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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January 19, 2006



Sure, good points, but what about KOMO? Dennis Kelly is clueless. KVI's adrift, only saved by dead and buried KTTH. Why didn't KOMO add talk shows 2 yrs. ago? It's a race to see who f's up their stations the most.


Are you listening? At least KVI has a PLAN and is sticking to it.
Local. Live. Conservative. Profitable.


It appears Joe Heslet had better turn on his radio instead of looking at the website. Turi Ryder does not have a weekday show. She filled after Webb departed. Thus far, the time slot has been filled by Erin Hart and all this week by some guys named Ron and Don. It is also suspect that Joe ends his kiro appraisal at 1am and avoids the highly--not sure why--popular Lou Pate. Lou's show is not for me, but whenever you tune in, something is going on. Then again, there are those who go to dog fights.


Joe Heslet: Captain Obvious

serial listener

god what did we ever do before Blatherwatch? nobody ever shined the light on what these stations do and gave us a place to vent. Michael, what you do is much appreciated, we'll even overlook the poetry.


Scrilla- KVI's ratings are pretty low now. Diluting Carlson's brand between 2 stations is amateur hour. Couldn't find anybody to take on Schrambo? Come on.


sclub sez, " KVI's adrift, only saved by dead and buried KTTH. Why didn't KOMO add talk shows 2 yrs. ago? It's a race to see who f's up their stations the most."

Compared to what? You gotta quit hanging with Andrew.


Could there be a more compelling argument for moving to satellite radio?

It looks like Blatherwatch is the virtual band on the Titanic at this point - entertaining us amidst the slow-motion disaster that is radio in this town...


ahh, I long for the good 'ole days of Dr. Laura shriekfest followed by Dr. joy brown on KOMO.

Anyone remember the money talkshow that was on during the mornings on KIRO?



I remember listening to Jennifer James...she has completely disappeared....


The money show on KIRO was a classic. Maybe, too smart for its time. And on that note why is KOMO's money guy Brian Gregory being ignored?!?
With his background, obviously a hugely overlooked and under-utilized talent!
Where is Gary Christianson anyway?


Scrilla you must not be on the sales side. No advertiser gives a shit about overnight advertising, expect crappy Direct Response clients.


I think vinnie needs to change the name of his show from new york Vinnie, to Stock yard Vinnie Because his show smells that bad! Ron And Don good replacment ,


Ron and Don: Zzzzzzzzz. Not everyone likes sports. Get a job at ESPN, guys!

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