Portland Newstalk Moves To FM, Displaces KUFO
KXL Now Simulcasts on 750AM & 101.1FM
March 15, 2011 at 12:23 PM (PT)
ALPHA BROADCASTING News KXL-A is taking its news, information and talk shows to the FM dial effective immediately, now as a simulcast on 101.1FM. The move displaces Active Rock KUFO, which currently has no destination for the format.
"Today begins a new chapter in PORTLAND radio as we bring the news and information heard on KXL to the FM dial at 101.1," commented ALPHA BROADCASTING President/COO BOB PROFFITT.
"The future of news is on FM and we are excited to be the first to make the move. ALPHA BROADCASTING is committed to improving KXL's reach and solidifying our position as the live and local leader in PORTLAND radio, both on-air and online. With our robust news department, solid programming line-up and 85 years of heritage, we now offer our exclusive content on the powerful signal at 101.1 FM, exposing a whole new audience to the station and providing information to them as they’ve never heard it before -- with the great fidelity of the FM signal. We have seen this trend growing across the country and are very excited to bring this incredible station to so many more radio listeners of PORTLAND and SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON."
The weekday KXL line-up will remain intact as follows:
5-9a: PORTLAND's Morning News
9a-12p: The GLENN BECK Program
12-4p: The LARS LARSON Show
4-7p: PORTLAND's Afternoon News
7-9p: The LARS LARSON National Show
9p-12a: The JASON LEWIS Show
KUFO Says Goodbye On Its Website
The longtime Active Rocker posted this on their website:
"We just wanted to take a moment to thank you, our devoted KUFO listeners, for 21 rockin' years. You have listened and supported KUFO through 14 Rockfests, a variety of DJs, a couple of owners and countless events, large and small. We have appreciated your input over the years and continue to do so today. Feel free to email us here or leave your thoughts on our 24 hour comment line at 503-517-5959.
Exiting are former KUFO staffers, KIDD CHRIS and sports guy PORKCHOP, who hosted wakeups, PD/midday guy DITCH, afternooner RICKER and night guy YUKON.
Stay in touch with PORKCHOP at firstname.lastname@example.org and (503) 451-0281 and YUKON at email@example.com and (541) 829-0809. You can hit up DITCH at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 756-3504 and RICKER at email@example.com.