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Valley Talk Audio Archives

2005 Archives

Wednesday 12/28/2005
We had to reschedule our guests until next month so host Jim Willhight edited an interview from 4/12/2005 with Tim Mueller Linn County Sheriff joined us from the Linn County Sheriff's Office. This interview is a "best of" conducted in April when Tim Mueller was Undersheriff.[Audio]
Tuesday 12/27/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight was Bob Olin Director and Becky Douglas Assistant Director/ Stage Director of the Corvallis Community Theater's winter production, Bullshot Crummond [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Thursday 12/22/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight was be Ken Enlow from the Salem Tradia Commerce office to discuss the Tradia Trade Commerce network. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Tuesday 12/20/2005
Broadcast from September is an interview about Farm Technology. Joining us the Curt Dannon (Branch Manager) and Bob Schroeder (Crop Specialist) from Western Farm Service local office . [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Thursday 12/15/2005
Repeat from 11/17 broadcaste with Linn County District Attorney Jason Carlisle. He joined us and discussed the new Domestic Violence Court. Audio: [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST] [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST (large file) HIGH QUALITY ]

Wednesday 12/14/2005
Repeat broadcast from May 26th. Former DEA Agent Mike Spasaro will joined us and we will open up the phone lines at 917-0912. The discussion Meth (Methamphetamine) and other illegal drugs. Michael is a former DEA Agent, working in Oregon, in country and overseas. Mr. Spasaro, also worked as a street copy before joining the DEA and just recently declared his candidacy for Linn County Sheriff. [AUDIO]
Wednesday 12/7/2005
Thomas Garza from Linn Benton Mediation Services. [AUDIO]
Tuesday 12/6/2005
Vallerie Fulleton, Events Director from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce joined us to discuss next weeks job fair. [AUDIO]The second half of the show was graced with the presence of Wanda Ohmdahl Fire Prevention Officer for the Albany Fire Department to discuss fire safety. [AUDIO]
Wednesday 11/30/2005
Karen Anderson from the Woman's Assistance League joined us followed by Robert Ingraham (Motorcyclists of Oregon) to discuss the Motorcycle Toy Run. [AUDIO]. This weekend (12/3) is the Lebanon Holiday in the Park. Joining host Jim Willhight Ginger Allen, Assistant to the City Manager (John Hitt) and Barb Allen Executive Director of the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. [AUDIO]
Tuesday 11/29/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight the winners of the Silver Plume Awards. Dan Hayes of Philomath Community School Partnerships also joined us with the student winners of the awards.[MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST].
Wednesday 11/23/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table. The show is aired from 11:06 to 11:30 the fourth Wednesday of each month on Valley Talk. Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST].. The second half an hour featured Rick Rogers, Executive Director of the Albany Downtown Association. The subject, Holiday Season twice around downtown parade and tree light activities in Historic Downtown Albany. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST].
Tuesday 11/22/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight was Cass Templeton and Clare Rawlings discussing the CAP (Community After School Program). [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST].. John Donovan from Helping Hands Homeless Shelter in Albany discusses the Christmas Tree Sale, Firewood Sale and the status of the construction of the new facilities.[MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST].

Thursday 11/17/2005
Linn County District Attorney Jason Carlisle joined us and discussed the new Domestic Violence Court. Audio: [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST] [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST (large file) HIGH QUALITY ]

Wednesday 11/16/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight Vallerie Fullton from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. It's Albany Youth Leadership Group on the air live! This year we interviewed 20 area High School Students.[MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST Part 1]. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST Part 2]
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Tuesday 11/15/2005
ON SCENE BROADCAST from the Willamette Valley Ag Expo. We discussed the three day expo from location at the Linn County Fairgrounds from the lobby of the Willamette Event Center. Also joining us was Albany Salvation Army Captains Shane & Gina Halverson will join us to discuss the launce of the 2005 Bell Ringing Season. We will also get an update on the The DMZ, the local Salvation Army's Albany Teen Center. Joining us for the second half of the broadcast from the Ag Expo was Jon Kenneke representing Blue Sky Energy. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST].
Thursday 11/10/2005
Joining us was September Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner, Mrs. Terry Marchbanks from Hamilton Creek School in Lebanon. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]. The second hour featured Master Sargent Tim Fox on leave from Troop F. Thanks for the interview to the organizers of the local "Welcome Home Troops" activities for F-Troop (Sunday 11/13/2005). [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST].
Wednesday 11/9/2005
The discussion: The upcoming Holiday Food Drive with the Benton County Boy Scouts collection food to be distributed during the Holiday Season. Joining us was Judy Gibson and Jim Richmond. [AUDIO ARCHIVE MP3 PODCAST]Also joining us was Marc and Anni Manley the new owners of the Historic Flinn Building in downtown Albany. [AUDIO ARCHIVE MP3 PODCAST]
Tuesday 11/8/2005
The annual Veterans Day Parade is this Friday in Albany. Joining us was Pat Moritz to discuss this huge annual local event. [AUDIO ARCHIVE MP3 PODCAST]. Also joining us Doug Power to discuss the upcoming Holiday Craft Fair at the Benton County Fairgrounds. [AUDIO ARCHIVE MP3 PODCAST].
Thursday 11/3/2005
It the launch of the new Theater Season at Corvallis Community Theater (CCT) was PR Director Jonathan Pederson. We discussed all of the shows for the upcoming season starting with the Fall Show Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, directed by Scott Palmer. >[AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST].

Joining us for the second half of the show was Bob Eckstrom from Recall Judge James.Com to talk about this weekends rally with Oregon State Representative Jeff Krupf.
>[AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST].

Wednesday 11/2/2005
Stewart Welch from West Albany High School joined us to discuss the upcoming OSU Beaver versus U of O Ducks Fight Song fund raiser by the school band. Also we will discuss upcoming concerts.[AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST].

Also joining us at 11:30 was Leston Faulds from Minute Man Press at the Periwinkle Plaza in Albany (1600 9th Ave Se, Albany, 97322 - (541) 928-5900. Les was a winner at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Forum Luncheon. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST].
Thursday 10/27/2005
Exactly one month ago we interviewed Lebanon Fire Chief Perry Palmer about the upcoming (11/7/2005 Election) a local (Lebanon) election for a Fire Bond. We will re-run this Valley Talk with Lebanon Fire Chief Perry Palmer. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Wednesday 10/26/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table. The show is aired from 11:06 to 11:30 the fourth Wednesday of each month on Valley Talk. Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]. The second half of the show will feature Theresa Johnson from Albany Park & Recreation to discus the upcoming Naturally Fun Fiber Show. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST].
Tuesday 10/25/2005
Claire Rollings from the Albany Kiwanis joined us to disscuss the Christmas Tree sale fundraiser. [Audio Archive mp3 Podcast]. John Kollaer from the Mennonite Village Foundation joined us to discuss this Thursday's Celebration of Community. [Audio Archive mp3 Podcast].
Thursday 10/20/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight was Don Thorp and Derek Adams from the local band Knock out John. [Audio Archive MP3 Podcast]
Tuesday 10/18/2005
Jason Utzee, the new Director of the Lebanon Boys and Girls Club joined us. [Audio Archive MP3 Podcast]
Wednesday 10/12/2005
Joining us in August, back from summer travel it's Alexis, a local County Singer. Alexis has a recording contact with Warner Brothers Records. Check out her music at my space.com. While on 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk with Host Jim Willhight, Alexis preformed live two tracks she wrote and they will appear on her new CD. [Part 1 of Audio Archive MP3 Podcast] [Part 2]. We will air the entire interview from 8/25.
Tuesday 10/11/2005
Broadcast with Michael Gurney from Concept Systems. Valley Talk interviewed one of the principals of the award sponsor, Concept Systems as part of a live broadcast from Oak Heights Elementary School. [PODCAST MP3 File- High Quality for High Speed Connection] or [PODCAST MP3 File for Slow Speed Connection]
Monday 10/10/2005
October is Co-op month. Joining us from local Co-Op C.P.I. (Consumers Power Inc.) was Greg Norvino, District Manager of the Lebanon Office, Rick Peteresen, President and CEO from Peak Internet and Allen Ray, Marketing Manager from CoEnergy. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Thursday 10/6/2005
Brian McKay from the Energy Trust of Oregonjoined us to discuss various energy and money saving programs. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Wednesday 10/5/2005
Joining us Jackie Saling the new Manager of the local Habitat for Humanity used building and construction material outlet the Bargain Building Supply store in Tangent and staff members, including Teresa Elias from AmeriCorps. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Tuesday 10/4/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight Catherine VanWetter, MSW from Courage Consultants. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Thursday 9/29/2005
Will Sheppy (Linn-Benton Mediation Services) joined us to discuss the upcoming >First Christian Church Harvest of Hope Auction. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Wednesday 9/28/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table. The show is aired from 11:06 to 11:30 the fourth Wednesday of each month on Valley Talk. Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]

The second half of the show will be focus on the upcoming Interfaith Community of Corvallis Conference (Saturday October 1, 2005 7pm) at the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis. Joining us Laura Ullrich and marsh Pecaut. Also joining us to discuss a tie in to this event, Gerry Gibson from Samaritan Regional Cancer Center in Corvallis. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Tuesday 9/27/2005
Upcoming (11/7/2005 Election) there is a local (Lebanon) election for a Fire Bond. Lebanon Fire Chief Perry Palmer joined us. . [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Thursday 9/22/2005
Tonight the Harlem Ambassadors will play in an Albany Fund Raiser and Jan Taylor (Albany Parks and Recreation) will discuss the event. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]

For the second segment Sharon Gibson Executive Director of the Benton County United Way will join host Jim Willhight. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Tuesday 9/20/2005
Joining us Lynn Walker re: Katrina Fund Raiser [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST] and Tony Klokh to discuss the upcoming Soroptomist Walk for the Cause. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Monday 9/19/2005
Jim Willhight fills in for Radio Ray. We will be airing an interview recorded last summer (right before the opening of the new McDonald's in the Super Wal-Mart) with Sal Muscardin owner of McDonalds in Lebanon (2), Corvallis (2), Philomath, Sweet Home and Stayton. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST]
Thursday 9/15/2005
Saturday it's the Alterra / 920 KSHO Mature Living Expo at the Heritage Mall. Joining us Shelly Garrett KGAL/KSHO Sales Manager and Charlie Eads, KGAL/KSHO General Manager who discussed the event. [AUDIO ARCHIVE mp3 PODCAST].
Wednesday 9/14/2005
The annual Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Business on Display is one week from today. Joining us Janet Steele, President of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss next weeks event. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]

Also this Friday and Saturday is the 3rd annual Greater Albany School Foundation Eat and Run. Joining us organizers of this fund raiser for the Greater Albany School District.
[MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Tuesday 9/13/2005
Joining us was Robert Cray from the Robert Cray Band which will be appearing at OSU's LaSells Stewart Center on Tuesday evening, September 20th. Also joining us to talk about the concert Tina Green from LaSells and concert promoter Delynn Anderson. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST] [Part 2 PODCAST]
Thursday 9/8/2005
The subject: Farm Technology. Joining us the Curt Dannon (Branch Manager) and Bob Schroeder (Crop Specialist) from Western Farm Service local office . [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Wednesday 9/7/2005
Albany Downtown Association Executive Director, Rick Rogers discussed this weekends Antiques in the Streets. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Tuesday 9/6/2005
Lisa Summers joined us. She is the lead vocalist for "Healing Our Hearts" Drum and Dance Ministries. They are 7 women all from different Native American nations and are all Christians. Lisa's mom and Lisa write all of the songs and currently waiting for their first CD to be finished. We have a cong called "Tall Eagle Warriors" (Red,White and Blue) A song I wrote honoring all our Native warriors and all veteran's. We will feature the song on Valley Talk. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Thursday 9/1/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight, Pavla Zakova-Laney to discuss her latest mission for Educare Africa. Also the first segment a special phone call to the local Albany Salvation Army's Captain, Gina Halverson to discuss disaster relief efforts, phone numbers, and mailing addresses for Hurricane Katrina donations. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Tuesday 8/30/2005
Julie Jackson from Albany-Lebanon Sanitation joined us to discuss Recycling. [MP3 AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Thursday 8/25/2005
Joining us back from summer travel it's Alexis, a local County Singer. Alexis has a recording contact with Warner Brothers Records. Check out her music at my space.com. While on 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk with Host Jim Willhight, Alexis preformed live two tracks she wrote and they will appear on her new CD. [Part 1 of Audio Archive MP3 Podcast] [Part 2]
Wednesday 8/24/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! Benton County Commissioners Round Table. This month commissioners Linda Modrell and Annabelle Jaramillo joined us. This weekend it's the Wah Chang Art and Air Festival at Timber-Linn Park in Albany. Joining us Jimmy Lucht from the Albany Visitors Association (AVA) to discuss this the event (August 26-28th) [Audio Archive MP3 Podcast]. Also joining us to discuss the events at the Albany Airport, Dan Miltenberger. [Audio Archive MP3 Podcast]
Tuesday 8/23/2005
Lebanon Senior Center Director Susan Tipton [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST] and Lebanon Mayor Ken Toombs joined us. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]
Thursday 8/18/2005
Murl Kelley joined us to discuss a job program for Seniors, Experience Works. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]
Wednesday 8/17/2005
It's Oregon State Fair time soon, joining us Diane Childs from Fun, Oregon and one of the Fair Entertainers, Patrick Lamb (he also appeared at Concert in Lebanon in July). [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]Northwest Youth Rodeo, August 20th & 21st , in Philomath. Joining us Mearl Kroker. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]
Tuesday 8/16/2005
This weekend (Friday 19th - Saturday 20th) it's the am Lowrider & Hot Rod Car Show at GI Joe's and the Heritage Mall. Joining us to discuss this annual event, Bob Symons. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]During the final half of the show new Albany City Manager Wes Hare will joined us. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]
Thursday 8/11/2005
The final Corvallis Community Theater production of the season is Camping with Henry and Tom. Joining us was play Director Don Taco and CCT director of Public Relations, Jonathan Pederson. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]

The second half an hour featured Bill O'Bryan, General Manager of National Frozen Foods. Bill is also active in any community non profit groups including The Greater Albany Public Schools Foundation the 2006 Election Bond Committee. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]
Wednesday 8/10/2005
Joining us was Jimmy Lucht from the Albany Visitors Association (AVA) and Rick Rogers (Executive Director of the Albany Downtown Associationand Gary Weaver from River Gone Wild (Boat Races) we discussed the events (August 19-21st) at the Willamette River Festival. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]

Second Half hour: There is a Circus coming to town! With the details Rusty Baughman from the Lebanon Optimists discussed the upcoming performance from Circus Chimera. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]
Tuesday 8/9/2005
Cop Talk: We are taking a vacation break for cop talk and will air interviews preempted on Wednesday (8/3) by an American Legion Baseball State Playoff Game.

The May Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award winner Katy Kelly from North Albany Middle School joined us on air. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]

Former Albany City ManagerSteve Bryant was with us for the second half of the show. [AUDIO MP3 PODCAST]
Thursday 8/4/2005
September 9th is the Corvallis Kiwanis Klassic Golf Tournament. Joining us Joe Raia from Regent Court Assisted Living in Corvallis and Rogers Evans, Past President of the Corvallis Kiwanis. [AUDIO POD CAST]

The second segment featured Sue B. Martines, of Pre-Paid Legal. We discussed ID Theft Protection and Pre-Paid Legal Insurance. [AUDIO POD CAST]
Tuesday 8/2/2005
Jason Yutzie and Kathleen Petrucela from the Corvallis Boys and Girls Club discussed the upcoming Hoop Jam 7 in Corvallis. Hoop Jam is taking it to the streets. Scenic downtown Corvallis comes alive with an exciting 3-on-3 basketball competition plus family fun! Teams register by gender, age, and skill level. Everyone wants to play against teams of similar age, height and skill levels. The Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis has streamlined the Hoop Jam sign-up process to improve the likelihood of this happening. [AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]

Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2005
Location: Monroe St. - 1st - 9th Streets
Registration Deadline: August 5, 2005

George Taylor, Oregon State Climatoligist, based at Oregon State University joined us. We discussed the current drought this fall and winter and his climate projections for Spring and Summer 2005.[AUDIO ARCHIVE PODCAST]
Thursday 7/28/2005
Brandi Herford from the Benton County Fair joined us to discuss the 2005 Benton County Fair [AUDIO].. The new Captains of the Albany Salvation Army Shane & Gina Halverson also joined us. They also run the The DMZ, the local Salvation Army's Albany Teen Center. [AUDIO].
Wednesday 7/27/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! The show is aired from 11:06 to 11:30 the fourth Wednesday of each month on Valley Talk. Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. [AUDIO].

During the second half of the show we introduced to our audience the new Executive Director of the Albany Downtown Association, Rick Rogers. Rick owns a classic movie store and magic shop in the downtown area and also is a newsman for KRKT. Joining us with Rick was be Wendy Kirby the President of ADA. [AUDIO].

Wednesday 7/20/2005
We are two months away for the Albany Chamber of Commerce's fall expo, Business of Display. Joining us Vallerie Fulleton [AUDIO]. There is a brand new Credit Union in town, SELCO Community Credit Union. Joining us from the new Albany Branch (by the Heritage Mall), Darin Klarr [AUDIO]..
Tuesday 7/19/2005
Joining us for the first half of the show the Sal Muscardin owner of McDonalds in Lebanon (2), Corvallis (2), Philomath, Sweet Home and Stayton. He just opened (7/20/2005) a new store inside the new Wal-Mart Super Center in Lebanon. [AUDIO]

Joining for the second segment, Wes Price and Bill Maddy Executive Director of the Albany Regional Museum. The Albany Regional Museum will celebrate its first quarter-century on July 29, 2005. They extend an invitation to both members and non-members alike to share this occasion with us. The Albany Regional Museum is proud to sponsor this event as both an anniversary observance and a thank you to the community whose heritage we proudly strive to preserve. . [AUDIO]

Chautauqua Evening
Albany Senior Center
July 29, 2005


Tickets:
$12.50 non-members
$8.50 Museum members
$5.00 Museum Patrons

Event schedule:
6:30 Doors open
6:45 Dinner
8:00 Program

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Building, 136 Lyon St. SW. (Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.)

For further information, call the Museum office at 967-7122.

In the late 19th- and early 20th century, the most exciting event of summer, especially in small communities, was the Chautauqua Assembly. Combining elements of education, religion, athletics, and camping, the annual Chautauqua gathering promised something "uplifting" for everyone. Whole towns moved--literally--into the biggest city park or other appropriate space, and spent a week or so camping, listening to lectures, attending classes, participating in baseball or tennis tournaments, and generally engaging in self-improvement activities.

In this spirit, the Albany Regional Museum is proud to celebrate 25 years of service by presenting a Chautauqua evening. On Friday, July 29, 2005, the Museum will host a Chautauqua event at the Albany Senior Center. Tim McNeil, a historian and professional "re-enactor," will portray Meriwether Lewis in a presentation titled "Captain Meriwether Lewis: the Letters Home," based on the journals kept by the Corp of Discovery and letters that Captain Lewis wrote to his mother.

Tickets are now on sale at the Museum for McNeil's talk and the catered dinner which will precede it. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., July 29, with dinner at 6:45 p.m. and McNeil's program at 8:00 p.m. There is room for 190 people at the event.

The cost for non-members is $12.50. Museum members tickets are $8.50 and for museum patrons, they are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum, 136 Lyon St. S.W. For more information, call 967-7122.

McNeil will "become" Captain Meriwether Lewis, using period costume and surrounded by supplies and tools comparable to those used on the Lewis and Clark journey. McNeil combines his skills as a woodworker and canoeist and his interest in history and the outdoors to give him a perspective on Lewis' life. He will reminisce about the beauty, excitement and adventures over the last few months of the 33-member Corps of Discovery's joourney. A question and answer period will follow.

Please join Museum supporters in celebrating our silver anniversary!

Wednesday 7/13/2005
Saturday, July 30th is the Philomath Blues Festival and BBQ Cookoff at Mary's River Park in Philomath. This was the subject of Valley Talk with host Jim Willhight and Charlie Redfern Executive from the Philomath Chamber of Commerce [AUDIO]. Joining us for the second half an hour Holly Perez, from Paramount's Great America in Santa Clara. Listen to for your cue to call in and win one of two family passes (4 passes per family) to Paramount's Great America. [AUDIO]
Tuesday 7/12/2005 Cop Talk
The subject: Civil Air Patrol. Joining us was Lt. Col. Jim Howell, 1st Lt. Jamie Caltabiano, Commander Mid-Valley Composite Squadron and 1st Lt. George Long from the Oregon Wing - Civil Air Patrol. [AUDIO part 1] [AUDIO part 2]
Thursday 7/7/2005
James and Crystal Defour the new owners of Assum Funeral Home joined us for the first half hour. [ AUDIO] The second half of the show featured Sharon Stenadel, the Queen of the 2005 Philomath Frolic and Rodeo. [ AUDIO]
Thursday 6/30/2005
This year's second annual Weyerhaeuser's Star Spangled Celebration is scheduled for Monday, July 4th at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon. Joining us the Lebanon Community Foundation Director, Warren Beason, Ron Passmore from the Foundation and event Marketing Chairperson, Shelly Garrett of News Talk 1580 KGAL and Music of Your Life, 920 KSHO [AUDIO] . The second half hour featured royalty from the Sweet Home Sportsman's Holiday (July 7-10). [AUDIO]
Wednesday 6/29/2005 LIVE!
From Albany Chamber of Commerce Forum Luncheon!
We took Valley Talk on the road with a live broadcast from the Albany Chamber of Commerce Forum Luncheon. This was the final luncheon for the season (Luncheon will resume at the Business on Display Expo at the Linn County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 21st. Joining us was the Co-Chairs of the Chamber's Businesses on Display, Sandy Torgrimson-Fox (Central Willamette Community Credit Union) and Jennifer Stanaway (Citizens Bank).

Also during the final segment joining us was Jan Taylor from Albany Parks and Recreation. We discussed Cool! Swanson Park Action Center grand opening on July 2-4th in Albany
[AUDIO Part 2] [AUDIO part 3]
Thursday 6/23/2005
Four weeks from today is the Opening of the Linn County Fair. Joining us for the first half of the show was Diane Bishop from the Linn County Fair and Robin Galloway from OSU's Linn County Extension 4H Program.

The second part of the show featured Eileen Schnee the new Senior Executive Director of the Calapooia District of the Boy Scouts.

Thursday 6/23/2005
Four weeks from today is the Opening of the Linn County Fair. Joining us for the first half of the show was Diane Bishop from the Linn County Fair and Robin Galloway from OSU's Linn County Extension 4H Program. [AUDIO]

The second part of the show featured Eileen Schnee the new Senior Executive Director of the Calapooia District of the Boy Scouts. [AUDIO].

Wednesday 6/22/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! The show is aired from 11:06 to 11:30 the fourth Wednesday of each month on Valley Talk. Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. [AUDIO]

During the second half of the show joining us was Jan Taylor from Albany Parks and Recreation. We discussed Cool! Swanson Park Action Center grand opening on July 2-4th in Albany. [AUDIO]
Law Talk Tuesday 6/21/2005
Check out our Law Talk Page for Law Talk Audio Archives.
Thursday 6/16/2005 SILVER PLUME AWARDS
The Philomath Branch of Citizens Bank Presented a rebroadcast of the Philomath Silver Plume Awards.
Dan Hays and Silver Plume Award Winning Students (part 1)

Silver Plume Award Winning Students (part 2)

Silver Plume Award Winning Students (part 3)

Wednesday 6/15/2005
We discussed [AUDIO] the Classic Vehicle Show Saturday (June 18, 2005) in Philomath. The 2005 Philomath Classic Car Show was on June 18, 2005. This year there was a NEW location in the Philomath City Park located at Applegate and 23rd Street. The City Park has paved roadways and space for over 300 vehicles, motorcycles included. Rod Holland, car buff and motorcycle enthusiast is the new chairman this year. His contagious energy is turning this car show into an especially exciting event in Philomath.

Your participation in the Philomath Classic will help to benefit the Philomath Community Services, Inc. This volunteer organization coordinates the tremendous efforts of the Philomath Gleaners, the Philomath Food Bank and the Philomath Baby Bank.

Also NEW this year are some local area food booths. BBQ is being offered by the local favorite, Java Connection and their famous coffee-rubbed steaks and BBQ salmon. Traditional grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are being served by the Shedd Cafe. Fresh and hearty sub sandwiches are being provided by Roly Poly of Corvallis. And your popular Mexican dishes will be served by the ever popular El Sol de Mexico, although they are not a new booth this year. [AUDIO] .

The second half hour featured Steve Shultz [AUDIO] , the Managing Editor of Breaking Christian News, owner of Albany's new Christian Book Store, The Well and Internet Radio The Well Network. The Well Network was designed to provide listeners with cutting edge worship music and worship experiences. The Well Network features some of the best in "Mainstream" and "Prophetic" worship from well-known artists to somewhat obscure, and everything in between. The Well Network quick rose into the top 50 stations within the Christian genre on the Live365.com, an Internet Radio Service. Steve is also the founder of The Elijahlist and Prophetic TV.[AUDIO]. Final Segment [AUDIO]
Tuesday 6/14/2005 COP TALK
We discussed a local Neighbor Hood Watch Program in East Linn County. Joining us Kathryn Surles a Neighbor Hood Watch Coordinator and Jo Ann McQueary,(Community Service Specialist for Linn County Sheriff's Office).
[AUDIO Part 1] [AUDIO Part 2] [AUDIO Part 3]
Thursday 6/9/2005
For the fist segment of the show Jeff Fuller joined us to discuss an upcoming fund raising project for the Philomath Scout Lodge. Interview Length about 20 minutes: [AUDIO]. The second half hour will featured Sandra Griggs from Cruise Planners who discussed the Lebanon Area New Business Generation Group. [AUDIO]
Wednesday 6/8/2005
James Brooks and Jack Berreth joined us from the Takena Kiwanis to discuss the groups berry sale. Philomath Scout Lodge [AUDIO]The second half of the show featured Conconully, Washington Chamber of Commerce President to discuss the cities (towns) upcoming Cowboy Caviar Fete, the winter time Out House Races, Snow Dog Super Mush and other area activities. [AUDIO]
Tuesday 6/7/2005
Tim Mueller Linn County Sheriff joined us from the Linn County Sheriff's Office. This interview is a "best of" conducted in April when Tim Mueller was Undersheriff.[Audio]
Thursday 6/2/2005
Steve Zielke, the Director of Choirs, for Oregon State University joined us. We will be discussing an upcoming concert at OSU on June 4. We have changed the traditional Chamber Choir Home Concert to The President's Concert to highlight an endowment that has been set-up by Beth and Ed Ray to support students studying choral music. Several years ago, the 1978 OSU Choir had a 25th year reunion. The choir had developed a long term relationship as the result of an extended international tour the group had taken. At the reunion, the choir voted to raise money to commission a significant new work of choral music by the internationally respected composer Libby Larsen. They were successful in their fundraising and Libby Larsen agree to write a set of six pieces entitled "I Dream of Peace." The text were children's poetry by children of the former Yugoslavia published by UNICEF. The world premiere for what we hope will become important pieces in the repertoire will be on June 4th. In conjunction, we also plan to have an art show entitled "Children from Behind the Wire." The collection includes about 40 pieces by children from war torn areas of the world. The pieces have turned out to be terrific. They are a stark and passionate setting of these simple children's poems that focus on the terrible affect of war on children. They will offer the listener a very powerful experience. They are set for choir and percussion. The percussion will be done by Robert Brudvig, percussion professor at OSU. The concert will also include a great deal of other music in many styles that will be enjoyable to many music lovers. Of particular interest will be a final performance of Michael Coolin's "In the Beginning" for choir, percussion, piano, speaking soloists, cosmic sounds, and multimedia. [AUDIO]

Joining us for the second half of the show Kathy Bengston, from Healthy Life. [AUDIO]
Wednesday 6/1/2005
Subject: 2005 Lebanon Strawberry Festival. The Royalty will joined us to talk about the huge community event. [AUDIO]
Tuesday 5/31/2005
From Umpqua Bank, Kathy Giddings and Ron Lechner joined host Jim Willhight [AUDIO]. Albany's local homeless shelter, Helping Hands, is having an open house at the new facility this weekend. The shelter's Development Director, Jon Donovan joined us to discuss the event and the progress on the new shelter. > [AUDIO].
Thursday 5/26/2005
Drug Talk with Mike Spasaro
Former DEA Agent Mike Spasaro will joined us and we will open up the phone lines at 917-0912. The discussion Meth (Methamphetamine) and other illegal drugs. Michael is a former DEA Agent, working in Oregon, in country and overseas. Mr. Spasaro, also worked as a street copy before joining the DEA and just recently declared his candidacy for Linn County Sheriff. [AUDIO]
Wednesday 5/25/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. [AUDIO]. The Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner is Riverview Elementary School Third Grade Teacher Marilyn Geoghegan. [AUDIO].
Tuesday 5/24/2005
The City of Lebanon will soon be an "Internet Free Zone" with a city wide Wi-Fi network installation this summer. Joining us was city of Lebanon officials and Duston Denver from ISP Valnet [AUDIO].
Thursday 5/19/2005
The Linn County Lamb and Wool Festival is this weekend. Joining us former Royalty, mber Brown (2004), Sarah Roth (2002), Jacki Segaski and Donna Lebard (both 1951) [AUDIO ARCHIVE]. Also discussed Older American's Day. Joining us to discuss Older Americans Day, Jeff Silverman from Christian Radio KWIL / Hope 107.9, Kate Brenneman an official from the Mennonite Village and a village resident [AUDIO ARCHIVE].
Wednesday 5/18/2005
Each month the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce draws for a member "15 minutes of fame" on Valley Talk. One of the monthly winners was Emerson Smoker, Sr., President of Rite-Way Electric. Emerson joined us to talk about the new technology in homes and businesses, his business and other assorted topics.[AUDIO ARCHIVE]

Live from IRAQ! Interview with United States Army SPC Brad Jordan, a Halsey Resident. Also from the monthly Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Malah Peterson, from
A Stitchin' Time..[AUDIO ARCHIVE]

Law Talk Tuesday 5/17/2005
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Thursday 5/12/2005
Joining us was a monthly Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner, a fourth grade teacher Kathy Pointer from Riverview Elementary School in Lebanon. [Audio]

The final segment will feature Josh Head the Band Director at Lebanon High School to talk about this weekends Grant Johnson Memorial Concert and other upcoming band activities. [Audio]
Wednesday 5/11/2005
The DMZ, the local Salvation Army's Albany Teen Center will be launching it's annual fund raiser with an open house on Saturday, May 14th. Joining us was Albany Salvation Army's Captain Stephen Sutter and volunteer Ray Hilts. [Audio Part 1]

May 6-12 is Nurses Week. Joining us to update us on the Nightingale Project was Jill Schumacher, RN, MS and Meredith McCord, RN, MS of the Return of the Nightingale (TM) project. Jill designed the first in a series of 12, fine silver commemorative coins entitled The Return of the Nightingale(TM) in the New Millennium. The Nightingale coin series was designed to honor nurses, the attributes of nurses, and the symbols of our caring profession. These commemorative coins are to be given to nurses in acknowledgment and appreciation of the service they do for human kind. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the coins is dedicated to nursing scholarships and nursing research. The first coin was released in April of this past year at the Oregon Nurses Association 100th centennial, this coin honors the nursing attributes of compassion, hope and peace. In addition to the coin, there is a CD, The Return of the Nightingale Theme Song that Jill wrote and sang at Oregon Nurses Association 100th year Centennial House of Delegates meeting, American Holistic Nurses Association conference and at Washington's Nurses Association Nursing Leadership conference this past year.
. [Audio Part 2]. [Audio Part 3]
Tuesday 5/10/2005 Cop Talk
Joining us was Terry Thompson who discussed the new Benton County Juvenile Drug Court.
US Department of Justice Drug Court Web Site
Oregon Drug Court Web Site
[Audio Part 1] [Audio Part 2] [Audio Part 3] [Audio Part 4]
Wednesday 5/4/2005
Pete Bobar from Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) joined us to discuss Friday's (5/6) Seminar "To Discover The Winning Strategies of Oregon's 100 Best Companies To Work For". Sponsored by Oregon Business Magazine, Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Workforce Investment Board. The seminar will feature Ray Davis, CEO Umpqua Bank Oregon Business Magazine's 2004 #1 Large Company, Bill Stoler, CEO The Stoler Group, and Gilian Floren, Oregon Business Magazine Publisher. [Audio]

Segment two of Valley Talk featured Michele Woods, a winner from the monthly Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, joined us from Scrap Book 'Em. [Audio]
Law Talk Tuesday 5/3/2005
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Thursday 4/28/2005
KEZI TV (Channel 9) in Eugene has a new local news studio in Corvallis. Joining 1580 KGAL Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight was KEZI TV News Director Alan Beck, Nicole Navarro (KEZI Corvallis News Anchor) and Derek Diederich (KEZI Corvallis Sports Anchor).[Audio Part 1] ).[Audio Part 2]
Wednesday 4/27/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. [Audio]. Also joining us was Diana Simpson, Benton County Undersheriff.

The second guest was a representative from the American Cancer Society Lebanon Relay for Life Fundraiser. One of the "pre-walk" events is a Spaghetti Feed this Saturday afternoon and evening at the American Legion Hall in Lebanon. [Audio]
Tuesday 4/26/2005 CAR TALK!
Mike Kerns Parts and Service Director of Mark Thomas Motors in Albany joined us for a new feature, Car Talk on Valley Talk.[Audio Part 1][Audio Part 2]
Wednesday 4/20/2005
Brian Parent from Trilliam Family Services joined us. [Audio]

Pavla Zakova-Laney from Educare Africa. She is preparing for her 6th trip back to Cameroon to assist the students in May. [Audio]
Law Talk Tuesday 4/19/2005
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Thursday 4/14/2005
The series of Canus Concerts is going on right now (4/12-4/24). Ray Williams one of the organizer of the event joined us along with several of the Choir Members. [Audio Archive]The second half of the show will featured Debbie Wolf to discuss the upcoming Oregon Chapter Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Corvallis at Avery Park on Saturday, April 23rd. [Audio Archive]
Wednesday 4/13/2005
It's the annual Earth Day Celebration Saturday (4/16) at Oregon Gardens. Joining us was Bailey Payne from Marion County Public Works Environmental Services to disuses the event. Also joining us in the discussion Darren Hunter the Oregon Green Schools Coordinator for the Salem-Keizer School District and AmeriCorps Volunteer Dirk Martin from the Straub Environmental Learning Center in Salem. [Audio Part 1] [Audio Part 2] [Audio Part 3] [Audio Part 4]
Tuesday 4/12/2004 Cop Talk
Tim Mueller Undersheriff and soon to be Sheriff (on 6/1/2005) joined us from the Linn County Sheriff's Office. [Audio]
Lebanon Political Forum
On Tuesday, April 12th 1580 KGAL broadcast a live two hour political forum presented and moderated by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. The forum featured Lebanon Area School District Board Candidates as well as candidates for the Lebanon Area Fire Commission Board.[Audio Part 1 - apx. 30 minutes] [Audio Part 2 - apx. 80 minutes]
Thursday 4/7/2005
It's Bi-Mart's 50th Anniversary. Director of Marketing, Don Leiber, from the Employee Owned Stores will joined us for the first half and hour. [Audio]

From 11:30-Noon everyone will be Scottish, as William Duncan will join us to talk about this Saturday's Oregon Scottish Heritage Festival at the Linn County Fairgrounds. Also joining us was Chuck McLaran, MC of the event and Mayor of Albany
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Tuesday 4/5/2005 Law Talk
It's Law Talk with Jim Egan and Bob Carlson, the Legal Beagles (yes, real practicing Lawyers) from KRYGER, ALEXANDER, EGAN, ELMER & CARLSON P.C. You can email Jim Egan or Bob Carson or phone in your legal questions live at 917-0912.
[Audio Part 1] [Audio Part 2] [Audio Part 3] [Audio Part 4]
Monday 4/4/2005
Scio's Centennial Elementary School's Shirley Kluver is the latest Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner. Mrs. Kluver was nominated by Katie Evans from Scio. Mrs. Kluver was the guest on 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk with host Radio Ray Pietz and Jim Willhight.
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Thursday 3/31/2005
It's the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Timberhill Athletic Club the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year of 2004. Owner Randy Huber and Membership Coordinator Murray Slayer joined us for the first half of the show. [Audio]

The second half will featured the organizers of the KGAL / KSHO 2005 Family Living Expo that is scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd at Albany's Heritage Mall. One of the events scheduled at the Family Living Expo is the launch of the Shape Up America Program. Joining us Theresa Johnston from Albany Parks and Recreation to discuss the program and the new Heritage Mall Marketing Coordinator Lara Roebbelen. [Audio]
Wednesday 3/30/2005
Ginny Luedeman a former member of the band Morning Glory. She opened for the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix will discuss here transformation from the live of Rock and Roll and Drugs to now. She appeared at the Albany Senior Center on Saturday, April 2nd at 11 am. The subject of her talk at the center: "Practical Spirituality That Heals". [Audio]

During the second half an hour local business man Dave Wagnor and Eldon Townsend two of the citizens in the trucking and oil distribution business who organized the recent Truck Rally to Salem. They discussed the high fuel and oil prices. [Audio]
Tuesday 3/29/2005
The City of Lebanon will soon be an "Internet Free Zone" with a city wide Wi-Fi network installation this summer. Joining us was City of Lebanon officials and Duston Denver from ISP Valnet [AUDIO]. The second half hour's subject was the Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) Career Fair on April 7th at the college. Joining us from LBCC was Marci Johnston. [AUDIO]
Thursday 3/24/2005
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Joining us was Karen Scheler, Executive Director of the ABC House in Albany. [Audio]. Chad Coe also joined us for the second half of the show featuring his song "It's Where My Heart Lives" on IAM Records. This song will be presented on KEZI TV on Friday March 25th. [Audio].
Wednesday 3/23/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. Joining the commissioners was Mike Corwin formally with Oregon State University (OSU) now with OSU Federal Credit Union, and chair of the Corvallis-Benton County Economic Vitality Partnership. The subject: Economic Prosperity. [AUDIO]

Jim Willhight discusses Oregon State House Bill 3390. [AUDIO] The second guest Thomas Garza from Linn Benton Mediation Service. He discussed their Parental Access to Visitation grant, specifically the program of supervised visitation. [AUDIO]
Tuesday 3/22/2005
MP3s of Radio Interview with Jan Taylor from Albany Parks and Recreation and Charlie Eads VP/GM of Eads Broadcastings, News Talk 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO announcing the lineup. [Part 1 - Sorry due to computer crash first part of this seqment was lost archive joins interview in progress]. [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Tuesday, 3/15/2005
Valley Talk Interview with Benton County Judge Janet Holcomb Re: Benton County Drug Court- Audio Part 1 [16:26]

Audio Part 2 [7:16]

Audio Part 3 [6:33]

Thursday 3/10/2005
Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight has been following the developements on the activity of Mount Saint Helens and the Northwest Earthquakes, some of Magniture 5.0+ off the coast of Oregon. [Pictures of the Eruption][AUDIO]

Friday (3/11/2005) was the opening of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a Steve Martin Comedy presented by the Corvallis Community Theater. Joining us director Jen Waters.[AUDIO PART 1]

Another annual event we discussed was the East Linn Christen Academy (ELCA) auction. [AUDIO PART 2]
Wednesday 3/9/2005
On Saturday March 12th it's the LBCC (Linn-Benton Community College) Family Resource Fair. Joining us to discuss the event: Linda Donald.[AUDIO PART 1] [AUDIO PART 2]

For the second half hour of the show we will be joined by Lisa Grotto (Chair of the Pink Ribbon Tea), Sue Merrill, Corvallis Clinic, Vicky Biggs (Alterra), and Susan Pool (Oregon State University [OSU]) they discussed the upcoming Corvallis Pink Ribbon Tea a benefit for the Benton County Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition.[AUDIO]
Audio from Cop Talk Tuesday 3/8/2004
Local resident Michael Spasaro joined us with a great monthly (Second Tuesday each month) Cop Talk.[AUDIO PART 1]. Michael is an DEA Agent, working in Oregon, in country and overseas. Mr. Spasaro, now retired from law enforcement ran for Oregon State Legislative District 11. He is the current Linn County Republican Chairman. Some of the items discussed his experience as a police office in Florida which included street work and detective work in vice, narcotics and organized crime.


He also discussed his experience working undercover for the Drug Enforcement Administration. We discussed the current local Meth (Methamphetamine) epidemic, the Beavis and Butthead Labs and his interest in changing carriers to create laws (political office) Mr. Spasaro also appeared on KATU-TV's town meeting to discuss the Oregon Meth (Methamphetamine) epidemic during a special KATU-TV town hall program.


Part two of Cop Talk Interview with Michael Spasaro.

Thursday 3/3/2005
Steve Terjeson will join us to talk Basketball, Donkey Basketball. This "game" features the Albany Police Department versus the Albany Fire Department and is a fund raiser for the South Albany High School Senior All Night Drug and Alcohol Free Graduation Celebration.[AUDIO ARCHIVE]

The second half of the show will feature Dr. Richard Sorenson Director of the Linn Benton Concert Band along with band member Charlie Eads.[AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Wednesday 3/2/2005
Jeff Blomquist a representative from LTS Computer Training will joined Valley Talk host Jim Willhight to discuss their computer training and schooling. They offer the CoTrain Basic Computer Learning Program is an easy, quick and fun way to learn, or brush-up on computer terms, hardware, software, internet and email. [AUDIO ARCHIVE OF INTERVIEW]

Also offered are the following: A+ Certification is recognized worldwide as a standard of competence in personal and workstation computer (PC) hardware and software support. Certification indicates that you have the level of understanding necessary to install, service, and support personal and workstation computers and peripheral devices. A+ Certification is an internationally recognized credential for entry-level service technicians.

Network+ (Basic Networking Concepts Course) is specifically designed to help you pass your CompTIA Network+ exam.

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) is the most sought after certifications that employers look for.

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) is the unquestioned standard as a career marketable certification for professionals who enjoy the aspects of being involved in the administrative aspects of computers. Network Administrators or network executives are typically managers of businesses computer related environments.

The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking for the small business or home office (SOHO) market. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN (local area network), WAN (wide area network), and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, IPX, Serial, AppleTalk, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.

Network Administration Specialist Certification compendium of certifications recognized worldwide as a standard of competence in personal and workstation computer (PC) hardware and software support.

CNE (Novell Network Engineer) training gives you a wide variety of network support skills that allow you to keep your company's network running efficiently - with less downtime.

Linux + (Linux Operating System Nevus) this new certification measures proficiency with foundation-level Linux operating system.

The CompTIA Security+ Certification is a vendor-neutral certification exam is the worldwide standard of competency for foundation-level security practitioners. The demand for skilled security professionals is growing significantly.

I-NET+ (In-depth Concepts of Internet Technologies) targets individuals interested in demonstrating the baseline of technical knowledge that would allow them to pursue a variety of Internet-related careers.

and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified Suite is the most advanced and comprehensive group of office software available. This certification will prepare you become an expert in today's office environments. The Microsoft Office 2000 Suite is the most popular office software used in today's businesses worldwide. MOS certification is helping meet the demand for qualified and knowledgeable people in the modern workplace.

During the second half an hour of the show Charlie Eads will joined us to discuss the upcoming special local (Lebanon High School) performance of the Portland Opera Works presentation of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.[AUDIO ARCHIVE OF INTERVIEW]<
Audio Tuesday 3/1/2005
A special replay of a popular interview from January during Amber Alert Awareness Week. Joining us [AUDIO ARCHIVE] was Lt. Col. Greg Willeford from the Oregon State Police discussing the Amber Alert Program.
Thursday 2/24/2005
Erik Nelson Director of Jazz Ensembles at Oregon State University (OSU joined us along with two Ensemble Members, Charlie Parker (that is his real name) and Noah Merritt. Erik is also a Real Estate Broker for Windermere Corvallis and Music Publisher and Composer. Charlie is an OSU student studying for his Doctorate in NowTowns.com. . [AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Wednesday 2/23/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! The show is aired from 11:06 to 11:30 the fourth Wednesday of each month on Valley Talk. Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. Joining us from the Benton County Juvenile Department, Director Al Krug who discussed youth issues such as the Oregon Youth Authority and Child Abuse. [AUDIO ARCHIVE]

Catherine Vanwetter from Courage Consultants will joined us for the second half hour of the show. [AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Tuesday 2/22/2005
Namita Gandhi, M.S., M.B.A., M.A. a Clinical Exercise Physiologist from Integrative Movement Clinic, Inc. in Corvallis joined us. The discussion: Chronic Pain Management; Chronic Pain Support Center for those suffering from Chronic Pain, and those with Family Members Suffering from Chronic Pain; the American Pain Society and the Pain Pals Support Group.[AUDIO ARCHIVE]

The second half hour will featured an interview with Cindy and Charles Fleming the owners of The Fleming Hall in Lebanon. [AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Thursday 2/17/2005
Coming in on May 26th (6pm start) thought noon on Saturday, May 21st is the first Lebanon area Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Joining us on Valley Talk and at the event, one of the committee members of the event, Callie Brown, a young woman who is a cancer survivor.[AUDIO ARCHIVE]

During the second half of the show we featured the December Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner Mrs. Ilynn Winn from Calapooia Middle School. [AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Wednesday 2/16/2005
Each month the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce draws for a member "15 minutes of fame" on Valley Talk. One of the monthly winners was Emerson Smoker, Sr., President of Rite-Way Electric. Emerson joined us to talk about the new technology in homes and businesses, his business and other assorted topics.[AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Tuesday 2/15/2005
George Taylor, Oregon State Climatoligist, based at Oregon State University. We discussed the current drought this fall and winter and his climate projections for Spring and Summer 2005.[AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Thursday 2/10/2005
The Train's a coming. After a brief winter break the Tennessee Thunder Railroad and Gift Shop will reopen this weekend. It's right up the road on KGAL Drive (imagine that). It's a miniature railroad called the Tennessee Thunder Railroad and gift shop located on the corner of KGAL Drive and Tennessee Road in Lebanon. Joining host Jim Willhight are the owners Wayne, Dan and Elaine McIntosh. [AUDIO ARCHIVE]

The second half of the show will feature 920 KSHO's (our sister station) Sunday Showtunes Host and Producer, Douglas Hambley, also an owner of Albany's Tutoring Club. [AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Wednesday 2/9/2005
Jill Schumacher, RN, MS and Meredith McCord, RN, MS of the Return of the Nightingale (TM) project. Jill designed the first in a series of 12, fine silver commemorative coins entitled The Return of the Nightingale(TM) in the New Millennium. The Nightingale coin series was designed to honor nurses, the attributes of nurses, and the symbols of our caring profession. These commemorative coins are to be given to nurses in acknowledgment and appreciation of the service they do for human kind. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the coins is dedicated to nursing scholarships and nursing research. The first coin was released in April of this past year at the Oregon Nurses Association 100th centennial, this coin honors the nursing attributes of compassion, hope and peace. In addition to the coin, there is a CD, The Return of the Nightingale Theme Song that Jill wrote and sang at Oregon Nurses Association 100th year Centennial House of Delegates meeting, American Holistic Nurses Association conference and at Washington's Nurses Association Nursing Leadership conference this past year. [AUDIO FROM INTERVIEW]

From 11:30 to 11:55 Jan Taylor and Ed Hogney from Albany Parks and Recreation joined us. The discussion, the New Albany Parks and Rec Logo, the progress of the work at Swanson Park, the naming of the pool at Swanson Park, improvements at Takena Park and the temporary location of the fitness center classes. [AUDIO FROM INTERVIEW]
Audio Tuesday 2/8/2005 Cop Talk
Cop Talk is a feature that was started by Lebanon Police Department's (LPD) Officer Patrick O'Malley. It's a monthly feature the second Tuesday of each month. This month we are featuring retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agent Chuck McLaran, now Mayor of the City of Albany, Oregon. [AUDIO FROM SHOW]
Audio Thursday 2/3/2005
Albany Helping Hands Shelter Sleep Out. [AUDIO ARCHIVE]

This weekend it's a special fundraiser organized by the Circle of Christ in Corvallis, it's the Benton County Garage Sale for Tsunami Relief. Organizers of the event, Frank Cloutier (Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, at Hewlett-Packard), Gregg Strawn, Minister of the Word at Corvallis Church of Christ and Becky Miller, Church Secretary some of the organizers of the Event. [AUDIO ARCHIVE]
Audio Wednesday 2/2/2005
Ron Loney is retiring from the Boys and Girls Club of Albany after 38 years with the Organization. He will joined us along with the new director Ryan Graves. [AUDIO ARCHIVE].
Audio Thursday 1/27/2005
Carla Claason Executive Director from the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce joined us to discuss [AUDIO ARCHIVE] the upcoming Annual Awards Banquet, the Sweet Home Sportsman's Holiday and Logger Rodeo and the upcoming Antique Appraisal show in May. Also joining us [AUDIO] Mike Brink and Ed Schultz Attorneys at Law from the Law Firm Weatherford, Thompson, et. al.
Audio Wednesday 1/26/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! The Benton County Commissioners Round Table featured Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. Discussed on today's round table broadcast, Flu Prevention, the epidemic of flu and Whooping Cough and the current legislative session. [AUDIO ARCHIVE].
Audio Tuesday 1/25/2005
It's a Crab Feed! Joining us Mike Martin from Security Alarm Corporation, Gordy Gamet (Cub Printing) and Brian Oare from Wyatt's Eatery and Brewhouse. All are members of the Greater Albany Rotary Club and will discuss this Saturday's fundraiser, a raffle and Crab Feed. [Download AUDIO part 1] and [Download AUDIO part 2]

Another non-profit event this weekend is the Greater Albany Public School (GAPS) Foundation's Winterfest. [Download AUDIO]
Audio Thursday 1/20/2005
Lynn Walker, Lisa Riggs and Linda Lovett discussed LUNAFEST [AUDIO PART 1], a film festival to benefit the Benton County Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition. [PowerPoint Presentation].

discussed LUNAFEST [AUDIO PART 2]
The second half hour will feature Jon Kenneke the Willamette Valley Coordinator for 3 Phases Energy Services, a PacifiCorp Partnership. The discussion: renewable energy.

[AUDIO]/ of interview and [AUDIO Show close]/
Audio Wednesday 1/19/2005
The annual Linn County Republican Party Central Committee's Lincoln Day Dinner is coming (Saturday, February 19th) at Linn Benton Community College. The featured speakers Westwood One talk show host Lars Larson (heard on this station daily from 5 - 7 pm) and State Representative Jeff Kropf.
[AUDIO PART 1]

It's a Jungle in Here! Calapooia District Cub Scout Lock-In
[AUDIO PART 2]

Corvallis Community Theater presents Annie Get Your Gun Directed by Jonathan Pederson (May 6th - May 29th, 2005). [AUDIO PART 3] and [AUDIO PART 4]
Law Talk Tuesday 1/18/2005
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Audio Thursday 1/13/2005
Amber Alert Awareness interview. Joining us from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, Bill Johnstone Executive Director joined us to discuss Radio and Television participation in the Amber Alert program also joining us Broadcast Engineer for McKenzie River Broadcasting in Eugene (KMGE, KKNU, Bob 105) Chris "Ichabod" Murray, Chair of the Oregon State Emergency Communications Committee.

For more information: News Release from Lt. Col. Greg Willeford from the Oregon State Police he is the Chair of the Governor's Amber Alert Committee.

(Audio Archives)
Also available from our audio archives in an mp3 format Part One audio, Part Two and Part Three of the 51 minute radio interview.
Audio Wednesday 1/12/2005
Sorry but while recording the last segments we were also simultaneously converting the first two segments into mp3 then... a good 'ol Windows Computer Crash. Most of the audio is here but some parts are missing for a couple of segments.

Ray William from OSU discusses the upcoming Cantus Concerts in the Corvallis, Albany, Eugene, Salem and Seattle areas.

Mike Henry from Macro Solutions joined us for a live commerica followed by Ray William concluding his discussion on Cantus.

Mike Martin from Security Alarm Corporation, sponsor of KGAL and KSHO's Amber Alert Awarness Week joined to discuss SAC as well as his other companies, Valley Fire Control, Paragon Communications and Albany Lock & Key Service. [Audio Part 1] and [Audio Part 2].
Audio Tuesday 1/11/2005
Cop Talk- Subject: Amber Alert. Joining us Lt. Col. Greg Willeford from the Oregon State Police discussing the Amber Alert Program.
Audio Thursday 1/6/2005
Linn County Oregon Commissioner Cliff Wooten.


Mike Henry from Macro Solutions [AUDIO](Toner-Ink.com, Purewater-Coffee.com, NetworkingSource.com, and KyoceraSolutions.com) discussing Kyocera Printers, Copiers, Scanners and Multi-function document management systems.

Audio Wednesday 1/5/2005
Cascadian Subduction Zone, The Juan de Fuca Plate, The North American Plate, Earthquakes, Tsunamis all discussed on today's Valley Talk. Joining us, Peggy Peirson[Part One AUDIO], Emergency Services Coordinator for Benton County, Jay Wilson, Earthquake Disaster Coordinator for the state of Oregon and Professor Chris Goldfinger from Oregon State University (OSU) [Part Two AUDIO].
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  • Thanks to our own Shelly Garrett (Sales Manager of KGAL/KSHO Radio), Bill Diamond (Ted Jenne station PD) and Kent Christianson for their on air work. Also thanks to the judges (including station owner Charlie Eads and his wife Mary, and Doc Nelson (from KBZY Salem) and all the folks at the Polk County Fair. Note the first hour published for worldwide download in just 11 minutes after the performance.

  • Morning Drive Live Broadcast from Dutch Bros. Grand Reopening with Radio Ray, Weldon Greig and Jim Willhight, 8/15/2007.(3.5 Hours, File size: 75.7Mb)


  • From The Sidelines: Friday, November 2nd. Radio Ray with Wally Ordeman plus Brock Heward phoning in from Seahawks Headquarters. [Download / Listen to Mp3 File]

  • From The Sidelines: Friday, August 17th. Radio Ray was on vacation old Sideline Co-Host Matt Bixby joined Wally Ordeman. [Download / Listen to Mp3 File]

  • Radio Ray's Interview with Joe Garagiola

    Download and listen to this classic interview from 7/13/2007 with Joe Garagiola, former Major League Baseball catcher, and radio and TV sports announcer with NBC. This interview is from 1580 KGAL's From The Sidelines, a Local Sports Talk Show with Radio Ray Pietz and Wally Ordeman that airs every Friday morning at 11.


  • Mennonite Village's 60 Years of Memories

  • Sgt. Johnson's Long Distance Dedication


    PROGRAMS CURRENTLY ON AIR

    Valley Talk Current Shows
    and Archives: 2006. 2005. 2004.

    Real Estate Talk Mp3 Podcasts. Note as of 6/2/2007 we moved the Real Estate Talk mp3 file listings to it's own page.

    From the Sidelines Mp3 Podcasts. Local Sports Talk with Radio Ray and Wally Ordeman.

    Tech Talk Downloadable mp3 File Broadcasts

    Average Guys Investment Talk Show with John Gibson

    920 KSHO Sunday Showtunes


    LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PLAY BY PLAY BROADCASTS

    Free Downloadable mp3 files of our local sports broadcasts

    SEASONAL PROGRAMS

    Church of the Beaver Believer mp3 Podcasts

    Special Amber Alert Awareness Week Broadcasts from 2007 and 2005

    "God Bless America" and Poem by Philomath School 2nd Grade Class of Mrs. Hall

    Election 2006 Candidate and Issue Mp3 Files /Podcasts

    Radio Ray's Musical Christmas Card


    PROGRAMS NO LONGER AIRING

    Teacher Feature Award Winner Interviews

    LawTalk with Jim Egan and Bob Carson

    Garden Talk with Tom Krupicka and Mike Bell



    Scam Busters ("ScamBusters") Downloadable Broadcasts and Show Notes plus Archives May 2007, April 2007, March 2007, February 2007,


     First Time Ever World Wide MP3 Podcast of Radio Ray's Musical Christmas Card or Streaming. Program Segment Downloads, Total Program Downloads High Quality 256 Kpbs, 44 Khz Stereo featuring Radio Ray's 220 minute program of Christmas Music, Recollections and a special with Bill O'Reilly interviewing Santa Claus.
    Once again is the annual broadcast (on NewsTalk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO) of Radio Ray's Musical Christmas Card Radio Program. We will upload and make available for free download the 4-hour program in high quality mp3 stereo audio.

    Broadcast Schedule of the Show

    Radio Ray's Christmas Card Program on KGAL This years show will air on the afternoon of Thursday, December 24th from 3 to 7 pm,m and again that evening, Christmas Eve, 10 pm to 2 am and again on Christmas Day, December 25th from 10am to 2 pm.

    Also the show will air on our sister station 920 KSHO from Christmas Eve, 10 pm to 2 am and again on Christmas Day, December 25th from 10am to 2 pm..



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