It was only a month ago that we wrote about Jim "The Poorman" Trenton's triumphant return to KDOC, and at that time, the station seemed very happy to have him back.
Not for long. Poorman's Bikini Beach has been taken off the air, in what appears to be a dispute over some of his advertisers. In response to an emailed query by the Weekly, KDOC's Bert Ellis wrote "Jim never tried to go mainstream with his show or his advertising. He did not grow with the opportunity." Poorman claims his contract was not honored.
But fear not, bikini fans, the Poorman assures us that the show has a new network lined up...KRCA Channel 62, a Spanish-language station that's home to such shows as Que Buena TV, Don Cheto, and Jose Luis Sin Censura.
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However, don't expect Poorman en espanol -- his will be the only English-language program on the network, beginning January 28th.
Not that anyone ever watched his shows for the sparkling dialogue anyway.
(more on this story as it develops...)
UPDATE: KDOC says Poorman wasn't fired, merely that his show wasn't renewed.