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Jul 8 moretent commented on Frustrated By KUOW?.
@24. Sounds like Weekday.
Jul 8 moretent commented on Frustrated By KUOW?.
KUOW *used to* do two things exceptionally well: Programming that rewards people with longer attention spans and broad *and* deep local new/feature/arts coverage. They do neither well now, and as I result I'm listening much less. Listening to KUOW helps me understand what it must be like to have ADD. They've turned into the Huffington Post of radio. The stories stop just when they could get interesting, and are repeated constantly. (It’s a variation of that old joke “The food here is terrible — and such small portions.”)

The national syndicated content they've added is pretty samey (Hockenberry/Here and Now/To the Point). Local public radio *should* take advantage of its freedom to do more local programming with what *was* a superb staff of local journalists. It's been extremely disappointing and feel that something good is missing in my life as their programming choices have driven me to leave the radio off more often.

Just a note: I'll be surprised if the larger audience of less engaged listeners they are shooting for provides the same fundraising support that a smaller audience of high engaged and grateful listeners provided. Less engaged listeners who are fans of shorter pieces will, almost by definition, be less affiliated to the station and less interested in opening their wallet for something they get for free. On the positive side, KUOW's value is now more in line with what the vast majority of its listening audience pays for it.
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Jan 6 moretent commented on Goodnight, Sweet Subversive Everly.
Nice writing, Fnarf. Thanks.
Jan 5 moretent commented on Ed Murray Gets Defensive With Sawant Over $15 an Hour.
Wow. Not even a week and he's getting pissy. The smart and graceful thing to do would have been to just ignore it.
Nov 10, 2013 moretent commented on The Four Horsemen of the Buspocalypse.
Your four horsemen are missing the one who made all this possible: Mayor Election Ed Murray. If he had been focused on doing what it took to actually be majority leader, this would not be an issue. The Leg race we lost in south puget sound wouldn't be an issue. Don Benton Wouldn't be a senator. Rodney Tom would just be another under informed back bencher.

Ed, Harry Reid does what it takes to stay majority leader. You didn't.

The upside of his winning the mayor's race is that he's not around to the Senate anymore.
Oct 15, 2013 moretent commented on Patty Murray and Other Senate Women Are Leading the Way Out of This Fiscal Crisis.
We have to reconsider our use of the phrase 'having balls' as a compliment.
Sep 9, 2013 moretent commented on City Council Unanimously Passes Minimum Density Legislation.
How is Ed Murray ("Divisive!") going to be against this? Since he has no plan other than "Not McGinn", he and Sandeep will spin up something, I'm sure.

"Divisive!"
Aug 6, 2013 moretent commented on THE SECB'S MIKE McGINN ELECTION NIGHT DEATHWATCH!!.
#3 is my nightmare scenario.
Aug 5, 2013 moretent commented on Jeff Bezos to Buy the Washington Post.
Maybe GoDaddy.com will make an offer for Fairview Fanny.
 
 

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