Political Junkie 2019 Remembrances Special

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As 2019 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 2019 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
  • Ron Rapoport, professor emeritus at the College of William & Mary, remembering former presidential candidate Ross Perot
  • Jim Rosapepe, a colleague of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, remembering Cummings
  • Former Sen. Sam Nunn, remembering Sen. Dick Lugar
  • Jerome Vaughn of Detroit radio station WDET, remembering Sen. John Conyers

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
Dothan AL WRWA 88.7 FM Mon 12/30 at 7:00pm
Troy AL WTSU 89.9 FM Mon 12/30 at 7:00pm
Phoenix AZ KJZZ 91.5 FM Sun 12/29 at 5:00am
Bayside/Eureka CA KNHM 91.5 FM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Mendocino CA KPMO 1300 AM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Mt. Shasta CA KMJC 620 AM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Pacific Grove CA KAZU 90.3 FM Sun 12/29 at 4:00pm
Redding/Shasta Lake City CA KJPR 1330 AM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Yreka CA KSYC 1490 AM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Meriden CT WNPR 90.5 FM Wed 1/1 at 9:00am
Norwich CT WPKT 89.1 FM Wed 1/1 at 9:00am
Stamford CT WEDW 88.5 FM Wed 1/1 at 9:00am
Fort Myers FL WGCU 90.1 FM Sun 12/22 at 6:00pm
Marco Island FL WMKO 91.7 FM Sun 12/22 at 6:00pm
Columbus GA WTJB 91.7 FM Mon 12/30 at 7:00pm
Ames/Des Moines IA WOI 640 AM
WOI 90.1 FM
Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Carroll IA KNSC 90.7 FM Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Cedar Falls IA KUNI 90.9 FM Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Dubuque IA KNSY 89.7 FM Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Fort Dodge IA KNSK 91.1 FM Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Iowa City IA WSUI 910 AM Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Lamoni IA KNSL 97.9 FM Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Mason City IA KRNI 1010 AM
KNSM 91.5 FM
Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Okoboji IA KOJI 90.7 FM Fri 12/27 at 12:00pm
Ottumwa IA KNSZ 89.1 FM Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Quad Citites IA KNSB 91.1 FM Wed 1/1 at 12:00pm
Sioux City IA KWIT 90.3 FM Fri 12/27 at 12:00pm
Pocatello ID KISU 91.1 FM Wed 1/1 at 9:00am
Chicago IL WBEZ 91.5 FM TBD
Elkhart IN WVPE 88.1 FM Wed 1/1 at 1:00pm
Lowell IN WLPR 89.1 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Merrillville IN WLPR 89.1 FM Sun 12/22 at 5:00pm
Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Bay City MI WUCX 90.1 FM Sat 12/21 at 10:00am
Biloxi MS WMAH 90.3 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Booneville MS WMAE 89.5 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Bude MS WMAU 88.9 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Greenwood MS WMAO 90.9 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Jackson MS WJSU 88.5 FM Fri 12/20 at 4:00pm
Fri 12/27 at 4:00pm
Jackson MS WMPN 91.3 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Meridian MS WMAW 88.1 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Oxford MS WMAV 90.3 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Starkville MS WMAB 89.9 FM Tue 12/31 at 11:00am
Wilmington NC WHQR 91.3 FM Fri 12/20 at 12:00pm
Colebrook NH WEVF 90.3 FM Sat 12/28 at 10:00pm
Concord NH WEVO 89.1 FM Sat 12/28 at 10:00pm
Keene NH WEVC 107.1 FM Sat 12/28 at 10:00pm
Hanover NH WEVH 91.3 FM Sat 12/28 at 10:00pm
Jackson NH WEVJ 99.5 FM Sat 12/28 at 10:00pm
Keene NH WEVN 90.7 FM Sat 12/28 at 10:00pm
Littleton NH WEVQ 91.9 FM Sat 12/28 at 10:00pm
Nashua NH WEVS 88.3 FM Sat 12/28 at 10:00pm
Santa Fe NM KSFR 101.1 FM Wed 1/1 at 8:00am
Rochester NY WXXI 1370 AM Fri 12/20 at 8:00pm
Sat 12/21 at 4:00pm
Southampton NY WRLI 91.3 FM Wed 1/1 at 9:00am
Eugene OR KRVM 1280 AM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Grants Pass OR KAGI 930 AM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Roseburg OR KTBR 950 AM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Talent OR KSJK 1230 AM Sun 12/22 at 1:00pm
Chambersburg PA WYPM 93.3 FM Tue 12/31 at 9:00am
Harrisburg PA WITF 89.5 FM Tue 12/31 at 9:00am
Texarkana TX KTXK 91.5 FM Wed 1/1 at 1:00am
Salt Lake City UT KCPW 88.3 FM Fri 12/27 at 9:00am
Arlington VA WERA 96.7 FM Fri 12/20 at 4:00pm
Eastville VA WHRE 91.9 FM Fri 12/20 at 1:00pm
Emporia VA WHRL 88.1 FM Fri 12/20 at 1:00pm
Gloucester Point VA WHRG 88.5 FM Fri 12/20 at 1:00pm
Nassawadox VA WHRX 90.1 FM Fri 12/20 at 1:00pm
Norfolk VA WHRV 89.5 FM Fri 12/20 at 1:00pm
Richmond VA WRIR 97.3 FM Fri 12/20 at 9:00am

Listen to Past Specials

Political Junkie 2018 Remembrances Special
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 2019 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.

Episode Files: Download from PRX

Recommended Air Window: Friday, December 20, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020

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.

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