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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January 03, 2012





I received this email this afternoon:

Dear Itchy;

We've launched a fund-raising drive here at Melody Ranch so that Pat Buttram and I can try to re-purchase KVI radio and restore some sanity to the airwaves.

In the meantime, if anyone is in the Los Angeles area can you please stop by Forest Lawn Cematery and bring a shovel, some rope and several spikes. I need to configure some type of netting so that I will stop spinning in this fucking grave.


Mr. Gene Autry


HA, that's good Itchy


listened to the Wall Sreet recap for a gew hours...not bad, not bad. upbeat, informative,....they repeat taped segments though, round and round, so if you listen for more than an hour youre going to be hearing them again. cant stand clark howard,,,,love imus and hendrie, who are coming up at ten. two out of three aint bad. ill catch elisa jaffe tomorrow morning. She has to be better than sarcastic sourpuss Bryan Suits.

Ronny Alstead

My grandma would have loved Scott Carty, but she died in 1980. What an incredibly boring, lifeless man.


Ronny: Excellent observation. My grandma, too, would have liked Scott Carty. But she died in 1958. Scott is to talk radio what Lawrence Welk was/is to rock.

I'm sure he's a very nice man and has some talent. But the segments I've heard so far are so incredibly bland and vanilla I feel like I'm watching a Saturday Night Live parody of a milquetoast radio host.

There's just no 'there' there.

He talks but says nothing.


Seems like a vanilla format, except for Phil Hendrie, who is paid to be full of himself and Imus, who is on in the middle of the night.

Clark Howard is OK to hear once in a while, but they have him in the AM and repeat him in the evenings - typical Fisher programming.


i know the solution....Tom Leykis ...his new radio show starts 4/11/12 ..Tommy and Fisher....a perfet fit! hhahahaahaha.....not...


KVI's "Jesus girl" Carleen Johnson os still at the station, still doing news erports..........ermember when she pulled her little tantrum and quit for a few days, some years back?,,,hahcarleen hahacarleen.....


So far this new KVI is so lightweight my radio keeps floating off the table! I'm pretty disappointed. Even the morning show is awfully fluffy....I switch off the radio when Scott Carty started talking about Kanye West and some unimportant pop culture "news". If I want that I'll look at the TMZ site or read a check out line tabloid. Only good thing about the new KVI is Clark Howard's syndicated show out Atlanta.

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