take your answer off the air...

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  • The Advocate
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  • Media Matters
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  • 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
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  • Howie in Seattle
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  • Streaming Radio Guide
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  • The Naked Loon
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  • Irrational Public Radio
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  • The Maddow Blog
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  • 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
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  • The Moderate Voice
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  • 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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December 02, 2006



I'm a KUOW devotee, too. I read this blog so I won't have to listen to talk radio (AirAmerica excepted). "Wait, wait...." is my fave, also (my answers are correct 99.7% of the time.....yep!) Previous podcast of To the Best of Our Knowledge are here. It actually sounds eclectic and interesting, what one would expect of an investigative NPR program, but yeah, it had better be good to replace the current format.

I HEREBY NOMINATE DARRYL LINKHEAD OF THE YEAR! See Hominid Views for pith and punditry...and the best of the funnies.


Gosh...gee...thanks FREMONT! (*blush*)

I suppose a nomination for "linkhead of the year" is the first step towards making Neva Chonin's list....


I divide my time up between KIRO, AA, and NPR. Truthfully, I get tired of the measured pace of NPR. . . I need the unmeasured rush of regular radio. Dave Ross is about as measured as it gets for me.

But, I used to listen to KUOW much more than now . . . years ago I had a Sunday night ritual that included among other shows Living on Earth, an author interview (can't remember the name), and Latino USA.

Then they replaced the author interview (which I loved) with On the Media or In the Mix (can't remember which) and eventually added Vinyl Cafe which I didn't and don't like because I really enjoyed the talk. Also, as I remember, Vinyl Cafe or perhaps In the Mix (was that another hour of music?) took over two hours! That did me in! And I listened to Cynthia Doyon's Swing Years whenever I was home. She was the best.

I like Science Friday although you don't mention it as one you enjoyed.

I would listen to two hours of Diane Rehm if she were on earlier. She is the best of the women in my opinion. Well, except for Randi who I either love or hate depending on how many times she tries to do a Bush impersonation!

Love Alternative Radio, and sometimes Speakers Forum and Open Source. Chris Lydon can be a little hard to take sometimes as well.

I heard a new show that was being auditioned I guess on Friday night called Fair . . . ?(Fair trade?) It was hosted by a late teen or early twenty something whose voice was still finding center . . . it was awful. I don't even know why KUOW was interested. The topic I heard was pretty interesting but I couldn't listen to a whole show hosted by that voice. And it wasn't just the voice, the questions were immature and ones I would expect Alicia Silverstone to utter in Clueless. This host was truly clueless. I do not like Car Talk.

Once my staples were gone to other times or places, I moved away from KUOW and back to a lot more regular radio including eventually AA.

Sounds like KUOW is again changing the recipe. Are you ready for changes, Darryl?

It goes without saying I like a lot of other programs on KUOW but often their times preclude my listening - I'm still a working girl afterall.

I'm sorry I can't say anything in a few sentences! Michael is going to start charging me for bandwidth!


One more thing: When they changed my perfect mix of programs way back when, it was my opinion that they were trying to lure a younger audience. Do you think that's their goal this time? I can't imagine any other reason for auditioning that misbegotten program I heard on Friday.


Actually it wasn't Friday . . . it was Thursday.


I love Car Talk, and Prairie Home Companion....dont like anything else on NPR anymore, especially that woman on Saturday mornings who plays classical music for kids and talks DOWN to them in an ootsie, cutsie voice.
Oh there is that show from Canada ( I think) that is kind of like Prairie Home Companion..dont know the name of it.

Now that the election season is over, and Im burned out on politics for awhile, music stations such as KINK and KOHO get my time online..Im getting so I stream all the radio I listen to, because its not local and because my radio signal in the house is really bad.
Sorry advertisers, I only hear what's on AA for local places.


I like PHC also and don't care for the Canadian because I'm loyal to PHC! And I absolute love Keillor's writers almanac! If I miss it, I get it online. What an amazing man!

I won tickets to see Keillor at the Opera House in Seattle many years ago (from KUOW no less!) and we sat in front. It was wonderful!

I have become a real cruiser in radioland. Never used to be but now I change constantly looking for just that right earful. I'm ADHD when it comes to media!


Hey, Darryl, it was Friday night and it's called Fair Game. I just saw it on the KUOW schedule. Were you listening? What did you think?



...it was my opinion that they were trying to lure a younger audience. Do you think that's their goal this time? I can't imagine any other reason for auditioning that misbegotten program I heard on Friday.

They took away Science Friday awhile ago (some weeks or months?) and added Radio Lab (definitely youth-oriented) and Fair game about which I know nothing, since the Radio is elsewhere by that time.

I didn't mention Science Friday because it turns out I rarely listened to it. I'm not sure why. I liked it a lot more when Juan Williams hosted TOTN. I listened to that program frequently and always caught Science Friday.



"dont like anything else on NPR anymore, especially that woman on Saturday mornings who plays classical music for kids and talks DOWN to them in an ootsie, cutsie voice."

Hmmm...I am not sure what you are refering to. Is this person on KUOW?

BTW: I posted my favorite radio programs in Nov 2005 near the bottom of this post. Now I would add On the Media to that list, just before To the Point.


oh my bad..

I remember when KUOW played classical sometimes..KPLU comes in better here..love the jazz..


Just goes to show how often I've been listening. Regarding Fair Game, after the show the announcer asked for critiques on whether they should keep it or not. That was the last episode scheduled for now.

How is it you are able to catch Rehm and Scher? When do you sleep?

Also, ever listen to Living on Earth? If I had to choose one, I think that would be it. But, I can get it on the net anytime . . .


"How is it you are able to catch Rehm and Scher? When do you sleep?"

Usually I am in bed shortly after Midnight and up by 7:00 or 7:30. If there is a good topic on Rehm or on Fridays, I may stay up until 1:00 am and get up at 7:30 or 8:00 the next day. I get in trouble from my SO when I do that during the week, though.

Also...blogging sometimes interferes with going to bed by midnight. And I get in trouble for it, but I catch part of Rehm.


Thanks Darryl...the KPLU All Blues Show is fantastic! I also must applaud KING-FM for its classical format...though it has become too pop and schlock and less classic eclectic for my ears... (Nostalgia for KZAM!)

What happens when you "get in trouble", D'yl? Are you put in the oven?


BTW, in honor of our exemplary president, I admit I lied...I hardly get any answers correct on "Wait, wait....". Y'all truly cared, didn't you?


Darryl, did you hear Speakers Forum tonight with Tavis Smiley at Town Hall? Pretty powerful stuff.



Yes, I did hear the broadcast on KUOW. You're right...powerful stuff!

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