Newsradio 1300/103.9 KACI and KIHR AM 1340/98.3 FM deliver the most complete morning news programming in the Mid-Columbia every weekday morning.
Mid-Columbia Mornings starts at 6:05 a.m., as Mark Bailey hosts with a comprehensive look at local and regional news, sports, and weather. The Northwest Ag Information Network brings our diverse farming community a complete look at the world of agriculture, ABC News delivers the national scene, Dave Ramsey offers his advice on money, Kim Komando has the latest in tech news, and David Weiss brings us his Slice of Live. We also have ski and recreational reports in season.
At 8:05 a.m. Mark is joined by Jeff Skye for Mid-Columbia Today, as they question newsmakers from throughout the Gorge. The show covers everything from poltiics to health, and more! And it’s all done without taking eveything too seriously.
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Mark Bailey has hosted Mid-Columbia Today since January of 1998, since the show began to air both on KIHR in Hood River and KACI-AM in The Dalles. Bailey also serves as the Director of Programming for all of the Bicoastal Media Columbia River stations. He’s also been the voice of Hood River Valley High School athletics for 28 years, and is a primary play-by-play voice on the OSAA Radio Network’s coverage of Oregon high school football, basketball, and baseball post-season games. Mark grew up in Eugene, is a graduate of Washington State University, and lives in Hood River with his wife Jacqueline.
Jeff Skye is a life-long Oregonian who was born in Pendleton and grew up in Bend, graduating from Bend High School. After graduation, he moved to Baker (now Baker City), and eventually worked for over seven years with the Baker Family YMCA. He left Baker for about a year and then returned, going to work for radio station KBKR. After leaving there, he went to National Broadcasting School, where he was named Valedictorian. Jeff was then hired by KIHR in May of 1989, and has been there ever since.