This just in. Thom Hartmann, who's been a guest host for Air America host Randi Rhodes, will now be doing a live local show on Portland's progressive radio KPOJ AM 620. It will be in addition to his national show on the Sirius digital radio network.
Clear Channel Radio Portland announced today that AM 620 KPOJ would add a brand new live, local morning show to its Progressive Talk line-up. Beginning Monday, April 18, nationally syndicated talk host and best selling author, Thom Hartmann, will host the KPOJ morning show weekdays from 6am-9am.
Hartmann comes to KPOJ from Vermont where he's been hosting his own progressive talk radio show for the past two years. KPOJ listeners will know Thom from his days of filling in for Air America radio host, Randi Rhodes during the past few months. Hartmann is the award-winning, best-selling author of fourteen books currently in print in more than a dozen languages on four continents.
"Portland has been a second home for me for the past twenty years," said Thom Hartmann. "I'm so pleased to be living and working in a 'blue state' where I have so many friends and family."
Joining Hartmann in the morning will be veteran radio news anchor, Heidi Tauber. Tauber has worked at several Portland radio stations including NewsRadio 1190 KEX.
KPOJ will also add long-time radio news and talk show producer, Paul Pimentel, to the morning program.
"The two most asked listener questions since launching AM 620 KPOJ have been – 'When will you get a live, local show?' and 'Can you please add Thom Hartmann to your line-up?'" said Mike Dirkx, KPOJ Operations Manager. "The solution was simple. Get Thom to do a live, local show! And, that's what we've done."