take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • 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.
  • Howie in Seattle
    Howie Martin is the Abe Linkin' of progressive Seattle.
  • Streaming Radio Guide
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
  • 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.
  • News Corpse
    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • 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 Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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May 27, 2005



I enjoy reading your blog even though I disagree frequently with some of your opinions. One confusing remark is all of Dave Ross' listeners flocking over to Air America. How can they be in 24th place if many of Dave's listeners went there?
As you predict the demise of KTTH, I predict the demise of Air America. Even charismatic Al Aharpton, who I dislike, could help them.



OOPS!...Regarding Al Sharpton...even he COULDN'T help Air America.
Pardon my typo.

Brian Maloney

Duane, you might be referring to an overall figure for KPTK-AM. Between 10am and 3pm, Air America has seen a large audience increase, even if the station as a whole is still struggling.

This situation, unique to Seattle, gave Air America a chance to gain a foothold in the Puget Sound Area. It's a rare bright spot for the network.


Just remember, compare the numbers for Al Franken's show during its first year in any market with the numbers for Lush Flimbaugh's show for the first year in any market. Al beats him like a left handed stepchild. As do most of the other AA talkers.

But of course, this argument over who listens to whom the most makes little sense. The right seems to think that because Lush Flimbaugh is a good radio host with strong numbers, that his policy positions (and subsequently theirs, since they can't think for themselves) must be correct.

Well folks I hate to break this to you but usually, the truth isn't as popular as fiction. A MAJORITY of people used to think the world was flat. And if someone was out there selling the idea that it was really round, they were written off. Didn't change the fact that the world is round.

And Lush Flimbaugh and the righties saying that Bush is right won't change the fact that he's wrong.

blithering michael

Brian Maloney's response to your comment Duane, is why I, raving liberal, listen to and trust what Brian Maloney, crazed conservative has to say about radio. He has a bullshit detector and though seriously deluded, he can be counted upon to make honest analyses even when the facts don't favor his politics.

His, is the kind of discourse, I wish all conservatives (and libs, for that matter) would exercise more frequently. That said, the opionated bastard has lot to say about Air America on his ambitious blog radioequalizer.blogspot.com/ that I don't want to hear. You'd probably enjoy including it on your daily blog run, if you don't already.


Looking at the latest postings from Arbitron across the country, Air America is not gaining any ground...has lost in the markets I was able to look at...the BIG markets.
Personally, I don't care if they remain on the air, but who is subsidizing them?
And by the way, if you don't have the couretsy to call Rush Limbaugh by his correct name, I will now call it Err American...a BIG mistake.


Lush Flimbaugh is a commie and so are you. And who cares how AA stays on the air. You righties have been predicting, hoping for, praying for their demise for a year and so far, they just keep adding stations. In fact, AA has added stations at a faster pace than that lying drug addict big pants Limbaugh. Must really frost you right wingers to know that you can't lie with impunity now. And that someone is there to counter with the truth!


When I was a kid the P-I ran "Today's Chuckle" on their front page. Scott, thank you for giving me a great chuckle today. Oh, by the way 55 stations in a year? I don't think that's a rousing success. Limbaugh is on 600 stations.

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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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).
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