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.
590 KQNT News continues to report on flu activity escalating in Spokane County and around the Northwest. This week we learned it claimed the life of a female resident who was in her 80's. Eastern Washington's first flu related death. There are over 30 influenza hospitalizations with Spokane County residents this season. You can go to our archives of the "Spokane Forum" section of www.590KQNT.com and hear from The Spokane Regional Health Dirstict which strongly encourages all of us six months and older to get a flu shot. It takes about 2 weeks after being vaccinated to be fully protected. While Spokane's first lab confirmed flu case occurred in October, most of the time, local flu activity peaks in February or later.
Meanwhile, there could be a new flu vaccine available soon. Yesterday The Food and Drug Administration granted regulatory approval to a new type of vaccine developed by a Connecticut company called Protein Sciences. Flublok is now expected to be available in limited supplies sometime this winter. The reason it can be manufactured so quickly is that Flublok won't be made the same way as standard vaccines. It does not have to be grown in chicken eggs. A senior official with the FDA hailed it as a "technological advance in the manufacturing of an influenza vaccine."