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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. 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.
Tuesday 11/22/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight was Cass Templeton and Clare Rawlings discussing the CAP (Community After School Program). 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.

Thursday 11/17/2005
Linn County District Attorney Jason Carlisle joined us and discussed the new Domestic Violence Court.

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! Last year we interviewed 17 area High School Students. To listen to last year's interview/

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.
Thursday 11/10/2005
Joining us was September Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner, Mrs. Terry Marchbanks from Hamilton Creek School in Lebanon. The second hour featured organizers of the local "Welcome Home Troops" activities for F-Troop. The event is this Sunday as the troops arrive (see KGAL.COM front page) in Sweet Home and Lebanon.
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. Also joining us was Marc and Anni Manley the new owners of the Historic Flinn Building in downtown Albany.
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. Also joining us Doug Power to discuss the upcoming Holiday Craft Fair at the Benton County Fairgrounds.
Monday 11/7/2005
Radio Ray interviewed the music group "The Kindreds"
Thursday 11/3/2005
It the launch of the new Theater Season at Corvallis Community Theater (CCT) was PR Director Jonathan Pederson. We disscused all of the shows for the upcoming season starting with the Fall Show Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, directed by Scott Palmer. 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.
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.

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.
Tuesday 11/1/2005
Joining Radio Ray was Kelli Clark, the subject: Fairview Church Harvest Festival on Sunday November 6th. For more information see the events section of our home page. The second half an hour featured Rick Rogers, Executive Director of the Albany Downtown Association. The subject, Holiday Season activities in Historic Downtown Albany and an update on the sidewalk project.
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
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. The second half of the show featured Theresa Johnson from Albany Park & Recreation to discus the Naturally Fun Fiber Show
Tuesday 10/25/2005
John Kollaer from the Mennonite Village Foundation joined us to discuss this Thursday's Celebration of Community.
Thursday 10/20/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight was Don Thorp and Derek Adams from the local band Knock out John.
Wednesday 10/12/2005
Reairing of an interview with Alexis. 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.
Tuesday 10/11/2005
Michael Gurney from Concept Systems joined us as part of a live broadcast from Oak Heights Elementary School the winner of the Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award.
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.
Thursday 10/6/2005
Brian McKay from the Energy Trust of Oregonjoined us to discuss various energy and money saving programs.
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.
Tuesday 10/4/2005
Joining host Jim Willhight Catherine VanWetter, MSW from Courage Consultants.
Thursday 9/29/2005
Will Sheppy (Linn-Benton Mediation Services) joined us to discuss the upcoming >First Christian Church Harvest of Hope Auction.
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.

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

We will also discuss a Katrina Fundraiser "Big Night for the Big Easy".

When: Sunday October 2nd, 4 to 10 pm
Where: West Hills Congregational Church, West Hills Blvd. Corvallis OR 97330
Suggested donation: $10
Local musicians share their talents and donate their time to raise money for victims of Katrina. Performers include the Free Range Chix, Halie Loren, Soulstice, Soundwaves, Rita Brown, Gumbo, Sid Rosen, Isaac Jones, Puttin on the Bitz, and John Maddy, with a special appearance by the Pirate Guys. All proceeds go to Catholic Charities hurricane relief. Donations can be sent to: St. Mary's Hurrican Relief 501 NW 25th St. Corvallis, OR 97330. Please reference "Big Night" on your check.
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.
Monday 9/26/2005
Coming up the >Shriners Children's free Health Screening, Bob Larkman and Merle Kroeker joined us to provide details.
Wednesday 9/21/2005
LIVE ON LOCATION FROM BUSINESSES ON DISPLAY
The annual Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Business on Display on this date. We broadcasting live each year from the location of the event the Willamette Event Center at the Linn County Fairgrounds.
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 to discuss the event.

The second half of the hour will feature Bill Cockrell from the Oregon Covered Bridge Festival to discuss this weekends Covered Bridge Festival.
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 to discuss the event.

We also discussed the Oregon Covered Bridge Festival to discuss this weekends Covered Bridge Festival.
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. 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.
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.
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 Albany/ Tangent office. .
Wednesday 9/7/2005
Albany Downtown Association Executive Director, Rick Rogers discussed this weekends Antiques in the Streets.
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.
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.
Wednesday 8/31/2005
Governor Ted Kulongoski's comments were aired on Valley Talk, as recorded about 45 minutes earlier at the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Lowe's regional distribution center. Also joining us the Brian Leeper, COO of the Red Cross for the Oregon Pacific District discussing disaster relief efforts.
Tuesday 8/30/2005
Julie Jackson from Albany-Lebanon Sanitation joined us to discuss Recycling.
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.
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). Also joining us to discuss the events at the Albany Airport, Dan Miltenberger.
Tuesday 8/23/2005
Lebanon Senior Center Director Susan Tipton and Lebanon Mayor Ken Toombs joined us.
Thursday 8/18/2005
Murl Kelley joined us to discuss a job program for Seniors, Experience Works.
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). The subject for the second half of the show the Northwest Youth Rodeo, August 20th & 21st , in Philomath. Joining us Mearl Kroker.
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. During the final half of the show new Albany City Manager Wes Hare will joined us.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. Former Albany City ManagerSteve Bryant was with us for the second half of the show.
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.

The second segment will featured Sue B. Martines, of Pre-Paid Legal. We discussed ID Theft Protection and Pre-Paid Legal Insurance.
Tuesday 8/2/2005
Jason Yutzie 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.

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
Thursday 7/28/2005
Brandi Herford from the Benton County Fair joined us to discuss the 2005 Benton County Fair. 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.
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.

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.

Wednesday 7/20/2005
We are two months away for the Albany Chamber of Commerce's fall expo, Business of Display. Joining us Vallie Fulleton. 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.
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.

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.

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!

Thursday 7/14/2005
July 21st is the opening of the Linn County Fair. Joining us wasRobin Galloway and 4H Students stopping by to discuss the 4H program and the upcoming fair livestock auction. Also on the opening day of the fair is the KSHO Antique and Collectables Appraisal Show. Joining us Gary Germer from Portland Television Station, Fox KPTV-12 will join us. Gary is a certified appraiser and does a segment on the show GoodDay Lifestyles. He will be heading our appraisal team at the show, that is free to all (the only cost the parking).
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. 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 .
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.
Thursday 7/7/2005
James and Crystal Defour the new owners of Assum Funeral Home joined us for the first half hour. The second half of the show featured Sharon Stenadel, the Queen of the 2005 Philomath Frolic and Rodeo.
Wednesday 7/6/2005
Thursday 7/7 was the opening night of the City of Albany's River Rhythms summer free concert series. In addition, Monday (7/13) is the opening of the Monday's at Monteith Concert Series. Joining us was Jan Taylor from Albany Parks and Recreation and Charlie Eads VP/GM of KGAL / KSHO and organizer of the Monday music series.
Tuesday 7/5/2005
Executive Director of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce Carla Claason. Sweet Home is a hotbed of summertime events, including this weekends Sportsman's Holiday and Logger Rodeo, the Sweet Home Rodeo, The Oregon Jamboree and the Highland Games.
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. The second half hour featured royalty from the Sweet Home Sportsman's Holiday (July 7-10).
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
 Linn County Fair
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.

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.

 Cool! Swanson Park Action Center
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.
Tuesday 6/21/2005 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.
Thursday 6/16/2005 SILVER PLUME AWARDS
Citizens Bank
The Philomath Branch of Citizens Bank Presented a rebroadcast of the Philomath Silver Plume Awards.
Wednesday 6/15/2005
We discussed the Philomath Classic 2005 the Classic Vehicle Show Saturday (June 18, 2005) in Philomath.
Philomath ClassicBest of Show from 2004
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.

The Well
The second half hour featured Steve Shultz, 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.
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)
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. The second half hour will featured Sandra Griggs from Cruise Planners who discussed the Lebanon Area New Business Generation Group.
Wednesday 6/8/2005
James Brooks and Jack Berreth joined us from the Takena Kiwanis to discuss the groups berry sale. 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.
Tuesday 6/7/2005
Tim Mueller Linn County Sheriff joined us from the Linn County Sheriff's Office
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.

Joining us for the second half of the show Kathy Bengston, from Healthy Life.
Wednesday 6/1/2005
Subject: 2005 Lebanon Strawberry Festival. The Royalty will joined us to talk about the huge community event.
Tuesday 5/31/2005
From Umpqua Bank, Kathy Giddings and Ron Lechner joined host Jim Willhight. 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.
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.
Wednesday 5/25/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. Also featured was Roger Irvin, Director of Public works.

The a Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner is Riverview Elementary School Third Grade Teacher Marilyn Geoghegan.
Thursday 5/19/2005
The Linn County Lamb and Wool Festival is this weekend. Joining us former Royalty, Amber Brown (2004), Sarah Roth (2002), Jacki Segaski and Donna Lebard (both 1951). 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.
Wednesday 5/18/2005 Relay for Life
It's the Lebanon area's first American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The event starts at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 20th and runs through noon on Saturday, May 21st at Lebanon High School. This event will join the two established Relay for Life Events in Corvallis (at OSU) and Albany. That was the first half's subject with host Jim Willhight. From 11:30 to Noon we will featured a winner from the monthly Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Malah Peterson, from
A Stitchin' Time.
Tuesday 5/17/2005 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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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
Thursday 5/5/2005
Annie Get Your Gun! That is latest offering of the Corvallis Community Theatre. Jonathan Pederson the show director will join us during the first half of the show. The final portion will featured a discussion on the upcoming Community Wellness Symposium on May 11, 2005 at LBCC.
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. From the 11:30- Noon segment of Valley Talk Michele Woods, a winner from the monthly Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, will joined us from Scrap Book 'Em.
Tuesday 5/3/2005 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.
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).
Wednesday 4/27/2005
Benton County Commissioners Round Table Live! Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon. 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.
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.
Thursday 4/21/2005
The subject the Sweet Home Senior Center Bowl-A-Thon ( Saturday, April 23rd at 11:30 am) at the Sweet Home Lanes. Interviewed was Helen Ramsdell Director of the Sweet Home Senior Center and Greg Rowe from the Linn County United Way rejoined us to discuss the year's fundraising and the distribution of the funds to member agencies.
Wednesday 4/20/2005
Brian Parent from Trilliam Family Services joined us. The second half an hour featured the annual update from Pavla Zakova-Laney from Educare Africa. She is preparing for her 6th trip back to Cameroon to assist the students in May.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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
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. 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 wasl be Chuck McLaran, MC of the event and Mayor of Albany
Wednesday 4/6/2005
Radio Ray interviewed members from the Albany Kiwanis Club with several Russian Exchange Students.
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.
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.
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.

The second half will feature 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.
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". 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.
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. 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.
Thursday 3/24/2005
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Joining us was Karen Scheler, Executive Director of the ABC House in Albany. 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.
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.

The second guest Thomas Garza from Linn Benton Mediation Service. He discussed their Parental Access to Visitation grant, specifically the program of supervised visitation.
Tuesday 3/22/2005
River Rhythms and Mondays at Monteith
Announcement of the Albany Park and Recreation Department's River Rhythms 2005 Music Lineup. Plus the Monday's at Monteith Music Lineup for 2005! Joining us was Jan Taylor from Albany Parks and Rec., plus Charlie Eads VP/ GM of NewsTalk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO on this special broadcast of Valley Talk.
Wednesday 3/16/2005
Joining Radio Ray from the Aloha Gallery was Tony Hayden to discuss the New Zone art exhibit/reception Saturday (3/19) in Lebanon at 868 Main Street. Also joining Tony Barb Allen from the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, and Scott Simpson former Lebanon Mayor and current Lebanon City Councilor.
Tuesday 3/15/2005
The Honarable Judge Holcomb joined us from Benton County. She heads the Benton County Drug Court for adult offenders.


Benton County Web Site
US Department of Justice Drug Court Web Site
Oregon Drug Court Web Site
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]

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. Another annual event we discussed was the East Linn Christen Academy (ELCA) auction.
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.

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.
Tuesday 3/8/2005 Cop Talk
Local resident Michael Spasaro joined us in December with a great monthly (Second Tuesday each month) Cop Talk. We will reaired this show in it's entirety. 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.


Thursday 3/3/2005
Steve Terjeson will joined us to talk Basketball, Donkey Basketball. This "game" featured the Albany Police Department versus the Albany Fire Department and was a fund raiser for the South Albany High School Senior All Night Drug and Alcohol Free Graduation Celebration.

The second half of the show will featured Dr. Richard Sorenson Director of the Linn Benton Concert Band along with band member Charlie Eads.
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.

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.
Tuesday 3/1/2005
We featured a special replay of the Amber Alert Week interview with Lt. Col. Greg Willeford from the Oregon State Police. The Lt. Col. is the head of the Governor's Amber Alert Program. For more information: News Release and from the Oregon State Police Oregon Amber Alert Page.
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. .
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.

Catherine Vanwetter from Courage Consultants will joined us for the second half hour of the show.
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.

The second half hour will featured an interview with Cindy and Charles Fleming the owners of Fleming Hall in Lebanon.
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. During the second half of the show we will featured the December Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner Mrs. Ilynn Winn from Calapooia Middle School..
Wednesday 2/16/2005
Brigetta Olson, Homeownership Coordinator for Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services discussed their financial management education and classes for first time home buyers.

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.
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.
Thursday 2/10/2005
The second half of the show will featured 920 KSHO's (our sister station) Sunday Showtunes Host and Producer, Douglas Hambley, also an owner of Albany's Tutoring Club
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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.

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.
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.
Thursday 2/3/2005
Albany Helping Hands Shelter Sleep Out.

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.
Wednesday 2/2/2005
Ron Loney is retiring from the Boys and Girls Club of Albany after 38 years with the Organization. He joined us along with the new director Ryan Graves.
Thursday 1/27/2005
Carla Claason Executive Director from the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce to discussed the upcoming Annual Awards Banquet, the Antique Appraisal Show in May and the 2005 Sportsman's Holiday and Logger Rodeo.
Wednesday 1/26/2005
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. The Benton County Commissioners Round Table features Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon.
Tuesday 1/25/2005
It's a Crab Feed! 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 discussed the Saturday (1/29/2005) fundraiser, a raffle and Crab Feed. Another non-profit event on Friday (1/28/2005) weekend the Greater Albany Public School (GAPS) Foundation's Winterfest.
Thursday 1/20/2005
Lynn Walker, Lisa Riggs, Linda Lovett and Sean Collins discussed LUNAFEST, a film festival to benefit the Benton County Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition. [PowerPoint Presentation].

The second half hour will featured Jon Kenneke the Willamette Valley Coordinator for 3 Phases Energy Services, a PacifiCorp Partnership. The discussion: renewable energy.
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.

It's a Jungle in Here! Calapooia District Cub Scout Lock-In


Corvallis Community Theater presents: Annie Get Your Gun Directed by Jonathan Pederson (May 6th - May 29th, 2005)
Tuesday 1/18/2004

Law Office Web Site of Jim Egan and Bob Carlson
Law Talk Page and Audio Archives
Thursday 1/13/2005
SPECIAL ON Amber Alert- 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.
Wednesday 1/12/2005
Joining us Mike Martin from Security Alarm Corporation in Albany Oregon, a sponsor of this weeks Amber Alert Awareness program on 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO. Also joining us Ray William (from Oregon State University) discussing the Cantus Concerts Cantus.
Tuesday 1/11/2005 Cop Talk
Cop Talk- Subject: Amber Alert. Joining us Lt. Col. Greg Willeford from the Oregon State Police. The Lt. Col. is the head of the Governor's Amber Alert Program. For more information: News Release and from the Oregon State Police Oregon Amber Alert Page.
Thursday 1/6/2005
Linn County Oregon Commissioner Cliff Wooten.
Wednesday 1/5/2005
Peggy Peirson, Emergency Services Coordinator for Benton County joined us to talk about Emergency preparedness (check out our Earthquake / Tsunami Link).

We also discussed Earthquakes and Tsunamis. Some subjected related links: Tsunami warning system that exists in the Pacific Rim.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

Thursday 12/30/2004
Email: Cindy Ward (Mother of Sgt. Ward)
Wednesday 12/29/2004
Brian Watkins and Dean Kennedy from the Corvallis Community Theater

Ann Nowak Points for Profit
Tuesday 12/28/2004
Jay Wilson, from the Oregon State Department of Emergency Management, the Earthquake / Tsunamis Coordinator. We discussed the Tsunamis that hit the Oregon Coast in 1964, the changes in Earthquake and Tsunami warning system technology, including the Seismograph Network and the NOAA National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) technology.


Christy Schloss the latest Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award Winner Joined us on Valley Talk live (school's out) on Tuesday, December 28th. Along with Mrs. Schloss was Jefferson Elementary School Principal Denise Gorthy.

Also Leanne Gurney from Concept Systems to discuss the Concept Systems Teacher Feature Award.
Thursday 12/23/2004
Charlie Daniels Band.
Song Lyrics.
Wednesday 12/22/2004
Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon


Oregon Foster Parents Association
Double Draw Publishing
Tuesday 12/21/2004
Law Talk with Jim Egan and Bob Carlson

Law Talk Page and Audio Archives
Wednesday 12/15/2004
Mike Schmidt from the Habitat for Humanity Bargain Building Supply joined host Jim Willhight to discuss the supply store, run as a fundraiser for the organization. Mike is an Adult volunteer for the Boy and Cub Scouts and some of the upcoming scouting events were discussed, including the Cub ScoutLock In Scheduled for January 2005.


Wednesday 12/8/2004
Debbie Richards from Albany Parks and Recreation discuss the upcoming Hoodoo Bowl Ski School


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.

Tuesday 12/7/2004
Law Talk with Jim Egan and Bob Carlson
Law Talk Page and Audio Archives
Thursday 12/02/2004:
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday 12/01/2004

Carla Claason the new Director of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce will joined us to discuss the annual Sweet Home Christmas Parade and other holiday actives to be held this weekend Boy Scouts of America
Tuesday 11/30/2004

Oregon Foster Parents Association
Double Draw Publishing
Monday 11/29/2004

Boy Scouts of America
Wednesday 11/24/2004

Benton County Commissioners Round Table featuring Commissioners Linda Modrell, Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon

Julie Jackson- Albany Downtown Association
Jimmy Lucht - Albany Visitors Association
Tuesday 11/23/2994
Philomath Chamber of Commerce News Letter (Silver Plume Awards)
Thursday 11/18/2004
Fleming Hall Email
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday 11/17/2004
Heather Evans October's Concept Systems Teacher Feature Winner
Ann Nowak Points for Profit
Tuesday 11/16/2004
Law Talk with Jim Egan and Bob Carlson
Law Talk Page and Audio Archives
Thursday 11/11/2004
American Cancer Society
Relay for Life
Wednesday 11/10/2004
Dr. Rita Cavin, President Linn-Benton Community College
Willamette Valley Ag Expo
Scott Ingalls, Ingalls and Associates
Tuesday 11/9/2004
Email: Cindy Ward (Mother of Sgt. Ward)
Thursday 11/4/2004
Corvallis Community Theater
Helping Hands
First Christian Church Harvest of Hope Auction
Pastoral Counseling Center
Wednesday 11/3/2004
Ray Hilts, Optimists of Albany
Tuesday 11/2/2004
Law Talk with Jim Egan
Thursday 10/28/2004
CJ "Scotty MacRae" Dutton
Linn County Oregon 4-H
Wednesday 10/27/2004
Benton County Commissioners Roundtable
Benton County Dial-a-Bus
Albany Transit Call-a-Ride
Tuesday 10/26/2004
Consumers Power, Inc.
Phil Barnhart
Thursday 10/21/2004
Paul Shih @ Digitalchex
Gaylynn Shay Albany Teen Center
Wednesday 10/20/2004
Helen Ramsdell Sweet Home Senior Center
Linn Shuttle and Dial a Bus
Tuesday 10/19/2004
Jim Egan with Law Talk
Thursday 10/14/2004
Altrusa International (National Site)
Altrusa International (Local Site)
Albany Oregon Public Library
Wednesday 10/13/2004
Visiting Angels
African Children's Choir
Willamette Community Church
Tuesday 10/12/2004
Linn County Sheriff's Office
Thursday 10/7/2004
Charlie Redfern Philomath Chamber
Janet Steel President Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday 10/6/2004
Linn County Shiners
Roger Nyquist Linn County Commissioner
Tuesday 10/5/2004
Jim Egan with Law Talk
Thursday 9/30/2004
Heritage Writer
Oregon Federation of College Republicans
National College Republicans
Wednesday 9/29/2004
Benton County Commissioners Roundtable
Linn County United Way
Thursday 9/23/2004
Yes on Measure 33
No on Measure 33
Drug-Free Communities Support Program
Office of Nation Drug Control
Jon Walker Jr, See Choy Lee & Kevan Evans from Oregon Automation
Wednesday 9/22/2004
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
Monday 9/20/2004
Peter Defazio for Congress
Audio Archive from Valley Talk Interview with U.S. Rep. Peter Defazio[36:23]
Thursday 9/16/2004
Chuck McLaran Mayor of Albany (re: Join Water Project)
Water Plan Download
Wednesday 9/15/2004
Captain Stephen Sutter Salvation (re: Army AlbanyTeenCenter.com coming soon) regional web site
Salvation Army Western US Web Site
Bill Cockrell and Darlene Funkhauser Oregon Covered Bridge Society
Tuesday 9/14/2004
Cop Talk Guest Kristian Willhight an Oklahoma State Corrections Officer
Monday 9/13/2004
Marine Corp Moms
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Business on Display
Thursday 9/9/2004
Joe Raia and Robin O'Neil Regent Court
Alzheimer Band
Alzheimer's Network Memory Walk
Wednesday 9/8/2004
Greater Albany School District Foundation
Tuesday 9/7/2004
Jim Egan and Bob Carson joined Jim Willhight on Law Talk
Wednesday 9/1/2004
Dalles Enger President Willamette Community Bank
Christopher Hupp from Serenity Lane
Tuesday 8/31/2004
Kyrger Alexander Web Site
Thursday 8/26/2004
Dean Lewis and staff from Countrywide Home Loans
Leanne Gurney from Concept Systems
Concept Systems Teacher Feature
Wednesday 8/25/2004
Benton County Commissioners Roundtable
Tuesday 8/24/2004
Jim Feldcamp for Congress
Wednesday 8/18/2004
Dr. Wick Haxton underground lab (NUSEL) project
Boy Scouts of America
Tuesday 8/17/2004
Jim Egan and Bob Carson joined Jim Willhight on Law Talk
Thursday 8/12/2004
Wah Chang Art and Air Festival
Tuesday 8/10/2004
Mario Pastega House at Good Samaritan Health Services
Retire Safe
Thursday 8/5/2004
Charlie Redfern Philomath Chamber
Philomath Blues and Jazz Jam
Wednesday 8/4/2004
Benton County Fair
Polk County Fair Board
Tuesday 8/3/2004
Jim Egan and Bob Carson joined Jim Willhight from the Benton County Fair
Thursday 7/29/2004
Linn-Benton Pop Warner Football
Wednesday 7/28/2004
Benton County Commissioners Roundtable
Tuesday 7/27/2004
W-Ketchup
Cooper Stevenson Gencom.us
Thursday 7/22/2004
Interview with Charlie Daniels of the Charlie Daniels Band (at Linn County Fair Tonight)
Wednesday 7/21/2004
Scott Simpson joined us to talk about a Fund Raiser for the Lebanon Library
Roger Nyquist Linn County Commissioner
Tuesday 7/20/2004
Jim Egan and Bob Carson joined Jim Willhight on Law Talk
Wednesday 7/14/2004
George Taylor Oregon State Climatoligist
Tuesday 7/13/2004
Benton County Web Site
US Department of Justice Drug Court Web Site
Oregon Drug Court Web Site
Thursday 7/8/2004
Linn County Extension Service
Wednesday 7/7/2004
Marion County Fair
Tuesday 6/29/2004
Sweet Home Sportsman's Holiday and Logger Rodeo
Willamette National Forest
Thursday 6/24/2004
Weyerhaeuser Star Spangled Celebration
Wednesday 6/23/2004
Benton County Commissioners Roundtable
Tuesday 6/22/2004
MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association ) Lock-In
Becky McKibben and Kathy Giddings from Umpqua Bank
Wednesday 6/16/2004
Philomath Classic Car Show
The Petersons from A Stitchin' Time
Thursday 6/10/2004
Guaranty RV Sale @ Linn County Fairgrounds
Wednesday 6/9/2004
Philomath Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday 6/2/2004
95th Annual Lebanon Strawberry Festival
Tuesday 5/25/2004
Mike Henry of Macrosolutions Toner-ink.com
Networking Source.com
Thursday 5/19/2004
Mennonite Villages Older American's Day
Mennonite Village Home Page
Wednesday 5/12/2004
Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair
Thursday 4/29/2004
Rebecca Landis Corvallis-Albany Farmer's Market
Joni Nelson Carriage Me Back
Wednesday 4/28/2004
Leslie Shortride and Clinton Miller- Women of Destiny of Health Conference (Caring Team Ministry)
Lebanon Chapel
Samaritan Health
Tuesday 4/27/2004
Laurie Halter, Charisma Communications
Matt Dunham, Frontier Management
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Oregon Chapter
Sheri Gavin from the Corvallis Children's Farm Home
Thursday 4/22/2004
Dwight Wolfe from The Weed Man
Wednesday 4/21/2004
Chuck Mills from Boy Scouts of America
Pavla Zakova-Laney from Educare-Africa
Wednesday 4/14/2004
Bailey Payne from Marion County about upcoming Recycling and Earth Day events
Wednesday 4/14/2004
Jason Utzee from the Corvallis Boy's and Girls Club announces Oregon's Youth of Year: Carlos Garcia, from the Corvallis Boys and Girls Club!
Thursday 4/8/2004
Rodney Wood from Oregon Telecom
Wednesday 4/7/2004
Scottish Heritage Festival
Wednesday 4/7/2004
Jan Taylor from Albany Parks and Recreations announces 2004 River Rhythm Lineup
Wednesday 3/31/2004
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Live Broadcast from Monthly Forum
Tuesday 3/30/2004
Shelly Garrett talked about the Radio Auction
Thursday 3/25/2004
Chuck Mclearen Mayor of City of Albany
Tuesday 3/23/2004
Staff from The Big Top Musical
Tuesday 3/9/2004
Dr. Robert Yeats, Oregon State University
Oregon Statewide Earthquake Preparedness Campaign
Wednesday 3/3/2003
Family Living Expo at Heritage Mall
Albany's Heritage Mall
Wednesday 2/25/2004
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday 2/18/2004
Craig Solomon from e-PowerSellers
Thursday 2/12/2004
Joe Vincent, Principal Broker, Town & Country Realty
Wednesday 2/11/2004
Jan Amling, Executive Director, Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Tuesday 2/10/2004
Lt. Gail Newman Field Services Mgr. Benton County Parole & Probation
Tuesday 2/3/2004
Jim Egan and Bob Carson join Jim Willhight on Law Talk
Thursday 1/28/2004
Boy Scouts of America
Thursday 1/15/2004
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Scott Simpson Lebanon City Council Member
Wednesday 1/14/2004
Libertarian Party of Oregon
Tuesday 1/13/2004
Cop Talk: Benton County Oregon Web Site
Tuesday 12/16/2003,12/30/2003 and 1/6/2004
Jim Egan and Bob Carson join Jim Willhight on Law Talk
Thursday 12/11/2003
Albany Corps of the Salvation Army
Wednesday 12/10/2003
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday 12/9/2003
Cop Talk: Dave Weins from Eagle Security Professionals
Sheri Jacobson from the Albany Police Department
Thursday 12/4/2003
Stella Guenther from the Benton County Republican Women
Wednesday 12/3/2003
Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday 12/1/2003
Jim Egan and Bob Carson join Jim Willhight on Law Talk
Tuesday 11/25/2003
Rick Barnett from Albany Parks and Rec Talked about the Ski School
Thursday 11/20/2003
Live Broadcast from the Philomath Chamber of Commerce Monthly Forum
Wednesday 11/19/2003
Live Broadcast from the Willamette Valley Ag Expo
Wednesday 11/19/2003
Coy Cowart new President of the Oregon Cattleman's Association
Tuesday 11/18/2003
Jim Egan and Bob Carson join Jim Willhight on Law Talk
Wednesday 11/12/2003
John Donovan of Albany Helping Hands
Tuesday 11/04/2003
Jim Egan and Bob Carson join Jim Willhight on Law Talk
Thursday 10/30/2003
J.L. Wilson Director of Oregon NFIB
Thursday 10/23/2003
Dave Scott and other from Citizens Bank of Albany
Monday 10/6/2003
Chuck Mills Executive Director Calapooia District Boy Scouts of America
Thursday 9/25/2003
George Dooly Director of the Albany (Department of Energy) Research Center
Tuesday 9/23/2003 and Wednesday 9/24/2003
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Business's on Display Expo
Wednesday 9/10/2003
Heidi McGowen from Kids! Talk about upcoming Tax Measure for Benton County
Monday 8/25/2003
Jim Swinyard Sheriff of Benton County talk about upcoming Levies
Tuesday 8/14/2003
Cop Talk with Officer Fiala from Lebanon Police Department
Wednesday 8/06/2003
Jeff Boggs from Albany Habitat for Humanity and Bargain Building Supply
Tuesday 8/05/2003
Polk County Fair Board talk about upcoming County Fair
Tuesday 7/22/2003
Craig Solomon President of E-Power Sellers an E-Bay Broker
Tuesday 7/15/2003
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Jim Egan (Law Talk) w/ KRYGER, ALEXANDER, EGAN & ELMER, P.C
Monday 7/14/2003
Jane Stevens from Corvallis Da Vinci Days
Thursday 7/10/2003
William (Bill) D. Honey author of Blue Bark
Wednesday 7/9/2003
Chuck Mills from the Boy Scouts talks about summer camps (search for summer camps)
Information on scouting
Tuesday 7/8/2003
Cop Talk on Water Safety
Thursday 5/15/03
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Consumers Power Inc
Wednesday 5/14/03
Older Americans Day
Tuesday 5/13/03
Linn County Sheriff
Eagle Security Professionals
Thursday 4/24/03
Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis
Tuesday 4/22/03
Timberwood Court
Tuesday 4/15/03
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Jim Egan (Law Talk) w/ KRYGER, ALEXANDER, EGAN & ELMER, P.C
Thursday 4/10/03
Marion County Department Public Works -- Environmental Services
Tuesday 4/8/03
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Eagle Security Professionals
Tuesday 3/25/03
National Frozen Foods
Thursday 2/27/2003
Boy Scouts of America
Tuesday 2/25/2003
Showing Up
Thursday 2/20/2003
Remote from Philomath Chamber Forum Luncheon
Tuesday 2/11/2003
Law Talk with Jim Egan and Denise Soto
Thursday 2/13/2003
Roger Nyquist, Linn County Commissioner
Tuesday 2/11/2003
School Resource Officers- Lebanon Police Department
Linn County Juvenile Department
Thursday 2/6/2003
Salem Hospital
Tuesday 2/4/2003
Oregon Firearms Academy
Thursday 1/30/2003
Andy Andrews
Tuesday 1/28/2003
Dumbing Down org
Deliberate Dumbing down
Tuesday 1/23/2003
Willamette Backcountry Ski Patrol
Benton County Sheriff Department
Thursday 1/16/2003
City of Lebanon
Tuesday 1/14/2003 Cop Talk
Lebanon Police Department
Gangs R US
National Alliance of Gang Investigator Association
Linn County Juvenile Department
Tuesday 1/10/2003
Hoodoo Ski Bowl
Thursday 1/9/2003
Roger Nyquist, Linn County Commissioner
Thursday 1/2/2003
Red Cross Regional Oregon Pacific Chapter
National Web Site

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