Former KPOJ Host Carl Wolfson To Launch Online Show Funded By Kickstarter Campaign
January 14, 2013 at 4:18 AM (PT)
Former CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KPOJ-A/PORTLAND morning host CARL WOLFSON, displaced when the station flipped to Sports, will launch an online show on JANUARY 21st at carlwolfson.com that is being funded by a KICKSTARTER campaign.
"We hit our minimum fundraising goal within five days," said WOLFSON. "But progressives keep giving because they are unwilling to cede the airwaves to the political right ... I understand that it's a business decision by CLEAR CHANNEL. I just have a big problem with the result. Since the Telecommunications Act of 1996, in markets of 45+ stations, one entity can own eight radio stations. That means less diversity and fewer points of view; it is a market model that increasingly fails to deliver radio in the public interest."
"I am confident we will produce a first-class product that is interesting, entertaining and relevant – with plenty of sponsors and great streaming numbers," added WOLFSON.