Portland, Oregon’s only left wing commercial talk radio station has suddenly been switched from politics to sports.
KPOJ was the first Air America affiliate in the country, according to its supporters, who learned early on Friday that the host of the locally produced morning show had just been fired by Clear Channel effective immediately.
That afternoon, a local paper confirmed that the AM station would become “Fox Sports Radio 620” beginning in just 3 hours.
Brad Friedman is blogging about the sudden death of lefty political talk on KPOJ. Friedman accuses Clear Channel of choosing to favor its right wing talk radio stations over its left wing properties.
Fans of the station in Portland were shocked by its swift demise. Now they are scrambling to get their station back, or perhaps replace it with something else.