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



Another one here, piping up for Allan Prell. Upon first listen, I found him irritating, but within a week I came to adore the man. Now, he's gone, and all I have left of him is my mini-bumperstickers from the Battle of the Talkshow Hosts. Let's hope his new home streams him online.

David d

I'd love to hear from KIRO, I don't think they've been listening to the listeners for a long time


get real. there just a huge out of town corporation who never listens to consumers unless they hire a big expensive marketing research company...they'll go their own way...maybe they'll get lucky and get some of us back, maybe they won't. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for them to take BM's offer.


So are there some ratings available to indicate how Prell, Dori and Dave Ross compared to eachother within the last month?

I'm not sure why people are suprised he was let go on a Wednesday. I figured he was let go on that day because he said he was going to a "class reunion" or something for the rest of the week so it was an oppurtune time to do the deed. Then again I'm not sure I believe the class reunion story. Maybe he knew he was leaving and that was just an excuse of some sort.


Idiots! Allan was the best thing you have had going for a long while. I listened to NPR all morning because I could not STAND what you had on. You are such whimps.


I agree: IDIOTS indeed! Allan was the most alive and engaging host on that godforsaken station. And the cadavers they've had on since firing Allan are unlistenable. Allan got me away from NPR; now I've gone back to it.

Brent Coferium

An open letter to Blathering Michael:

You, sir, are a hypocritical ass.
For months on end you have ranted and raved against Allen Prell, repeatedly calling him an ass-hat.

Now, you suddenly want to seem like you have some sharp ear for radio talent and have known all along that Prell was special.

It was probably the incessant braying of asses like you that led to his demise. I'm assuming you've never had any genuine success in the media business, or, for that matter, any business at all.


another voice joins the chorus. alas, poor allan, you da man. C'mon allan give us a post.


Allan Prell was Everyman, fussing about a cheap lawn mower that wouldn't start... unpretentious and sincere about whatever he was talking about. You want to hear regurgitated politics and more of the same ol same ol? Then tune in now-- what a waste.

blathering michael

An Open letter to Mr. Coferium:

I haven't changed my mind about Allan Prell. I didn't like his style and have never said otherwise. I'm not the only one--he wasn't popular with sufficient numbers of the 25-54 demographic to stay in this market. I'm astounded though, by the literally thousands of extra google hits we're getting from his avid supporters. I'm hoping KIRO management will address them here.
Not sure why you segued into assumptions about my professional life, but in passing I'll remind you that the braying of assumptions are a fool's paradise and you seem very comfortable making them.


I miss Allan's inelegant, barking laugh. I couldn't help but grin everytime he'd let 'er rip. Sorry to see you go, Allan. Hope to hear you again someday.


I didn't like him one bit and him taking Dave Ross' place is what drove me away from KIRO. Prell should blog. He's got the voice and personality for it, and then everyone could find him rather easily.

Stuck for an hour in traffic coming home tonight and not a single local radio station worth listening to. I guess it's time to either go satellite or start paying attention to podcasting.


God Please KIRO don't bring Allen back.. He was to any sane human unlistenable. His sing song voice and better than thou attitude meant after years of listing to KIRO in the morning I was stuck with NPR.

The only reason I can imagine anyone liked the man was he sang the local refrain of "Hate Bush First, Think Later"

Please can we have a thinking Liberal, not another embrassing Bush Bashing Lemming. That changes no one's minds, it is opiate for the unthinking masses. It's why Democrats can't win, people want ideas, not mindless hate.

It is bad when the most intelligent critisms of Bush come from the hosts that voted for him.

No Allen, can we clone Ross?


I usually don't post things online, but I have no other meaningful way to mourn the loss of Allan Prell.

He had character and brains, despite the fact he pretended not to.

After many years of listening to KIRO, I regret to say that I will now boycott their remaining BORING lineup.


I wrote to KIRO to get Allan hired after he subbed for Dave, and my company ran ads on his show exclusively, which we have now dropped. Bring back Allan Prell!! KIRO now sucks from 9-3 daily, and many of us fans are moving on.

Bob in Auburn

Frank Shiers is the biggest BORE and his laugh make me sick to my stomach.

Thanks KIRO :-(


KH---that is EXACTLY what I meant in previous posts. Allan has brains, character, but he pretends because this is his schtick. A lot of listeners never picked up on this.

Personally I think Allan could drop some of the pretend bumbling and show the world what a sharp mind he has. I picked up on this the very first day I heard him and sent him an instant message stating same. He has a mental database that can hold up against most any challenger.

God, I hope some station in the Seattle area picks him up!


Oh dang it!!!!!!
I needed to refer to MJ not the post before. Now I have very red cheeks

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