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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August 07, 2007



I love it! Putsie, you are so observant about yourself. Yes, you and KluelesS are cut from the same cloth. Geniuses both of you.

And I didn't respond regarding Randi because, frankly dear, that's old news. But then, I guess that's why I'm a progressove. I know when it's time to move on. You may continue the ph(J)oanie/Randi bashing to your heart's delight. I would imagine that for most of us, it is getting old.

However, you are a one-joke impresario, so go at it, dear. Whatever lights your fire.


thanks for the permission there ph(J)oanie.


Oh, and putsie, he's always been Jones. If you really listened, you'd have known that.


poor ph(J)oanie, grasping at straws...i wrote that i heard him on air america. you gonna deny that he hasn't been on air america stations. oh well, swing away at the margins. ..oops, whiffed again.
time for your 'randi' message i'm sure. go ahead, get 'the word' so you know what to think.


Hitchen's was a liberal? I thought he was just a drunk who switch- hitted when he needed the dough.


Air America carries sydicated shows, some from Jones Network, some from NovaM. Although you "heard" him on an Air America station, it was a sydicated show.

I only point this out because you seem to like to pin Joanie down on minute symantics, and therefore I know you wont mind being held to the same standard.


fair enough. i appreciate the education.

Ms. Spelling

Theirs nuthing wurse then peeple on theese boreds hu thank their sew smart, butt than ruin it bye theyre inabelaty to spell.

It's SEMANTICS. You f-ing moron.


Thank you for your thoughtful and dignified response, Ms. Spelling.


Don't mind the miss spellchecks too much. It's summer time and they probably should be in school instead.


Hey PS...whaaaaaz up! Nice to see you back on the board...be easy on Ms joanie there...she's probably just in 'anticipation shock' about being back with those little one's....ha (Oh, yeah and also sparky/coiler/Ms Spelling...et al) :o)


You're projecting again, Duffman.


Thanks, Sparky. I do that a lot, don't I? I'll work on it. ;o)


KIRO should have made every effort to keep Ron. Name recognition and his connections for lining up well-known guests with something to say are 2nd to none. One hour, obviously, was not enough for Ron. He was just getting started. One poster mentioned that he wasn't assertive enough. On one show just a couple of weeks ago, one would have wondered if it were RR they were listening to. He was very emotional, assertive, and acerbic--he was 'getting it on.' So, he can do it if he wants to. He is a genuinely gracious host and very kind to his callers. You could hear it in the caller's voices---most were thrilled just to talk to the son of a former and extremely popular President of the United States--political beliefs notwithstanding. I will miss him, but feel he will turn up somewhere--maybe opposite Ross or Monson and kick their butts in the ratings. I don't buy the notion of better ratings on KIRO when Ross and Monson are back to back. Makes no sense. It's not like TV, where a local 11p newscast gets good numbers because their 'cast precedes Letterman or Leno. That's the 'too lazy to change channels' syndrome.
We love ya Ron. Get back on the local airwaves soon!!


Absooooolutely agree! Well put points, jussme. I love Reagan. Well spoken, gracious and informed. He's right up there with Ross as far as I'm concerned.


I don't believe they wanted to get rid of him, their promo spots even bragged about his national status being served exclusively to us local folk, and those ads were rather brazen on that point.

I saw the one hour thing, and even the time slot as being his idea. They needed him more than he needed KIRO without a doubt. He probably said "I'll give you an hour of my time sometime after 11am, because that's when I wake up, and before 1pm because that't when I owe my time to Chris Mathews."

He never wanted to cover local stories so it seemed obvious to me that he considered this a practice run conducted on his own terms.


No reason to even turn KIRO on now. Ron was the only thing keeping them programmed in my radio.

Dori Listener

Hey Joanie: I don't pretend to know you; don't assume you know me. I won't try and justify myself regarding the accusations you made, except to say that: yes, I like being entertained. I also like thoughtful, interesting topics that cause me to think about different perspectives. Sometimes that's from Dave Ross, sometimes from Dori. Moreover, how you feel about me is, completely, irrelevant. But, I wish both you and Ron Reagan well.


Personally for me Ron, w/ all the pompous, sadistic and immoral name calling that now props itself up as “Seattle’s GREATEST talk radio experience” @ KIRO, (and I don’t just mean since you left), the listeners of Seattle are so much the worse for losing a voice who was polite, gracious, and more than anything else, a fighter for absolute “truth in what I say” everytime he opened up the mic.

[Posted by: meemee | August 07, 2007 at 12:58 AM -- Ron did not need KIRO...KIRO really needed Ron and they blew it. One hour for Ron vs. 3 hours for Dori pretty much explains the station's priorities. Mouth over Brain.]

I cannot commend [MeeMee] enough ... If you really want to know who “talks” on and for KIRO, you’d best ask “the mouth of whatever my sponsors tell me to say” @ 1/PM. I’m absolutely sure Dori can tell you exactly how to get a hold of Bonneville Media (and give you a complete dissertation on how they pull his puppet strings). And then just maybe ask yourself what happened not just to Ron, but to Fred, and to the “fell on deaf ears” requests to put Turi on more often – are we seeing a pattern here ?
Ron, I told you @ the Everett “Battle” that I was voting my conscience in 2008, for you, and the daily serving “B/CACA&L” that KIRO represents as the truth makes me so incredibly confident, nearly a year later, that I made the right choice !
Oh and Dori ? ----- Congrats! You have won the battle as the only person in human history to make Rush look like Mother Theresa!


Just an addendum folks ! Um ... Actually, if you REALLY want to know what happened to Fred Ebert, you might contact the folks @ Ft. Meade, VA (for all of you Dori listeners, that's the "Oh, the sky is falling" offices of the NSA)... But gee, that's gonna mean you have to take off those rose-coloured blinders, isn't it ?


Hey, Kate, I think you meant to commend Sparky . . . and I agree.

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      Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
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      Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits. Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
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