Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is an award-winning 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 corporate media. Our program airs on over 185 radio stations. With headquarters based in Boulder, Colorado and with only three paid staff, AR airs on nearly 200 radio stations.
Our project is sustained by donations and by your purchases of season subscriptions, recordings and transcripts. You can make tax-deductible contributions to our non-profit organization - RISE UP. Visit our donations page.
"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