Photo by Gila Lane

Photo by Gila Lane


From February 2007 to February 2016, Carl Wolfson was the host of “Carl in the Morning” on AM 620 KPOJ and FM 107.1 KXRY, Portland, Oregon’s progressive talk stations.

Radio was the capstone to Carl’s four decades as a political activist, advocating for social and economic justice, universal healthcare, quality public schools, strong environmental protections, and an enlightened foreign policy.

Prior to his radio career, Carl was one of the country’s top headlining comedians, specializing in current-events humor.

During the 1980s and 1990s, he was a fixture on national television, appearing on Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight, An Evening at the Improv, and The Joan Rivers Show.

His weekly segments on Thicke of the Night (“The Wolfson Report”) and Fox Network’s Late Show (“Carl’s Camera”) were the most popular features of each show.

He is an avid collector of historical memorabilia; his collection of more than 20,000 political buttons – from 1896 to present – is one of the most impressive in the world.

Carl received his B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee and his M.A. in Political Science from UCLA.

Listen to Carl's weekly podcast!
The Wolfpack is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all major platforms.

Four activists from Portland, Oregon, led by radio personality Carl Wolfson, offer key political and cultural insights — with hearty laughs along the way.

Read Carl’s very funny coming-of-age memoir.  Order here!