You’d think that Santa Cruz would be the last place where a progressive talk radio station would have trouble. But KOMY-AM 1340 owner Michael Zwerling tells Brad Kava of the Mercury News that he couldn’t sell advertising on a station that carries the Air America Radio Network, with hosts such as Al Franken, Randi Rhodes and Rachel Maddow. So he’s changing the format to a 1960s oldies station. Zwerling’s other AM station in Santa Cruz, KSCO-AM 1080, is going strong with a conservative format featuring Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly. However, with the switch to oldies, he’s moving Alan Colmes from KOMY and to KSCO. Colmes will replace Michael Savage.
Station drops progressive format for oldies
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