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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September 29, 2005



Don't kid yourself, they don't care about these survey answers. Also they think NPR is KIRO's competition. How stupid is that?


You might actually want to listen to Vinnie's show. Sounds to me like its not sports at all. Take a shot at getting your facts straight before you take a shot at people. Might give you some credibility.

blathering michael

It wasn't a shot, Shpanky--when I listened to him last night, he was deep into, I think, a Hawks conversation. I admit, I didn't stay long...we write about political talk here.

Eric Johnson

Stangely obvious that you libs make no mention of Michael Savage on your pitiful website and yet the 3-6PM host is number 3 or so nationally. Then you claim great gains for Air America which is total BS. They are forced to buy their airspace just like a 3AM infomercial! Not only this, but you could not debate him on any issue to save your lives. You are true cowards and need to stay out of the way when America takes itself back! Don't like free speech? Thats what this is. Eat it!


I'm so upset about Allan Prell being gone on the morning slot @ KIRO!!! I looked forward every morning to hearing him and enjoyed his quirky sense of humor. I think KIRO needs to bring him back with a BIG apology!!! Allan.....if you're reading this.....WE LOVE YOU!!!!


Methinks Eric has his Beer Goggles on for that Keg in the Closet 'cause
he's Ready For the Party!

Just love that moral country music!


Who's Michael Savage?


really miss the morning humor

will miss prell


really miss the morning humor

will miss prell


Allen prell brought a side to the morning that was needed. I liten to kiro all day from 8 am to 4pm and Allen Prell made the morning perk up.....I agree that he should be brought back, as we all know he really didnt care what management thought, which is what this town needs....him and Dori made kiro morning and afternoons great

Joe Lancione

Funny...I thought Allen was in Baltimore not Boston all those 16 years. Just goes to show that you can't believe everything others post as factual! That aside, I always found that I could not get to the Prell show's humor fast enough when he was a 'BAL. KIRO come to your senses...

Ron Sturdivant

I can,t speak to all that's taken place in Seattle but Alan Prell was a hoot in Baltimore. I remember making root beer, Friday's yard sale, and Alie Elf. We'll take him back in Baltimore says this conservative. He is a free thinker.


Just out of curiousity and nothing else, how did all you fans from Baltimore find your way here all of the sudden?


I listened to Allan on the Net and when he came up missing, googled BlatherWatch which is the best talk radio site I've seen. It was linked to a Baltimore Sun article about Allan getting fired and linked to a TV station's site


Allan was the only really good thing on KIRO. Where ever he goes, I hope they stream him on the internet. I can't wait to hear him once again.
I am now in mourning......

Cris Williams

I missed Allen when he left Wbal--he was on the air there for 17 yrs. He always keep the morning show very entertaining from his off the wall antics and his personality. Wish he would get back on the air somewhere soon.

Larry DeVaul

Allan Prell was a plus host for KIRO. He is greatly missed and no one is buying the reason for his disappearance. I have been listening to KIRO for 20 years. I learned a lot from this man and I wonder why KIRO is so afraid of him.



Some of these comments P*ss me off. Speaking of Allen Prell's termination like it was inevitable, due to a lack of public interest. His show was as
entertaining as Howard Stern and I'm sure the people who disliked him were in the minority. Kiro fired him because he was too much of a success. He told the truth, and woke people up. Conservatives were listening and calling in to agree with him. Sometimes they disagreed. But the fact is they were listening. The ignorant Dori fans who still believe Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9-11, Post bull s**t comments presuming the whole world is as stupid as they are. Every other dj on that station is a chump. Dori is obviously sold to the right. corporate intrests, Republican politics. Does he really believe the crap he spews? Dave Ross is sold to local democratic polititions. Selling exactly what they would have him sell. Frank shires sucks and so does Vinny. Sisco and Tony seem to be alright guy's. F.U.KIRO.

Diane Smile

I challenge KIRO to prove that the rating's for ANY of their host's have improved since they fired Allan. I'm hearing the entire station is going down.


Allan Prell was refreshing, something very lacking in radio today - he had my ear and made me laugh - another thing lacking in America today - KIRO made a big mistake and will probably live to regret it - Don - Lake Tapps

chris cantu

I miss Allan's very individual style and his take on the affairs of the world. KIRO is really boring now, I can't stand Dori anymore, he is becoming more obnoxious by the day and he is clearly a racist (I am white, BTW)and his lack of sophistication means a lot of jock talk,never anything at all to do with the arts, what is the last book he read, anyway? He has a big chip on his shoulder because he had to
work his way thru college (Oh NO!)and he needs to stop thinking he knows everything because that truly makes him a class A BORE.

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