Broadcasting on the radio since September 12, 2001.
The head of C-SPAN changed his schedule to make time to listen to John Batchelor and so have many news media insiders and high-level government figures in Washington and around the world. During this fast-moving dangerous era, so should you.
The audience for John Batchelor's radio show is global. The show has the world's best reporting on the war on terror and also carries nightly (M-F) the John Loftus report on current war-related "open source" intelligence. The show also features reports from journalists filing with the world's most respected press outlets.
Batchelor's show represents post-partisan, intelligence-based news analysis and reporting.(*) John and his sources unpack background to major news events over days, months, and even years so that the listener develops an in-depth, coherent view of a particular world region/issue.
First American news program to treat the United States as a superpower nation. First American news program to look at international news from a uniquely American perspective. First news program to integrate daily news coverage with 21st century issues--energy, space exploration, etc.
Witty, dramatic, and always fascinating presentation of the news. Brings back radio's Golden Age. Analysis of US politics and European/other world region politics--Middle East, China, India, Former Soviet Union, African countries, etc. Reports regularly on State Department, White House, Congress, US intelligence agencies. Nightly in-depth reporting on war on terror. US history discussions, strong on US war history. Cultural trends. Discussions about new books on literary/historical figures.
The show, based in New York City (WABC AM radio), airs on many ABC radio stations throughout USA. Show is three hours Monday-Friday nights on most stations (10:00 PM - 1:00 AM, Eastern US time).
Show airs four hours in WMAL AM region (Greater Washington, DC). Some or most of the fourth hour is aired during the regular three hour format, time permitting.
The show (or portions of it) is sometimes bumped by sportscasts on local ABC radio stations. Check ABC affiliate station websites for sports schedules.
Check affiliate ABC radio station websites for information on show times and listening via local websites. Also see John Batchelor Show website ("Q & A" and "Show Times"):
Listening via Satellite (All four show hours)
1) Sirius satellite radio, Monday-Friday 3-6 AM Greenwich Mean Time at Channel 140. Sirius Batchelor webpage:
2) XM Satellite radio Channel 125 at same time as Sirius:
Listening via Internet:
WABC website (New York 770 AM)
10 PM to 1 AM, Eastern Standard Time
3 AM to 6 AM Greenwich Mean Time
WMAL website (Washington, D.C. 630 AM)
9 PM to 1 AM, Eastern Standard Time
2 AM to 6 AM Greenwich Mean Time
* Post-partisan means Republicans and Democrats more-or-less equally get their blood pressure raised listening to the program over a period of a few weeks.
Intelligence-based means (a) the guest lineup can reflect guests with good sources in intellience agencies here and abroad, and (b) the show takes an empirical rather than agenda-based view of news.
The latter observation doesn't mean the show has no point of view (Batchelor is on the Hawkish side and strongly supports Israel); it means Batchelor is more interested in getting the story straight than pushing his point of view. He is completely up front about his personal views on US foreign policy, which is more than can be said for any other broadcast (or major press) news media outlet in the USA.
NOTE: This post does not constitute an endorsement of John Batchelor's views or the views of any of his sources. Nor is it an endorsement of the advertisers or links featured on Batchelor's website. Also, I have no connection with the John Batchelor Show, ABC and its parent corporation, ABC Radio, or any ABC affiliate stations.