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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:37 AM
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Will switch format to Rock Oldies
November 02, 2010

(SEATTLE, WA) -- The bloom is off the rose for conservative talk radio in some markets around the country and a landmark station in that format in Seattle has joined the ranks of others who have decided to move on and not in the vein of moveon.org, format wise.

KVI-AM radio - after some 15 years in the conservative talk format and being the legacy station that launched that format for the first time in Seattle is leaving the format to go to Rock Oldies, according to Fisher Communications, which owns the station. / snip

Leaving the KVI airwaves along with the talk format will be recently-re-hired morning personality Bryan Suits and syndicated talk hosts Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, George Noory, and Dennis Miller.

KVI has been suffering from falling ratings for some time. One local radio blogger once quipped, KVI has roughly the same number of listeners as your average Bearcat Police Scannerno business can bleed indefinitely.

more at >>>>

http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/BREAKING-NEWS/SEATTLE...

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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:38 AM
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1. Can this spread? Pretty please?
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:39 AM
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2. sWeET !!
Not sure what 'rock oldies' means but please Flying Spaghetti Monster let it include prog rock

:woohoo:
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:26 AM
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8. Lot's of 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Barracuda'.
Most likely.

Interesting that a lot of blue collar redneck right wingers listen to old hippie music all day long. Cracks me up. :smoke:

I'm not putting down Zep or Heart either. I just saw Heart in a small venue, and they were fucking awesome! :thumbsup:
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political_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:41 AM
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3. Miracles happen every day. The RW tyranny of the airwaves may be over.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:43 AM
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4. Normally I would suggest progressive talk
But I think Seattle already has such a station.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:43 AM
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5. Yes, yes they do
I listen to it almost every day over the net.
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:16 PM
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18. AM 1090 Seattle...
I used to listen to it too until the company blocked internet radio to save bandwidth.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:47 AM
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6. There's More On The Way
Both the format and the audience are dying along with the corporates who ran this industry into bankruptcy. Consider this a fall-our of the elections...while television made big coin from the GOTB moneymen, radio got crumbs (why buy something you already own??). Other stations (particuarly AM) have seen their ratings and revenues go south in recent years and the corporates can no longer subsidize these weak sisters. While we won't see stations going to Progressive talk (they're not doing much better), you'll see more companies either turning away from the hate talkers who drove away advertisers and listeners or off the air altogether.
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ribrepin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:58 AM
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7. Imagine my surprise when I switched to KVI today to see what kind barking mad
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 02:01 AM by ribrepin
Hannity was talking this week and was greeted by nothing but golden oldies. Sweet!!
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Tuvok Obama Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:47 AM
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9. Upon reading this, I tuned into KVI to hear...
..."It Don't Come Easy" by Ringo Starr

sounds good
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 03:28 AM
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10. They should dedicate Steam's big hit to the departing RW talking heads
Na na na na
Na na na na
Hey hey hey
Goodbye
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 03:30 AM
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11. Please, God, let Dori Monson be next
I never thought I'd wish anyone out of work, but Dori? Oh, yeah.

He's more odious than Limbaugh, and that's quite an achievement...
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 04:13 AM
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12. Yes, Monson is more odious than Limbaugh, but he's ours.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 04:15 AM
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13. 1090, progressive AM is doing fine however
I listen to it on the way home from work every morning.

Seattle doesn't suffer its fools gladly and being a liberal bastion means that the conservatives need to pull back to the rest of the state. Sadly, much like my old home of Austin, TX, Seattle is an island of blue in a sea of red.
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alanquatermass Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:05 AM
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14. Awesome! Hope this trend persists so that Progressives will dominate ALL...
media: TV (right now we've got everything but Fox News), newspapers (all but The WSJ), magazines, etc.

Might talk radio be next...???

Don't touch that dial!!!
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:25 AM
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16. "Progressives will dominate ALL...
media: TV (right now we've got everything but Fox News), newspapers (all but The WSJ), magazines, etc."

What friggin' planet are you living on?

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alanquatermass Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:35 AM
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17. Are you NOT wanting us to dominate???
My friend, politics flows downstream from culture and always has. Believe me, you WANT us controlling the airwaves and print media.

...Don't you?
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:57 PM
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25. Us? My Friend?
Yeah right. :puke:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:41 PM
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21. I'm not following -- WE have everything but Fox and the WSJ?
All WE have is MSNBC and various webcasts and progressive radio shows?? :shrug: I may not be getting what you're saying, so feel free to enlighten me. :7

And welcome to DU! :hi:

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alanquatermass Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 10:58 PM
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28. Thanks, gateley! Happy to be here! According to Editor & Publisher magazine...
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 10:59 PM by alanquatermass
-- as of November 3, 2008, there were 273 newspapers endorsing Barack Obama compared to 172 for John McCain. By comparison, the magazine reported that before election day in 2004, John Kerry received 213 endorsements compared to 205 for George W. Bush.

Here is a quick link to what I am talking about, which shows we actually DO have the support (overall) of most journalists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper_endorsements_in_...

Just take 17 seconds and look over this table. 17 seconds, that's all.

As you can see, most major newspapers came out and supported Obama in 2008. If the media was conservative (and thank Christ they're not, or we'd be losing even more of the General Public than we already have) than how do we account for these endorsements?

And why did they support Kerry in 2004?

And Gore in 2000?

...Why didn't they support the Rethugs?


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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:44 PM
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22. Uh oh.....
.....I smell pizza.....
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:44 PM
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27. Boy, that went right over my head -- I was trying to understand
WTF our new DUer meant by that post! :banghead:
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:50 PM
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24. If TV media has a liberal bias, how come I don't see liberals on it?
Ever see Amy Goodman on the Sunday news shows? Of course not.

Nice try, but a premature de-cloak.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:14 AM
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15. Please let this be a trend!
I've never understood the appeal of listening to someone blab on about politics on the radio.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:22 PM
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19. Buh-bye, KKKVI
Don't let the dial hit ya where the good Lord split ya! :hi:
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Celtic Raven Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:26 PM
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20. Contact info for Fisher Communications
Let them know we're paying attention when they move in the right direction.

Fisher Communications email address: info@fsci.com

I just emailed them to let them know we'll be adding KVI to our presets for the 1st time.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:49 PM
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23. A small victory, to be sure..... but
In a place like Seattle, one would expect to see less interest in right wing red-meat radio, so the loss of it is not as impactful as would be the capitulation of such stations in say, Memphis, Atlanta, Charleston, Cheyenne, etc.

Here's hoping it's a trend.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:42 PM
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26. Agree, but I'm amazed at how many conservative stations there ARE
here. (And disturbed -- this is not MY Seattle, damn it!)

Whatever radio station carries Limbaugh and Beck is still going strong. The article gave Limbaugh's numbers (I think Beck's, too) and it's no wonder this country is becoming so disjointed.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 11:37 PM
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29. Yeah but rock oldies? It's a toss-up. nm
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