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WAKE UP BEND!

Join Glenn Vaagen and Bill Baker for WAKE UP BEND! weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on News Radio Central Oregon 1340 KBNW. We bring you the latest local, region and national news from the KBNW news room (and the ABC Radio Network), local sports, local business news with Troy Reinhart of Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management, as well as the latest national economic updates from The Wall Street Journal.

WAKE UP BEND! won the Oregon Association of Broadcasters 2009 Best Radio Newscast, and 2009 Best Radio Single News Story. Find out why. WAKE UP BEND!, weekday mornings starting at 6 am on News Radio Central Oregon 1340 KBNW, now simulcasting on 96.5 FM.

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Bill Baker

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Glenn Vaagen

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Maggie Johnson

 

Bill Baker

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

Glenn Vaagen is the Program Director of News Radio Central Oregon 1340 KBNW and host of Wake Up Bend! 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

Maggie Johnson is chief meteorologist for WAKE UP BEND! on News Radio Central Oregon 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).

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