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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March 17, 2010


Mike Barer

She's pretty and has a Jewish name, what's not to like?

Obama is a black man

OK. Now we simply need to replace the two clowns we some serious professionlas.

Suddenly R&D are now the local Nancy Grace in disguise. Nothing original. Just go out there and ambulance chase the latest tragedy and exploit the hell out of it. Who cares how inaccurate you are or how much you interfere with authorities involved in the case? The show is one big farce...including screaming over and over that they're the no.1 show in Seattle ith 250K listeners. I doubt there are 250K people listening to any terrestial radio at that time of day. Podcasts, satellite, Pandora on the iPhone likely get a huge cut of the listeners in the afternoo.


Looks like a class hire. Alongside the kid just out of school from upstate NY, makes the latter even more inexplicable.


Love Jessica. It is a man's world around there and Hersholt is their leader. Maybe the boys have had their way too long. Maybe would-be comedian Josh Kerns is going, or the excitable vanilla-boy, Chris Sullivan. Dan Restione ought to hang it up, too.


I was wondering about that. Just WHAT does Dan Restione add to that station?


...and did we ever establish whether he went to Harvard or not?

Obama is a black man

Restione did NOT graduate from Harvard. This can be confirmed on the web.


Restione went to Tufts. He was also the subject of an ABC "Extreme Makeover" a couple of years ago.


Put your $$$ on this: R&D out, Jessica & the Syracuse wundekid in for the new PM news block.

If KIRO is smart they'll take a listen to KOMO from 9 till noon then do what they're doing but better.


I'd actually like to see it with either Linda or Jessica teaming up with Tony Minor for the a.m.
When Tony subs for Gregg Hershold, he doesn't throw out those corny little quips and 'reports' the news the way it should be reported.
Much like Jean Enerson (Ch5 KING, Anchor - even tho I love her), IMO Gregg's time has arrived.
I would actually like to see Luke Burbank team up (Linda or Jessica, which ever one doesn't do the a.m.) in the afternoon's.
THAT would be the only combination I can think of presently that might persuade me to leave Suits and Carlson at KVI.


You guys keep saying R&D are on the way out.
But they must be No. 1 in some demographic for them to brag about being Seattle's No. 1 rated show.
KIRO is not going to get rid of a 'top rated show.' especially with KIRO's overall ratings.
Sounds like wishful thinking to me.

Obama is a black man

The R&D show is ranked at approxiamtely 22 overall on the PPM system. These blowhards are propigating a lie. They know they're on the way out. Their last day will be 3/31/10.

Jaynie Dillon Jones

I love Ron & Don (Don way more than Ron, but as a team I enjoy the dynamic between the two of them.) God bless 'em for what they do and have done to bring the community together time and again for a cause with a noble purpose.

casual observer

Jessica Gottesman is a broadcast pro with significant major market experience and solid news chops. Nice to see someone with her credentials getting a shot over at that nut hut. She deserves combat pay for putting up with Don.


Put Linda and Jessica together and get rid of all the guys. Most of them are boring. Restione should never be on the air.


Why does Jessica need to talk to us as if she's telling us a secret? She has a strange delivery.


Sorry. When Jessica blabs she sounds like she's reading to 2nd graders. I cannot stand her silly quips and phoney phoney delivery.


Know what you mean. She's a bit over my head too.


Jessica Gottesman's news reading is extremely annoying. Listen close and you can tell what she feels about every stinking story she reads. It's not a news 'delivery'. Silly inflections and sing - song phoney baloney is better suited for old-time radio drama, not serious news reporting. She is really gawd-awful. If it wasn't for Dori, I wouldn't be listening to KIRO at all anymore.


Gottesman is too good for this market.


This chick clearly attended the 'Dr. Laura Schlessinger School of Broadcast Technique'. REALLY? Get a grip, honey. What Jay said - Gawd awful!!

Lady Di

She is SO annoying. I can't stand the way she sarcastically reads the news stories.

Marty Harlan

I just loved the Obama song Jessica did in an interview for the Bob Rivers show. I would like to find a recording of it. No luck so far. Can anyone help?

big balls

This hooker is a no go. She has way too much opinion into her readings... eff you jessica.. go back to NYC

Mike Barer

I think that Jessica is kick-ass in her fill-in duties and as much as I hate to admit it, she meshes well with JC.


She really is far too opinionated, as her voice is most always dripping with sarcasm when reading script. Seriously, who asked for your opinion, Jessica?

Ronda Powell

Jessica is a awesome person! I listen to her on Sirius XM The Highway: New Country, and just through this and FB we became friends! I would love to meet her some time like I have met some of her SiriusXM co-works! I love her and the friendship! :)

Birgit McShane


Whatever happened to Dan Restione?

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