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 (AP) — So, how is the health care signup effort going on so far? Hard to tell at this point. Obama administration officials say about 476,000 health insurance applications have been filed through federal and state exchanges so far. The report represents the most detailed look at the rollout of the new health care system. But it's hard to get the full picture. Officials have only reported the number of applications that have been filed — not the number of people who have actually enrolled in the insurance markets. Without the enrollment figures, it's unclear whether the program is on track to reach the seven million people that the Congressional Budget Office predicted will sign on for coverage during the six-month rollout period. Early in the sign-up period, Web sites that were handling applications have had glitches, with many people being unable to get past the initial process
It was one year ago today that Federal authorities in New York said a Bangladeshi student was arrested in an FBI sting after he tried to detonate a phony 1,000-pound truck bomb outside the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan. (Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis later pleaded guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.) Nike said it was cutting its ties with Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that the cyclist participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade. The St. Louis Cardinals took a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series by beating San Francisco 3-1 in a game delayed three and a-half hours by rain at Busch Stadium.
Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees this morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The Zombies also received their first nominations.
KISS, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Cat Stevens, Deep Purple and Chic are among the repeat nominees. Chic is up for the eighth time since 2003.
More than 600 voters will determine the class of 2014. Inductees will be announced in December, with a ceremony next April in New York. The induction will be aired on HBO in May.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Meters also return as nominees.
The woman who helped make Motown music look and act as well as it sounded has died. Her name was Maxine Powell — and she was head of what was known as the Motown Finishing School. It was her job to make sure the artists on the label behaved like ladies and gentlemen both on the stage and off. She was 98 and died of natural causes yesterday. Motown founder Berry Gordy noted that all the Motown stars — no matter how famous — had to register for her courses in how to eat, dress and carry themselves. Gordy says she often told the singers they shouldn't confuse her for their parents because: "They're stuck with you. I'm not."
Former Sen. Arlen Specter died at 82 of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. For most of his 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, Specter was a Republican, though he began his political career as a Democrat and returned to that party in 2009. Daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner became the first man to shatter the sound barrier without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft, jumping from a balloon 24 miles above the New Mexico desert. Sixty-five years after becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, 89-year-old retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager commemorated the event by smashing through the sound barrier again, this time in the backseat of an F-15. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, while the Detroit Tigers blanked the New York Yankees 3-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.
Teresa Lukens and Dean Allen had their weekly visit with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Friday, October 11, 2013. Click here to listen. Sheriff Ozzie
A team of 18 doctors at Children's Medical Center Dallas began complicated separation surgery for 2-year-old conjoined twins from Egypt; the successful operation was completed in 34 hours. Clerks for three major supermarket chains in Southern California began a 4 1/2-month strike after negotiations with store officials broke off. Ivan A. Getting, a Cold War scientist who conceived the Global Positioning Satellite system, died in Coronado, Calif., at age 91.
Take a hike Mickey Mouse, Dumbo and Tinker Bell, too. The Walt Disney Company is eliminating its paper stock certificates. The certificates are printed with Disney characters and have been a favorite of collectors. The stock certificates are often used to decorate kids' rooms. Many companies have cut paper stock certificates to trim costs. Collectors expect the resale price of the Disney certificates to take off, once they are taken off the market.
Millions of veterans could soon become casualties of the partial government shutdown. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says about 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation and more than half a million vets or surviving spouses won't get pensions next month if the impasse continues into late October. Shinseki is to testify today to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.