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.


Recent Headlines

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Warmest February 9th ever recorded in Whatcom County

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Yesterday was the warmest February 9th ever in recorded Whatcom County weather history.

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Every district had a maintenance and operation levy on the special election ballot and they’re all passing by large margins.

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Blaine saw sales in the third quarter of last year drop nearly seven percent and retail sales in Sumas were down nearly 12 percent compared to the same time a year earlier.

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Washington Apple Health data breach

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The affected people can have a year of free credit monitoring.

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Bellingham Aloha Motel site becoming affordable housing and offices

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The city declared the Aloha Motel a blight and used the threat of condemnation to buy the site.