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
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  • 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 18, 2011



if they brought on Adam Carolla, then they would have something !

Otherwise, I'll react when it happens.


Hey, I remember all that old music KVI is playing. It's what they were playing on "Solid Gold!" oldies stations when I was a kid.


I know I am in the teeny minority that likes to listen to oldies, especially from the 60s. Im sorry they are taking away the one thing that makes a Seattle radio station a little different. If they go to the format you envision, then they are just another low quality AM station with no reason to listen. There are dozens of mediocre talk stations with low ratings. Why can't they offer something for a different demographic? No wonder radio is dying.

Puget Sound Blathers

I sure would love to have some Kirby in the morning, Carlson in the midday and Suits in the afternoon.


Do they still have Suits under contract?


Suits and Corolla - a winning combination. Oops - i need to pinch myself - this is KVI and the Seattle radio market.


Looks to me like Fisher is devoting about the same level of expertise planning the flip to the all new KVI talker that they did to hatching oldies KVI. It's what we used to call "about a year's worth."

12th Man

See if KVI can bring Kim Komando, Larry Kudlow & Bob Brinker back to Seattle weekend radio. I'd like to hear KVI add The Motley Fool Show to their line-up. Not to mention Real Estate Today w/Gil Gross. Furthermore, i'd like to hear KVI air The C.A.R. Show. I'd also like to hear KVI air The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. As far as TOH Network News Goes, KVI can air NBC News Radio from 3AM-7PM Mon.-Fri. while ABC News Now from ABC News Radio nights & weekends. Note that NBC News Radio is from Dial Global Radio Networks.


12th Man- your wish list is a pipe dream. Kim Komando is already on KTTH. Bob Brinker might be in the realm of possibility though.

Don't forget, this is KVI, Fisher Broadcasting. Unless actually do some strategic planning for once, these ideas will all fly over their heads.


Now, where the hell will Gina and I go to hear ? and the Mysterians?


The flip is confirmed - Fisher ad reps sent out letters to advertisers.

The format won't be conservative or liberal talk - it'll be "lifestyle talk".

Mark Christopher and Elisa Jaffe will be on the morning show, and the rest will be "safe" syndication like Clark Howard.

The flip happens 1/3/12.

Bob Nelson


>>lifestyle, health, local and entertainment news. We anticipate the core audience will be adults 35-64. Hosts Mark Christopher and KOMO 4 TV’s Elisa Jaffe will start out the day with 'Sunrise Seattle,' (a Good Morning America-type program) and other hosts including Clark Howard, Phil Hendrie (comedy-oriented), The Buzz featuring Scott Carty, and a WSJ Daily Wrap will inform and entertain listeners.


The new KVI sounds more middle of the road - which is seriously lacking in this radio market. Clark Howard is good informational and so would Bob Brinker.

Hendrie is so-so/why does he feel compelled to make up interviews when there's so much crap out there that would qualify as "you can't make this stuff up". He tries to set himself apart by creating his own characters, but compromises quality in doing that, IMHO.

Puget Sound Blathers

Lifestyle talk...jeez, if they want to go that route why not put on Ghost to Ghost, and best of Art Bell.

Brinker is fine on the weekend, but gimme a break: Clark Howard? Anyone excited about Phil Hendrie?

Why is it that Seattle can ably support TWO local Sport Talk Radio Stations and the local Talk Radio market is limping along.


Fisher Broadcasting is ready to lay another egg ? Replace Phil Hendrie with Bryan Suits and they might get a rating of higher than 0.3. For oldies, try KJR-FM 95.7 and the morning show with Bob Rivers is the best local one around.


Bryan Suits? Pleeeze...so turn of the century Iraq invasion dated.... pure irrelevance and angry white guy posing... if KOMO had any balls they would bring aborad the new Tom Leykis Show, debuting the first week of April 2012, when his 3 year contract with CBS runs out.......h




I'd take Adam Carolla over Leykis any day. Hendrie - not an intellectual listen, to be sure...


Well, if KVI is looking for a board-op for phones/contests/show-prep since talk is apparently back...im ready and able to handle the reins again. KVI has my number!


Phil Hendrie is the greatest comedic talent in the history of radio, but his best work is most likely behind him. IMHO he never quite got his groove back after "retiring" in '06 and then changing his mind a year or so later. Still, I welcome his return to the Seattle market. He's always at least interesting.


i donb't want to keep having to search through other radio station a-philiates to hear Steve Bozell crying and whimpering on the air. Hendrie's master's touch is coming back, with some of his recent bits approachuing the hilarity of his glory years.


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