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 08, 2010



oh brother.....

Gregory McKie


Don has been hocking a moving company. Maybe R&D will get to use their services pretty soon.


The way I see it, this pretty much does it for them. I've actually tried to listen to them in the most objective way possible, but unlike TBTL...they could never make it for me. Thank goodness John Carlson ressurected on KVI at the drive time and I was able to switch. KIRO/R&D...I would guess that it's not long 'till we read a headline on this blog that goes something like this 'RIP R&D',YOU DID YOURSELVES IN BY YOUR STUPIDITY and disconnect with a typical radio audience.
(It's not like you weren't given every chance in the book.)


Ack! My wonderful post got eaten by the internet gobbler.

Bottom line: Pack 'em both off to Iran where censorship is normal.

Gregory McKie


I have been critical of R&D and all of my post has been deleted in the past.

At least Dori takes criticism.


Comments for R&D could be posted on Dori's blog. I'm sure he would appreciate the traffic....if not the content.


Alas, Ryder I doubt even Ahmadinejad could tolerate them. They are destined for much smaller pastures. They have peaked; KIRO was their Oscar moment.



C'mon boss. Wouldn't you like to send them to Ahmadinejad to let him do as he will with them? Just think of the You-Tube possibilities!!

Fred Thompson

When will Don grow his own set and separate himself from that man/child?


Who gives a s**t about these two clowns. The boys of Mouthing off just said their last goodbyes over at KVI!


Maybe they can replace them with Tom Leykis


yes Ron should grow a pair , finally separate from Don and- go sell hikinhg boots at REI. Don has the talent on that show.....and he can be funny... not Dori funny.... really funny...

Dangerous Dan

As a moderator for several web communities, I can attest trolls only drag down the entire forum. Commenters don't have to agree with the opinion expressed, but if their only purpose is to post rabble-rousing criticism of the author, it doesn't further the debate. Just like on radio. If a caller is all about bashing the host and not sticking to the issue, you punch out. I imagine R&D can still accept comments on a moderated basis, but that means someone has to take time to review and approve every post. Something tells me that Japan's #1 mixmaster doesn't get paid extra for that.


there are not two functioning brain cells between the two of these idiots.


KIRO has made a promo bumper of Don being hung up on by Adam Klein and then acting like it was Klein who was out of his element. Kudos for spinning idiocy and bad radio as a victory for Ron and Don.

I hear a few minutes of Monson or Shiers on occasion to see if they've improved since I last heard them. But for the record I don't listen to Ron and Don at all. Not even a second of it. Not in passing. Not out of curiousity. Not by accident. They're not dead to me as much as they're just nothing to me.

David Tatelman

Funny thing, I posted a comment to their Adam Klein story, asking them about Don's comment that they were the highest-rated talkshow hosts. I asked how he arrived at that, since Dori also claims to be the highest-rated.

My comment was deleted. :-(


Don O'Neill has proven he can carry the show, on the dayd wimpy Ron is off at home sick,- I can't say the same for Ron. On the days Ron has the mike to himself the show drags like molasses.


Ron is a natural sidekick.

Sidekick. What a funny word.


freedom 970 has stopped running phil hendrie at least after 11 pm. KTLK 1150AM in LA STREAMS PHIL LIVE FROM 10 TO 4 AM. this gives us somethign to listen to, from 7pm to 1 am they give seven hours of absolute dreck- two jackasses, unlistenable, and asinine.....brought to you by The Mormons a division of Colgate-Palmolive


the two jackasses i'm talking about are Frank Shiers and Allen Hunt. These two turds must work real real cheap the Mormons must love their cheap price so they can save money while giving their KIROfm listeners a pair of substandard shits, just low quality radio, period. Thanks, Mormon bastards!


here's note for the libs here- Stephanie Miller comes on at 6 am on KTLLK am out of Los Angeles.... our mornings here are about as grim as the night time.... who the hell wants to deal with Bryan Suits chirpy, "too cool for school" conceits and militarorama show while fumbing for first coffee? Don't like Suits?...you have the choice between the banal chuckleheads delivering news sports and weather on KIRO fm or Glenn Beck....


sorry KTLK

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