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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April 14, 2011



I don't know much about Brown but you can bet her being a woman makes her a much riper target.


There goes the only black mail in Seattle media-token weatherman Steve Pool


Poole is safe. He's not a woman, so he can appear on KOMO past age 40.


They HAVE been stoopid. Maybe they should be broken up and the good pieces sold to companies like Clear Channel. Stoopid shouldn't last long in the marketplace


Steve Pool is one of Seattle's most beloved TV personalities...
My issue with him these days is that all of the other guys around him are letting their hair go grey while Steve now looks like he's wearing a jet black spray painted, snug knit cap...
It's ridiculous.
Fisher spends way too much on Steve's hair and not enough on it's KOMO radio website.
Dan Lewis, of course...
Now he has a world class head of hair that can compete with ANY other throughought the cosmos.
(and you can quote me on that)

dave (not dave ross)

I will say this for John Curley, the show seems to be improving, (when hes there) and he has been taking unscreened phone calls. They are regular callers at times, but real phone calls all the same, imagine that on KIRO!

Bill Wippel

Fisher Broadcasting local holdings exhibit the last vistage of hometown ownership. Facts are facts. But they should be taken in context. Most broadcast properties have lost tremendous value in the past 30 years. (2 AM's sold last week in WA for $25,000!) Many are so much in debt it is hard to imagine such circumstances when I started in broadcasting 61 years ago.

Because of the internet, neighborhood blogs, I-pods, blackberries, etc., the competition for viewing/listening is severe. Cable was a threat to local TV (Remember KOMO TV's battle with one cable company that kept them off their air?) and now radio's audience is diminishing rapidly as well. God only knows what holds next. The sitiuation at Fisher Broadcasting is about shareholder value. Many of their stockholders have not yet seen a return of their investment made years ago. Our economy will not recover for years. The time for change appears very much a reality. The group from B.C., if it is successful, will sell off the broadcast properties and keep the real estate. At least that is what I am told. In order to make money, the buyer of the broadcast properties would have to cut staff and broadcast services. KOMO4 and KOMO Newsradio are priorities at my household. I would hate to see the change. However reality says it may very well happen.

John DeRosa

She's terrible.


This has to be the nearly perfect CEO to a certain poster on this blog. The only thing that might move her to perfect would be if she were a minority.
She is a powerful officer in a corporation, female and not only does she not make a profit, she looses huge amounts of money for the evil corporation and their greedy rich investors.


my God, still playing the gender card, Joanie, 11 years into the new century. Really weak. Pathetic......Dave, did you hear Curley last night.....have to give him a hand for taking calls, Dori thinks he needs no calls, he's so interesting to listen to,......the main thing that stood out was his mention of having a role on one of the soaps just snnounced to be folding, back in the early 80's.... i think it was Al My Children.....he played the roommate of the young male hunk of the show at the time. After a few weeks they changed the plot so that the hune dropped out of college, and Curley was written into the script...very weird to hear him throw this bit of info out without any furhter explanation....to get apparently a speaking part of i assume at least a few lines, on one of the soaps at such a young age is a big deal....was this guy an aspiring actor back then? it almost seems he had to be completley into acting to get the part over all the competition....was this part in the soap a promising career opener that only proved to be a heartbreaking false start as his nascent acting career petered out into an aborted nothing? Is the fact that he doesn't care to really let us in on this chapter of his life stem from embarrassment over being a failed actor?.....this is the kind of crap you expect from Curley - throwing some surprising or startling piece of personal info out with no back story included sfterwards......what a goon... oh by the way- i was on All my Childern in 1982.....of course you were John everybody was back then...it was just what college kids did..


sorry should have red - "and Curley was written out of the script"


Does anybody read Tommy?


haha Dear, yes it's true.......oh BR , so glad you called- Sparky and I were just discussing the blog.......does anyone even bother to read Tommy anymore, those long pieces with the misspellings and .....yes BR oh my i'm laughing yes...what a truly horrid little man, this Tommy008 fellow ,,...more tea, Sparky?....haha the sparkler did a funny drawing today BR ,sketching out what she thought Tommy really looks like...sitting there typing in his underwear or good god with his underwear....im sorry BR? ...WHAT?...OH GOD YES..more like it...hohoho. yes i know dear..we are truly some superior, special folk... Tommy just endorsed the vulgar cretin Donald Trump.....one of my evil, superior WHITE MEN WHOSE DEATH I CHEER FOR AND PRAY FOR EVERY DAY. IF WE COULD JUST GET THESE BASTARDS TO DIE OFF...sorry to shout in your ear, BR- i just lost it momentarily... did i tell you about our new neighbors?..the husband sells RV's ! yes yes I know BR .....HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF ANYTHING MORE ASININE...an RV salesman...no im not joking BR.. A COARSE COMMON CAR SALESMAN actually in my neighborhood, within the Seattle city limits, not out in Midway or Fife or some such white trash hangout....oh they're the worst BR.. Chuck the husband says the most vulgar harsh things.. his views are truly disturbing...god i wish they'd move out....haha...yes BR...oh my yes......

KPTK plays no commercials, only PSA's.

They deserve it for putting a broad in charge, women can't handle money well.

Puget Sound

Does anybody read Tommy?

Posted by: joanie | April 15, 2011 at 09:03 PM

answer: joanie, without fail.


No, actually, that's the point - the one you usually miss. I can't get through him so was wondering if anybody else can.

Always explaining to you. Just like the old times.


So if a CEO is a woman, they should be allowed to ruin a company? It's argument like that which truly hold back equality. I wouldn't hire a woman if I was worried that she might play the gender card to excuse a lack of effort and creativity.

Bevis Building Maintenance

"Did i tell you about our new neighbors? The husband's an RV saleman." hahaaha what a High-larious spoof of Joanie blathering away on the phone while serving tea to Sparky....check it out folks about four posts abovr me......good job Tommy......

Jovita is Tommys friend

Tommy talkin to yourself with another name thingire is pretty funny but also kind of pathetic. We all read what ya wrote. If we think its worth repeating, we will!

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