Dwight Jaynes has been named publisher of the Portland Tribune.

Jaynes, 55, directed the creation of the Tribune and has been its president since August 2000. The paper began publication in February 2001.

Jaynes will continue to write his twice-weekly sports column for the Tribune but will no longer host his weekday sports-talk radio show because of his expanded role at the newspaper.

He has been one of the key on-air personalities at KPAM (860 AM) since the station's conversion to an all-talk format three years ago.

KPAM is owned by Robert Pamplin Jr., who also owns the Tribune.

'The continued growth and success of the Tribune has forced me to give up my involvement with the radio station,' Jaynes said. 'I will miss the interaction with listeners that talk radio offers. But newspapers are in my blood, and I'm excited about this change.'

The Tribune increased its circulation to 80,000 on Tuesday and 160,000 on Friday earlier this year.

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