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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September 13, 2007



Seems like KIRO never has been able to find a nighttime host that sticks around for long. Whether because the station gives him the hook or the host deserts the station . . . not sure.

Seems to me with Shiers set in the 10 pm slot, Bonneville isn't going liberal any time soon. Gotta wonder what they're going to do.

In some respects, like Caytie, I care less and less.

Wonder how many conservatives are falling for Bush's shell game: up the number of troops in Iraq then decrease them in increments and claim your drawing down troops. Well, I guess he is . . . if you're dumb enough to count them that way. Couldn't we call that "floating troops?"


I don't recognize KIRO from when I used to listen. Dori, R&D, sports guy, then Shiers. Not much there for a Seattle progressive. Oh well, there probably aren't too many of us around. Great programming guys! Me? I'm stuck in NPR hell a couple of rings farther out than KIRO. Satellite anyone?


Goldy for 7-10


We think KIRO should repeat Seahawks games overnight.


How about a show co-hosted by Dick from Lake City, and Darryl from Lynnwood. Neither would have the experience to fly solo, but together, the greatest combo since Kemp-Payton. Both are articulate, intelligent, and have impeccable credentials as Seattle progressives.


Bonneville isn't very good at lying but doesn't seem to realize that yet.


Goldy? can he talk about anything else besides Seattle politics? Can he resist telling the same jokes he tells Sunday after Sunday after Sunday.
How about Brian Styble? I know he's a ridiculed around here, but as Mike Webb always said, he's a fine broadcaster and he has his fans.


when did Mike Webb say The Sty was a good broadcaster???????


Why not just go all Dori all the time. Rerun his show four times a day with reruns of Seahawks pre and post game shows inbetween. All the commercials are Dori now anyway.


Mike said it several times on his webcast. It might have been because Mike Hood was criticizing Sytble. You know, "the enemy of my friend."

How about a Dori Channel? Just let him go all day all night. You know, I don't have to listen to his show, but there is no escaping Dori on kiro, his commercials are even on Dave's show.


Is there enough money to buy that much Dori?

Am listening to a podcast of the first hour of Dave's Friday show. He's talking about the recent experiment in which liberals and conservatives were asked to identify Ms and Ws on a computer program displaying four times as many Ms as Ws. Liberals were better at recognizing the change. Conservatives couldn't seem to adjust to the change . . . pretty interesting.

Dave is trying to be pc toward the conservatives. But the results are damning - well, on the face of it. :)


If you want to hear a true conservative self-define, listen to Dave's first hour. Black and white and proud of it.


I am not sure this is relevant but I just finished a post on SeattleJew
about the influence of modern behavioral psych on programming at Fox News. I will leave trhe details there but would like to ask folks here whether they think it os possible that Fox's agenda is tightly enough controlled to be intentionally, systematically attempting to modify how its viewers think?

Seattle Jew: Faux news and BF Skinner


Jew, you are not shy about correlating American media with fascist propaganda machines. I appreciate that. I haven't read it, but I heard Naomi Wolf discussing her new book, THE END OF AMERICA, and she also unapologeticaqlly correlates what's happening in America with Nazi Germany.

In all the western world, that America should be ripe for a corporatist takeover and fascism to rear its ugly head is shocking. I wish Reagan had lived long enough to see what he seeded. I think even he would be shocked.



This is not fascism, Skinner was anything but a fascist. He was something worse ...a very powerful scientist. Yet when I asked him about fascist use of his methods this great man seemed to me to have blind faith that would never happen.

His methods work, the blessed thing has been that the powers that be have never embraced this work ..my guess there is the usual problem with not wanting to accept science.

The marketing methods used by sophisticated large companies approach skinnerian but this mornings bath was sort of reverse Eureka. It was frightening.


So you are saying you see no signs of fascism in America currently?

Agree that Skinner was not a fascist. But your analysis of Fox News led me to believe you see correlations. No? Do you think it is impossible that such motives are at work in media?


Fascism was (and is in China) a system where the corporations and the government became one.

What is happening at Faux is horrible because it undermines democracy but that can be done from the right left or up the middle. I would not feel any better if this were being done by the government.

This is also different from the issue forseen by Lenin. This is not just the problem of corporate consensus (which we also have) on mass media content, this is a tool that is dangerous in any one's hands.

If my hypothesis is correct, Faux is also using some kind of fine metric to measure the effect of conditioning on its audience. The result could be cadre of committee and controlled people that would be very dangerous.


Well, I read you analyzing what is but refusing to portend its destination.

Tommy, I'm listening now to Steves on Ross Thursday. He should be required listening for all conservatives and liberals alike. He's nailing it.



Can not follow your grammar.

The important point is that, if I am right, they are using a very dangerous method .. actually a lot more dangerous than subliminal advertising.

I know this sounds extreme, but the methods Skinner developed as a scientist replicated a lot the stuff some religions have "evolved." In contrast, the brain washing we all read so much about 20 years ago did not use Skinnerian methods and, based on his work, would not be likely to be effective ..at least based on what we heard about it.

It could be that this AM was an accident or, if I am correct, we are all in deep trouble. Watch for more of the same.


That's okay, Jew. I think you're right. You have a lot of experience and are well informed. Much more so than me.

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    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
    • KIROFM 97.3
      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.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • KVI am 570 KHz
      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.
    • KTTH am 770 KHz
      Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
    • KLFE AM 1590 kHz
      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
    • KOMOAM
      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....