Author: Ed Histed

Ed began his radio career almost five decades ago… Back in 1975. He has been an Air Personality, News Director, Sales Manager, Operations Manager, and General Manager at numerous radio stations in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, the Carolinas, and more. He’s even been involved in RF engineering and IT, specializing in configuration of digital automation remote voice tracking systems at one point in his career. Ed was one of 12 people nationwide who were chosen by Google to spend time at their California headquarters to participate in the design and launch of their digital automation after it was acquired from Scott Studios. Although Ed’s background for about 40 years was strongly anchored in music radio, he says the switch to news and information was a natural. Ed has been involved in “spoken word” radio since 2012.
Local News

Third Time’s the Charm??

51 year old George Brooks of Spokane Valley, was arrested three times over two days for various offenses in Union County. His first arrest on July 9 involved trespassing at an ODOT weigh station. Later that day, Brooks was linked to a stolen Nissan Altima found near River Bend Youth Authority. On July 10, he […]

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John Collins Chosen As Grand Marshal

The Union County Fair has announced John Collins as the 2024 Grand Marshal. Collins, who moved to La Grande in 1967, has made significant contributions to the community through sports, real estate, and agriculture. Known for his baseball career and role in the Eastern Sports Hall of Fame, Collins has also been a dedicated supporter […]

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Oregon News

Escaped Fugitive on the Run for 30 Years Headed Back to Oregon After Capture in Georgia

A fugitive who escaped from an Oregon prison work crew 30 years ago has been apprehended in Macon, Georgia. Steven Craig Johnson, now 70, was living under the alias “William Cox,” using a stolen identity he acquired more than a decade ago. Johnson, originally convicted for sexual abuse and sodomy, fled in 1994 from the […]

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La Grande Accepting Nominations for Summer Beautification Awards

La Grande residents can now submit nominations for the 2024 Summer Beautification Awards, celebrating exceptional outdoor spaces in the community. The awards recognize homes and businesses for their outstanding landscapes, eco-friendly designs, or significant outdoor improvements. Nominations are open until July 25th, and the form is available online.

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La Grande Street Closures Set for This Weekend

The La Grande Police Department has announced street closures for the Crazy Days event happening this weekend. On Friday, Depot Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Adams Avenue and Washington Avenue. On Saturday, Adams Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. between 4th Street and Greenwood Street. […]

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Oregon News

Taking Action Against Wolves

A recent increase in wolf attacks in Northeast Oregon has prompted the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to authorize lethal removal actions. On July 10, a wolf from the Tower Mountain Pack in Union County was removed after attacks resulted in the deaths of six sheep and an injured guardian dog. The Ruckel Ridge […]

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Oregon News

Cow Valley Fire Consumes More Than 132,000 Acres

The Cow Valley Fire in eastern Oregon has expanded to over 132,000 acres as of Monday. Fueled by gusty winds, the blaze continues to threaten 30 to 50 homes near Brogan. Firefighters have established a 163-mile fire line and are working around the clock to contain the fire. The Oregon State Fire Marshal has deployed […]

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Tower Mountain Pack Wolf Eliminated

Last week, federal wildlife officials killed an adult female wolf from the Tower Mountain Pack in Union County. That came following attacks on six sheep and a sheep protection dog by wolves from the pack earlier this month. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorized the culling after those incidents, which occurred on July […]

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Oregon News

Lone Rock Fire Consumes More Than 50,000 Acres

Pendleton, Oregon is currently facing unhealthy air quality conditions due to a combination of high temperatures, light winds, and the ongoing Lone Rock Fire. The fire, which has burned over 50,000 acres in North-Central Oregon, has led to Level 3 evacuation orders for some residents. According to the Pendleton Police Department, those with respiratory conditions, […]

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Union County Athletes Honored

The Union County 12U Little League Softball team has claimed the state championship title after a series of impressive performances. The team’s victory in the state tournament earns them a spot in the upcoming regional competition. The young athletes, coached by local volunteers, will now prepare for the regional playoffs, aiming for further success on […]

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