Peggy La Point
Sun: 4pm – 7pm
Two words I never thought I’d say when I left radio almost 10 years ago. But let me backtrack…
I first started at KINK shortly after moving to Portland from Wisconsin. Having grown up 2,000 miles away, I had no idea how lucky I was to land at the station in town. I worked weekend overnights and fill-in, and learned a LOT about radio. After a few years, I left to work at other stations both on the air and as a producer.
In 1999, another weekend opportunity opened up here and I started hosting ‘Sunday Acoustic Sunrise’. Soon after, the morning show was in need of a producer, and believe it or not, I hesitated a bit before applying for the position. But I’m glad I did. Producing the morning show and working with Les Sarnoff (and Sheila) was a great gig. Yes, the hours were early, the workload full but I loved every minute of it. It was the kind of job where you wake up every morning and there’s a song in your head, and you can’t wait to get to work. All good things end however, and I made the decision to leave in late 2004.
After leaving KINK, I worked six years for TriMet and last year, I began working part-time at Metro as a Waste Reduction Specialist. I also started my own business in 2013, turning my sewing hobby into a small business (psoup handmade). I make totes, bags and accessories from new and reclaimed materials (think banners, wind surfing sails, upholstery fabric scraps, etc).
And now I’m back, working weekends again … and it feels pretty good.
My life is full and I happily share it with my husband, two boys and our dog. We can be found at various baseball diamonds, many bike races, heated chess matches and in the garden. Unless, that is, we’re camping or on our bikes exploring the Pacific Northwest.