take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
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  • Talker's Magazine
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  • The Advocate
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  • 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
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  • Streaming Radio Guide
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
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  • 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
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  • 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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January 30, 2008



No loss.


why do I have the feeling that the Osmonds are all going to get their own shows?


"why do I have the feeling that the Osmonds are all going to get their own shows?

Posted by: sparky | January 30, 2008 at 05:34 PM"

Sparky, LMAO. That was spot on.


You know why this is all happening, don't you?

KIRO needs to get rid of the dead weight just to pay Monson for all the days off he takes.


I will miss Carl. What will there be on the weekends now? Hopefully not more cooking/gardening shows....

Gay Gary

"another casualty of KIRO's Black Wednesday"

This is a horribly racist statement and this blog should take it back. We don't need this blog turning into some Neo-Con site. I'm upset that Carl Jeffers was let go and don't need it called "Black Wednesday" anymore than I would want it called "Jew Wednesday" because Goldy was fired. THANKS.


Thank you very much...I'll be here all week..tell your friends!


You have no sense of history, Gay Gary, if you think "Black Wednesday" has anything to do with race. go Google "Black Friday."


Very sorry for everyone who has lost their jobs - that hurts.
However, KIRO is doing the right thing...Monson & Ross are the anchors and they know it. TBTL is their new baby so go with it 'till it either catches or fails terribly. Get rid of all other 'costs'. I'm listening to TBTL now and they just announced they will be on 6-days-a-week with the Sat show being 'best of' (their decision of what's best of).
Radio is a tough industry; no doubt about it.

Gay Gary

"You have no sense of history, Gay Gary, if you think "Black Wednesday" has anything to do with race. go Google "Black Friday.""

I don't know what you're talking about old man. I'm 17 years old and learn everything I need to know from TBTL with Luke Burbank. (He is SO hot, BTW!)


Carl Jeffers was actuall fired two weeks ago. KIRO has to wait that long for him to stop talking before they could tell him.


I have now listened to TBTL since it started and I too tend to like the easy listening aspect of it.
Certainly not as young as Gay Gary but Burbank does have talent and get the show going pretty well. Agreed, it's a whole new world compared to the good 'ol boy talk radio but, quite frankly that's what is attractive about it. It will be interesting watching KIRO's ratings.


abob, you got off a good one there. Made me laugh. I'm sorry to see Carl go, but I have to admit I didn't often tune in. I will keep reading him, however. He will be missed as the election season heats up.

Meanwhile, the grammar girl is on TBTL at nine. Her first segment was good, and I'm looking forward to another.


I'm in mourning. Carl Jeffers, gentle soul, grown up man was the only show left on KIRO for me.


On Fire With Carl Jeffers: That was a great program; I loved his music and his analyses were informative and entertaining, and his directive: "YOU be the change you want to see in this world" so needed.


Brianne, thanks for reminding me of Carl's tagline. It's maybe the best way to remember his show (and interestingly, tinged with individualism/conservatism).


Carl Jeffers show was painful to listen to due to the fact that he repeats himself so often. He would spend the bulk of the first segment talking about how his show is different there a no catcalls, doesn't give out prizes, etc .. then he would make a point and repeat it over and over again. God forbid you try to listen to both the Saturday night and Sunday morning show. He would repeat the same topics. When a caller would chime in it seemed to bother him that he had to listen to someone who wasn't as smart as him and would simply spew his talking points as soon as possible. Liked his music bumpers but not how he always commented on what good music he is choosing. Simply a superiority complex. Carl don't tell us something is good, we can make up our own minds about that. Tommy008 had it right when he called On Fire Groundhog Day. Spend less time telling us about what you are going to talk about and just make your point. I didn't like the fact that he lives in California but tried to pass off like he was a native. His editors must have a hayday with the delete button when he writes a newspaper article.


It takes Jeffers two chapters to state the contents of a sentence. He is just too damn verbose. The man just wears you out.


Just heard Carl on his normal Friday discussion with Dave Ross on KIRO, so apparently that is still a go.


I will miss Carl, man. I like his show alot. To me i loved his read on the political map. I also enjoyed his 'long winded" explantions. Didn't have a problem with his show whatsoever. I will have to get my Carl fix on Dave ross show on friday.


Jeffers belongs on a national stage. Is good radio programming something that only KUOW can afford? Have they sucked all the air out of the room? Is the AM listener so stupid that we have to be constantly reminded why it is the Ron and Don show?

I listed to TBTL twice. The first topic? ....What was happening in super hero comics (seriously adults talking about what was happening in the Spiderman series etc.). I would like to congratulate KIRO for finding the one topic I care least about and beating it into the ground on a major market station. The second "show" just sounded like a couple of drunk trashy people talking about common observations.

largely liberal

For a Mormon station, there sure is a lot of alcohol talk. Hope he keeps sticking it in their eye.


Shameless plug here for fans of Carl... he'll be on KOMO radio for Super Tuesday analysis tomorrow (Sunday) at 5a-6a, replayed at 10a-11a and 10-11p.


Carl was on Imus yesterday. Hope he turns into a regular there. He was "on fire."

"Be the change..." is from Gandhi.


Jeffers was a staple in my talk radio diet - loved his show and Sunday from 10 - 1 was bookmarked for KIRO. Worse than losing Jeffers is the unfortunate choice of Handle's syndicated show in its place - he's an obnoxious bigot (always has been) and a great catalyst for a change of the dial.

Burbank? Time will tell, but if initial indications are worth anything he will soon go the route of Prell and that dingbat who called himself "The Proffesor"


Plus I feel really sorry for that Nutcase Dick - what the hell is that poor bastard going to with his weekends now?

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