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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October 24, 2011



Truth. It is all truth.


Preach it. Ra-men.


Sad but true, blathering michael tells it like it is. My man Dori RULES the airwaves and can't really focus on him any more than this blog already does. So, other worthy topics arise and fall. Ho hum.


Mainly true. Seems like there is a cumulative burn-out from talk radio. Seattle has become a dead spot for it and maybe it is because it is one of the most cynical markets. Portland is better for variety and maybe even Spokane is.

The Original Andrew

At first Dave seemed like he was having trouble stooping down to Luke's level, but today he was a natural. He's getting the hang of things.

james chan

Original Andrew nailed it. Dave was the only source of listening pleasure on KIRO. Now he is almost the passive dori. His co-snarking about the OWS protestors, goading 'conversation with 'some say' rhetorical questions for luke to riff off. He has actually struck a wimpier nerve of annoyance that dori naturally embodies..
curley is consistently and totally unlistenable.

daily libtard listener

Dave and Luke: Engaged and witty conversation between people who read and are actually reasonably intelligent. Their show is *way* better than conventional talk radio, because neither host is faking outrage, and there are no callers to be idiot foils for the hosts.

Of course it's not as high brow as KUOW because they don't tend to have interesting guests, but in the end it is much more entertaining.

The Original Andrew

Ya I'm not saying Dave has dumbed himself down, rather he's figured out how to be snarky on the radio. He had been proper and composed for so long that he seemed stiff when originally paired against hipster Luke, but that was cool too, they were like an odd couple.

Now they seem to riff more naturally, but it's still great listening because they come from different generations and backgrounds, and have very different personalities. It's fine radio, and I'll be sad when it ends.


Is there really an audience of young(er) listeners? Who the hell cares anymore about talk radio? I've been a listener of Dave Ross for over 20 years. I still like Dave for about 45 minutes with Luke.

Showing my age here, but Pat Cashman was my favorite.

Oh well, time marches on, and I'm following the clean-up crew.

The Original Andrew

Now that they're on FM you can pretty much trip over them.


"I......live in the Seattle area.....yet I BROADCAST in Los Angeles."
Gene "Bean" Baxter of the #1 Kevin and Bean Show 106.7 KROQ FM.

BTW- the demo follows the content. The myth of "the kids don't listen" is disspelled by the Adam Carolla Show's page views.

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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.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      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....