Joe Teehan

Joe Teehan

Broadcasting has always been my second love – right behind music. I earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and spent a number of years working (starving, really) as a freelance trombone player in Chicago and Denver. I soon realized I would need another profession to fall back on, so I chose the very stable (ha!) radio industry.

My first job was at a newstalk station in Denver. After a few years there I was hired to be news director at a station in Summit County, Colorado. Skiing and radio were my life. I returned to Denver after about a year in the mountains and became a long-haired rock jock. I worked at stations in Denver and Phoenix during the 1990’s, then suddenly found myself unemployed and playing Mr. Mom following the birth of our son. I was teaching beginning instrumental music to 5th graders when I was lucky enough to land a job at the mighty KGMI early in 2003.

My wife, Laurie, is a radio star in her own right and has been half of the morning show at Classic Rock KISM since then. Our son, Tommy, is 9 years old and loves Bellingham. Our new daughter Ella Ray was born last December. Laurie’s been through a very rough year following brain surgery to repair an aneurysm and we’ve truly found out how loving and giving our adopted community is. Thank you for being our neighbors.


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New Costco approved with storm water mitigation facility

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Permits were approved for a new Costco on West Bakersview road. Costco will also be responsible for several environmental projects to balance the new developments as part of the approval.

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Chris Petersen speaks at Pac-12 media day, Dawgs also receive commit

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Washington head coach Chris Petersen takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Petersen discussed the Huskies quarterback competition, the lack of seniors and returning to Boise State. California cornerback Kentrell Love is the eighth known commit for the 2016 class.

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DRIVE Act draws support from both parties

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The DRIVE Act drew support from both parties including Senator Patty Murray and will help improve our ferries, support new public transit, and make moving freight safer.

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Rats on the move in developing Lynden

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Rats are a growing concern in Lynden as new development has eliminated former habitats leaving many rats racing around town looking for a new home.

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New bill allows pharmacists to prescribe, treat, and bill insurance.

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Governor Jay Inslee signs a bill letting pharmacists treat patients, prescribe medication, and bill insurance companies for their time.