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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December 18, 2008



Wow! Sounds worse than I thought. Too bad; they were once a dynamic force...and now reduced to this.
Lo siento mucho.


...Carleen, the sharp-tongued, working mom, and Matt, the loose-cannoned libertarian would, they hoped, develop some chemistry and make the show more attractive to women and younger people...

Yeah, that went over about as well has having an animated Colonel Sanders sing "hip-hop", he only came across as a big dork. Speaking of which...Kirby is circling the drain but he won't go down? We call those "floaters". They don't flush due to a high fat content.


I don't like KVI. I don't like Kirby or Carleen.

But, ever since the book Megatrends was a best seller, business models began to change. Way more middle management and management by MBA instead of hard work and this expectation that everybody could be in a service industry. It stank then and it still does.

Give radio back to local owners, fire the middle managers, and let people talk, or sing or sell. Diversify it and quit looking for mega bucks which is all mega trends was ever worth and then only for it's author.

Anybody remember who that guy was?

KFI Bryan

All in all, I should've stayed at KIRO. But then again, it's worked out pretty well.
I met Jim Clayton once...when he fired me. Inshallah broheim!


John Naisbitt wrote Megatrends.


Forest Gump explains the mortgage mess:

Mortgage Backed Securities are like boxes of chocolates. Criminals on Wall Street stole a few chocolates from the boxes and replaced them with turds. Their criminal buddies at Standard & Poor rated these boxes AAA Investment Grade chocolates. These boxes were then sold all over the world to investors. Eventually somebody bites into a turd and discovers the crime. Suddenly nobody trusts American chocolates anymore worldwide.
Hank Paulson now wants the American taxpayers to buy up and hold all these boxes of turd-infested chocolates for $700 billion dollars until the market for turds returns to normal. Meanwhile, Hank's buddies, the Wall Street criminals who stole all the good chocolates are not being investigated, arrested, or indicted.
Mama always said: 'Sniff the chocolates first, Forrest'.



Seattle's schools are closed tomorrow as well. Actually, not good for those of us in classrooms. The last thing we want to do is go back and finish up December '08 in January '09.

I'm going to try to get some of my kids to meet me at school next week to finish up our projects.


This is great


'Mama always said: 'Sniff the chocolates first, Forrest'

This makes so much sense! Thanks for putting it all together.


'Mama always said: 'Sniff the chocolates first, Forrest'

This makes so much sense! Thanks for putting it all together.


KVI's problems began when they ran Paul Duckworth out of town and gave the programming reins to Dennis Kelly - a guy who can barely program a VCR, let alone a radio station. Just look what's happened to KVI since he took over in '04.

And Duckworth? He's PD at WMAL in the "other Washington" - a market bigger than Seattle. Guess he had the last laugh.


God Suits just doesn't want to leave,does he? Give it a rest Bryan. he's like a guest at your party who's been politely asked to leave because he's so obnoxious, but keeps coming to the back door to pop his head in for a moment and tell everyone that he's now hanging with some folks at a party down the street that's s omuch cooler than yours. Pal,come back here and kvell over your new career in LA to your heart's content. The important thing is- you're off my air, in my town.


Many of us like hearing from Suits there Tommy. I still listen to his show now and then. It just was a little better with a NW connection.


And I liked him, too, but not on the radio. I liked his posts on BW. It was fun having him chime in. Scrilla kept things interesting along with several others.

KFI Bryan

Tommy's just pissed because his prediction is 6 months past relevant.
And besides, I'm FROM Seattle and still own a house there.

However, I will confirm that my motivation is indeed that of an annoying party guest, so he's spot on.


KVI has slipped off the tracks over the past 6-10 years and is looking more like a sinking ship. It has always been the station that the Seattle liberal self proclaimed holier than thou elite loves to criticize and ridicule showing their intolerance for opinions different from theirs. They have made some strange programming moves though. I like Kirby most of the time, whereas progressive sourpusses like Ph(Jo)anie may not.

Their programming went downhill when Duckworth left. They should have kept Suits, but had him team with someone else like Kennedy, but their programming guy Kelley wasn't sharp enough to see that - now look at him & Kennedy in LA LA land. Carlson & Schram did not help matters much there. So Salem radio may move in if Fisher sells out - hmm... Dennis Miller is coming in February. Time will tell.


Bryan suits has done a lot better than his enemies at Fisher. As I recoal, he never did hit the unemployment lines as so many at Fisher have and will.


Is any one able to access the KVI web site?

Puget Sound

just did.
you weren't
DWI -Drinking Whilst Internetting where you?


Yep...some rich coffee; can you provide the link? :)

Puget Sound

hope this helps mr. Duff...


Thx Puts...strange I still can't get the page up??? Hmmmmm...


Pic of 'Jim Clayton' looks like a young version of Robert Goulet.


Suits is a C grade talk show host.

Kirby is just another fundamentalist Christian dip shit.

Carlson was the only guy with any talent and now he's gone.

Bye bye KVI.


Wow, stellar reporting...

"A sales rep said.."

Because we all know how in the know sales people are. Go ask a car salesman about the innerworkings of the auto industry.

Michael has been predicting the downfall (incorrectly I might add) of every non liberal for years. Everytime, the dunces lap it up but it never comes true. Dori is more popular than ever, Rush is dominating the ratings, and Seattles answer to Charles Manson (aka Dave Ross) gets about 5 listeners a day.


I think KVI needs to steal Dori from KIRO. With all those ads Dori does KVI would be rolling in the dough and I wouldn't have to change the channel in the afternoon.

gabe asher

kiro's not hugely better off. They still have Dave & Dori, but that's really it. No afternoon or evening show, much less overnight. Even if you count in KTTH, all they've really got is Dave Bose. No more morning show...they should have kept Siegel.

Neither station seems to have a clue of developing new talent. I can't believe that the market for talk radio died within a space of 5 years or so. You can't surf the internet in your car, while doing housework, while at work, etc.


Didn't you know ? It's all Bush's fault...

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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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