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Forum Post: Clear Channel Peempts KPOJ Programing With F-ing Beaverball

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 21, 2012, 11:15 a.m. EST by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR
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Clear Channel Peempts Portland, OR, Progressive Talk Radio KPOJ 620 AM Programing With F-ing Beaverball bumping Ed Shultz, Randi Rhodes and Norman Goldman on weekdays, and Ring of Fire and Mad as Hell in America on weekends.

As of Friday, 2/17/12, KPOJ began snore-inducing Beavers baseball. It's un-listenable.

KPOJ says regular programing can be heard free on-line, which will soon be for fee, I-Heart-Radio.

KPOJ says it's only temporary, but I found articles that boast of a contract that goes through 2017.

http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2012/02/oregon_state_beavers_returning.html

This is BS!! Contact KPOJ and tell them no Beavs!!!

http://www.620kpoj.com/pages/contact/index.php

Hey Radio peeps, how do we start a new Prog-Talk station??? In PDX, SF??

Clear Channel hit Green 960 last month, ANY OTHERS?? http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2011/12/green-960-going-air-jan-3

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[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Here is some contact info I found. KPOJ radio is reachable by mail at 4949 Southwest Macadam Avenue Portland, Or 97239, by phone at (503) 323-6400, looks like the same number as the main switchboard from the link above.

[-] 1 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

The silence is the really creepy thing about it, the "liberal" hosts don't even mention it, or calls about it. Nothing. Black Out. But the switch board lady says they're getting lots of complaints. Can't take anything for granted. Not one damn thing... or they'll take it! Mike Malloy: "Did I tell you how much I hate these bastards??!!"

[-] 1 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Actually they talked about it on the Stephanie Miller show and mentioned how many people were calling to complain mama wasn't on in the morning anymore. Scary? Scary is a world were I have to listen to that boring, stuffy, self-important, financial adviser every morning. In my HELL he'll be on every station :o

[-] 0 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2011/12/green-960-going-air-jan-3

There's talk of Glen Beck on Green 960 soon!!

Clear Channel, face it, was no place for Prog-Talk. We need a new Air America.

[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Interesting, at the beginning of the year Thom Hartman disappeared from Green 960. Well, you can listen to him in the middle of the night, but they replaced their morning line-up with Glen Beck and some boring financial adviser. No way the financial adviser is more popular than Stephenie Miller or Thom Hartman. All this in an election year. Can't be a coincidence. Big money is starting the Chinese style censorship they need for their tyranny.

[-] 1 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

KPOJ, Green 960, any others????

Relentless!

We must be diligent!

Unite and Win! Unite and Win! 2010 Never EVER Again!!

Image and Vote! Image and Vote! "We the 1%" NOT What They Wrote!!

[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Do not go gentle into that good night...

[-] 0 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

It's the only way to fly...

[-] 1 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

I wonder if Anonymous would help with this? We need the big guns!

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[-] 1 points by wellhungjury (296) 2 years ago

But I like beaver:-(

[-] 0 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

You wouldn't like these Beavs. Randi is a far better choice.

[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

Not a fan of college ball, but it's obviously a business decision based on people voting by listening. If you're right and it's un-listenable few tune in and you'll get your talk radio back.

[-] 1 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

Biz with a side of sabotage. The whole Clear Channel ~ Prog-Talk deal has been "challenged." Meanwhile, rare Prog-Talk is diminished going into an important election. Raise hell! Look for a new station.

[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

Someone must be streaming the shows you want to listen to. Progressive radio never seems to draw enough listeners, not sure why that is, but I'd hardly call it sabotage.

[-] -1 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

I-Heart Radio, free now, for pay soon. Green 960 on HD Radio.

Prog-Talk gets limited listeners because radio markets are monopolized by RW biased companies and broadcasts. First Amendment sabotage "Free Market" style. Antitrust Law Enforcement? What Antitrust Law Enforcement?

Americans everywhere can get RW Hate Speech 24/7 through their fillings. While SF and DC can't get anything left of Fox Lies. "...not sure why that is..."

[-] 2 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

I can't believe a business would sacrifice profits for ideology. Look at which radio talkers get ratings, you have to go down to number 10 or 11 on the list to find a progressive host. Air America gave it a shot, but couldn't win an audience against Hannity or Limbaugh in local markets. It's the same today, even Savage gets three times the listeners Schultz or Rhodes does.

[-] -2 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

See above. Monopolies matter! KPOJ and Green 960!

Clear Channel is preempting Progressive Radio (what precocious little there is) !! Raise Hell!!

Unite and Win! Unite and Win! 2010 Never EVER Again!!

Image and Vote! Image and Vote! "We the 1%" NOT What They Wrote!!

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

who do you suggest?

[-] 1 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

Did yours take a dive, too??

Raise hell with KPOJ 620 AM for starters, raise hell with your congresspersons, post on your local CL, write your papers. Contact the on-air hosts and find out who to yell at. It would sure be nice to have a new Air America.

Hey Radio peeps, how do we start a new Prog-Talk station???

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[-] 0 points by GreenMonster (8) from Atlanta, GA 2 years ago

Sorry Beaver ball must producing more in advertising revenue than Progressive programming our they wouldn't do it, radio is a business and a dying one at that.

I hate to break this to people but America Left failed because normal folks don't want to hear that garbage all day long. Maybe a few hours a day, but Left radio just doesn't get the ratings.

Heard Hartman a few times, liked his show.

[-] 1 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

RW Hate and Lie Radio Monopoly is the Problem!

Clear Channel is preempting Progressive Radio (what precious little there is) !! KPOJ and Green 960!! Raise Hell!!

Unite and Win! Unite and Win! 2010 Never EVER Again!!

Image and Vote! Image and Vote! "We the 1%" NOT What They Wrote!!

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[-] -1 points by uncensored (104) 2 years ago

Do you blame them? 2 people listen to Progressive Talk Radio and 4 listen to Beaverball. That's DOUBLE the ratings!

[-] 1 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

Clear Channel is preempting Progressive Radio (what precious little there is) !! KPOJ and Geen 960!! Raise Hell!!

Unite and Win! Unite and Win! 2010 Never EVER Again!!

Image and Vote! Image and Vote! "We the 1%" NOT What They Wrote!!

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

Don't you think ClearChannel wants to make as much money as possible, like all other businesses? Obviously more people tune into the baseball game than the talk shows, otherwise they would still air the talk shows. I am sure this is nothing more than a simple business decision.

[-] 0 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

No one wants to hear Beaverball. Clear Channel was a bad match for Progressive Radio from the beginning. We need a progressive Clear Channel.

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

That makes perfect sense. I am sure they are airing something that they know no one listens to.

[-] 0 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

Glad you agree, the 1% (the owners of big media and Con employers) and GOP Cabal of America-hating zealots, are making record profits while holding America hostage, denying employment and information. We have to raise hell!! http://www.truth-out.org/right-wing-id-unzipped/1329147417

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

I would rather listen to baseball than politics, and I like politics. Most people hate politics. I have no doubt that more people actually listen to the baseball game than listen to political talk radio. If you have ratings or something to back up your claim, I would believe you. Otherwise you are just spewing propaganda.

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[-] -1 points by mediaauditr (-88) 2 years ago

Don't call the station. Clear Channel headquarters is based in Texas. That's where the programming decisions are made you idiot. Don't bother the poor folks at the station, trying to eek out a living at a shit job. It's radio, it's not glamorous. Why don't you go call Warner Bros., or bitch at Sean Penn you ball-less wonder.

[-] 0 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

People with principles don't work for despicable organizations while they dismantle the already constrained voice of the majority of people. I say everyone with principles, and we know how they have deliberately made principles very expensive these days, give an ultimatum to bring back the Progressive Talk programming, strike, or quit.

We should not have let Clear Channel in on Prog-Talk in the first place. Sean is a great idea, the voice of a great American like Sean would call attention to a diabolical First Amendment problem!!

SEAN HELP!!!!