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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State attorney connected to prison error resigns

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Ronda Larson told corrections officials they didn't need to recalculate prisoners' sentences even though a software error was allowing convicts to be released too soon.

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A big settlement for two victims of sexual abuse in the foster care system

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A local jury ordered the State Department of Social and Health Services to pay the girls eight million dollars after they were sexually abused for years by two brothers in their foster home.

16 hours ago in Local

Whatcom County public defender says video conferencing in court is unfair

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Hall wrote about this for the Whatcom County bar association and hopes it can generate thoughtful discussion on the topic.

17 hours ago in Local

Operator of ‘sober’ housing arrested on gun, drug charges

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Investigators said they found about a pound of crystal methamphetamine.

17 hours ago in Local

Washington keeps moving toward new college savings plan

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Nearly $164 million in refunds have been processed for Washington's prepaid tuition program since the state agency told people in they could ask for their money back.