I realize Demers isn’t travelling with the Blazers this season and it’s only a stop/gap, but that’s a brutal turnaround after a night game on the west coast.
Not surprised a local morning drive show didn’t work – I don’t think PDX has ever had a successful morning sports show. A better plan would be to make it more of a “casual sports” show, minimal politics, pop culture, sports and news.
Do regular chats with local PDX people from the news stations, non-profits looking for some pub, a local comedian or three. If anything, less Blazers would probably be better.