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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June 06, 2009



Dennis Praeger is no longer heard in this market. Medved is on the same station.

Why has he become seen a surge in popularity ? Geez, it must be the way he resonates to moderates, some conservatives and libertarians, to the chagrin of the hives of progressives strewn about. Or maybe it's because he is now on that freakin' Fox News Channel.

Corporate Suit

That is because both Medved and Praeger are on second-tier networks which are not in the top markets. Even though Medved will say "Tom in Chicago,"...it's actually "Chicago Heights"...When he says "Los Angeles" he really means a suburb outside of LA. His producers tell callers that they will introduced as calling from a large market radio. Notice he never says the call letters of this big market cities---only the city.


Michael Savage is heir apparent. Only Rush & Hannity have a bigger radio audience. Since the dustup with the former British Home Secretary, Weiner hss expanded his notoriety to an international scale. Don't be surprised if Savage inherits the throne from the Fat One.


Still, they all, Beck, Ingraham, Sean Hannity have a long, long way to go to get the total listeners that Rush claims. I'm not sure any one program can automatically step into his place if, god forbid, he should choke on his (or somebody else's) chicken or suffer a pie overdose.


In case there is a threat by the FCC through regulation that the Bama administration tries to shut down talk radio through the back door, there will be a lawsuit pending - already taking shape from none other than Weiner and the Thomas More law group.

Time will tell if this is just paranoia mainly from the right or if it is for real. Meanwhile, party on...


I would say Rush is not so much the King of Talk Radio as he is the genericized trademark for a right-wing talk host. When he's out of the picture I doubt there will be an heir to the throne, just like Phish and Dave Matthews didn't exactly replace the Grateful Dead.


Beck's the obvious heir apparent. He outdoes all the right-wing ranters (including Rush himself) in using production bits and other audio elements that give his show a different (and younger) sound than the others. And, like Rush, he's crafted a persona all his own -- he's not a generic Rush wannabe, and he doesn't sound absolutely bilious all the time, unlike (say) Savage or Ingraham.

This is not to say that I like Glennnn, not at all -- can't stand him. He's doing his part to poison the well of political discourse in America. But as a radio entertainer (and that's his job description), he's the rising star of the Right.


"He's doing his part to poison the well of political discourse in America."

He is also exposing the rest of the story about the progressives on both sides of the aisle - that is well hidden by mainstream news services, so if you call it poisoning the well - be clear that the political discourse in this country is already significantly poisoned thanks to the heavy media bias and lack of accountability of the press, TV.

Meanwhile, the rest of world looks on in disbelief at how incredibly naive and stupid we are being with our economy, which also affects theirs.


Is it me or is klueless posting more lately? Me thinks he had his ass handed to him last week.

Puget Sound

If it was true 'Cretonne' that KS had his 'ass handed to him' why not post under your regular handle instead of this new 'Cretonne' name.
This will probably turn out to be a rhetorical question as 'Cretonne' will no doubt slink away...Nevets called it right a long time ago.


Cretonne - who in the hell are you ? you seem to be a phony or should I say Ph(J)oanie loser with nothing to stand on. Right here, you change the subject and have nothing to contribute to the current post. Your lame remarks indicate that you are a drive-by troll. Grow up...

I stand by what I have said then and now.

Exiled in Central America

Whoever he/she is, she certainly struck a nerve! :)


Michael Medved is the heir apparent. Medved is hip, he is exciting, he is up on youth culture, he knows the streets...

Ok Ok I'm full of shit. Medved is a straight laced Mercer Island recluse and a bore.


As the slogan in New Hampshire goes; Live free or die...


Well, this was a conversation worthy of Glennnnn. Insipid and empty.


Beck has successfully tapped into the next level of the Screaming Pundit; dispensing ever-more strident, fanatical and unreasoned mindlessness that effectively out-shouts more thoughtful debate. "Shock Jock" continues to be the ideal term for one who offers nothing but the loudest, most fearful primal screams. Beck's act is so over-the-top that his meteor of fame is certain to be relatively short-lived as the pitch cannot be turned ever higher without actually BECOMING the crazed Howard Beale. Rachet up the nutiness and you get nuke-wisher Michael Savage. Fact is, Amercans simply do not require these say-anything-for-a-ratings-point yakkers to point out the failures of government; we're quite capable of determining that for ourselves.


He is infuriating the O-bots (your know those liberal progressive airheads that worship Obama as the 2nd coming).

His profile was on 20-20 last night and he likes to emulate Howard Beale and be dramatic, but there is a resonating chord struck by what he says. His style gets mocked and ridiculed, but don't read much substantive disagreement on his view. Also like what Morning Joe (Scarborough) has to say - the one beacon of hope on MSNBC. Neither Beck or Scarborough bolsters either political party at this time.


"Fact is, Amercans simply do not require these say-anything-for-a-ratings-point yakkers to point out the failures of government; we're quite capable of determining that for ourselves."

If that were really true - which I have my doubts about, then why are electing the same old corrupt pathetic incumbents in Congress that we did in the last election. I believe that many voters are continually duped by the Liberal progressive biased media that is compliant to the corrupt mismanagement going on by the White House. So much for people knowing how to vote intelligently.

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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....