Progressive Talk Stations

This is a change I’ve resisted – splitting “news talk” stations into Progressive vs Conservative stations, but the time has come.   Since the failure of Air America and the migration of almost all so-called “Progressive” hosts to Dial Global, there are very few radio stations left that are not all on one side or the other of the coming civil war.

List of Progressive Radio Stations

I probably missed a few – especially those that don’t stream.

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6 Responses to Progressive Talk Stations

  1. Art Stone says:

    I’m also creating a Conservative Talk Station list. The criteria will be that the station has 12 or more hours a day of syndicated talk with a strong political bias in one direction

  2. Art Stone says:

    This is evolving and you’ll start to get unhappy for a bit 🙂

    I’m putting stations into three piles: Progressive, Conservative, and Variety (those with less than 12 hours a day of syndicated political talk on weekdays)

    For purposes of that determination:

    Progressive: Press, Hartmann, Schultz, Stephanie Miller, Rhodes, Malloy, Smerconish, Alan Colmes

    Conservative: Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Savage, Humphries, Dennis Miller, Bill Bennett, Gallagher, Prager, Medved, Hewitt, Todd Schnitt, Jason Lewis, Quinn & Rose, Ingraham, Chris Plante, Redeye Radio, John Gibson, Tom Sullivan, Lars Larson

    Neither: Dave Ramsey, Clark Howard, Neal Boortz, Jerry Doyle, Coast to Coast, Joy Browne, Phil Hendrie, Jon Grayson, Jim Bohannon, Kate Delaney, Doug Stephan, John Batchelor, Free Talk Live, John & Jeff, ARN news, Don Imus, Alex Jones, Jim Rome

    A few of the “Neither” you could make a case for, but for now I’m looking at how much focus the host puts on only politics, or whether they talk about a variety of topics

    • Art Stone says:

      Last night, I switched things around and placed the stations I haven’t yet put into the three piles into a 4th pile called Talk (unclassified). There are enough in the 3 piles that most of the time people should at least find one radio station of their preferred station format.

  3. Parrott says:

    Uh Art, we’ll be able to search for say Dennis Prager?

    If you divide up the stations to the format, will you still show the list of stations that are carrying Dennis at 2pm ? I mean if you strictly searching for ‘Host’?
    I usually search by host and city. I like hearing local news from other towns too.
    I mean if everybody else does, you know.

    • Art Stone says:

      Did you try?

      The change is how stations are categorized, not programs. If you search by program name, you’ll get a list of all stations that carry the show, just as you always have.

      The “What’s on now” page is the one that is affected – but ONLY IF you filter by station type. The best example of this I’ve seen so far is WJNO-AM in Miami. They have 12 hours of syndicated Conservative talk (Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin) followed by 3 hours of Randi Rhodes. If you filtered “What’s on now” saying you only want to see “Progresive Talk” radio stations, then you won’t see Randi Rhodes listed – because her show is counter programming to the entire rest of the day. This is a special case because Randi is from Miami and worked for WJNO prior to going to work for Air America.

      The default Radio Station Type if you don’t choose one is now “Talk Variety” instead of Conservative News/talk.

      Prager is probably the best example of a show that will be affected if you choose to filter by only “Talk Variety” – he is almost exclusively carried on Salem’s Owned and Operated stations, which are all hard core Conservative Only radio stations. If you’re a hard core Conservative not interested in any other points of view, then set the filter to “Conservative Only”. If you aren’t, then set the station filter to “Any Format”.

      I haven’t finished putting stations into categories, so a lot of the stations are still sitting in the “Not yet categorized” category. That should mostly be sorted out in a few days, except for the stations that don’t stream, which I don’t really care about.

  4. Parrott says:

    Thanks Art. I found the station type by button. I guess I never used it before, They were all there in front of me and I just chose which station I want to listen to.

    I have to figure out how to show the show comments at the top of the list of each Host.
    Does anyone else have that disappear if you refresh ? I have my preferences set to show comments. I see them the first time I log in , but they disappear afterwards.
    Must be some setting I have in firefox.

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