KPAM/Portland Adds Local Afternoon News Block
May 31, 2011 at 3:57 AM (PT)
PAMPLIN Talk KPAM-A (AM 860, THE VOICE OF PORTLAND)/PORTLAND, OR is adding a new local afternoon news-and-information block starting TODAY (5/31). "THE AFTERNOON DOWNLOAD WITH PAT BOYLE AND CHARLIE MAXTON" replaces TALK RADIO NETWORK's MICHAEL SAVAGE in the lineup; SAVAGE moves to sister Talk KKOV-A for 3-6p, leaving KPAM live-and-local 5a-9p weekdays.
PD DENNIS GLASGOW said that the new show "will complete our plan to have compelling local news in afternoon drive, something that our listeners have been asking about for a long time, and we're extremely happy to meet their demands. This move now makes AM 860 the only station and a leader in this market that is live and local with the most news, weather and traffic from 5a to 9p, as the true Voice of PORTLAND."
VP/GM DAVE SAXE added, "As the only locally owned-and-operated radio group in PORTLAND, the PAMPLIN MEDIA team is committed to providing PORTLAND with the best source of news, real time traffic and weather updates as well as the most entertaining and compelling local personalities. We continue this commitment with the addition of our newest local news show -- THE AFTERNOON DOWNLOAD WITH PAT BOYLE and CHARLIE MAXTON. AM 860 is the only live and local news source with great local personalities from 5AM to 9PM on the radio in PORTLAND."