The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour is Hillsdale College’s radio show


HILLSDALE — A two-year show airing on 27 radio stations in 11 states is exceeding expectations.

The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour, Hillsdale College’s national weekend radio show and podcast, has now surpassed one million episode downloads since its launch in February 2019.

Each show is one hour long and features multiple guests, including Hillsdale faculty members, College campus speakers, renowned writers and thinkers, alumni, and others.

Topics include everything from the politics of the day, to a discussion of great texts, to the science behind brewing beer. Radio Free Hillsdale Hour is available on all major podcast distribution sites, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

“It’s amazing to see the massive impact of this radio show,” said Matt Schlientz, vice president of marketing at Hillsdale College. “The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour has worked tirelessly to make this happen, and their efforts are paying off.”

Recent radio stations that have added the program to their weekend lineup include KFIR-AM 720 in Albany (OR), WMIQ-AM 1450 in Iron Mountain, WDMJ-AM 1320 in Marquette, and WCHT-AM 600/FM 93 .5 in Escanaba.

The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour is available on a market-exclusive basis with no fees and no trades required. The show recently began distribution through the Salem Radio Network and can be acquired from the Westwood One XDS or Salem XDS-IP.

“It’s hugely satisfying to know that so many Americans find the show and come back week after week for our stimulating conversations,” said Scot Bertram, host of The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour and associate professor of journalism at Hillsdale College. “This radio show and podcast is a great way to share the ideas being discussed here at Hillsdale.”

For more information on streaming The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour, visit or Stations can also contact Scot Bertram at [email protected]

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College has built a national reputation for its core classical liberal arts curriculum and its principled refusal to accept grants from federal or state taxpayers, even indirectly in the form of scholarships or student loans. It also leads an outreach effort to promote civil and religious freedom, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of over 5.7 million. For more information, visit


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