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.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2005


« Watching the seisomograph at KIRO... again | Main | Willy cunningham to do talk radio from 'speaker boehner's' office »

August 31, 2010



Another Blatherwatch Source. We have heard that before


What would BW talk about if KIRO disappeared?


All thats left is KOMO. But dont think Tom Huytler or Bill Yeend generate as much excitement. BW could talk about Sports radio since that is "talk" radio. But Liberals dont like sports that much.


Listening to R&D analyze the President's speech will be the equivalent of a pre-schooler's finger paint art.

Stinkweed Moholohan

"Our plan actually expands news coverage and analysis even in the face of the economic realities we face," Deseret News CEO and President Clark Gilbert told The Associated Press.

Wow! Talk about spin. I'm all for trying to paint an optimistic face on any business development. But, you shit-can 85 workers and then have the balls to say you're increasing news coverage?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

But Liberals dont like sports that much.

Pablos, got any evidence for that, or are you just pulling it out of your ass? Bla'M doesn't care for sports, but there are plenty of us who do. I went to college on an athletic scholarship, and in that limited universe of the fellow jocks I knew, you couldn't generalize about them, either - let alone the fans.

Fred Grandy

Guess the Right must be behaving itself these days if the best this blog can do is re-hash KIRO layoff stories.

Apparently ol' Hood forgot about "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "Chicken Little".

Obama is a Black President

Pablos, By the looks of KIRO FM’s numbers, no one has much appreciation for sports talk.


KIRO sports is on the AM dial Obama is a (not very good) Black President (but like Obama, the are not doing too well at all)


KIRO will not disappear. Hood's correct, there will be a reckoning, but it may not be until after the November book. Ron & Don ARE NOT the no.1 talk show in Seattle.

Obama is a black man

You have been fooled again.

The speech tonight by the President suggesting that we're all done in Iraq is incredulous.

When will America wake up and realize that the deterioration of our country accelerates.

The lies, deceit and general ignorance continue.

The experiment has failed.

Obama is a Black President

Thanks for the correction Chuck S. By the way since Dave Ross shed light on your hypocrisy you don’t seem to be doing so well yourself. Your posts seem very mean spirited of late.

Obama is a Black President

OIABM, do you think you will convince others of your propaganda by jealousy? Another sad case of ODS.

Obama is a black man

Propanganda? The decline of the socieoeconomic system as we know it is well underway and you, Hood and others merely watch.

I'm not worried about myself. I am more than comfortable. My concern rests in the America that we leave for future generations. I am a wealthy self-made man. The opportunities presented to me during my lifetime are rapidly diminishing for the youth of today.

It's an old cliche but so very accurate-It's time to take our country back. The experiment has failed.

Obama is a Black President

Calm down old man. Take two teaspoons of Pepto-Bismol and get some sleep. I’m sure your ODS will subside.


I replayed the last minute or two of Dave Ross’s show from yesterday, just to make sure I heard correctly. They (Ross and Burbank) were discussing the results of a study that suggest moderate drinkers outlive those who don’t drink.

Ross commented that he couldn’t drink that much and would have to start drinking at work and then added, “But the nice thing is, now that you’re here, if you look here, and you notice that I’m not visible because I’m under the table – you can just jump in now, before we have to run a tape.”

Maybe this is one of the speculated imminent changes.


It's too bad, isn't it, that OIABM didn't start worrying about all this when it actually started happening. For Democrats, taking our country back is what we did in 2008.


I think Dave and Luke have a nice rapport. I'm not sure about full-time teaming but I like their banter. I still enjoy listening to Dave's take on the world and current events. City, state and national - he talks about everything. There's no whining like Dori. And I don't always agree with him but I listen because he's reasonable.

Obama is a black man

Sorry Ph(J)oanie to remind you of the historical fact that the Democrats have essentially been in charge since the 2006 midterm landslide elections.

Mike Barer

I would put Dave and Dori on mid day to debate. That would be something to listen to.

Plain Jane


JessicA Gottisman just asked Dori Monson if Dori is a girl's name !

Dori chuckled and said it was a manly Icelandic name.

Hood must be LOL.

Arty Ziff

Dave Ross should seriously be thinking of an exit plan. He's the only talker at KIRO worth listening to anymore, which means Bonneville almost certainly has his pink slip already lined up at the ready.

I stopped listening to KIRO last year. The two morons know as Ron and Don could be ignored, but I just couldn't take Dori and his bile-filled ranting anymore. There was a time when Dori was fun, but the rabid hate got old quick, and the move to FM was the last straw for me. I'm *NOT* a hard-core "lib-er-roll", but I just couldn't take the hate.

For talk, I mostly listen to KOMO with some of UW's talk to round things out.


Bill McMahon is consulting that place--odds are Ron and Don will be hosting the morning show soon.


the Democrats have essentially been in charge since the 2006 midterm landslide elections.

Oh, so all that corruption, deregulation, and Lehmann Brothers-Goldman Sachs-WAMU chicanery started in 2006 under the ever-watchful eye of "mission-accomplished-executive-order-by-the-hundreds-top-gun-totin'-"king-of-deregulation"-frat-boy Bush? Why those nasty Republican-loving dems. Damn those dems!

Oh, don't fergit that other Dem - Hank Paulson - the mastermind behind all this chicanery.

He's a Republican you say? My, my. Do tell.

Obama is a black man

Sorry Ph(J)oanie but here's another historical fact for you.

The Obama Administration is stacked with the most ex-Goldman Sachs personnel than any previous administration (please see link):


Response please.


That may be correct and I"m willing to admit it. Why can't you ever admit when your side fucks up?

And I didn't vote for the same. Geithner and Summers should be gone.

Maybe your side will quit fucking everything up when your side gets some integrity. We dems are tired of cleaning up your parties. And Obama hasn't done a "Heck of a good job" but then few dems are saying he has.

Continue the blame game if you must but try to get it right this time.

The comments to this entry are closed.

April 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

Tip Jar

Change is good

Tip Jar

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    pacific nw talk stations

    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
    • KIROFM 97.3
      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.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • KVI am 570 KHz
      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.
    • KTTH am 770 KHz
      Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
    • KLFE AM 1590 kHz
      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
    • KOMOAM
      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
    • KKOL am 1300 KHz
      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....