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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June 16, 2010



I'll withhold the company name, but our CEO could have taken 1% of his own salary and prevented our wage and 401k freeze or have saved several hundred jobs. but we wouldn't want to inconvenience him. Now they brag about how revenue is up, but there are still no changes down in the trenches.


CEO's don't get to be that by necessarily being 'fair'.


"Survivor" has it backwards. CEOs don't get big pay raises despite overseeing layoffs and pay reductions. They get rewarded because they oversee these things.


Thanks Billy for the definition of 'hyper-local'; as I was under the apparently false impression that it was any blogger who is possessed with any particular local radio talk show host....like you know who.


While I find the questions (real or not) asked of this "Billy Bob" character to be of interest, the answers provided by this unfunny, non-clever columnist are not. "Fats cats" are actually "svelte?" Pathetically lame; a loser in a 5th grade essay contest. If this effort is to continue, why not provide some Actual Information instead of banging out dreck that simply exposes the author as someone to whom comedy is completely foreign?


Aw, BS, don't be such a negative party-pooper! B-B is hilarious! I'm sorry to see you commenting instead of Jennifer Melfi and D'Angelo Barksdale! Hey, maybe BS an alias for Jimmy McNulty...right?? Yo Jimmy!


Fremont, you left out Lady Di...communicating from the Great Beyond, Im guessing.


Let's get down to something serious: What ever became of Jerry Holzinger (every station in Seattle), J.J. Valley (KOL and 'JR)and Bruce Vanderhoof (KOMO)? And,oh yes, Katherine Wise (KOMO), Cecil Solly and Shelby Shuck (both KIRO.


>>B-B is hilarious!<<

If you're IQ is less than your shoe size, that is.

For the rest of us, it's as boring as watching paint dry.


" as boring as watching paint dry." What an ingenious simile, Rob! Is that your own creation?


It helps if you have a developed sense of humor..otherwise these are all probably over your head.


Let's get down to something seriouser: KOMO's Melody Mendez is still uber-hot.

I'm just sayin'.


This Billy Bob character is about as funny as a Phil Johnson fart in the KIRO newsroom.

Puget Sound--for DuffMAN

Dear Billy: I'm not one to question anyone's sincerity or be a cynic, so let me just ask you a question. Would you allow your wife to go for a walk, by herself, at 1 a.m. in Lake Forest Park? Signed, Dingy in Belltown

Dear Dingy: I've forced my wife out of the car in Lake Forest Park many times late at night. But, so far, she’s always found her way back home.

Hey Andrew, it's come to this. Even Billy Bob is making sport of you...LMAO


The Billy Bob column sucks balls. Just sayin' yo.


BB says he's wearing a Speedo. Can't something be done about the two or three guys who wear Speedos at my gym , in the pool area?

Kenny R.

Michael, what are you and Billy Bob drinkin'/smokin' when you make up these names? The column is worth reading just for the noms de plume. Well done. Too bad your trenchant wit is not always appreciated.
Kenny R., Ruby City, WA


Dear BB:

Thank you for answering the Jessica G query! She is just another reason to NOT listen to KIRO. Where do these people come from? I thought the Ron Bailey School of Broadcasting closed long ago.


I didn't know Billy Bob was supposed to be funny. I find Jessica G irritating for the reason that she is always tripping on her words and then going back to correct herself. If she can't read, she shouldn't be on the air. She should learn that sometimes it is best not to go back and correct yourself and hope that most people didn't notice the mistake.


Yeah...like T008.


Jessica G. is terrible. If she wants to be an amateur actress, she needs to find a job at Seattle Childrens' Theatre, rather than practice her skills on the unwilling ears of the ever-dwindling KIRO listeners.


I sort of like Jessica G.

I'll tell you this, she can write rings around this nitwit Billy Bob asshat.

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