The Portland Radio Guide
What people said about Portland radio:
August and September 1997
(latest to earliest)
Sunday, September 21, 1997 2:17 PM
I just wanted to say: What do you all think Imus is? He's a fairly
conservative type. It suprises me that no one seems to like Imus AND Rush.
Anyhow-Bring IMAN back!! We need more fun radio! What's this about KINK
changing to protect their sister stations? Hope they leave the cool,unique
music in place.
Luke Steele (Interested in trading Portland airchecks and stickers? E-mail
Sunday, September 21, 1997 8:07 AM
What happened to the woman on the 10-11 p.m. hour on KBPS/KPSU on
Saturday night? She was a kick, but I haven't heard her for two or three
Saturday, September 20, 1997 4:47 AM
Looks like Westinghouse/CBS is buying ARS. The corporate conglomerates just
keep getting fatter. Look for Walter Cronkite to come out of retirement to
play "Straight Country" on 970 AM?
Friday, September 19, 1997 10:46 PM
Portland Radio Guide,
I was one of the "right wing nazi's" who followed Rush over to KEWS from
KXL. I enjoy the KEWS line. Of course a change of this magnitude is
going to make people unhappy and disoriented but it really is a small
deal. I listened to KXL for a year and a half and switched tracks the
day Rush moved - no big deal.
I do however, find Dr. Laura to be very opinionated but you know what?,
that is what she gets paid for. I like listening to all of the losers
she tears into.
K-News is alright. One suggestion would be to up their wattage from
5000 to say 50,000. It is hard to hear sometimes in the outlying areas.
Wednesday, September 17, 1997 8:53 PM
Thanks for this site. I'm currently living in Sacramento, but I check in
here all the time to see what's up in Portland. Keep up the good work!
Bryan O'Neal ( formerly of KPAM FM / 62 KGW / KNCR / KMJK)
Tuesday, September 16, 1997 3:13 PM
I would like to listen to Rush on audio net, are you up and running?
I listen at work over the internet.
Monday, September 15, 1997 7:08 PM
We need a stock market update after the noon time news like you had in the
past. Thanks, Bob Gisler
Saturday, September 13, 1997 3:12 PM
Why did you get rid of "Imus in the Morning"? There are so many news
stations. Where can I find him? Rush, Dr. L. and Mike Reagan, think
about it is that the best you can do? Bill Galleghar is your only saving
grace. Who could possibily pick a more boring cast of characters?
Jo Ann Stowell
Friday, September 12, 1997 9:26 AM
ITEM: "AM 860 set to begin broadcasting in September
Local broadcaster, Vic Ives, and his new 50,000 watt radio station at AM
860 is set to hit the air in September. The new transmitter is in, and
testing has begun. The station will operate under an LMA (local marketing
agreement) with a local religious group. Translation: that means the
format will be of a religious type. Previously, it was Ives intention to
format the station as news and information."
COMMENT: Does anybody have stats on how much $ religious stations generate?
Portland has God-knows-how-many religious stations on AM/FM/TV--tax-free,
all of them, I imagine--and I wonder how they do it. As you might be
thinking, I consider all of them nothing more than money-making
enterprises--big cults, if you will--that junk up the airwaves. I
especially like the ones that masquerade as "pop" stations playing what at
first sounds like trendy pop music. How come they have to mimic pop/rock
stations? Can't they spread their stuff without resorting to an impression
of the enemy they are fighting.
Questions, questions, questions, and no answers.
Thursday, September 11, 1997 10:35 AM
After reading several letters from listeners and ex-listeners to
KEWS stating their disappointment in the loss of Don Imas and Tom
Leykis, I thought you needed to hear from a new listener. I just
started tuning into KEWS. I followed Rush over from KXL and I'm
enjoying your station. I really like Dr. Laura in the afternoon. She's
such a bright spot in the usual psycho-babble out there. I tried
listening to Leykis in the past, but could never stay tuned for very
long as idiots annoy me. I am an avid radio listener--7AM to 7PM
daily--and I now listen to your station from 7AM to 3PM each day. I'm
sure I'm not the only one who moved over from KXL so please know there
are those of us out there who love your new line-up.
Charlotte A. Haines
Wednesday, September 10, 1997 8:49 PM
I'd like to throw my 2 cents worth in about the changes going on in
What is occuring, with the changes at KNEWs and KINK are pretty much
symptomatic of what Prez Clinton and his gang have allowed to happen with
the signing of the American Communications Act back in 1993 or 94.
They're letting large corporations run rampant over the PUBLIC AIRWAVES,
building large holdings of stations-strangling out the independent
broadcaster and effectively placing a huge clamp over the mandated
"broadcast in the public interest" clause as originally contained in the
Federal Radio Act of 1932.
What pisses me off about all of this is that people like Carl Widing at
KINK are getting blown out in order for the corporation to sqeeze another
nickle of profit out of a property they paid far too much money for.
Not only that, but what once was a competitive, free enterprise system has
now been reduced to a "lets hedge our bets on each of our stations and
eliminate any other station format in the market that might take away even
one listener from another one of our stations."
I don't call this choice. I call it MONOPOLY! UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES!
Gone are the days of encouraging on-air creativity. Now its listen to our
national consultant-or lets do it the cheap way and just copy what we're
doing in all the other markets. So much for local radio having a local,
creative identity.People like Widing, who took a radio station and help to
mold it into one of the most unique sounding stations in America are being
forced out because "corporate thinks KINK's format is taking listeners away
from our sister stations-so we'll change it". Sure this is America and a
company is free to do what it wishes. But we forget a very fundumental
principle here-THE AIRWAVES BELONG TO THE PUBLIC! And the PUBLIC IS NOT
BEING SERVED IN THE BEST INTEREST! its only the PROFIT INTEREST THAT IS
BEING SERVED. And It is my opinion that this all consuming greed factor
will be the eventual downfall of the radio industry. I am not against any
company making a profit. But when that is the only reason that motivates a
company-then I believe that company is acting in an irresponsible manner.
Unless radio listeners begin to raise hell over this-the tide will
continue. What was mandated by the government can surely be un-mandated.
Write or call your Federal officals and let them know you are "as mad as
hell and not going to take it anymore!"
scott preston@ email@example.com
Wednesday, September 10, 1997 2:36 PM
It is with regret that I view the latest line-up at what used to be
my favorite station. Gone are Imus, Leykis and Combes<sp?>. In their place
is Rush, Gallagher and the news? This is not good, not good at all. And
Dr. Laura? She's the rudest woman in America!
Let's see where that leaves us... Micheal Reagan, Doug Kaufman
and...that's it? Nobody else worth listening to? Take away the good stuff
and replace it with a bunch of yawners?
Wednesday, September 10, 1997 7:09 AM
As a commuter I appreciate the traffic information provided as a public
service by your station. I was wondering, however, why the major jam
going north on 205-5 from Vancouver to Ridgefield has not been included
in your reports? Many of us were taken by surprise Monday morning. I
listened to the traffic update and it seemed as if all was well. Then it
took me 20 minutes to get from Hazel Dell to Ridgefield on Highway 5.
Yesterday I left very early and only caught a little slowing but people
that came later up 205 had a much worse time. There are many of us going
North these days -- how about including us in the reports. Especially
with the upcoming bridge closure, it would be nice to know if those
areas are being affected.
Thank-you for you efforts to inform the community.
Tuesday, September 09, 1997 3:57 PM
Where can I find Tom Leykis since he was booted off the radio station
formerly known as KTOK? I cannot tolerate my evening commute without
him. I refuse to listen to the new format until there is something
worth listening to.
Tuesday, September 09, 1997 5:38 AM
Who is in charge of the programming line-up at KEWS 620 (K-News)? It would
be helpful if all of us could express our opinions directly to those who make
the decisions. I know they are somehow affiliated with KEX, but I would like
more specific information about who to write and/or call (i.e. name, address
and phone number). Before the changeover, I had direct contact with Trevor
Oliver (previously the program manager at KOTK), and found him very
responsive to the listeners. Now that he is with KEWS doing the morning
news, I doubt if he has any power in the decision making process. We, the
listeners, need to express ourselves directly to the powers that be in order
to effect any change. I urge everyone to make their opinions known directly
to the radio station instead of just tuning out, or complaining here on the
feedback page. Thank you in advance for the information.
Monday, September 08, 1997 3:03 PM
Did K-news do a show advertising Fat-Absorb on Sunday morn? If so please
send me the company's name. Thank you D.A.
Monday, September 08, 1997 10:59 AM
Portland Radio Guide,
I guess you can pass this on to K-News.
I do not know how to contact the new station, K-News. But what a bunch
of pencil-necked geeks!! Put back Don Imas and get rid of Rush
Limbaugh. Haven't they heard? Rush Limbaugh is a BIG FAT IDIOT!!
Boy, talk about trying to turn the clock on progressive thinking back to
the dark ages, if not the stone ages!!
Monday, September 08, 1997 10:34 AM
The old saying "Liberals think with their hearts, and conservatives
think with their heads" is SO apparent after reading the comments from
these listeners. Liberals are so emotional and reactionary - they love
to attack conservatives and attach negative connotations to the
"right-wing" without even thinking through issues intelligently. This is
why I am a conservative, and listen to conservative radio talk show
hosts. I like hearing intelligent, sensible opinions on the issues of
the day, instead of ill-informed, bleeding heart, mean-spirited,
communist-loving liberals spouting off.
Sunday, September 07, 1997 2:29 PM
It seems that folks writing in are upset that Portland's talk radio has
taken a swing to the right. While Rush and his ilk get more air-time on
commercial radio, community radio continues to provide a breath of fresh
At KBOO, 90.7fm, local talk radio programs air from 7:30 - 9:00 every
weekday morning. The programs are hosted by different commentators and,
therefore, vary greatly in style and range from somewhat liberal to off
the spectrum radical.
Host of Friday Morning Talk Radio
Wednesday, July 30, 1997 9:16 AM
I do not know why Gallagher has been replaced at KXL, but I sure miss
him. Many times I disagreed with his viewpoint, sometimes most strongly,
but larson is a poor, piddling substitute.
Please lobby to get Gallagher back!!
Sunday, September 07, 1997 12:24 AM
portland has once again been put back in the fly over country with don imus
was taken off the air for the new k-news (which is boring as all).
Don imus was name one of the top twenty-five infuentail american's and so
what does backwood, portland do but take him off the air!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, September 06, 1997 5:16 PM
What radio station is going to broadcast the IMUS in the morning
Thursday, September 04, 1997 4:10 PM
What ever happened to the Left Winged media? Where is Tom Leykis, Don
Imus, & Alan Combs? Rush on in the morning on K-News (6.2 am) and another
Right Winger on KXL (7.5 am)! What happened to any sense of political
balance in Portland's radio! I've stopped tuning into morning radio all
together. Also, what happened to Alan Combs?
I hope the advertisers who depend on morning radio (particularly at K-News
or kotk) re-evaluate their decision to terminate programming that was
political balanced with Rush and the likes of him.
Chris B. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 04, 1997 11:16 AM
I was just getting used to finding Bill's show on KEX,
albeit only occasionally. When did he move again (and why?)
Wednesday, September 03, 1997 9:18 PM
I agree with all other letter writers. I sent an E-Mail to Jacor and let
them know that KOTK (aka K-News) has lost another listener. I enjoyed
Tom and Don, they really do make the commute more enjoyable. If there is
any justice in the world, K-News will become Portland roadkill in a short
period of time.
Tuesday, September 02, 1997 6:30 PM
FYI The Voice has a new website address:
Tuesday, September 02, 1997 10:19 PM
I¹m on the Web again searching for radio stickers and stumbled onto your
site. I was wondering if you possessed or had access to any local radio
bumper stickers. If so, would I be able to send you a self-addressed
stamped envelope for their return? Or, if your into this kind of thing,
I have a few extra stickers available to trade. I realize you¹ve never
met me and have no idea who I am so feel free to ignore this if you¹re
not interested and I¹ll never bother you again. Just thought I¹d give
it a shot....
Here¹s an updated list of my extra stickers:
Call letters, What it says on the sticker, location, station format,
number of extras
CKRA--²Mix 96 FM²--Edmonton, Alberta--Adult Contemporary-1
KAFE--²Soft Rock 104.3 KAFE Bellingham²--Bellingham, WA--Adult
KATT--²KATT Rock 100.5 Oklahoma City²--Oklahoma City, OK--Rock/AOR--2
KAUS--²FM 100 Country Music²--Austin, MN--Country--2
KBFW--²Country 930 AM KBFW²--Bellingham, WA--Country--1
KBTT--²107.5 The Beat²--Portland, OR--CHR/Dance--1
KFBK--²KFBK AM 1530²--Sacramento, CA--News / Talk--2
³KFBK Newstalk 15²--1
KFMB--²Star 100.7 FM Hi Star!²--San Diego, CA--Adult Contemporary--3
KFRO--²Oldies FM 95.3 KFRO²--Longview, TX--Oldies--1
KHEY--²KHEY 96 FM²--El Paso, TX--Country--1
KIKY--²Kick 92 FM²--Round Rock, TX--Country--1
KIRO--²Seattle Mariners KIRO 710 Newsradio²--Seattle, WA--News/Talk--1
Radio France--²Radio France Landes 98.8 / 100.5 / 103.4²--Landes,
Radio France--²Radio France Toulouse 95.2²--Toulouse, France--1
Sud Radio--²Sud Radio²--France--1
Thanks for your time,
Tuesday, September 02, 1997 9:57 PM
Do you remember KVAN-The Mono-maniacs? If you do you'll remember a very
original rock format. We're having a reunion with Long John Baldry
October 11 at the Roseland Theatre and we're seeking out all the old
alumni. Can you put a blurb on your home page and tell them to contact me
at 223-0105. I will appreciate anything you can do. Thanks BA
Bob Ancheta AKA The BIG B.A.
Home Page www.spiretech.com/~bigba/
Also heard on Earth 105- 2pm-7pm weekdays.
Monday, September 01, 1997 5:00 PM
Why can't we get some good entertainment in the Portland market?
Howard Stern and Tom Leykis are very entertaining. KEWS is sitting
on Leykis's option in our area so that no other station can pick him
Keep Imus out. The guy was a coke-head and his performance confirms
his past drug abuse. If a station would take a chance on Stern, I
believe that the results would please everyone.
KEN L ROSENSTOCK
Monday, September 01, 1997 2:15 PM
Please pass my comments on to the new 620 KEWS management. Do they have
I have been listening to 620 for years, and I mean LISTENING! Starting
when I get up at 5:30, it was always Imus in the morning. It was great
fun, a humorous start to the day. Then, while I was in the car and working,
it was Dr. Laura (I know you still have her on), then Alan Colmes and Tom
Leykus on the way home. In fact, I've talked many friends and relatives
into tuning in, as well. Now, you can COUNT ME OUT.
I have a hard time tolerating Rush Limbaugh's voice, let alone his attitude
and standpoint on most issues. You are now saturated with him and other
strictly conservative hosts. I am sorry for this. Why not make it, at the
very least, at least half and half, liberal and conservative?
I realize you will have just as many kudo-style e-mail notes, but from here
on, you can COUNT ME OUT. I'll tune into another station that displays
equal time for those who aren't stuffed shirts.
And what is this "If you knew any more, we'd have to kill you?"......How
An ex-listener, Carol Conboy
Monday, September 01, 1997 10:50 AM
What is wrong with talk radio in Portland? KOTK dropped one of only two
people I listened to in talk radio (Tom Leykis), and in his place, they've
put a real yawner named Bill Gallager (sp?). Right-wing conservative and
mostly stealth Christians: that's what radio is all about in Portland. Rush
Limbaugh, Dr. Laura (Doctor of what? Moralistic BS?), it's just one long
stream of boring, lifeless, empty talk. Nobody's got an interesting
opinion; nobody really wants to rock the boat with individualism. Bill
Gallager: one day of listening to you was enough...I really don't care if
you're a Christian or a Jew, although your "Yes I am" when somebody asked
you if you were a Christian was, sadly, the most thrilling thing you could
think of to say in an hour's time. How pathetic.
The only alternative is to remove the talk radio stations as options, and
listen to music.
Monday, September 01, 1997 8:17 AM
I like the feedback page! I'm telling Steve Arena, program manager for
KFAN 1520 AM to look here if there's any doubt about how popular IMUS in
the Morning is around here! Check out there home page and email them to
put Imus on. Consumers are out here looking, we just need a radio
station that has the product we want. IMUS!
Monday, September 01, 1997 7:04 AM
With the changing of formats, KEWS (formerly KOTK) has essentially
dumbed down their format for mouth-breathers who can't cut their own
food. Just what we need: another apoplectic eyewitness to a stalled car
on the banfield during rush hour. My car radio shown glow red now
whenever I tune the station in, as it has essentially become another
idiot light on my dashboard.
Friday, August 29, 1997 10:04 PM
BOOOOOOO! What a waste of a good station! I can only hope this
stations new format runs their ratings right into the ground!!!
I know that Imus and Leykis were MAJOR draws to this station. I hope
they choke .....with Phat Rush! email@example.com
Friday, August 29, 1997 7:05 PM
What did you guys do with Tom Lykis. I looked forward to listening to
Tom on my afternoon drive. I am Very disapointed, not to mention the
Allan Combs show. What could you guys have been thinking???!!!! I will
search the channel for my regular talk show hosts. Rush Limbaugh is an
Friday, August 29, 1997 9:20 AM
I have been communiting to Salem from Portland for many years. When the
Imus program was on it made my commute easier, faster and certainly more
entertaining. For me, taking him off the air is a huge loss. Whatever
station brings him back will get me as a committed listener.
Friday, August 29, 1997 7:20 AM
I don't like what kotk (62 AM) has done to their morning format. Does kotk
have an email address? If you could reply I'd appreciate it.
Chris Boeh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday, August 29, 1997 2:19 AM
Kotk had a nice mix of shows. I would listen to half of Dr. Laura just
waiting for Alan & especially Tom Leykis to come on which I would listen
to till 7 and off the station would go when Mike Reagan would came on.
Now I have no reason to listen to 620. Hope you will consider putting
the old lineup back on, in the meantime your lineup puts me to sleep &
I'm taking your station out of my radio's memorey.
A two&half years faithful listener,
Friday, August 29, 1997 1:48 AM
Do you know if any talk radio station in Portland is going to pick up
Tom Leykis now that kotk does not exist anymore.
Thursday, August 28, 1997 8:09 PM
We have am 750 for news and it is weak at that. Kex is one of the oldest in
Portland and it is as good as any for news. Why do we need KNEWS? I can't
believe they dropped Leykis and Imus!! Didn't they review their own ratings.
Or was it a little racey for the up-tights. I consider myself conservative
but when I listen to the radio I want entertainment and Rush is not
entertaining - his old line is boring, repetitive and not worth listening
too. (However, I could be wrong because I don't listen to him anymore, but
dialing him in is like watching an old movie with a tired script.
Had anyone heard if they are going to pick up Leykis and Imus? I'm forced to
listen to fm now because I can't tolerate Bill Gallagher.
Thursday, August 28, 1997 7:00 PM
This message should be passed on to the management (?) at KEWS. The removal
of Don Imus and Tom Leykis is distresssing. The Iman made the morning commute
enjoyable and Tom Leykis did the same in the afternoon. Granted I didn't
always agree with what Tom had to say but it was enjoyable to listen to. I
haven't listened to your station except to find out what had replaced the
Iman...more morning news..no thanks!
Thursday, August 28, 1997 5:06 PM
KGW 620 News
Don't we hear the news enough times a day? What happened to Imus in the
Morning? ??? I liked this show very much. Dr. S. and M. Reagon are
sappy. Rush Limbaugh only for comic relief.
Jo Ann Stowell
Bring Imus back or tell me where I can fine him.
Thursday, August 28, 1997 11:08 AM
I, too, was an avid listener of your radio station until recently. It
seems that things have become a little one-sided, towards the right, if
you know what I mean (and I'm fairly certain you do). I enjoy the Dr.
Laura show on a certain level, because I occasionally enjoy listening to
someone who doesn't back away from their convictions, no matter how
self-righteous and hypocritical (she's on her second marriage and
doesn't speak to her mother) they sound. And I liked the fact that her
show was somewhat balanced by the Alan Colmes show. What next? Dr
Laura, followed by Rush, followed by -oh, I don't know- The David Duke
Thursday, August 28, 1997 11:00 AM
Am a new listener due to change of R. Limbaugh to KEWS 620AM. Am
unable to contact them because there is interference with the broadcast
of Limbaugh. It sound as if another station is on in the background.
This happens during his broadcast and the news, but does not happen when
the station goes to ad breaks -- these breaks come in very clear and
no background noise. This is very distracting to listen to and I am
about ready to dump the need to pick up the station.
Can you help out or give me some feedback regarding status and what will
be done to fix it, if anything.
Jerome G. Johnson
Wednesday, August 27, 1997 1:35 PM
WHy did KFXX get rid of Shaun Minton and KNEWS Tom Lykis?
Wednesday, August 27, 1997 9:39 PM
Do you know if any Portland station will carry the Tom Leykis show?
Wednesday, August 27, 1997 9:00 PM
I just want to say that I stumble onto your page and that i really enjoy
it alot.. it's about time that we had information about our local radio.
Could you tell how often you update this page
Wednesday, August 27, 1997 3:43 PM
HELP! do you know what local station is now carrying dr dean edell?
Wednesday, August 27, 1997 3:39 PM
What happened to Imus and Tom? Will be changing stations---------------->
Wednesday, August 27, 1997 5:18 PM
What is going on with them and this announcement that they are quitting
on Sept. 9th? New Format? They sure are getting a lot of people pi**ed
I just moved here from Chicago and found that I like this station. Too
bad they are going away (if that is the case)
Wednesday, August 27, 1997 1:14 PM
If Jacor's intention was to take a radio station that had a pretty good
mix of shows; some conservative, some liberal, some somewhere in
between and make it all conservative they've pretty well succeded. In
dropping the Tom Leykis, Don Imus, and Alan Combs shows and putting Rush
Limbaugh & Bill Gallagher in their places along with Dr. Laura and
Michael Reagan I'd say station KEWS could now safely be considered a
conservative radio station. Even though the Bill Gallagher and Dr. Laura
shows aren't necessarily politially conservative shows their shows are
in other ways conservative. Neither one is especially controversial, you
either like them or you don't. Tom Leykis, Don Imus, and Alan Combs
could be quite irritating at times but they weren't boring and they were
very entertaining. As for Rush Limbaugh; I don't find him to be
entertaining or informative unless you've been on Mars for the last 10
years and you're just dying to know what his opinion is of Democrats,
liberals, and women. You either agree with his views or you don't. Why a
station would choose to go with programming that is losing popularity is
beyond me. Dr. Laura may have her fans but Rush Limbaugh and Michael
Reagan are on the fast track to no where. Where is the mix? All I can
say is even though I have listened to and enjoyed both the Dr. Laura
show and the Bill Gallagher show because Tom Leykis, Alan Combs, and Don
Imus have been dropped I probably won't be listening to station KEWS any
more because there is no longer any balance. A person can take only so
much moral and political pontificating. As for Bill Gallagher, he's fine
for the early afternoon slot but for the afternoon commute he's just not
in my opinion entertaining enough.
Tuesday, August 26, 1997 5:26 PM
Since the format change as of the 24th of August for KOTK to KNEWS.
The radio line-up does not include Tom Lykes (Lie-Cus). I am curious
to know which radio station (if any) he went to since the change.
Tuesday, August 26, 1997 1:46 PM
I just wanted to express how disappointed my husband and I are in the new
format on 620 K-NEWS (formerly KOTK). We had listened 620 for approximately
two an half years. There are other radio stations who do the news format and
another one is not needed in the Portland area. We are specially disappointed
in the dropping of the Imus In The Morning program. This program was dropped
because a sales/marketing staff could not do their job in selling advertising.
Portland now has no radio station to listen to during the a.m. or p.m.
Monday, August 25, 1997 10:05 PM
Well, just wanted to let you know I will be skipping over your station
from now on.....just one quick question....why would you drop one of the
hottest talk shows on radio (Tom Leykis) and leave Dr. Laura no brain?
Are you trying to go out of business?
Monday, August 25, 1997 8:23 PM
What happened to KOTK? Where is Imus? I strung an antenna just so I could
pick up 620 and hear the IMan. I would listen to some of the other folks
just because the station became familiar...........now all I hear is Fat
Limbaugh......ugh. Talk about a puff of cigar smoke in the face. Is Imus
still in this market area somewhere? I am down in the valley east of
Corvallis on Hungry Hill. Guess I'll have to buy one of those satellites
to pick up MSNBC.
Gary & Treva Kingston
Monday, August 25, 1997 6:35 PM
I enjoyed talk radio everyday except, now you don't have Tom Leykis!
KNEWS sucks! It's all conservative! Bill Gallegher is a little
tolerable. But the rest....I will not listen to.
Where can I find Tom Leykis and Alan Comb (sp?)? I would LOVE Howard
Stern. Why is Portland, Oregon so deprived? Taking Tom and Alan off
was the last straw.
I guess I'll just go back to music, NPR, and KBOO.
Please help me! I know there are many like me.
Monday, August 25, 1997 2:38 PM
What did you do with Alan Colmes? And why are you carrying Rush
now? Rush is boring as hell, and considering the downhill slide he's
been on lately, I can't believe you're playing him live instead of Dr.
Laura. But my main concern is Alan Colmes. Who is carrying him now?
That is my favorite radio show; I didn't like it when only half of his
show was broadcast live, but now he seems to have disappeared entirely
from your lineup. BRING BACK ALAN!!!! BRING BACK ALAN!!!!
Monday, August 25, 1997 1:40 PM
Please put "The Tom Leykis Show" back into your daily programing.
Monday, August 25, 1997 12:10 PM
I was really upset when i woke up this morning and found my favorite
talk shows were gone. I was listening to kotk in Portland , Or. Where
are Don Imus & Tom Leykis at? Ican't believe kotk changed the format
after all this time, without informing avid listeners about the changes.
In fact, I'm so upset about this, I'm considering not listening to talk
>From a soon to be x listener, Marilyn , Sherwood, Or
Monday, August 25, 1997 11:14 AM
To the Board of Directors at OPB 91.5,
My family and I are very disappointed about the changes in the values and
programming recently announced by OPB staff. We cannot understand how the
leadership was able to change so substantially. Where was the Board of
Directors when new staff were hired? How is it that OPB has a director who
does not believe in the mission of promoting classical and world music? Why
wasn't the Board aware that major changes were being proposed and why did no
one take action to stop these changes? How did it happen that OPB has dropped
its commitment to classical and world music in favor of "going for the
ratings?" We support any action the Board might take to correct what we feel
is an outrageous takeover of the station. We also deplore the attitude of the
staff who merely responded "OK" when we called to say that we would not be
able to support OPB with these changes. I hope something is done. OPB's
actions will not only affect our quality of life but is sending a message
about values and the respect with which we treat each other. Sincerely, Darla
Monday, August 25, 1997 10:08 AM
I turned on my radio this morning and hear Rush???? How can you think
that the same people who would listen to Don Imust would be in the same
demographics as R L. ??
What has happened?
Monday, August 25, 1997 9:53 AM
I'm trying to find an email address for K-News. I want to know what kind
of NAZI organization would take Don Imus and Tom Leykis off the air
while adding Flush Limbaugh and retaining Michael Reagan and Dr. Laura.
They've just ruined my morning and evening commute, and I want them to
know that I refuse to listen to them and also that I refuse to knowingly
patronize any of their advertisers.
Maybe you could pass that along.
Saturday, August 23, 1997 4:49 PM
Where (and what time slot) is Tom Leykis moving to after being dropped
from KOTK??? Surfing the net for this information is too slow!
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