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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July 26, 2007



I like Dana Milbank on KO....too bad he didnt get good ratings on the radio.

I think RFK Jr. might be an exception to your rule...he is soooo smart and is good enough to overcome the distracting wobble in his voice, which he cannot help. He plays it pretty straight but is still great to listen to.

When I first glanced at your headline, I thought The End was on its last legs! I love that station!


Actually, I think the call letters are WTWP... WTOP is Bonneville's big all news flagship in DC, doesn't broadcast the Nationals and is usually top 3 in ratings.

And the line about WTWP's ratings tanking "last month"? Ratings for "last month" for DC won't be known until they are released tomorrow. Hint: When you are repurposing info from elsewhere on the internet, it's usually a good idea to do a fact check first.

You amaze me...someone tries to do something a little different and it's like you take pleasure in its failure.

Other than that, nice job. Keep up the good work. We're counting on you.


That's really unfortunate news. Washington Post Radio is an interesting format that fals someplace between the dirvel of ttelephone talk shows and the tedious sound of NPR.

Unlike the talk shows that depend on callers, WaPo Radio interviews reporters from their own paper and other media who actually know what they're talking about.

I'm sorry to learn that it's not successful.


AP used to put on a radio program called "Portfolio" which was an hour long interview show with reporters.


Bla'M sez:
"..talkers need to be performers- it's an entertainment medium."

Bingo! Truer words were never spoken, this is IT in a nutshell!!


Hmmmm - didja notice the just released Washington, DC numbers...the ones released TODAY...WTWP posted a gain - from .8 ro 1.2. Not exactly a big number but certainly demonstrates a BIG disconnect between the mis-information re-purposed without credit earlier ...and reality.

Really, good job.


a 'refreshing' comment Bill.

blathering michael

Hey, Mr. Bill: those numbers are from the Spring book, before Kornheiser left, and the useless 12+'s to boot. The 25-54, and the revenues tell a different story, as do observers who work at the Post. I stand by my information "re-purposed without credit earlier." My best to your mother, Bill:

Bill's Mom

As I understand it, Tony's last day at WTWP was 6/28. The point is that some published reports are quoting "observers" eho claim ratings tanked after Tony left the station. The most recent data available IS the spring book, covering ratings thru 6/27. While it's possible, in fact likely, that a post-Tony (pun intended) WTWP may experience a drop in ratings, no one will really know for at leasy a month, and really should only rely on data from the summer book, when it's released in early fall. Bill and I are bothered when bloggers turn speculation into fact. Thanks for the kind words.

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