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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July 23, 2011


Moral Voice

I would expect that KVI will flip again soon, the numbers are atrocious. Olympia stations that barely make it into Seattle are routinely beating them. The DJ's are terrible. The girl in the morning can't read, and none of them remember how to run a board.


It used to be that the radio business "drove" the culture of the city. You would stop your friends on the way to work and say "...did you hear what Emperor Smith said this morning."
Now its just background and run by MBA types who only know how to read a spreadsheet.

DeSharleen La'Keisha Jackson

The few times I've listened to the "new" KVI, the deejays sound like idiots talking to morons.

Bring back KYAC and Frank P. Barrow!

Tony Soprano's mother (pissed off in Newark)

i don't listen to KVi, buy whats the deal with all the Brooklyn boys hosting the Dr. Pinskys and Dr. Minskys , letting them flack all their new wonder pills in the early morning weekend hours on my tadio. This is just a racket for the Jews.


KVI sounds like it belongs in a 100+ market. Oldies with a dash of personality still works. Too bad Fisher didn't bother to get someone who knows how to work it.

In the meantime, KVI, this advice:
Be Entertaining
Be Informative
Or Be Quiet

Mike Barer

KVI was the original Seattle Mariners flagship station. Perhaps they should change to Sport-talk.

casual observer

Plenty of blame to go around:

1. Fisher Corporate. They've done everything wrong on this frequency including bailing on the one format (conservative talk) that actually had a chance of success in this market.

2. Kent Phillips. He's the programming brains behind the current KVI product. What a mishmash of bad music and horrible mechanics. Plus news at the top AND the bottom of the hour? Really??

3. KVI Management. What's the logic behind informercials in the middle of weekend days? Doesn't really help PPM ratings but at least you have the hourly rate to help cover that fat Bryan Suits contract you're still paying for.

Interlake Dave

Must be a real kick for the kids at Mercer Island high, (home of KMIH), to know they are whupin' a big time city station, like KVI, in the ratings.


KVI 100 + pazarda ait gibi geliyor. Kişilik bir çizgi ile Oldies hala çalışır. Çok kötü Fisher nasıl çalıştığını bilen birisi almak için rahatsız etmedi.

12th Man

If KVI's Ric Hansen were a ring announcer for the WWF/E back in the day, the main event would of been Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. King Kong Bundy in a Steel Cage Match.
I wonder if he's seen Greg Copeland on KING 5 and/or NWCN?

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