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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April 02, 2010


Obama is a black man

This show must go. It is impossible to understand why these guys persist. The R&D show has no identity and no purpose. Who is listening to this garbage? When you do listen to this show you actually feel stupid.

Hood fails to discuss the fact that the last 2 hours of their broadcast are essentially a re-hash of the first 2 hours. It's a regurgitation of the earlier material. The show reminds me of when the guys worked for free from 8pm to Midnight a few years ago and the last hour was actually taped.

R&D are lazy and for a fact do almost no show prep. They steal material from the typical web sources (i.e Drudge, TMZ, etc). They remind me of the guy at the bar that will never shut up.

I go through every new day hoping to see the famous RIP headline for the boys on good ole' BW. The issues of the day are much too serious for these 4 hours to be flushed down the toilet by KIRO.

chuck says joanie is a liar. (because she lies)

KIRO should dump that show and bring in a national, syndicated, conservative talk host with fire in his/her belly.
We have had more than our fill of live, local radio talk through the years.


How much does KIRO really matter now though?

ed calvert

Please no more political talk shows. Damn near wore out on health care bill and all the other rehashed political jargon

james chan

There is more than enough conservative talk in Seattle.
It would be nice to have another, that would make 2, liberal,to MOR, talk here. The right wing flaps around here ad nauseum.

Obama is a black man

Wonderful Radio on KIRO:

Dave Ross gloating for 3 hours about a god damn fireworks show!


Little Mr. Monson is oviously jealous as Hell of Ross for thinking up the radiothon idea and putting it in motion.....now that it's an incredible success his small man's jealousy is just consuming him..... we all know Dori is a chepass but i think his lack of a donation may just stem from jealousy


Bring back Pat Cashman in the afternoon!


KIRO: dump R&D and get Ron reagan back already.


i've got to stand up and be counted for my boys, Ron and Don....somebody groused here thatthe show isn't about anything...i was listening today to them putting down Bellevue ....Don took a call from a smug ass in Bellevue driving around....Don nailed him as a BMW driver and the guy confirmed...i love the fact that the show isn't really about anything . these guys really can pull off just sitting around joking, gasbagging, Don going into his fits of faux rage ...this is the show that the twerps on TBTL wish they could pull off. but they can't because they aren't funny....or interesting...so hands off my boy Don and his sidekick Ron,,,

Dave (not dave ross)

I also find ron and don entertaining. I keep up on the news but find i need a break from the health care, wall street, political nightmare we are in. As i have said too many times before already people VERY FEW SHOWS COULD OPERATE SUCCESSFULLY IN THE 19 MINUTES OF TALK TIME per hour in which their show lives. the kiro afternoon drive is a chopped up mess of traffic news weather and commercials. Lastly one comment to obamaisablackman: you posted ron and don would be gone by 3/31 last i checked they are still there, however MSN is reporting that obama did check the 'black/negro/african american box when he filled out his census.


I sometimes wonder if the problem with R & D is them or that show is poorly produced. There are moments that the show becomes entertaining, but then it digresses into a Don rant. It lacks structure. Not knowing the background is it because they don't have a strong producer or PD to pull them back went They get our on a limb.

It could just be that with the PD change at KIRO that they have been unsupervised becuase no one knows what to do.

If I was PD I would step up with Ron countering some of the dumb stuff that comes out of Ron's mouth.

Obama is a black man

Dave-not not Dave Ross...

The end for these guys is near. You called me out and were correct. I don't have a specific timetable but my inside sources tell me that about 90 days should do it.

This is an unsustainable show for such an important time slot. There is just so much nonsense that one can listen to. Their schtick might work on KISS FM or some other Top 40 show but it's not suitable for the once iconic KIRO brand.

Is there really talent there? Seems like almost anybosy would be an improvement (i.e. Pate, Prell, Styble, hell even Amy Adams who once had the 9am slot).

The no show prep is obvious. The guys take off days whenever they choose. Last year they yook off a week for a sore throat and played the 'Best of R&D' for five days...now that's an oxymoron.

Sorry guys but the show must go away.


The Ron and don show is awesome . If you don't like it change the channel. The guys have a good time, they actually have fun. That's what's wrong with this country no one wants to have fun.


One thing is common with all your suggestions. Too many white guys. What a bore. It's over. What about somebody with a different perspective? Someone of color? Or, what about "GASP!" a WOMAN? Holy crap, could Seattle handle it? What ever happened to Chris Brecher? What about somebody new? Jesus, stop playing the same old tunes. It's over.

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