Backbone Radio Archives

THANKS FOR LISTENING, 2004-2010

Backbone Radio with John Andrews originated on 710 KNUS in November 2004. Signing on every Sunday at 5:00 pm, John would proclaim: “We broadcast for liberty from the rooftop of North America, high atop the continental divide. We’re the most principled, most patriotic, most faith-based, most Colorado-proud spot on your weekend radio dial. We bring you America without apologies, America with steel in her spine.”

Early in 2010, pressed by his duties as director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, John turned to Ross Kaminsky, the prolific Colorado blogger and Human Events contributor, to take on more than half of the hosting. On September 26, 2010, Kaminsky became Backbone Radio’s full-time host and Andrews reverted to scribbler journalism along with grandfather duties.

John warmly thanks the management and staff of KNUS Radio, led by Brian Taylor and Kelly Michaels, along with the all-star sidekick team of Matt Dunn, Krista Kafer, Joshua Sharf, Karen Kataline, Kathleen LeCrone, Matt Arnold, Matt Schmitz, and (once in a great while) Tina Andrews.

Archives of Backbone Radio prior to 9/26/10, along with John Andrews’ monthly issue specials, initially called Under the Dome and later known as Freedom University, are stored here.

Current programs are stored at Ross Kaminsky’s website, Rossputin.com.

OUR MANY RADIO GUESTS HAVE INCLUDED:

Bill Owens, Tom Tancredo, Cliff May, Hank Brown, Dick Armey, Bob Beauprez, Ken Gordon, Jon Caldara, Vince Carroll, Floyd Ciruli, Mark Hillman, Marc Holtzman, David Horowitz, Chris Gates, Victor Davis Hanson, David Kopel, Mike Littwin, Joel Hefley, Lee Strobel, Bill Armstrong, Joe Stengel, Jim Spencer, Al Knight, Paul Campos, George Roche, Scott McInnis, Diane Carman, Andrew Romanoff, Mike Coffman, David Harsanyi, Steven Emerson, Lola Spradley, Mark Helprin, Angelo Codevilla, Brian Kennedy, Thomas G. West, Frank Gaffney, John Marini, Charles Kessler, Rick O’Donnell, Ken Masugi, Bill Ritter, Grover Norquist, Bob Schaffer, Wayne Allard


Hear the Show: 03/21/2010

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

5PM Show Open Ross Kaminsky and Krista Kafer

5:30 Guest: State Senator Greg Brophy

6PMRob McNealy

6:30PM: Ross Kaminsky and Krista Kafer

7PM: Congressman Coffman

7:30PM: Ross Kaminsky and Krista Kafer

01/17/2010: Hear the Show

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

5PM Show Open Matt Dunn and Matt Schmitz

6PM: Matt Dunn and Matt Schmitz

7PMMatt Dunn and Matt Schmitz

Hear the Show: 03/14/2010

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

5PM Show Open John Andrews and Kathleen LeCrone with guest Dick Wadhams

5:30 Guest: J.D. Hayworth

6PM Guest:Rep. Kent Lambert

6:30PM Guest: Tim Leonard

7PM Special: Students Turn Right

03/07/2010: Hear the Show

Friday, March 12th, 2010

5PM Show Open Joshua Sharf and Ben DeGrow

6PM Guest: Gary Howell, West Virginia

6:30 to 8PM: Joshua Sharf and Ben DeGrow

Hear the Show: 02/28/2010

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

5PM Show Open John Andrews, Matt Schmitz & Joshua Sharf with Merlin Widick

5:30PM Guest: Doug Lamborn

6PM Guest: Tawfik Hamid

6:30PM: Foster Friess

7PM Guest: Joseph Phillips

7:30PM: Ed & Eddie Reinhardt

Hear the Show: 2/21/2010

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

5PM Show Open Ross Kaminsky and News of the Week

5:30PM: Ross Kaminsky and News of the Week

6PM Guest: Jed Babbin, Editor of Human Events

6:30PM: Ross Kaminsky

7PM Guest: Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center

7:30PM: Ross Kaminsky

Hear the Show: 02/14/2010

Monday, February 15th, 2010

5PM Show Open Ross Kaminsky, Matt Dunn and Joshua Sharf

5:30PM Guest: Former Congressman Bob Schaffer

6PM: Kamisky, Dunn and Sharf

6:30PM Guests:
Matt Arnold, President of Clear The Bench Colorado

7PM Guest: State Senator Greg Brophy

7:30PM: Kaminsky, Dunn and Sharf

Hear the Show: 1/17/2010: Bob Beauprez and Matt Dunn

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

5PMBob Beauprez and Matt Dunn Hour 1

6PMBob Beauprez and Matt Dunn Hour 2

7PMBob Beauprez and Matt Dunn Hour 3

Hear the Show: 1/10/2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Read John’s Show Preview

5PM Show Open John Andrews, Karen Kataline and Matt Arnold

5:30PM Guest: Ross Kaminsky

6PM Guest: Mike May

6:30PM Guests: Jon Caldara

7PM Guest: Mike Kopp

7:30PM Guest: Kevin Miller

Rebound on the right?

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

This could be a big comeback year for conservatives. I say “could.” Clearly Republicans will benefit politically from Democrats in disarray, here in Colorado where Gov. Ritter is the first casualty, as well as in Washington where Obama, Pelosi, and Reid have wildly overreached. But GOP electoral gains don’t necessary mean the return of right-minded principle in Americans’ approach to self-government. That will take a lot more soul-searching (more…)

Hear the Show: 01/03/2010

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

5PM Show Open John Andrews, Krista Kafer

5:30PM Guest: Dle Robertson

6PM Guest: Greg Brophy

6:30PM Guests: Matt Spaulding

7PM Guest: Don Fulsom

7:30PM Guest: Mike Littwin

Hear the Show: 12/22/2009

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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5PM Show Open John Andrews, Krista Kafer and Matt Arnold

5:30PM Guest: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

6PM Guest: Lang Sias

6:30PM Guests: Jimmy Lakey

7PM Guest: Jay Ambrose

7:30PM Guest: Sid Buzzell

Polidays & Holidays

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Slated on Backbone Radio, Dec. 20

Listen every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denver… 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs… and streaming live at 710knus.com.

Conservative politics and policy, our mainstay on Backbone Radio every week since 2004, will share the spotlight today with Christmas and the turn toward 2010. Join us for an overview of all the issues from health care, Copenhagen, and Afghanistan to the Colorado budget, Zhu Zhu hamsters, and the coming campaign year. Plus our holiday special including a theologian’s perspective on how Jesus’ birth changed the world and a columnist’s wrapup of the old year (more…)

Hear the Show: 12/13/2009

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Read John’s Show Preview

5PM Show Open John Andrews, Karen Kataline & Matt Schmitz

5:30PM Guest: Scott McInnis

6PM Guest: Josh Penry

6:30PM Guests: Dan Maes

7PM Guest: Lolita Hanks & Leslie Hanks

7:30PM Guest: Ben DeGrow

GOP unifies as Ritter fades

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Slated on Backbone Radio, Dec. 13

Listen every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denver… 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs… and streaming live at 710knus.com.

Don’t miss our governor’s race preview show this evening. Republicans are on offense and Dems on defense as the 2010 election year is soon to dawn. With Gov. Bill Ritter weaker than any incumbent in half a century, his party was counting on opposition infighting to keep their chances alive. The GOP unity movement of recent weeks has changed all that. I’ll talk with Republican challenger Scott McInnis about his game plan for the months ahead, with Josh Penry about why he closed ranks behind Mighty Mac, and with underdog Dan Maes (more…)