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
Will the "new" KIROFM be talk teams of two? Dave & Luke, Dori & Jessica, Frank & Dori's dog, Star?
Maybe. We doubt PD/GM/BFD Ryan Hatch has made a final decision, but he sure's played the teams card lately. Many of the summer fill-ins were teams: Curley and Moe; Rivers and Putz, Leopold & Loeb, etc.
Hatch comes from sports radio, where, we're told, two-person teams are common. A source says Hatch is "high on the concept." ('high' in the Mormon sense is about priorities, not brain chemistry... as in "I'm high on strawberry as an ice cream flavor.")
We like us some Jessica Gottesman. (You can tell: We post only flattering pics of her.). Feminizing Dori's locker-jock rant hour has made him nearly listenable lately. If they were to develop a schtick where she actually seemed to counter him, it might work.
We could hear more of the smart chemistry between Dave and Luke. It could develop. There's been uncharacteristically kind words generated by BlatherWatch readers, and, we hear from Ross regulars. We don't know if Luke Burbank is up to side-kicking for anyone on a down on its luck terrestrial station. How could he do both his podcast (which is growing) and a m-f schedule? As a commenter wrote yesterday: "Why would Luke step off a rocketship aimed at the moon [and] onto a rusty ferryboat going to Bainbridge?" (Burbank is leaving town for a live TBTL next week at The Troubadour in LA).
Gottesman is already working at KIRO, so probably wouldn't cost Bonneville much: They could just pile on the sidekick gig onto her regular news job. She can handle it, she's a woman.
Star is a different matter. She's a female too, and availableafter those Purina One commercials dried up a few years ago. But she's engaged Dori's agent, Seattle-based superflack, Paul Andersen, so she won't settle for kibble (unlike Frank). Doubtless she'll insist on top billing over the hapless Shiers who reportedly tried in vain to get the job for his dog, Mutti.
Luke Burbank will throw out the first pitch at tonight's Mariner's game. "Awesome" will be the cry to about 900 "10's" (fans) who have already bought the tickets and will fill a couple of sections at Safeco Field wearing TBTL t-shirts.
TBTL? It's Too Beautiful to Live (KIROFM m-f, 7-10p) the hard-to-describe, weeknightly show/community/talk-romp that chronicles the lives, tastes, and Millenial Gen pop-cultural blabbin'-tary of Burbank, Jen Andrews, and Sean DeTore.
It's the little show that might; the show that risks its life 5 days a
week; the show the Blathercommenters love to hate; the show that raises
envious bile among its radio cohort each and every day it breaths and
lives to tell about it.
We're impressed. The Daves: Boze (KTTH m-f, 3-6p) and Ross (KIRO m-f, 9a-12p) live-blogged the debate Wednesday night.
(photo: Dave Ross: blogger for common sense)
They're online brothers of different mothers on sister stations, and like many brothers, they were competing on the blogging, according to Boze. Besides that, he and Ross are from opposing sides of the political fence. Hard right, and soft left, respectively.
Dunno if you know how hard live-blogging is, but at the very least, it's a heavy-duty piece of stenography -- especially the way these two did it: transcribing and making a separate post for each question posed by Tom
(photo: A new fur coat is a political statement for Dave Boze, a right-wing "hunter & blabberer").
Brokaw so readers could comment on each question. There were few comments, but these blogs aren't yet well visited.
Or stay the course on his funny, grandstanding, "leadership" carnivale posing as the economic savior in Washington DC?
Will Barack Obama be there talking to himself?
We're bettin' The Petulant Old Fool will show up hiding his tail behind him and acting like he's just saved the Republic. It won't work. KIRO will have live coverage from 6-8p from CBS News until 7:30,
when Dave Ross will join Luke Burbank for commentary on TBTL.
KVI will carry the debate live with programming in and around it for listener comments. KOMO will carry it on the stream due to the Mariners game. KUOW is carrying all the debates from 6 to 8 p. with analysis for the last half-hour.From 8-9 p.m. there'll b a national call-in from NPR. (On Oct. 15th, BTW, KUOW will run a WA gubernatorial debate in conjunction with N3, KING TV and The Seattle Times (from (8-9 p).
~~ according to the AP: Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people. Nielsen said more people watched Obama than the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, the final American Idol or the Academy Awards.
~~ we were wrong, wrong, wrong: PD Dennis Kelly writes to say KVI and KOMO ran the Obama speech last night, though without commentary or listener call-ins.
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.