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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March 03, 2009



The end of talk radio? Some of us need more linear conversations. Maybe we're older, maybe not. I'm not ready to concede that a bunch of simultaneous conversations at once is either fun or interesting.


Roz, you got a facebook page? You guys should check out Seago, "Blindsided" on youtube. That young man - "the star" - was a first grader of mine.

Seems like everybody has a facebook page. That seems much too public for me.


I see our previous comments were erased. TypePad/Six Apart sucks so very hard. Those clowns make running a website look hard. There are so many things substandard about their programming that I don't even know where to begin. I hope you don't pay much for this shit service. Please tell me they are on the verge of bankruptcy at all times, I can't think of any other excuse for this.


Unlike listening to talk radio, nobody will ever be using facebook while operating a motor vehicle or doing any other kind of task that doesn't involve a computer. The argument is invalid and reasoning is poorly thought out.

Ann Wog

Smart talk radio incorporates Twitter, Facebook et al into their conversations.
If you think people aren't using them while commuting, from their cell phones, etc, you're not paying attention.
Happy tweeting!



>>Smart talk radio incorporates Twitter, Facebook et al into their conversations.<<

It's not limited to talk radio. ANY format that doesn't incorporate social networking into their operations is missing the boat.


I don't agree, it's seems like a gimmick, especialy on CNN. The host says "log on and tweet with us on twitter", and they will read a few comments from there but aside from that there is not much interaction.

Does incorperating Twitter simply mean using it as a fancy "comcast inbox"? I think so.

Those radio and TV programs come off like an out of touch parent trying desperately to relate their children's youth culture. They simply don't understand that people have more than one way to get their current events fix. There is little to no operative overlap between radio and the internet.

When the TBTL people say "check out our wacky pics on or KIRO.com" the wacky pics really have nothing to do with the radio show, all they are doing is advertising for a website that they also happen to operate. One doesn't truely need the other.


"I see our previous comments were erased. TypePad/Six Apart sucks so very hard."

AA, you got any "long running trends" to back this up. Since visiting this blog for the last 2-3 years and reading thousands of posts this is the first time I've noticed this happening. You are acting like Al Gore. Is the BW going to go the way of the Dodo if B'lam keeps using typepad, you know, like planet Earth is going to die if we dont stop producing CO2.


I'm not defending the idea that global warming is occuring, I'm attacking your idiotic belief that SNOW disproves global warming.

You've decided that no amount of proof can convince you anything is wrong BECAUSE THERES STILL SNOW!

I don't really care if global warming is occurring because I already know that destruction of the environment is a very bad thing regardless of weather it does or doesn't effect weather patterns. If it turns out to be true, all the more sad for us.

watch west wing online

I loved the type ad commenting system very clean and very efficient.

Love to read more from you on the topic above

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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....