Political Junkie 2018 Remembrances Special

As 2018 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. Ken interviews their colleagues, friends and the journalists who covered them, to reflect on their passions and chronicle their accomplishments. Join us for the Political Junkie 2018 Remembrances Special, as we recount these individuals’ contributions to political history, and honor their commitments to public service.

Ken’s guests include:

  • Stu Rothenberg, founding editor and publisher of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report
  • Jill Lawrence, commentary editor for USA Today
  • Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), remembering President George H.W. Bush
  • Mike Murphy, Republican strategist, remembering Sen. John McCain
  • Paul Begala, Democratic strategist, remembering Sen. Zell Miller
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), remembering Rep. Louise Slaughter
  • Mara Liasson, national political correspondent at NPR, remembering Charles Krauthammer

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Where to Hear the Special

This special episode is available on our podcast, and airing on many public radio stations throughout late-December and early-January.

City State Station Local Airtime
Phoenix AZ KJZZ 91.5 FM Sun 12/30 at 5:00am
Bayside/Eureka CA KNHM 91.5 FM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Mendocino CA KPMO 1300 AM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Mt. Shasta CA KMJC 620 AM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Redding/Shasta Lake City CA KJPR 1330 AM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Yreka CA KSYC 1490 AM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Aspen CO KAJX 91.5 FM Fri 12/21 at 6:00pm
Sun 12/23 at 7:00pm
Carbondale CO KCJX 88.9 FM Fri 12/21 at 6:00pm
Sun 12/23 at 7:00pm
Fort Myers FL WGCU 90.1 FM Sun 12/23 at 6:00pm
Marco Island FL WMKO 91.7 FM Sun 12/23 at 6:00pm
Bay City MI WUCX 90.1 FM Sat 12/22 at 10:00am
Jackson MS WJSU 88.5 FM Sat 12/22 at 11:00am
Charlotte NC WFAE 90.7 FM Sun 12/30 at 7:00pm
Wilmington NC WHQR 91.3 FM Fri 12/21 at 12:00pm
Carson City NV KNVC 95.1 FM Fri 12/21 at 12:00pm
Rochester NY WXXI 1370 AM Fri 12/21 at 8:00pm
Sat 12/22 at 4:00pm
Eugene OR KRVM 1280 AM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Grants Pass OR KAGI 930 AM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Roseburg OR KTBR 950 AM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Talent OR KSJK 1230 AM Sun 12/23 at 1:00pm
Harrisburg PA WITF 89.5 FM Mon 12/31 at 9:00am
Salt Lake City UT KCPW 88.3 FM Fri 12/28 at 10:00am
Arlington VA WERA 96.7 FM Fri 12/21 at 4:00pm
Richmond VA WRIR 97.3 FM Fri 12/21 at 9:00am

Listen to Past Specials

Political Junkie 2017 Remembrances Special
Political Junkie 2016 Remembrances Special
Political Junkie 2015 Remembrances Special
Political Junkie 2014 Remembrances Special


Carriage Information for Stations

Political Junkie’s 2018 Remembrances Special is distributed to public radio stations by PRX. The special is a standalone, evergreen program that is suitable for use at any time throughout the winter holidays and into the new year.

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Recommended Air Window: Friday, December 21, 2018 to Friday, January 4, 2019

Carriage Fee: 270 PRX points

The one-hour special follows our standard program clock.

Stations who already air an ongoing subscription to our weekly show received the program files for this special at no extra cost.

Please contact us if you would like additional information or have any further questions about airing the special.

Remembrances Special Promo

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