Carl Wolfson Begins Broadcasting March 19 on XRAY.FM

Christian station causing downtown interference for 91.1 FM

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T-minus one week until Carl Wolfson returns to the radio dial.The progressive morning host, whose political show was axed by Clear Channel managers in 2012, will debut March 19 on new rock-and-talk radio station KXRY 91.1 FM. Wolfson, who currently airs an online radio broadcast, has put his show on a week's hiatus to move into the studio of the new station, known as XRAY.FM."Just can't escape those ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 AARON MESH

XRAY.FM Raises $40,000 in 9 Days

Donate more and the station gets a bathroom.

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Merry Christmas, Carl Wolfson.Nonprofit radio startup XRAY.FM—which aims to return progressive talkers Wolfson and Thom Hartmann to Portland airwaves alongside local indie-rock shows—last week launched a Kickstarter campaign. The ambition? To raise $40,000 in a month, in order to launch the station in January.The station has met that goal in the first nine days. Former mayoral candidate Jefferson ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 AARON MESH

Jefferson Smith Revisits Mayoral Campaign On Stage

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On Monday night, Back Fence PDX, which hosts live storytelling, celebrated its 5.5 year anniversary with a show at the Gerding Theater. Among those to take the stage was former State Representative and 2012 Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith (D-Portland). The theme of the evening was "Great Expectations" and Smith used the forum to talk about his tumultuous mayoral campaign, with particular ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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Jefferson Smith returns progressive talk radio to Portland’s airwaves.


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Jefferson Smith wants to make news again—not as the focus of the media machine but as part of it. Smith, the former candidate for Portland mayor, has engineered a broadcast-radio deal to bri   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Jefferson Smith Wants YOU

(To Pay for His 40th Birthday Trip to Africa)

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Failed Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith wants the Internet to pay for his $4,800 40th birthday trip to Africa.A user account by the name of Jefferson Smith has posted an appeal to crowdsourcing fundraising site crowdtilt.com, under the title of "Mr. Smith Goes to Liberia."The post, written by his wife, Katy Lesowski*, says its been his dream to go to the north African country.“This journey ...   More
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013 Katie Gilbert

Jefferson Smith Gets His Own Radio Show On Carl Wolfson's Talk Station

The show is called Thank You Democracy.

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Political pundits have been speculating since November where former Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) would land after losing the mayor's race to Charlie Hales.Answer: on Carl Wolfson's internet talk radio station.Wolfson announced today that starting July 18, Smith will host a new show called Thank You Democracy at 9 am Tuesdays and Thursdays. The show will follow Wolfson's program, Carl in the ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

WW Endorsement Video: In the Mayor's Race, Talk About Extending the Portland Streetcar

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Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales was the most prominent advocate of the Portland streetcar and claims it as one of his biggest success stories. The eastside streetcar "loop" has recently opened, with sparse ridership and a lack of money to operate it as planned.What does Hales think about extending more streetcar lines through the city, now that he's running for mayor?In this endorsement interview ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

WW Endorsement Video: Are You Willing to Anger Your Biggest Supporters?

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Running for office means asking for support from a lot of influence groups and powerful players. But what happens when it's your time to govern?We asked the candidates for mayor, Rep. Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales, this question: What's the one big decision they will make in their first year in office that will disappoint their biggest political supporters?Listen to their answers, as record during ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Police Union Tosses Hales $5,000

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One of the subtexts of last year's mayoral race was that the major public employee unions—all except Service Employees International Union—bet on then-Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland), who finished a distant second to Charlie Hales.Late in the race, Portland police and fire unions withdrew their endorsements of Smith, and after Hales won, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal ...   More
 
Monday, January 7, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jefferson Smith Asking Volunteers What to Do Next

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Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) is polling his mayoral campaign volunteers about what they should do next.Smith, who lost the Portland mayor's race to Charlie Hales in November and whose legislative term ends January 13, is holding a meeting tonight at Hollywood Bowl to discuss finding a political issue his volunteers might shift toward. "Jefferson and I and a handful of others wonder what the ...   More
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012 AARON MESH

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