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 08, 2008



Stick it to this velvet coffin whenever you can! Dull is the word. Yesterday in the 2 to 3 show, dare I call it that, they just ran golden oldies (evergreen stories) without having the brains to cut off the original dates at the end of each segment. This reminds us, of course, that they don't have the depth to fill in for the summer with fresh features, or more probably, won't pay anybody to sub for vacations, maternity leave, etc.
Dullsville, with amateurs.


Michael, your live & local gripe goes to KUOW, too. They cut the local shows they had evenings and weekends, it's all off the satellite. Nothing new or local on KXOT, either, They're just like the commercial stations- they don't take criticisms or suggestions. KUOW has not chnged weekdays for over a decade, maybe two.


On KOMO's website, no blogs, but I found Eric Slocum has a private one at ericslocum.typepad.com


Setting up an interactive web site probably would be a good idea. I don't know.

I go to a site mostly to get answers. Who was that guest I just heard? I forgot the name of the book? What are you going to talk about today?

As good as My Northwest might look - lots of bells and whistles - I don't really use it much except to stream the show. And either I don't know where to look or Dave's site has devolved considerably. Not only do I not know what he's going to talk about, I can't find out the answers to questions about what he did talk about. Unless I relisten to a podcast.

Dori's site is pretty good. His topics are listed and he's got a great blog going. And it comes up as one of the top three or four when you Google my northwest.

Beyond that, I don't go to my northwest to read news or get info on the other stations they own. I just go to find out information about the people to whom I listen and their guests. Unfortunately, for Dave Ross, that's a wasted trip.

As for keeping up with websites in any profession, that's just one more layer of work. If you've got an assistant to do it for you, great! And most private corporations oughta do it.

Sam Seder is the editor of Air America's site. They pay him for it and he's got a title. So, they're trying.

Suzanne S.

KUOW is lame on issues I am interested in. I am 26 and I work in political activities. KBCS is better, but its usually national feeds, and you can't hear it in many neighborhoods. Where can you hear local issues discussed without commercials , and is not right wing blather? Nowhere except occasionally by predictable old people on KUOW. D.Parvaz is fine on Fridays on Weekday, but even she is restricted by the fact she works for corporate media. I would love to hear a regular panel of the younger people who actually do the work on the ground in politics and media in Seattle, and not just these old dogs reminiscing. If old media wants to compete with new media, they better start looking at what new media is doing to steal their audiences.

Sal Comida

Couldn't agree more. Public radio in Seattle is fat, self-satisfied well-off, and lacks imagination. It mirrors only the liberal establishment in Seattle. A newer order is storming the media castles and KUOW is still eating cake.


Got to stick up for KUOW's news, it is great, some of the best broadcast news in the region. The rest of it is usually tedious. Why would anyone listen to it regularly except for This American Life which embodies everything the rest of public radio is not?


"So why can't KUOW, the Seattle explaining industry leader let staff exposit, and listeners comment, and get some ownership in the station they don't have to write a check for? (We bet on-line check-writing would be enhanced as well with just a little promotion in this democratic way)."

This is such a good idea, Michael, it would add more voices and dimension to their appeal, and you're right, expansion on the net would be a fundraising plus too.

It will never happen just because it was you that proposed it!

Big time KUOW listener

Hope KUOW isn't taking this tripe to heart. KUOW is doing just fine. Don't change a thing just for change's sake. I've been listening since 1989, and have always depended on the station to let me know what is happening in current events. I remember when there wasn't any public radio.


Off topic, sports fans.

Ok..I have not been paying attention to the Mariners much this year, I cant get KOMO to come in where I live, so I watch NWSports on cable sometimes. What happened to Dave Neihaus, Rick Rizz and Ron Fairly Obvious? Are they radio only now?

Idaho Radio Buff

Definitely have to agree about some of the content additions that would be nice. I wish KUOW sounded more like KCPW, Salt Lake City... although their glory days were about 4 years ago now.

Mary H

was reminiscing about the 2 years i lived in seattle, 1988-1990 and the awesome radio station. do you remember a brilliant and irreverant dj who went by the name of "todd core" ( i believe ) and had one of the best shows ever. is there still any radio like THAT in seattle? also remembered the sunday morning line-up as being really great. the 6am show was dj'ed by a woman who sounded like she'd been up all night smoking lucky strikes and then later a cool jazz show came on. just wondering!!


My girlfriend just sent me the link to your comment, Mary, and sadly, the answer is no, radio like that just doesn't happen in Seattle anymore. Thanks for the nice comment, you old school weirdo.

Miami Office Space

yes I'm totally agree, because I saw the page, and I wanted to ask some questions, but I didn't have an option to send them an email

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