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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August 17, 2011



And why is he still on the air? Oh, yeah---the PD at KIRO are just star-struck with this former TV star!

Say what you like, Frank Shiers talked about issues and had compelling guests on the air and generated a lot of usable content for the morning news block.

I haven't tuned to Curely in over 6 months at least. How often is he AWOL?


I'll take Frank any day. At least he was sincere, and likable.

Junius T.

I listen in every once in a while. Most of the time lately it won't be John, it'll be some stranger dude in some other city taking topics from the Seattle Times. I listen more to John Gibson and BBC news on KUOW.


Stuck driving home late from work a lot, and it is so annoying that there is no good talk radio in the evenings. What I would give for TBTL to be back, or even some decent right wing bomb thrower to keep my attention. Hell, who knew I would miss "The Producters" or Bryan Suits.

Mike Barer

John beat a man who was dedicated to the City of Sammamish to get the position on the City Council. What is sad is nobody knew his politics when he ran. I think many people assumed that he was a Democrat since he worked at KING.


That's what celebrity status does for you. America's gone Hollywood.

KS blathers for the halibut

I miss Bryan Suits also. However, Bob Rivers has filled that void and he is typically apolitical, but he, Spike, Joe and Jody are entertaining and informative.


Way, way, WAY the fuck Too Much Information. I can't imagine why KIRO would want the ratings of anyone who finds that entertaining. Arbitron doesn't start tracking listeners until they're age six.


Since, "what we miss" is on the table...
I miss Lou Pate!

The bit of Curley I've heard sounds like he's filling time until he moves on to the next thing.
I liked hearing him filling in for Dori those few days...
At least the times I tuned in.


I heard this part of his show, and couldn't believe what I was hearing! Why is this man on the air?

I was a huge Pat Cashman fan, and don't understand why he isn't on the air anymore. Maybe he was just too good and decent for the radio?


In his favor; he takes phone calls. Seems refreshing and very retro.

Dr. McCormick

it only sounds retro on f###ed up 97.3, since they are the only station in existence that has there talk jocks under orders or strong coercion not to take calls. how wonderful that we have the only station in the country with such geniuses for program director and execs. it's comedy for me that Dori actually believes he can fill three full hours with his lame banter, kibbutzing with equally banal and boring Jake. you can tell he welcomes the change and thinks his show is so much better without the callers. i dont know if ross and burbank feel the same way regarding their show but the truth is, none of these kiro shows are better off for scrapping the callers.


Will be very pleased to see him voted off the Sammamish City Council.

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