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UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Spokane sports radio duo of Dennis Patchin, Rick Lukens signs off for last time

The show originated in 1986 when KXLY-TV sports veterans Dennis Patchin, Rick Lukens and Bud Nameck, joined by local broadcaster Chuck DeBruin, began Sports Tonight. Over the years the cast …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

iHeartMedia layoffs end KQNT morning show with Dave Spencer and Teresa Lukens

Almost without notice earlier this month, decades of collective on-air experience ended as a half dozen radio professionals in Spokane lost their jobs as part of industry layoffs that continue …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

KXLY picking up Ben Shapiro’s conservative radio show

KXLY has announced plans to air Ben Shapiro’s syndicated radio show, a month after the conservative political commentator was barred from speaking at Gonzaga University.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown scheduled to appear at two debates in Spokane this week

A televised debate will air Wednesday night live from the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane beginning at 7 p.m. on KXLY-TV. A second debate will take place the following afternoon …

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018

Hidden Talents: KXLY chief meteorologist Kris Crocker has played the violin throughout her life

KXLY chief meteorologist Kris Crocker has played the violin throughout her life

Judge permanently blocks release of unredacted records on SFCC’s Darren Pitcher

A judge signed an order Friday permanently barring the Community Colleges of Spokane from releasing unredacted records of the sexual harassment investigation that led Darren Pitcher to resign as acting …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Former Spokane TV anchor gets split-second appearance in Super Bowl ad

Spokanites who regularly tune in to local TV news may get a jolt of deja vu this Super Bowl Sunday.

Deal between Parks and KXLY yields a new southeast soccer field and ped path

The Spokane parks department has reached an agreement with KXLY that will improve the South Sports Complex while KXLY develops its property next door

Mike Boyle, voice of the Spokane Indians, balances broadcasting jobs and fatherhood

Mike Boyle doesn’t leave much room for leisure time these days. When he’s not doing his almost nightly play-by-play broadcast for the Spokane Indians, he’s calling the hockey games for …

New South Hill retail center to include regional grocery store

Developers plan this year to start on a South Hill retail center to include a regional grocery store along South Regal Street.

Christmas lights strung near Sacred Heart will bring cheer to child patients

Cowley Park, a tranquil space of trees and grass amid towering hospital buildings, will be illuminated to bring cheer to children spending their Christmas season at Providence Sacred Heart Medical …

Huckleberries: Old ad captures radio legend’s former celebrity

In Coeur d’Alene, radio legend John Rook was known for his short-lived KCDA radio station that shook up the local political establishment — not for the clout he once had …

Longtime newsman Bob Briley dies at 91

Bob Briley, a local television pioneer who came to be known as the “Walter Cronkite of Spokane” in his more than 50 years in broadcasting, died Monday. He was 91. …

Vestal: Spokane sidewalk philanthropist’s tale lesson in reporting

Did some local reporters bite too hard on a heartwarming do-gooder story last week, when telling the tale of an anonymous man handing out cash in Spokane? Or did they …

KXLY resumes broadcasts on DISH Network following one-day blackout

Viewers on the DISH Network lost KXLY and KVEW programs for much of Saturday .

Ex-KXLY sportscaster finds dream job on the Golf Channel

It was during his short, three-year stay in Spokane that Todd Lewis fine-tuned his skills as a sportscaster as a weekend anchor and reporter for KXLY-TV, while also developing a …

KXLY drops Rick, Teresa Lukens

Rick and Teresa Lukens, longtime KXLY TV and radio broadcasters, were dropped by KXLY last week. Rick Lukens, who has been with KXLY for more than 27 years, said they …

Holiday parties getting smaller

Local companies that used to spend tidy sums on Christmas parties or worker bonuses are pulling back this year, reflecting the economic slowdown. There will be smaller parties instead of …

Calling all dysfunctional families

Maybe the children of Spokane are model citizens. Or maybe parents don’t want national primetime audiences to know how bad they are.

Radio stations switching formats

Two longtime Spokane radio stations will swap formats Monday, transforming KGA-AM into sports radio and “The Fan” KJRB-AM into news and talk. Both stations had carried a mix of programming, …

Good Morning CdA

Some Coeur d’Alene residents will rise before dawn next week to re-create a holiday tradition for a national TV audience. A crew from ABC’s “Good Morning America” is slated to …