Syndicated Programming on WADR
103.5 FM WADR brings you the best in syndicated programming that explores the world around us. Tune in for award-winning journalism, thought-provoking discussion, and music you simply won’t hear anywhere else.
All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan – 5pm Saturdays – An eclectic mix of arts and information, featuring mood-driven music mixes and interviews with figures from the worlds of literature, film, television, theater, and the visual arts.
Alternative Radio – 1pm Thursdays – A weekly one-hour public affairs program providing information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
And You Don’t Stop – 10pm Saturdays – The 120 minute Epicenter of Hip-Hop and Rap Music! Hosted by Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage fame.
Big Picture Science – 6pm Wednesdays, repeats 1pm Fridays – A production of the SETI Institute, Big Picture Science does more than interview top scientists and technology innovators. Our themed episodes connect those latest research ideas to identify emerging trends – and why they matter. Seth Shostak (the scientist) and Molly Bentley (the science journalist) use smart and humorous storytelling. They won’t just keep your attention. They’ll grab it.
Black Agenda Radio – 2pm Fridays, repeats 9am Sundays – News, commentary, and analysis from the black left. Hosts Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey, veterans of the Freedom Movement’s many permutations and skilled communicators, host a weekly magazine designed to both inform and critique the global movement for social change.
The Bradcast with Brad Friedman – 7am Weekdays – Brad Friedman is your friendly investigative blogger, journalist, troublemaker, muckraker, and all-around swell fellow. The Bradcast brings you investigative interviews, analysis and commentary ripped from the pages of The BRAD BLOG, today’s current events (if they matter) and the rest of the stuff we have to live with.
Building Bridges Radio: National Edition – 4:30pm Tuesdays, repeats 10:30am Thursdays – Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. We examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. We record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal — people’s culture.
Classic Children’s Radio – 6am Saturdays – Enjoy recordings of early radio plays and childrens’ programs including quiz shows, fairy tales, Buck Rogers, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon, and more.
Democracy Now! – 8am and 5pm Weekdays – A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.
The Devil’s Advocates Radio – 3pm Weekdays – Mike Crute and Dominic Salvia discuss the political topics of the day. It’s never personal – only politics.
Down Home Dairyland – 9pm Wednesdays, repeats 3pm Saturdays – Host Rick March distills a definitive presentation of Upper Midwestern traditional and ethnic music, from Ojibwe drums to Norwegian fiddles, from polka to salsa, from gospel choirs to southeast Asian rock bands. A resurrection of the classic Wisconsin Public Radio series that aired from 1986-2000.
Down Easy w/ Larry Kensington – 2pm Saturdays, repeats 9pm Mondays – Down Easy is a weekly mixture of gentle, mellow, laid-back music drawn from different genres.
Down The Road – 10pm Mondays – A celebration of the music and musicians of New Orleans and surrounding areas, past and present, from Baton Rouge Community Radio 96.9FM WHYR.
Freethought Radio – 10am Sundays, repeats 7pm Wednesdays – Radio for the rest of us! Slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews. Topics from a secular point of view.
Floydian Slip – 8pm Sundays – A one-hour, weekly radio journey through the history of the rock band Pink Floyd. Host Craig Bailey works classic Floyd songs, deep album cuts and Floyd’s unique brand of ambient segues into a seamless blend of music and sound best described as a listening experience. Accented with succinct and thoughtful commentary, “Floydian Slip” is programming that becomes a weekly destination for classic rock fans.
Full Moon Hacksaw – 10pm Wednesdays – Jazz & blues, collectible grooves and a touch of Latin, bookended by true classics and new releases. A wavelength of self-expression.
Geezer Rock – 9pm Sundays – A weekly, one-hour radio program that plays new music by geezers who rock. For our purposes, that’s anyone age 50+ (AARP eligible). On Geezer Rock, it’s the musicians who are the “oldies,” not the songs! Yep, we play all-new songs by all of your favorite “touch of gray” rock stars from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s who are still hitting the stages and putting out new albums of new rockin’ tunes. These songs rock, and they deserve to be heard!
If That Ain’t Country w/ Western Red – 7pm Tuesdays – If That Ain’t Country is the perfect show for stations looking to take their listeners back to a time when country music was country. With a genuine love, deep knowledge and respect for the roots of country music, If That Ain’t Country isn’t your average classic country radio show – combining unique segments, anecdotes and commentary, we tap into the authenticity and rich story-telling heritage of country music with a mix you’ll find nowhere else – and all with a uniquely Aussie approach to a US tradition.
Making Contact – 2:30pm Wednesdays, repeats 6:30am Mondays – Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.
Mayo Clinic Radio – 2pm Mondays, repeats 10am Saturdays – Mayo Clinic Radio presents the latest news and information about exercise, nutrition, prevention, and heart health. Hosted by orthopedic surgeon Tom Shives M.D. and veteran educator Tracy McCray.
OutCasting – 8pm Wednesdays, repeats 12pm Sundays – OutCasting is public radio’s LGBTQ youth program. It presents a look at issues pertaining to the LGBT community as seen through the eyes of young LGBTQ people and allies and provides insight into the broad dimensions of the LGBTQ youth experience. OutCasting goes far beyond mainstream media coverage, which tends to be limited and sensationalist. And just as important as the issues we cover is the outlet that MFPG gives to these young voices: a population still marginalized, potentially victimized, and rarely heard. The experience of being an OutCaster is one of empowering, meaningful expression in a safe environment, thus turning the meaning of the word “outcast” on its head.
Remembering Radio – 1pm Wednesdays, repeats 4pm Saturdays – Host Paul Cargill brings classic radio programs every week to 103.5 FM WADR!
Sea Change Radio – 2pm Thursdays, repeats 6am Fridays – A nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast covering the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Sprouts: Radio from the Grassroots – 2pm Tuesdays, repeats 6am Thursdays and 11am Sundays – Sprouts is a radio program that celebrates community stories. Coordinated by Pacifica Radio’s Affiliate Network, Sprouts showcases audio production at community radio stations and independent production groups from around the world. It is renowned for its diverse local voices, brought to a global media platform.
SUSPENSE – 7pm Mondays – Radio’s outstanding theater of thrills, SUSPENSE (originally aired 1940-1962) is dedicated to the thriller and mystery genre wherein the protagonist was usually thrown into strange and unusual circumstances that seemingly had no resolution. SUSPENSE features many of the famous Hollywood stars of the Golden Age of Radio.
Talk Nation Radio – 2pm Wednesdays, repeats 6am Mondays – Host David Swanson interviews guests on a wide range of topics, but with a particular focus on peace, justice, and political action. Guests have included authors, artists, activists, and elected officials.
This Way Out – 8:30pm Wednesdays, repeats 12:30pm Sundays – The only internationally distributed weekly LGBTQ radio program, currently airing on some 200 local community radio stations around the world. The award-winning half-hour magazine-style program features a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting the queer community (NewsWrap), in-depth coverage of major events, interviews with key queer figures, plus music, literature, entertainment — all the information and culture of a community on the move!
The Thom Hartmann Show – 11am Weekdays – National daily progressive talk show with news, opinion, and political debate. Thom Hartmann is the #1 progressive radio talk show host in the US and a New York Times bestselling author.
UpFront Soul w/ Sanguine Fromage – 2pm Sundays, repeats 10pm Tuesdays – Showcasing obscure artists and back-catalogue offerings from more familiar names in funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop.
Wandering Minstrels – 8pm Mondays – A weekly program spotlighting a wide variety of folk: from the traditional (i.e. Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Elizabeth Cotten), to the contemporary (i.e. John Gorka, Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch), to the cutting edge (i.e. The Punch Brothers, The Lumineers, Elephant Revival) – and all its offshoots and branches: alt-country, bluegrass, Americana, and oldtime.
With Good Reason – 1pm Tuesdays – Sarah McConnell takes you along as she examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars.