Email Terry at email@example.com
Follow Terry on Twitter @amradiogal
I'm a morning person, so I have a place to go every weekday where the coffee and the news are fresh! The First Edition crew start putting it all together for you hours before we hit the air at 6am. We try to bring you what you need to get going in the morning, let you know if you need a rain coat or sunglasses, and maybe even give you a point to ponder....or smile over. We take the news seriously, but not ourselves.
I started in radio in 1982 and this is the BEST bunch of people I've ever worked with. Tim Hohl, Mark Provost, Mark Dornfeld and Travis Box are all stars, and play well with others!
Outside of my time at the station, I enjoy hanging out with my family and our dogs. I like to bike, watch baseball and movies, and play my ukulele. If I could do all of that on the island of Kauai, that would be my perfect life.
Charlie Maxton started his radio career as a rock DJ in 1984, but soon gravitated to the newsroom. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, he left for San Francisco in 1993 and lived there six years.
Charlie landed in Portland in 1999 and is here to stay. He and his wife Eden live in the South Tabor neighborhood with two cats and a dog. He loves guitars, vinyl, backpacking in Oregon wild areas, and drinking Oregon beers.
Travis Box is a Portland native and 25 year Pacific Northwest radio veteran. He began his broadcast career by winning a radio contest in 1992. That contest led to a job at the station, working with a rock Morning Show. He has worked in various formats (Classic Rock, CHR, MOR, News/Talk) and various radio stations in Portland and Seattle. For a few years, Travis was the professional General Manager for KCWU-FM, the nationally recognized campus radio station for Central Washington University, where he taught and mentored young people in broadcasting. His job producing “First Edition with Tim and Terry” at KPAM marks his return home to Portland.
Email James at firstname.lastname@example.org
I got my start in radio thanks to a bet made with a friend. Since then I’ve been a part of the Portland Radio scene and even once ventured to Montana to do radio near the Canadian Border. Boy, was it cold there. I’ve been deeply privileged to meet and work with some really great people, as well as rubbing elbows with some very interesting celebrity types.
I am a self-confessed geek with a rather disturbing knowledge of Star Wars, Dune and other Science fiction properties. I’ve tempered my geekdom by learning to play rock guitar and I must say I could be the very best guitarist in the domicile in which I reside. I also like cheese.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering… I did win the bet.
Ron has been part of the KPAM family since 2004. Ron is also part of the Beaver Sports Network. Pre and post-game show host for OSU Football and roams the sidelines during the games. Ron is also the Play-by-Play voice of the Oregon State Women's basketball team. Ron broadcast from the Final Four in Indianapolis last Spring. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville....Ron has three incredible children. Cassie, Dan and Lily. A former Opera Singer, Ron will show up at a Karaoke event and it could get crazy. Oh ya, in case you didn't know. Ron likes all types of music including the Bee Gees.
Weight: 10 pounds more than it was in 2016
Age: Elder Millennial
Hometown: Gresham, OR
Blood Type: Red Blooded American
Born in Portland, raised in Gresham (where he would eventually ascend to Youth Mayordom), Michael has been skulking around radio stations since he was 14 years old, which apparently qualifies him to do this.
Feel free to email him at email@example.com, he’s super addicted to his phone and will probably see it right away.
Follow Eric on Twitter and Instagram @EPnorthwest
Bats: Right Throws: Right Humor: Dry Generation: X
Birthplace: Ballard, Washington Home: West Linn, Oregon
I joined KPAM at the turn of the century as a Friday overnight Board-Operator and now I have my own office with one of those rip-off desk calendars.
Email me firstname.lastname@example.org for:
and of course your hot takes on: The Seahawks; Bringing the Sonics Back; Maui; Breed Specific Legislation; Pearl Jam; Steve McQueen; Oregon hikes; The Walking Dead; Frank Lloyd Wright; Days of Our Lives; Game of Thrones; Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40; Always Sunny in Philadelphia
John grew up in Longview and started writing new for his junior high and high school newspapers. After finishing journalism school at the University of Washington he returned to his hometown to deejay at KLOG. A move to Portland in 1980 led him through a series of music radio stations “great and not so great.” He was a traffic reporter and fill-in for “beloved Portland icon” Craig Walker from 1987 until 1992. “They respectfully asked me to ‘scram.’” Drafted as a manager for radio groups in Astoria and Wenatchee WA, John returned to Portland and joined with KPAM in 2013. When not reading news at KPAM, he can be found passed out in a shopping cart outside the Hoot Owl Market.
Bob Costantini's career includes reporting for Fox News Channel, NBC News Radio, Tribune Television, and CNN Radio. He has covered the White House and Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, and the political game. Bob has also covered many other major stories out of Washington over the years, and was in the Roosevelt Room at the White House when President Clinton made his famous finger-wagging denial about Monica Lewinsky.
Steve Kastenbaum comes from CNN where he has worked as a producer, reporter and CNN Newsource correspondent out of the network’s New York bureau. Recently, he reported from Ferguson, Missouri on violent clashes between protesters and police. His coverage of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and investigative work on the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal resulted in several exclusive reports. Steve was a correspondent for CNN Radio for seven years after starting his career at all news radio station WINS in NY.
He’s won more than a dozen local and national awards for his reporting, including the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting: Hard News and the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Use of Sound.
Jim Roope is a veteran broadcast journalist. He spent 13 years as the West Coast Correspondent for CNN Radio, where he was the recipient of 12 Golden Mic and three Peabody Awards for excellence in journalism. Before joining CNN, Jim worked in Los Angeles at such storied stations as KABC, KFWB and KNX as a general assignment reporter, and as news director for K-NEWS and Operations Manager for KKGO/KGIL.
Email Traffic to Mark at email@example.com
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. 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.
When I was hired at my first radio “gig”, the program director told me that there are very few millionaires in the business, so learn how to do as many jobs as you can. I took that heart and some 30 odd years later I’m still putting on my headphones and “crackin’” the mic.
From Country to Top 40, Rock to Classic Rock, News to Sports and back again in a few cases. My stops along the way include KRWQ in Gold Hill, OR. (the station has since moved to Medford. KYOS Merced, CA, KCMX, KTMT, KBOY, all in Medford. KGON, KFXX and KPAM right here in PDX. I cut my traffic teeth here in Portland about 25 years ago. Boy, how things have changed since then!