Return to Radio

Dear Friends,

I tell you, when you’ve been walking 15-20 miles a day and sleeping in a tent for most of eight months, re-entry is tough. As I returned to Iowa two weeks ago, I thought about how much I wanted to be back on a Des Moines radio station. Given the corporate domination of the public airwaves, I knew this might be difficult or impossible.

Well, I’ve got great news: The Fallon Forum is back on radio in Des Moines! Starting December 1, we air Mondays from 11:00-12:00 noon central time on KDLF 1260 AM (“La Reina”) – a Latino station that will broadcast the Fallon Forum in English.

Ed and Forrest

Ed and Forrest

“We are very excited to have Ed join our team,” said Juan Rodriguez, the station’s owner.  “This will be our first non-Spanish-speaking program in the three years La Reina has operated.” Juan manages several other successful businesses, including Diversity Insurance and 5 de Mayo, a restaurant serving authentic Mexican food with two locations in the Des Moines metro. Here’s me and Forrest enjoying Chicken Chipotle (Forrest) and Fajitas Hawaiianas (me).

Help make this first program from my new studio a success. Yeah, I know, success will largely be determined by my choice of content and not making a fool of myself. But knowing that you are tuning-in means a lot to me. You also can listen live online at www.fallonforum.com.

Monday’s program will rebroadcast on KHOI 89.1 FM (Ames) at 5:00 pm on Wednesday and on KPVL 89.1 FM (Postville) at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

And don’t forget to come to one of eighteen public hearings on the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline. These will be held all across the state starting today. Thanks to our friends at the Sierra Club for posting the complete schedule.

Thanks, and it’s great to be back! – Ed Fallon

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