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
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  • Streaming Radio Guide
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  • 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 03, 2006



Kirby - bla. Bryan Suits is a far more interesting and almost-independant conservative

John Procaccino - He is OK - but is starting to grow old. He seemed a lot like a Dave Ross at first - but he's sounding more like Frank Shiers as of late. Wait - maybe that was Frank Shiers.

Speaking of Frank - at what time in the greatest nation on god's green earth does he ever sleep?

I've heard him in the morning, in the evening and in my dreams. We seriously need to frame him for insurance fraud.


Ya with those wierd hours Frank Shiers works he couldn't possibly have anything else going on in his life. Maybe he just sleeps in his car in the parking lot and when they need fill talk they go down and tap on his window to wake him up.


Kirby Wilbur: A gentle soul, a good Christian man who isn't rude to callers and never hangs up on anyone, and I'm sure he would be the first to throw his coat across a mud puddle for a lady to cross the street. But who told this guy he has a voice for talk radio? I can understand a word he says.

I keep adjusting the dial on my radio to bring him in more clearly...it doesn't work. I'm convinced, now, that he eats his breakfast at his desk, while talking...oatmeal, apparently.

Lou Pate: He may be a hunk, but what good does that do his listeners who can't see him? Send him off to do a shoot for Playgirl and give us somebody who isn't rude and obnoxious and doesn't knock Seattle and the people who choose to live here.


Excellent recap Michael! You are hitting very close on each host. When I hear Carl on with Dave, it is some of the best radio ever. Carl needs a keeper to keep him in line and cut him off regularly and he would be great.
I don't see Turi or Prochachino making the cut, but there is some potential.

On the dark side, two of the best talkers who use to be. Bryan Suits (when he was on KIRO) and Dori (prior to 9/11) were really great even if you did not agree with thier politics. Something happened and Dori became a Hannity sound alike and Bryan became an all military talk all the time. Such a waste


Dori can obviously be bought. It would not surprise me if he was paid off by the Bushies to spout their talking points on one of the biggest stations in the Northwest.


There would have to be some kind of home improvement in it for him to do so, though.


That is so weird--I noticed that change in Monson after 9/11 as well. I thought I was the only one. Never liked him that much, but he became unbearable after that.

I admit to a soft spot for Erin, I can't help it. Jeffers is great, and I would take Suits over Carlson any day, although all those right-wingers are intolerable to me after about ten minutes. I too find Medved kind of endearing/annoying/smart/idiotic. That John P. guy is too dull. I miss Prell.


Yeah Monson can be bought, for sure! He's proven it: He BY FAR gets most of the commercial spots on KIRO! He's an absolute radio whore! I completely eschew any sponsor that guy hawks for...!

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