The Northern Alliance Radio Network is hosted by 3 different hosts: Mitch Berg, Ed Morrisey, & Brad Carlson.
The program is an offshoot of the Northern Alliance of Blogs. The idea for a radio show floated around for much of 2003, until Hugh Hewitt prevailed on the bloggers and AM1280 to put the show on the air.
The first broadcast was March 6, 2004.
Less than three weeks later, on March 23, 2004, the show did the first of over a dozen fill-ins for Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager's nationally-syndicated shows.
In January 2006, the "NARN" expanded to four hours, and split into two nominally-separate programs - "Volume I" from 11AM to 1PM, featuring Ward, "Elder", and Hinderaker, and "Volume II" from 1 to 3PM with Morrissey, Banaian, and Berg.
In August 2006, the program spawned yet another offshoot, "NARN Volume III, the Final Word" featuring Banaian and adding Michael Brodkorb of the blog Minnesota Democrats Exposed, with Berg and Morrissey doing "Volume II" as a duo. Brodkorb departed the show in January 2009, after which Banaian has continued as a solo.