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.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2005


« Freaky dancing, sex on talk radio, tiny tight teenage tushies, christian erotica, Kevlar underwear: a parent speaks out | Main | Really, vili! seattle magazine seeks out the boogers in the 2005 baba ganouche »

November 18, 2005



Well. With all due respect to Bill, I used to work in the Portland (PDX) market AND the Bay Area. Nothing, and I mean nothing touches the impact that KOPB (TV and Radio) has on the PDX market.
I had Ken Burns in studio prior to "Lewis and Clark" and you'da thought The Beatles had reunited by the crowd in the parking lot. Think of it! KEN BURNS groupies!
Only in PDX.
Their friggin pledge drives are about 2 hours long, ONCE a year.


I agree that KUOW has a good format in that it dosen't go into the full-fledged NPR programming after 9 am during it's weekday programming. I like the morning show with Steve Shere (sp) along with the Conversation at 1p and the World at 3. They seem to shuffle their programming occasionally when certain shows become lackluster like Talk of The Nation was when Ray Saurez moved to PBS. Unfortunately, they or NPR dropped The Tavis Smiley Show when his program ran contrary to then CPB president Ken Tomillson's conservative agenda. He is now on in the evenings again with a different syndication. I still tend to flip the dial as Stephanie Miller and then Thom Hartmann and DemocracyNow! vie for my attention as well. KUOW's weekend programming dosent hold much sway for me as I tend not to listen to talk radio and instead music and satire.


Why is it that during the begathons they have people asking for money you've never heard before and then never heat until the next begathon? Are they professional guilt trip artsists that hop from station to station to do the begging for them? Do they get payed well do something so demoralizing?

blathering michael

We hate the begathons, but aren't they a fair trade-off for the multious, loud, obnoxious, repetitive Bad Breath Bible, vinyl siding and Gutter Helmut spots more'n likely read by Dori Monson? I think so.
I really love NPR on the weekends- especially Saturdays when AM sucks so bad...


But...NPRites are insufferable as peers owing to their "martyr for radio" attitude. They canter their high horses all over Seattle/Portland, until they need a new gig. Then, suddenly, they embrace commercial radio. There are 6 minutes of commercials per hour of NPR national programming. Call it whatever you like, it's a paid message.
Brought to you by TIAA/Cref


I'd much rather hear a short spot about underwriting by TIAA/Cref than "GutterHelmet" which sounds like the kind of item kept behind the counter at Toys in Babeland.

The Splendid Table vs. Savage Weiner? No contest.


As liberals, does anyone think KUOW is particularily liberal? The only thing about it that seems liberal to me is that they sometimes seem to make a point to report on topics that are unfavorable to Republicans such as stories from wounded soldiers or Bush's sagging poll numbers, and when they do these reports they seem to be out of the blue. No context, they're just there.

It's easy to see how conservatives, who expect news to be filtered in accordance with their own values, could consider that liberal.


My thought exactly, Andrew. I, like, chris, like the shows like "Wait Wait dont tell me" and "Car Talk" and " Prairie Home Companion " which are rarely political. I found, especially around election time last year, that NPR's coverage was no different than other MSM broadcasts and it was often " Bush Apologist" in tone. So all these posters on this blog who say that they go to NPR for their dose of " liberal " news, baffle me.

coach purses

The best formula for happiness is to be able to develop the ability to tolerate frustration , to have a personal involvement and commitment , and to develop self-confidence and self-esteem.

The comments to this entry are closed.

April 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

Tip Jar

Change is good

Tip Jar

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    pacific nw talk stations

    • 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....