Lars Larson and Carl Wolfson Are On TV Together

It's just a commercial—for now.


Who says this country's politics are hopelessly polarized? Talk radio hosts Lars Larson and Carl Wolfson have reached across the aisle to agree on something: selling gold. Larson is the right-wing pundit who rules Portland's talk airwaves, and Wolfson the progressive morning host now returning to terrestrial radio after losing KPOJ-AM 620 to sports.This week, they began appearing on television together, ...   More
Friday, October 25, 2013 AARON MESH

Clear Channel Moves Trail Blazers to KPOJ

Carl Wolfson congratulates the "Fighting Modas."


When Clear Channel pulled the plug last November on progressive talk radio station KPOJ-AM 620 and switched the format to Fox Sports Radio, many irate listeners wondered what the station brass were thinking.Now it's official: Clear Channel was opening a space on the dial for the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers announced Thursday that KPOJ is now the team's flagship station. Clear Channel's local ...   More
Friday, August 30, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Fox Sports Radio KPOJ Ratings Continue to Plummet


Last year Clear Channel Communications axed progressive talk radio station KPOJ-AM 620 and flipped the signal to Fox Sports Radio, a move company executives said was based on ratings and advertising.Anchored by Carl Wolfson and his morning show, KPOJ was the 22nd-ranked radio station in the 48-station Portland market. Over its last 14 months, the station averaged a 0.8 share of the Portland radio market, ...   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Carl Wolfson Passes $40,000 Radio Fundraising Goal

Pledges donations to shooting victims' families


Carl Wolfson got his Christmas gifts early. It took less than a week for Wolfson to raise $40,000 he was seeking to start an Internet talk radio show. The former morning host on progressive talk station KPOJ-AM 620 surpassed his Kickstarter fundraising goal last night, six days after launching the campaign. As of this morning, 681 people have donated $40,538 to a 90-minute streaming web broadcast, ...   More
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 AARON MESH

Carl Wolfson Launching Internet Radio Show

Former KPOJ host begins raising funds on Kickstarter


 Former KPOJ-AM 620 progressive talk host Carl Wolfson is preparing to revive his radio show—this time on the Internet. KPOJ’s owner, Clear Channel Communications, canceled Wolfson’s three-hour morning drive-time show right after Election Day and flipped the station’s format to Fox Sports Radio, igniting a furor among Wolfson’s listeners who suspected a vast right-wing conspiracy. Wolfson ...   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Who Killed KPOJ?

Many see a right-wing conspiracy in the death of Portland’s commercial progressive talk-radio station. But Bain didn’t act alone.

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Carl Wolfson’s last show on KPOJ-AM 620 sounded like victory.  For the past six years, Wolfson, a former standup...   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 AARON MESH

Former KPOJ Host Carl Wolfson Hunting for a New Station

"I'm not going anywhere," he tells WW.


 Former progressive talk-radio host Carl Wolfson says he’s been busy meeting with potential backers to return him to the airwaves since KPOJ-AM 620 switched to an all-sports format Nov. 9. “I would love to be the voice for progressive talk radio in this city,” Wolfson says. “We’re looking for a way, a model, a station. I’m not going anywhere.” Station owner Clear Channel, partly ...   More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 AARON MESH

Bummer: KPOJ's Christine Alexander Is Leaving

One of the favorite parts of my week is when KPOJ is nice enough to have me on air just after 8 am with Carl Wolfson and Christine Alexander every Wednesday morning. We talk about the edition of WW that's just hit the streets and in the process, I've come to genuinely enjoy Carl and Christine as smart and funny people. So it's with real sadness that I learn this morning that Christine is ...   More
Friday, July 23, 2010 HANK STERN


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