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 19, 2010



sounds to me like the weekends at KIRO were 20 yrs ago with weekend northwest with another weather guy Rick Van Cise


Yeah, I agree, Rich. Wasn't anything wrong with that either. KIRO was great. Can they be great again? Heard Lisa Brooks in for Larry Sunday too. She's a pro. I'd like to hear her every day. Smart, friendly, with a great voice.

dale from albuquerque

We miss Larry here in Burque...he was the best of the bunch.


yes, Lisa does have a great voice!!

KIRO vet

Swapped Lisa for Jane Shannon - kind of a push. They're both pros, and great. Nice people too. Glad they demoted Hersholt, and pulled the plug on Vandervort. Dave and Dori have the midday locked up, not sure if they can change that. Bet they're wishing Dave would retire. KIRO needs something to get them going again.

Obama is a black man


Kirby Wilbur substituting for Dori!



Yes OIABM, I'm listening and I'm very surprised at his improved diction clarity of speech. Wonder if he took my suggestion and got voice/radio lessons (ala: Ron Bailie School Of Broadcast type). He definitely sounds better and lends credence to my guess that we may soon find him permanently on KIRO in some capacity.


looks like he lost a bit of weight


If Phil The News Junkie is gone forever then why does he still have a comment page on the KIRO web-site?


Yeah, Ryder I'm not grasping that, either? May be the Show is history but they let him have a blog, etc...sort of like they're doing with Luke Burbank and TBTL?...don't understand that one too??


KOMO's Nine to Noon has an "edge"? Are you smoking crack? She sounds like she's 90 and he sounds like he's lecturing to a nursery school class. Unless the edge comes with pablum and Ensure, you're hearing something I can't fathom.


Couldn't have said it better myself, BrianBT.

Ted Smith

From the St. Paul address on KOB-TV's license, it appears that the station is still owned by Hubbard.

Hubbard was well-known in the past as a highly professional operation, but firing someone by phone is really low-class. I guess that the lawyers have taken over.

Pat Pollard

I like None to Noon on in the background of my day. Edge? probably not. they have a wider range of information than KOMO does for the rest of the day, and unlike the Munson Show, None to Noon doesn't make me want to throw the radio at my wife.


Glad to hear Hersholt was demoted. He sounds increasingly insecure, always trying to get the last word and pitifully laughing at his own corny jokes. I don't think 9 to noon has an edge but it does break from the too often repeated news. Brian Calvert and Linda Thomas would sound good together if it's supposed to be a social media show.

12th Man

I remember when KIRO's Saturday Morning News use to go until Noon, but nowadays it goes until 9. I sure miss KNWX. I'd like to hear both KIRO-FM & KTTH-AM become the Cougs new Westside flagship stations. Furthermore, i remember when Wayne Cody had a Sea Gal on named Keri Kangas on a 1983 broadcast of Sportsline & i wanted to call in & talk to her, but my mom wouldn't let me. I would of loved it if Kangas(now Scarff)took me to Canada to see the Canucks play or to a Mariners game when they were in the Kingdome.

John Doe

In response to 12th Man's comment, it's time that there was a Facebook page dedicated to former Sea Gals.

Hawk Fan

I'm sure that Kangas remembers when NBC(who would carry the Seahawks almost every week from 1977-97 when NBC had telecast rights to the National Football League's AFC package in which Seattle was in the AFC West)use to have the Major League Baseball Game of the Week on Saturdays during Baseball season when NBC had Baseball before losing it to CBS following the '89 season. Fox has the National Pastime nowadays. I wonder if she watches the NHL on NBC? I'm sure she remembers when NBC had the NBA from 1990-2002.

12th Man

It's too bad that KIRO never gave Kangas her own show.

Hawk Fan

If then-Sea Gal Keri Kangas had taken me to Baltimore to see the Mariners play the Orioles, we could of tried one of those Eskay Orioles Hot Dogs.

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      Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
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      Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits. Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
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