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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September 07, 2012



"KOMO has also cut Gary Burleigh's weekend sportscasts, opting for canned sports from Total Traffic"

What a goddamned dumbshit company. Was Fisher always this fucked? I do remember the old KOMO was boring as shit--unctuous Larry Nelson oozing his creepy sincerity while playing medium-tempo pop crap like Jim Croce and Carly Simon--but at least back then KOMO wasn't so determined to give their listeners the finger.

Guess you could say the same thing about the dumb pigfuckers at KIRO.

And as I prepare to see Pat Cashman today at the JP Memorial: How could Pat not be on the air? Hell, I'm getting so desperate for a real local person on Seattle radio, I even miss "Ichabod Caine."

[...sorry for the naughty language, JP.]


I always thought the 3-6 PM drivetime newscast was part of what gave KIRO their credibility. Dave Ross and certainly not Ron and Don weren't any improvement on that, not at all.

Hedge Fund Hal

The newKVI Hottalk 570...... bigger...better ...now Suits-free!!....now Carlene-free!!....a great new/old station rising from the ruins, at the end of summer, to take us through the elections.......

Hedge Fund Hal

How does it feel, guy, that the station would rather just keep paying you your contract money to sit at home, and hire another guy to take your place, even though they've now returned to the original format that you were appropriate for ( you weren't a KVI "happy talk " fit) ? I've really neve been able to abide you, though I've tried. I guess i'm not the only one. Thanks for your service.

Ron Pasta

KOMO's going to get sportscasts from a TRAFFIC reporting company? Is that correct?


That is a common occurrence at radio stations across the country – unfortunately. They report traffic for your market while in another market looking at monitors. And they provide news and sports reports too. Saves money for the station because they figure no one will notice the difference.

Hedge Fund Hal

I briefly tuned into Monaon at the beginning of his show today...... self-indulgent nonsense , silly musical selections. puerile, inane topics of no consequence and of course no callers anymore, to provide some grounding......This lighter than air, frivolous show content that now constitutes Monson's daily fare, has the feel of a noontime kiddie show, amidst the adult offerings on competing talk staitons, especially in this serious, politically charged saeson, just two months before the election.


Bill Wippel's passing underscores the contrast between the great KIRO of earlier years vs its current incarnation. What a shame.

Now, KVI and J.Carlson have my ears until 9am. I'd listen to Dave Ross after 9am, if it were only Dave Ross...

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