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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March 08, 2011



Congratulations to Alex! Quite the tweeter, he. Movin' on up...

Kyle Mesherscmitt

Best of luck!! Id move to NY too if I had the option-would be glad to leave this boring drab city

Alex Silverman

Thanks, folks. I can't escape that damn Rush photo....


"boring , drab city".......sounds ike another Lou Pate here......planes trains and automobiles can be accessed 24/7 for your departure, Kyle......why are we consistenly one of the top 4 or 5 vacation destinaiton cities for Americans if we're so boring and drab....nobody believes you....

Radio Queen

Hey, that Rush photo might make you famous some day...or maybe it will be when you're hired to replace Katie Couric down the road. Congrats.

Kyle Mesherscmitt

Tommy008 I was born here and it IS a boring drab city.I have the luxury of having traveled extensively (8 years in the Army)so I can make an objective comparison.

Seattle has never been a top 5 vacation destination.Do you have anything to back that claim up?


You can't blame the guy. It was my dream at his age to work at a three-call radio station and I did it---TWICE! Good luck in NYC.


I was born here and raised here as well, KYle and have been in most of the major cities of the U.S. We'll have to agree to disagree. If you're Forgetting about it's obvious phsical majesty in the e , Seattle WAS drab and boring, about 20 years ago and before that.. It clearly is not that now. Yes i did see Seattle listed on more than one list right up at number 4 or five. I 'm not going to bother to cite you a link- i know i saw the lists, my memory is astounding. Believe me or dont believe me. The different lists are confusing because some of them include only big cities, others mix big cities with natural wonderland type spots, etc. It's common knowledge that Seattle is very popular with the tourists. . What's excitement? the glitzed up cheesy crapola of Vegas? Loud moronic local men in Rome pinching girls' asses? You're right, we certainly don't have that. I guess i dont need a lot of hyped up exctiement- more of a fan of subtle. Very subjective topic but im confident in saying that most people don't share your view. as i said, feel free to leave. This place is certainly not everyone's cup of tea, as Lou Pate reminded us every night with his bitter hatefilled rants about my hometown.


No surprise, Alex Silverman sounds like a pro... although, just about anyone and everyone has a "Golden Radio Voice" when they're sharing the air with Bill Radke. I mean I probably sound more polished when I have to answer my phone at 4:15 in the AM. Bill Radke has a "you, too, could be a morning DJ!" appeal, like a kid who won a raffle and was given six months behind a microphone. Up is Down, greed is good, Dave is Luke, Bill Radke is the Voice of Seattle's morning news.


Is their anyone you do like?
You always complain.

Just asking.
I see the same thing over at your website.

Todd in Parkland

Wrong Andrew, AS.


Yeah I don't have a website, but since you asked, I think Dave Ross, Luke Burbank, Bill Handel, CtoC, most all of the KIRO news staff are great radio - except Dan Restione, specifically, and I believe Tom Tangney and John Curley only need minor tweaking.


And what's wrong with Dan Restione?


Good Points, Tig.

I foresee a real backlash to conservatives coming in 2012.
To that end, I have been very active and doing my part.
I would invite you to my blog--see the referral link on this blog.
By working together, we can defeat the conservative movement.
Northwest Progressive Institute.

Posted by: Andrew | September 05, 2010 at 02:53 PM

You're THAT Andrew? Wow...I'm impressed and proud.

Posted by: sparky | September 05, 2010 at 05:09 PM

Sorry Andrew, I got confused earlier by the posts above.

Bill Handel is a pistol.


Both Andrews post here, non-blog Andrew more often than blog-Andrew. After I posted that, a correction was made by Bla'M. You should update your rolodex.


Good Luck Alex. Have to agree with the above Dan Restione is the worst. Thinks he's interesting. He's not. Curley has been a surprise, not bad but always better when he's paired up with someone. I want to like Radke but so far have not been impressed. Thomas dances circles around him and she'd be a better driver while he should be in the backseat of the show.


AMEN, No BS! Thomas is the pro. Radke is the sidekick.


Dan Restione basically provides nothing of value to society, while obviously taking some amount of value out of it, in trade for shitty, poorly produced food reviews, which are completely invalid all the same. There is a such things as a bad movie, poor acting, or a rehashed script. Tom Tangney's movie reviews aren't completely useless, but food and music are 110% subjective. A wine that is too sweet for one person might be too dry for another. Some people hate rap, other people own hundreds of rap LPs... and so on.

So here's this presumably less than fit guy stuffing himself with salty restaurant shit, proclaiming this or that about it in a snobbish, smug, but most importantly, objective tone.

His blog writing is verbose, sloppy and unfocused, as if it were written by a guy who might have lied in the job interview and claimed to have some kind of communication or english or creative writing degree, when in reality this person was spending his early 20's on a mission to hit every Wendy's in the greater Seattle area, while lecturing the victim in the passenger seat about the virtues of a square beef patty.

I'm not even kidding, he sounds like a kid at the controls. He must have good connections because I've never heard such an inferior product live as long as his. Maybe he has a Peter Weisbach deal and pays KIRO to let him work.

Wanna play Monson in a Minute, Bruce?

I think there's a child in that balloon. Somebody call the police. (And TMZ.)


Alex, best of luck to you in NYC and a happy and successful career.


I don't know about the rest of you, but if I wanted to work for a CBS O&O, I'd want to be at KCBS, not WCBS...

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