patches) and Bob Newman (better known as J.P.'s pal Gertrude)
Wedes plays a Frederick & Nelson department store doorman, while Newman is the F&N Santa Claus. A family tries to visit the downtown Seattle Frederick's for their Christmas Eve ritual, but a snowstorm ensues.
The action is set in 1954, and also stars Tracey Conway, Dave Dolacky, Bob Brooks and Jim Dai.
Sound effects were performed by David Persson.
The show was written, produced and directed by Feliks Banel. It was recorded before a live audience in Seattle a few hours before the broadcast.
Radio Theatre--are also doing a new live show this Fri, Dec 21 at 8pm
at Town Hall and on AM 1090 with Pat Cashman, John Maynard, Tracey
Conway, Jim Dever, etc.).
We go back to 1973 when KTW 1250 "2 way News Radio" emerged and Aaron Brown, known as "Skip" had a Saturday call-in program and Wayne Cody did a sports show there, before his move to KIRO, courtesy of Victor Stredicke's NWfyi.com ,formally seatacradio.com. Greg Palmer, Bill Russell hosted shows there as well.
November 1973 – Saturday talk shows are now on KTW, with Skip [Aaron] Brown from nine to noon and Sally Roth from noon to 3 PM. Dave Newton, station manager, expects to add a Sunday talk show in
December. Weekday morning news coverage will be coordinated by Phil
Cogan, recently from Monterey, and Kevin Kelley, former KBES newsman.
*Aaron Brown began his radio career offering stringer news reports
of Hubert Humphrey’s Minnesota campaign for Mutual Broadcasting System.
Aaron Brown married Charlotte Raynor, who also worked at KING-TV News
in 1982. At the time, another married couple from the newsroom was Jim
Lalonde and Linda Brill. Any others?
Back when KXA was the home of "Old Gold 77", it wouldn't last much longer... from Wikipedia
Formerly, the station had the callsign KXA and had a classical music format. It was in a big battle with KING-FM 98.1 and KUOW-FM 94.9, which both on FM were doing the same format. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the station aired an oldies
format and was known as "Old Gold 77 KXA". The station dumped oldies
and flipped to a simulcast of country station KRPM-FM (now KBKS-FM) and changed call letters to KRPM. The station would change call letters to KULL in 1991, but maintained the country format. In a format swap in 1995 with AM 1090, the station received the call letters KNWX and the talk format. The station would acquire the current call letters KTTH in 2003.
"The doctor (Dr. Gregory Foltz, director of the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute) came up and had a big smile on his face, and said, 'We got it all. It'll never come back.' " Johnson O'Day says that Foltz explained the tumor had been growing slowly for 30 to 40 years, starting out the size of a pea and eventually ending up the size of an egg that then began causing the various symptoms exhibited by O'Day.
Fans have coalesced around the Facebook page of one of O'Day's sons, offering support and well wishes. We certainly add ours - and we look forward to more hydroplane commentaries and Schick-Shadel commercials soon!
O'Day's family feared the worst on Monday when he lost memory and use of his fingers. He took a ferry from his San Juan island home to the emergency room in Anacortes.
Doctors discovered a benign tumor was pressing the right frontal lobe of his brain against the skull.
Medication has already improved 77-year-old O'Day's condition, and surgeons believe the tumor is easily removable.
O'Day, 77, for years a mainstay of Old Seattle Radio Saturday, certainly has the best wishes of all of us in the Seattle radio community, listeners and broadcasters alike, as he faces this latest challenge. Add your good thoughts in the comments!
Music reigned on market leader KING AM 1090 from 1954 to this day in 1982 as Joe Cooper signed the format off for the last time, playing, Moments to Remember. The classic Seattle station converted into the market's first all-news station.
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.