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 constant use of informal language made common by technology may be having a detrimental effect on the writing skills of young people. Pew Research surveyed teachers around the country and found that 40 percent believe Internet and texting shorthand is responsible for students being more likely to use poor spelling or grammar in their schoolwork. But being able to put together a grammatically correct sentence isn't the only skill at risk. Nearly 50 percent of teachers describe their students' ability to construct a strong argument as "fair" or "poor." In addition, 94 percent of teachers said they felt students should do more writing by hand in order to practice their writing and editing skills without the help of technology.