Radio Station Information

The Big Talker 1480

KQAM 1480 AM

City of License:
Wichita, KS


Wichita, KS

Web site:

Steckline Communications, Inc.

KQAM is an AM radio station broadcasting at 1480 KHz. The station is licensed to Wichita, KS and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts News/Talk programming and goes by the name "The Big Talker 1480" on the air.

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Listener Comments and Reviews

I tuned in today at 2:00 to hear the Dennis Miller radio show only to hear Michael Savage instead. I will be very disappointed if I can no longer get my DMZ fix every day at 2:00. As a young conservative I have listened to the likes of Savage, Beck and Limbaugh. I had to give up listening to talk radio shows like theirs because it left me feeling to negative and hopeless about the future of our country and culture. Dennis Miller's show was a ray of sunshine for me and without his show I will no longer have any reason to listen to this station. sincerely Derek Haug
By: derek on May 13, 2014

I too was very disappointed when tuned in to hear Dennis and instead was listening to Savage.Dennis is like no other conservative voice on the air.He is the ONLY reason I turned to your station during my day. thank you Danny Helmer
By: Anonymous on May 15, 2014

Where is Dennis? Please tell me he is coming back.
By: Florena schneweis on May 16, 2014

What the heck are you doing? Dennis Miller was the ONLY reason I tuned in to your station any more. Michael Savage is going to lose listeners for you; he's not right for Kansas, and he's certainly not right for my family. I just changed the channel and won't come back until you return to sanity. And by the way, I will discuss this with everyone else I know, who are Dennis Miller fans like me.
By: Dennis FAN on May 16, 2014

Replacing Dennis Miller with any hardcore polital guy sucks, but that idiot Savage?! Good grief he used to be my signal to turn off the OTHER am station...
By: Tim Kellogg on May 16, 2014

Lord I hope you haven't dumped Jason Lewis...combined with taking on Savage, that would pretty much make this an enemy station...anti libertarian rayher than just non libertarian... Good thing radio is obsolete...
By: Tim Kellogg on May 16, 2014

I CAN'T believe you guys switched Dennis Miller and put Michael Savage in that time slot.....what a disappointment!!! I start off my day with the drive to work with Joseph Ashby and USED to end it with Miller on the drive home. I guess that routine is blown...thanks to your programming change (read ERROR)!!! Bring Dennis Back...PLEASE!
By: Anonymous on May 17, 2014

Michael Savage is a self absorbed idiot . Dennis Miller was the only reason I listened to KQAM
By: Dennis Please on May 20, 2014

I, too, listen to KQAM only for the Dennis Miller show. Savage, amusing only because of his deluded weirdness, seems acceptable if broadcast at an hour when he's more easily avoided. Miller is unique and a most welcome and refreshing alternative to the tiresome sports talkers elsewhere on the dial. Bring back The Ranter and you bring back me and, I hope, countless others.
By: Robert Getz on May 20, 2014

I, too, listen to KQAM only for the Dennis Miller show. Savage, amusing only because of his deluded weirdness, seems acceptable if broadcast at an hour when he's more easily avoided. Miller is unique and a most welcome and refreshing alternative to the tiresome sports talkers elsewhere on the dial. Bring back The Ranter and you bring back me and, I hope, countless others. And I'm not even a conservative a la DM.
By: RG on May 20, 2014

Savage is so depressing. I enjoyed DMS. I WON'T LISTEN TO 1480 Until you bring DMZ DONE!!
By: Jeff cox on May 30, 2014

Oh how disappointing. Dennis Miller was the only show I listen to on this station. Please reconsider. And bring him back.
By: Anonymous on June 14, 2014

Did anyone hear Savage ripping Glenn Beck?
By: Craig Wallace on July 11, 2014

I LOVE Clint and John on Uncorked. I'm so glad to hear local guys talking local wine and food. Thanks for airing this program!
By: Stephanie AYesh on July 23, 2014

Does anybody with KQAM read these? How did my name appear with a comment? Can you please remove it? My comment is then repeated, which is ok. Thanks, KQAM.
By: RG on July 31, 2014

Really! End the Nascar race broadcast 15 laps before the race is over!
By: Kevin on August 3, 2014

Today is not the first time you have cut off the end of a NASCAR race and go to gun talk. Who ever is the person on the computer should be fired. Some one has paid for the airing of the race to only be cut off. The last time I called him he said " I did not know the race was not over),sounds like he is not doing his job, probably texting. 1480 needs to get your act together. One unhappy camper.
By: Dick Caspari on August 3, 2014

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING MICHAEL SAVAGE ON!!!!!! I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO HIM FOR 10 YRS!!!! Now I can listen in my car!!! Won't have to drag out the computer!!! Thank you very much!!!!
By: Anonymous on August 14, 2014

what do you need more than borders, language and culture. listen to dmz at 8 or catch him on oriley.try out the Savage Nation and hear Michael clear your head.
By: Don Nobama on August 15, 2014

You people are CRAZY the savage nation is WAY better than DMZ. Dennis lost me when he stop caring about our country going to hell. He is(was) on a platform to actually do something and give people some solid info,and choose to not take advantage of it. GO SAVAGE!
By: Adam on September 8, 2014

The recorded weather forecast is out dated every week. It is recorded on Sunday with the forecast out through Wednesday and this same recording is played until Thursday. I hear it each morning and afternoon on the drive to and from work. Can you have daily weather forecast updated rather than a weekly forecast that becomes outdated after the first twenty-four hours.
By: New listner on October 28, 2014

1. I cannot find your broadcast/program schedule. Where do I find it? 2. There is a program airing right now that I am enjoying. The host has given her name several times, but I can't understand it. It is Sam _?_. Can you help me with both my questions? Thanks.
By: Joyce on November 1, 2014

January 12 Where's Glenn Beck?a Laura Ingrahm gives me a headache. I want Glenn Beck back!
By: Terry on January 12, 2015

I have nothing against the third hour on the Joseph Ashby Show but where did you put Glenn Beck??? Who is this guy that started at 2:00 pm? Again, what happened to the Glenn Beck Program? Bring them back please! Kathy
By: Katherine White on January 12, 2015

So Michael Savage is no longer on at 2pm....Instead some financial nonsense.
By: Jim White on January 13, 2015

Where did you put Glenn Beck, just lost a listener!!8731
By: Jean on January 13, 2015

What happened to the Glenn Beck program? I am sure that Joseph Ashby is a very nice man, but he is extremely boring on the radio and is a poor replacement for Glenn. And I can hear the whole Laura Ingrahm show at 11:00. If Glenn is gone for good, I'm done with your station. In addition, I miss Jason Lewis (also replaced by insipid programming) and Dennis Miller. I will listen for a couple of days to find out who your advertisers are the GB time slot and let them know that I will no longer be listening to your station. I tried to contact you through your website, but have not received a reply.
By: Juli on January 13, 2015

no Savage Nation, back to 1440 big talker in Topeka for Michael. better online anyway. Liberalism is a Mental Disorder steckline,
By: Don on January 13, 2015

Love the decision to replace Savage with Dave Ramsey. Dave will have an enormous impact on the lives of Wichitans that buy into his financial principles (hardly nonsense, Jim). I love listening to conservative talk and usually agree with Michael Savage. It's just that he is an ass of the first order.
By: Mike on January 13, 2015

No Michael savage, no Dennis Miller, no reason to listen to your station any more. So sad, because that was the lure for me to quit listening to 1330, don't really care for Hannity, but I'd rather listen to him than the boring financial program.
By: jay wolf on January 13, 2015

No Savage - No Big Talker! I'm out!
By: spaulding on January 13, 2015

Where is Savage? I quit listening to Beck and finally found Savage. Dennis Miller was boring as Hell and about 2/3 liberal. Would rather listen to Pelosi than him. Listened to 5 minutes of Dave Ramsey and started gagging. Savage was the only one who told the truth. Sorry no Savage and I'm gone.
By: Anonymous on January 13, 2015

If you have mistakenly decided to cancel Savage could you al least tell me/us what semi local radio station I can pick him up on? I would appreciate it. Dr. Savage was by far the best. And IMO the ONLY conservative radio host that has not been bought out. Hopefully when you find that you lose enough listeners that you can rethink this mistake.
By: Kandisue on January 14, 2015

Why are you not playing mike savage show? His was the best!!!! Please let me know where I can hear him.
By: Rhonda on January 16, 2015

Where is Michael Savage? Did you actually replace him with Dave Ramsey? If so, I am no longer a listener.
By: Deborah on January 16, 2015

Where is Michael Savage? Where is my General Patton?
By: linda alvis on January 17, 2015

Bring Michael Savage back I don't know what that mindless jibberish is that's in his spot, but it isn't worth listening to.
By: Justin on January 20, 2015

Savage is the only reason I listen to am radio savage no big talker! Guess I'll be listening online. Hopefully all the savage fans will do the same
By: steven on January 22, 2015

Is there a list or menu for your station listing shows/hosts and times they are on the air? Recently the schedule seems to be very different and I am wondering why.
By: Donna Henneberg on February 4, 2015

No Glenn Michael Savage.....NO MORE "BIG TALKER" RADIO.....hope you learn from such bad mistakes....not convinced now that you're actually a Conservative media outlet......TOO BAD....hope Joseph Ashby finds a different outlet as well!
By: Susan Larson on February 5, 2015

Same here! I don't care about talk radio from Wichita! If your purpose was to get me to stop listening...? Mission accomplished.
By: Jentz on February 5, 2015

I call joseph this morning 2-10-15 with some information about as saving bonds if you have any. They mature in 20 years and the its due then if you have bond purchased in 1985 they matured in 2005 and tax is due. They pay interest till 2015. The aircraft company pushed us bonds for employee to buy because the percent of participation the contract your company was awarded. Any tax not reported needs a ammended tax return.
By: David on February 10, 2015

2 pm...... Time for Michael Savage online. Big Talker is off!!
By: Sam on February 16, 2015

Will Glenn Beck return to this station?
By: D Entz on February 17, 2015

I only make it to Wichita about once a month as I live 85 miles away. I try to support advertisers with like values to mine. We spend around three thousand dollars each trip. I am no longer listening full time in the AM as Glenn Beck is no longer on,thus; I am not hearing your ads. There are always options and I am searching mine. Respectfully, Gary L. Balding
By: Gary L Balding on February 24, 2015

thank you for airing savage , beck sold out long ago savage never will ... along as you have him you'll be the big talker
By: mark on February 26, 2015

Thank you for putting Michael Savage back on. I really like his style and it's good hearing him back on your station.
By: Tony on April 19, 2015

I want Dennis Miller back. He is the most intelligent and interesting show host on radio, period. And the mid day local program has got to go. You guys are quickly losing me. I can listen to Dave Ramsey on WIBW. Please return to old programming. You can do better.
By: Phil A on April 20, 2015

put the savage nation back in the 2 to 5 slot...honestly what were you thinking replacing him with Dave ramsey? Are you trying to put your listeners to sleep? Or lose them all together? You guys put savage on at night when people are with their need to switch savage and Ramsey around. You've forced me to go to 1330 all day long and I do not care for beck, limbaugh or hannity...but anything is better than the nonsense you have defaulted to
By: steven on June 10, 2015

I would love to have the Savage nation back on at 2, instead of Dave Ramsey. Ramsey is fine, but NOT 3 hours every day. If there is a time ( on the weekend ) you repeat a show, maybe put Ramsey there Just a thought.
By: Sam on January 22, 2016

It's too bad Andy is of the opinion that his audience is comprised of Ted Kruse supporters. Today he lost me with his comments about Dr Carson. I'm a Trump supporter and I suspect Andy is a one trick pony.He is in such a hurry to try to sound like he's knowledge on every conceivable subject, when in fact he is intended not a Mark Levin,Shawn Hanniday, Rush Limbaugh.
By: Bob Petersen on February 22, 2016

Good to hear Laura Ingraham. She is the best on radio. Beck has gone bat poop crazy and Joseph Ashby has gone the same way. Unlistenable.
By: John on May 13, 2016

I can't seem to find a schedule of your programs on your site. Is one available?
By: Joyce on May 17, 2016

I turn to KQAM today to hear Laura Ingraham, but somebody named Gallagher (sp?) was on. Have you dropped Laura? I hope not. She's always a breath of fresh air.
By: Joyce on September 27, 2016

Really missing Savage in the evening, it was the joy of my after work hours. Great energy boost. Savage is crazy wisdom. A prophet with passion, humor and the deepest care, concern and love for this country. He is the great slap in the face wakeup call the country needs.
By: Andrew on September 29, 2016

What happened to Savage and Ingrahm ? They are gone and so am I. Thanks for the memories.
By: Avid Listener on September 29, 2016

Where is Savage? No body wants to hear Joe whatever his name is. He is just more of the same! What happened to Laura Ingraham? Nobody wants to hear these local ya hoo's either!
By: Dennis on September 29, 2016

Thank God that Michael is not gone, I tuned in at 6pm and no Michael just Joe Pags and I thought what the hay Michael got to political and the powers to be got freaked out and had him taken off the air. Borders, Language, Culture!
By: Phill on October 1, 2016

I can't believe you got rid of Joseph Ashby. The best part about Talk Radio in Wichita, and now he's off the air? It saddens me to see what has happened to KQAM. I feel like I've lost one of my two radio choices. Not much left for me at KQAM.
By: Joyce on November 10, 2016

KQAM The only reason I listen to KQAM is the Joseph Ashby Show. He is the Kansas Rush Limbaugh, now I only have KNSS. GOOD BYE! Mr. Patrick Forest Braman
By: Mr. Patrick Forest Braman on November 12, 2016

Andy Hooser is a thumbs up from me. Much better than Joseph A. And a high thumbs up to Michael, Laura, Joe Pags etc. Awesome radio! Thanks!
By: Mike Jennings on December 6, 2016

Enjoying Andy with the Voice of Reason.
By: Continued listener on December 15, 2016

Joe Pag (even his name is awful) is a shallow, trite, boring guy with, I suppose, the perfect radio voice, which probably fools some fools into thinking he has substance and intelligence. That female sidekick, who not only doesn't add anything to the show but whose near-constant blithering nonsense makes the show even harder to take. Why do I listen? Only when a ball game isn't on but I don't want to listen to sports gab. I discovered that Michael Savage was moved to 1330 at 8 p.m. Even though he is a lunatic who I think ought to be sued by the way he virtually libels people, I decided after a while he was an engaging, well-educated, original goofball, and I miss him on his earlier time on 1480 because I only listen to talk radio while making my meals in the kitchen. Summarily, I miss Savage, I can barely tolerate Pag & I would think there are a number of better replacements available for Pag. (How does that abrasive, obnoxious, intolerable 4-6 or whatever guy stay on 1330; I even prefer Pag to him.) With love, I close.
By: Bob on February 9, 2017

Good pre 4th of July show! We do live in a great country!
By: Continued listener on July 3, 2017

Would you please list Governor Brownbacks' accomplishments, as we don't and won't hear them in the news. I don't do Facebook. If I have this, I can share with others who don't know anything about what has taken place during his time. I have appreciated Andy's calls with our Governor, or people in his administration. He did need better PR, that is for sure. The Rebulicans seem to have this problem. More and more I enjoy the Voice if Reason. Continued listener!
By: Sam on August 10, 2017

James Thompson is a political hack. He acts very high and mighty, but he's exactly the same as those he criticizes.
By: Scott Bagwell on January 18, 2019

Listening on Feb 18, 2019. I realize today is a "holiday", but your hourly news (sports) update is obviously left over from Friday. Can you either update it, or delete it and just not have it?
By: scott bagwell on February 18, 2019

I miss, The John Batchelor Show. Please bring it back.
By: Amy on May 20, 2019

According to your posted schedule, Jim Bohannon should be on right now, but instead, Mike Galagher is on. How could you replace Jim with anybody? His program is the most unique talk show on radio. The interesting guests and subjects are second to none. I can't say that about his replacement. Please bring Jim back!
By: Joyce on May 23, 2019

I listened to the programs, "Armed American Radio" and, "The Dana Show", until this week and I am disappointed that you would remove them from their time slot.
By: Anonymous on May 25, 2019

Well I'm done with your station first you took Gun Talk off the air on Sundays, then Andy came back and took Armed American off the air at 800 Pm week days moved him to 3 Am and now he is gone. So am I
By: Lee on January 19, 2021

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