Leather Storrs

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 10, 2015

Leather Storrs is a funny talking, arm waving, food loving Oregon native. His first food fight was with a scallop that stared him down late into the night until Storrs defeated it with a plugged nose and plenty of milk to wash it down. His interest in cooking was planted by his Father, John Storrs. With travel, experimentation and gardening, …

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Joe Simons

Posted by Alpha Broadcasting on July 8, 2014
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Joe has been a co-anchor of Portland’s Afternoon News since June 2014. His radio career started out as the voice of Pullman High School Greyhounds athletics while attending Washington State University. After moving back to his native Portland following his graduation in 2008, he freelanced for a few years before returning to the Palouse to become the voice of the University …

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Val Stouffer

Posted by Alpha Broadcasting on April 14, 2014


Val hails from Chicago, where she worked for such market leaders at WMAQ and WLS radio. She’s spent the last several years in Seattle soaking up the beauty and many cultural offerings of the Northwest. Val co-hosted the Afternoon News on KIRO Radio for many years. She also worked for KOMO Radio, where she anchored both the morning and afternoon …

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Jake Báez

Posted by Jake Baez on March 11, 2014

Jake Baez Comes from a large family, and a rich history of question askers, which has helped lead him to the heart of the internet.

Having attended Oregon State University for graphic design and Spanish he has gone about carving a niche in the creative community has allowed Jake to be a small part of a creative craft,. Like every other …

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Chris McGinness

Posted by Alpha Broadcasting on February 17, 2014
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Chris McGinness helps you through Portland’s busy commutes every weekday morning and afternoon on KXL, FM News 101, and our television news partner KGW.

A runner and weather geek at heart, Chris earned his meteorology degree on a track scholarship at Penn State University.  Chris spent two summers as a weather intern at KGW before embarking on a TV weather career …

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