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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August 27, 2008



Memoir: one of the more ponderous self aggrandizing expressions of the mid-life crisis. Every boomer that ate gruel as a kid to one day enjoy steak dinners thinks they heroicly rose from adversity and that every bit of good fortune that came their way was orchestrated by themselves and now they're just dying to share their awesomeness with the hopeless morons that are soon to fill their shoes.

Dori Monson hasn't admitted to it yet but you know he's working on a memoir because he's constantly referring back on his chuildhood and early career as if it was a page ripped from a Great American Novel. Look for Dori T. Monson's self published memoir on Amazon.com in.. what is he 45?.. within the next 2-5 years.


Eric has had a pretty interesting life. Not so many openly gay newscasters out there.


Oh, well that is something, or atleast it might be.


Good luck to Eric. He was a major anchor at KOMO (I seem to recall, 6:30 pm with Kerry Brock) when I started there in 1991. I used to dream about taking a sabbatical to write a book myself (fiction) but after about 200 stops and starts, I realized I'm only meant to write in short bursts, and therefore the Web's the perfect place. But I'm glad the art of the book's not dead yet; some stories need a lot of room for the telling.

where's waldo

You don't hear about someone leaving in such a positive fashion in radio. Wish all stations let their employees do this. I remember when I put in a resignation at a music station in the 1980's. The day before my last day, the program director took me off the air, afraid of what I might say on my last day. Glad that guy is out of the business. I never got to say goodbye to the listeners.

Dennis sounds like a fair guy.
Too bad Eric is leaving. He and Lisa make a nice team together.


Michael got it right - Eric isn't leaving to write a book - he's smart enough to get while the getting's good.

Why do you think he's staying until the end of September? Maybe because that's when the Mariners rights on KOMO ends?

>>Dennis sounds like a fair guy. <<
A comment that only could be made by someone who never worked for or with him.


Eric is queer? hory crap, really?
Is it ok if I still like him? He has been a positive influence in our area in both TV and radio.
Good luck in what ever you choose Eric. Because of honest, hard work, you do deserve reward.


Isn't his real name Dan? I seem to remember that when he started at KOMO they made him change his name to Eric because they already had a Dan (Lewis).


You all have it wrong. Eric has been outlining chapters of his memoir for years. He's not leaving while the gettin's good. Do you really think he would have stuck with broadcasting for so many years if he wanted it 'good.' This business is a tough bitch and only the strong survive. He's led an amazing life and I think, 'authentic andrew', you'll eat your words when you read his book. I hope you're 'authentic' enough to apologize for the distasteful assumption you have made about my friend.


Eric, I am sorry but today, I received by mistake, 3 copies of your poem book!!!! (From BLURB)

Did you received mine?
Let me know that,


You can hear him doing the 5:03 News on KTTH 770 now. Wow Talk about bi partisan!


Way way way back in the day, When he was in the Oklahoma City market, he was known as Dan Slocum. He was quite handsome, and his co-anchor (who was incredibly incredibly hot, I would kill to remember her name) used to flirt with him on air. They seemed quite close. Either she knew, and was providing "cover" for Eric, or it must have been a semi-shock to her. Our family always liked Eric (although he will always be Dan in my mind) and loyally watched his weekend broadcasts. We were very sad to see him go. However there were some cruel rumors flying around at that time. You have to remember this was before internet became a part of the popular culture, and this rumor about Eric persisted very strongly in the Oklahoma City market. Along with a connected RUMOR about one of the Mathis Brothers, siblings that run a HUGE furniture warehouse in OKC. I believe (although I do not know for a FACT) that it was this that made Eric go to Seattle. Oklahoma is a very very conservative state and those rumors probably had a part in pushing him off the station (again I'm not certain, justa good guess). Our family never cared about that. We thought he was a fine journalist. Wish Eric (Dan to me) the best (flaming gay, closet gay, or otherwise). A good human being.

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