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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September 01, 2010



What is the deal with the Jessica/Dori happy chats that have been muddying his show of late? Their banter so so so grating. Is Kiro management trying to make all of its shows tag teams? Dave & Luke and Dori & Jessica to go with Ron and Don?


Any amount of displacement is better than none at all.

Plain Jane

I detect an on-air affair between these two. Listen carefully at the flirtatious inuendos.

David Tatelman

Naw, she wouldn't want a little weasel like Dori.


Dori fan here... Jessica's "whispery voice" does irritate me a bit during the news, but I actually do like the exchanges going on with her and Dori. She's smart and doesn't hold back on her opinion.
Makes for good chemistry.
It's reminds me of the Howard Stern / Robin Quivers banter and I remember hearing Jessica say a few weeks back that she worked on the news team for the Howard Stern show.
Maybe Dori will start bringing in strippers and crazy people.
(insert Ted Nugent jokes here)
Not sure what to make of Luke Burbank hanging out with Dave.
It's good to hear him once a week like Carl Jeffers and Tom Tangney, but every day?
Ron and Don just simply have to go.
No preference for where they go, as long as they... Just... Go.


Well, in Icelandic Dori is usually a guy's name. But what he's not explaining is that his full Icelandic family name is Dori Jonssdaughter.

Arty Ziff

Dori and Jessica, eh? Is there a tasty rumor to go with that?

So Dori is a manly name, eh? Only if you've had a sex change...



There's no such thing as a manly icelandic name.


LMAO @arty. I hadn't made the connection between "Dori" and the Finding Nemo character. For anyone who's seen the movie that'll be a hard one to shake...


hahahaah can you imagine that selfrighteous little prude having an affair? hahahahaa that's rich. this guy Monson is the biggest priss in town.


I hear disdain for her in his voice. He doesn't like being counterdicted by a woman. Reminds him of home where he's outnumbered by them.

Emile Flournoy



I bet he asked her to ask him about his name. That way he could retort to BW without the shame of actually admitting that he reads us.


"Newsie" is a good description of JG. She certainly is not a Reporter. She most likely was a Drama major in college rather than a Journalism major. Now she is biding her time at KIRO until someone brings back radio dramas. It will be a while.

She and Dori make a lovely couple.


Actually I now feel Dori is Iceland's Ambadassador to the Puget Sound. Both Iceland and Dori share a love of open government, vigorous debate and individualism. Quite frankly we need Dori Monson running the place...

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