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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June 20, 2006

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Ryder

If the new technology is actually applied all radio stations will need to accept one hudge fact....WE RADIO LISTENERS CHANGE STATIONS FREQUENTLY. KIRO will learn that when the bottom of the hour news and commercial breaks drag on and on we all are checking out other programs. KIRO will also discover that we all know that for the most part after 45 minutes past the hour we all know most of the time is used up with commercials. So we're all wandering around the dial.

Dori Monson will learn that while he is playing the same audio clip for the third time most of us have gotton bored and left.

You see boys and girls, most of us listen to our radios while driving. Cars have preset push buttons. If we don't like what we hear, we're gone. Then there are those like me who listen on a headset at work. I also have push buttons. Guess what I do when Video Only ads come on. Or On-Star tries to terrify me into buying their prooduct. Or that smirky mouthed Pat O'Day implies that I might be a drunk, I'm gone.

You know, if advertisers had any brains they would know all this. They would demand price reductions for their ads.

So bring on the new research. Lets hope it is honest.

What do you all think?

joanie

The remote does the same thing for TV ads . . . but that hasn't resulted in fewer or cheaper ads. Don't know.

Radio - I pretty much leave it alone. I move between am and KUOW but I don't roam the dial much. Probably not typical, however. I choose programs/hosts and pretty much tune out the ads unless it is a Dori ad. Then, I'll usually cut the sound for a minute. Can't stand that voice. I'm not a roamer.

Dana

Regarding KIRO and Ron Reagan: My guess is that KIRO wants to keep hold of him in one capacity or another, to take over either Dave's spot if and when he leaves for greener pastures, or to take over Dori's when his ratings continue to drop. Or maybe after Ron and Don finally wear our their welcome.

sparky

I agree with Ryder....depending on where I am, I go back and forth between KPTK and KPOJ in Portland, especially on the weekends. But sometimes I am not in the mood for anymore bad news, dont want to listen to sports, and so I poke around to find music. It's Stephanie Miller and Thom Hartmann in the AM for me, streamed on my computer at work, then back and forth between Al and Randi ( Seattle or Portland AA), and then Bernie Ward at night on KGO.
Why anyone fouls the air with the sound of Dori's voice is beyond me.

Scrilla

In re: the TOPIC!!
The sooner the survey gets real, the sooner we reveal the emperor's new clothes that have SWADDLED KUOW and KPLU in this town. The ongoing MYTH of Morning Edition dominance will be finally deflated.
So there.

Tj

I wonder what ReRa thinks?

Fremont

ReRa can think?

guilty

I took an Arbitron dollar - and did not fill in, or send in the survey.

That year kjet(?) had zero listeners. I guess I should have sent mine in...

Rick

ReRa has become an urban legend and she's only been banished for a month or so..

 Joanie

Hey, Erin had zero listeners and I was one of them.

Rick

And I was the other.

Andrew

Does anyone else listening to KIRO get bothered by that slow sounding lady in the morning news promo spot saying "they use humor" as if it's like a medical device they shove in our ear? I won't even be paying attention but I'll hear that phrase in the background and I immediately get outraged. Couldn't the dick hole who produced the commercial have corrected the dumb lady's wording? I like KIRO but I surely hope they aren't using humor on me.

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