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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May 26, 2009



Another woman on the SC! That'll get ratings.


I wonder if the ratings before PPM were accurate? Kinda like getting a digital X-Ray after years of getting the old kind..the digital picks gives you a much clearer and exact reading...

Being in the South Sound is not going to help KOMO unless they tailor some of their programming to things that interest those who live there. If it is business as usual..aka Seattle and Bellevue based content...meh.


Like I've said previously, KIRO will need some time to acclimate then they will continue to kick ass (as much as can be done any more in the radio industry).

Don't be so quick 'MsDuff'(boy, we just can't seem to get rid of that infatuation, can we), she has to be confirmed yet and that's not a lock.


Appeals court judge, woman, Hispanic, raised by a single parent in the heart of NY. She can't miss! Sorry to burst yo bubble HoDuff.


I stopped listening to KIRO when it went away. I have discovered the joys of KOMO. I simply avoid the drumbeat of right-wingers bitching about Obama and Pelosi. Republicans and conservatives need to join the conversation and the solution. We've got enough problems without constantly beating up those sincerely trying to fix things. Just gimme the news, straight.

casual observer

Go to the Seattle discussion board at www.radio-info.com for the latest PPM information.


Dear Mr. Arquette (et all @ Bonneville)

I know this is unsolicited, but Id like to offer my reasoning for not 'making the switch' with you a couple months back - in case someone (like an owner/advertiser) ever asks you for possible reasons.

I had been listening to KIRO in some form or fashion for as long as I can remember. As a life long Seattle area resident, I can even remember my mom having it on in the background everyday as she did her crossword puzzle. No more sir.

Your afternoon programming has become a wasteland of (predictable) diatribes, aired personal vendettas and demagoguery that I find offensive and counterproductive in helping build community. It's also just plain boring.

If and when you are presented with the opportunity to re-examine the wisdom behind your afternoon programming, I suggest you do so as some listeners (even me) may return.

The other option is simply sticking with what you have in hopes that things turn around soon. If you do choose this, though, don't be surprised if you're directed by Bonneville to make a switch of your own - of the professional variety.

Good luck,


I'm in the same camp Erick.


Dear Mr. Arquette (et all @ Bonneville)

I've been a KVI listener for as long as I can remember.

Now that you have the Mariners and Sounders and 'Hawks, plus the greatest local talk shows, I have decided to dedicate my radio listening to YOUR station(s) KIRO 710 AM AND KIRO-FM 97.3 EXCLUSIVELY.
Thank you for taking a bold step like you did. It may take a while to climb the ratings ladder but you soon will.
Keep up the good work.

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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....