Often, when you are boondocking or camping at a national or state park, you will not be able to find a radio station. Also, your mobile internet may be weak, and you won’t be able to get online to stream radio, or you may not want to “spend” your limited mobile data on streaming.
Of course, you can buy a satellite radio kit, and buy a monthly subscription to a satellite radio service. This Sirius radio, with vehicle kit, costs around $60, and comes with free 3 months of streaming and satellite service, but you may not want to spend that money, or add one more monthly bill to your budget.
But there is another way, similar to downloading a podcast, that will not cost you anything, as long as you have unlimited talk minutes on the phone. And no smartphone needed, you can even use your old fashioned flip phone!
Radio Show Listen Lines
Many syndicated talk radio shows have “listen lines”, phone numbers you can call, and listen to either a live show or an archived show. These are available 24 hours a day, and can be used as long as you can get a 1x signal on your cell phone. The shows generally loop, so you may come in during the middle, but it will loop back to the beginning. As long as you have unlimited minutes and a cell signal, you may be able to listen to some of your favorite shows, no matter where you are!
Below is a list of a few Listen Lines. Also do your own research, for your own favorite shows.
The Alex Jones Show: The most banned person on the internet! Alex Jones is a unique voice that sifts through the information and exposes the underlying intentions of Globalism and the New World Order. This is the Alex Jones Listen Live Phone Number: 605-475-5800.
Infowars Livestream Feed: This listen line plays all of the Infowars shows as they go live. 605-475-3292.
The War Room with Owen Shroyer: Conservative talk and humor with Owen Shroyer. 605-475-3291
The American Journal: Conservative morning talk and call-in show hosted by Harrison Smith>
Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis: Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis is a paranormal show, which also covers current events. It’s similar to Coast to Coast, but edgier, more like the old Art Bell days. The listen line is 717-734-6922. This link will take you to all the listening options.
Jeff Rense: On the air for more than 20 years, Jeff Rense hosts an intriguing array of guests, focusing on conspiracy, paranormal, politics, and science. The listen line: (717) 734-6934
Michael Savage: Dr. Michael Savage’s passion is to unearth the truth about liberalism, borders, language, and culture, and his unparalleled stand for America’s families, has made him the most important figure in the fight for free speech and ideals in America today. Podcast by phone: (717) 966-5970
Fade to Black with Jimmy Church: This is a paranormal radio show. Jimmy Church often fills in for George Noory on Coast to Coast. The Listen line number is (605) 562-4482 and (641) 741-2415.
The Power Hour: Discussing current events, medical and naturopathic solutions, with the best experts on the radio. Call (701) 300-5252. Podcast by Phone: (717) 528-3960.
C-Span: You may be familiar with C-Span from cable TV, but they also offer commercial-free public affairs radio programming 24 hours a day. You’ll hear live coverage from Washington of important congressional hearings and key speeches from national leaders. Call the Listen Line 202-626-8888
The Liberty Radio Network: The Liberty Radio Network features conservative and libertarian talk shows. Click here for their shows. Their listen line number is 360-398-4482, and the backup line is 667-930-9900.