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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January 06, 2009



I've never heard of a glitch like this happening before. Everyone knows glitch is the one size fits all answer for everything. Police glitched and shot that poor fellow twenty times. Enough bullshit what really happened?


I heard this last night, spilled my Nyquil and wrote Michael. I too hoped that we might be hearing the birth of a new progressive station in Seattle. I don't listen to KPTK very much (too many terrible commercials and PSAs) but I had forgotten what a fine talk host Hartmann is. He is like Maddow, he assumes his listeners are intelligent, and handles respectfully those guests and listeners who disagree with him.


Awhile back, a podcast from KKGN of Peter B. COllins turned out to be Mike Savage! Sometimes it does happen. KKGN is owned by Clear Channel, probably got the feeds mixed up.


ha ha! yesterday Thom pwned himself on air by disconnecting himself and leaving the guest caller on:

* ......thom?....*

Hey KPTK, how about less advertising? especially some of the schlocky shit you have been pushing like evercleanse and John Comuda? Kinda thins out the progressive message eh?


When Lee Callaghan does her Eco-minute, I switch to FM or to KOMO. The worst is the take off on Elvis music with words about the environment. gack.
I wonder if Thom won anybody over?


THIS IS OFF-TOPIC and for that I apologize but I have to vent.

o21ther "Too Beuatiful to live " haters have posted about this with vitriol in other places and i've never made much of it but every time im driving around, with scan on the radio this happens ... tonight i come onto 710 kiro as luke burbnak is talking about the fascination 13 year old boys have with porn ... this is getting par for hte course, like i said others have said more than i about it elsewhere, but he sometimes will also be found talking about his body hair relative to adolescents, his voice relative to adolescents, his teenage sexual experiences and so forth and i'm sorry but its really gross

im making no insinuation but am simply saying if you talk about a topic like this with such regularity and seemign fascination it gets REALLY creepy

im tempted to write a letter of complaint to this stephanie furer; is this part of his appeal on-air? ive never heard anything like this and i dont mean it in a good way - at all

im no prude i just think i have a sense of i dont know ... repulsiveness to discussions about teen sexual experiences and physical development by adults as "entertainment"

sorry again for off topic but it was really too much


Sounds gross....I dont listen so, Im not sure, but isnt the appeal that he talks about things that are supposed to be of interest to the 12-20 set? I think if I was a kid, I would be insulted.


It's a weak response, but not impossible.

Most talk companies are using the same brand/model satellite receiver. They're all pointed at the same satellite. If the receivers are fully authorized, you can dial around the different companies as easily as changing the channel on your TV set. Computers can be plugged into the receivers, to change channels automatically.

Every station that runs a talk show, sports or news network, or some music syndications has at least one of these receivers... if not several.

Getting the wrong channel set up isn't as hard as you might think. Letting it stay on the air for more than 30 seconds is the real "glitch"

David Tatelman

Well, the rightwingers might as well get used to listening to rational liberals for the next 8 years!

K. Orengali

Whoa! A conservative who really enjoys listening to the likes of Thom and Schrambo? Why? Because they are human too and of course they have good ideas. Those on both sides with political myopia need help to recognize their own signs and symptoms. INTROSPECTIVE PEOPLE! Long live intelligent debate! Bring it on!



yeah,intelligent debate like Thom's belief that 911 was an inside job, the buildings were wired for demolition. Oh, and there's the way he blames all of our woes on "25 years of Reganomics", gee wasn't Clinton in there for about 8 of those years? Didn't the Democrats control congress from 1954 to 1995?

Don't get me started, he's about as open to intelligent debate as Michael Savage but an even bigger wiener.


yeah,intelligent debate like Thom's belief that 911 was an inside job, the buildings were wired for demolition. Oh, and there's the way he blames all of our woes on "25 years of Reganomics", gee wasn't Clinton in there for about 8 of those years? Didn't the Democrats control congress from 1954 to 1995?

Don't get me started, he's about as open to intelligent debate as Michael Savage but an even bigger wiener.

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