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Introducing The Federalist Radio Hour

Later today, The Federalist will launch its first daily radio program, an hour-long show on Chicago’s WCGO 1590 that will air every day at 4pm EST/3pm CST.


I have some exciting news for those of you with ears: the first edition of The Federalist Radio Hour will premiere today. The show will be a daily 1-hour program broadcast on WCGO in Chicago, 1590 on the AM dial, a 10,000 watt station, airing from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Central time.

You can listen to the first episode and subscribe to our podcast feed here.


I’ll be your host, and I’ll be joined by editors and writers for The Federalist as well as a number of fellow writers from other publications. Our show will feature interviews, debates, roundtable discussions, and stories and segments on a variety of topics already familiar to you from The Transom and The Federalist: culture, religion, politics, sports, relationships, and more.

The show will be available for download as a podcast every day, shortly after airtime. We’ll have an RSS feed up and ready later this week (iTunes requires three episodes to submit). For the time being, you’ll be able to stream it at 4:00 p.m. Eastern/3:00 p.m. Central right here.

For today’s premiere, I’ll be joined by Rob Tracinski, who has covered the Rolling Stone craziness in his native Charlottesville and will enlighten us on the local reaction to the explosive collapse of the music mag’s tale of gang rape and fraternal malevolence. We’ll also have Michael Brendan Dougherty on to talk about baseball opening day and more.

I hope you’ll listen in, and we welcome your feedback in our new show’s inbox at Onward and upward!