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 24, 2009



I was getting a bone scan or kind of x-ray at UW last week.

The guy had KUOW on in the room so I couldn't avoid hearing it.

There was some kinda roundtable discussion about being tolerant of religions other than one's own. It was the kind of mind-numbing, poltically-correct impossibly abstract crap that makes NPR so boring.

I could hardly stand it. All talk. No experience. No action. All such flowery and idealistic Seattle crap.

And I'm a liberal! But this was so dreary I wanted to get up off that table and beg to change the station.


Well that proves that listening to NPR improves ones own willpower to get the hell off the table and live. No need for expensive medical intervention.


There is no way I can listen to NPR without falling asleep. There is nobody broadcasting on NPR capable of getting ratings on commercial talk radio.




For once since Obama has become President, tonight was the first night i actually thought he was talking to me and the rest of America. Good for him to get rid of the TOTUS. As for his performance. Boring. I havent seen more rope-a-dope since reruns from Ali and Foreman in the "Rumble in the Jungle".


I liked his smack down of Ed Henry, it kinda remonded me of Bush smacking down David Gregory.

It's good for a President to put them in line once in a while.


i stopped listening to kirby in the morning a while back due to it being boring and predictable. not to mention the listeners that call in. i think they are the main reason it is such a bad show. i gave npr a try and have listened ever sense. i was surprised that it was not as left wing as kirby, hannity, and the other say. i always find that I learn something when i listen. similar to medved and hewitt.


People who find NPR boring compared to junk radio (D&R, Dori, etc) are the same people who find healthy organic food boring after living on a diet of junk food. Uneducated taste buds = overly numbed brains.

Paul Johnson

NPR sounds like they're on the nitrus. Endless liberal drival with a monotone talker. People who find NPR interesting compared to intelligent conservative radio, vote for McDermott over and over again and want goverment to lead them to the feed bag. These KUOW supposed numbers are suspect. My source says country music stations lead by far combined, with KIRO 2nd and conservative talk third. Government radio is kicking the "can", not ass. And KIRO is second mostly due to the ass-kicking Dori Monson show from 12-3 PM, also a semi-conservative. Respose? Paul

Paul Johnson

As an addendum, I just noticed that Hoods bogus KUOW numbers come from NPR themselves! How skewed can one be? If you can't put up reputable information to try to promote your Marxist garbage, then just give it up Hood. How pathetic. Paul


Repose? No, I prefer to type sitting up.

Paul, I bet you know all the words to "Jesus Take the Wheel."


People coming over to find intelligent analysis and factual news? Probably. Where else can you find it these days?

I thought Joan Kroc left a whole lotta money to public broadcasting?

Also, I don't care if public radio pays its employees the going rate. I think radio talkers and everyone else in the glamour industry of media is overpaid. That's why so many commercials.

Cut back Monson's and Ross' pay and cut out some of the commercials!

NPR does diverse and interesting programming. If your brain is numbed by having to listen and think instead of reacting emotionally, it's been on hold too long.


As boring as you might find it, KUOW kicks the ass of Seattle talk radio every day. Steve Scher beats Rush and Dave and Thom. Go figure, but the numbers are the numbers. Me, I'd rather leave my radio on in one place and be a little bored than changing stations all the time because the commercials piss me off.

Paul Johnson

First of all, pardon my typo. Response of course. If that is your best retort to my text, well, how weak! To Sporky, Jesus take the wheel was a great song by Carrie who won your leftist show "American Idol". I'm sure if those drugged out judges would have known she would have hit it big with such a christian hit, they would have blackballed her from the get go. On the same subject Tim McGraws "My little girl" from the film "Flicka", was far superior to the Oscar winner from that year, "Its haad to be a pimp out heyeah" or however you spell that ebonic crap! Decency is not the lefts strong suit. And finally, mankowitz or anyone else has been unable to refute my assertion the the KUOW numbers are simply folly put up by NPR themselves. Wow, do I have strong arguments. Not the emotional drival of the leftists. Paul

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