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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November 14, 2012


Mike Barer

There's always MSNBC, at least for now.

David Allyn

KLAY is too far away from Seattle to pick up a signal, so I guess I will just have to stick with SiriusXM radio.

The question is, how long is KLAY going to be able to keep their new format? It isn't exactly a blow torch, just a narrow footprint.

Finis Hominis

I guess I’ll be using the tunein app for my radio habits.

Ted Smith

KLAY's daytime signal is marginal and its nighttime signal is nonexistent..


KLAY streams, folks. The audio is better that way. You can even pipe it into your car stereo. Time to enter the 21st century.

Konrad Roeder

I can't hear KLAY in North Bend, WA at all. But, KPTK (Now KFNQ) has a reasonable signal. Besides, I'm not really interested in listening to the other half of their programming. I'm not really into sports or far right-wing lies (I'm not sure if you can call their "Entertainment" News or Politics)

I guess it's going to be KUOW FM 94.9 in the car and streamed progressive radio from somewhere else at home. KPOJ (Portland) and Green 960 (San Francisco)'s formats have also been changed to this all sports nonsense.

I guess you have to be higher up on the food chain to understand why leaving a profitable niche market and jumping into the middle of sports and right wing politics is going to bring in more money.


Still amazed how difficult it is to hear progressive voices here in Seattle. When I lived out in the red states, I could half way understand it. But out here? That was half of the dtaw to bring me out. Going where the political weather suited my intellectual clothes. Was there more diversity in this market before the '96, or has it always been this way? There was certianly more diversity when there were more live bodies in front of microphones in other formats.


"the '96 Tele-Com Act" (i was distracted..)


As I listened to Stephanie this morning on the way to work, I kept hearing spots aimed at potential advertisers and how loyal the clients say KPTK has been to them. This is an amazingly poor decision on a number of levels, because if anyone cared, and I know they don't, they would have seen what has happened to the ratings of other stations who have switched to sports talk. They won't be able to charge much for ads on a station that nobody listens to...especially if we notify those advertisers.
Regardless, I now have 4G capability for my iPad and I will continue to stream Stephanie, Ed and Thom from other locations. It's great that Lakewood will add them, but unless they are live, they lose their appeal.


Live stream of KPTK via TuneIn app on Android stopped with the 2pm newscast today.

Chris Chronic

It's back up via the seattle CBS local webpage, for now...


I can't "stream" since I have satellite (my only choice) so I am pissed that the only political talk is fiction-based with AM 770 HeadRush Limbaugh and JohnnyRotten Carlson! Where are all the good folks with $$$$ who can buy an FM station? Ron Reagan lives in the area--anyone know how to reach him?


CBS seattle has a newer online player that is not iheart related

The itunes link is now dead


Okay. Tell me please what do I have to buy to get liberal talk back into my car? Special radio? I-pod which I don't want? What do I need that is affordable, that no one will steal and will let me stream radio! I can't stand the thought of losing it. It's the car stupid. I need it!

I'm ADD and if I don't have something intelligent to listen to, I cross the center lane because I get distracted.


Bob Nelson

Smart phone as low as $80, $35/mo service. Free tunein.com amp. Go to local and find station. Mini FM transmitter $20 from Maxell, plug into phone jack and pick a freq to beam to your radio

Mike Barer

Isn't K

Isn't KZOK part of CBS Radio? The funny think is that KIRO carries the CBS hourly news feeds but has no affiliation with them otherwise. Thing were much simpler in the old days.

Mike Barer

Sorry about the beginning. I was posting hastily.

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