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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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    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
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    "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."
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    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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March 03, 2012



My apologies for that video ... I uncovered it on an old VHS tape and couldn't get the "breakups" to go away despite several attempts to digitize.

Dave Christensen

No need to apologize! That's a rare bit of local radio history you saved.
- from the guy who did the 2nd to last show


I had moved to Seattle from Oregon by then and I was listening to KING when they made the announcement. The DJ was quite bitter, and I was shocked at why a radio station would do this. It was just the beginning, huh?


Remember when KING-AM had Larry King, Jim Althoff, Rick Miller, Pat Cashman, John Hinterberger, Dana Middleton, Bob Brinker, Jim Hightower, Jim Bohannon, ect.? This was when KING-AM was a News-Talk station. They switched to the old AP All-News Network on 9/1/94 when it was in the process of being sold to KIRO Radio.


I loved it when Chris Bretcher was a talk show host. She was great. Funny, smart, effusive, a joy to listento. Sad to think there have been no regular women hosting local news-driven talk shows since then. Rush Limbaugh's world of male-domination is alive and tragically well in Seattle.

12th Man

Uh, T-Bag, it was 9/2/94 when KING-AM dropped Talk for All-News from the AP. KING-AM was, of course a Top-40 station in the '70s in which they were doing battle with KJR as well as the old KTAC from Tacoma. Who could forget Murdock in the Morning, Andy Barber, Big Jim Martin, Rob Conrad, Scott Terry(a.k.a. Steve Lawson), Dan Foley, & of course Joe Cooper. KING-AM was known as back then, "The Big Eleven".


I bet you that a friend of mine named Lynda loved it when KING played "Hotel California" by The Eagles. Remember when KHJ & KFI from down in L.A. were doing battle for Top-40 station supremacy back in the day.

Hawk Fan

Even KING's sister-stations, KGW in Portland & KREM in Spokane were playing the hits back then, too.

Big Ed

To be honest with you... Ric Hansen was never on KING in it's Top-40 days.

12th Man

Big Ed, Ric Hansen was on KJR, KTAC, KNBQ, KPLZ & most recently KVI, when it made a brief return to oldies in 2010...& no he was never on KHIT.

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RK Henderson

I remember hearing the announcement that KING was going jabber. It was a Sunday morning, and I was in my car. They said something like, "We've been the soundtrack of your youth, but now times have changed." They sure as heck had been the soundtrack of my youth. I was only in my twenties at the time, but I could tell something had gone away and wasn't coming back. Still sad, after all these years.

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