KOPT/Eugene Drops Local Programming, Up For Sale
August 2, 2007 at 2:03 PM (PT)
CHURCHILL MEDIA is dropping local programming on Talk KOPT-A/EUGENE, OR and will continue to carry AIR AMERICA RADIO network programming and JONES' ED SCHULTZ and STEPHANIE MILLER.
"Our goal for this station was to provide our community with local, in-depth news reporting and a local progressive voice," said GM PAUL DANITZ. "Our on-air talent, local news team and producers did an amazing job, but unfortunately the station did not generate enough sales to cover costs. We still believe that KOPT is a great service, but our specialty is Hispanic programming and we have been focusing our attention on continuing to grow this area of our business."
CHURCHILL President SUZANNE ARLIE says that she is open to selling the station, asserting, "We truly regret having to cancel KOPT's local programming. I realize that KOPT is more than just a radio station to many and we are proud that we have created a community voice that made a difference to so many people. We hope that someone in our community will take over this station and give Progressive Talk radio the opportunity to thrive in EUGENE."