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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November 16, 2005



Who says this site hasn't been keeping it real?

OK, I"ll start with my .02 -

* Stephanie Miller could cut down on the sound effects a smidge and have a really great show.

* If Mike Webb insists on consuming our air with Motown and such, could he at least cover some local stuff or spin something from the 21st century? Leave the dinosaurs in the museums.

* John Procaccino in the morning is acceptable I guess - maybe a touch more righteous anger.

* When is Shiers never coming back?


Isn't easy to objectively measure how talk radio hosts rank? Can't you just go into any radio market and inquire how much it would cost to purchase ad time during each host's show? Isn't there a pretty good correlation between high ratings/popularity and advertising rates?

How much does a 30 second spot cost on KTTH during the Rush Limbaugh show? Or during the Michael Medved show? How does that compare to 30 seconds on KIRO during Dave Ross or Dori Monson? How much does AM 1090 pay someone to place their Public Service Announcement on during the Stephanie Miller show? Or during the Al Franken show?

These have to be pretty easy to measure within individual markets. There shouldn't be much mystery to this....

Lazy Murrow

And speaking of Brian Maloney, I see where he's guest-whoring over on Michele Malkin's webstain these days. Kudos to Michele for finding someone almost as batshit crazy as she is -- not an easy task.


I am still trying to figure out why we care what Brian Baloney thinks of anything radio? The turd can't even get a gig that involves a mic?




But Mr. Maloney is the Radio Equalizer. In a sea of right wing ideologues, he equalizes everything by showing you just how insane all those right wingers are.

Now if someone can just explain to me why people listen to Hannity. He's whiny, argumentative, and has never let a such things like facts get in his way. Given the choice between Medved (who has his moments of insanity, but I don't think anyone could accuse him of being crooked), and Hannity (who, lets face it, if he could not pot down the mikes of his opponents, would not exist), wouldn't a conservative with any respect in their beliefs pick Medved? Listening to Hannity is basically admitting that you have no logic, and need propganda to keep you flagging spirts up.

The fun in talk radio right now is listening to the desperate attempts at spin from the various legions of the right as Bush's polls keep digging deeper and deeper. All the talkers are so desperate, and they keep reaching for the things that worked in 2001, but it hasn't quite sunk in that 80% of the people are seeing through them now. It would be sad if it was not so funny.


I turned to KVI just to see if they realy had nothing to talk about. Hannity is basicly saying that Democrats are throwing stones while living in glass houses by criticizing the pre-war intelligence. That's fine, because the hypocracy or culpability of Democrats pales compared to the trade-off realization that Republicans thought the lie up and misappropriated national defense, meaning they are guilty for one count of manslaughter for every dead soldier, if they weren't beyond reproach.

"these democrats think a few thousand soldiers are expendable just to get some power back" - Hannity caller

Another Hannity caller says she wrote a political college paper sourced from "Deliver Us From Evil", she says she got an F, the University said her paper was incensitive to liberals, but that wasn't necessarily why she got an F (obviously). So Hannity then says poor conservative caller, squashed by the liberal establishment.

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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....