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.
The recent Carnival Cruise catastrophe appears to have soured people on cruises in general. Fifty-seven-percent of all respondents in a new Harris Interactive poll say they believe it's "much more reliable" to fly than to take a cruise, and 50-percent think flying is "much safer." And overall, just 35-percent feel a cruise is "worry free." But opinions vary depending on experience. Among those who've taken a cruise before, 53-percent would describe them as "worry free," compared to just 25-percent of those who haven't ever been on a cruise. And of the experienced cruise travelers polled, 64-percent feel air travel is less reliable and 55-percent think planes are less safe. However, even those who've been on a cruise are now thinking twice about future trips. Forty-three-percent of former cruise travelers admit they're less inclined to take a cruise now than they were a year ago, along with 58-percent of those who've never gone on a cruise. However, even though the early spring to Spokane has brought a great feeling, dreaming about sunshine while on a cruise still feels pretty good.