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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November 03, 2008



For shame Michael, one would think a hat tip would be in order for making you aware of the station flip.


Bonneville, with their new FM talk simulcast, and emphasis and development of such shows as Ron & Don (KIROFM m-f, 3-6p : and Too Beautiful to Live (KIROFM m-f, 7-10p) may be examples of this trending.

Does this blog get a $25 spiff or something each time it mentions "innovative" or "trendmaking" shows "such as TBTL and Ron & Don?" Just wondering because every piece of evidence so far demonstrated has demonstrated that at least one of these shows is a disaster in the traditional (terrestrial airwaves) and new (web) senses of the word ...

Saying it's a success over and over again enough times doesn't make it a success.


I live in Boise, where political talk radio is over saturated. I suspect the same in Seattle (I used to live there). I think the idea of moving to different content is a good idea. Perhaps, in spite of the cost, doing more programming on local issues, local personalities and local activities. One key to success (Podcasters and Bloggers are starting to discover) is to connect with the passions of their listeners and readers. So....what are Seattlites passionate about?


Well, they are hanging with them which is giving them a chance to build an audience.

Also, I remember our seventeen-year-old Gary saying that Luke is hot. So, maybe Luke appeals to younger...



It's the economy stupid! People are going to be concerned about their bucks a lot more in the coming few years and business radio will fill a nice little hole in the market. So while Rush is blathering against an Obama presidency and liberals are too stupid to own it on the air like the conservatives did, people who own businesses or run them will check into business radio to see which way the economy is going. Doesn't have to be boring...just factual and reliable.

I voted today...did you?


Dennis Miller is more hilarious today than ever. In fact his radio show has become a habit with me, and it is so much better than anything else Seattle has to offer that it amazes me it didn't do better. But since I could yell out my house window with better reception than 770am was putting out, no doubt the real issue is the promotion for the show was non-existent.

Not-to-worry. The show is on 100 stations across the country, most of which can be streamed. Which is what I'm doing right now! Welcome to the 21st century because I frankly could care less that he's not on 770 anymore!

Mr. Hata

You might want to spellcheck and edit these postings before you submit them.

Sorry to be so tight-assed, but some of your points are unintelligible. To quote: "low-rated stations with right-wing r=talk;" Or, "The format fl may signal they've given upp putting KKOL in the mainstream of Seattle talk;" Huh?

Slow down. Your talking about radio. Hardly anybody cares. Those that do won't be offended if you take a minute or two to form a coherent thought.

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    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
    • KIROFM 97.3
      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.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • KVI am 570 KHz
      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.
    • KTTH am 770 KHz
      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.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      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.
    • KLFE AM 1590 kHz
      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
    • KOMOAM
      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
    • KKOL am 1300 KHz
      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....