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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January 07, 2007



Morgan is one of those ascerbic Republican blondes

ummm....spell-check is our friend....


I will not hold my breath waiting for the FCC to do anything about this. Writing polite letters of concern to the advertisers is about all we can do.


I don't know about that. I read his update and he's got advocacy. If the blogs were filled with the sound bites, they would have to go after every one . . .

Blitzing Disney seems like the best recourse to me. Disney has a reputation with the family values crowd. Can't wait to hear what Spocko has to say tonight.

This was a good catch, Sparky!


One man's friendly spellcheck is another man's ascid upchuck, Thom Pettifogger.... Is that" blond" without an "e"?


i spend a lot of time reading Kos..lots of breaking news there, and its usually days before that news hits the mainstream market.

Anytime Mike Stark posts something on Kos, i read it!


Thanks for the heads up, Sparks...I've been slacking on Kos...too many blogs, too little time, but I've upgraded it to my first bookmark! Lo me gusto.


100 hours...starting...soon


update on Spocko from kos:

Within the past 24 hours:

the story got slash-dotted ( yro.slashdot.org)

fp'd at C&L & FDL ( Crooks and Liars, FiredogLake)

Spocko (who found a host and is back up) is scheduled to be on with Seder tomorrow at the top of the 11 o'clock hour

the blogwarm was an unqualified success (it's discussed at nearly 500 blogs and several have mirrored the audio - and that was over the slow weekend)

Move America Forward (Melanie Morgan's GOP front group) got rattled and hopped into the comments of the Youtube video

Ripley created a great audio complation

the blogwarm was an unqualified success (it's discussed at nearly 500 blogs and several have mirrored the audio - and that was over the slow weekend)

Move America Forward (Melanie Morgan's GOP front group) got rattled and hopped into the comments of the Youtube video

Spocko has also been interviewed by SF Post and the SF alternative weekly

Spocko's doing a radio show out of WA tonight, beginning at 10 EST. It streams, but you have to register.

Spocko's doing a radio show out of WA tonight, beginning at 10 EST. It streams, but you have to register. (that would be Goldy!)


Slow down Sparky, your repeating yourself like you had too much wine


Nate! I hurried home just to hear Styble! I have a big grin on my face just thinking that we are doing something conspiratorial . . . like mischievous little kids.

It's fun!

BTW, tried to call in on the taxes issue. I couldn't get the damn phone number in that last half hour!


I put my money on Freaky Frank, that he will talk about , the Toy"s R us story that every talk show, host will talk about today on Kiro 710 am And Vinnie Will Wiff us about 15 time thru his show, and make some sort of snorting sound a few times ,
And The Mc Styblehead , it's more than bad it's just WRONG!
As Stock yard Vinne would Say


Correction: Lee Rogers was not on KING-AM, but _KIRO_. He replaced Jim French's Midday show, who was bumped to the weekend "This Week with Jim French" and what has become Imagination Theater.

Rogers' stint ended when Dave Ross was moved to 9-Noon on KIRO.


Another correction: Lee Rodgers (that's a spelling correction too; neither Blatherwatch nor I can apparently spell) and Melanie Morgan are NOT on the air until noon on KSFO. Rush Limbaugh airs 9-noon. The Internet stream may repeat them in that time slot, however.

And, while I'm picking on Michael, 5-noon wouldn't be eight hours anyway.

The point about Morgan's relationship with Swanson, however, is something I'm surprised isn't pointed out more often.


Update from Mike Stark:
I got wind from Spocko that KSFO would be addressing our blogswarm on Friday. Evidently, management has decided that all the naughty children that have said naughty things are going to have to face the music. The story is just now starting to be picked up by the traditional media. CBS 5 did a story on in on 1/9 and today it's in the SF Chronicle.

Finally, KSFO is feeling the pinch. More advertisers have left over the last week.

Tomorrow, at 3 PM EST, KSOF is pre-empting their regular schedule (Dr. Laura) to do a special broadcast - a townhall radio show in which they will "discuss" the topic.

Unfortunately, after listening to this morning's broadcast, it doesn't appear as if they are ready to take any kind of responsibility. Instead, they will discuss the "death threats" they've received and the burden of "increased security" they've had to take on. They claim Spocko's radio clips are "old", ""out of context" and in some cases, "just plain lies".
The funny? Well, in listening to their show, I heard over and over again Melanie and co-host being very careful in what they said.

So anyway, they have invited my (and anyone else's) participation in their show tomorrow. I haven't decided whether or not I'm going to bless them with my presence. If they want me on to be their monkey, there's just no way. If they promise me equal time and volume and a genuine opportunity to discuss the issues, well, then I might decide to jump in the mix. I've got a call in to their program director.
I'll update this story throughout the day.

You can read the updates at www.dailykos.com over in the diary list on the right.


Here is the SF Chronicle story


Wow, you mean they want little ole peasant Sparky to participate. Isn't that sweet of them. A peasant little school teacher on a crusade. weeeeeeeee. Wait, thats a peasant with demands at that.


F- in reading comprehension, Steve.
Go back and look at it again.


Sparky, it's your fifteen minutes of fame - go for it, girl!

Ron and Don were talking about kids today. Research/polls show that 49% want MONEY and 51% want FAME. It was actually kind of a good discussion because it was pointed out that it costs a lot of money to live today. One of them used the example of a house in 1967 costing under $100,000. In 1967, $100,000 bought a mansion. Median houses in '67 were probably under $30,000. Times have changed.


no no no.....I did not write that post....joanie!! you flunk reading comp. too!!!

i have nothing to do with the Spocko thing..I was merely posting a quote from MIKE STARK, like it says in the first line :

MIKE STARK MIKE STARK...the guy that Bla'M quoted in the original thread.


On another note, are you enjoying your snow day??? Still real icy here...


Joanie..that is why Oprah decided to build a school in south africa and not the united states..she visited hundreds of inner city schools and when she asked the kids what they NEEDED, they all said, money or an i-pod. The kids in S. Africa said they needed uniforms so they could attend school. She said it made her sick to hear how materialistic the kids were in Chicago and NYC...


You know, I heard that about Oprah. Kind of like the Michael Jordan thing to me . . . they both make their millions off consumerism and then blame the consumers for being consumers first.

Kids are so fragile and easily influenced which is why we have almost more commercial programming than content programming.

What do we do about it?

As for reading comp . . . ever heard of quotation marks or italics? I read fast rather than ponderously on this blog (lol).

My snow day? Did you see the times of my posts last night? I had some homework to get done for a math class I'm taking and I kept procrastinating. I was waiting for the promised snow . . . thank god it came!


BTW, Oprah could take kids out of areas of poverty - much like Marva Collins did - and she could make a difference right here at home.

I think she likes the mega feeling she gets with her internationalism. Much like the the Gates do. Did you read the article about the funds that the Gates Foundation invests in? Some pretty slimy stuff. Gates could do an awful lot of good right here at home.

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