We study the linearized Bogoliubov excitation spectrum of infinitely long anharmonically trapped Bose-Einstein condensates, with the aim of overcoming inhomogeneous broadening. We compare the Bogoliubov spectrum of a harmonic trap with that of a theoretical flat-bottom trap and find a dramatic reduction in the inhomogeneous broadening of the lineshape of Bogoliubov excitations. While the Bragg excitation spectrum for a condensate in a harmonic trap supports a number of radial modes, the flat trap is found to significantly support just one mode. We also study the excitation spectrum of realistic anharmonic traps with potentials of finite power dependence on the radial coordinate. We observe a correlation between the number of radial modes and the number of bound states in the effective potential of the quasi-particles. Finally we compare a full numerical Gross-Pitaevskii simulation of a finite-length condensate to our model of infinite, linearized Gross-Pitaevskii excitations. We conclude that our model captures the essential physics.