I grew up listening to KLOG in Longview/Kelso, WA and started my radio career there in the 8th grade. Earlier this week, KLOG (one of the last remaining AM stations in the Pacific Northwest to still play music), flipped to sports. While I was sad to see the flip, I totally get it and it was time.
I've spent this week thinking about the seven years I spent working there. All the forgotten memories came rushing back to me as I drove to work.
|Summer of 1991 in the KLOG studio. I'm on the left with DJ Matt Miller on the right.|
I owe everything in my career to KLOG, Steve Hanson and PD Bill Dodd (who is still there). They took a chance on a 13 year old kid and helped mold me into the broadcaster I am today.
While they will continue to be successful, it was sad to know that they are no longer playing music and a chapter that has lasted over 60 years is over.
Thank you, "Mighty 1490."