Brad Dolbeer

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Brad Dolbeer

Mon – Fri: 10am – 2pm; Sat: 10am – 3pm

Host: Vinyl Discovery, The KINK Lunch Box

Brad Dolbeer is a 4th Generation Pacific Northwest native, born in Portland. When he was 12 he became fascinated with the Radio Station KINK and began his plan to become part of that family as well. After many years in Portland Radio at different stations and a stint in Seattle where he helped develop the legendary station “The Mountain”, he returned home in 2006 to apply his experience and talent to his favorite radio station KINK. His passion for music and Portland are the perfect combination for KINK’s continued success.

A true Oregon native, Brad enjoys camping with friends, off-season trips to the Oregon Coast, browsing Powell’s, and enjoying Portland’s many incredible restaurants and of course the unique music scene.  “Coming back home after 15 years in Seattle, I’ve fallen in love all over again with Portland.  This city has grown so much it’s exciting for me to see how well things have developed.”

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.

Cheers!

-Brad



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