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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February 22, 2010



Hmm. Didn't know Fred was still in radio.

Kind of sad about Siegel. I used to rush home to listen to him on the old KING station. Those were the days. He was a liberal then.


It is sad, I had Mike as a teacher @ Emerson Collage 75




I hear siegel's made a lot of money in real estate, and like weissbach, he doesn't need radio any more.


I'VE GOT THE LIVE STREAM ON NOW WAITING.... for Fred Ebert to come on... haven't heard him on hte air since the middle of the last decade.... didn't hit it off to well with him back then... didn't care for all the bragging about his intellect ....and let him know via email.... one time he said somehring on the air that was some sort of mistake ... a grammatical boner or some such... can't exactly recall but i know it made him sound foolish... doubly so since he was always being a condescending ass and correcting other peoples' English and such.. i called him on it via email... he denied having ever said it and then after a commercial break, made up a story about an imaginary caller that had just called in off the air to say he didn't say it ..i thought it revealing that he would make up a lie rather than copping to a relatively minor mistake... peculiar fellow... . i called him a lying sack of crap, via emial and challenged him to play back the tape... of course he wouldnt , and then threatened to trace my email add and charge me with harrassment if i kept emailing him... we'll see if he's changed at all..... i really doubt it.....


someone named McGee, no not Fibber, is on now, not Fred Ebert, as advetised by the lameass radio station website.....


I'd be interested in hearing Fred Ebert's take on this administration - to see if I can respect him. Not sure about him when he was on KIRO - intelligent, but didn't agree with him on some big issues.

He used to bash Bush mercilessly and usually deservedly so - he may have been for Kerry in 2004. He called himself a Republican, but may have been a New England R - like Collins or Snow.

I liked Siegel, who may be too well off to do radio and he has made his mark. He was liberal way back when he started here in the 80's, but the Democratic leadership went so far left that the party left him - always envisioned him as a libertarian and a moderate.

Jason Andersen

I remember listening to Mike Siegel many years ago when I was still in high school, and he was rather progressive; then he seemed to morph into a populist; he replaced Art Bell for awhile, but he was clearly a little awkward in that niche. The last time I heard him, in the morning on KTTH, he was very right wing. My views have changed a lot, too, in that time span of years (though in the other direction), but I never was quite sure if Siegel was all an act. He is a decent broadcaster; you have to at least admire the man's energy.

Mr Happy Man

Siegel was interesting listening in the days before the Fairness Doctrine got repealed. That is because there was not a lot available to listen to, and the amount of opinion out there was much less than today. However, his style - non-entertaining - could not stand up to hosts who were actually entertaining. Which is why he has been booted from station to station over the years. When he was on KTTH, I never went over to him, as Kirby was much more interesting than Siegal was. His changing views really didn't have a lot to do with his declining ratings - it was his style that did.
If the rumor is true that he made buckets of money off real-estate, then I'm glad that he doesn't need this to bring income to the table.

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