30 Years of American Dissident Voices

Kevin Alfred Strom in the first American Dissident Voices radio studio in December 1991

American Dissident Voices broadcast of 1 January, 2022

by Kevin Alfred Strom

TODAY I want to celebrate with you 30 years of this program, American Dissident Voices, which began as a discussion in William Pierce’s West Virginia office near the end of 1991, and was on the air on WWCR and WRNO shortwave shortly thereafter, in December 1991. Let’s listen to an excerpt from the very first month that ADV was on the air, an interview I did with Dr. William Pierce, founder of the National Alliance. Be aware that the references to “National Vanguard Books” are to the predecessor to today’s Cosmotheist Books, which continues and expands its tradition. Listen:

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To hear the full interview, listen to the audio version of the broadcast; here are some of the topics covered:

  • National Vanguard editorials were sometimes used as program material on American Dissident Voices.
  • The audio and video and book offerings of the National Alliance were fleshing out in late 1991 and early 1992 — what had been a single sheet catalogue in 1985 filled many pages by 1995 — and today many hundreds of titles are available online via cosmotheistchurch.org.
  • Cosmotheist Books still offers many books that were mentioned in this interview with Dr. Pierce, including the classic collection of the best articles from the Alliance’s early tabloid newspaper.
  • The National Alliance is not motivated by “hate,” as the Jews claim, but by a very deep concern for the future of our people.
  • Of all the changes wrought by rise to power of the Jews in America, the worst by far is the deliberate breaking down of the barriers between the races.
  • The National Alliance is determined to secure a future for our people by, first, bringing a strong sense of racial identity to our people.
  • Any race that wants to survive needs to jump out of the Jew-created “melting pot.”
  • Americans should not be pleased, and should not be proud, of our military aggression in the Middle East — such intervention advances the interests of Israel, and harms the interests of White Americans and kindred peoples.
  • Israel and Jews worldwide prefer to have others, like Americans and Europeans, do their fighting for them.
  • and much more!

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That was Dr. William Pierce and I speaking during one of our very first American Dissident Voices programs — a series which began in December 1991 and continues to this day (I am recording this program on the last day of 2021). Perhaps we weren’t as polished as we eventually became, and neither I nor Dr. Pierce has quite fleshed out our on-air styles in those first few weeks on the air — but I think the potential of the medium — radio, audio — had never met better nor more important subject matter than the racial decline and demise of America and the West, and the great potential for future greatness of our people, as we take control of our political and biological destiny.

When Will WIlliams and I restarted American Dissident Voices eight years ago, I shared some of the history of ADV with you: Back in those days (the 1990s), before the Internet was in many Americans’ homes, we depended on AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations —

And we made some powerful enemies. To keep us off 50,000-Watt shortwave station WRNO, organized Jewish groups boycotted the station and withdrew their advertising from it and its FM sister station — but Joe Costello, the station’s owner, believed in free speech and kept us on the air even though it cost him a huge amount of money. Then they “outed” Joe Costello as a so-called “racist,” and published in their newspapers that he had given money to — horror of horrors — David Duke’s political campaigns, trying in yet another way to ruin him financially. But Joe Costello would not bow down. American Dissident Voices stayed on WRNO — for many years.

Also defiant was the ownership and management of clear channel KXEL, an AM station that covered half of the United States and Canada at night. Pressure was applied to them again and again for months, but the station’s owners would not capitulate — and our voice was still heard. The controlled media published editorials denouncing American Dissident Voices and KXEL in both countries, and Jewish groups even tried to get the Canadian government and the Washington regime’s FCC involved. But the only thing that finally worked for them was for the enemies of free speech to out-and-out buy the station and then refuse to sell time to us, and that process took a very long time. In the meantime, twenty states and five provinces got a weekly 50,000-Watt clear channel dose of truth.

Less inspiring — but still edifying — was the case of the Delano, California FM station [KDNO] that carried our show for a while. After a few weeks, though, the general manager of the station notified us that we were being cancelled because, although he agreed with many of our positions, our failure to venerate God’s Chosen Race was “unscriptural” and a sin of such magnitude that it could never be forgiven, much less tolerated.

Then there was the curious case of the two millionaire brothers who owned a powerful Los Angeles radio station and who put American Dissident Voices on the air for a month or so. The brothers personally called Dr. Pierce on the telephone after a few shows had aired, apologizing profusely and admitting that they knew that everything we were saying about race and the organized Jewish groups was true, but that if they continued to air the show they’d have zero advertising revenue — and Black rioters burning down the station (and possibly the brothers’ homes) in very short order.

And I also told you that:

Not only are we re-starting ADV, we are re-forming the National Alliance and building a headquarters and media center in a new redoubt in Dr. Pierce’s beloved Appalachian mountains.

The National Alliance’s long-time Membership Coordinator, former Green Beret Will Williams will manage the new Alliance; I will direct its media. Both we and others who will be assisting us behind the scenes worked directly with Dr. Pierce, some of us on a daily basis, for decades.

It is time to be uncompromising again. Those who took the Alliance in a “big tent” direction, hoping for quantity at the expense of quality, have all failed — miserably. Excising the parts of Dr. Pierce’s Membership Handbook that pointed out fundamental contradictions between Christian doctrine and the National Alliance worldview did not bring numbers to our ranks nor advancement to our cause. The original Membership Handbook, the one actually written and approved of by Dr. Pierce, will be our starting point. The Cosmotheist understanding of the purpose of the Universe and the meaning of our lives, undergirded by reason and science, will be the basis of all our efforts.

…We must never lose that vision. We must not base what we say and do on gaining popularity at the expense of our long-term goals and fundamental principles. There will come a time for single-issue front groups, for cooperation with other nationalists to achieve certain limited goals, for a modus vivendi with other races and nations, but never at the expense of the goal of White living space, never at the expense of pretending to believe what we know isn’t true, never at the expense of allowing other, opposed, ideologies a place within the National Alliance leadership.

It will be objected that we are but a handful of men, and that is true. But I was there when all the men and women who had promised to help Dr. Pierce build a new community had abandoned him, and membership was at an all-time low. One by one, Will Williams came, Fred Streed came, I came, Joe Pryce of Dresden fame came, and others of sterling character and generous hearts and inspired souls came to the mountain — and we made something great grow in those Appalachian hills, something that, whatever comes, will never be forgotten. Great movements of national renewal always begin with a few trusted men, gathering together to pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to a cause that is greater than themselves, to a future that requires devotion — and action — to come into existence.

And so, on that note, let us raise a glass and toast, not just what we have done in the last 30 years of American Dissident Voices, but what our race will do, if we continue to do right, in the next 30,000.

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You’ve been listening to American Dissident Voices, the radio program of the National Alliance. This program is published every week at whitebiocentrism.com and nationalvanguard.org. Please write to us at National Alliance, Box 4, Mountain City, TN 37683 USA. We welcome your inquiries and your financial support in spreading our message of hope to our people. We also welcome your applications for membership in our community of the conscious. Once again, that address is Box 4, Mountain City, TN 37683 USA. Thank you for your help.

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