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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April 17, 2006



I think its time that we tie Tom From KIRO to his easy chair , and put the head phone on his head and make him have on the styblehead show , for the full show ,Iam thinkin after that happens , he will switch his left sox to his right sox, and then he would put on the white helmet ( with the big chin strap ) and wait out side KIRO , for the small bus for a ride home! and Yes I know what your thinking the styblehead would be sitting right next to him ! Kepp up the good work Tom !


That Funny! Your Right About One Thing The ( Stiblehead ) ha ha . IS Just Bad Radio ! Its Time to Go back To NPR Or even The Lionel Show . it can be pod casted


Ah, but Cisco is not entirely truthful here. I received a "Master Gardener" calendar from my aunt for Christmas..its one of those "cute" (?) kind where nekkid fat people stand behind strategically placed pots, trowels, baskets of flowers, etc. Near the end of the calendar is a picture of, at LEAST, shirtless, Cisco, standing behind a strategically placed podium, giving a speech to a naked audience with their backs to the camera. He is holdingup the longest, bulgy-est crop o' brussel sprouts I have ever seen.

Oooh la la!


"The first 3-month ratings trend put KOMO's Middays (10a-3p), at 23rd out of about 24. John-John and Ken-Boy will have to stop making it so collegial and spank each other a little more."

Maybe if KOMO would actually PROMOTE the show (other than putting ads on the butt ends of Shuttle Express vans) people might tune in. But that's been KOMO big weakness - they don't promote themselves.

Brian in Lacey

my fingers are still crossed ! for a good night show from Kiro am radio .
I still Like the Idea of, the Scary Gary and the wonder Chimp! Left and right up and down in your face !!!!! show after midnight
and remember there planty of parking in the rear , and it still 45 degs in the city ! hooty hoo! you go Scary Hairy Oh Gary ! keep up the good work we are proud of you down here in the wet spot of the northwest.


Surprised Ross is edging out Franken. That speaks to the appeal Ross has in this area. I wonder if KPTK has made offers to Ross but he is just such a company guy?

Re his going back to mornings: I remember his discussion about finally leaving that early-morning shift and he was glad to be doing it. Going back to a 4AM alarm won't appeal at all. but, he'll do it if asked.

I'm not sure that is going to solve KIRO's problems. Also, Franken's show is a morning show off Air America. I wonder what would happen if they put Franken against Ross in the AM? Thom Harmann in the PM slot?

Oh well. I've pretty much left KIRO behind anyway. Except for the occasional Ross . . .


Is it possible that Brain Maloney and Mike Webb could just cancel each other out and disappear? Talk about a fight between Dumb and Stupid.

And to be accused of a 15 year-olds writing style by the minnow is like being called a homosexual by Mike Web in a derogatory sense...,

Oh wait, a two-for....


cisco naked, what a concept. I knew he was a Lutheran, but I figured he had his price like everyone else. I'd love to see him wearing nothing but a pair of tube sox, gardening gloves and the broccoli. BTW, Michael, what do you mean by "leaf blowers?"


I assume the money went to the Master Gardener's association for their programs, so I dont think the models got any $ for posing.

Oh, and he always talks about brussel sprouts, so it would have to be that, not broc! ;-)


Mikey thinks EVERYBODY is gay.

baba booey

We still like Webb. Sometimes you need crazy people on your side.

stodge charger

Indeed, vg.


Michael, i know you have the hots for Michelle Malkin...but you should read this:

baba booey

She's "hot" in a Malaysian prostitute kind-of-way.


"Things haven't quite sprung for the Commentators" - I haven't seen it promoted either. But, I'm not much of a KOMO listener except that I do listen to their postgame shows occasionally. I always liked Tom Glasgow and really like Shannon Drayer - she's the best woman I've heard in sports! Glasgow earned his baseball skills at KIRO and it was cool to see him go on to a Seattle big-league media job.

Still, I don't think people look to KOMO for scintillating talk radio so may take time and a lot of word-of-mouth support to put KIRO on that particular map. Also, I caught it one time and it seemed sort of tame . . . there's not much appeal in that. Loved Schram's old town hall show. I think he'd be a draw without Carlson . . . IMHO :)


You know things are going bad at KIRO when:( ) Come on guys everyone can play and I'll start us off. when KIRO acts like the Bush Adm.Bitching about the leaker on the wire tapping instead of about the wire tapping, here KIRO wants to know who is BM's spies instead of why their radio station is going down the shitter.


my only surprise was that blather wasn't a Siamese twin, given his habit of using "we"


I just read over on http://ezraklein.typepad.com
that Brian Baloney Maloney takes credit for alerting Michelle Malkin to the anti-recruitment college kids in California, and she posted their personal info on her website and now they are getting death threats, and she refuses to take down their info.

I hope you are proud, Brian.


Maloney, the self-loating closeted gay guy. What a schmuck.


Mikey (PiR) is Blather's biggest fan!


oh PiR is not Mikey...I know who PiR is and he is NOT Mikey...lololol

stodge charger

PIR is one of us...

baba booey

yes amen vg



baba booey

Ah, I miss Charles and all the old sayings I took from him


I met Charles...he is not a very large man, but not sure he has the physique of a marathon runner...


I like Schram and hope that the "Commentators" gets better ratings. Carlson is better than he used to be, like when he ran for Gov., which he shouldn't have.
They have good guests and expose both viewpoints which is something that many talk shows fail to do.

How did KVI do in the mornings ? Seems like they are better than KTTH - which is floundering. I see that Medved and mild-mannered Michael Savage (yeah, right) are getting the best ratings on that station. The Spanish speaking station out of Olympia is getting the best ratings. FYI - The highest ratings in the Arbitron ratings are typically rock or new country music stations.

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