Sally Showman, Koin 6 Meteorologist is a native north-westerner, growing up in Seattle and getting her start in Idaho Falls, Spokane and now at our CBS affiliate. Sally graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in journalism. In 2012 she completed Mississippi State's Meteorology Certificate program. I call her the "Spark" of Koin News because she has such personality on the screen without it being forced or some consultant coaching her how to pull it off. This young lady has it and Koin is lucky to have her. Here's my ten questions for Sally Showman.
1: Favorite Restaurant?
Caffé Mingo. Best Italian food I’ve tasted in Portland. Favorite dish? Sugo pasta. The braised beef melts in your mouth.
2: Last book read?
The Puppy Survival Book. I’m getting a baby Golden Retriever at the end of August! His name is Tucker and he’s adorable. I am a little biased, though.
3: Dream Car?
That’s tough. If there was a Range Rover that wasn’t a gas guzzler I’d be a big fan. I love sitting up higher in a car.
4: Last great movie?
Favorite of all time: Love Actually. I was studying abroad in London when it came out. I love the storyline and I love seeing London on the big screen.
5: What radio station is currently set on your car radio?
98.7 The Bull. Love country music. Huge Zac Brown fan. By the way…did you know he and his wife gave birth to a 11.7 lb baby earlier this year. WOW.
6: Favorite Getaway?
7: Does Sally have a hobby or collect?
I love running. I’m always training for my next half marathon
8: Pet Peeve?
Slow walkers. I like to walk at a good clip.
9: Favorite place to shop?
Nordstrom. Their customer service is awesome
10: A secret that we don't know about you?
I’m a night owl. If I wasn’t working the morning show, I’d be going to sleep at 1:45am instead of waking up.
Catch Sally on Koin's new weekday morning show. She will give you a great start for the day. The new crew of the morning show is a great improvement to the station.
On October 26, 1959 the "Meier & Frank" department store opened its new "M&F Skyliner Monorail" which was suspended from the Toyland ceiling, 15 feet above the 10th floor. It took six months of planning and two months to install. The M&F Skyliner Monorail was the first of its kind West of the Mississippi. The "Rocket Express" monorail at Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia had been in operation since 1946. The M&F Skyliner Monorail had three aluminum cars and carried 24 (children) passengers per trip. The Skyliner circled 300 feet of track around the auditorium every few minutes. Passengers were bolt locked in for safety.
Meier & Frank ads publicized the new aerial: "Ride The Exclusive M&F Skyliner Monorail. For boys and girls under 12. It's a thrill to see the panorama of the West's greatest Toyland from the fabulous monorail suspended from the ceiling! 10c." In 1962 Meier & Frank made it possible to "Write to Santa Claus, he will answer your letter or card and send you TICKETS FOR FREE RIDE'S ON THE SKYLINER MONORAIL. Address him in care of Meier & Frank's -- Downtown, Portland 4, Oregon."
A few years ago I was visiting the KPTV studios and met Stephanie Kralevich who was floating around the studios doing a little bit of everything from being on camera to helping produce segments. I told the G.M at the time that Stephanie should be used more on camera and that she had that special spark. Today Stephanie is a meteorologist at Fox 12 and will have a very successful career. Stephanie was born in Gresham and graduated from the University of Oregon. A TV station in Medford was her training ground before joining KPTV.
#1: FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
Marino Adriatic Cafe on SE 41st & Division
#2: FAVORITE MOVIE?
I love documentaries. If I had to pick a favorite...It would have to be Grey Gardens (the documentary, not the made for TV movie)
#3: PERSON YOU WOULD LOVE TO MEET?
Any of The Beatles.
#4: FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST?
I like the oldies. It's a toss up between Kenny Loggins and Steely Dan
#5: WHAT IS ALWAYS IN STEPHANIE'S FRIDGE?
#6: FAVORITE WEB SITE?
Mark Nelsen's Weather Page. I pasted the link below. It has a link to every weather-related website you can imagine, including his blog. If you are all interested in the weather, his blog is a must read.
This is kind of embarrassing. I just finished "Brady Brady Brady: The complete story of the Brady Bunch, "by the shows producers, Lloyd & Sherwood Schwartz. I grew up watching all of the Brady Bunch re-runs and I have read every Brady biography out there!
#8: BEST BAR IN TOWN?
Element Restaurant & Bar. It's a brand new place on SW 12th & Morrison. They have a drink called "Blonde Ambition", made with grapefruit-infused Belvedere. I'm not really into martinis...but that drink is so grape fruity and delicious.
#9: STUMPTOWN OR STARBUCKS?
Stumptown, everyday twice on Sunday! Their "Hair Bender Blend" will put lead in your pencil!
#10: YOUR FAVORITE RADIO STATION?
Oldies 106.7FM. If I'm looking for traffic and weather updates, then it's KPAM 860.
Koin Tv hit the talent jackpot with this young man who is co-hosting with Kacey Montoya on the early morning news show. Matt Brode has that natural gift of being on TV without the staged presentation. Very rare these days! Here are my 10 questions for Matt.
1- Have you found a favorite restaurant in town yet?
So many, this city is an oasis of culinary splendor. Aside from the Beaverton McDonald's (joke) I'd have to say Andina.
#2- Last book read?
I read everything. Last book I read was "The girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - Favorite book "A Confederacy of Dunces"
#3- Most visited web sites:
Facebook, Twitter,mgoblue.com, Koin weather page
#4- Your prediction for the weather in December?
La Nina baby!!! It's a strong one, so run for your lives. Cold and wet!
#5- Favorite movie of all time?
The Big Lebowski. (Anything Coen Brother's)
#6- What is in Matt's fridge?
Expired eggs and milk.
Playing my guitar, listening to music, Tae Kwon Do and Michigan football. Watching snowstorms and studying Great Lake Shipwrecks. I'm obsessed with Northern Michigan and Lake Superior.
#8- Worst on camera moment?
So many. Dropping weather clickers on the floor and kicking them under the desk. Or the time I said "A thin deck of clouds" ...only I didn't say "Deck"
#9: Person you would like to meet?
Jerry Garcia, John Lennon, Albert Einstein, His Holiness Dalai Lama and I would love to ask Moses how he parted the sea- That is some power!
#10- Secret about co-host Kacey Montoya?
Despite her captivating on air prowess and beauty, Kacey Montoya is a genuine journalist who would just as much stay behind the scenes if it meant getting the truth.
The excitement is mounting about the arrival of Phil Stanford's latest true crime book "The Peyton-Allan Files" which is a fascinating story about the double murder that took place in 1960. Portland was slowly changing as a city, Kisn Radio was on every teenagers radio dial, corruption was alive in the police department and city hall and the headlines were big and bold about this story which went on for years. Here are my 10 questions for Phil:
1- Your true-crime book about the double killing on a lovers lane in Stumptown is out soon, from start to finish, how long did the book take you to finish and get to the publisher?
Counting the research, about three years. The writing itself too about six months.
2: Any thoughts on your next project?
Already working on it- "Rose City Vice" which will be true cops & robbers stories from the 70's and 80's. What a time it was!
#3: Favorite Stumptown restaurant?
Papa Hayden's in Sellwood, also Horse's Brass for great fish & chips.
#4: Last book read?
"A man in Full" by Tom Wolfe. Boy, is he good.
#5: Your favorite true crime book?
Hard to say, but probably "My Dark Places" by James Ellroy
#6: Favorite movie of all time?
Woody Allen's "Bullets over Broadway". I can watch that one again & again.
#7: What is always in Phil's fridge?
Celery. Not very exciting, I know.
#8: Favorite web site to visit?
www.bojack.org (I consider Jack Bogdanski a great columnist)
#9: Person you would enjoy meeting?
Willie Nelson or Muhammad Ali. My two heroes.
#10: Favorite place to vacation?
Couldn't say because it's been so long. Whenever I get away, it's usually to visit family in Austin, LA, Philadelphia or DC.
WAYNE & SHAUNA ARE THE ULTIMATE NEWS ANCHOR TEAM IN STUMPTOWN. THIS DUO COULD VERY WELL BE THE BEST CHEMISTRY ON AIR IN THE HISTORY OF PDX TV NEWS. WAYNE STARTED AS A DISC JOCKEY AND SPORTS ANNOUNCER IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. WAYNE HAS THAT REAL YOUNG LOOK BUT HAS BEEN IN BROADCASTING THIRTY YEARS WINNING EMMYS ALONG THE WAY! HERE ARE MY 10 QUESTIONS FOR WAYNE GARCIA!
#1: Favorite local restaurant?
Tough. Rheinlander would be up there but probably Fire on the Mountain. Incredible wings, great beer, who needs more?
#2: Last book read?
I constantly read travel books.. the last one I read was on Baja California. Or was it Thailand. Lonely Planet are my fav.
#3: Favorite TV show (other than the 10:00 news of course!)
24. Boo that it’s over. College football would be next in line.
#4: What is always in Wayne's fridge?
Sriracha Sauce, string cheese, Bridgeport IPA.
#5: Favorite web site to visit (other than the stump of course!)
#6: Person most interested in meeting dead or alive?
That’s easy… Jimmy Buffett. I’ve been a Parrothead since about 1977.
#7: What would readers be surprised to know about you Wayne?
I was born in a car, can play a little guitar, and can make some mean crepes.
Working on my VW buses… (yes I have two 1979 buses, don’t call them vans) and watching Timbers soccer and Aztec Football. (As in San Diego State.) And camping.
#9: Favorite vacation spot?
It’s so unimaginative, but I always have a great time in Hawaii.
#10: Disappointing celeb encounter?
Elton John. Actually Elton was nice, but his people weren’t who scolded me for interviewing him 30 minutes after I’d finished.