Wisconsin’s Resistance Expanding Into Madison

Resistance Radio 1580 WTTN Madison 1510 WRRD MilwaukeeGood Karma Brands has leased Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 1580” WTTN Columbus WI to Michael Krute’s New WTTN LLC, which has flipped the station to Liberal Talk simulcasting Liberal Talk “Resistance Radio 1580” WRRD Waukesha/Milwaukee.

The 5kW day/800w critical hours WTTN covers the areas north of Madison, but has a pending application for a translator on 92.7 that will cover Madison proper. The move returns Krute to the Madison market as his “Devil’s Advocates” show originated on iHeartMedia Liberal Talk “92.1 The Mic” WXXM prior to its flip to Classic Hits in November 2016.

Wisconsin’s Resistance Radio Network has expanded, adding a simulcast of its Progressive political format on WTTN-1580 AM in Columbus/Madison, Wisconsin effective immediately.

New WTTN LLC, headed by CEO Michael Crute, has entered into a Local Marketing Agreement with Good Karma Brands to begin operating the station.

“We are excited to see our network grow and build off the success we’ve had in Milwaukee,” Crute said.

Crute’s WRRD 1510 AM Waukesha/Milwaukee station has been operating the Progressive Talk-Resistance Radio format since February 1, 2017.

WTTN 1580 AM is a 5,000-watt, AM daytime licensed station. During critical hours, two hours after sunrise and before sunset, WTTN 1580 AM transmits at 800 watts. WTTN 1580 AM is granted eligible for a FM translator in the Madison area at 92.7 FM.

Wisconsin’s Resistance Radio Network features the following weekday line-up:

Earl Ingram Show, with Earl Ingram Jr. 7?9 am weekdays.
Stephanie Miller Show 9?11 am weekdays
Thom Hartmann Show 11?2 pm weekdays
414 Wisconsin 2?3 pm weekdays
The Devil’s Advocates 3?6 pm weekdays

Mike Crute – 608?824?2260

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.


  1. I think that the legal folks at Mid-West Family will be in touch soon, regarding the “Resistance” branding.

    • My friend, who works at Midwest, was just talking about this over the weekend. Since Crute has worked on and off with them over the years, I’m sure there will be an agreement.

  2. The “Resistance” branding on WRRD predated use of it on WRIS. So Crute used the branding first for a radio format in Wisconsin.

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