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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February 02, 2013



I heard that earlier on Progressive Voices. David Bender was talking with the founder (or one of them) of air america and who is now supporting the online Progressive Voices at tune-in. He commented on the Limbaugh faux pas and said radio ads began dwindling after that.

Going after niche markets? Isn't that what radio does? If it weren't for corporate greed, radio would be doing just fine.


I've managed to keep listening to progressive talkers on the radio, despite the demise of 1090.

I listen to Ed Schultz on three different stations on my Internet radio at home in the morning.

The Stephanie Miller is on KLAY in the late morning. I live south of Seattle and near the Sound so I get it pretty well on my car radio,

Then Thom Hartmann is on KCIS from Bellevue Community College from Noon-3. He fits perfectly on community/public radio. They even have added features instead of commecials during the breaks.

There is a dead time between 3-4 and then Thom is on KLAY beginning at 4. Reception is more challenging after the sun goes down.


To a large extent we can pin the blame on the half-brain tied behind his back dude, Limbaugh. Yes, he resurrected radio talk and took it to a higher level, but he got so arrogant and into himself (probably why he couldn't stay married, also) that he started becoming a pariah for advertisers. Who wants their product/services touted by an idiot entertainer who offends daily. Thank you, Mr Limbaugh for taking the radio industry down with you.
[ps...to be fair, it was bound to die sooner or later due to the advent of higher tech media]


Put the blame where blame is due. Not with Limbaugh, but with those damn progressives and their boycott ways.


Something more important. News today that say 22 veterans are committing suicide everyday in America. This should not be happening. What in the world are the progressives doing to change this. Gun control? This news should be a lesson for 2016. Vote for someone who will take care of these veterans. Vote for the GOP. That know veterans and have taken care of them in the past.


You are amusing Gooper. And you have a short memory.


Advertisers are leaving because of "both" sides. It just took a little longer to start effecting the "right" side. Please, lets don't be bias.


Name a lefty talker who has caused nationwide boycotting of advertisers and when did this happen?


Obama today called for common sense measures to prevent gun violence saying if we can save one life we are obligated to act. Well Obama, by resigning you will save thousands so act fast before it gets out of hand.


Walt, I've got a good memory. It's just yours that slipping. The progressives are sucking at preventing anything.


Walt, you have to have nationwide advertising support to have a nationwide boycott.

Cygnis Media

Terrestrial radio is dying. License prices are dropping through the floor comparatively speaking, and ad dollars are disappearing. Making it worse, the same forces working against Rush Limbaugh are working against all political talk; advertisers are deciding not to support ANY political talk. The future of progressive radio is online, not broadcast. Be prepared to pay for it

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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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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).
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