Monday, December 27, 2004


1. 88.5 FM - KPLU:

2. 89.9 FM - KGRG:

3. 90.3 FM - KEXP:

4. 92.5 FM - KLSY:

5. 94.9 - KUOW:

6. 95.7 FM - KJR-FM:

7. 96.5 FM - KRQI:

8. 97.3 FM - KBSG:

9. 98.1 FM - KING:

10. 99.9 FM - KISW:

11. 101.5 FM - KPLZ:

12. 102.5 FM - KZOK:

13. 103.7 FM - KMTT:

14. 104.9 FM - KFNK:

15. 106.9 FM - KRWM:
(106.1 FM - KBKS:

16. 107.7 FM - KNDD:

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Local Radio Stations

I've listened to bolded stations.** marks stations pre-set on my new Pogo RipFlash Pro2. :-)


570 AM - KVI (talk)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Fisher Communications, Inc

630 AM - KCIS (Christian - streaming)
5/2.5 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: CRISTA Broadcasting

710 AM - KIRO (news/talk, Seahawks)
50 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Entercom Seattle License, LLC

770 AM - KTTH (talk)
50 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Entercom Seattle License, LLC

820 AM - KGNW (Christian)
50 kW; Burien-Seattle, WA; Owner: Inspiration Media, Inc.

850 AM - KHHO (sports) (KJR AM 950 affiliate, Fox Sports)
Tacoma, WA; Owner: Clear Channel

880 AM - KIXI (50s & 60s pop hits)
50 kW; Mercer Island/Seattle, WA; Owner: Bellevue Radio, Inc.

950 AM - KJR (sports, Sonics - streaming)
50 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Clear Channel

1000 AM - KOMO (news, Mariners)
50 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Fisher Broadcasting - Seattle Radio, L.L.C.

1050 AM- KBLE (Catholic - non-profit, ad-free)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Sacred Heart Radio

1090 AM - KPTK (Air America talk)
50 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Infinity Radio Subsidiary Operations Inc.

1150 AM - KKNW (CNN, Storm, T-birds - streaming)
10 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Orca Radio, Inc.

1180 AM - KLAY (talk)
5,000/1,000 watts; Tacoma, WA

1210 AM - KNWX (business news > Spanish)
28 kW; Auburn - Federal Way, WA; Owner: Entercom Seattle License, LLC > Bustos Media Corp.

1250 AM - KKDZ (children's)

1300 AM - KKOL (talk - KGNW AM affiliate)
50 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Inspiration Media, Inc.

1330 AM - KENU (country)
Enumclaw, WA

1340 AM - KUOW-AM (simulcast of KUOW-FM)
1 kW; Olympia, WA

1360 AM - KKMO
Tacoma, WA

? 1380 AM - KRKO
50 kW; Everett, WA; Owner: S-R Broadcasting Co.

1420 AM - KRIZ (R&B, soul, gospel)
1 kW/500 W; Renton, WA; Owner: KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc.

1450 AM - KSUH (Korean)
Puyallup, WA

1460 AM - KARR (religion)
Kirkland, WA

1540 AM - KXPA (Spanish)
Bellevue, WA

1560 AM - KZIZ (Black gospel)

1590 AM - KLFE (Christian talk)

1620 AM - KYIZ (urban)
10 kW; Renton, WA; Owner: KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc.


88.1 FM - K201EX (Christian - streaming)
2 W; Greenwater, WA; Owner: Calvary Satellite Network (CSN)

** 88.5 FM - KPLU (NPR & Jazz - 2 streams, HD licensed)
55 kW; Tacoma, WA; Owner: Pacific Lutheran Universite, Inc.

89.5 FM - KNHC ("today's hottest music" - streaming)
8.5 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Seattle Public Schools

** 89.9 FM - KGRG (rock - streaming)
250 W; Auburn, WA; Owner: Green River Community College

90.1 FM - KUPS (college alternative - streaming)
100 W; Tacoma WA; Owner: University of Puget Sound

** 90.3 FM - KEXP (formerly KCMU - college, alternative, blues - streaming)
720 W; Seattle, WA; Owner: University of Washington Computing and Communications Department

Also, 90.3 in Bellingham is a repeater for KUOW.

90.7 FM - KSER (Public, Everett AquaSox - streaming)
5.8 kW; Everett, WA; KSER Foundation (founded by Jack Straw Foundation)

90.9 FM - KVTI (pop)
Lakewood, WA; Owner: Clover Park Technical College

91.3 FM - KBCS (jazz, folk - streaming)
Bellevue, WA; Owner: Bellevue Community College

91.7 FM - formerly KBTC, now KXOT, affiliate of KEXP 90.3 FM
7.9 kW; Tacoma, WA

** 92.5 FM - KLSY (top 40)
Bellevue, WA; Owner: Bellevue Radio Inc.

93.3 FM - KUBE (top 40 - streaming)
98 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Clear Channel

94.1 FM - KMPS (country)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Infinity Radio Subsidiary Operations Inc.

** 94.9 - KUOW (Public Radio, NPR, PRI, BBC - streaming, HD - KUOW²)
100 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Puget Sound Public Radio

** 95.7 FM - KJR-FM (60's, 70's hits - streaming)
98 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Clear Channel
Email only:

** 96.5 FM - KRQI (K Rock, classic alternative)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Infinity Radio Subsidiary Operations Inc.

** 97.3 FM - KBSG (rock oldies - HD)
Tacoma, WA; Owner: Entercom Seattle License, LLC

97.7 FM - KFMY (classic hits - HD licensed)
Olympia, WA; Owner: South Sound Broadcasting

** 98.1 FM - KING (classical - streaming, HD licensed)
57 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Classic Radio, Inc. (Seattle Symphony)

98.9 FM - KWJZ (jazz)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Orca Radio, Inc.

99.3 FM - KAYO (country - streaming, HD licensed)
Aberdeen, WA; (Owner: South Sound Broadcasting)

** 99.9 FM - KISW (Hard Rock - HD)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Entercom Seattle License, LLC

100.7 FM - KQBZ (The Buzz, talk - HD licensed)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Entercom Seattle License, LLC

** 101.5 FM - KPLZ (STAR 101.5, 80s & 90s hits)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Fisher Broadcasting - Seattle Radio, L.L.C.

** 102.5 FM - KZOK (classic rock)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Infinity Radio Subsidiary Operations Inc.

** 103.7 FM - KMTT (The Mountain - adult contemporary - HD)
Tacoma, WA; Owner: Entercom Seattle License, LLC
(800) 676-5688 = 676-KMTT or

104.5 FM - KMIH (X104, hip-hop, R&B)
Mercer Island High School

** 104.9 FM - KFNK (Funky Monkey, alternative rock)
17 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: Clear Channel

105.3 FM - KCMS (Christian - streaming)
54 kW; Seattle, WA; Owner: CRISTA Broadcasting

106.1 FM - KBKS (90s - HD)
Tacoma, WA; Owner: Infinity Radio Subsidiary Operations Inc.

106.5 FM - (Praise, Christian)
Lynden, WA; Owner: CRISTA Broadcasting

** 106.9 FM - KRWM (adult contemporary)
Bremerton, WA; Owner: Seascape Radio, Inc.

** 107.7 FM - KNDD (The End - Alternative Rock - HD licensed)
Seattle, WA; Owner: Entercom Seattle License, LLC

Info current as of December 2004. Listen live on

Northwest Public Radio:
   Find a NWPR Station:

Public Radio - A Short History:

Before PBS and NPR, there was NET, National Educational Television Center:

And then there was pirate radio. Radio Caroline is still broadcasting from a ship off-shore in the UK:
Pirate Radio Central:

International listening - French Internet Radio and Online News Radio: In France, Switzerland, and Canada. This site also has Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Chinese, India and Pakistan, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese and some African language stations, and links to online newspapers, and movies.

The Resurrection of Indie Radio: FM never sounded so freaking good. How the coming digital boom - and Big Radio's bottom line - is driving the new golden age of multichannel, microniche broadcasting:

Prometheus Radio - low power FM:

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank A. Clark

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Google Adding Major Libraries to Database

Is this the Great Leap Forward for the Internet? Google and the 5 universities involved announced a project that will create the Internet we've always dreamed of. The New York Times article is worth registering for:

The Deseret News makes an interesting point: "For serious searchers of knowledge -- academicians and others with a healthy thirst for such things -- easy access will breed information overload. No one will be quite sure when they have read enough. These people are bound to feel like the Sorcerer's Apprentice in Disney's classic film 'Fantasia.' Google will become an endless bucket brigade of information that threatens to bury them alive. And no one will want to be found ignorant of some piece of knowledge they should have known and would have known if they had just searched the 38th page of Google hits."

Google Scholar Search Engine:

Genealogy Search Engine:

Google Advanced Search for Genealogy:

Google Toolbar as a Win PC Essential:

Faith and doubt both are needed, not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve. - Lillian Smith

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Old Photographs

The up-to-date version of this post will be maintained at

Online Collections
DeadFred (46,348 records):

Ancient Faces (30,700+ photos):

Family Old Photos (10,000+ photos) :

Lost Faces: - 50 albums, each with many surnames

Family Fotos Online (1759 surnames):

Dating Old Photos
Follow the Clues - Dating Your Photographs:

Date an old Photo (links to Brit photo sites):

Dating Old Photographs:

Dating Old Photographs:

Photographs & Memories:

Dating Old Family Photographs using Fashion History and Styles of Photo-mounts:

Dating Photographs by Format and Technology:

Identifying Family Photographs:

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. - David Frost

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Although I can no longer call myself christian, I still love the prayer of St. Francis:
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

I have always felt that it summed up our mission here on Earth; spirits having a human experience.

Leave safety behind. Put your body on the line. Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind -- even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. - Maggie Kuhn

Monday, December 06, 2004

How Could You?

HOW COULD YOU? by Jim Willis, 2001

When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" -- but then you'd relent and roll me over for a belly rub.

My housebreaking took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed and listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect.

We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice-cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs" you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day. Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love.

She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" -- still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate.

Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love." As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears, and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them and their touch -- because your touch was now so infrequent -- and I would've defended them with my life if need be. I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams, and together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway.

There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being "your dog" to "just a dog," and you resented every expenditure on my behalf. Now, you have a new career opportunity in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family," but there was a time when I was your only family. I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home for her."

They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog, even one with "papers." You had to pry your son's fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No, Daddy! Please don't let them take my dog!"And I worried for him, and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life.

You gave me a good-bye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too. After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked "How could you?"

They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you that you had changed your mind -- that this was all a bad dream... or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me.

When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited. I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day, and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table and rubbed my ears, and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days.

As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her, and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood. She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured "How could you?"

Perhaps because she understood my dog speak, she said "I'm so sorry." She hugged me, and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself -- a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place. And with my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How could you?" was not directed at her.It was directed at you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of you. I will think of you and wait for you forever. May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty.

A Note from the Author: If "How Could You?" brought tears to your eyes as you read it, as it did to mine as I wrote it, it is because it is the composite story of the millions of formerly "owned" pets who die each year in American & Canadian animal shelters. Anyone is welcome to distribute the essay for a noncommercial purpose, as long as it is properly attributed with the copyright notice.

An alternative to the above story is Rescue. I've just found the most wonderful site for my favorite breed, the Dachshund. The Dachshund Rescue Web Page: Google a bit to find your favorite breed, and support them.

The environment that people live in is the environment that they learn to live in, respond to, and perpetuate. If the environment is good, so be it. But if it is poor, so is the quality of life within it. - Ellen Swallow Richards, 1842-1911, US chemist, ecologist

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Bright stars, Christmas stars

Bright stars, Christmas stars,
Shed your silvery light.
Shine again this Yuletide
As on that Christmas night.
Send the light of heaven
Into every waiting heart,
Bringing holy Christmas peace
That never will depart. - Carolyn R Freeman

The War of 1812

War of 1812:

General Society of the War of 1812 links:

Bibliography US Military History, War of 1812 - Causes, Diplomacy, and Politics:

US Naval History: A Bibliography - War of 1812:

NARA M1856, Discharge Certificates and Miscellaneous Records Relating to the Discharge of Soldiers from the Regular Army, 1792-1815 (6 rolls).

$$$ Ancestry has War of 1812 Service Records:
taken from Record Group 94 Records of the Adjutant General's Office, microfilm publication M602, a total of 234 rolls of film. Compiled Military Service Records (CMSR). However, this is only the volunteers. Men already in the Army who also fought wouldn't be found here, according to the description.

Tennessee Men in the War of 1812:,

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

New Google Scholar Search Engine

The up-to-date version of this post will be maintained at

"Google has launched a new Google Scholar search service, providing the ability to search for scholarly literature located from across the web," according to Search Engine Watch. They say,
"The goal is to allow and enable users to search over scholarly content," said Anurag Acharya, a Google engineer leading the project. [Scholarly literature such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, and technical reports.]

Much of this material has been added to Google over the past few months. However, the new service allows searchers to specifically search against just the academic material.... Google has worked with publishers to gain access to some material that wouldn't ordinarily be accessible to search spiders, because it is locked behind subscription barriers....

When spidering the content, Google has worked to understand who the authors of the papers are, as well as the formal titles of the papers and other documents that cite the material. These citations are a key part of the special ranking algorithm used by Google for Google Scholar.

Google says the citation extractions allows it to see the connections between papers even if these connections are not made through links. As a result, it can use citation analysis to try and put the best papers at the top of the results. Next to each paper listed is a "Cited by" link. Clicking on this link shows the citation analysis in action -- all the pages pointing at the original one listed, through textual citations, will be shown....

The same paper may be hosted in more than one place, of course. In these instances, Google picks what it believes is the best version and provides links to other versions after the paper's description. In some cases, the material is not actually online. Google may know about a paper only through references it has seen on other papers. In these cases, a Library Search [of WorldCat] and Web Search link will appear next to the paper or book's title.

You can reach Google Scholar here:

More about it, including FAQs:

Other "deep web" or "invisible web" search engines:
Google Adding Major Libraries to Database:

Google Advanced Search for Genealogy:

Google Toolbar as a Win PC Essential:

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. - W. Somerset Maugham

Friday, December 03, 2004

Commonwealth Soldiers KIA, Belgium & France

Murray Pletsch passes along a wonderful offer on the Upper Canada list. Mr. Moors notes that he is currently backlogged with requests ... and a delay should be expected. But what a wonderful offer! He doesn't mention Americans, and I'm not sure how many Americans died and are buried in Belgium and France. Thanks to Murray for passing along this kind and generous email.

Australian WWII Nominal Roll:
WWII Service Records:

Canadian Military Records and Service Files (all wars):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (both World Wars, all of the Commonwealth):

American Battle Monuments Commission site:


I'm a World War 1 researcher from Belgium. For the moment I'm doing a lot of research for Australians, New Zealanders, Irish, Canadians and British to locate their family members who were killed during the Great War in Belgium or France.

If you have any relative who fought in my country during the WW1, I would be glad the locate him and sent you a picture of his headstone. This is free of charge. (For searches and pictures in France ask for details).

The only thing I would like in return is his picture.


If the picture is of good quality then I plastify it and place it next to the headstone. This way the thousands of tourists who visit these cemeteries can see who's really buried there and do not just see the lonely, sad stone.

If you have more questions do not hesitate to contact me


Johan Moors -

When I despair...I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it ... always. - Gandhi

Thursday, December 02, 2004

World AIDS Day

We must keep fighting

World AIDS Day

We are all the same....Do all you can, with what you have, in the time you have, in the place you are. - Nkosi Johnson, dead of AIDS at age 12, 1 June 2001