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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February 24, 2006



Maybe they can add some more commercials to the Dave Ross show to help make up that drop in revenue.


I can't understand why KIRO moved Dave Ross to afternoons, but insisted on continuing the traffic updates every 10 minutes. He barely gets a caller on the air, or a question posed to a guest, and it's time for another traffic report! They must spend over a $1,000,000 a year on pilot salaries, copter upkeep, fuel, etc and what do they get out of it? They gave up on afternoon news to KOMO. Let them have what's left of the traffic audience as well. Give Ross the time he needs to excel, or move him back to midday!


". . . While we perceived a strong strategic fit and believed we could create significant synergies and sell compelling development opportunities,. . . "

Talk about doubspeak! He doesn't even know what that means . . . nobody does!

Actually, I'm a little worried . . . if he becomes hands-on with KIRO and replaces it with "compelling development opportunities," we are probably in for infomercials about healthcare, investment, exercise programs, investment, health foods, investment, and Christian talk radio. God help us! But, they do pay. . .

BTW, nobody mentions Bob Brinker on for four hours? every Sat and Sunday. What's with that? I can take a few hours a weekend; but, four hours both days. What are the ratings for that?


Also, regarding your "civics lessons" - if people were listening to Thom Hartmann, they would learn civics! He is a liberal/progressive/left-wing host but he is not a ranter. He sources just about everything he says.


Do I sound angry? Well, I'm not. :)


How many times can John Procaccino use the word "sectarian", during the 10-11 hour on Friday? Let's let John and Ann figure it out...


1. A group of people forming a distinct unit within a larger group by virtue of certain refinements or distinctions of belief or practice.
2. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
3. A faction united by common interests or beliefs.

John, before you go on the air and state that the oldest granite curling rink in the U.S. is located in North Seattle at: 1440 N 128th St., please get do the research, so you don't spend the first minute getting corrected and having to question whether you have the correct guest on the air at all.
My research shows that,
"The origins of curling date back to the 16th century in Scotland, where the game was played on frozen lochs and ponds. Scottish immigrants brought the game with them to North America, where it quickly spread across the northern United States and Canada. Settlers began curling on the frozen Milwaukee River in the early 1840’s and officially formed the Milwaukee Curling Club (MCC) in 1845. MCC relocated to Riverside Park in 1915, where two covered sheets of ice provided a fixed home for the next 55 years. The modern game of curling evolved rapidly during the 1900’s, aided in large part by the move indoors through the use of refrigerated ice. Relocation to the club’s current site at Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon, Wisconsin, occurred in 1970. Today, Milwaukee Curling Club is the oldest curling club in continual existence in the United States."

Source: http://www.milwaukeecurlingclub.com/aboutus/history/default.asp


You listened to him talk about curling? That was your first mistake. I switched to music even faster than a quantum uncertainty. Surely that hour wasn't intended to be fun to listen to.


I know, it was like getting my front two teeth pulled, with Vice-Grips, (w/o Novacane) Now I look like a hillbilly trying to recite the Curling Code of Honor, while nibbling on an ear of feed corn, while walking into a Dukes of Hazzard concert at the Gorge in George. Yeehawww!


Just a possible correction maybe . . . I've heard too that the north Seattle rink is the oldest "indoor rink." Your post didn't say that it wasn't but that the Milwaukee Club was the oldest "club" which obviously started on outdoor ice. Also, curling took place in the northern US because it's effin freezing up there and they have outdoor ice.

Not that it is all that important, however . . . :)


Joanie says:

"Also, regarding your "civics lessons" - if people were listening to Thom Hartmann, they would learn civics! He is a liberal/progressive/left-wing host but he is not a ranter. He sources just about everything he says."


I listen to him. He's one of the few liberal talkers on radio that makes me think. That's what sets him apart from alot of them. But it is from a liberal point of view.

Why not try listening to Michael Medved for a week? He sources just about everything he says too.


Hey audioslave...don't be a party pooper. I'm trying to have some fun with John and Ann for tackling topics that Medved and Hartmann would address in an intelligent, well though out manner. Okay, I listen to the aforemention talk show ghosts. Until we meet again.


Well, then I think you are well informed. Why do we disagree so much? It seems like if anybody listened to him, they'd just have to agree with me!

Honestly, I have listened to Medved and I find him whiny. But, I will give him another try. Promise. When is he on again?

Still like you . . . :)

BTW, you are not blogging at work, are you?


"BTW, you are not blogging at work, are you?"

Absolutely. I'm a multi-tasker, just like you.


Homeland Security....Slave is blogging at work!!!!


I'm at home now, waiting for my pregnant, barefoot wife to cook me a turkey pot pie.

But when I'm at work, I am in front of a PC about 1/2 the time, and I do alot of work online, e-mailing with clients, sending files, etc..... so I'm not cheating when I blog........too much.

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