About This Program

Alternative Radio, established in 1986, with David Barsamian is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Our program is carried by over 175 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners. Our headquarters are 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 he always tries to include a personal thank you.

David Barsamian
David Barsamian
One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 34th year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said.
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