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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jvwalt

Mike Salk is actually a solid radio pro. In addition to his work at the underpowered ESPN 890, he's also been a frequent guest host on the national net. So I wouldn't worry about his skills.

As for the rest of the KIRO situation, I agree... it sucks.

Hotttttsparky

Throughout the country, when talk radio has changed over to sports talk, the station has plummeted in the ratings. Maybe KIRO will be different, but since I dont listen to KIRO, let alone dawn to dusk sports talk, all y'alls enjoy yourselves!

where's waldo

Mostly TV Recycled "chuckle" news? WTF? KOMO is the only accurate radio information source on AM these days.

x-kvi

I woulod say the most recycled TV audio is on KIRO.

Geov Parrish

KOMO is the only accurate information source on AM these days because nobody else really even tries any longer. But its story choices are those that populate TV news (minus the visuals, of course) - the same sort of crime news, health features, and Heartwarming Human Interest Tales that, along with the interminable host banter, makes local TV news such a joke.

Little wonder KUOW and KPLU, which actually try to find stories that are more suited to radio, have such loyal audiences. Not that they aren't equally predictable and formulaic in their own NPRish ways, but that's a different rant.

KS

Calabro is always good for lively discussion and will listen in there. He may be second only to John Clayton for overall knowledge of major sports. I am less enthusiastic about the others, based on their backgrounds. They would be well-advised to get John Clayton at least once/week.

joanie

Curious, Rob: how did you find out about that? Is it your site? Someone is posting as me and I didn't even know about it. How'd you find it? It appears to be brand new and based on a - horror of horrors - borrowed idea.


joanie

That's a nice dodge, Rob. Rob t? You haven't been around long, have you?

confused yet ?

"Someone is posting as me and I didn't even know about it. "

WTF ? You're not talking about this post. For clarification - where was their imposter comment or was it previously removed by the blogmeister ?


JT

Probably not a big thing but what happend to Dan Devone of KCPQ Channel 13? Did he quit, retire, resign, get fired?

Bill

John Clayton is not that knowledgable. He is wrong 80% of the time.

Steve

Has there been a response (answer) to JT's question on March 22nd on the fate of Dan Devone? I've also been curious as to the reason for his absense from Q13 Fox Sports.

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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....