XRAY FM is here! And Carl Wolfson and Thom Hartmann are back on the air!

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It's been one year and 101 days since Clear Channel unceremoniously booted Carl Wolfson and the progressive talk lineup off of KPOJ.

And now, starting this morning, Carl Wolfson is back on terrestrial radio at 91.1 FM KXRY every weekday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Joining him in the lineup is Thom Hartmann, airing live from noon to 2 p.m. 3 p.m. every weekday. Thom was the original local host on KPOJ way back in April 2005.

The new, local station will air a mix of progressive talk and music. In addition to Thom and Carl, the local progressive talk lineup also includes:

And, of course, the lineup includes the contributions of some 75 or so local DJs spinning tunes that exemplify and demonstrate what they hope will become known as the local Portland sound. Check out the complete schedule here.

The 91.1 signal is somewhat limited. If you're having trouble picking it up, stream it live at XRAY.FM.

When Clear Channel defenestrated progressive talk at KPOJ, we were outraged. We launched the Save KPOJ movement right here at BlueOregon. 20,856 people signed our initial petition to Clear Channel demanding they reverse course. Follow-up petitions garnered another 20,676 signatures -- even demonstrating to KBOO that an audience existed for Thom Hartmann (leading to a too-short three-month on-air stint late last year.) And the Save KPOJ movement spawned BlueOregon Action -- our online activism platform that connects activists to causes that we all care about.

Let's be clear: We can't take credit for XRAY FM. A dedicated crew of volunteers was already hard at work developing a vision for a progressive and local music station. They folded in the progressive talk concept, kept adding volunteers, and took it from an inkling to an actual, live on-air radio station. Their accomplishment is truly impressive.

Of course, this is just the beginning. Here at BlueOregon, we're all very excited about XRAY.FM. We'll be listening, and cheerleading, and helping where we can.

So, what are you waiting for? Start listening!

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