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) — Sure, there are millions of people who follow Twitter and the people on it. But how many will invest in the micro-blogging site? A new poll indicates the site faces skepticism from would-be investors as well as the public at large. The Associated Press-CNBC poll released today finds that some 36 percent of Americans feel buying stock in Twitter would be a good investment, while 47 percent disagree. Twitter plans to make its Wall Street debut this week. And while the site appeals to young people, apparently it doesn't have that kind of appeal as an investment. Surprisingly, the AP-CNBC poll found that 52 percent of people ages 18 to 34 felt investing in the company's stock is not a good idea.
Dean Allen and Teresa Lukens interview Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Friday November 1st, 2013. Click here to listen! Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich
(AP) — There are a lot of tongues wagging over the way dogs wag their tails. Researchers in Italy say there's more to it than just wiggling to and fro. They say when a dog sees something positive — like its owner — the dog wags its tail more to the right. But if the dog sees something negative, the wagging tends to drift toward the left. The researchers say other dogs are able to pick up on the subtle difference and it can affect other pooches — from their behavior to heart rates.
(AP) — Would you keep closer tabs on how your child was doing at school if you could log on to a Web site and see their records, including attendance, homework, test grades and the like? The governor of New Mexico is betting that will be the case. Susana Martinez is asking state lawmakers for $1.2 million next year for online systems in schools to set up what she calls a "parent portal." It allows parents to access information about their children's classroom work and other information. About 29 of the state's 89 school districts already have such portals. The governor says improved access to student performance data could help parents stay more involved in their children's education.
(AP) — Team USA will be wearing the Made in the USA label. Every bit of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Olympic athletes in Sochi has been made in the U.S. The outfits for the American athletes headed to the Winter Olympics were unveiled yesterday. The ensemble includes a navy peacoat with a red stripe and a classic ski sweater with a reindeer design and a hand-sewn American flag. During the 2012 games in London, much of the clothing worn by Team USA was made in China.
(AP) — A central Florida gas station clerk was shot in his cellphone. The phone was in his pocket during a robbery attempt at a Hess station in an Orlando suburb. The man didn't know the bullet had hit the mobile phone until he took it out of his shirt pocket. Police report the bandit took off after firing the shot. Station employees weren't able to open a safe as the robber had demanded.
(AP) — Play ball! But not too fast. Everything might seem to be speeding up in 21st century, but not the World Series. When the Cardinals and Red Sox met in the 1967 series, the average length of the seven games was 2 hours, 22 minutes. All four World Series games this season have clocked in at over three hours, including last night's at 3:34. It's not just the TV commercials. Hitters step out of the box for 20 or 30 seconds. Pitchers get the ball and toe the rubber. Boston pitcher Jon Lester isn't upset by the longer games, though. He says two heavyweights are "going at it and it's going to take some time." The series is tied at 2 games apiece.
(AP) - A study indicates there aren't a lot of real newshounds on Facebook. But many of those who go nosing around the site end up with a meaty bone or two when it comes to information. The study by the Pew Research Center found that only 4 percent of Facebook users say it's the most important way they get news. Yet, 47 percent of adults who use the site say they end up getting news there — either through links posted by friends or through news sources they follow. Either way, the number of Facebook users represents nearly a-third of the country's adult population — so the site can be seen as an important source for news. As one of those who responded to the Pew survey said: "Facebook is a good way to find out news without actually looking for it."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They met when she was assigned to interview him as a TV reporter. But now the marriage of Clint and Dina Eastwood has faded to black. She has filed divorce papers on the actor, citing irreconcilable differences for the reason for the breakup. He's 83 and she's 48. They have a 16-year-old daughter together — and she is seeking full physical custody of her — and is asking for spousal support. Dina Eastwood filed for legal separation last month. The two were married since March, 1996. Eastwood was married to Maggie Johnson from 1953 to 1984.