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

3 hours ago in Local

Bellingham charter service to add “beer tour”

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Tours start June 12th.

21 hours ago in Local

Members of State’s Congressional delegation asks Boeing to reconsider servicing Iran

A Boeing 737 painted with the new logo and livery of Alaska Airlines is shown, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, before its unveiling at an employee event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Three members of our State's Congressional delegation...Dave Reichert, Cathy McMorris-Rogers and Dan Newhouse have contacted the presidents of Boeing and Airbus asking them to halt or reconsider potential sales of airplane parts and other aircraft-related services to Iran.

22 hours ago in Local

School kids across the state are “feeling the Bern,” voting for Sanders in mock primary

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The State's MOCK Presidential Primary... where K-12 students across the state cast their ballots... showed Bernie Sanders with a commanding lead.

22 hours ago in Local

Washington’s wildfire season off to an abrupt and early start

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

Fire officials say they were surprised to see wildfires burning this early west of the Cascades, particularly one that burned nearly 300 acres. The blazes fueled worries about what lies ahead.

22 hours ago in Local

6 year old girl rushed to hospital after falling from moving car in Lynnwood

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The girl apparently fell out of the car as it was making a turn from a parking lot.