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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Local massage therapist does not have a license

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The State Department of Health notified Ping Li that it plans to issue a cease-and-desist order.

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High court upholds lower court ruling voiding tax initiative

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Adrian Madrone is one of our legal exsperts and says he's Eyman should have known this was coming.

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Senators’ bill would block mining in Methow Valley

FILE - Washington Senators Maria Cantwell, left, and Patty Murray, right, cheer during a rally at Boeing Co.'s 767 assembly plant in this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo in Everett, Wash. Republican MIchael Baumgartner, 36, is seeking the nomination to challenge Democrat Cantwell. Baumgartner, a native of Pullman, has already visited or lived in 70 countries, worked in both Iraq and Afghanistan, been a diplomat and a private contractor for the federal government, won the most expensive state Senate race in history in 2010, and almost immediately decided to make a longshot bid for the US Senate.

Legislation is needed to protect water, salmon and other natural resources.

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Republican State Senate blames Inslee and former DOC Secretary for early release of prisoners

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A Republican State Senate report on the early release of prisoners casts blame at Democratic Governor Jay Inslee and former Department of Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner.

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Seattle teen accidentally shoots and kills himself

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People in the house told investigators the boy had been handling the gun when it accidentally fired, killing him.