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March 2011

  • Thursday, 3/24/2011- See our special Tech Talk (TechTalk) web page(s).

  • Tuesday, 3/22/2011 Average Guys Show with Jim and John.

  • Thursday, 3/10/2011- See our special Skin Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday,3/9/2011- See our special Vet Talk web pages.

  • Thursday, 3/3/2011- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 3/1/2011 Average Guys Show with Jim and John.

    February 2011

  • Thursday, 1/24/2011- See our special Tech Talk (TechTalk) web page(s).

  • Tuesday, 2/22/2011 Average Guys Show with Jim and John.

  • Thursday, 2/17/2011- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 2/15/2011 Average Guys Show with Jim and John.

  • Thursday, 2/10/2011- See our special Skin Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday,2/9/2011- See our special Vet Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 2/8/2011 Average Guys Show with Jim and John.

  • Thursday, 2/3/2011- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

    January 2011

  • Thursday, 1/27/2011- See our special Tech Talk (TechTalk) web page(s).

  • Tuesday, 1/25/2011 Average Guys Show with Jim and John.

  • Thursday, 1/20/2011- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 1/19/2011

  • Thursday, 1/13/2011- See our special Skin Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday,1/12/2011- See our special Vet Talk web pages.

  • Thursday, 1/6/2011- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 1/5/2011




    December 2010

  • Tuesday, 12/28/2010

  • Monday, 12/27/2010

  • Thursday, 12/24/2010- See our special Tech Talk (TechTalk) web page(s).

  • Wednesday, 12/23/2010

  • Thursday, 12/16/2010

  • Wednesday, 12/15/2010

  • Thursday, 12/9/2010- See our special Skin Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday,12/8/2010- See our special Vet Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 12/7/2010




    November 2010

  • Tuesday, 11/23/2010

  • Tuesday, 11/16/2010

  • Thursday,11/11/2010- See our special Vet Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 11/10/2010- See our special Skin Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 11/09/2010

  • Monday, 11/08/2010

  • Thursday, 11/4/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 11/3/2010

  • Tuesday, 11/02/2010


    October 2010

  • Thursday, 10/28/2010- See our special Tech Talk (TechTalk) web page(s).

  • Wedneday, 10/27/2010

  • Tuesday, 10/26/2010

  • Thursday, 10/21/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 10/20/2010

  • Tuesday, 10/19/2010

  • Monday, 10/18/2010

  • Thursday, 10/14/2010- See our special Skin Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday,10/13/2010- See our special Vet Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 10/12/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson

  • Monday, 10/11/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

  • Thursday, 10/7/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 10/5/2010 Mp3 file

  • Tuesday, 10/4/2010 Mp3 file: Host: Jim Willhight


    September 2010

  • Thursday, 9/30/2010 Mp3 file

  • Wednesday, 9/29/2010 Mp3 file

  • Tuesday, 9/28/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson on location from the Independent Business Expin Lebanon.

  • Thursday, 9/23/2010- See our special Tech Talk (TechTalk) web page(s).

  • Tuesday, 9/21/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson

  • Thursday, 9/16/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 9/15/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Ray Ray and Youth Talk Host Bethany Henry..

  • Tuesday, 9/14/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson

  • Thursday, 9/9/2010- See our special Skin Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday,9/8/2010- See our special Vet Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 9/7/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson

  • Thursday, 9/2/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 9/1/2010 Mp3 file: Host: RadiRay filled in for Jim Willhight whwas out of town on family business.

    Our Topic: Election for City of Albany Mayor.

    Jo Rae Perkins
    JRae Perkins

    Our Guest: JRae Perkins, local business woman, Linn County Republican Central Committee Chair and Canidate for Mayor of Albany.

    August 2010


  • Tuesday, 8/31/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson were joined by Chuck Mills, Don Boyer and Charles Porter.

  • Monday, 8/30/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

  • Thursday, 8/26/2010 Mp3 file: Host Jim Willhight

  • Wednesday, 8/25/2010 Mp3 file: Joining host Jim Willhight were Benton County Commissioners Linda Modrell, Jay Dixon and Annabelle Jaramillwith the commissioners’ round table discussion.

  • Tuesday, 8/24/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson.


  • Weldon Greig’s Retirement

    Thank You for the 45+ years of service in Radio!

    Historic Announcement- Weldon Greig Retirement
    KGAL/KSHO Owner/GM Charlie Eads and Weldon Greig

    Check out the Official Weldon Greig Retirement Web Page where we've added mp3 downloads of the Valley Talk broadcast of Weldon on the "other side of the Mic" , newsmakers and community leaders retirement tributes plus Airchecks of final newscasts up to his retirement, including his post-retirement broadcast from a Hot Air Balloon during the ATI-Wah Chang Northwest Art and Air Festival.
    Weldon Greig as Guest on Valley Talk with RadiRay

  • Monday, August 23rd, 2010:

    Host: RadiRay.

    Topic: Retirement of the Hardest Working Newsman

    Guest: KGAL/KSHNews Director Weldon Greig

    Listen t/ download:

    [Standard Quality] (32kbps) or

    [High Quality] (128Kbps, filesize = 52mb)

    Historic Announcement- Weldon Greig Retirement
    RadiRay and Weldon Greig (click on picture tenlarge)




  • Thursday, 8/19/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wesnesday, 8/18/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight and Intern Bethany Henry, host of Youth Talk.

  • Tuesday, 8/17/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson.

  • Monday, 8/16/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

  • Friday, 8/13/2010 Mp3 file: Ray Ray was on vacation snfrom the sidelines, instead a Special Friday Edition of Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson.

  • Thursday, 8/12/2010- See our special Skin Talk web pages.

  • Wednesday, 8/11/2010- See our special Vet Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 8/10/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson.

  • Thursday, 8/5/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Listen tor download audifile from Wednesday, 8/4/2010:

    Live from the opening day of the Benton County Fair!

    Radio Broadcaster and Manager Jim Willhight

    Host Jim Willhight

    Topic(s) and Guest(s): Joining us the Benton County Commissioners, the Fair Manager and RodeQueen for a live braodcast from the Fair.

  • Listen tor download audifile from Tuesday, 8/3/2010:

    Valley Talk's Average Guy's Investment Talk Show with Hosts John Gibson and Jim Willhight with special guests Sgt. Detective Kevin Martinez and Dayla Johnson from the Lebanon Police Department tdiscuss the Lebanon's community wide National Night Out evednt Ralston Square Park (see below).

  • Monday, 8/2/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

    Local Event

    Thanks to all that attended
    Lebanon's National Night Out
    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
    Ralston Park: 4 - 8 pm

    Download and / or listen to archive of live on location Radio Broadcast as aired on
    Unforgettable 920 KSHO. from 3 - 6 pm.


    National Night Out Picture Mix from KGAL and KSHO's Jim Willhight Pictures from Previous Lebanon National Night Out Event (click on picture to enlarge).

    Picture Mix from Ralston Park Event. {upper left} Crown gathers for Children's Activities, {upper center} Somewhere in the mass of moms and children you will find a clown, {upper right} Lebanon Police Chief Mike Healy with a puppy, {center left} crowd watching entertainment, {center} KGAL/ KSHO Remote Broadcast Center, {bottom left} LPD Detective Sergeant Kevin Martinez doing his Karaoke best along with a backup, {bottom center } Very cute puppy from Molly the Dog's litter, and {bottom right} Sgt. Martinez looking like he's ducking a balloon.



    Lebanon National Night Out Event Details

    Lebanon

  • Ralston Square Park, 4 – 7 pm.

    On Tuesday, August 2nd, Lebanon Police Department will sponsor the 27th annual National Night Out. Neighborhoods throughout Lebanon are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Lebanon Police Department, will involve 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night out against Crime” on August 2nd. NNO 2011 is being supported in part by the Target Corporation.

    This years event is expected to draw 1000 to join in the celebration. Join McGruff the Crime Dog for Free food, entertainment and a live on location Radio Broadcast on 920 KSHO brought to you by Security Alarm Corporation. 920 KSHO will be broadcasting live from the event from 3 to 6 pm.

    Lebanon Police Department will hold a special event at Ralston Park between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair to relax and enjoy music performed by Lebanon Police Detective Kevin Martinez. There will be free hot dogs and soda to the first 500 people. There will also be a celebration of McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog’s 30th birthday.

    Life Flight will be arriving at 5:00 p.m. and much much more.

    The National Night Out event will present several emergency and human services displays, vehicle displays, and crime prevention materials. Balloons and other handouts will be provided and fingerprinting courtesy of the Lebanon Masonic Lodge.

    For further information contact Dala Johnson (541) 258-4339.




    Special Valley Talk
    Live, Local Radio

    Join 1580 KGAL local talk radio host Jim Willhight Wednesday, July 27th, at 11:06 am for a special Local National Night Out update on Valley Talk.

    Joining us will be Kevin Martinez and Dala Johnson from the Lebanon Police Department to discuss the community wide Ralston Square Park event.


    Security Alarm Corporation
    A special thanks for Mike Martin at Security Alarm Corporation and Albany Lock and Key for bringing 1580 KGAL and 920 listeners and web site viewers this special public service feature.


    Download Free Mp3 of Radio Broadcast

    Download for free the entire 3 hour historic broadcast from a past National Night Out (mp3 Podcast) which aired live on 920 KSHO. Hosted by Jim Willhight and Bill Diamond this was a live on location broadcast from Lebanon's Ralston Park event which aired from 4 – 7 pm, on National Night Out, August 4th, 2008.

    Download: {high quality} or {Medium Quality} mp3 file.



    The event is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local crime prevention efforts, (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.



  • July 2010


  • Listen tor download audifile from Thursday, 7/29/2010:

    Our Guests:

    Oregon State Senate District 6 Candidate, Michael Spasar

    Joe Rae Perkins, candidate for Albany Mayor and Chair of the Linn County Republican Party Central Committee.

  • Michael Spasaro
    Michael Spasar

  • Wednesday, 7/28/2010 Mp3 file: KGAL Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight was joined by Ready Freddy, country music recording artist and David Samuels, musician and owner/ producer, New Destiny Studios.

  • Tuesday, 7/27/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson was joined by our special guests, Art Robinson a candidate for District 4, US Congress against Representative Peter DeFazi; and Joe Rae Perkins, Chair of the Linn County Republican Party Central Committee and a candidate for Albany Mayor.

  • Monday, 7/26/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

  • Thursday, 7/22/2010- See our special Tech Talk (TechTalk) web page(s).

  • Wesnesday, 7/21/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight and Intern Bethany Henry, host of Youth Talk as we interview 4-H leaders.

  • Tuesday, 7/20/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson.

  • Monday, 7/19/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

  • Thursday, 7/15/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages for our live, on location broadcast from the opening day of the Linn County Fair!

  • Wednesday, 7/14/2010- See our special Vet Talk web page.

  • Tuesday, 7/13/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson.

  • Thursday, 7/8/2010- See our special Skin Talk web page(s).

  • Wednesday, 7/7/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Jim Willhight with Jan Taylor tdiscuss next week's Linn County Fair.

  • Tuesday, 7/6/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson.

  • Thursday, 7/1/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Tuesday, 6/29/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson with our first broadcast from our new Valley Talk Studi.

  • Monday, 6/28/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

  • Thursday, 6/24/2010- See our special Tech Talk (TechTalk) web page(s).

  • Wednesday, 6/23/2010 Mp3 file: Host RadiRay. Segment one: Benton County Commissioners Roundtable. Session tw's topic was the upcoming Ralston Concerts in the Park music series in Lebanon. Joining us event Chair Katie Kittson, and committee members Detective Sgt. Kevin Martinez (Lebanon Police Department), his wife Christy.

  • Monday, 6/21/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

  • Thursday, 6/17/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.

  • Wesnesday, 6/16/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay and RadiTalk Show Intern Bethany Henry, host of Youth Talk as we interview 4-H youth.

  • Thursday, 6/10/2010- See our special Skin Talk web page(s).

  • Wednesday/9/2010- See our special Vet Talk web page.

  • Tuesday, 6/8/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with Jim Willhight and John Gibson. Joining us Dan Segal C-Founder of the Corvallis Knights Baseball Club tdiscuss the upcoming KGAL/KSHMilitary Appreciation Night at a Knights game in Corvallis.

    KGAL / KSHO Military Appreciation Baseball Night
    Corvallis Knights
    Join us with the Corvallis Knights to Celebrate Pioneer's 60th Anniversary with Fireworks!

    Vets, enlisted men and women and officers are being admitted FREE of charge.

    Plus there is a food drive for Operation Home front to Support Area Military Families



    Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, a staunch supporter of our troops, is celebrating its 60th year in business at a Corvallis Knights game this summer by sponsoring Military Appreciation & Fireworks Night on Saturday, June 19th at Goss Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University.

    First pitch is at 7:05 pm and the fireworks show starts shortly after the game's final out.
    "We are thrilled to celebrate our 60th anniversary at the ballpark and look forward to enjoying our national pastime with our community and Pioneer family while showing our appreciation and respect for our armed forces and their families," said Pioneer Marketing Director Rob Knowles.

    Prior to the event, Pioneer, the Knights, NewTalk 1580 KGAL / Unforgettable 920 KSHO and Operation Home front will be promoting a food drive encouraging fans to bring non-perishable food items to the game.

    The hope is to help fill the pantry at Operation Home front’s Albany headquarters for area military families.

    Fans that bring food will be entered in a raffle for very cool prizes including concert tickets, baseball memorabilia and much more.

    "Military Appreciation Night is a way for our fans and all those involved with the event to pay our respects, but it's also an opportunity to make a difference with military families in need," said Corvallis team president Dan Segel.

    "We're celebrating freedom, sacrifice and Pioneer's anniversary. It's going to be an electric night that will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display," concluded Segel.

    Contemporary country music star and Northwest native Taryn Cross is scheduled to sing the National Anthem and God Bless America.

    Adding to the fun, the Oregon Army National Guard is setting up a rock wall outside of Goss Stadium for kids to climb and bringing a dog tag machine for fans to print their own custom tags at the game.

    "Something fun like this is good for these kids," said the president of the Oregon Chapter of Operation Homefront Dale Clark. "We look at this as a mentoring opportunity, and another way to support our families."

    Dan Seigal from the Corvallis Knights joined KGAL's live local talk show, Valley Talk to discuss this event on Tuesday, June 8th, at 11:06 am. If you missed the show listen online or download the mp3 podcast.



    NewsTalk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO, leading Mid-Valley radio stations, is the presenting sponsor of Pioneer Telephone Military Appreciation & Fireworks Night.

    Radio personality Ray Pitts of KGAL is scheduled to lead the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th-inning stretch, Harry Caray style.

    "KGAL is proud to be a part of an event like this that brings community together and shows support of our armed forces," said KGAL general manager Charlie Eads. "We are eager to promote both the food drive and the game."

    The Corvallis Knights are donating 100 tickets to Operation Homefront to be distributed to area military families.

    The team is also entertaining 20 select kids from military homes during its pre-game activities including playing catch during batting practice, eating in the clubhouse with the team, hanging in the dugout and being announced with the Knights.

    The Knights are unveiling brand new camouflage jerseys that night that will be auctioned off to fans at the end of the season.

    Single-game tickets are now on sale for Pioneer Telephone Military Appreciation & Fireworks Night presented by KGAL.

    For more information:

    541.752.5656
    Email for Tickets.

    General admission: $5.00
    Reserved seating: $10.00



  • Monday, 6/7/2010 Mp3 file: Join KGAL Valley Talk Host RadiRay.

  • Thursday, 6/3/2010- See our special Real Estate Talk web pages.


  • Wednesday, 6/2/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Jim Willhight covers the upcoming Lebanon Strawberry Festival with reports by George Taylor, president of Applied Climate Services tdiscuss the terrible spring rains. Janie Lee Festival Chair will join us with an update and Jim Willhight updated us on the current heavy rain situation and the weekend forecast.

  • Tuesday, 6/1/2010 Mp3 file: Valley Talk's Average Guys Talk Show with a special appearance from our own, home grown, Mimosa Mama joining hosts Jim Willhight and John Gibson.


  • History of Valley Talk


    Valley Talk was part of the new programming lineup on the new station at a frequency of 1580 KHz when it signed on in 1995. KGAL originally was at 930 KHz when it signed on December 10th, 1050. It later moved to 920 KHz until the call letters were dropped by the same (and current owners) when 920 KHz changed it's format to Adult Standards.

    At that time KGAL AM's (920 KHz) programming (oldies) was moved to a new FM owned by Eads Broadcasting at 102.3 FM. This station was licensed to Brownsville had the call letters KGAL-FM. KGAL-FM was sold in the mid 1990's and a new frequency was applied for and approved at 1580 KHz, called KGAL. This time KGAL target was the same audience (35-64 Adults) that grew up with the original Top 40 Format in the 1960's, 70's and early 80's but were now listening to News Talk radio.

    Valley Talk originally aired from 8:30 am to 9:00 Monday - Friday mornings following the Morning Update. Host Dick Manning launched the show and did the daily live and local talk show duties until shifting to part time host in early 2003 due to health reasons. Dick remained on the air sharing the host duties with Jim Willhight until his death in July of 2003.

    Later in 2003 the show expanded to 1 full hour and moved to 11 to Noon, Monday- Thursday. On Dick Manning's passing in July 2003 Radio Ray and Jim Willhight split the Valley Talk live hosting duties. In July of 2004 Valley Talk began Podcasting, archiving shows in the mp3 format for free download on the internet.

    KGAL had a special satellite studio in Albany (our main studios and transmitters are in Lebanon) built in the Flynn Building on First Avenue in Historic Downtown Albany. The show broadcast from that location until a major fire in the Flynn Building still originating live from our Valley Talk Studio in the Flinn Building in Downtown Albany.

    The studio remained in the Flynn Building after the fire, then was moved when the space was remodeled for retail space. The new location, just a stones throw away in the Venetian Theater right across the street.

    In March of 2010 KGAL lost the lease for the studio as the owners of the Venetian, the Plainview Mennonite Church, needed the space for it’s ministries. We are currently broadcasting the live, local talk show from our main studios in Lebanon.



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