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.
(AP) — It seems most Americans have a serious "hang-up" about people using their cell phones on airplanes. A new Associated Press-Gfk poll finds that 48 percent oppose letting cell phones be used for voice calls while airborne — while just 19 percent support it. Another 30 percent are neutral. Among those who fly more than once a year — the numbers are even stronger: 59 percent against allowing calls on planes. And for those who've taken four or more flights per year, the opposition rate is a staggering 78 percent. Federal regulators are thinking about lifting a decades-old ban on making phone calls on planes. But many fliers fear their fellow passengers will subject them to long-winded conversations that would be impossible to avoid or tune out at 35,000 feet — at least legally.
(AP) — You can't buy a ticket for a seat at the Astrodome anymore -- but you can buy the seats. Seats from the iconic domed stadium are being sold online. The Houston Chronicle reports they'll go for $200 a pair at reliantpark.com, with a limit of four. The weeklong sale will include 2,400 pairs of stadium seats. The fate of the Houston landmark remains uncertain, though. Harris County voters turned down a bond issue that would have funded the Astrodome's conversion into an events center.
(AP) — Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for soul-crushing cold.
Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Better yet, don't. That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe.
A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees.
The old record had been -128.6 degrees.
Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the record low temperature is about 50 degrees colder than anything in Alaska.
Scambos announced the cold facts at the American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco yesterday.
(AP) — A new study says that violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder cautions than cable shows that are equal in gore.
The Parents Television Council study released today says that graphic violence on network series invariably received a TV-14 label, or "parents strongly cautioned."
But similar fare on cable shows typically was given the most stringent label, TV-MA for mature audiences only.
Episode ratings are decided by networks and cable channels, similar to how the movie studios' Motion Picture Association of America self-governs by issuing its own movie ratings.
The board that oversees TV ratings uniformity defended the system as a "valuable resource" for parents.
Gail Wise still has her old Ford Mustang -- the very first Mustang ever sold. She didn't know she owned a bit history when she drove away from a Chicago Ford dealership in the spring of 1964. Wise paid about 3,300 bucks for her new convertible. Wise was 22 and fresh out of college when she bought the car. The dealer sold it two days before it was officially supposed to go on the market. The Mustang has since been fully restored and the Wises drive it on special occasions. Wise and her iconic pony car were in Dearborn, Michigan, yesterday, as Ford took the wraps off the 50th anniversary, 2015 Mustang.
The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new design and plans to go global.
Ford Motor Co. will reveal the 2015 Mustang today at events in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney, Barcelona and its hometown of Dearborn, Mich.
The car goes on sale next fall in North America and later in Europe and Asia.
The new car has plenty of cues from the old, including a long sculpted hood, sloping fastback and trapezoid-shaped grille with the Mustang logo. But it also has some new features, including a roof that tapers dramatically in the front and rear and narrower, more menacing headlights.
Ford won't yet say how much the Mustang will cost, but the current version — which was redesigned in 2005 — starts at $23,000.
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.