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 will broadcast the State of the Union live Tuesday night beginning at 6 pm.
Josh Hicks of the Washington Post posted these fun facts about the State of The Union.
President Thomas Jefferson discontinued the practice of delivering the State of the Union address in-person to Congress, simply forwarding his comments on paper for the clerks of the House and Senate to read.
Before him, presidents George Washington and John Adams had read their annual addresses to Congress, just like Obama plans to do.
President Woodrow Wilson picked up where the first two presidents left off, restarting the tradition of the in-person address in 1913. Commanders in chief have delivered their speeches that way ever since.
The Constitution requires a yearly State of the Union message, but it does not mandate that the president deliver it verbally. It merely states: “[The president] shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
Another little tidbit: About 130 recognized foreign ambassadors to the U.S., known collectively as the “diplomatic corps,” will attend this year’s event, filling designated seats on both sides of the chamber and standing if need be — those who are newest to the mix may not get a chair.
As such, the diplomatic corps has long served as essentially the eyes and ears of the world in the chamber.