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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Duffman

Sort of like the 'Americal Idol' of talk show hosts, eh. Seems to me all qualities mentioned herein can be found in the posters on this blog. Go for it sparky, joanie!

[Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!]

Duffman

"But Public Radio Talent Quest is a talent search which will make three lucky people public radio stars..."

Don't think so...may give them the opportunity, but will be up to them and their talents to make themselves 'stars'.

[Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!]

Brian

Last night , I had on the baseball game on KOMO Am 1000
when the mariners, started going down hill , this was about ....
9:20 pm , So I went down the dail to 710 am KIRO , Before I did this , I though to myself and laugh! If I turn the station to KIRO I know for a fact , That frankie Shiers ( with his rattings in the bucket ) Well be talking about the samething he talked about last night . With in about 3 min of having his show on Well you know the drill ! A foot Note to this frankie makes the bucks working for KIRO So why cant he just do his show prep( It"S like home work !)

Duffman

"( It"S like home work !)"

..which you might need to focus on yourself!

[Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!]

joanie

Well, everybody likes a winner and life is a competition to the top . . . yadayadayada.

I remember another host competition. I think KJR? One of the competitors got an exclusive interview with Pat O'Day. The one I liked lost, of course. The one with the cool 'tude won, of course. To me, it typified everything wrong in radio today. Attitude overcame content. But then, it was KJR . . .

BTW, it reminds me of a post to which I wanted to respond: Gas is not better than Groz. Quite the reverse, thank you.

Ted Smith

A typical trajectory to the radio life is the kid who starts hanging out at the local honker, learns the boards and twiddles the potentiometers . . . .

Sadly, those days are long gone. today, you would get to sit and watch a computer run the station, except that the computer might be somewhere else. I recall one Modesto-market station whose programming originated from a computer at the transmitter site of a co-owned TV station in Fresno. Try to find the romance in that!

Duffman

TS: I believe you're exactly spot on. I have a friend who's been in the industry for 40+ years and he relates the same to me all the time. In a way, how sad!

[Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!]

Andrew

I'm rating some entries for fun. It's sad how many of them do the best soft voiced NPR impression they can. I've never understood why they must talk like school teachers reading break time stories to first graders. I guess there's a never ending supply of people who want to talk down at us from a public radio perch.

There was one submission from a lady in her 60's. I hate to break the news to you...

It's interesting that so many people fight for a low paying oppurtunity and uncertain employment for the pleasure of having unseen masses here the sound of their voice.

Most of them are pretty enthusuastic, either themselves or their close friends being involved with the comment threads of their submissions.

sparky

It is quite possible there is an audience out there that would like to listen to a 60+ voice ( who is that lady on NPR?) instead of a bimbette or Cool Guy who talks like they are on speed...

Duffman

I happen to like 60+ year old women! ;)

[Lets make Mrs. Clinton our candidate!]

Andrew

I don't think it's bad that stations are becoming automated. It forces would-be engineers to get real jobs. Out of high school I was being steered towards a technical job on par with cable dragging, video editing, bacuase I was already good at it, but it's generaly very mechanical and pre-defined work, and fortunately I didn't continue with that and got into work that demands creativity out of me and life is much better because of it.

Being a techie is fun at first because you're in charge of fancy machines and people need you to survive, but it quickly becomes soul sucking unmemorable work. You're infinately replacable and people like you because they need you not because you create a unique and interesting product or perform such a service for your organization.

Radio people should look forward the day that they can create radio programs and sell advertising with as little tech help as an on-call consultant. Radio techs should take a long hard look in the mirror.

coiler

Diane Rhem?

Andrew

Ya the 60 y/o was awesome and I rated her highly.

Andrew

I take the American Idol rip-off as a clear indication of an agenda. AI has an age limit of 28. I think that's implied and unstated here.

sparky

yes, coiler, thats it...thanks!

Brian

Duffman REMEMBER ! The Styblehead radio program it's more than just bad ! It's PLAN wrong! HOOTY HOO!

Ted Smith

Andrew said: I don't think it's bad that stations are becoming automated. It forces would-be engineers to get real jobs.

Were it not for real engineers, button-pushers like yourself would have nothing to work with.

You production geniuses are pretty arrogant until something breaks (or goes off the air). Does it ever occur to you that a true professional knows something about the equipment that he uses?

Any true engineer could do your job. Can you say the same about doing their job?

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