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Old 02-01-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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What's #2 then? Classical? Hip Hop? Jazz? Pan Flute?

So if it is not #2, what is? Heck, if you break down the different genres in rock (classic, hard, alternative, etc), country might beat them too.

All I know is that a country station has been the ratings giant in the Seattle market over the last two decades.
What's #2? Most likely "Old" Hits, music from 70s, 80s, 90s.



You keep saying KMPS as King? Because they won a winter qtr of 2004? No. This is more recent: Local News | Seattle radio rankings shaken up: Star 101.5 on top | Seattle Times Newspaper

You stated that KMPS has been Seattle #1 radio station many times--I disagree, even their own website doesn't tout this "fact". But it is and has been Seattle's number 1 Country Station. That's a given. Thurston County 20 years ago/Tumwater HS is not an indication of trends in Seattle.

But that's nothing to do with the OP question. OP's already been pointed to the areas that's most likely to have Country music around.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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What's #2? Most likely "Old" Hits, music from 70s, 80s, 90s.



You keep saying KMPS as King? Because they won a winter qtr of 2004? No. This is more recent: Local News | Seattle radio rankings shaken up: Star 101.5 on top | Seattle Times Newspaper

You stated that KMPS has been Seattle #1 radio station many times--I disagree, even their own website doesn't tout this "fact".

I bet KMPS has been #1 more than any other music station in the Seattle market over the last 20 years.

Again, when I regularly followed the ratings, it was #1 the most often. Using google, I have found more recent instances than 2004.

Country station KMPS is back on top - seattlepi.com

"The presence of a heavily marketed competitor in its country music format wasn't enough to keep KMPS-FM (94.1) from reclaiming the top spot among Seattle-Tacoma radio stations in the summer quarter, according to ratings and rankings released Friday by The Arbitron Co.

KMPS, which had put together a string of first-place finishes ..."
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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Take away King County and the Republicans win two out of the last three Presidential contests here. Again, the only reason the state leans blue is due to a few heavily populated, extremely deep blue areas. Spatially more territory in this state is in areas that lean red, Western Washington included.
I believe my county (Lewis) was the only county west of the Cascades that voted McCain in '08.

So, that tells me that all the other counties on the west side lean towards being more liberal.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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I believe my county (Lewis) was the only county west of the Cascades that voted McCain in '08.

So, that tells me that all the other counties on the west side lean towards being more liberal.
I don't think that is a good example. McCain was hated by the Republican base and Obama was going to win the state's electoral votes, so there was little incentive for many to vote. Look at the statewide races for gov., sec. of state, atty general, U.S. Senate, etc. for a better reading. I'll post a map later that shows the blue, red, and swing areas of Western Washington at a sub county level.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Will it be from 2006 like your last one? Remember, I posted for the elections going all the way back to 1988. McCain was not an aberration.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Will it be from 2006 like your last one? Remember, I posted for the elections going all the way back to 1988. McCain was not an aberration.
Again, in two out of the last three Presidential elections in Washington the GOP wins sans King County. Most of Seattle votes over 75% for one party, one of the least politically diverse areas of the state that is also heavily populated. That small geographic area carries heavy weight.

If you look at a voting district by voting district map, Western Washington is a pink sea with a dark blue blob in the middle.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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Right. And country music is sweeping the state. Oh, BTW, gay marriage just passed the Senate.

Local News | State Senate approves gay marriage bill | Seattle Times Newspaper

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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This is such a great day!
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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The 2008 Result on the President Election (http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?RaceTypeCode=O&JurisdictionTypeID=1&E lectionID=26&ViewMode=Results - broken link). And move your mouse on each county.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:39 AM
 
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We are looking at the Olympia area currently. Can anyone speak to how that area and surrounding area is?


Concerning the weather. The data I find on the web for rain and cloud cover seems ambiguous depending who you ask. Can anyone comment on the Olympia area, or on the variable regions on the western side. It seems too that it gets very, very cold and snowy on the East side. We can't tolerate severe snow/cold winters. Its bad enough here in Fort Collins, and it really isn't that bad compared to the time I spent in the Midwest.
As you head south of Olympia, you will get into some nice agricultural areas with more of a country lifestyle. It is also close access to Mt Rainier.I think areas like Olympia, Eatonville, Chehalis are good areas for you

I don't want you to be too scared of the Eastern side as far as weather. Some parts are indeed cold in the winter, however, Walla Walla in the south east area is actually quite mild for eastern Washington, gets a minimal amount of snow and has some beautiful farm areas and is also conservative.

A few pics I have taken of Walla Walla and the surrounding countryside.


IMG_0708 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31437246@N03/3604682777/ - broken link) by kanhawk (http://www.flickr.com/people/31437246@N03/ - broken link), on Flickr

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