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 02, 2009


Time Bandit

My 12-year-old son tells me it's his favorite show, although he listens to the podcast, not the broadcast. I don't think Luke is a bad host - but he sounds more coherent when he's subbing for Dave Ross and doing REAL talk radio.


In that picture, Luke looks like he has peed his pants.


Article the TBTL gang needs to read:


I was recently at a bar on a Saturday night, and there were these two women in the corner, they were probably 33-35 years old, and they were standing in the corner, waiting for guys to come up and talk to them. I know this because they were dressed like I was, the time I was six and and shit my pants in school, and thought I could just throw away my shorts and pull my t-shirt passed my penis. Except no one looked at them and said “We’re calling your mom, you need to go home.” So, about two hours go past, and no one is talking to these ladies, because everyone in the bar is about 25 years old. People sort of reacted to them like you do when you’re in high school and you see your teacher in the grocery store. Just sort of give a quick nod, and then try to move past them."


TBTL still sucks........


If any publication names Dave Ross the best talk show in any city; that publication has ZERO credibility.


Most talk radio is just a bunch of "pompous windbags, full of hot air", as Bill Gallant used to say. Its outdated within moments after the show is over. TBTL is so off the wall that it can be repeated ten years later and be just as relevent as the day it was broadcast. So I guess that means TBTL is nothing about nothing. Isn't that the point?

Billy Bob


Come and listen to a story about a dude named Luke;
A big man-child who many thought a kook.

Then one day he was strokin' on his goose,
And up on the phone came a call from a Bruce...

Reese that is, Bruce Reese, Morman fella.

Well the first thing you know ol Luke's got a show,
Lissners said "Luke, yer show sure does blow"

They said "KIRO ain't the place you should go"
And the lissners switched their dials over to ol' KOMO...

Radio, that is. KOMO Radio. All News.

Well now its time to say good by to KIRO and their hosts.
And they would like to thank you folks fer makin' them toast.

You're all invited back a gain to this dial spot
To have a heapin helpin of their KIRO squat...

Diddly Squat that is. Right-wing diddly squat. Turn yer brain off.

Y'all come back now, y'hear?.




I like that song.
Who turned on the italics?

Mark C. Doats

Thanks Billy Bob, your input here is always amusing and smart. I'd say those creaky old daypart dudes Dave and Dori, and the hideous R&D had more to do with the downfall of KIRO 1 & 2 than TBTL, though.
Of course the main fault is they moved their heritage brand with its built-in megaphone and replaced it with sports. They moved it to a place where the old men who still listen to talk radio do not even know exists, FM.


TBTL is like the Tom Leykis show. A station could play endless reruns of both shows and nobody would no the difference. General nonsense topics are timeless.


TBTL is a solid, smart, funny show. Luke Burbank has smarts and talent to burn. Whatever becomes of KIRO, following their bone brain radio strategery, Burbank's future success in radio is assured,,,,


Wild Bill is correct.


Gotta agree with Wild Bill too!


TBTL ...

I find it hard to figure out why anyone would advertise on this show. If there is a demographic, waht would they buy?

sex gels?
drinks at the in bars?

Bumbershoot tickets?

Stuff they would not buy? Nordstrom's, Penney's, roofing, airplane tickets, travel packages (well, maybe to Disneyland), Toyotas, Baseball tickets, storm windows, Sounders tickets, Storm Tickets, Gold, insurance ...

you know the usual stuff they sell on the RAIDEEYO?


Not sure I agree with Wild Bill, but it is a unique talk show that strives to be quirky and is a stream of consciousness. His topics are less stimulating than Tom Leykis, otherwise there could be similarities. Better yet, its like Seinfeld on the radio - a show about nothing - which casts it in a better light.

I confess - missed it again tonight - To anyone who listened, what were two of the highlights from tonight's show ? I have heard it several times for 5-10 minute intervals.


Breaking the italics!

Myron Hawryluk
Make the Pie Higher

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen
And uncertainty
And potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the internet
Become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish
Can coexist.

Families is where our nation finds hope
Where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher!
Make the pie higher!

--George W. Bush

V. Mc Gaughy

On the Boeing vs the union subject: Have you heard of corporate greed? Boeing is an upside down company, too many cheifs ( making BIG money) and too little indians ( making good money, and airplane parts) First it will be move to the south eastern part of the US ( cheaper labor, right to work state) and then when they are not "padding" their pockets enough they will close that and move to Mexico, like the famouse GM car company. ANd in Mexico they will start out paying $10 a day for labor, then when the profits are not "padding" their pockets enough, they will cut that to $5.00 a DAY and inform all of the workers " there is a hundred people out there that would love your job."


Except no one looked at them and said “We’re calling your mom, you need to go home.

Payday loans Today

 Mukilteo Steve

Godd take on Boeing, McG. Also remember the construction honcho scumbags who tel l their legal American workers, "you don't like it we have 500 Mexicans at the border saddled up and ready to ride."

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