Friday, January 5, 2007

LOCAL RADIO STATION DEMOTES COAST TO COAST

If you live in the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon area you know that AM radio station KPNW replaced the first hour of Coast to Coast with -- of all people -- Lars Larson. (Larson is a right wing radio dj) From 8:00pm to 11:00pm we get Lars. C2C follows. (On Saturday C2C airs at 10:00pm.)

Why they did this, who knows. But if you’re in the area, or even if you’re not, letting them know this is unacceptable would be appreciated.

A few years ago, KUGN, the rival AM radio station, pulled Jeff Rense from its programming. I'm not fan of Rense, but I did like the fact that we had two Fortean/UFO programs -- at the same time -- to choose from. If I didn’t like the guest on one, I could tune to the other.

Now we only have one, C2C, and not the whole program at that.

4 comments:

Lesley said...

Isn't that a little strange? I don't think of Oregon as being a very right wing place, but I guess I could be wrong.

pauljs75 said...

Having a media player that can stream shoutcast, knowing call letters of alternate affiliates for a syndicated program, and using www.radio-locator.com might help if you have broadband access.

R. Lee said...

Lesley,

Oregon has this weird veneer of liberalism, but it's shallow. Underneath is a very solid conservative layer. Eugene is a University town, and Portlan's pretty liberal, but then you have the rest of the vast open spaces here, which are conservative. And Eugene is too; it's just that the University area gives it this false feeling of hippie liberalness; but it's really isn't.

Lesley said...

It sounds a lot like here. Santa Fe is very liberal, Albuquerque is pretty liberal too, but once you are out of the cities you are in a red state.