About Us

The same cost-cutting, profit-maximization strategies that replaced many small local businesses with big-box chain stores have changed the world of radio.  Music radio once thrived with colorful local DJs introducing new tunes to an anxious audience then playing the tunes the locals requested. Talk radio traveled a similar path, filling hours of airtime with local happenings mixed with local views on national and world issues.

Today’s music radio is dominated by national providers of scientifically-designed playlists interrupted in spurts by a local voice and for talk radio, by nationally-syndicated celebrity talkers.  The “local” is virtually lost.

America Matters Media, the worldwide HOME of community radio, identifies standouts in the community to host locally-focused programs for distribution to various radio stations. Our wide range of programming spans from Reno scene experts starting your morning from 8am – 10am with the Reno Tahoe Tonight Show hosted by Oliver X bringing you the latest and greatest in arts, entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle happenings.  And ending your day is Kelly Rush and her crew with Rush Hour Radio Show afternoon drive from 5pm to 6pm along with Pat Shillito, Joe Soldano, and even Craig Moss chiming in on everything from food to football to funny stuff to not so funny stuff to news and more!  Then you can get some of the best health information anywhere from Health Matters with Dr. James Forsythe, all things investing with Ken’s Bull’s & Bears, make Business Connections with Anita, and get inside real estate tips using Doug Kaller’s decades of experience listening to Home Matters.  This is just a sampling of the wide range of programming we offer.  Our show topics range from books and authors to cars to animal welfare to law, music, mental health,veterans and military, and much, much more!

Most America Matters Media shows are currently heard live locally on KCKQ 1180 AM from 6am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday in northern Nevada and streamed online worldwide at americamatters.us.

Shows air simultaneously on our far-reaching 1180 AM signal, mobile app, and online to reach audiences worldwide; true community radio – local, national, and global!


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775-237-2266 – On Air Text
775-827-8900 – Business Office