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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September 03, 2011


Mike Barer

Rumor has it that there is an additional chapter meeting in heaven.

jon perdue

Wow, actual talent. Sad to see whats become of radio.

Burl Barer

I love getting together with the O.F.C., and yes, every year there are fewer of us..we are becoming a rarity. I am personally proud to be included in "the collectors edition of first class talent from the glory days of incredible radio in the great pacific northwest." And while Lan, Jerry, and others have gone to the R&R Convention in the great beyond, when the OFC gets together, it's as if they are still with us.....because we keep using their material.


Incredible era of dynamic personalities, amazing raw talent and a fraternity of real American good-ol-boys. Thank you Michael for a nostalgic respite to these confusing radio times.

Bill Wippel

Thank you Bill Taylor for your amazing scrapbook of memories. Bill Wippel (KOL, KIXI, KIRO)

Bill Wippel

Further info: not intended to compete with the O.F'sC., some of us are meeting Sept. 22, noon, at The Lake City Elks. Frosty Fowler has promised to be there. Best, Wip


OT but does anyone know what the deal is with Tony Miner's announced move to KGMI some months back, and his subsequent return to KIROfm (or did he ever actually leave?} where apparently he has his old job back......

just jake

For radio-loving folks, Seattle was the place to be in the 1960s and 1970s. Teens had KJR and KOL; adults had KVI, KIRO, KOMO, KING [before format change to rock].

Btw, did the "Drake format" of time and temp and no-personality ever infect Seattle radio? Did KING's rock format resemble Drake's?


I don't remember a rock format on KING. But I'd love to run in to you all at The Coins - my favorite place. Anyone remember when the Steak Sinatra included Mia?

Nice to see you looking so good.

merely mel

I forget exactly when, and for how long, KING-am went rock--late 1960s, early 1970s?

I recall China Smith; did Big Jim Martin [RIP] work overnites? I vaguely recall a "Drake-ish" format, esp compared to the distictive format and personalities on KOL and KJR, not to mention the pre-rock KING personalities like Al Cummings, Frosty Fowler, etc.


Buzz Barr was the program director during KING's rock period, and Big Jim Martin did afternoon drive.

escort İstanbul

KING bir kaya biçimi hatırlamıyorum. Benim en sevdiğim yer - Ama ben size Paraları tüm çalıştırmak isterdim. Steak Sinatra Mia dahil, herkes hatırlıyor musun?


Steak Sinatra? yummmmm.


Hey escort..
Bin deve Pire, kendi yolunu kendi iç çamaşırı bulabilirsiniz.

Seth Buchanan

I tip my hat to these old farts. It's been a long time. -- Seth Buchanan (KTAC, KZOK)

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