take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
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  • Talker's Magazine
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  • The Advocate
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  • 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
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  • Streaming Radio Guide
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  • The Naked Loon
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  • 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
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  • 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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September 26, 2005

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Lym

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who enjoyed Allan's program. I used to capture his show via Replay Radio and listen to him at work. I didn't agree with all of his views, but I always enjoyed his personality and thought he was unique.

Unlike Dori, I could disagree with Allen and still listen. Dori's arrogance and self-rightousness *always* cause me to tune-out. Too bad, because that Ed-guy on Air America is just as arrogant and self-aggrandizing --Hence the Replay Radio.

I will keep checking this site to see where Allen ends up. If his new station streams audio, I will still be able to listen.

chris

"Kiro is #1, Goddamnit!"

J_P_K

I think the people who disliked Prell weren't smart enough to understand him! :)

Jim

People who dislike Allen are wackos whose asses he most likely kicked. If Air America has the smarts they pick him up for the early morning. He followed by Thom Hartman would bring in some bucks. Like the guy above said, Allen's a conservative and I still liked him! Air America "humor" is a turn off to concervatives who are looking for a new place to land.

SDGS

I thought Prell was a bit strange, but he grows on a listener after a while. What I think KIRO should have done was put Dave back in the morning slot and try Prell in the late afternoon slot.

I miss Dave as 3 pm is not a convenient listening time for me. I hope they seriously consider moving him back to 9-12.

As for Dori....LOVE HIM! I think his views are almost spot on and realistic. Personally, I enjoy hearing about his family, dog, etc. He is funny, practical and being a life-long Seattle-ite, brings a unique local prospective to all his topics.

Paul B

I agree with the above email that said "I think the people who disliked Prell weren't smart enough to understand him!

He took some getting used to, but was entertaining and often informative afterwards unlike Frank Shires-very boring. I'm leaving KIRO for music.

Joe Lareau

I will also miss Alan Prell. Frank Shiers is very boring. "What say you?"

Laurie Jo

I really liked Alan Prell - they should have found another spot for him. Now that Dori has let go of most of the hysterical conservative rants - he is sometimes tolerable. Thank god for Dave Ross - I miss Alan - Love Tony - what a nasty biz profit radio is....yuk..........

joanie

SDGS:
Occasionally I like Monson because he can surprise you with some practicality. But, generally his mean spiritedness and lack of a global understanding of issues finally triggers me to turn him off. He thinks he's smarter than he is and that is deadly.

Frank Shiers? Pompous, condescending to callers, self-absorbed, inaccurate, thinks he's an expert on everything! (he reads one book and thinks he knows it all!), and insufferable.

Enough said?

Agree about Prell - I hated him at first but he grew on me. Love Ross at 3 because that is when I can listen!

POLITICAL PULPIT: Charles Jaco - one excellent host! Wish he were back!

debbie

According to Allan's former producer you can e:mail him at

[email protected]

The people at KIRO are idiots.

Jan Winn

Allan Prell was a bit kookie and took a few times to get used to, but he was funny and intelligent. He brightened-up many a morning. I no longer listen to KIRO radio. I did not realize how much I enjoyed my morning radio till suddenly one day he was gone.

scottyw

Prell was a JOKE! How he kept a job that long was a freekin mystery. Oh! Dori rocks! and you alllllll know it.

Steve

Allan would have been great at replacing Mike Webb. I bet the evening ratings would soar. He became a little too much for the morning commute but would be a blast to listen to in the evening. Any station that puts him in an evening slot I will listen to.

Don

Allan Prell taking over Mike Webb's slot? What a wonderful idea. I like and of course would be an aved listener. As a matter of fact I think Mullah the cash cow would be more entertaining than Webb is. As for Hart that is another story in itself

JACK WEISS

ALAN PRELL WAS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO SEA. TALK RADIO.IF THERE IS SUCH A THING AS NEGATIVE RADIO, D.RUSH.MONSON WINS 1ST. PLACE. THIS GUY IS SUCH A LOSER. HE MUST GET STEPPED ON ALOT WHEN HE BRAGS ABOUT PLAYING BASKETBALL AND ALL OF THE OTHER WONDERFUL THINGS HE DOES. DOES HE DO HIS SHOW FROM A HIGH CHAIR? SORRY TO SEE YOU GO ALAN. YOUR SHOW ADDED SOME NEEDED HURMOR WHICH IN THIS DAY AND AGE WE ALL COULD USE.KIRO DOES NOT KNOW IF THERE BUTT IS PUNCHED OR BORED. I BET THEY ALL PLAY SPORTS WITH DORI S.H.MONSON.EVEN UNDER THE DESK. GOOD LUCK ALAN. SOMEBODY WILL BE GETTING A FINE TALK SHOW HOST.MY RADIO WILL BE OFF FROM 9 TILL 3PM. P.S. IF IT WAS NOT FOR DAVE ROSS KIRO WOULD BE DEAD!

Jennifer

I didn't like Prell at first, but he grew on me. He was certainly entertaining and sincere! I hope he can find a new radio job in the area. You know who I think would be really good for the 9-12 AM spot? Carl Jeffers. He makes reasoned arguments and doesn't bash anyone, liberal or conservative. I love his "On Fire" show on Sundays. I wonder who KIRO will choose for the M-F AM slot?

Tommy008

I just finished probably my first real listen to "Bryan with a Y". Ladies and Gentlemen we have a train wreck on our hands. Curiously enough, he's still nicer and more listenable than Lou Pate.

Mack Daddy

Alan Prell is awesome! At first I just thought he was some geeky guy with a strange voice, but I quickly became addicted to his show. He is funny, very smart, and highly entertaining. I remember him talking about the steroids issue in baseball. He was saying "nobody could ever accuse me of being on steroids. Rolos maybe!" That was hillarious. I love that self-deprecating style. There is too many ego-maniacs on the radio. Please return him to Seattle, or get him on Air America/Jones network/Nova M.

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