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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July 02, 2008



Sometimes team spirit takes over common sense. A few rah-rahs and our sense of priorities go down the drain.

Gay Gary

What I'd like to know, just as a point of curiosity -- when X says Seattle keeps the Sonics name, does Seattle keep it or does Bennett just not take it?

Say I wanted to manufacture a paper fan or soup branded with the logo of the former Sonics. Would I pay a licensing fee to the City of Seattle, to the NBA, to Clay Bennett or could I just use the former Sonics logo for free?

Can someone please answer me on this blog-forum?


Kind of sad about this. The KOMO signal is much stronger than the KIRO signal everywhere I go. I like Lisa Brooks and Eric Slocum as the best afternoon hosts in Seattle, and they were always a good lead-in to the pregame show.

The Devil You Know

I don't know how this will all play out. But 97.3 going to a sports format will mean one of two scenarios: 1) It will KILL every AM sports station from KJR-AM to KRKO (and with KRKO going 50,000 watts, Skotdal and company are probably thinking "Uh-oh...") or 2) 97.3 will sink faster than you can spit out the letters "K-I-R-O-F-M"

FM Talk (of any kind) is a nice concept, but a waste of precious bandwith that is better spent spinning the latest from Sara Barielles ad nauseum. Or not. These days, I just don't know.

But if the scenario of KIRO moving all their programming to FM comes to pass, I can sum it up in one word: DISASTER. Do these people even know what Seattle FM stations sound like in, say, BELLINGHAM?

At least 710 kHz is rock solid up there.

If this is the plan, then I think Bonneville Seattle's BOD needs to take a deep breath, count to ten, regroup and seriously think that over. I don't think Bonneville wants to make the same ham handed errors Entercom made with KIRO. Otherwise, they're going to end up with another KQBZ (and only BJ Shea truly survived THAT somewhat intact. His style can work with younger FM audiences that can't afford Sirius, Dave Ross and company may not.)

The Devil You Know

...and finally:

"You can take it to the bank: KIRO has won back the Mariners' play-by-play broadcast contract they lost to KOMO in 2002.

And they picked it up for less than half the $10 million that KOMO paid...."

Where the hell is this bank and how can I cash it? With these damn gas prices these days, I can use a little help here...



Actually, KIRO is not rock solid in Bellingham. At night, it is very hard to get. KOMO is much stronger.

Oddly, KPTK comes in pretty good in the evening if my radio is in the right place.


Joanie, does this look familiar. Thirteen and perky.

chucks: She is still a bitch.

chucks: I have been arround strong women my entire life. Crap, my mother was a math professor and my wife is an actuary with an iq over 160.

chucks: Pelosi is too far to the right for me,

Do you have a clue, chucks?

No wonder you hate women. For you, the right woman is thirteen and "perky."

You are so forgettable chucks.

tj . . . over at hoursesass, pope was telling everybody to drop by and vote for Goldstein. Just like a republican to try to muck up the works.

Obama can handle it Sparky and Rick. I've changed my mind . . . anybody who has beat the odds the way Obama has shouldn't be sold short . . . My money is on him right now.

Posted by: joanie | January 26, 2007 at 09:37 PM


Just because he wants his women to look like children doesn't mean he is a child molester.

You made that connection, not me.

Shame on you.


Uh-oh, Steven. You forgot to turn off the italics. Must have been your zeal in getting to the child molester thing.

BTW, how old was Jerry Lee Lewis' wife when he married her? You consider her a child?

Just curious.


Even with the fact of what you said is in front of you, you still can't acknowlegde it and appologize for it. Now quit making excuses.


Jerry lee lewis has nothing to do with this. How do you turn it off.




Is it better


Again sorry

Maybe this is better




How about this


Either Jerry Lee is a child molester or he is a husband and a thirteen year old may not be a child.

You are the one who made the association of child molesting. Live with it, Steven. Maybe you owe chucks the apology.

BTW, did you hear of the twelve-year-old whose uncle inducted her into a sex ring and apparently killed her?

I don't know how to turn off italics. Back up on your computer and see if you can get back to typepad. Sometimes I can. Then turn off the italics. Could try it. I'll try it from my end.

Did it work?









I read through all the comments and not one that I saw (unless I'm blind from reading all the crap on this site lol), how do all of you think KIRO is going to broadcast the Mariners? When KIRO had both Seahawks/Mariners before, they had to put Seahawks on KISW 99.9 when the parent company owned both KIRO/KISW.

NO WAY is Seahawk ownership going to be moved or preempted by the Mariners and vice versa.

So I think KBSG will get the Mariners contract and Seahawks will continue on KIRO.

Too bad though, I just love the idea of TBTL being pre-empted by Mariners starting at 7:10 each nite when they play on the West Coast!

I read recently that Portland Oldies station changed to all sports format.

And the latest ratings for the Seattle Market showed that KJR has lost market share in the last 9 months...so why change another station to all sports?

Might be good though. Then perhaps we could get ESPN on KBSG when Mariners are not playing; and get ALL the MLB playoff games in the fall, vs KJR only carrying a few when they have the Fuskies Football (is that what they play?) on the air. Of course I would assume KRKO would fight that move for ESPN to KBSG. I think KBSG would go that route, since that would be cheaper than hiring more on-air staff.


Who knows? Maybe we'll see more of Frank Shire on KBSG! Doing a show like Dori does on KIRO on Game day!

I hope Shannon Drayer is ready to move... KOMO staff is gonnna be cut cut cut. And I hope Tom Glascow stays right where he is...NY Vinnie? hmmmmmm he's doing ads for BBC Dodge on Seattle stations and he's doing Alfy's ads on KRKO...so he's not starving yet!

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