Talk Radio

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Unpaid Bills, Bad Press Keep KXFN 1380 "The X" Off the Air (For Now)

    Fans of KXFN 1380 AM "The X: Extreme Talk Radio" are likely wondering why the station disappeared from St. Louis airwaves. Unpaid bills are only part of the story. For nearly three weeks, those seeking the station's brash lineup of shock-jock comedy, sex talk and music have instead encountered dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The Gayborhood, St. Louis Radio's First Queer Talk Show, Debuts Just in Time for Pride

    June 2014 is turning into one the weirdest months in St. Louis radio history. It's got a bit of everything: An in-studio fistfight between KFNS/KXFN president Dan Marshall (now resigned) and radio host Brian McKenna? Check. An FM music station playing Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" on repea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    InsideSTL Apologizes To Albert Pujols For Jack Clark's PED Accusation

    It's been a over a month since we last heard any updates on former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark's infamous August radio broadcast in which he claimed to know "for a fact" that Albert Pujols has used performance enhancing drugs. The allegations were related to Pujols relationship with longtime Chris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Missourians Petition to Remove Rush Limbaugh Bust from Capitol: "It's An Embarrassment"

    via change.orgRush Bust. Is it time for the Rush Bust to go? Last year, we chronicled one of the most important controversies at the Capitol centered on the decision to honor Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians. It got so intense that security reportedly installed a security camera spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Radio Hosts McGraw Milhaven, Jamie Allman Feud On Twitter Over Post-Dispatch Venture

    Updates below: This month, KTRS (550 AM) morning-radio host McGraw Milhaven announced that he is teaming up with the Post-Dispatch to stream his program at And last week, he asked his followers on Twitter for some feedback on the new partnership. The response he got was probably not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Fox News Goes After Mizzou For Respecting Wiccan, Pagan Holidays, Religious Diversity

    The University of Missouri's respect for a diverse range of religious holidays -- not just the main ones, like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah -- goes "beyond political correctness." It's "almost like an excuse to do nothing." So says radio host Tammy Bruce, in an eye-opening Fox News story tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    John Cusack Should NOT Play Rush Limbaugh in Upcoming Biopic

    John Cusack's production company, New Crimes, has announced it's going to make a biographical film based on the life of conservative radio firebrand (and Cape Girardeau native) Rush Limbaugh. Sounds like a fruitful idea, for Cusack is a died-in-the-wool loony liberal, while Rush is a paranoid reacti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Ted Nugent's Outrageous Remarks at the NRA Conference: What the Videos Don't Show

    While reporting our current feature on the 2012 NRA Conference, I happened to be walking past right when Ted Nugent made these remarks: As you've probably heard, the Secret Service has arranged a meeting today with The Nuge in order to do "appropriate follow-up," but Nugent ain't concerned.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    UPDATE: Sculptor Hard at Work on Bust of Rush Limbaugh for Missouri State Capitol

    Update, March 6: More information at the end of the post, including Senator Claire McCaskill's protest and an answer to commenter Mike N's question about whether this wad of bronze is funded by taxpayer money. ------- The eagle-eyed bloggers at Fired Up! Missouri posted the news earlier this after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2011

    Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin: Defending the Republic

    Can you feel it? Discontent has been in the air this week. The news has been full of #OccupyWallStreet and its various regional sympathy protests. On the face of it, it's hard to think of something more diametrically opposed to the Occupy movement than "Defending The Republic," a rally/appearanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Schafer's Talking Pujols on WGEM

    In case you were wondering, no, that's not me. I have much better legs. ​Yesterday morning I was a guest on the ESPN affiliate in Quincy, Illinois, with Josh Houchins, the host of their morning drive program. WGEM has some of their audio files archived now, so you can go back and listen if you lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Rush Limbaugh Pushing Tea in Joplin

    Rush Limbaugh is cashing in on the tea party schtick with, yes, tea.​As if that tornado wasn't bad enough, this weekend, the town of Joplin, Missouri, got a visit from Rush Limbaugh.The bombastic radio host (and Missouri native) was there to promote a new product called Two if By Tea -- a bottled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Kyle Turley Back in St. Louis -- This Time as a Musician, Not a Football Player

    courtesy of Gridiron EntertainmentKyle Turley​Remember ex-Rams offensive lineman Kyle Turley? The long-haired, tattooed guy with all those anger-management issues? The man who once got so pissed off, he tore the helmet off a guy's head and flung it across the field? Oh yeah, that Kyle Turley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Used Condoms Can't Keep Charles Jaco Off Air, but KTRS Can; Jaco Replaced by JC Corcoran

    Charles Jaco​Effective October 22, St. Louis will lose one of its few -- if only -- politically liberal talk-radio hosts. As announced today, KTRS 550 AM plans to replace Charles Jaco in the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. slot with J.C. Corcoran, the longtime St. Louis classic-rock host whose morning show on K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    PAC Behind St. Louis Tea Party Leads to Name Calling, Bruised Right-Wing Egos

    Jamie Allman: Hungry for a fight and smells bacon.​I don't make it a habit of listening to the conservative talk station 97.1 FM (home to everyone's favorite local Tea Party babe, Dana Loesch), but a show this week did provide some quality entertainment and follow-up fireworks. It all began on Wed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    That Didn't Take Long: Black NFL Players Say They Won't Join Limbaugh-Owned Rams

    Limbaugh: Said to favor a "conservative" game. Likes plays to develop on the right -- far right. ​A few days after Rush Limbaugh publicly announced his intention of buying the St. Louis Rams (and just 48 hours after Limbaugh again made another borderline derogratory/racist comment about black athl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Think the Rams Couldn't Get Any More Despicable? Meet Their Possible New Owner...

    ​Move over Jerry Jones. Sorry, Al Davis. We bid you farewell, Bill Bidwill. The NFL soon could have a new most-hated owner. Ladies and gentlemen, through that cloud of pomp, pollution and hubris we present you Rush Limbaugh. Today the right-wing radio host confirmed that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Ashanti, Chingy, Ginuwine, Nelly and Other Celebs with Two Names Set for All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball

    On Sunday afternoon, July 12, celebrities and baseball legends will gather on the field at Busch Stadium for the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Musicians scheduled to play include Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell, Nelly, Chingy, Ashanti and Ginuwine. (No word yet on if th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Alleged Tranny Calls in Radio Show to Discuss Affair with St. Louis Rapper Chingy

    This tidbit courtesy of St. Louis hip-hop blogger extraordinaire Byron Crawford. I have no idea if the claim is true. Frankly, I don't care. To me, the real entertainment value here is watching radio hosts drink white wine from Dixie cups as they take the alleged tranny's story as gospel.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Driving with The King: Kevin Slaten Back in Radio Prime Time

    The self-proclaimed "King" of sports-radio will soon be back in the coveted afternoon drive slot. Kevin Slaten will make the move next month when he transitions to the 2 p.m to 6 p.m. hours on KSLG 1380 AM. The bombastic Slaten -- who blew his top last year after we featured him in an RFT profile -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    What Rhymes with "Blowhard?" Sing for me, America! Sing for me!Break out your rhyming dictionaries and begin honing your sense of political commentary to Jon Stewart-esque sharpness. New Line Theatre, the company that brought you Johnny Appleweed and the first non-Broadway staging of High Fidelity, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Fuzzy Math: Why the BCS Doesn't Work

    So I was in my automobile last night, driving along as I often do, and I heard something really interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I very nearly drove right off the road into some nice person's front yard. Luckily, my reflexes were good enough to save both myself and someone rhododendrons.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Izzy a Free Agent? That's OK By Me

    Well, I've done my citizen's duty; can you all say the same? I'm sure that everyone out there is tired of hearing from everyone, every single effing day, that you just gotta get out there and vote. However, that doesn't mean that I can keep myself from adding my own little exhortation to that. T ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 31, 2007

    A Bitter End

    No End in Sight

  • News

    July 11, 2007

    Special Amnesty Edicion

    The Mexican says: Learn to write good English!

  • Film

    October 25, 2006

    Film Openings

    Week of October 26, 2006

  • News

    November 16, 2005

    Name That Loon

    Who'll replace Howard Stern in the STL?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best AM Radio Personality

    Chuck Norman
    WGNU (920 AM)

  • News

    August 13, 2003

    Swirl, Smack and Spit

    We're curious about Bill Roberti's intentions, Brent Feeney's exodus and Joe Edwards' alibi; plus, Missouri will taste damn good in a waffle cone

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Hard Candy

    Crown Candy Kitchen

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Sports Call-In Radio Show

    Motorsports Weekly, KFNS (590 AM)

  • Music

    January 26, 2000


    Depending on whom you believe, the FCC's new ruling permitting low-power FM stations will either put radio in the hands of the little people or clutter up the dial

  • News

    June 16, 1999
  • News

    December 23, 1998

    Radio Free St. Louis

    A visit to Chuck Norman's Christmas Party for the Handicapped turns up some of the folks who give free speech a workout on the host's radio station, WGNU-AM

  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Frequent Fire

    A lawsuit is the latest salvo in the continuing battle over a donated AM radio station