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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June 02, 2011



Well put, Michael "the real world of radio doesn't have tenure" is such a true and well stated axiom. Dude you need to move on, move on little doggie move on. Hahaha


If I were a weather professor who wanted to take time on the air during 'weekday' to talk about the UW, I'd ask the host if they could pencil it in as a topic for which I'd be the guest, and then I might have 20 minutes plus to talk about how the local govt. is destroying education, and they might even bring in a second guest who disagrees with my viewpoint to make for a more enlightening debate. And since I'd have had long standing good will with the host, I would expect some genuine consideration. That would be the proper procedure, you know, just in case this was a mystery to anybody.


214 pounds of shit in a 142 pound bag.


Cliff Mass needs to take it to the next level! File a lawsuit against KUOW!

Cliff M. Ass

Him expecting the host to be fired is as absurd as thinking KIRO would fire Jane Shannon & Gregg Herscholt for having their tiff exposed on Blatherwatch. Long-standing hosts ain't gonna be canned, my friend.


There was never any tiff, but...never mind.

Hey, KTTH has a sports department! They are broadcasting the NBA Finals! Who knew???

(Actually they had their ass in a sling---KIRO AM is, of course, obligated to carry the Mariners---but as an ESPN affiliate, they are also obligated to carry high-profile ESPN Radio coverage---so they just shlep it onto KTTH.)


Sounds like win/win for Bonneville...


He's got bupkis for a lawsuit. He was fired for cause... oh, that's right- he had no contract because he wasn't getting paid.


Hey JimF. Did you hear the big announcement on 710 today? They gleefully revealed that KTTH will be carrying all the WSU Football and Basketball games. With the Huskies on KJR and the Storm now on KPTK, is there the possbility of all 4 (or at least 3 since the Storm plays a shorter season) broadcasting a game at the same time? Who says Seattle is a sports wasteland? Not on our radios!


He could file for mental anguish?

Cliff Mass

I really appreciate your advice, I truly do. But you have the facts wrong and you don't seem to understand my motivations. If you really want the facts, give me a call...your appreciative friend, cliff mass




Cliff, on a related note, you can't expect to get your job back after trash talking KUOW. There is no tenure in radio--let it go.

Cliff Mass

I have a job..UW professor. This was a volunteer gig and I can do that on other radio stations, if need be. Or my blog. This is about principles..about the values of a public radio station run under the control of my real employer..the UW...cliff


Sounds like he has let it go.

Coils has become the blog thought police - go visit Venezuela or Cuba and let us know how you like totalitarian dictatorships that are filled with thought police.


Ok KS. I get to have an opinion. You're a fine one to mouth off about geo politics.


If you have a job cliff, move on. Principles mean nothing if Steve Scher is not allowed to exercise his once in a while.


Professor Mass, I trust you are well. Where will you be heard in the future?


Describing KUOW as being "under the control" of the UW is inaccurate. UW owns the FM license, but UW isn't involved in the operations of the station. Mr. Mass doesn't seem to get this basic point.


Principles mean nothing if Steve Scher is not allowed to exercise his once in a while.

Posted by: Coiler | June 03, 2011 at 09:58 PM

WTF ? Principles always mean something. Saul Alinsky would have said what you just did.

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    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
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      Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
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      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
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      Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits. Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
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      Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
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      Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
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      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....