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Seattle's second conservative radio station, barely alive - Elf M. Sternberg
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Seattle's second conservative radio station, barely alive
Well, after 570KVI, our second conservative radio station, went under, changing to an all-oldies format, I thought that would be the end of that station.

But no, like a phoenix rising from the flames (admittedly, a mangy phoenix covered in suppurating wounds and feeding the flames with its own noxious methane emissions), we now have Freedom 1590, a station so low-powered it barely qualifies as community radio. Not everyone on AM 570 carried over; Locals Kirby Wilbur and Brian Suits are gone. In fact, there are no locals on 1590. Laura Ingrahm has moved to 770 KTTH ("The Truth!"). Mike Gallagher is back, and 1590 goes even more hard-right with the addition of the intellectually deliquescent Dennis Prager and morally rancid Hugh Hewitt.

How right-wing is AM 1590? Their equal employment opportunity scoresheet, apparently required by FCC rules to be publicly available, is hosted by Townhall.com.

Joy, just what we needed. An audio outlet for Clownhall's nonstop cognitive diarrhea.

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From: technoshaman Date: December 27th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
argh, it's a shill.

Aha. Follow the money. whois(freedom1590.com) shows the owner as Salem Communications, the parent company of townhall.com. Salem is unusual in the market in that it is a for-profit corporation, and usually specializes in high-powered stations. Oh, goody. And jeez those are some pricey digs, 6th and Blanchard behind the Ramada. 'course, given that there's no local talent it's probably barely big enough for an engineer to swing a cat. (Rumor has it that Michael Medved may move as soon as his contract with KTTH runs out... may...)

The stick is over on Bainbridge, pointed at Seattle... it's a cheap-ass location but it takes advantage of being right on the water, making best use of 5kw... it might even reach to Bellevue. :)

(Not that Bellevue is as advantageous a market as it used to be!)

(OTOH, it might be that they've actually got more of a market in Kitsap, riverheart's tireless efforts notwithstanding.)

Ah, well. No sense trying to bury them; they'll just go underground and try to undermine our foundations. Best to have'em where we can see'em and keep an eye on'em.
tagryn From: tagryn Date: December 27th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but you keep listening. That qualifies as "win" for them.
elfs From: elfs Date: December 27th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Depends. I pause while tooling around the dial. I deliberately avoid their advertisers.
norincraft From: norincraft Date: December 28th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I see you're amused so I don't think you are really pushing it but really, what does it matter?
Folks who want this sort of tripe either watch Fox News or stream their own select crap over the internet.
norincraft From: norincraft Date: December 28th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
By the way, I want to say just how much I love Glenn Beck -- AND YOU DO TOO. He really is the perfect unwitting dupe, not of the far right wing of the Republican Party or the Tea Party but of the Eristics. Yet again, the right guy for the right job! Ernest, emotional; easily marionetted around -- what more could you want? Once I figured this out, I just can't but help have a really warm part in my heart for the little idiot.

Of course, I still would like to see how this might change if he gets hit by a bus while jay-waking with his iPod on full blast. Or perhaps he gets caught, diddiling his young, retarded niece yet again. That'll be fun, too.

But really, I'm just enjoying it for the now.
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