Progressive talk radio

By | June 2, 2005

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with talk radio. One the one hand, I like listening to what others have to say. On the other hand, the crap that some people are willing to say in public is sometimes shocking to me. Talk radio tends to attract more people who want to talk crap than those who want to engage in intelligent conversation.

Fortunately, I’ve found at least a couple of talk shows that I can stand listen to. Ironically enough, they are both on AM 760, Boulder’s progessive talk station.

Up first is Jay Marvin. Jay works the local morning show, from 6:00am – 10:00am (Mountain time zone). Jay is very interesting and usually intelligent. He brings up a number of timely, important topics, and has a number of good guests (including Colorado Senator Ken Salazar). I listen to Jay while I’m getting ready for work and driving in to work every morning.

Second is Randi Rhodes. Randi is constantly fired up, and is known to go on some delicious rants. Randi’s national, so her topics and guests have more of a national scope. I don’t know what time Randi’s show airs live, but AM760 plays her time-delayed from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Which works perfectly for me; it allows me to catch the first couple of hours of her show at work, and listen to her on the drive home.

There’s other good progressive talk out there, including Janeane Garafalo’s show, but Jay and Randi are the only two shows that I’ll go out of my way to listen to.

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