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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July 29, 2009



is Dori melting?


Said it before and I will say it again. Some of the big names might have to take a pay cut. Maybe even live on unemployment at some time. Give up their fancy homes.

Oh well.


Oh yeah...how's that prediction about Bryan Suits at KFI working out for you T008?


just fine my man. Suits could not carry a show on his own, and I think he lasted about 6 months before they scrapped his solo format . Do you think Rush needs a girl to prop up his show? Did Tom Leykis need a girly by his side? no-o-o-o. haha Bryan haha Bryan you need the girl to do the heavy lifting for you. I've heard Kennedy and she's much smoother and more of a pro than Suits will ever be. Who says that Bryan isn't the goofball sidekick and Kennedy the star of the show? I suspect that this is the real truth of it. haha Bryan. You're still a conceited obnoxious horse's ass, whether you're temporarily "making it" in LA or not. Syndication? that crap is really starting to get old. You're going to have to show us the beef pretty soon.


You'd rather rationalize than admit you were wrong, I see. Look, we're all wrong SOMEtimes (i.e. like I was on Mrs Clinton) can't you just admit it and move on.


And I WOULD say that to your face, Bryan, old chum. i love it how you think you're the only guy in town who has any physical courage.


How're you doin in 'the market' these days T008, got any hot tips.


Had a rough spring quarter, my man. rough all over , really rough , as Rodney Dangerfield would say. I've bottomed out, conquered my gambling impulses and am riding high on drug stocks. hot plays now are Agenetics (AGEN), and , alreadt popped, less risky, but moving up still, is Human Genome Sciences (HGSI)


Acadia Pharmaceuticals is moving up again now too, after a selloff.


also Acadia Pharmaceuticals is moving back up now. (ACAD)


Thx, I'll check it out; I did well with Ford earlier this year - tripled my investment and covered some of my other losses. :)

Puget Sound

Given that Bryan served three combat tours I am giving him the benefit of the doubt in terms of physical courage.

Duff, poor ph(J)oanie is pining for m steele. can you help her out?


Boy, don't know 'bout that PUTS...thought she was stuck on Gen Wes Clarke? haha


Nobody is stupid enough to deny that Suits has physical courage. That's not the point. So do a lot of people. His head is so big and he's so steeped in conceit of his worthiness and righteousness that he assumes that all men who disagree with him are poltroons who would never dare say their trash talk in front of him, when i know for a fact that that's not true.


sorry company name for STOCK TICKER AGEN is Antigenics, INC.


The riFLOP SWEAT is rolling down Dori's face these days at KIROFM. The contempt the broadbottomed men from Salt Lake have for him and the staion is palpable. The other week he was shinnying about the state of the putrid old carpet he ws left with after the hotshots at KIRO AM got brand new plush studios. One of his sponsors took pity and called in to offer a free carpet redo of his studio. It's not only the puny signal they inherited, it's the fact that KOMO is owning them, and taking their lunch money, with their booming new simulcast FM signal just up the dial from them. Brilliant checkmate by KOMO.


The FM thing IS a problem; they need to get that figured out and pronto.


Not only can't you get FM reliably outside of Seattle, I can't even get it in my bedroom reliably. Every time I move, I get static.

It's kind of fun watching 710DORI become LOST-IN-FM LAND-DORI. And as much as I like Dave, he's not as sharp as he used to be. He used to listen better. Be a little less aggressive in his talk. But, then, at one time he had TIME to talk and listen. Now he rushes to get substance in before going to the next break.

I'm glad Suits has found success.


They will never admit they were wrong on the flip... they WILL do something about it and everybody is keeping their heads down in anticipation. Frank Shiers was a lateral move...

Zero DockusII

Suits is a bit of an ass, but he sure got the dream situation after using up all his options in this market.


"those homo's from KOMO" are kicking your 710 Mormon asses!! bwaahahahaahahahahaah i gave the bum's rush to two Mormon missionaries, and booted them the Hell out of our building, the other day, in an unplesant manner, and felt good!!!

Perfect bound

I cannot believe the narrow sports focus of the AM blowtorch, now. It is most unapproachable to those who haven't listened to sports talk before. I like sports (especially Mariners) and listen and watch games, but to hear these jerks talking is like hearing someone speaking a foreign language. How do these stations develop new audiences?


KIRO is failing when the real listeners are counted because their product, Ross and Monson are stale. The FM thing just sped up their demise. Bonneville is such a stick in the mud outfit they will probably never fire those guys, but will there be more deck-chair shifting and fluffing up of the pillows?


Dori is smart and versatile enough so that he needn't worry tho...he could likely do sports as well as current events/political talk. He wouldn't be without a job very long. He is a connsumate 'entertainer' who can always arouse the troops.


tuning into KIRO AM's new anti-intellectual narrowcasts of Sportstalk 24/7 is like getting off a plane from Seattle and stepping into some lameass bar on the East Coast in some place like Philly where less than a quarter of the populace has a Bachelor Degree.Mike and Mike in the morning ,yuk yuk yuk these guys really think they're high-larious. not. Colin Cowherd follows at 7 or 8. This guy really fancies himself as quite the supersophisticate analyst. He overthinks and overreaches to the point where he sounds like a pompous fool. And just plain erroneous. Today he declared that "eveyone really knows, management knows blah blah blah "that the Mariners have no chance at the playoffs this season." They are 5 or 6games back, have two months to go in the season and are NOT out of the playoffs. It's completely possible for them to get in at this point. The GM just confirmed they're making a run for the playoffs with the trade he made this morning. So much for Cowherds faux erudition. Brock abd Salk are silly and boring, Calabro is a blowhard. That leaves only the Mariners broadcasts and New York Vinnie that are listenable. The Mormon suits are insulting our intelligence with this new KIRO AM sports dreck.


Well, let's see. Bonneville yanked their Oldies format off the FM for their AM news talk format and the FM station plunged in the ratings.
Whose No. 1 in the latest ratings? Oldies KJR-FM.
As I recall, KBSG was beating KJR-FM when they competed.


Erin Hart belongs in the 7-10pm slot. I know it, KIRO knows it and the American people know it.


still remember Kiro's new freq by "KBSG 97 point 3"...


It was on my FM preselect. I preferred it over KJR. Better selection although sometimes too repetitive. And we got Frank on KBSG. . .


You know what was really really sad at the noon, the news lady, Jessica Gottasman (?) said that the ladies in South Park were raped, tormented and stabbed multiple times and that the lady who died threw a chair, I'm guessing, through a window to create an escape route but died of her stab wounds in the street. And while I was still picking myself up off the floor after hearing this Dori Munson suddenly comes on to tell me I'm a weenie for complaining about this beautiful weather. It was a very odd feeling to experience, courtesy news talk 93.7 KIRO.

Oh yeah, back to the topic. There's no significant political or social news to report right now; talk radio is in a natural recession.


we're not weenies. it's not beautiful weather, it's brutal, extreme heat. sure, some people get this weather for weeks or months every year but we're not those people. We're not used to it and that's sometthing you can't just poohpooh away like Monson the twerp expects us to do. When you're not habituated to this level of heat it takes a far bigger toll on you.


but then, this is coming from the same sicko knucklehead who whooped it up, laughing uncontrollably over a guy screaming in pain as he's being tasered.


Monson calls us Weenies because we're not used to this heat. You can't compare us to people who experience this heat for months on end. But then, this is coming from the same sicko knucklehead who laughed uproariously over a guy screaming in pain as he was being tasered


>>Erin Hart belongs in the 7-10pm slot. I know it, KIRO knows it and the American people know it.<<

Sure, why not. Put the screeching harpie back on the air. That will be the death knell for the once-great KIRO.


I love Erin. Bring her back!

I've discovered, Tommy, that it takes several minutes for your posts to appear. I trust now.

Dori is an extremist wannabe but he's too timid to go all the way. So, he just sounds like a playground bully. A local one.


Suits has never generated ratings ANYWHERE and NEVER WILL. He simply lacks talent.

Full OF Shit

"some think Bonneville should admit their mistake and put news talk back on the AM and return the FM signal to the oldies they displaced. Then at least the cluster might have one winning station."

The people that think that are retards. Michael, your site has no credibility. KIRO-AM beat KLR-AM in the ratings in the first book, they're trying to get advertising for men 25-54. Oldies and news talk wont get you that.


Remember folks, it's Tommy008 Bobblehead Night, tomorrow night on Blatherwatch!!

dave (not dave ross)

does anyone else wonder as i do that if the new ratings system were in place without the station switch would the old KIRO am not have had the ratings they had at the time?


Yes, I did. Am sorry the switch occurred just when it did. I'd like an answer to that question.

Brent Kremen

KIRO-AM is Beating KJR-AM in the Sports format despite having 7 hours of local talk compared to 16.


what happened to TOO BEAUTIFUL TO LIVE total nonsense??? i need to catch up.

dori needs to jump back on the mariners's duggout yelling something during the 7th inning stretch. what a slimy schmuck.

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dave ross is probably one of the worst blatherheads on the air. he never asks a tough question of his guests. he has no problem booking sims nickels or gregoire because of his timid spineless interview style. he actually apologized to gregoire once when he asked her a semi-tough question.mr. marshmellow
is a big hit with the liberals. He gives the local pols. a platform to say whatever they please completely unchallanged.


I am sorry to have to agree about Dave Ross. He's resting on his laurels, not making much of an effort, and lets callers and guests get away this stuff he would formerly have challenge. Pardon the pun, but he sounds like he's phoning it in.

Dori is totally unlistenable. I drop in once in a while to see if The Wee One is still as screechy, shrill, and hateful as he's become and yep, he still sounds like a little girl who got her braids pulled.

He's mindless, brainless moron. He's getting pretty predictable and monotonous too.

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