Join Glenn Vaagen and Bill Baker weekdays from 6am to 8am on News Radio KBNW. We bring you the latest local, regional and national news from the KBNW newsroom (and the ABC Radio Network), local sports, as well as the latest national economic updates from The Wall Street Journal.
Central Oregon's Morning News won the Oregon Association of Broadcasters 2009 Best Radio Newscast, and 2009 Best Radio Single News Story. Find out why, weekday mornings starting at 6 am on News Radio KBNW, 104.5 FM and 1340 AM.
Bill Baker joined Horizon Broadcasting Group as News and Public Affairs Director in 2006, and has established himself as a leading broadcast journalist in Central Oregon. Baker was News Director at KPUG-AM/KAFE-FM in Bellingham, WA from 1991 to 1999. He began his radio career in his hometown of Port Angeles, WA in 1980 at KAPY-AM, and later worked as News Director at KBRC-AM Mt. Vernon, WA and as Program Director at KXRO-AM/KDUX-FM in Aberdeen, WA. He is a two-time winner of the state of Washington Associated Press Best Newscast and Best Spot News Award. Bill is also heard on the nationally syndicated “Dairyline” radio program, and also serves as its General Manager of Operations. Baker hosts “Inside Central Oregon,” a weekly public affairs program that airs on all six Horizon Broadcasting Group radio stations.
Glenn Vaagen is the Program Director of News Radio KBNW and host of Central Oregon's Morning News. He moved to Central Oregon from Spokane, WA where he served as a producer, reporter and anchor at KXLY-AM. Before that, he was the News Director and Program Director at KMAX-AM in Pullman/Colfax, WA from 2003-2006. A native of Colville, WA, Vaagen graduated from the University of Idaho in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Television and Radio Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
Maggie Johnson is chief meteorologist for Central Oregon's Morning News on News Radio KBNW. Maggie received her BS degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, and studied abroad at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. When she’s not providing forecasts, Maggie enjoys walking her dog, Daisy, reading magazines while drinking hot chocolate or sweet tea (depending upon the season) and watching movies (especially those made prior to 1980).