The Truth Underground Show

The Truth Underground Show began as a weekly LIVE Terrestrial Radio talk show hosted by Jim Rivas on WGSO Radio 990AM serving New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in July of 2017. The show focuses on the News & Narratives of the day with a focus on bringing the online "Alternative Media" out for discussion in the Terrestrial Talk Radio space.  As a result, the show routinely explores Conspiracy Theories, Conspiracy Facts, and Fake News. Currently, the show airs live on WGSO radio on Wednesday Nights from 7 pm to 10 pm CST and is replayed on Sunday Evening at 8 pm CST. Digital Live Streams are delivered on,, and on mobile devices via the Tune In App (WGSO990AM is the keyword).

When launched in July of 2017 and through to February 2020, The Truth Underground show was funded by the host, Jim Rivas', various businesses’ profits. No advertising revenue was generated by the show as none was solicited. The $1,200 per month cost was justified as part of the greater strategy of The Truth Underground Network (scheduled for full Internet launch in May of 2020).

For reasons detailed in the show history below combined with the current shutdown state, Jim Rivas' companies can no longer afford to fund the Truth Underground Radio Show. However, over the 2-1/2+ years the show has been on the air, it has grown and has quite a loyal following in its time slot. Host Jim Rivas and co-host Steve Olson, neither of whom earn a dime for their efforts, want to continue the show, especially in these dangerous times. They believe the full truth needs to be explored openly. The kind of material The Truth Underground Show explores is now routinely censored on social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter; therefore, maintaining the terrestrial/AM radio footprint, and even expanding it, is both timely and necessary.

Very few talk show and podcast hosts seem to have the courage to face the issues of the day, head-on, like Steve and Jim do on the Truth Underground Show.

Select Audience Feedback includes the following:

 “… I Can’t believe this show is legal”

“… you guys are not afraid to venture where most others will not, and I find that refreshing”

“… It’s amazing that they still allow you guys on the air!”

“… while I certainly don’t agree with everything you say, I appreciate that you talk about topics that no one else seems to want to address”.

“… Your logic and ways of presenting the facts and even theories demonstrate great intellectual honesty and solid logic, sans the hype and emotion … well, most of the time”.

“… I look forward to your show more than any other AM talk radio show, and that includes Limbaugh and the other day time talk hosts “

“… if you ever want to see how individuals with different political perspectives can and should engage in useful dialog, listen to Jim and Steve on The Truth Underground Show. It’s refreshing”.

“… thank you for arming us with tools to combat the blitzkrieg of propaganda and tricky language used to lull the masses into compliance.”

Right now the Truth Underground Show is in imminent danger of going off the air as the hosts can no longer self-fund the show. The need for these funds, or at least $1,200 per month, is immediate and critical.

We will spend 100% of what we receive through this campaign on funding the continuation and expansion of the Truth Underground Show.

Both myself (Jim Rivas) and my co-host (Steve Olson) are completely committed to continuing The Truth Underground Show and even expanding it to more live shows per week.

We both feel that our society needs this talk radio show; a radio show that explores the information NOT talked about in main-stream media, conservative media, and even the highly censored alternative media.  People need this information. More importantly, though, people need their critical thinking exercised to defeat the programming and help others through their own cognitive dissonance.

Critics in the Alternative Media and Truth Radio space have said they find the show "Cutting-Edge", "Different", "Hard-hitting", "Honest", “Important”, and "easy to listen to and participate in".  Industry watchers have informed the show they consider us #2 in night time “Alternative Reality” programming, behind only Coast to Coast radio.

The accolades are nice, yet understand, Steve and I have hosted the show out of a sense of duty. We are both busy entrepreneurs, and until now that our other primary businesses have been shut down by The GOV, didn’t have the time to host more shows. These times require more, and so accordingly, once we secure the currently monthly cost to have WGSO host and produce the show as our home station, we are prepared to add more shows per week and syndicate the show across the country.

For any of this to happen though, we must make it through this current period where a microscopic bug and the projections of bureaucrats scared out leaders into shutting down the free world; the entire world actually. For this republic to survive, a significant part of the US population must return to decisions based on factual truth, not politically biased narratives.

We need every person who can, to help us financially in any way that you can to keep this important radio show on the airwaves.

Thank you for your consideration.

Jim Rivas and Steve Olson
Hosts, The Truth Underground Show
WGSO Radio, 990 AM in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
Internet Streams: YouTube (channel: thetruthunderground), (Live Stream and podcast library), and the TUNE-IN App (iOS and Android, install and search WGSO990AM) for streaming on-the-go with your smart device.


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