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Beyond the Beltway, hosted by Bruce DuMont, is a nationally syndicated political talk-radio show based in Chicago. It airs 7-9 PM (ET) every Sunday on more than 30 terrestrial stations and Sirius XM Satellite Radio (POTUS Channel 124) as well as online at In February 2015, Beyond the Beltway was removed from the lineup of Chicago's 50,000-watt WLS 890 AM, the show's flagship station since November 1992, and picked up by WCGO 1590 AM, a 10,000-watt station based out of Evanston, Illinois.[1]

Beyond the Beltway
Genrepolitical talk radio
Running time2 hours
Country of originUnited States
Home stationWCGO
TV adaptationsBeyond the Beltway (WYCC, CN100)
StarringBruce DuMont
Created byBruce DuMont
Original release1980 (1980) – present

It is videotaped live at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, which DuMont founded in 1987, and is shown at various times throughout the week, including Mondays at 11 PM, on CN100 in the Chicago area;[2] the televised version of Beltway was also broadcast on WYCC, Chicago's secondary PBS station, on Sunday nights from 1996[3] until the station went off the air in 2017.[4] Beyond the Beltway made headlines in March 2012 when DuMont challenged Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum for criticizing President Obama's stance on prosecuting child pornographers.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Feder, Robert (February 22, 2015). "WLS drops DuMont's 'Beltway' show". Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Schedule". Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Meet Bruce DuMont". Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. ^ Feder, Robert (September 25, 2017). "Robservations: WYCC gets reprieve to November 24". Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  5. ^ Burns, Alexander (March 19, 2012). "Santorum gets the Paterno question". Politico. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  6. ^ Foley, Elise (March 19, 2012). "Rick Santorum Calls Joe Paterno Question 'Insulting'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  7. ^ Reeve, Elspeth (March 19, 2012). "Santorum Giving Up on Suburbanites, Moderates, People Creeped Out by Penn State". The Atlantic. Retrieved 19 March 2017.

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