Operational Details

Program Overview

Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics … which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country. Politicians, journalists and experts of all stripes join Ken to share smart analysis and rich historical context behind the issues shaping our national dialogue today.

Whether you’re a seasoned political junkie or a casual observer of politics, you’ll enjoy hearing informed conversation about national and regional campaigns, deep dives into noteworthy moments in political history, and intriguing tidbits of political trivia. Political Junkie is the show that aims to make politics accessible, engaging, and — dare we say it — fun.

Operational Details

Program Length: 54:00, newscast compatible
Publication: Files are available by 10:00 pm Eastern on Thursdays
Air Window: Friday at 9:00 am – Tuesday at 11:00 pm
Source: An independent production by Political Junkie LLC
Distributed by the PRX Exchange

You DO NOT need to purchase a points package on the PRX Exchange in order to carry the Political Junkie program. It is available for an annual carriage fee based on your station’s TSR.

Each program includes a billboard (0:59), three program segments (combined length of 51:00), and two floating music breaks (0:59 each). A produced weekly :30 promo is also provided, which allows for a local tag.

Political Junkie Program Clock [PDF]
Browse the Political Junkie series on the PRX Exchange

Fundraiser: Political Junkie Fall 2019 Fundraiser Show
Stations are also permitted to make segment edits to the weekly program at their discretion for fundraising purposes only.

Carriage Rates

Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie is available to stations as an ongoing subscription series. Carriage fees are based on your station’s TSR (total station revenue) and are billed by PRX on an annual or quarterly basis.

Carrying stations are permitted to air episodes of the Political Junkie program as many times as they wish, including on sub-channels and repeater stations.

Station TSRAnnual Carriage FeeApprox. Cost Per Week
Above $5 mil$5,200$100.00/week
$2.5 – 5 mil$3,400$65.38/week
$1 – 2.5 mil$2,000$38.46/week
$600,000 – $1 mil$1,200$23.08/week
$300,000 – $600,000$900$17.31/week
$25,000 – $300,000$700$13.46/week
Under $25,000$500$9.62/week

Please contact Douglas Bell, Coordinating Producer if you have any questions or concerns about these carriage rates.

How to Subscribe

If your station does not already have a membership with the PRX Exchange, you can create a new station membership for free, which allows you to subscribe to the show. (A points package on the PRX Exchange not required to subscribe to the Political Junkie program.)

Browse the Political Junkie series page, and click on the blue “Subscribe to Series” button to get started. Agree to the terms, provide your billing information, provide your carriage information, and select how you want the show files delivered.

The PRX Exchange’s automated delivery system can push the show files to your FTP server, or you can pull files down from an FTP server provided by PRX. There are several software options available for getting the files from FTP to your automation system.

For more information, view PRX’s subscription instructions or the FAQ on PRX automated delivery.

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