Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Our program airs on over 175 radio stations. Our headquarters, with three paid staff, is located in Boulder, Colorado. AR consists of David, Joe and Gavin and a few volunteers working in a 400 sq ft office in Boulder where we do all our production and order fulfillment. David, in addition to his other duties, sends out the mail himself and always tries to include a personal 'thank you.'
Our project is sustained by donations and by your purchases of season subscriptions, recordings and transcripts. You can make a donation, including a recurring amount charged to your credit card each month, from our donations page.
If you're a foundation or individual contemplating a larger donation, your support can be tax-deductible. Contact us for details.
"An essential service for the communication needs of a democratic society." -- Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Media Monopoly
"...a source of constant high-quality radio broadcasting that challenges conventional political wisdom." -- The Progressive
"...a ray of light in the media darkness featuring voices of proposals to strengthen our democracy." -- Ralph Nader
"David Barsamian is the Studs Terkel of our generation." -- Howard Zinn
"In conversation [with David Barsamian], Chomsky is more relaxed, tentative, and discursive than he is in his books or his public speaking engagements." -- Vancouver Sun