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.
(AP) — Don't hold your breath waiting for a sequel to "It's A Wonderful Life." Paramount plans to block it. The studio owns the rights to the original movie. A production company has said it plans to make "It's A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story." The actress who played Zuzu in the original would play an angel who shows George Bailey's grandson how the world would be a better place if he'd never been born. He's not a nice guy. The son of the original movie's director says his father wouldn't have wanted a sequel. Tom Capra says he thinks his father Frank would've have called it "ludicrous."
(AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completes a tipped, 51-yard pass to A.J. Green for a tying touchdown on the final play of regulation against the Ravens.
Six days later, another stunner — a deflected 73-yard TD by Auburn in college football.
Happens every week, right? Actually, a successful heave-it-and-hope pass — the kind Roger Staubach is credited with dubbing a Hail Mary — is exceedingly rare in the NFL.
The Dalton-Green connection is one of only two times since the start of the 2008 season that an NFL team scored a TD off a throw of 50 or more yards in the final minute of the first or second half of a regular-season or playoff game, according to STATS.
(AP) — Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo, Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie" — the smartphone self-portrait — has been declared word of the year for 2013, according to Britain's Oxford University Press.
The publisher of the Oxford dictionaries said Tuesday that "selfie" saw a huge jump in usage in the past year, bursting from the confines of Instagram and Twitter to become mainstream shorthand for any self-taken photograph.
Researchers behind the renowned dictionaries pick a prominent word or expression in the English language each year that best reflects the mood of the times. Previous words of the year have included "unfriend" in 2009, "credit crunch" in 2008, "carbon footprint" in 2007 and "Sudoku" in 2005.
On November 18th, 1954, ABC radio and TV banned "Mambo Italiano" by Rosemary Clooney for what it called "offensive lyrics."
In 1959, "Ben Hur," starring Charlton Heston, had its world premiere in New York.
In 1959, actor-comedian Arthur Q. Bryan, who provided the voice of Warner Bros. cartoon character Elmer Fudd, died in Hollywood at age 60.
In 1970, Jerry Lee Lewis and his cousin Myra Gale Brown were divorced in Memphis. She had described their recent years together as a nightmare.
In 1972, Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant married Judy Seymour.
In 1987, the band U2 opened for itself as a country-rock group called the Dalton Brothers during a Los Angeles concert.
In 1992, Spike Lee's movie "Malcolm X," starring Denzel Washington, opened nationwide.
In 1994, the Rolling Stones broadcast a 20-minute segment of their show in Dallas, Texas, live over the Internet. They were the first major band to do that.
In 1997, police arrested singer Gary Glitter and questioned him about child pornography allegedly found on his computer. He later pleaded guilty to 54 charges of making indecent computer images of children.
In 1999, Doug Sahm of The Sir Douglas Quintet and of The Texas Tornados died of natural causes in Taos, New Mexico. He was 58.
In 2000, actor Michael Douglas married actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in New York.
(AP) — Turkey and all the trimmings will cost you a little less this year. But don't expect to save enough to buy a cup of coffee on the way to Black Friday sales. The American Farm Bureau Federation says the average Thanksgiving dinner will cost $49.04, or 44 cents less than last year. But if you're headed to grandma's you may be spending more. Airline and train ticket prices are up. However, gas costs about 25 cents less per gallon compared to a year ago. That's according to the AAA.
Ten years ago: John Kerry became the second Democratic hopeful to opt out of public financing for his presidential run, following the example of rival Howard Dean. A third person died following an outbreak of hepatitis A at a Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant at the Beaver Valley Mall outside Pittsubrgh.
Five years ago: A lunar probe from India made a planned crash-landing onto the surface of the moon. Space shuttle Endeavour and a crew of seven blasted into the night sky, bound for the international space station. Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, the cardiac surgeon who performed the first U.S. heart transplant in 1967, died in Ann Arbor, Mich. at age 90.
One year ago: President Barack Obama held his first news conference since winning a second term. He challenged congressional Republicans to let taxes rise on the wealthiest Americans, saying that would ease the threat of another recession as the nation faced the "fiscal cliff" of expiring tax breaks and across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect at the start of 2013. Marine Gen. John Allen said he would "fully cooperate" with an investigation into communications he had with Florida socialite Jill Kelley. (The inquiry came after Kelley complained about emails sent to her by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with retired Army Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation as CIA director.) Israel said it had killed the leader of Hamas' military wing in a wave of airstrikes it launched in response to days of rocket fire out of Hamas-ruled Gaza. Baseball's Cy Young Awards went to Tampa Bay's David Price in the American League and R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets in the National League.
(AP) — Apple is giving iTunes users a chance to donate to relief efforts for the typhoon tragedy in the Philippines.
Users can go to the iTunes store to donate to the American Red Cross; funds raised will go to help the Asian nation, which has been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (HY'-ahn).
iTunes has done the same to raise funds for those affected by other tragedies, most recently for Superstorm Sandy. Apple says it was able to donate $2.5 million for Sandy relief based on donations from iTunes users and its own employees.
Apple said yesterday it didn't have a specific end-date for the campaign.
Dean and Teresa talk with Councilman Mike Allen about the rejection of the Police Guild agreement by the Spokane City Council on Tuesday November 12, 2013. Click here to listen. Mike Allen
Dean and Teresa talk with Mayor David Condon about the rejection of the Police Guild agreement by the Spokane City Council on Tuesday November 12, 2013. Click here to listen. SPOKANE MAYOR DAVID CONDON