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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January 03, 2013



There's some truth in the synergy between broadcast and internet platforms. While the KIRO radio app (with in-studio video) is nice, I find that the Tune-in radio app offers the convenience of favorites/pre-sets and a selection of stations from literally across the world.

The irony is that the local broadcast radio stations have become pawns in the networks' game of wanting a sports radio station in every local market, while internet radio/podcasting potentially allows local/original programming a global market.

While there are data caps on wireless plans, you can listen to an hour of audio for the same bandwidth download as a few minutes of video. And sitting at home in the evening, I'm listening mostly through my home internet connection where bandwidth caps aren't a factor.

Ted Smith

If I were going to buy a "stealth" network, I would buy Educational Media Foundation, owner of at least 245 radio stations. Many are Low Power or Educational but that wouldn't matter if you were promoting another service instead of selling spots.

These stations are now religious, but lots of broadcasters started out as religious broadcasters, like ION TV.


Not sure where to put this, but on KLAY's facebook page, about an hour ago, they said they are pushing up timeslots with Stephanie Miller going to be on about 9AM, and Thom Hartmann at 4PM. Still not live, but better. They said it is due to issues with Dr, Joy Browne's program, probably having something to do with being dropped after the recent takeover of her home station, WOR in New York, by Clear Channel.

Chris Chronic

Thanks for the rollby Evergreen, we updated the previous posting to reflect the new times.


Your welcome. I just happened to notice it, getting used to using my Kindle Fire I got for Christmas. Probalby be using it to access KLAY too, partly because if I can barely hear KIRO FM in Seattle above the static, probably not be able to get 1180AM either. I tried once, but the static was high.

Another progressive station I was afraid of losing, was 880 in Asheville NC, because Blake Buetler, the local host in the afternoons, was let go, and the station was owned by Clear Channel. It turns out. They are trying out new local hosts. Not sure if they can do much with any format on the station, as it is a daytimer, and gets bumped for a station on 880 out of NYC. Many times listening to the podcast of the show, Local Edge Radio, they have said, mostly in the third hour, that it was sunset time, and if anybody wanted to keep listening, get out the smart phones and computers, where the show, and then Norman Goldman, would continue. Other stations in the area, have to at least go directional at night. It is the same with WCHL in Chapel Hill, but they recently bought a FM Translator.

Hedge Fund Hal

For those of you here, there may be one or two, who are wondering how to hear the Todd Schnitt Show , since it was unceremoniously dropped from the noon to three p.m. slot,on KVI,to make way for major creepo and Mormon nutbar Glenn Beck, go to The Schnitt show.com. The day's show is available hour by hour in podcast form. In earlier days, Mormon pinheads in suits from Bonneville could control what was on KIRO at will, serving as moronic gatekeepers for my radio listening choices. Thankfully that day is no more. F you KIROfm management- your attempt to shove this brass-plated jackass and creep down my throat from noon to three after throwing a great talk show out of the slot is a big fat fail. Pinheads.

Hedge Fund Hal

sorry wrong statio, it was pinheads in suits from Fisher and KVI, not Bonneville, who dumped Schnitt and put on Beck.


Hal, I have a new found respect for you.

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      Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • KVI am 570 KHz
      Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits. Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
    • KTTH am 770 KHz
      Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
    • KLFE AM 1590 kHz
      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
    • KOMOAM
      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
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      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....