Dean Allen was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and graduated from high school in 1969. He spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean stayed in Spokane where he and his wife raised their two children. Dean has been in the Spokane radio market since 1982. When Dean’s not on-air you will most likely find him on the golf course, watching sports or spending time with his two grandchildren!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
Miley Cyrus was the most searched person on Yahoo in 2013. She replaced Kim Kardashian, who slipped to second, even though she had a baby, got divorced and engaged. Kate Upton is third on the list. Selena Gomez is fifth. Amanda Bynes is in the seven-spot and Justin Bieber rounds out the top 10. "Duck Dynasty" tops Yahoo's list of Top Obsessions, followed by "Breaking Bad," ''The Walking Dead" and the cast of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie. Twerking ranks sixth. Taylor Swift's "You Belong To Me" is number one on the list of Top-Searched Lyrics. And of all the "why" questions searched on Yahoo, "Why is Ziva leaving "NCIS?" ranks 10th. Even though the Red Sox won the World Series, they were not the top-searched sports team. The Dallas Cowboys were. The Sox came in second, six spots ahead of the Yankees.
(AP) — The gray wool suit Gene Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour in the Hollywood musical "Singin' in the Rain" is going up for auction.
The suit is expected to sell for more than $20,000 when Heritage Auctions offers it up Friday in Dallas. Memorabilia collector Gerry Sola has had the suit for more than four decades. He bought it for $10 at a 1970 sale of MGM props and wardrobe items.
Sola, a retired postal worker, had traveled from his home in Northern California to Los Angeles for the sale. It progressed from an auction to a garage sale of sorts with racks of clothing for sale. Sola was sorting through the racks when he found the suit form the famous scene in the 1952 musical.
It's hard to score a good deal on lords-a-leaping — or ladies dancing, for that matter. And that's why the price of the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is up over last year. PNC Wealth Management crunches the numbers each year — and it finds if you buy one set of the gifts mentioned in each verse, it would cost $27,393 — up 7.7 percent from last year. If you decide to go all out and buy the items as repeated throughout the carol, the cost of all 364 items would be $114,651. Apparently buying in bulk is cheaper — since the increase in price for the repeated items is up only 6.9 percent over last year.
Hitting the Black Friday sales to buy gifts for that special someone -- like yourself? It seems a lot of consumers are using these sales to buy the things they want. Marshal Cohen, chief analyst of the research firm The NPD Group, says about 20 percent of sale shoppers will be buying for themselves. He says that's up from just 5 percent in the early 2000s. Cohen adds people are less guilty about buying the things they want when they're on sale.
For the first time, some men will be talking turkey this Thanksgiving. Butterball has hired its first male Turkey Talk Line operators. Butterball CEO Rod Brenneman notes one in four calls for the turkey hotline are from guys. Brenneman says men aren't just carving the turkey they're cooking it too.
(AP) — T-Day will also be I-Day. Comet ISON (EYE'-sahn) will have its close encounter with the sun Thanksgiving Day. The ball of space ice may fry and shatter. Or it might survive and put on quite a show. If that's the case, ISON would be visible with the naked eye through December. It already has wowed observers and is considered the most scrutinized comet by NASA. But the best could be yet to come.
(AP) — As the nation pauses to remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago today, looking back can also give us an idea of how far technology has come in the past half century. On that day, only one person had a movie camera that recorded the entire shooting sequence — and that footage didn't feature sound. Since then, most people have cell phones that could record both high-definition video along with audio — which may have quashed the controversy over how many shots were fired that day in Dallas' Dealey Plaza. TV technology has come a long way since then, too. Satellite transmissions could have given the nation a better idea of what was unfolding — and done so quicker than reports based on news dispatches and still photos. Meanwhile the growth of social networking might have even provided insight into the thoughts and actions of those involved.
(AP) — Don't hold your breath waiting for a sequel to "It's A Wonderful Life." Paramount plans to block it. The studio owns the rights to the original movie. A production company has said it plans to make "It's A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story." The actress who played Zuzu in the original would play an angel who shows George Bailey's grandson how the world would be a better place if he'd never been born. He's not a nice guy. The son of the original movie's director says his father wouldn't have wanted a sequel. Tom Capra says he thinks his father Frank would've have called it "ludicrous."
(AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completes a tipped, 51-yard pass to A.J. Green for a tying touchdown on the final play of regulation against the Ravens.
Six days later, another stunner — a deflected 73-yard TD by Auburn in college football.
Happens every week, right? Actually, a successful heave-it-and-hope pass — the kind Roger Staubach is credited with dubbing a Hail Mary — is exceedingly rare in the NFL.
The Dalton-Green connection is one of only two times since the start of the 2008 season that an NFL team scored a TD off a throw of 50 or more yards in the final minute of the first or second half of a regular-season or playoff game, according to STATS.