Wow! What a ride it’s been to finally get the
opportunity to be part of the KINK Family. I’ve been listening to KINK
since I was very young, back in the day when Bob Marx, Jeff Douglas,
Jack McGowen and Scott Carter were the on-air lineup.
Early to mid-70’s
would be my guess there. At one point Les Sarnoff became the evening
jock and he became my favorite.
I listened to Les almost every night, having given up TV for a more Bohemian approach to modern culture… (hey, I was just out of high school and getting my footing).
One night I called up Les and told him I was pondering the crazy notion of becoming a DJ and what were his thoughts on that. He couldn’t have been more supportive and encouraging. He said “Why don’t you come down to KINK some night and I’ll show you how it all works?” I think it was the next night I made my way down to 1501 SW Jefferson and met Les and watched him do his show. That was all it took. I was hooked immediately. I started classes that fall and got my first weekend on-air job playing country music in Gresham. It’s been a conglomeration of alphabet soup (radio term for call letters) since then including 15 years up in Seattle refining my craft and waiting for the call that would bring me home and get me closer to my dream of being on the air at KINK. Well, the dream finally came true on July 1st 2009, almost 30 years to the day I sat with Les and watched him talk to you through the same microphone I get to talk into now.
I can’t tell you how good it feels to be here. I feel I’m finally where I belong and amongst friends; Inessa and I used to work together at a certain classic rock station here in town, Bob Ancheta was one of my mentors whe I first started this Radio ride, KINK's Production Director Archer and I worked together at “The Mountain” in Seattle and Chris Mays and I have known each other for about 15 years. It’s a great group of people and I feel honored to be part of the KINK family. I did get to talk with Les the last day he worked here and made sure to tell him how much he was responsible for my getting into this business and what an inspiration he has been to me over the years. I know you all miss him and I feel privileged to have known him. I can only hope to carry on the torch he lit for KINK so many years ago.
When I’m not entertaining you on the air at KINK, I enjoy the great Portland life we all get to enjoy. I teach part-time at Mount Hood Community College, help people get healthy as a health coach with a program called Take Shape For Life and spend a lot of time in my yard keeping the grounds presentable. I’m the single father of 3 grown kids (my greatest accomplishment…the kids not the single part…) and one very precocious granddaughter. I love getting outdoors and camping with friends every chance I get, I read like a madman and watch several movies a week.If the name Dolbeer rings a bell for you, you probably grew up in the Tigard area and had one of us as a teacher. It all started with my grandmother Reeta who started teaching in the 1920’s. She had to keep her marriage to my grandfather a secret because in those days, here in Oregon, female teachers were not allowed to be married. That changed a few years later and she got back into the game once my Dad was in school. My dad Bill taught at Fowler from 1954 to 1987, my mother Dorothy taught at Charles F. Tigard Elementary, my step-mother Jane, my step-grandmother Ruby, my brother Mark and now my niece Kaitlin have all taught school. It’s quite a legacy really. I was the hold-out until recently when I started teaching at MHCC.
I hope to get to know you and create many memories here at KINK. I’m on the air every Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm. Give me a call or send me an email.