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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April 18, 2008



Ron Reagan got rejected by local KIRO listeners in Seattle. What makes Air America think a national audience is gonna listen to him?

joanie hussein for obama

a-boob, you have a reading problem.

I'm glad to read his numbers here weren't that bad. I didn't know that.

I love Sam and do consider him the heir apparent. Hope he gets it. One of the reasons I like Sam is that he gets a lot of guests. I would hope he keeps that up. I never listened to his previous show with Janine and three hours of comedy and ranting would lose me.

Having said that, I miss Reagan. He might be just a little too nice for a national show. However, if he were to take over the Sunday show slot that is currently Seder's, we could find out.


I can do without Christine Craft at KGO. She's one of these boomer aged woman who prefer Hillary solely on the basis of gender, like there is some kind of female entitlement to POTUS going on. Hence her program is filled with thinly vieled Obama bashing.

I would like to see Ron on in SF at KGO, I think he would fit in well there.

joanie hussein for obama

one more thing: Ron is currently featured frequently on Air America with Mark Green and Ariana Huffington
Seven Days in America. He's okay but doesn't have the same presence as Green and Huffington. Somehow, he's just not quite as interesting.


>>>Ron Reagan could add western sensibilities to AAR...<<<

Huh? Thom Hartmaann broadcasts from Portland and Jon Elliot is in San Diego. Those places aren't western?


Ron Reagan can take comfort in the fact that he is the son Nancy loves the most because he is her biological. The Reagan family picked Michael Reagan up at the dog pound.


Nothing shows a lack of character like denouncing non-biological family.


Randi is ragin all week on her new home Nova M. She will take that network national and I predict it will soon eclipse AAR but not before they go through 2-3 new owners. For those of you who hate Randi so much, we know your secret and remember that no one sees your tiny little shriveled penis during the hours Randi is on, anyway.


I would like to see them dump Mike Malloy, can't believe they brought him back. Ron at 6 Randi at 9. Imagine two hosts back to back with the same initials. The promo possibilities abound.


Go GayRea. You know, with Bernie gone from KGO I think he would fit perfectly for the listeners of San Fran.


We got 'Randi' all set to take the Bernie Ward slot...you know, out of control and irresponsible on the air. Doing who knows what off the air...


With Randi and Malloy both at Nova M there Puts, how many more stations do you think will go "Gospel" the rest of the year to get some advertisers.


That's because Puts likes talking about Bernie Ward. Usually the ones who are the most squeamish about them are the ones most involved behind the scenes.


Whomever “called out” TBTL on their blog-site for “plagiarizing”, if that person reads this blog-site, they should really cut it out. Some of us enjoy that show (TBTL) and, during the Friday night episode, after Luke exploded over the comments on his blog-site, the last half hour of the show was clearly off as he was audibly distracted, though Jenn did an excellent job as always. I’m betting there are a lot of other angry “tens” who will come here now that Luke is giving out this blogs name during his show. It’s going to be a rumble! In any case, whatever its faults may be, at least TBTL is innovative. Do you all really want Shiers back in that spot? Give me a break and grow up!

joanie hussein for obama

...Shiers back in that spot?

Wait, wait...I'm thinking...

joanie hussein for obama

Reagan was featured on Dan Abramson (sp?) tonight on MSNBC along with Lawrence O'Donnell and another guy both of whom out-shouted and out- dissed him.

He's too nice for those kinds of shows. I really miss him but he's not the product for a currently insipid hate-loving listenership.

Actually, I think he'd be perfect for KUOW! I'd listen to him on KUOW because he's not really dry but he's respectful. Scher is dry, dry, dry. So is Ross Reynolds but at least he asks interesting questions.

I agree with the poster who criticized Scher. He sort of mails it in.

joanie hussein for obama

Finally, on this thread, Steven, does white-trash talk come naturally to you and chucks or do you actually work at it?


I would love to hear RR again; NPR, Air America, KGO. Any of those work for me. Although I can take Randi Rhodes in small doses, I truly prefer someone who can remain calm and discuss the issues, such as RR. But I am one of those boomer women, so my vote probably doesn't count. BTW, I am definitely an Obama girl, but I will vote for Hillary without a doubt.


AprilMayJune: YES, you will! Thanx.


Whoever wrote that stuff about TBTL is not a regular on this site, the writing was heavily styled and I've never seen anything like it here. I bet that guy is just intimidated by Luke Burbank's ego and wit and couldn't miss a chance to attack him on those fronts, because yes it's obvious the guy was grasping for straws and googling for prior art. I doubt that guy has any interest in radio blogs.


Joanie wrote.

"soldiers coming home without benefits - can't even go to school on the public dime - 17 a day committing suicide - and families on welfare - and those at the top benefiting ."

Help Joanie, I have looked all over the web. Where did you get that number of 17 soldiers commiting suicide a day.

Gay Gary

I just finished catching up on the drama; if the originator is to be believed it was a high school bet if they could get Burbank to lose his cool on-air. To which I query: Monson gets an on-air case of the crazies over a tete-a-tete with a US Congressman while Burbank gets an on-air case of the crazies over a tete-a-tete with a 16 year old? I guess that leaves no doubt that KIRO finally got the show they wanted.

Whatev’ … it’s probably all a ploy to get me to start listening again because they know I’m a sucker for drama.

On a SERIOUS TOPIC, I caught “COP TALK” on KVI this afternoon during our drive back from the Bay and it had some of the most blatantly racist one-liners I think I’ve ever heard on the terrestrial airwaves. In preparation for their Asian guest they played “Chink Chink Chinaman” and were doing over-the-top impressions of Confucius. I don’t care it’s brokered time. Apparently you can’t get a Podcast of it but I’m spending the hundred bucks to order a copy from National Aircheck on Monday for the AAJA. Back in the day my monicker used to be Galactus the Ravager of Worlds (after the comic book character), not Gay Gary (now I'm a ravager of something else - LMAO!!!!!!!!).

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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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      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.
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      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.
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....