Over Air America Radio
(MADISON, WIS.) "Hello all you godless infidels, out-of-the-closet atheists and happy heathens!"
That line will greet listeners Saturday to the nation's first-ever national broadcast of a freethought radio program, when the Freedom From Religion Foundation's weekly show "from the secular point of view" out of Madison, Wis., will broadcast over Air America Radio for the first time.
The first guest on Freethought Radio's national debut Sat., Oct. 6, will be Christopher Hitchens, author of the bestselling book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.
The hour-long program, hosted by Foundation co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, has been airing on Air America's Madison affiliate since April 2006 and podcasting from ffrf.org/radio/.
"This is radio for the rest of us," says Dan, who bills himself on the show as "your friendly neighborhood atheist."
"Freethought Radio offers irreverent views, news, music and interviews," adds Annie Laurie. The show includes a regular segment known as "Theocracy Alert," interviews and music.
"You can turn on the radio or TV 24/7 to be preached at. This is one hour a week of the public airwaves that offers an alternative," Annie Laurie said.
Air America Affiliates Carrying Freethought Radio
Freethought Radio will stream live over Air America. In most locations, the show will air Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. Eastern. Check your local listing to confirm times.
Affiliates currently running Freethought Radio:
Ann Arbor, Mich., WLBY-AM, 1290
Atlantic City, Cape May, N.J., WTAA-AM, 1490
Austin, Texas. KOKE-AM, 1600
Charlottesville, Va., WVAX-AM, 1450
Chicago, Ill., WCPT-AM, 850
Eugene/Springfield, Ore., KOPT-AM, 1600
Huntington/Ashland, W. Va./Ky., WRVC-AM, 930
Ithaca, N.Y., WNYY-AM, 1470
Palm Springs, Calif., KPTR-AM, 1340
St. Louis, MO, KRFT-AM, 1190 (will pre-empt for sports from time to time)
Reno, Nev., KJFK-AM, 1230
Sheridan, Wy., KYTI-FM, 93.7
Taos, N.M., KVOT-AM, 1340
Victor Valley, Calif., KSZL-AM, 1230
Freethought Radio will broadcast from 7-8 p.m Saturdays on:
New York, WWRL 1600 AM
XM Satellite, Channel 167
If your Air America affiliate is not yet carrying Freethought Radio, please ask your station to carry Freethought Radio, the only national radio show serving the 14% of the U.S. population that is not religious. To find the Air America affiliate closest to you, check: http://www.airamerica.com/stations
Broadcast from Madison, Wis.
Freethought Radio will continue to broadcast at 11 a.m. Central: Madison, Wis., The Mic 92.1 FM.
Washington State Broadcasts
In addition, since August 2007, Freethought Radio has broadcast at noon on Northwest Indy Radio, KAYO-LP, 94.3 Aberdeen, Wash, and 92.9 Olympia, Wash., which is not part of Air America.