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.
Washington D.C. Named Worst City For Traffic Congestion
People who live in Washington D.C. lose more hours to traffic than any other major U.S. city, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute's annual survey. Commuters in the nation's capital lose an average of 67 hours a year. That's almost 30 hours more than the average American commuter. Los Angeles and San Francisco are tied in second place, with drivers in both California cities spending 61 hours a year stuck behind the wheel in traffic. Fourth place goes to Newark, New Jersey, followed by Boston. Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia all rank in the top ten as well. However, the most recent numbers are significantly lower than the traffic figures from before the 2007 recession, which experts say could be due to fewer employed people being on the roads during regular work hours. So the next time you are stuck in traffic in Spokane, be thankful you are not in D.C. Because around here, you are still just 15 minutes from anywhere.