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derek wang is soooooo boring! put jamela on instead! she's got more personality!

Posted by terry miller | February 2, 2007 1:33 PM

Jesus fucking Christ, don't even get me started. Deborah Brandt was the most unfunny cuisinart-mouth ever. She inspired immediate rage via her retarded schtick, and then secondary rage at the possibility of humans on the other end of the radio waves chuckling right along with her. My god. It just never got better.

Heavy metals? Horrible for the brain, you know.

Derek "K-U-O-Dumble-ewe" Wang will be much better. Thank you Derek. And you, as well Jamala.

That smooth-as-synthetic-motor-oil Bill O'Grady, though, when does he get a chance? Working late night all these years? Now that guy is like pants that are comfortable but have no seams or pleats. That guy could comb my hair whenever I was cranky.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | February 2, 2007 1:46 PM

This woman makes me cringe. Like John Kerry telling a knock-knock joke.

Posted by DOUG. | February 2, 2007 1:55 PM

Now, will "All Things Considered" please jettison the insufferable Melissa Block? Also, KUOW's been letting an intern do on-air stories who really needs to stop talking like a teenager and start sounding like she wants a career in radio (I think her name is "Hannah").

Posted by Jim | February 2, 2007 2:19 PM

Derek is, indeed, good-lookin'. Love that guy. Oh, and that crazy way he says KUOW is from his Jersey roots. Go Devils!

Posted by ooo | February 2, 2007 2:33 PM

I'm trying to listen to their voices in my head...who bugs me more, Deborah Brant or Patricia Murphy? I think Deb was the more affected one....maybe Patty.....and ooooh it drives me crazy!!!!

Posted by rubyred | February 2, 2007 2:42 PM

If only they'd do something about "Weekday". Such as drowning it in a bathtub.

Posted by josh | February 2, 2007 4:06 PM

I have always been indifferent to Deborah Brandt. She doesn't bother me as much as she apparently does a few of you.

The one voice on KUOW that makes me cringe is Ross Reynolds on "The Conversation". It's a stupid show. I thought it was just a waste and a time filler that wouldn't last. To my horror, it seems to have an audience. Gag. Listening to Ross Reynolds makes me want to pour acid in my ears. Somebody please axe this show.

Posted by SDA in SEA | February 2, 2007 4:13 PM
9 people can be so mean...

Posted by Cameron | February 2, 2007 4:33 PM

Thank god. That voice! Ughh.
Now if they would only axe that other grating voice, John in the Morning at the sister station, public radio mornings might be listenable.

Posted by homage to me | February 2, 2007 5:58 PM

Among some quality personalities, John Moe is the one KUOW should've married.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | February 2, 2007 6:07 PM

Photos of your favorite KUOW personalities:

Posted by Cheetohs | February 2, 2007 6:52 PM

I will be so gald to be rid of Brandt's voice. Hearing that nasal twang in the morning was way worse than fingernails on blackboards.

And re SDA on Ross Reynolds @8...I totally agree...unfortunately the guy is program director at KUOW and so long as he holds that post I can't see either the Conversation or the Beat (another travesty of the airwaves) going anywhere.

When they brought these shows to the air, Reynolds stated that they would help attract a younger audience?!

Posted by gnossos | February 2, 2007 9:24 PM


Jeff Hansen is KUOW's PD, not Ross Reynolds.

Posted by John | February 3, 2007 11:11 AM

I also can't stand the Conversation - especially the litany of questions at the top of every show - "Have you ever wondered why traffic is so bad is Seattel? Do you know someone who has been stuck in traffic? Have you yourself been stuck in traffic?" on and on the qustions go.

Posted by jb | February 3, 2007 1:02 PM

Wow. Scathing. If critics are merely frustrated artists wishing they could be so talented, I'd say the lot of you probably possess the cumulative talent of a bobblehead.

I mean, c'mon. KUOW is not only a flagship news and talk station for Washington, but it's one of the top NPR stations in the country. That happened because thinking people could look beyond "nasal", "retarded" and other adolescent characterizations.

That said, I'd guess that a few of you might be near, or slightly above, teen age and, consequently, aren't even in the target demographic. There are plenty of stations on the dial that might be more to your liking. Turn the knob, try it out.

FYI: KEXP is not the sister station of KUOW and Jeff Hansen is the current PD. Ross Reynolds was the PD some years back.

Posted by Walter Mann | February 13, 2007 10:49 PM

Walter, you're right on. But the fact that KUOW fills several hours a day with mind-numbing programs like Weekday and the Conversation hang a provincial rap on the station. I'll give you a dollar for each NPR affiliate that picks up these awful, awful programs...

Posted by Rick | February 20, 2007 5:39 PM

I enjoyed Deborah Brandt's reading of obscure Canadian news, among other things.

A little bit bizarre personality is more interesting than a dull one. Be careful what you wish for.

Posted by Luigi Giovanni | February 23, 2007 3:58 PM

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