The Dave Ramsey Show, heard locally on KCFO AM970, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The largest independently owned, operated and syndicated talk radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show airs on more than 585 radio stations across the country, on SiriusXM, as a podcast, and on various other digital outlets for a growing audience that tops 13 million listeners every week.
The caller-driven show features Ramsey’s advice on avoiding money mistakes and his step-by-step plan to beat debt and build wealth.
How do I start digging my way out of debt?
What’s the best way to save for my kid’s college?
Should I go into business with my brother-in-law? Callers share their success stories, sometimes ending with a triumphant “debt-free scream,” and the audience is inspired by the millionaire hour where people who’ve built wealth share their journeys. “This is your show, America,” Ramsey says as he opens each broadcast.
Back in 1992, no one could have predicted the show’s longevity or its continued growth, especially not the host, Ramsey said.
“The radio show happened by accident,” Ramsey said. “I lost everything because I was stupid and borrowed too much money. When I discovered and applied common-sense financial principles in my own life and began teaching them, a friend invited me on a little broke radio station to help people with their money problems. I’m sure our delivery was horrendous, but we offered truth, instruction and hope. We’ve refined that over the years, because that’s what people need.”
Ramsey has since been honored with the National Association of Broadcaster’s Marconi Award and has a permanent place in both the NAB and National Radio Halls of Fame.
The Dave Ramsey Show is an integral part of Ramsey Solutions which is committed to helping people regain control of their money, build wealth, grow their leadership skills and enhance their lives through personal development.
The company’s success is defined by the number of people whose lives are changed by a message of hope. Through a variety of mediums, Ramsey Solutions uses common sense education to empower people to win at life and money.