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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Pete

Amazed they didn't include the ad that stirred up a lot of controversy at the station's launch - they produced an ad ahead of the launch that made "The Mountain" sound like it was a new movie coming out, and successfully got the ad played on KZOK (among others, IIRC). The joke was on KZOK et al when "The Mountain" turned out to be a new competitor. There was a giveaway, too: the tag line of the ad was "The Mountain is OUT on [date]," which was a phrase - the mountain is out - unique to Seattle, not Hollywood.

Mysterion

For a long time my radio was perma-tuned to KMTT as far as music listening.

Have started listening to the station again recently after having spent some time in classic rock land (KZOK), and these days The Mountain sounds like it's being run by androids. With the exception of Marty in the afternoon, the station just sounds like a bland juke-box. Last Saturday night it was just song-station promo-song-station promo all night. No DJ or personality or nothing. You can get that on an Ipod. Without the promos. And Sean seems to have disappeared from the weekdays. It's just John Fisher all morning/early afternoon. And in the morning he sems to only exist as pre-recorded drop-ins.

Sad. The Mountain used to have a really fun mix of music and personality. the DJs were a real part of the mix without being intrusive, and the music selection was pleasantly ecelectic.

OSK

This will explain the current situation at KMTT:

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?topic=201708.0/

KS

When KMTT first came on, it reminded me of KINK - Portland with the PC format, music, etc. Crow and West changed it up a bit - BTW, the Tom Brokaw impersonator heard was John Curley. He used to do it also on the Pat Cashman show back in the late 90's.

Marty Reimer is back after more than one year's absence and my favorite part is usually the 7:20 and 5:20 funnies.

Mysterion

OSK - thanks for the link. Very informative. Sad, but informative. I guess I just need to accept the fact theat the FM music radio I grew up listening to is pretty much gone for good.
*sigh*

OSK

I check in at Radio-Info every week or so and usually find something interesting (but I do check Blatherwatch EVERY week!).

Mike Barer

Your Old Seattle Radio Saturday is a "must read" feature for me.

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