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 23, 2009



Randi is a ratings juggernaut. Ron Reagan is a sardine. Ron is out...Randi is in. This is not a tough call.


If that's true, there goes the "live and local" bit.


If Randi replaces Ron Reagan, I will move back to my iPod.

Randi can be entertaining and sometimes informative on occasions, but is way too bombastic for me.

Ron seems like Dave Ross was about 5 years ago before he became bored with it all.


I liked Ron's shorter show a bit better. Now he's off of politics a lot and into less interesting subjects. He's a good host but I have trouble staying interested for all 3 hours.


I will still listen for Randi, even though she did jump the shark with her rant about Hillary, but Ron's show is much better than I expected. My vote would be for her to replace Ed Schultz.

Mark C.

Ron Reagan is not a lolive and .ocal show. he is a national syndicate like Medved who does his show locally. He hates local radio.did not do it even when he was on locally in Seattle, Hate to put down Reagan and Michael Hood's friend Tina his producer, but Reagan's show has been met with not-surprising yawns from coast-to- coast. He's just another AAR over-intellectualized time-filler. He's easly replaced. Liberals like this kind of talker, but they don't get excited and they are not loyal the way right-wingers are.
Clear Channel is big, so is premiere but they have also been having very tough days. with lots of lay-offs, sell-offs and other shrinkage.


What's the backlash Premiere will take over this from Limbaugh. I remember a few years ago Randi said she was talking with here employers in Florida(she was describing this as pre-Air America) about the possibility of them letting her go national, and they said Rush said if they did, Rush said he would leave, and they were afraid he would take all the money they made with his show, with him. I do not know if it was Premiere at the time, but this would definitely be harder to do today, Rush is even bigger today.


The KPTK website has posted that she will be returning to her 6-9pm slot that has been filled with reruns of Thom Hartmann. Nobody will be affected by this--she is just going back to her usual time.
I think I will try to stream her at work at 12 when it is live to hear what she has to say about the last couple of months.


How sad.


How sad? That's she's being delayed?

So funny.

I like Ron but he is having a tough time filling his time and he still stutters a bit too much. And the mailbox idea isn't my favorite.

I'm all for gay marriage but he's taken that one to the airwaves at little too often. Kind of a one-note johnny. Mix it up.

For all that, I still like him and hope he continues.

Dave does sound bored, doesn't he?

Randi, welcome back!


Randi is back to give credence to the "Lord of the Flies" Administration that folds, spindles and multilates the Constitution to its own liking.

Aside - I liked John Dingle's (D) comment about Cap and Trade. "Most of the public does not consider it to be a tax. It will be the biggest tax there is !"


I think that Ron R has improved 1000% from his debut on KIRO. But he is so affable, it is hard to put him down. That being said, I normally only catch his last hour, which I think he tries to make "light" by talking about less serious topics. It is 1000% better than R & D.

God love Dave, but I can identify with his position in life.


At this point in Dave's career he is just looking for a soft place to land. Dave has less passion than a bowl of lukewarm tapioca.


Yeah, mrogi, I agree and I still love him. Even bored, he's one of the best. I wonder how much longer he'll do it? Well, as long as they keep paying him mucho buckos, I guess he'll show up for his three hours of banality.

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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.
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....