Political Junkie 2017 Remembrances Special

Special Now Airing on Many Public Radio Stations!

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As 2017 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 2017 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
  • Diane Anderson, remembering her father, former Illinois Congressman and presidential candidate John Anderson
  • Missi Tessier, former communications director to former Republican House Leader Bob Michel, remembering Michel
  • Michael Daly, journalist for The Daily Beast, remembering his friend Jimmy Breslin
  • Conservative leader David Keene, remembering three prominent conservatives: Vic Gold, Kate O’Beirne, and Arthur Finkelstein
  • Alabama commentator Steve Flowers, remembering former Alabama Governor Albert Brewer

Where to Hear the Special

This special episode will be released to our podcast subscribers on Thursday, December 21, and airing on many public radio stations throughout late-December and early-January.

City State Station Local Airtime
Bayside/Eureka CA KNHM 91.5 FM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Mendocino CA KPMO 1300 AM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Mt. Shasta CA KMJC 620 AM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Redding/Shasta Lake City CA KJPR 1330 AM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Yreka CA KSYC 1490 AM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Aspen CO KAJX 91.5 FM Fri 12/22 at 6:00pm
Sun 12/24 at 7:00pm
Carbondale CO KCJX 88.9 FM Fri 12/22 at 6:00pm
Sun 12/24 at 7:00pm
Paonia CO KVNF 90.9 FM TBA
Fort Myers FL WGCU 90.1 FM Sun 12/24 at 6:00pm
Marco Island FL WMKO 91.7 FM Sun 12/24 at 6:00pm
Chicago IL WBEZ 91.5 FM Sun 12/31 at 3:00pm
Morris IL WBEQ 90.7 FM Sun 12/31 at 3:00pm
Woods Hole MA WCAI 90.1 FM Sun 12/31 at 9:00pm
Bay City MI WUCX 90.1 FM Sat 12/23 at 10:00am
Jackson MS WJSU 88.5 FM Sat 12/23 at 11:00am
Wilmington NC WHQR 91.3 FM Fri 12/22 at 12:00pm
Sun 12/24 at 4:00pm
Rochester NY WXXI 1370 AM Fri 12/22 at 8:00pm
Sat 12/23 at 4:00pm
Eugene OR KRVM 1280 AM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Grants Pass OR KAGI 930 AM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Roseburg OR KTBR 950 AM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Talent OR KSJK 1230 AM Sun 12/24 at 1:00pm
Pittsburgh PA WESA 90.5 FM Thur 12/28 at 9:00pm
Texarkana TX WESA 90.5 FM Mon 1/1 at noon
Salt Lake City UT KCPW 88.3 FM Fri 12/29 at 10:00am
Arlington VA WERA-LP 96.7 FM Fri 12/22 at 4:00pm

Listen to Past Specials

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

Carriage Information for Stations

Political Junkie’s 2017 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.

Show Files: Purchase and Download from PRX

Recommended Air Window: Friday, December 22, 2017 to Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Carriage Fee: 270 PRX points

The one-hour special follows our standard program clock.

Stations airing the special are also be entitled to share Ken’s annual remembrances column on their website, which will contain a complete list of everyone in the political world who passed away in 2017.

Stations who already air an ongoing subscription to our weekly show have had the program files for this special delivered automatically to their SubAuto subscription 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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