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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October 26, 2010



They're just putting him out to pasture. What "Assistant PD" responsibilities are there on a station with one live local host? Will he be calling Rush Limbaugh and critiquing his show? I think not. He's an albatross.


If he was an albatross, they'd ax him like they did Hersholt. No, they think he's still got something to offer B'ville...


Tony's a great guy, likeable personality and they'll use him, I'm sure, to fill in for Bill Radke and maybe Linda when they're on vacation on the morning show. He's a known, non-offensive commodity.


I wouldn't call being named an Assistant PD a "promotion" - Nantuckett is right, Miner's so unoffensive and that's what keeps him employed.


Inoffensive? I can't imagine any newsman worth his salt being anything but.


Congrats to Tony. I have always seen him as an objective news reporter - a rare commodity today.


Did he report on city workers sloughing off on the Internet blogging about the evils of gubmint while at work?


Smart a$$ - He should have reported on Ecoli blogging while on his job, which has been noted numerous times right here.

BTW -I blog only during lunch or breaks.

The Anti-Dori

You take a lot of breaks, KS.


ok Frank Burns


hey Anti-Dori- I have read your blogging sent during the day on numerous occasions too.

LaConner listener

Tony Miner is a pro, and he's just maneuvered a minefield few have survived. Assistant PD is a promotion from anchor, news editor and reporter. Glad to know we'll still be hearing his name and voice. He's a terrible conservative, you know...


Is it just me or does "Assistant PD at KTTH" sound suspiciously like "a big open field where he gets to run around with other Assistant PD's all day."


I like Tony Miner and I'm glad that Bonneville has decided to retain him. The PD could be deciphered to be the consummate professional and dependable one who has always been there to pick up the pieces. Tony has a great radio voice and in my opinion is one who hides his political bias at all times. He is also meticulous about being politically correct in all comments.
KIRO, unlike other stations who seem to be wandering listlessly, is being dynamic in their restructuring efforts and I believe that will pay off big time for them in future ratings.


It's a title and a continued paycheck, but Miner's on-air presence will be dramatically diminished.

Tony will bring experience and ability to KTTH (which, apart from Boze, has no local programming to direct), but for KIRO FM -- a station that's struggling to solidify its position in the market -- taking a seasoned, reliably listenable anchor off the air is a questionable decision.

Speaking of on-air presence: What's with the new Trafic Pixie in morning drive on KIRO FM? She sounds like a high-school cheerleader on nitrous.


I remember listening to Tony Miner when he worked for KING AM back in the 80's. Back then he did occassionaly express his political opinions and they were usually conservative.


Just heard in the same meeting where they announced Tony's new assignment, they also told the staff that these days, "opinion is NEWS". Sounds like a big shift at KIRO. No more pussyfooting around.


I think KIRO's inchoate formats will likely change to reflect this posture.


Oh greate another terrorist of Middle Eastern decent. If the liberal establishment doesn't come up with a better solution then giving them all a hug, more and more people are going to watch FOX News, where they're saying openly "what are we going to do about these Islamic Jihadists?"

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