take your answer off the air...

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    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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October 17, 2012



The paper version of Fox non-News. So much for the Constitutionally protected Fourth Estate.

The comments under the article tell the story.


Boo hoo, broadcasting and cable get most political advertising and my guy might be behind in the state polls (if I choose to give them credibility). I am going to show them my paper gets results, then they will have to buy advertising from me that will make me richer and prove that I can be a bigger kingmaker than William Randolph Who. I'm going to make those damn presses print money like they used to.

Lucas Foxx

Called to cancell my subscription. They have a new thing called a "Protest" Delay\Cancellation or something. They woulod stop my subscription until the end of November. Odd they have a special catagory for this.

Lucas Foxx

Speed typing kills....


At a press conference this morning, former KING5 journalist Mike James said, "The damage it has done to the reputation of the political coverage of the newspaper is unrecoverable." 100 Seattle Times news staffers agree it has damaged the reputation of the paper - They've signed a letter protesting the decision.

Blevens really believes he will become a game changer and a "player" by doing this. I hope Connelly reports on just how many subscriptions are cancelled because of this.

And, yes, I would think the same thing if they had done this for Inslee. It is disgraceful that a city the size of Seattle does not have a better paper.


I think this might hurt McKenna. I hope so. This is what Republicans do.


Newspaper is going under any way, so what's the big deal. Does any one really still buy a newspaper today with all the news sources available. Wow, I doubt it. Much ado about virtually nothing.


Yes, Blevens has syphilis so everyone else must be infected, right?

KS blathers

The big question is, will King County manufacture enough voters from dead people to prevent McKenna from being elected ?

Answer to be known by December 1 or after.


How about some Blather about the changes at KIRO.

Terry West

Tough decision...protest hold or cancellation.

Damage is done. Only vindication would be same size ads for Inslee pd. by the Times.

Cancellation is the more effective message.


So, does any one know where Bill Radke is going. His blurb says to another radio station, anybody know which one?
I agree with this move; morning news on KIRO was real korny and going nowhere, bringing John Curley's wit and wisdom to the wake-up crowd is a good move, he was being wasted in the evening hours. The guy is a REAL talent.


I am so ready to cancel our subscription and the papers left will be a nice litter box liner and Frank Blevens is another oligarch willing to line his pockets instead of making sure the SeaTimes is the 4th Branch of our Democracy riding herd on the professional politicians.......

olaf olafsson

----"How about some Blather about the changes at KIRO."
----"So, does any one know where Bill Radke is going. His blurb says to another radio station, anybody know which one?"

Thanks for info--I had no idea.

I used to read Blatherwatch for local radio info. Now radio news isn't given by the blog's owner, but by a few readers? Too lame for words. Blatherwatch has become as lame as KIRO--sort of like the Ron and Don of blogs.

I stopped listening to KIRO mornings when John Carlson returned to KVI weeks ago. Curley? No chance I'll tune in to KIRO now...

Bob Boblaw

Don't like the Times or this advertising "test" but I've got to point out the that the publisher's last name is Blethen not Blevens. There's no reason to not get the basics correct here.


I caught that but I thought the writer was being quirky. One never knows on this blog.


Called to cancel my subscription. They have a new thing called a "Protest hold". They would stop my subscription until the end of November. They have this special category to maintain you as a customer for advertisement income.If you cancel they will loose their # of customers this is what the advertisement income is based on.

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