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  • 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).
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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
    "People, politics, science, and whatnot" Darryl is a statistician who fights imperialism with empiricism, gives good links and wry commentary.
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    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
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
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    "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."
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    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.
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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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February 15, 2006



Prell’s current ratings are considerably lower than Salem’s of course, so this newly discovered wisdom arrives with an asterisk.

Brian ,Lacey wa

So its hands down ! Turi Ryder is KIRO news talk, NEW HOTTIE she had a super show last night . Iam so glad we ,didn to have to suffer thru a Bryan stible
and as always Scary!! Gary behind the glass, doing a super job as always.


Turi is the hottest thing on KIRO. She knows what she is talking about or she doesn't talk about it. Take a hint, Stibel! And she's got a real (sexy) radio voice. Wish she was on the 9 to 1, can't stay awake for Lou's show ususally.


bring back prell

Jim Larson

"With KIRO and KTTH in the pooper, we were concerned that KKOL could, with a strong signal and good programming, become a player around here. "

Why should that be a problem for you? The "Left", or "Progressives" have KPTK, albeit not a source for local talk, and KIRO, which has swung more toward the left in recent years. That these stations aren't doing well under their current leadership is more reason to encourage change there, not discourage the other side from developing their outlets as they see fit. There are plenty of liberal watts out there. You just need some changes behind the mics.

The Right also has problems with their talkers. There isn't much to brag about on KTTH, leaving the offerings on KVI and the staged daily spat between Carlson and Schram. KKOL isn't likely to tip the scales much, blowtorch transmitter or not.


I will never understand why anyone thinks that KIRO ever moved "left."
Mike Webb was the only true liberal--the others flap or past-tense flapped whichever way the populist winds blow. Then Mike went nuts-o and was canned...so now you have what?


Expert opinion from Prell on the radio business is like dieting tips from New York Vinnie.


I am just an old grampa that likes to liston to talk radio.
I tune in KIRO, KVI and KPTK. Did not know about KKOL untill reading this post.
Now I will give them a try as well. No doubt they will be as full of crap as the rest of them. But it just gives another side of the "story". Liston enough to opposing views and it is easier to find some truth.
Thanks for the forum.


I've listened to Gallagher and Prager before as fill-in's on other shows. They are both polished radio voices with substance, albeit from a conservative viewpoint. Laura Ingraham is very good too, plus she's a babe.

Watch out, Salem is going to try and brainwash us all into right wing bible thumping zealots......be afraid, be afraid.


I've read the first few chapters of Allan's book. His gift is as a talker, not a writer. He needs a brutal editor.


I think Lou Pate is gone. I woke up early and was listening to Turi Ryder about 4:15 and heard her say that she's filling in for the foreseeable future, and added a remark to the effect of, who knows what KIRO will do with this time slot?

My best guess is that the very heterosexual Seattle and woman hater Lou Pate is gone.


Maybe it's time to venture down the dial, a bit, from 1090,(or take a short hop up to 1300) and try and stomach some of the blowhards on 570 and 770, at least until KIRO 710 comes up with their new lineup of hosts. It might be enilghtening for some, if you have an open mind.


I really enjoyed Allan Prell on KIRO AMs, as he was entertaining.
Also enjoyed Erin Hart weekend nights. Have e-mailed management at KIRO but of course received no response. Wish they'd have a listener poll online asking for votes for their fav hosts, as I've no idea how they come up with ratings otherwise. Really dislike Styble (Stible?)and won't miss the nasty Lou Pate. Ron and Don are barely palatable.

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