Rag Radio

853px-Rag_radio2RAG RADIO:

Driving in the Left Lane!

with host Thorne Dreyer

Cutting-edge alternative journalism, politics, and culture
in the spirit of the Sixties underground press.


Listen to it here:

  • KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, 2-3 p.m. (CT) and streamed here.
  • WFTE 90.3-FM in Mt. Cobb, PA, & 105.7-FM in Scranton, PA, Sunday, 10-11 a.m. (ET) and streamed here,
  • KPFT HD-3 90.1 (Pacifica Radio) in Houston, Wednesday, 1-2 p.m. (CT) and streamed here.
  • KKRN 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA. Monday, 5:30-6:30 a.m. (PT) and streamed live here.
  • WALHRadio.com in Wilmington, OH. Streamed Thursday at 8 p.m. and midnight (ET) here.
  • KZSM.ORG in San Marcos, TX, Saturdays from 2-3 p.m. (CT). Here.
  • Internet Archive. Listen to the podcast of any Rag Radio show here.
  • The Rag Blog. Find links to all podcasts below.
  • AudioPort.org. The Rag Radio feed is available to all Pacifica stations and Pacifica affiliates here.


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Photo by Alan Pogue.

Rag Radio is a syndicated weekly radio show that features hour-long in-depth interviews and discussion about issues of progressive politics, culture, and history. Our guests include newsmakers, artists, leading thinkers, and public figures. The show also frequently features musical performance from leading artists from Austin and beyond.

Host Thorne Dreyer, who also edits The Rag Blog, was a leader in the ‘60s New Left and a pioneer of that era’s historic underground press movement. A founder of The Rag in Austin and Space City! in Houston, Dreyer also managed Houston’s Pacifica radio station, KPFT-FM.

Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, a cooperatively-run all-volunteer, solar-powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Thorne Dreyer is host, producer, and managing editor; Tracey Schulz is engineer and associate producer; Roger Baker is staff photographer; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is guest host and contributing editor; Glenn W. Smith is resident political analyst.

Contact us at RagRadio@koop.org.

Rag Radio Podcasts

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Pupulist pundit and Rag Radio regular Jim Hightower with host Thorne Dreyer, Sept. 4, 2015. Photo by Daniel Schacht. [Listen]