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Email Tim at email@example.com
Follow Tim on Twitter @timhohl
Tim was born in Detroit, Michigan and fell in love with radio while listening to the legendary Ernie Harwell call Detroit Tigers baseball games. After spinning records (remember those?) on his 100-watt college radio station in Walla Walla, Washington, his first paying job was working weekends on the local country station.
Tim earned his news chops at KXL in Portland before moving to Seattle’s KOMO radio and finally back to Portland and KPAM.
As a street reporter, Tim has covered major news stories in Oregon, Washington, California, Canada & Asia, including the 1994 Northridge earthquake and the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997.
He’s been AM860’s News Director since 2000. When he’s not on the radio, Tim is riding his bicycle, brewing beer in his garage, listening to the Tigers on the radio, or spending time with his wife and daughter.
Email Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Terry on Twitter @amradiogal
If you’ve heard me talk about “The Couv” on the air, I say it like I mean it! I grew up in Vancouver, technically, north of town in Hazel Dell, graduated from Columbia River High, Clark College and Lewis and Clark College. (That makes me a Chieftain, a Penguin and a Pioneer…if you are counting). My extended family all still live in Southwest Washington. We’ve lived there for five generations, my great-great grandmother taught in a one room schoolhouse outside of Camas.
I got my start in radio in the Portland area, I’ve worked at KEX, KINK, and KXL – and at KWIP in Dallas, Oregon and in Seattle at KOMO. I’ve been at KPAM twice too – here’s a trivia question for you, when did I first work here? (Hint, it was only for a month!).
My second incarnation at AM 860 has been MUCH longer; I’ve been here since 2005. I now have the opportunity to wake up early and work with Tim Hohl, Mark Provost, Jon Eric Smith and Mark Dornfeld on First Edition and then roll through the door from the newsroom to cause mischief on the Bob Miller Show. I am truly blessed!
Away from work, I’m a wife, step-mom to three very smart kids and dog-mom to two barky mutts. And I love them all. I like to bike, read, camp, watch baseball and hike – oh and play my ukulele. What more is there in life, other than chocolate!
Email Mark at email@example.com
Mark is a native Floridian; began his radio career in Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam with the Armed Forces Radio & Television service. In 1975 he joined the San Francisco bureau of the NBC News & Information Service (like CNN on radio), and remained with NBC-owned KNBR as a reporter and news director until 1996. He came to Portland as news director of KXL radio and jumped to AM860 in 2003. Hobbies include irritating Ralph Nader by maintaining a 1965 Corvair in pristine condition and consuming fine Oregon wines.
Email Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Page Jordan is an award-winning broadcast journalist, with national first place awards for breaking news, best use of sound, features, as well as for her author feature The Book Page. She has first place awards from Oregon Press Women for her weekday AP Radio book feature Between the Lines and for her hosting of a talk show at KRLA in Los Angeles. She is also an Oregon Woman of Distinction.
Diana has interviewed thousands of authors for AP Radio Network, XM Satellite, and Barnes and Noble’s website, appeared several times on Martha Stewart Living, and as Book Reviewer on Portland’s KOIN-TV’s Studio 6 Show, after eleven years as AM Northwest’s Book Reviewer on KATU-TV.
She is a published author, with author interviews in Writer’s Digest (three cover stories) and The Costco Connection, as well as non-fiction stories in seven anthologies. She hosted a live talk show with authors called Open Book with Diana Page Jordan since June 2009, with 13,000 listeners.
Diana anchors and reports the news at KPAM and KKOV in Portland, Oregon. She is also a voiceover artist and on-camera talent.
Diana wrote a memoir Bookmark: How Reading Saved My Life - for which she has a NY agent - a screenplay and is finishing a novel, and she has nearly 800 posts on her Book Blog. She is originally from New York City, and graduated with High Honors from the University of Florida with a BS in Journalism and Communications.
Diana Page Jordan was Program Chair for the Willamette Writers Conference, 2010 and 2011. She is also in - what the Oregonian newspaper calls - The Hottest Writing Group in Portland.
Email Brooks at email@example.com
Brooks has spent half his life reporting the news in Portland, the other half in Seattle and has a very short, stable resume, with award winning news coverage at KEX, KATU-TV and KIRO-TV. Brooks is married to Marcia Karfstedt, a local software goddess. Brooks and Marcia were born 16 hours and 6 blocks apart in Seattle. Both attended Queen Anne High School.
Brooks has saved two people's lives and holds a Communications/Political Science degree from WSU. He digs his '67 Mustang and local IPA.
Email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Tim on Twitter @TimRileyNews
Tim Riley arrived in Portland from Southern California in 1998 and has served as an anchor, reporter and co-host on other stations before joining AM860 last year. A native of New Hampshire, Tim has lived and worked on both coasts from Boston to Los Angeles and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.
In his spare time, this news junky enjoys watching CSPAN and reading. He can be heard weekdays from 3-6pm on Terry Boyd’s World on AM 860.
Email Norm at email@example.com
Norm Gunning’s 45 year career in broadcasting began at a ten watt college FM station… and included stops at Radio and Television stations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
In December of 2009 he retired after more than thirty years in Portland television and radio. When not working part time at AM 860 and KKOV, he is a volunteer driver for the Red Cross, as well as a full time grandfather of two. He and his wife of 44 years plan to spend much of this year in their newly acquired travel trailer.
Email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Bob on Twitter @BMillerShow
Bob began his radio career in 1970. Fresh from high school. He's worked at stations in Ohio, Kentucky. W. Va., Pennsylvania, and now Portland where he's been at the mike for 33 years.
In Bob's career he has flown with the Blue Angels, met and received an award from President Ronald Reagan, founded two charities, won Billboard Magazine's National Air Personality of the Year Award, won the Oregon Broadcasters Association Heritage Award, been inducted into the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall-of-Fame, traveled the world, worked with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House, The Salvation Army, The American Lung Association, The American Heart Association, and told a lot of jokes.
Bob and his wife Shirley have been married 29 years; have 2 kids and 5 grandkids. Bob is an avid golfer, scuba diver, musician, and has a passion for cooking.
Email Terry at email@example.com
Follow Terry on Twitter @TerryBoydsWorld
In Portland Radio for 12 years. Have raised over $2.5 million dollars for The Children's Cancer Association. Married with 5 sons and 1 dog. I like to golf, wakeboard and race. I also work for CBS, NBC, and Speed television networks as an on camera talent, covering various motorsports. In my rookie season at AM 860 KPAM.
Email Traffic to Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Mark for Traffic updates @PDXTrafficNow
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Currently living in Gresham with my wife Sandy, and two sons Jonathan and Ian. I've been reporting on traffic in Portland since 1982 and at KPAM since July 2011 (still the new guy!). When I'm not keeping an eye on your commute, odds are I'm in the Wallowa Mountains in NE Oregon hiking, fishing and just relaxing...my "home away from home" since my parents first took me there in the 70s.
Follow Nicolle on Twitter @NicolleShops
Email Nicolle at: email@example.com
Nicolle graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Science and has been an on-air radio personality for over a decade, a television reporter and a writer here in the Rose City. Nicolle is the girl next door. Well, if the girl next door rolls out her recycling bin in high heels, constantly cooks for you and makes you laugh.
Her name is synonymous with Portland and you can find her at the dog park with four-legged BFF “Rosie”, cheering on the Blazers, or endlessly crossing over bridges to get to a local business she loves. Nicolle is educated, opinionated and sophisticated but mostly she’s just a whole lot of fun!
Email Jon-Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Jon-Eric on Twitter @JEsmith1987
I’m a native Portlander and I’ve been working in radio since I was 17. Lately I have been struggling with the realization that I’m your classic PDX hipster, when I’m not working I enjoy buying used vinyl records, taking pictures with film and I even make my own pickles.
I’m also a fan of old time radio and theme parks.
Email “What’s Wrong with America” at email@example.com
Paul was born and raised in Walla Walla, Washington. Yes, the city that supplies Burgerville with the onion rings. But after making an off comment on the idea of eating onions raw, like an apple, he was forced out of town by a crowd carrying torches and pitchforks. Through a dart at a map exercise, he then attended Portland State University because graduating with an Accounting Degree really helps your radio career.
If you can’t find him at the station he’ll either be on the golf course or in his wood shop.
Email Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Eric on Twitter @eriqthegreat
I am the producer of the Victoria Taft Show not the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Testament. I was born a blue-eyed Swede on the banks of the Puget Sound in a time when Seattle was known for its airplanes and scenery not it’s crappy coffee and lack of a professional basketball team.
I left that NBA barren land and traveled down the slog to join the ranks of an upstart news/talk station for my first and last radio job, AM 860. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my dogs Penelope Layne and Gary Payton, boating (going up and down the Willamette without the water getting on my skin) thinking about the finale of Lost and reading the almanac. Did you know the capital of Eritrea is Asmara? You do now! My nicknames are All-Day and Rico and Victoria likes to call me “Eric the Great.”
Email Matt at email@example.com
Worked: I have worked in Portland radio for 15 years. I have also worked in Seattle, Boise, and Roanoke VA.
I moved to the Portland area when I was 10. I went to Rock Creek Elementary, Meadow Park Middle School, and Westview High School. (Go Wildcats!)
I am married to my high school sweetheart with 2 kids (Parker 6, and Keaton 3) and two cats (Pete and Re-Pete)
When I am not at AM860 some of my favorite things to do are travel (love Las Vegas!) and hang out with the family. I love taking my kids to Big Al’s in Beaverton or Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center in Wilsonville. I also love to take them to sporting events like Blazer games or even Seahawk games in Seattle. I love the fact the Hollywood has come to Portland. If you have good eyes and you don’t blink you can catch me in the movies Twilight, Untraceable and Extraordinary Measures. I have also made it on to some episodes of Leverage and a box cover for Logitech headphones.
Email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Kristen on Twitter @kristenbowie
Native Portlander. Part of the Timbers Army. I ride a ridiculously fancy cruiser bike, drink craft beer, grow my own veggies – essentially a living, breathing episode of Portlandia. Yes, Colin the Chicken is my friend. I’ve worked in radio my entire adult life and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Well, besides video games. But who does that for work? Love working with Victoria Taft and Terry Boyd’s World…No Pity in The Rose City!
Email Dylan at Dylan@kpam.com
Follow Dylan on Twitter @radiodylanjames
I started working in radio when I was 16. Spent a few years in Portland working at various radio stations doing everything from Football & Basketball play-by-play to engineering work. In 2007 I went north to the city of Centralia (Washington) where I hosted the number 1 rated evening show on KITI-FM & AM.
I returned to Portland and started working at KPAM in March of 2009. In 10 years, I’ve worked for 14 different radio stations. It’s been an interesting ride.
When I’m not working, I enjoy travelling and working on my ancient Volvo cars.
Email Mary at email@example.com
Follow Mary on Twitter @CinemaCynic
Mary began her career in news at the tender age of 15, writing for her hometown newspaper, The Huntington Beach News.
During college, she transitioned to radio news at Loyola Marymount’s on-campus station. That led to a long stint as a DJ in every format from Alternative to Classic Rock. After college she bounced around Southern California. As an airborne traffic reporter in San Diego, Mary kept an eye on the freeways for KOGO and KSDO radio as well as KGTV, Ch. 10.
She found her calling as an on-camera meteorologist in San Diego, but decided “light today, dark tonight” was NOT a forecasting challenge. Mary went on across the country in search of REAL weather as a TV meteorologist in Boise, Idaho, Knoxville, Tennessee and finally landed in Seattle at KING 5 and NWCN.
She met her husband Jack Penning in 2004, but after several years of commuting between Seattle and Portland, decided to call Portland home. Mary and Jack enjoy traveling out of the country, cooking and spending time with their two Miniature Schnauzers, Willis and Lucy, and their cat, Omar.
In addition to hearing Mary on KPAM, you can see her from time to time with the latest forecast on KATU.
Jeff Bayer, also known as “The Tallest Film Critic in America", is a member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critic’s Association), as well as a voting member of The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. He is a proud member of rottentomatoes.com and the creator of TheScorecardReview.com. He co-hosts the film podcast Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider with Eric D. Snider.
Bayer has written for numerous websites as well as Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, and was the film critic for the Daily Herald and their weekly Beep. While in Chicago, Bayer was a member of the CFCA (Chicago Film Critic’s Association) and received his master’s in journalism from Roosevelt University.