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Portland Rockers Shocked as KUFO 101.1 FM is No More

For over two decades, people have depended on KUFO for good, solid rock.

Rest in Peace...dear rocker radio.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The rockin clock has stopped ticking for KUFO 101.1 FM in Portland Oregon. A standard for 21 years, the loyal northwest rockers will be on their way to another place on the dial to find their favorite morning show jocks, Kidd Chris and Porkchop who have been replaced with The Glenn Beck Program and The Lars Larson Show.

That's right, now listeners will have to adjust themselves for talk radio should they keep that button programmed to 101.1, as KXL took that spot mid-morning March 15th.

Alpha Broadcasting turned out the light for the rock ’n’ roll radio station and replaced it with Newsradio 750 KXL’s AM lineup, being simulcast as KXL-AM/FM, with local and national news, and traffic reports throughout the day.

The online notice from KUFO said,

"We just wanted to take a moment and thank you, our devoted 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."

KUFO had been on the air since December of 1989.

“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,” said Bob Proffitt, Alpha Broadcasting’s president and chief operating officer.

“The future of news is on FM and we are excited to be the first to make the move.”

In addition to KXL-AM/FM, Alpha Broadcasting of Portland also owns KXTG-FM, KUPL-FM, KINK-FM and KXFD-AM.

Where does that leaves the rockers? ...Only KGON may know.

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sarah May 8, 2012 2:34 am (Pacific time)

Are we ever getting a new rock station???

Jim April 12, 2012 1:06 pm (Pacific time)

As this was a decision based on money and greed. The most appropriate response for everyone that hates this is to get motivated and send letters to Alpha broadcastting stating that you will actively AVOID purchasing from or soliciting the activities of their sponsors. Threaten their profits and watch them eventually turn their bellies up in submission.

Anonymous June 30, 2011 11:54 pm (Pacific time)

Extreamly disapointed that there is no more real rock/ metal station. All that's left is 105.9. And they play the same song 10 times a day. Music is my life and all I did was listen to kufo. Somthing good better happen soon!! Instead of this stupid talk radio shit

Kyle June 29, 2011 6:56 pm (Pacific time)

I grew up listening to KUFO and (until it went down) I used to stream it to my house here in Idaho... What am I going to do now? The only rock station out here (KQXR) is okay... but not great.

mike June 1, 2011 9:10 pm (Pacific time)

I listened to kufo from the time it cane to be till it went away the dj.s in portland only played play list songs or a sides I have heard enough led zepplin to make me puke and at the emd the played the same shit over and over and over every day and you could almost set your clock by what was on ufo to the editor : dig your head out of your ass learn your history but I think that you have fallen off the deep end and are way too far gone into left ville get off the drugs

brett May 29, 2011 1:33 am (Pacific time)

this sucks..bubble gum pop and news,thats all pdx has.

Anonymous May 20, 2011 9:49 pm (Pacific time)

KUFO has been a let down since they let their DJ's go (Cort and Fatboy) a couple years ago. Now this is pulled? Who wants to listen to Lars Larson and idiot Glenn Beck on FM radio!? Such bullshit. Totally disappointed. Looking forward to a new metal and rock station, but 105.9 The Brew is pretty epic, too. Check it out, metalheads!

wheres the rock May 3, 2011 1:50 pm (Pacific time)

we need a new rock station quick cause this crap that there playing right now is getting iratating i want music not talk show thats why i tune in on fm not am

Rondogg April 14, 2011 9:39 pm (Pacific time)

What a Bunch of CRAPP!!! FM SQWAK SHOW??? bring BACK The Rock Music Leave The Garbage Hashers on The AM side 101.1 Will NOW Be deleted From all My Devices.

David April 12, 2011 8:51 am (Pacific time)

Now where do we go to find out new hard rock bands and new stuff from the old hard rock bands? Are we stuck with classic rock?

Don March 27, 2011 7:01 pm (Pacific time)

Thats about bull$hit !! I may live in Arizona, but I stream live even when im in Thailand. Send Ricker to Phoenix !!! please !!!

Metal Madness March 23, 2011 3:00 am (Pacific time)

Crap. Where's the metal? Why do we get this gay news guys in Oregon? Hell, I can check the news on the internet or tv anytime. But taking away KUFO metal out of Oregon is not right. KXL can go suck on something they like more. The hell with these suckers. Metal music is here to stay and like it or not. Peace out Headbangers.

Bill March 23, 2011 6:36 pm (Pacific time)

you cant please everyone but you really pissed off the people that like KUFO!!!! satelite radio here i come.. you guys suck

yermom March 23, 2011 1:56 pm (Pacific time)

they screwed the pooch when they killed off the old djs. I quit listening when alpha took over. Now i cant really bring myself to care, hence why i got sat radio. Sides, why scream about it, they dont listen, just like the government. ill settle for waiting for the revolution thats inevitable

Anonymous March 23, 2011 9:20 am (Pacific time)

"Glenn Beck is a disease, go see a doctor." Actually all those pundits on MSNBC are the disease, and their lack of any meaningful viewer base supports that assertion. I'm not a fan of Beck, but he is commercially viable, and that's how the free market system works. By the way saying "right-wing fascist" is incorrectt and demonstrates your faulty knowledge. Fascism is a left-wing ideology. Over time the Orwellian's out there simply infiltrated the uneducated weak-minded and revised history for so many out there. If you hate the "blood-soaked money," then why are you trying to make it? Obviously you have no audience other than the like-minded, and they never have any money because they live off those who create the revenue. You are fading...

MLB March 22, 2011 10:45 pm (Pacific time)

Wow,KUFO was not my number 1 station KLOO FM IS but I can not get it to come in good in Portland! Just the same I liked KUFO and it was a RUDE SHOCK to hear Larrs Lawson on there instead of some good rock music! What an awful shift without being braced for it! I follow the nes a lot from a lot of sources and did not see or hear anything about this bunch of crap! A lot of people should call up that awful company and give them an hearful like they want to give us!I am taking 101 off my settings!I will just listen to KLOO,KINK,KGON,KNRK,NPR,The oldies station,620 AM, and my CDS and still have my choice to not have some far right lies pushed on me!

Go Lars, Go Glen March 22, 2011 5:41 pm (Pacific time)

I think the changeover is great. I pipe FM to my employees because the AM just get's really noisy. Now instead of country western music they can listen to Glen and Lars, and maybe learn something about their world. It's really too bad for some of you but there is a silver lining to this change for it shows you how taxpayers feel when they see their money being used for NPR and public tgelevision which is full of leftwing crap. Power to the people and the free enterprise system. Naner naner naner.

Brad March 22, 2011 1:12 pm (Pacific time)

I've lived in 4 states for extended periods of my life and most recently here in Portland. KUFO DJ's suck. They talk over the beginning of songs all the time until the singer starts like pop music DJ's do. Like the beginning of rock songs have no relevance to listeners of the music and that we tune in to listen to them talk instead of the actual music. Very pathetic on their part. KUFO was the worst pure rock radio station I've listened to. However, at least it was a pure rock radio station. I'll take bad over none any day. So now we have nothing. Hopefully someone will take the mantle and find some real DJ's that understand why we really tune in.

Turtle March 21, 2011 10:12 am (Pacific time)

WY!? Us Oregonians don't need another news station take a pop station there are already to many of them. But not the rock. It is one of the only pure rock stations. Glenn Beck and Larrs Larson those sissies don't wouldn't survive a mosh pit for a 3 seconds. I hope that the dush bag who cut down 101KUFO knows that they are going to cut down the anly rock, I hope pop doesn't take over because we don't need a bunch of dush bag metro sexuals running around.

vancouver, wa person March 21, 2011 12:56 am (Pacific time)

I mostly listen to KBOO 90.7. it has a lot of underground stuff and is interesting!

PB March 20, 2011 6:24 pm (Pacific time)

I used to love KUFO, but face it... they lost it about 8 years ago. I started listening to KGON again which isn't even as good as they used to be... and the new Brew 105.9. Charlie is always nice at 97.1. Portland NEEDS more Glenn Beck.. somehow all these liberal bubble living hipsters need a reality check.

Editor: You actually make that statement and expect credibility from the rock n roll community?  Of course a Beck supporter would prefer KGrepeatN because you have to be one unoriginal individual to think that Glenn Beck is anything but a worthless sack of sh*t.  Nobody worse than a warmonger who never wore a uniform (except his communist/fascist outfit on the cover of his book).  You are in the wrong venue man, probably a country music poser shill. 

As far as Portland goes, I watched the great LA radio stations go away (KWEST, KMET, KLOS) and only KROQ exists today. The money rules and radio just became a lot less valid as a media in the NW.

KUFO was a fantastic station where you could hear Led Zep, Rush and modern songs all together.  They understood what people wanted.  It sucks that KUFO went south and it SUCKS more than some right wing fascist would be allowed in their place..  Let us not forget, even rock radio stations are merely part of the corporate American landscape that slimes and bathes in greedy blood soaked money.  Beck makes me SICK and he should cause the same reaction in everyone.  Whatever happened to cool people?  Where did they go?  I guess hate is the bigger attraction. 

Glenn Beck is a disease, go see a doctor.  

distressed indian dude March 19, 2011 5:03 pm (Pacific time)

I come from the rock capital of India, Bangalore, this was the only station I would listen to in my car! Now what the hell am i supposed to do.... I can not believe anybody would do something like this!!

Rock lover March 19, 2011 2:01 pm (Pacific time)

This so awful! There are literally no other new rock stations in the area. 94.7 KNRK is good, but not the same - What are we supposed to listen to? Huge bummer!

ROCK AND ROLL NEVER DIES March 19, 2011 7:44 am (Pacific time)

looks like it's Satelite Radio and UNTIL someone steps to the plate..Freebies are history...Sad Sad day for us in Portland.

sturatt March 18, 2011 9:54 pm (Pacific time)

Finally. Maybe a real rock station will come to portland. Kufo has been playing unlistenable music for years. Ill be keeping my 101 preset for conservative radio. Another thing Oregon needs, common sense.

TroutSniffer March 18, 2011 9:00 pm (Pacific time)

Editor: One thing that is interesting, is that Salem has a brand new FM station coming on line and they are very cool and open minded.  

Steve March 17, 2011 7:20 pm (Pacific time)

Who ever made this decision SUCKS ASS !I live in Eugene and drive truck to Portland a couple times a week and I looked forward to listening to the Kid Chris show every time I was there gonna miss you all and Connie too, who gives a shit about the news we here and see that every where, take care Chris and gang. Thanks for all the good times hope to find you on another station in the future, 101.1 no longer works on my radio......

bigballer March 18, 2011 5:32 pm (Pacific time)

Really? Brainwashing? Try turning the dial doorknob! We have other things to worry about, like how the hell are we going to get our fix of real ROCK in the mornings to help us wake up. With KUFO gone, my biggest challenge over the near future will be trying not to become gay from listening to whatever the alternates.

Anonymous March 18, 2011 12:09 pm (Pacific time)


mello March 18, 2011 11:20 am (Pacific time)

they made the move to brainwash the masses AND for the $$$. More Right leaning radio, beck/lars, means turning oregon into a red's all politics and $$$ these days..We will all be peasents working for the kings soon....I for one can hardly leave the country i love so i can survice on the little money i have saved as there won't be any retirement for me in 4 years i think, and no bargining...YoU ALL will be "taking what there giving, cause your working for a living" MARK MY WORDS...the anticrist has arrived, name GOP...

Anonymous March 18, 2011 9:24 am (Pacific time)

Very bumbed indeed. I like to listen to talk radio from time to time but it is a travesty to get rid of such a great station. I wish they would have just tossed it on some other station that I could tune to if I decided I wanted my FM dose of talk radio.

Zman4KUFO March 18, 2011 1:33 am (Pacific time)

SAVE KUFO! Help Marconi save KUFO!

shane March 17, 2011 11:21 pm (Pacific time)

Nothing against talk radio being on a fm band.....but why on 101 ... only a high up presidential non listener would do such a fu$anded up move.... what are we supposed to do now for hard rock!? 92.3 that's ok won't mention 94.7 or 97.1 .... and 105.9 is pretty ok.. get bored of it quickly sometimes ...... again nothin against talk radio .... but this is way fucked... thanks for taking away a part of what America is .... sad day indeed ... thank you alpha broadcasting ... you a$$holes ... and thank you and sorry for the whole kufo team ... miss ya all and will really miss rockfest... best highlight of summer

Siobhan March 17, 2011 1:26 pm (Pacific time)

This truly sucks. No more rock for the poor people. How are we supposed to keep sane in life?????

LadyAriel March 17, 2011 7:47 am (Pacific time)

Imagine my dismay when I turn on my favorite radio station to hear some dips@%t rambling on and on about nothing! To Alpha Broadcasting...shame on you, this station has been a Portland rock radio staple for years and you come in and without warning take it off the air!! I know for me, when I get in my car the radio is my escape from the day to day BS, I have absolutely NO intention of listening to the news in my car, especially to a couple of Wankers!!!!! Here is one listener you have DEFINITELY lost!!!!

Josh March 17, 2011 8:11 am (Pacific time)

Glenn Beck and Lars Larson have no hope of replacing great Rock. If I want fair and balanced news I will turn to 91.5 OPB, until they cut the funding off that next.

Editor: You tell 'em Josh...

Capt. Jenks March 17, 2011 4:06 am (Pacific time)

I would like to welcome you all to Sirius Satellite Radio.

rusl666 March 16, 2011 7:00 pm (Pacific time)

When 101 fired its old crew and brought in Kid Chris and Ricker I went to podcasts and never looked back. Sad to see it go..and even sadder to see what its replaced with FYALL

travisaurusrex March 16, 2011 12:07 pm (Pacific time)

Yay that's what we need. I don't care if its right wing or left wing. They are bias as hell. Kufo was entertaining even if I didn't like all the mjsic they played. Now kufo is gone so other people can make a little more money. First adam carolla now kidd chris. Come on! Top 40 makes me want to kill myself, but so does political talk radio! Fack!

Marshall March 16, 2011 10:38 am (Pacific time)

The new DJ's SUCKED! Ricker is a puts and Kid Kriss and Marconi are tools. Im Glad where I live I can get KFLY good Rock and great DJ's

Fred March 16, 2011 7:47 am (Pacific time)

Dude.... This sucks. I have been a listener since 2000 of KUFO and they were the only station that was worth listening to. I was just listening to them yesterday on my way to play some rock music. After a few jams with my guitarist we went to Hooters for a refreshing beverage. I turned on the radio and was shocked as heck at what I was hearing. I thought my radio was broken. No. It was my heart that was broken. R.I.P KUFO. You will be missed. F.U. Alpha Broadcasting

mike March 16, 2011 12:51 am (Pacific time)

“The future of news is on FM and we are excited to be the first to make the move.” Umm, the first to be news on FM? There are other stations that have news, like 91.5 KOPB

leecobbonbass March 15, 2011 11:01 pm (Pacific time)

WTF? maybe Lars will learn words to Pantera songs!

Zippiskootch March 15, 2011 10:56 pm (Pacific time)

Podcast - - bye bye radio

Damien March 15, 2011 6:51 pm (Pacific time)

What a sad day it is. KUFO was the only hard rock FM station in Portland. Rockfests were awesome - Thanks KUFO and staff for the great memories. There is not a chance in hell that I will be leaving 101 on my car tuner. The last thing Portland needs is more Glenn Beck. Alpha Broadcasting didn't really give KUFO a chance after buying it recently. Seems like they must of had killing off KUFO in mind from the beginning. This pretty much solidifies my retreat from FM for entertainment. Sad day.

Anonymous March 15, 2011 6:12 pm (Pacific time)

The listeners did decide, there was not enough of them. That's how things work, and what the hey, with Beck and Larson you can find out what's really going on. It's a winning move and the advertisers will be lining up. Even though Beck's numbers are going down on radio and tv, they are still over twice that of any far left looney show, including their leading ones. The people speak with their bucks.

Editor: Yeah and they can all rot in Hell over their choices too.  You apparently don't know that listeners had nothing to do with this decision.  The right wing fascists want to start a war here in the US; they are the enemy and that little fat ass beck is the spokesman.  To Hell with all of it. your people soiled what was once good about this country.  It's over.  

Andrew March 15, 2011 5:26 pm (Pacific time)

Truly a sad day. I am reminded the movie "airheads". I really think the President of Alpha Broadcasting made a poor move. At least inform people of the decision, and let the listeners decide. If I want to listen to KXL, I would turn my radio to AM and listen. So long KUFO, Thanks for the great memories over the years. Been listening to you since I was a wee kid!

xexon March 15, 2011 5:13 pm (Pacific time)

O'wither thee. Wither away until you are no more. x

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