|A Day on the Edge, Far Right Shortwave Program Log
by Brad Heavner, October 1996
Rarely do your Far Right Radio Review hosts listen to the
worst of shortwave all day long. It is damaging enough to one's mental stability to check
in on it at periodic intervals. But to demonstrate the collective strength of the
multitude of radical reactionary right-wing radio programs now available on shortwave, we
have compiled this log -- a sampling of what can be heard in a typical day.
FRRR Log. Monday, August 19, 1996.
9-10 am. Bo Gritz, Freedom Calls, WWCR. Freemasons are taking over. Jewish bankers attack
Pat Buchanan. Life on Mars story a hoax to destroy Christianity. History of KKK. Selling
land in Idaho separatist colony. Selling gold coins for survival of economic crash.
10-10:30 am. Ron Wilson, Hour of Courage, WWCR. Dixie
theme. Report on stories in John Birch Society's New American. Relinquishing U.S.
sovereignty with foreign troops on U.S. soil. Will be forced to bow to all demands of
Japanese. Vince Foster "murder cover-up." Moral decline -- prepare for disaster
-- buy gold.
11-11:30 am. Ron Wilson, Hour of Courage, WHRI. Repeat of
11am-12pm. Lynn Standewick, Freedom Forum, WWCR. Phones
down. Explanation of all products in survivalist catalog -- water purifiers, Dutch oven
recipes, night vision goggles. Roman Catholic Church is a tool of Satan.
11:30am-12pm. Larry Bates, Unraveling the New World Order,
WHRI. Welfare reform is a big give-away to the poor. 80% tax rate coming. How to have all
of your tax debt cancelled.
12-12:30 pm. Bill Lauderbach, Domestic Shortwave Report,
WGTG. Analysis of other reactionary shortwave talk radio programs. Christian Identity,
conspiratology, freedom of racist speech.
12:30-1 pm. Bob Spear, Preparedness Hour, WGTG. Time is
running out. Tough financial times. Learn to defend yourself. Buy survivalist products.
12-3 pm. Chuck Harder, For the People, WHRI. U.S.
Taxpayers Party propaganda. Cover-ups surrounding rencent spate of plane crashes. On Wall
St. Journal article about gov't cover-up: "It's an interesting article. I haven't
read it as yet, but the headline suggests that it might have been a bungle."
1-2 pm. Randall Terry, Randall Terry Live, WWCR. Report on
U.S. Taxpayers Party convention. Bible-based legislators needed. No other issue but
abortion. Aim to take over the world.
1-2 pm. Jim Ceaderstrom, Financial Survival in the '90s,
WGTG. Promotion of coming survivalist convention in Indianapolis -- The Preparedness Expo.
Only hope is gold, silver, platinum. Best prices.
1-3 pm. Henry Feinberg, Henry Feinberg Show, WWCR. Income
tax is illegal. 1040 Form is voluntary. Right to travel freely is God-given; driving
licenses are unconstitutional. Public schools are instituting hierarchy which New World
Order will step into. Babies are marked at birth by governor for future roles in state
service. Council on National Policy will make political representation obsolete.
2-3 pm. David Smith, Newswatch Magazine, WGTG. Why the
13th and 14th Amendments (abolishing slavery and guaranteeing freed slaves full
citizenship) were undesirable and unconstitutional. Except on the larger plantations,
slaves were better off than slave-owners, as they were able to enjoy a stronger sense of
family and community. The Illuminati's control over the U.S. government.
3-4 pm. John Johnson, Patriot News Hour, WGTG. Report from
the Republic of Texas, now an independent country once again.
3:30-4 pm. Ron Wilson, Hour of Courage, WHRI. Repeat of
3-5 pm. Norm Resnick, The Norm Resnick Show, WWCR.
Information from the Creation Research Center, "evaluating science in a biblical
manner." Public schools can take your children and turn them over to Social Services
whenever they care to.
4-4:30 pm. Stan Johnson, The Prophesy Club, WHRI, KWHR.
The New World Order is going to come crashing through your front door.
4:30-5 pm. David Smith, Newswatch Magazine, WHRI. Repeat
of half of 2pm program.
5-6 pm. Paul Parsons/Rick Tyler, Voice of Liberty, WWCR.
Need for militias to stand ready. One-world socialist government is already upon us.
5-6 pm. George Douglas, Common Sense, WGTG. Off the air
5-6 pm. Pete Peters, Scriptures for America, WRNO. One of
America's leading Christian Identity leaders, today speaking on the importance of tithes
and offerings. Give generously.
5-6 pm. Steve Quayle, Blueprint for Survival, WWCR. Why
citizens should build their own criminal justice system.
5-6 pm. Mark Koernke/John Stadtmiller, The Intelligence
Report, WRMI. Lots of self-promotion as premier leaders of militia movement. Outcome-Based
Education is training our children as soldiers for the New World Order.
6-6:15 pm. Bob Hallstrom, Herald of Truth, WRMI. Crying
about his free speech rights to attack Jews as Satan's spawn and blacks as subhuman
6-7 pm. Mark Koernke/John Stadtmiller, The Intelligence
Report, WWCR. On a different station for their second hour. More on public education.
Promotion of upcoming events -- protest the raising of the UN flag on UN day in Lansing,
MI; attend a public hearing of the common law court of the "Republic of Texas."
Federal detention centers are being built to house all objectors when the crash comes.
Solicitation to rebroadcast program locally on micro-power FM stations.
6-7 pm. David Smith, Newswatch Magazine, WWCR. Repeat of
6-7 pm. Jeff Baker, The Baker Report, WGTG. Program from
violent anti-abortion activist and Florida head of U.S. Taxpayers Party. Not on the air
6-7 pm. Suzanne Harris/Jack Ludlow, The Law Loft Report,
WWCR. Ultra-conservative interpretation of the day's events on Capitol Hill.
7-8 pm. Viking International Trading, Protecting Your
Wealth, WWCR. Land rights, gun rights, county supremacy. Total financial collapse is on
the way. Buy gold; best prices.
7-8 pm. Pete Peters, Scriptures for America, WRMI.
Anti-Christ forces are taking over the world. Fight for God's true chosen ones: the white
7-8 pm. Kurt Saxon, The Kurt Saxon Show, WWCR. Readings
from 19th century letters relating to his Root Rot book. Exposing Alex Haley as a liar and
explaining that blacks brought to America as slaves were better off than those left in
Africa. Prepare for the end.
7-8 pm. Jack McLamb, The Jack McLamb Show, WHRI. Former
Phoenix police officer recruits active duty law enforcement officers and military
personnel to the militias.
8-10 pm. Tom Valentine, Radio Free America, WWCR. British
Israel and Masonic lore. Challenge any civil authority. "Ethnic cleansing is not a
war crime. It is a natural thing. It's a normal thing."
8-10 pm. John Bryant, The John Bryant Show, WWCR. Militia
march on Washington planned for Labor Day. This is the 11th hour. Children born today will
pay over 85% of earnings in taxes by the time they hit the workforce.
8:30-9 pm. Ron Wilson, Hour of Courage, WHRI. Repeat of
9-11 pm. Chuck Harder, For the People, WHRI. Repeat of two
hours of 12-3 program.
9:30-10 pm. Stan Johnson, The Prophesy Club, WHRI. Repeat
of 4pm show.
10-11 pm. William Cooper, Hour of the Time, WWCR. The
leader of the "Second Constitutional Army of the Republic" complains about a
lack of support, about other militia leaders, and of the power of secret societies.
10-11 pm. Bob Enyart, Bob Enyart Live, WHRI. "The
nation's most popular self-proclaimed right-wing religious fanatic, homophobic,
anti-choice talk show hest" rants about gays.
10-11 pm. Paul Parsons/Rick Tyler, Voice of Liberty, WWCR.
The heads of Citizens for a Constitutional Georgia bring us more on the militia movement.
It is easy enough for most of us to pass off the wild idea
that United Nations troops are going to storm out of manholes and invade the U.S. as
crazed paranoia. We can hear sporadic calls for violent action and take heart that such
hysteria is not rampant everywhere. We can be disgusted at overt racism, but realize that
it is a small number of people who would actually hope to see a race war.
In most spaces, this is certainly the case. The racist and
violent fringe does not dominate in the town square. On U.S. domestic shortwave, however,
reactionary filth is the norm. People who might not otherwise fall for the scapegoating
rhetoric of the far-right are being worn down by the sheer volume of it. A constant flow
of programming, one feeding off the twisted logic of another, breaking down the good sense
of good people hour after hour, day after day, month after month.
It is easy enough to understand why these racist and
militant organizations have turned to shortwave. AM radio networks are expensive, and
often a programmer will get run out of town when a community realizes that a particular
show cannot be squeezed into the broadest interpretation of their standards of decency.
Shortwave radio does not reach most people's daily commutes, and often they are not even
aware that the medium exists. For those who seek it out by simply buying a shortwave radio
and turning it on, however, it is as real as any information source.
Since the Federal Communications Commission in the United
States went through a deregulatory binge and seemingly eliminated the requirement that
shortwave broadcasts be directed at a foreign audience, the capacity of U.S.-based
stations to carry this type of programming has grown enormously. With this, the character
of the medium itself has been transformed as well. While international broadcasting was
traditionally the realm of the open-minded listener who wanted to hear transmissions
direct from overseas, it is now the place to go for the inspiration to build explosives
and instructions for doing so. Pick up a shortwave radio next time a gun show comes to
While progressive researchers and activists do have their
outlets on community radio and can occasionally wrestle a positive soundbite into
mainstream media, it is also essential to have a voice on shortwave. For those of us at
RFPI, it is particularly exciting to be putting our programming out for a listening
audience that would not otherwise hear such ideas. Many thanks to all the producers who
provide us with top-quality programming. And immense gratitude goes out to all who support
the Global Community Forum and the Far Right Radio Review.