take your answer off the air...

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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
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  • Jesus' General
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  • Howie in Seattle
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  • The Naked Loon
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  • Irrational Public Radio
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  • 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
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  • 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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December 27, 2005


John Mortensen

From: http://www.mikewebb.org/

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I said "Hello". They said "Goodbye"
Thank You For Your Friendship during these past 35 years on the radio, especially the past 10, where we had a chance to really get to know one another and offer an alternative to the disgusting, corporate-driven nonsense masqerading as talk radio.

As a child in San Francisco, I enjoyed so much, turning on my little transistor radio - finding my true friends in the people who broadcast from the great stations KEWB, KYA, KFRC, KNBR and the legendary Gene Autry station, KSFO. It was always fun tuning the AM dial and DXing to WWL in New Orleans, always discovering.

When I finally entered the medium at the age of 14, I got to work at one of those legendary stations, hosting a show called "From the Campus", a little program they dumped in Sunday mornings at 3am. But it was a thrill for me. And then to become a beat reporter for the world's first alternative rock station, KMPX --- what an experience --- dodging rocks and billie clubs during Vietnam war protests.

Several news and music stations later and a trip to Seattle where I fell in love, enjoyed the management jobs but quite honestly, I felt more at home on the air than in my own house. There's just such a beautiful intimacy to it all, different than any other medium. I've been fortunate.

I could go on, but suffice it to say, that people come into our lives on time and they leave on time as well.

So Long,


¶ 7:58 PM


Beat ya by 34 minutes....LOL!!!


this is the first time I haved read your blog; you state that you are truly liberal...but it seems that the loss of Mr. Webb doesn't bother you much...you think he has flaws, and is driven by anger...what thinking liberal is not driven by righteous anger about the various social and political issues of the day?...yeah, I agree he could be insolent and angry, but I actually prefer that to a host who is oily smooth and not sincere...and let's face it, most hosts are that way...I think KIRO might completely change it's format in the next year or so...the sad truth is, talk radio needs an informed audience of careing citizens; in my 30 years of listening to talk radio, I have noticed the "intelligence curve" of the audience steadily declining...along with other social factors in our backsliding culture...so, let's allget ready for more of those "feel-good-Oldies, and hip-hop our way to the ultimate demise of the good old USA!


j.d. is typical Seattle
"progressive" thinking in full force. Excsue any infraction by a leftie as ot not tarnish the "progressive" mantle.
Webb was an intolerant, anti-intellectual with sub-par radio skills (in his later days, I understand that he may have been a talented youth). I liken jd's argument to the King County/Seattle election debacle: it is a mess in our own backyard but the "progressive" holds his nose and yells, "Ohio." Failure to hold individuals and institutions accountable for their misdeeds and (in Webb's case deceit) tarnishes "progressives" more than meeting he problems head-on.


team1040 wrote: . . . Failure to hold individuals and institutions accountable for their misdeeds . . .

Glad to hear it, 1040! This, of course, means you'll be voting Democrat at the federal level this year. Right?

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Sad to know that in just a misconduct work,all the hardship and sacrifices just to be an attorney has wasted,I hope this could be a lesson to everyone.

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thanks for the comment... this attorney was eventually disbarred in WA state... but not before he threatened this blog, and took his case before the state supreme court... scrool down these blog oposts for a chronology of his misbehavior. http://blatherwatch.blogs.com/talk_radio/bradley_marshall/

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