Talk, Rawk, & Sqawk
Stations for Road Tripping
Good, somebody already figured this out. Radio Roadtrip.com has sorted radio stations by interstate number. Simply select the interstate, which segments you’ll be traveling, and viola! Beautiful. Another site,My Travel Tunes, filters by progam format. So, nothing left for me to do but to add my little spin. Here are some of my favorites:
San Francisco, CA. KGO AM 810. Left wing. Reason for selection: Strong signal that carries to many western states at night. If you don’t pay attention to what they’re saying they sound perfectly reasonable.
Sacramento, CA. KSTE AM 650. Right wing. Particular show: Armstrong & Getty. Hilarious, spot on commentary on politics, and culture.
Los Angeles, CA. KFI AM 640. Right wing, best overall station in country, (that I’ve found). Interesting bit of culture: Listen for propaganda commercials broadcast in English (on stations throughout the southwest) brought to you by the Mexican government. The Mexican government takes good care of her citizens (and wants us to know about it).
Gallup, NM (and other locations in/around the Navajo nation.) Culture alert: I never thought to jot down the station. Anyway, search your radio dial and you will probably come up with a station broadcasting in Navajo. Usually, I can find chanting songs with drums, but sometimes conversations.
Boise, ID. KBOI AM 670. Right wing. Reason for selection: Strong signal that carries well into bordering states at night.
Salt Lake City, UT. KSL AM 1160. Right wing. Reason for selection: Strong signal that carries to several western states at night. Particular program: The Nightside Project.
Chicago, IL. WLS AM 890. Right wing. Reason for selection: I was listening to this station while driving though Illinois on the day the Governor was arrested for attempting to sell a certain ex-US Senator’s seat. (“I have this thing and it’s f***ing golden.” – Rod Blagojevich) Fun insights on Chicago politics (and the resultant contagion in Washington).
Deschutes river, Oregon near Oregon Trail crossing.
Mount Rainier taken from Parkland, Washington
Sparks (Reno more or less), Nevada.
Goosed. Sparks, Nevada.