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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August 04, 2009



Why is it that conservatives are always the ones who are advocating charity and church over social programs and taxes, but when it comes to radio suddenly liberals are doing the giving and conservatives have a new found love for the cheap skate option that requires no giving of any sort? Oh yeah, conservatives favor charity because it's optional, and when given the option they choose not to give jack shit. Conservative = cheap son of a bitch.


such rage; someone was circumcised way too tightly ...


Conservatives = thinking about a tight, circumcised penis at 03:10 AM


hahahah..love that, AA.

Where's Waldo

I'm sorry....did you say pay to keep him ON the air, or pay to take him OFF the air?


Bring back RadioActive and Bryan Styble....I'll kick in the initial $10. Unless Kirby eats him first.


Where is the Sty these days?


Not conservative, just high on life and hating to see someone so crippled by pure, white hot, unadulterated rage!

You just sound really "backed up." Take some metamucil and turn that frown upside down!


no wonder you are yawning, yawn. you go to bed too late and get up too early. pure, white hot, unadulterated fatigue.

Mark C.

I've already voted with my ears. I don't listen to any commercial radio except Tom Douglas on Saturdays on KIRO. I don't like the way the make me pay for it, by blasting me with commercials. I have no problem paying KUOW and KPLU $100 each year.


They (Dave, Dori & Luke) get the honor of my attention at times; they ought to be paying me for my life's energy. Any one who listens to a particular show is giving of their life's energy (to some degree); is ther ANY payment more dear than that.


no wonder you are yawning, yawn. you go to bed too late and get up too early. pure, white hot, unadulterated fatigue.

Posted by: sig | August 04, 2009 at 09:46 AM

What makes you think I went to bed?! ;)

Sam Losey

I'm a political junkie but I read this blog more than I listen to the radio anymore. Radio is just crap now, too many commercials andtaped (dead) national shows. 1090 (Air America) seems to have more and worse commercials than the others. I find myself watching more cable TV where I can Tivo over the commercials. I listen to NPR news, and give them a little money each time they have a pledge week. Radio is just crap now.
I would never pay for KIRO or any of those, although I might have at one time. I never bothered to find KIRO's new location.

Ben Dover

I have never contributed to a radio station, but I think I would subscribe $10/year if I had a promise that Kirby would NOT be on the air anywhere in the Seattle market.


Aaah bendover...but I'd bet you'd pay to have all-news all of the time with Carleen Johnson, eh?


Kirby Wilbur is 2 french fries away from being an exploding zeppelin.


IT's not that KIRO listeners didn't give a shit, it's that 97.3 is a shitty, whispy, crackle crackle buzzzz frequency. I live on Capitol Hill, the Northwest slope, literally hanging above Eastlake and my signal is for shit!!! NO. The listeners did not leave KIRO, KIRO left their listeners in the whispy crackle buzz of nincompoopery radio programming strategery.


kirby wilbur/jabba the hut,
separated at birth......


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 would pay ten dollars a month for Kiro, more specifically for TBTL, but I would certainly miss Dave Ross and Ron & Don as well.

woody held

The best talk radio hosts always have weight issues. If your body is super-efficient at processing food you will tend to gain a lot of weight. But at the same time your brain will not go south after a big meal.

Name me one top-tier talk host who is skinny. Full disclosure: I am marathon runner and weigh about 130 lbs. soaking wet.

woody held

why the constant obsession with host's weight on this blog. Do I smell a type of bigotry?


Keep 1090 mand Ronnie Reagen


Kirby looks like Bernie Ward's long lost brother.


Whine, whine whine!

Man, what's with this constant KIRO/Bonneville bashing? This blog's name is seriously misleading.

At least KIRO tries, sort of. Can't say the same for you libs' very own KPTK, of which you say very little.

Your obsession with KIRO simply states that you really do listen. If not, seems like you'd move on and find a lib station to praise/trash. Oh, I forgot. You don't have one that's worth a shit, mainly because you don't support anything except, maybe, KUOW... and I'm not totally convinced of even that.

Pretty pathethic around these parts.


Yet, you return again and again to comment. You must be a bit of a masochist.

Most of us who listen to KPTK are pretty much satisfied with things as they are. I don't care if it isn't the leading station in the area. I like their choice of hosts, and I listen every day. I know it grinds you cons that there is ONE station out there not involved in the silliness known as right-wing radio. Tuff titties.

Jeffy Prentice


Jeffy Prentice

I'm glad the likes of Kirby Wilbur, the Fat ,Ugly Polish slob will soon be gone because of KVI's irrelevance.I heard him on Thursday morning remark that barak Obama should "go back to Kenya".Yeah I'd love to meet this gross looking fat white boy.He'd be wishing his folks never left Poland

raymond b

kirby wilbur quite the hunk rightie style rb blvd park.

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    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
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    • 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).
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      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
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      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....