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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November 21, 2011



The only use I have, or can see ever having for KVI, is that computer/tech show hosted by Chris Hanis.

74.2 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Oops, almost forgot, I am. . .


Mango Jerry

Don't get your hopes up, Michael. This will be the same dull dry bread as KOMO1000, but it might get the numbers up enough to sell the license to somebody who knows what to do with it.


That's NOT Elisa Jaffe. Maybe her 25 years ago or maybe her daughter...

blathering michael

Ginger: that's the picture that Elisa has chosen for her Facebook page...


But that IS the inimitable Puddin' Pie, of course...


I'm pretty sure Fisher didn't own KVI when it started down the conservative talk radio path in 1991. Back then, it was Golden West, or whatever Gene Autrey's company was called.


Note also that Fisher's e-mail to clients said KVI would be airing "Christmas music" as opposed to "holiday music." Good choice of verbiage if they hope to reconnect with conservative listeners prior to the flip.


Note also that Fisher is doing the same thing they did with Carlson and Schram on KOMO - using personalities they already had under contract (Carlson for KVI, Schram for TV, and now Jaffe for TV), so the new assignment probably costs Fisher little or nothing.

All in all, it sounds a lot like KOMO Radio, except without any content - and that's saying a lot.

Bill Wippel

KVI was once the envy of Seattle radio competition. It has a great signal.There are so many radio stations in the market, Seattle takes almost 2 years to reflect a station's success, ratings-wise. I remember the very first people meter survey. KPLZ was number one. They are certainly not there now. KVI's many format changes appear to be done too quickly. The programmers are probably pushed into making changes before the new format takes hold. The bottom line at Fisher is precarious. Despite their selling the KOMO building, they are still not making a profit. It would seem to me a change has to be made at the top of Fisher, not KVI.


I find the comments in this thread interesting.

Fisher goes and tries something different and what happens? The same old "Fisher sucks" comments.

It wouldn't matter what format KVI went back to...the so-called geniuses here would still pan it.

Give them a LITTLE credit for trying something new, please


What are they doing that is new?

Laura Van Slyck

Fisher tried something new, they tried oldies music in a heritage political talk spot. It was stoopid. Now floating another lifestyle talker in town without hiring anyone interesting is again, stoopid.


I'm glad there will be another choice for morning radio. Not being one for snarky music radio hosts, and bored with KIRO, sick of Glenn Beck's manic and paranoid show, and not able to get KOMO where I live, I hope the new KVI format will make getting going in the morning more enjoyable.

So, Clark Howard is returning to the Seattle market?
Clark Howard has a wonderful consumer advocacy program out of Atlanta.

So, cut out the snarky remarks already.....Okay?

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