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 16, 2010



Oh shit.


Never listened to them...
Of course, now I'd like to hear the show.


I thought it was a success.


If you go up against Dave Ross, he's gonna knock you down. Nine to noon is where other radio hosts go to die.

Renton Maintenance Division

Never knew they were on. Why don’t the stations advertise their lineup? I’ll flip the truck radio to the station in the AM. Just to evaul there goods.


It's Steve Scher with his composting information superhighway that kills everything in the 9-noon. Nobody can compete...


I knew Calvert and Barrick couldn't make this little show perform in that important daypart, even with the support of the owner of this blog.

This kind of programming has never worked. Can't figure out why they didn't put these two on the beach after their failed experiment. Many have been fired for less.


I don't know if it's their marketing strategy or what, but not only had I never heard of these people, but I didn't know they were simulcasting on and I didn't know the commentators had moved. Maybe they should be ad space on this blog ya that would be great.


Oh please.

What a load of crap. nine 2 noon was Calverts way of saving face after they yanked him off the PM drive show. He's a psychophant and impossible to work with. Sending you an e-mail first was his way to spin the story his way. What really happened was that he couldn't slam his little fists and control it the way he tried to control the newsroom when he was "news director". There was no depth at all. How could they go deep in 5 minutes? And where is Nancy's voice in all of this. She just sits back and lets him talk for her. You've been duped. Big time. Go back to Oregon, Calvert. You've been found out.


Kudos on the effort. It sounded interesting. But truth be told, last time I was in Seattle I really needed those service elements and news updates that weren't there between 9 and noon. All news needs to be all news.

Fred Grandy

jprops has it right. Barrick sounded like she was half asleep and Calvert was artificially "bright". It made for unlistenable radio and should have been shelved six months ago.

Time for 5 hours of the 'taters!


Didn't know it existed. I have Dave on at that time.

Steve Johnson

Brian always come across as happy, happy, smiley to me. The pic on Blatherwatch is WAY OLD! He ain't that skinny and when he was on KOMOTV doing weather, UGH.

So JC gets 9 am to Noon and KS gets Noon to 3 pm! How about that! We'll see if they can put a dent in the KIRO FM ratings of DR and DM with their sidekicks....

Now, Blatherwatch....did you see this coming? All you talk about is the impending doom at KIROFM yet nothing has happen yet. What's the next date? Day after Thanksgiving?


I have to admit, lately it seems that if you want to know the future of KIRO, you can safely assume it's the oposite of whatever blatherwatch is reporting.


KIROFM, 710KIRO ESPN, KTTH and KVI are bleeding money. Hood's timing may be off, but he's got it right. The status quo is unacceptable to these media companies.


Peak limit is right on track. These stations need to figure out a way to drastically cut costs and develop a plan to increase ROI. This is not your father's era, it's a new day and old expensive items need to be retired and funds maximized to capture innovative and out coming current technologies. drastic times call for drastic measures. Move on or move over and let the young new generations with their new ideas take over and DO IT NOW. That's how me and my new good friend Tommy feel.


That's too bad for Nancy. She had decades of experience, all the way back to the old KING / KNWX all news days before the Bullitts sold the stations. Sorry to hear about this.

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