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 23, 2010



Bring back Tom Dahlstrom and George Shangrow


I will be happy to send them a few bucks...


Totally agree with Coiler. Tom Dahlstrom and George Shangrow are much missed.


Good move!


No more commercials but there will be pledge drives.

Jake Bottero

Pledge Drives are the number one reason I've stopped paying attention to Public Television. I understand their purpose, but I just can't take it. They so totally disrupt any semblance of a "regular schedule", it is impossible to enjoy a program series. Just when I start to enjoy and look forward to watching a show every week, it's gone and in its place, I get the same Best of Doo-Wop that I saw last time (three months ago? Seems like it), and the time before that, and last year, and the year before than...


You have to accept one or the other. If you don't like commercials, you don't like underwriting ads and you don't like fundraisers, just how do you expect a broadcaster to operate? If you can't accept any fundraising solicitations, you should stay with your Ipod, CD player or satellite receiver. You'll never take all forms of commercialization from radio, unless you wish to support their operations from your own personal checkbook.

N.P. Thompson

Who on Earth would pay money to support KING-FM? It's a wretched station with change-the-date playlists as well as a long, ignominious record of human rights abuses as part and parcel of Jennifer Ridewood's sickening and inhumane HR practices. Ridewood (also known as Ringworm) and her hench-woman Marta Zekan schemed for years to find a way to fire Dahlstrom before they actually carried it out. To say nothing of the male employees (underlings) whom Miss Marta hits on sexually, then makes up excuses to fire when they (understandably) refuse to go to bed with an overweight hag like her.

N.P. Thompson

Postscript: The rumors that Jennifer Ridewood is a hermaphrodite are not entirely unfounded.

If the idiot Board had any sense of ethics or scruples, they would have set her out on Harrison Street for trash pick-up ages ago.


She turned you down again?


Speaking of ad spots: driving home just now I noticed four ad spots on KUOW. True, the announcer just says thanks for the support of . . . but it included Cupcake Royale, Visa, some kind of retirement brokerage(?), and another one. Each got several seconds of time and a short spiel. So, so much for listener supported. An ad is an ad is an ad . . .

Joyce Nielsen

I stopped listening (and supporting) King FM the day Tom Dahlstrom was let go. It would be great to have and George Shangrow back on the air.


KING has always been "listener supported"; Loyal listeners patronized sponsors who in turn supported the station.
This move is another clear reflection of our entitlement society. Imagine taking a successful corporation like KING in its prior life, contributing its substantial profits to local arts organizations and converting it to one seeking public and government handouts instead.
I suspect great benefits will flow to staff under NPR's guiding hand with endless, boring appeals for funds. For shame.

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