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News Director & First Edition Host, weekdays 6a-10a
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 KPAM'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
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.
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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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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
Madeline started her radio career in her hometown of Los Angeles, meeting listeners face-to-face at KLOS station events. It would form the respect she has for the medium and its audience. She has worked in community, commercial, and college radio stations in Indiana, Alaska, and California.
Madeline’s interest in the medium lies in how radio impacts the communities it serves. She studied the impact of radio on Alaska Native populations while studying in Juneau and Anchorage, AK, and completed a master’s thesis at Pacific Northwest College of Art on the power of political talk radio in America. When Madeline is not solving Global Issues from the control rooms of KPAM, you can find her belting golden oldies at karaoke nights around town or dominating pub trivia with her team The Stephen HawQueens.
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.
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.
Christine Alexander is an award-winning broadcast journalist. All News Mornings on 1290 AM The Source, written and produced by Ms. Alexander and her partner Chuck Meyers, was given the Associated Press Paul Mconigle Memorial Award for Best Radio Newscast in Arizona. She also received awards for Best Enterprise News and Best Series.
She has been a stylist, set decorator, leadman or costumer on over 30 films and commercials. As an actor, she has appeared in IFC's Portlandia and NBC's Grimm, along with theatrical productions from Shakespeare to Shephard.
A builder and entrepreneur she renovated historic Firehouse No. 3 in Tucson to create one of the first "brew and views" in the country, Christine's Motion Picture.
She is a graduate of Portland State University holding a Bachelor of Science in Arts and Letters and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
KC Cowan has been working as a reporter/producer in the Portland area for more years than she’d care to think about!
A Portland native, KC spent a decade working at KGW-TV news, as well as a decade as host and story producer for Oregon Art Beat.
KC is also co-author of “Journey to Wizards’ Keep,” a fantasy novel that was published in 2016. Book two in the series will come out in the summer of 2017.
KC is married and lives downtown.
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!
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.
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.
Check out my blog. http://Dylans544.blogspot.com