take your answer off the air...

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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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  • 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.
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  • The Naked Loon
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  • Irrational Public Radio
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  • The Maddow Blog
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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.
  • 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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December 28, 2012



I can get Hartmann online from six to nine every evening from a phoenix station. I like that time slot. I'm pretty much over Randi. I would like to get Schultz however. Looks like Hartmann is pretty easy to get. I hope more people tune in. He's so informative. I'd like to see more KUOW listeners tune into Hartmann. He's got way more current information than anyone on NPR.

Stephanie Miller was always an indulgence and never a must hear. Big Ed is a must for me but I can't find him. Bellingham has him but they don't stream. What to do? What to do? And I podcast Ring of Fire. Will podcast Malloy as well I guess. That sure ties me to my computer. I don't like that.

If Goldman would calm down, quit telling everyone he loves them and then quit the second-rate comedy, I'd podcast him as well.


Does anyone know what 5k/1k translates to coverage area here in the Sound?

Chris Chronic

Daytime coverage

Sunset coverage


Hartmann will be on fm kcbs as well with the full show. I'm glad Stephanie will have a couple hours; but I wont be able to hear it as we are not allowed internet at work or listening on-line through a cell phone.
I believe it's time for me to invest in XM/sirius radio. Maybe podcast..not sure.


On my Livio Inrernet Radio I can get Ed Schultz live from 9-Noon on
KRXA 540 AM Monterey CA
KPTR 1450 1450 AM Palm Springs CA
WCPT 820 AM Chicago
WWRL 1600 AM New York

I think Thom Hartmann is live Noon-3 on all of those but Monterey.

I also emailed all those stations and told them Seattle 1090 AM's loss was their gain. They all emailed me back within a few hours. These are independently owned stations that care.

I also emailed KLAY and said they should have Ed Schultz and Thomm Hartmann on live.


Tune In is an app for smart phones and tablets. All of those stations mentioned by Eric are included, and many more. Thanks for the idea for emailing all those stations. I think i will do that as well. I will be learning to use my new hotspot pod with my IPad so I can stream in the car.


Eric, I actually have an internet radio but I don't have a clue how to use it. Does it have to be connected to a computer via a usb cord? How far away from a computer can it be? I have Aluratek.

Heard a caller from MoveOn last week who lives in Bainbridge or Whidbey - can't remember. She has a facebook page devoted to the loss of liberal radio in Seattle. Unfortunately, I don't know how to access it. I don't do facebook. Anyone else hear that call?


Well, Sparky, you can answer my question. Go for it. I'd love to know.


Thanks Chris Chronic, but that would be geographic translation. How far does the signal reach?

Reed Hundt

You could always turn your radio on and figure it out.


Dear Reed, it's been on since I plugged it in. It does keep good time. Now, getting it to play? Perhaps you don't know either. Es posible?


Reed, you mean my radio will tell me the geographic reach of a radio station by turning it on? Huh, how's that work?

Bob Nelson

if you have a smart phone you can hear it..as low as $79 with $35/mo service on virgin mobile. Use earbuds OR

a)if your car has a 1/8" jack, buy a cord and plug it into your phone
b)get a $15-20 mini FM transmitter
and plug into phone. Pic an empty
freq on your car radio and broadcast it on that freq etc

Hedge Fund Hal

Pat Cashman and Lisa Foster, sitting in for Monson, are currently doing their annual three hour impression of Jerry and Jeanie Lundegaard , sitting at the dinner table talking "Minnesota nice", in the movie Fargo. Thanks- but no thanks.


Kind of makes you realize how talented Dori is, doesn't it.

Hedge Fund Hal

i think "talented" is a bridge too far.

Ted Smith

Go to Radio-locator.com and type KLAY into the search box and it will return links to KLAY's daytime and nighttime coverage maps.

During the day, KLAY has a strong signal as far north as Kent but will be weaker farther north unless you are near the Sound.

At night, KLAY barely reaches Auburn and would be marginal farther north except possibly near the Sound.

In addition to reducing power at night, KLAY uses a directional antenna that directs most of its power toward metro Tacoma. Worse, 1180 "belongs" to KERN in Bakersfield and along with other nighttime stations the interference on 1180 would limit KLAY's practical nighttime coverage.


What I did to figure out how to operate my Internet Radio was marry a computer programmer and let her figure it out.
If that is too drastic, you could consult your manual if you still have it or find a tech savvy friend to help.


No programmer in my future. I have the book but sometimes I don't even understand the lingo or abbreviations or pictures. I lok at it and give up. Sorry. I guess I'm no techie. But I will give it another go . . .

Bob Nelson

And here's the Fan



Awesome, thank you Ted Smith.

Sinbad, no--it makes me realize how talented a seal balancing a beach ball on its nose is.

Abbie White

Why on earth did am 1090 end??? I loved listening to Stephanie Miller and Randi Rhodes and Ed and Norman Goldman and all the rest in my shower and in my car. I doubt strongly if I'm able to get the Klay station since I live in Edmonds!!!:((((( why did this happen????

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