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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December 03, 2007



Holy crap Batman
I was just outside. It is raining and (GASP) the wind is blowing. Couple of idiots just played bumper cars and fucked up traffic. But, damn, it is kinda warm out there. Must be one of those pineapple thingy's. Do you suppose some folks might lose power?
Better drop Dennis Miller and tune in KIRO or KOMO to find out if it is as weathery as it seems. Damn, it reminds me of home in winter.
And we are stuck in weather pergatory waiting for the weather Barbi's six month non-compete clause to be over at KING5 so she can show her perky self on KIRO7.


Blathering Michael, for shame! This is another disgraceful piece of garbage that we've come to expect from this blog. Instead of reasonable criticism and media commentary, we get this disrespectful post denigrating flood victims as dim-witted. Sometimes humor is irresponsible. You can do better!


Flood victims that repeatedly build or buy their homes in flood plains ARE dim-witted. They're also suckers, because it's not the irresponsible developers or planners that lose money and possessions.

I used to live in a waterfront community in hurricane country, and the same phenomenon happens there. People line up for the new beachfront condos, and then, three years later, when the inevitable Hurricane Rambo turns the new condos to rubble, their owners are "victims." Whatever happened to common sense?

Bill's Mom

If the stations weren't doing the wall to wall storm coverage, you'd be bitching about how corporate ownership has decimated radio news departments, and how awful there was no reporting of this natural disaster. Admit it. No matter what they do, you'll find a reason to bitch about it. You people in Seattle don't know how lucky you are you don't have just one - but TWO real radio stations with real news departments. You suck.


How about some balance between the two? Why is it assumed people who enjoy Dave Ross' thoughts and insights will also enjoy listening him talk for five minutes with some lady stuck in traffic, trying to figure out what God Damned street she's on as he looks at map quest. That was some of the most amateurish godawful radio I've heard, ever. It was like Katlyn Ross' first day.

Then Dori comes on explaining how he has to shelve the planned topics to talk about RAIN. People listen for the content, not because they like the sound of Dori's voice, and when they cover weather they give us none of the content we tune in for.


Well Bla'M, I will admit in front of God and everybody--I am a Weather Geek. Yes, I even tune in sometimes to the Weather Channel to watch their specials on storms. I LOVE hearing people call in and tell what is happening in their neck of the woods. I am the target audience they aim for and I tune in until the last drop of rain has fallen and the last whiff of wind has calmed itself. NOAA.gov is a wayyy cool website that gives hourly wind speed, barometric pressure, millibar pressure, type of cloud cover, high and low temps for the day, rainfall amounts, etc. Always something to learn!


Driving through all of it this a.m. (& p.m) today [on a slow route to Portland] we thoroughly enjoyed Dave Ross and Dori Monson, and both my wife and I remarked how much better they were than one's of their equal(?) in Oregon. Indeed we are fortunate to have such great stations; we enjoy KIRO very much and used to enjoy KVI 'till they self-destructed. Always up for ridicule, tho...ain't life grand.


I, too, get tired of the over-worked weather topic. I think coverage is necessary but obsession goes a bit too far.

I was in a Skagit River flood. I was five years old and I still remember moving out of the house. Fortunately, our house was spared even though it was situated on pretty low ground and the Mighty Skagit was practically across the street. Our neighbors basement (we didn't have one) did flood.

I can remember walking halfway down their basement stairs and seeing a swimming pool before me. It must have impressed because I can still se it in my mind's eye.

Living across from the Mighty Skagit was wonderful.


Ok, I will admit to listening to the weather created disasters "live and local". It takes my mind off the man-made disasters I would otherwise be hearing about; Bush et. al.


Sparks, you're my kind of reality fan!! Anyone got any book recommendations? Any true crime, Bla'M?


When I get home, Fremont, I will email you the title of a book I borrowed from coiler about a police scandal in Spokane many years ago..its a really good book! I like to read local history. Have you read "East of the Mountains" ? It is fiction but is set in Wenatchee and surrounding towns. It is about a physician who travels there with the idea of committing suicide, but then he meets all sorts of interesting people..


The only reason to complain about extensive destructive weather coverage is if you're out of the weather, sitting on your fat ass writing a blog about talk radio.

This is the only time talk-radio is valuable to a community, rather than hearing a bunch of hysterical bitties (of both sexes) give their ignorant, uninformed and biased opinions about subjects they've just heard about.

Way to go, Blat. Myopia works well for you.

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