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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
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  • Howie in Seattle
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  • Streaming Radio Guide
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  • The Naked Loon
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  • 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.
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  • 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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February 23, 2012



Not many thinkers here, Geov. However, I wonder if Rush's market isn't vulnerable to breaking apart at the Christian seam. Huckabee sells whether in politics or media to that market. Seems like positioning him next to Rush would be a win-win. On the other hand, Huckabee sounds like a fix for KVI if they want to return to hot talk. I can see a line-up around him. And some of Rush's escapades are growing a little weary as more and more people are finding themselves falling behind. Hasn't history shown us that when times are bad, more of us look to religion for the answer? Seems like Huckabee would appeal to the Santorum right.

God help us if KIRO picks him up. That could tip the scales in our so-called "blue" Seattle. I'm seeing it in education. We are not as blue as we think we are. And all our good liberals who listen to KUOW and think they're smarter than the rest of us are going to be in for a big surprise one of these days as find themselves more and more marginalized.

Is that too cynical?


Sorry. That was a rather smug way to open the discussion. Trying to put something on the table. Where is everybody?

casual observer

Cumulus dropped Rush from KSFO 560AM in San Francisco. Clear Channel promptly moved him over to their rehabbed KKSF 910AM.


Come on Geov. You need to turn the dial around a bit. Here in Seattle Salem owns and operates several conservitive talk stations at 1590 khz, 1300 khz and the Burien station (no Burien programing, however) at 820 khz.


Indeed, there are many conservitive stations to listen to in the greater Seattle area.

You can't simply dismiss the aforementioned 1300 khz (the prestigious "business" station that literally broadcasted from a boat) and 1590 khz (the former full-service/adult-contemporary/alternative/SOFT adult-contemporary/KZOK-simulcasting/oldies/Christian/Russian-language and current TITAN of 5000 watt Seattle-based AM stations).

And then there's 1750 khz, which occasionally broadcasts promotional information in a 43 yard radius from the 4th Ave. Pep Boys (not 'technically' a conservitive station, but it is a broadcast that originates from a store with three gigantic heads for a logo - not a single minority head among them).

Something to think about…


Those are small stations directed at Christians. Huckabee would attract the Christians that like political talk. He wouldn't garner an audience from those stations. They are teeny in terms of numbers.


820 is the LOUD Christian station that blasts KGO off the airwaves at daybreak....


OT: Please help me Jesus - get David Bose off KIRO before my head explodes.

It feels like I have died and gone to hell; no more KGO and David flippin Bose on KIRO.

Where did I go wrong in life to deserve this punishment?

Thanks for listening ...


Huckabee would appeal to more than Limbaugh, but there's also Dennis Prager on 1590 here. On the FM side there's Bob Rivers (6-10AM) - a good listen and probably more agreeable to the sensibilities of most over here.

I notice that KGO is now owned by Cumulus, but that is Ronn Owens time slot, so Huckabee won't be on there.
If any station here picks him up, it should be KVI, but that seems unlikely. No biggee...

A Black man

Sorry, Geov, but I think that you totally over-thinking this news. Huckabee will marketed to 2nd and 3rd rte AM conservative (and liberal0 talk radio stations who don;t have access to Rush. It all depends on just how Huckabee is dedicated to the 5-day/3-hour a week workload (which is very tough, don't get me wrong). Let's see how he does and I hope that a smalll station in the Puget Sound market picks him up so I can take a listen.

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