Dave, Ken & Molly
Interviewed by Steve Harmon
Harmon: The Great Dave and
Ken.. how many people have fooled a boss or a tv anchor with Kens dead on
Tom Brokaw ...lets update everybody on some of our favorite people shall we?
Lets re-visit and refresh us all on how you found each other and came
together on air and update your team!
I had been in and out of the market a few times when I came back from New
York in 1992. The guy that I was paired up with didn't work out, so
Ken filled in (he was... and still is the PD) and became the "guy."
Molly joined us 10 years ago as an intern when she was helping with our
Christmas Wish program ...she really clicked with us.. so the rest is
Harmon: You have switched stations, formats,
but stayed right there...HOW!?!
Dave: I think the three of us (Dave, Ken
and Molly) truly love our market... and, to be real honest, we are treated
pretty well here (at the station and around town). We have had a few things
come up over the years... but it would be really tough leave this very good
Harmon: How long in your market?.
Dave: I was here in the early 80's... left
(Texas)... came back...then left again (Colorado, North Dakota, New York)...
then came back in 1992. Ken has been here since 1984! Molly started here in
Harmon: Coolest thing about your city?
Dave: We LOVE the four seasons. Really hot
summers... cold snowy winters (that can last a bit too long)... beautiful
Falls (my favorite). The city really gets behind some cool events. We have
the largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the world here every summer (Hoopfest,
6300 TEAMS!)... we also have the largest timed road run (Bloomsday) where
60,000 people do a 12k together. Great, cheap golf... and of course, GONZAGA
Harmon: Radio star in your city you loved
growing up listening to?
Dave: For me it was "Dancing Danny Wright" in
Portland in the late 70's. Craig Walker was another Portland radio great in
the 70's, 80's and 90's.
Harmon: What time do you get to the
studio? How much prep happens before you even leave the house?
Dave: Ken has been beating me into the station
over the past few years. He's in around 5... I'm 5:15... Molly is 6:10 (just
Harmon: Give an example of one
of the many days you "owned one of your markets".
Dave: I few years ago I used to do a "Tom
Brokaw" impression and we would call any and EVERY celebrity we could. We've
had former President's, first lady's,
Oprah, Leno, Letterman, Regis... and tons of others. I had to fake them out
to get them on our air because normally they wouldn't talk to market #92.
Harmon: What's your biggest challenge?
Dave: Other than weight???
Probably staying focused during the show. Ken and Molly tease me about "not
listening to the show." Also... staying connected with everyone in the
business. I used to be so much better about that... and I feel terrible
about not staying in touch with people.
Harmon: Do you eat during the show?
How do you try to stay in shape? Do you try?
Dave: YES... Molly and I do. Ken's pretty good.
I love fast food and if I don't have something to eat every few hours ...
there are problems.
Harmon: At ten o'clock or whenever you get off,
how do you know it was a "good" show?
Dave: If we are still laughing and joking about
a segment long after the show is over. We have the studio to do promos and
sometimes we don't get to those until 10:30 or so.
Harmon: "The best BitBoard bit we ever
Dave: Tons of Jeff and Jer stuff... Lots of
Dwyer and Michaels phoners ... But Kraddick did a bit called the "Mystery
Song" and it was big for us. I never in a million years thought that thing
could work so well... so long.
When the room's tense how do you break the tension?
Dave: Because there are four of us (including
Spencer, producer), someone will usually catch a problem before it can get
worse. Our master plan is that the studio is the "fun and happy" room... no
troubles are brought in. If it's a negative or an issue... we'll deal with
it AFTER the show.
Harmon: When the room's tense how do you break
Dave: Turn on Univision and look at the hot
weather chick... we also have certain drops from phone calls that just make
us all laugh.
How do you like this years re-design of Philips Daily
Dave: I don't like it.. ... ... ... I LOVE IT!
Truly... Bitboard continues to get better and better and more useful for all
of us. Great stuff.
<<Thanks Dave! -Philip>>
Harmon: "I wouldn't miss BFD-Fort
Lauderdale in '09 because..."
Dave: I love seeing everyone and re-connecting.
I'm one of those people that believes in energy of good, nice people... and
I think just being all together for that weekend help you professionally and
personally... I know it does me. Thank you for including us in your updates.
See you in Florida, Molly says see you and Paulie in the hot tub..what is
that all about?
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