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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April 20, 2009


dave (not dave ross)

i remember listening to siegel on the old king 1090 am and he was usually entertaining. one of my favorite shows he did was on the anniversary of his dads death with his mom contributing. i remember mike doing an interview on the evening news and it was obvious he had had hair plugs installed in straight rows as if weyerhauser was in charge of hair reforestation. siegel would do an open hour on fridays where listeners could call in with any topic, and i called and asked what happened with the hair. he answered honestly and said he hand done a trade with someone for advertising time, and if he had to do it over again would think better of it. he was very forthcoming when he really didnt have to answer the question at all.

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Mike will always give you a straight answer when you confront him. It's one of his strengths. But if you DON'T confront him, he will schmooze and twist the truth to suit him.

When he was first hired at KING 1090 all those many years ago, he was a liberal talk show host. A telephone conversation with a friend in Detroit convinced him to turn conservative, on the eve of the original teabag protest in the late 1980's.

He keeps resurfacing in Seattle, I think, because listeners sense he is really a very sweet person at heart. Just insanely misguided at times.


If Mike Siegel could rein in his wild accusations and Art Bell-like theories he could probably go a lot further than he has to date.
He seems to be influenced by paranormal type temptations and then his creditablility suffers.
Stick to basic talk show banter and add the flavor of your legal background and political knowledge and you could do just fine Mike. Good luck with your new gig, if indeed it is that.


We wrote to KKOL and begged them for a press release. They didn't respond.

There's a shock. Aren't press releases for the press? (i.e. not local lunatic cyber-stalkers of local talk radio hosts)


now that;s what i'm talking about. My man MIKE IN THE MORNING. He'll be more interesting than Dori and Dave. By the way, in case you were wondering why Dori and Dave weren't left on AM, instead of moved to a crappy-signalled FM spot on the dial to make room for sportsradio, take a listen to Monson right now, whining about taxes again And taking calls from whining, cheapass bastards who also are complaining about taxes. Whining about taxes and calls from those who hate them is absolutely the most boring crap in talkradio. Dori is a bore, mostly, as well as pompous, smug dweeb Dave Ross. As stupid and asinine as sportsradio is, I'll bet it outdraws the two local bores.


Ouch, I am afraid the truth hurts, Tommy. I have long ago given up on the whiner (need I say; the boy with a girl's name). I can listen to opinions I don't agree with, but I don't listen to whining. As far as Dave goes, I love him, but maybe I am growing a bit bored with my nice-guy morning boyfriend. However, I will never listen to sportsradio, unless it is directly related to the Mariners.


Mondays are a must with Sirota. I'd listen to him anytime any day. I'm hooked on Ross even though he is occasionally irritating.

But then, people who aren't irritating now and then are neither fun nor interesting.

710DORI is a whiner. And it does get old. Except to other whiners.

I loved Siegel in the 70s? Dave (not Ross) and I must have been devotees at about the same time. He was such a passionate liberal during the Exxon Valdez campaign and I called him occasionally.

Anyone notice how the threads here seem to cycle? We've had this discussion before.


Siegel is like a bad penny. He just keeps turning up.

Sixty huh? My how time flies...


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That is great news and thank you for letting me know. I definitely will tune in. I love Mike Siegel and always thought that no one covers Olympia like he does.

I first heard him on KVI and it's true that he altered his opinions over the years. Nonetheless I think that he (and Dori) did it out of sincerity rather than as a mercenary thing. It would be really tough to project passion as a mercenary. In fact, that is exactly why Mike bombed as Art Bell's replacement. He didn't have true passion about UFO's and ghosts, and it showed.

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There's no love lost for Siegel over at georgenoorysucks.com, they hate him almost as much as they hate George Noory.

What's this about Air America doing pledge drives to stay on-air? They're still going to play commercials, they're just going to ask for donations on top of it.


NPR better get pissed.


They have been doing this for a few years now. Not sure why this guy just picked up on it.

KPTK takes pledges but no money is involved. People call up and pledge to a certain number of hours they will watch...actually they are just telling the audience how much they already listen.

I Like Dennis ... (Kucinich)

Whatever they've done in the past, they're asking for money - as in U.S. currency - now.


This is CBS Radio begging for money. they'[re what, the 2nd largest broadcast media company? Radio is so screwed.

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    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
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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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      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.
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      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.
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      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).
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....