Citizen Radio

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Citizen Radio
Running time60 minutes
Country of originUSA
Home stationIndependent
Hosted byAllison Kilkenny
Created byAllison Kilkenny, Jamie Kilstein
Written byAllison Kilkenny
Original release8/29/2008 – present
Audio format.mp3

Citizen Radio is an internet radio show "for young people disillusioned with corporate media and a political system that doesn't speak to them."[1] It airs every weekday. The show is hosted by writer Allison Kilkenny, previously a contributor to The Huffington Post and The Nation. The show was founded by Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein.[2]

In early 2017, Kilstein was dropped from the podcast after multiple women reported predatory and abusive behavior.[3][4]

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Hosts[edit | edit source]

Allison Kilkenny is a social critic and former columnist for The Huffington Post. Kilkenny is best known for her contributions to political and humor websites like The Huffington Post, Talking Points Memo, 23/6, The Beast, CounterPunch, The Nation, and[6]

Jamie Alexander Kilstein is a comedian, writer, and radio host. He is a contributing writer for Timothy McSweeney's and made his TV debut performance on Conan with an anti-war stand up routine.[7] Kilstein is also a regular guest on SIRIUS radio.

Move to independent status[edit | edit source]

On Friday 24 September 2010, Citizen Radio announced that they would be leaving the online radio station that had hosted them since the show's start (Breakthru Radio) to go independent starting the following Monday.[8]

Citizen Radio followed the announcement by revealing a new membership model that rewards individuals and companies who provide financial support with community status, bonus content, and sponsorship messages during the podcast for the highest level of supporters.[9] Though the show relied on memberships and donations, the regular episodes of the podcast remain free to download regardless of membership status. The stated intention of the membership model is to provide financial support for the continued existence of the podcast and spur expansion to more days and richer content.

Video content[edit | edit source]

As of August 9 2010, Citizen Radio's YouTube channel began hosting new content produced by Citizen Radio focusing primarily on guest previews for upcoming episodes of the radio show and providing viewers new content separate but thematically-linked to the radio show.

Content includes videos of live Citizen Radio shows, Kilstein on tour, sketches, extended interviews and guest previews. In 2012, Citizen Radio hired Kevin Allen Caby as a video producer. He creates short animated clips and pairs archival footage with particularly notable interviews featured on the show.[10][11]

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