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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Andrew

How about Dave Ross take the 12pm - 3pm slot, that would be a winning move.

The problem with Allen Prel is that he doesn't act like a normal person, he acts like a caricature of a sick old man who gives his producer the creeps. I can't expect anything great from a person like that so when I listen to him I know I'm gauranteed to be a little disapointed every time and it's just a matter of time until the charade ends and he's gone. In that way he reminds me of "Scoot", who was a short lived 9-12 host on KOMO in the late 90's.

Lump

"We were heartened to see liberal talker KPTK gain back a tenth point after losing two last month."

Boy, it's really kicking ass in the Peoples Republik of Puget Sound. I feel your pain, but if it can't make it here, it can't make it anywhere. As soon as George Soros quits righting checks, what then will they do?

Michael B

Another insightful report, this is why I check what the BlatherWatch is up to several times a week.

Duane

Taking the easy and cheap way out to program a LOCAL radio station. There are far too many bean counters "programming" radio stations today, whether they are a talk station or a music station. The majority of these bean counters have NO clue about the broadcasting business. Certainly, there is a place for syndicated programs on a local station, but without any local voice a lister cannot find the "local" connection needed to be able to relate. Perhaps, the bean counters at Fisher (KVI) aactually being LOCAL owners got a clue about investing locally....Entercom (KTTH, KIRO), obviously doesn't get it and neither does Infinity (KTPK). When you go on the cheap expect to reap the fruit of what you have sown. NO audience. Seattle radio and TV were significally better when there were more local, pioneering broadcasters running the show. The out of town owners need to at least untie the hands local managements and purse strings to target "us" locals.

sparky

Life is too short to listen to crappy conservative radio! Thanks for doing it so I dont have to, Blathering Mike.

And I dont even want to think about Mike Webb in a bra....pass the brain floss, please..

Duane

I'm NO fan of Mike Webb, mostly because I am a conservative. But folks, he was a HORRID disk jockey at KIXI a few years ago.
Wonder if he got his bra caught in a cd player? Anyway, his act went "tits up" there.

Alma Gradhandt

I would like to have Erin Hart become a fulltime Kiro talkhost.

sparky

Erin, have you no shame....

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    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
    • 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.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • 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.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
    • KKOL am 1300 KHz
      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....