I started in radio right out of high school in my hometown of Clarkston, Wash., at KCLK-FM, a country station, and from there moved all over Idaho, Montana, California and Washington state at various radio stations. I worked on KMPS-FM in Seattle in the late 1990s and moved to Yakima in 1998 as program director of 107.3 KFFM. I moved again and again until I was in Bakersfield, California going head-to-head competition with Buck Owens at competing radio stations. Tri-Cities came calling in 2007 and after a few years, I was commuting to Yakima daily for the next 8 years for Townsquare Media as their Operation Manager. I was elated with I accepted the job as morning show host and brand manager of 98.3 The Key in 2017. I'm also heard on our sister stations 102.7 KORD where I host the afternoon show and I'm the brand manager for our newest product that features the "Jubal" show on 975 KISS-FM Outside of radio, I bought a farm in Prosser a few years back with my wife Megan and we sold it last year and we now live in Kennewick. We have three great dogs named Phoebe, Barkley and Roxy. Phoebe is getting up there in the years but she's still spoiled rotten. I serve on the board of Pet Over Population Prevention and along with animals as an area of importance to me, I also have donated and spoke at the YWCA concerning domestic abuse and My Friend's Place on the plight of foster kids. I'm a former foster kid so I'm quite aware of their needs and a big advocate for system reform. I've MC'ed multiple events such as Special Olympics, Girls On The Run, March Of Dimes, Parades and Polar Bear Plunges and have been heavily involved with charities such as Children's Miracle Network and St Jude's My son is an aspiring musician and plays, performs and writes original music. I also have a stepson named Kyran who is just starting high school so with the dogs and the boys, we've got a busy household. My wife is the current youth Sports Director/Marketing Manager at our local YMCA. I’m known for having a never-ending knowledge of pop culture and easily get addicted to TV reality shows. I like "Star Trek," Mustangs (the car) and '80s music, the era I seem to be stuck in and I'm a Dallas Cowboys fan (but don't hold that against me). I’m also a huge comic book fan, having a comic collection easily totaling more than 6,000 comics with some rare comic books thrown in for good measure.
Walla Walla Man Will Get To Raise Seahawks 12th Man Flag!
Walla Walla High School Intervention Specialist Melito Ramirez, who was recently named the 2020 Washington Classified School Employee of the Year, has been invited by the Seattle Seahawks to virtually raise the “12th Man Flag” for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
A New Online Calculator Figures Your Stimulus Check Refund
Curious as to how much your stimulus check will be when the federal government starts mailing them out in a few weeks? A new online calculator figures it out for you.
Governor Expands Shutdowns — Now Includes Gyms and Beauty Salons
Closures now will include youth sports, nail and beauty salons, ice cream businesses, bowling alleys and gyms in hopes of stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Giant Hornet Found for the First Time in Washington and It’s Hungry
The hornet is usually not aggressive towards humans but it does have a powerful sting and represents a threat to honeybees because of its ferocious appetite.
Chevy Chase Is Coming to Washington for Christmas Vacation
It's become a holiday classic and now Chevy Chase is coming to Washington State to host a special screening of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
Mount Rainier’s Gushing Water Closes Roads and Trails
The escaping water formed new waterfalls and moved boulders, forcing the closure of Westside Road and the Tahoma Creek Trail.
Sheriff Warns “Don’t Fly Your Drone Near a Wildfire”
Sheriff Warns "Don't Fly Your Drone Near a Wildfire"
High School Rebuild Forces Move of Prosser Fireworks Display
The City of Prosser is reminding residents that due to construction of the new high school, the location of the 4th of July fireworks display has changed.
Say Goodbye ‘Sea Gals’ and Say Hello to New Squad
The Sea-Gals are morphing into the Seahawks Dancers with an addition of 8 male dancers to the former Sea-gals Squad for the 2019 season.
Warmer Temperatures Mean Fire Danger — Are You Ready?
Is your home FIREWISE? The Benton-Franklin County Fire Prevention District is reminding homeowners that a little home spring cleanup could prevent big fires.