News & Program Director
Clint Strand has always held a love for broadcast news. He caught the bug early. At a young age, Strand could be found wandering the Portland, Oregon newsroom where a family member worked, picking the brains and threatening the deadlines of any and all reporters working there. It was here he started to learn firsthand how to tell a story. Before too long, Strand found himself many evenings listening to reporters paint mental pictures. It was only a matter of time before he picked up a brush himself.
In college Strand honed his craft, editing political coverage for the campus newspaper, holding up multiple shifts on Gonzaga’s radio station KAGU-FM, as well as calling the action for his Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s and women’s basketball teams during student broadcasts. For the record, Strand is not bitter the men’s team played their way to the Elite 8 and the national consciousness the spring after his graduation. After earning degrees in political science and journalism from GU, Strand spent his career in the beautiful Lake Chelan and Leavenworth areas, first working his way up to news director for KOZI Radio Lake Chelan, and now for KOHO 101.1. Every day, Strand enjoys telling stories about folks in the community, providing news people can use, and interviewing everyone from Governor Gregoire to Deacon Jones to Jane Goodall.
During his free time, Strand enjoys reading, learning how to cook with ingredients not named ramen, spending way too much time tweaking his fantasy football team and writing explosively mediocre love songs for his wife, Rachel.
News Reporter - Producer
Talk about a home coming. Dan grew up right here in the Wenatchee valley and five
years after saying goodbye, he’s saying hello again. He may be new to the broadcasting world, but his years
of journalism experience provide a strong foundation for radio news.
Dan’s love of writing and telling
stories began at an early age when he wrote his first Star Wars fan fiction in second grade. After crafting a poem
that same year, he was chosen to read it on the air at a local radio station in Minot, North Dakota, where he
spent his early childhood years. Dan’s family relocated to Wenatchee when he was eight, but he never forgot
that first foray into the realm of broadcast.
His journalism career started as a teenager, writing for
Wenatchee High School’s Apple Leaf newspaper and serving as Editor-in-Chief for the WaWa yearbook. Dan spent
his first year at Western Washington University in Bellingham avoiding the idea of being a journalist, until he
wrote an article for the student newspaper, The Western Front.
At that point, Dan realized his passions do
indeed lie in the realm of quality news. After his tenure with the Front, he worked for other WWU student
publications. While on the Klipsun feature news magazine, he covered local musicians and marshal artists, and he
wrote about dairy cow genetics for the Planet, an environmental news magazine.
During some vacation time
after college graduation, Dan explored the Pacific Northwest’s luscious landscapes and bountiful breweries
from Missoula, Montana to Seattle, along with a week in the Hawaiian Islands. His travels landed him back home in
the Wenatchee valley, where a surprising opportunity greeted him – a chance to further pursue his
journalistic aspirations as a news reporter for KOHO radio.
Dan spends the majority of his free time in the
outdoors or with his nose in a book. You’ll find him regularly running or biking the Loop Trail, swimming in
the Columbia River and Lake Chelan, and traversing the endless trail systems of the Wenatchee foothills. He
devours anything sci-fi, fantasy, post-modern fiction, historical fiction and non-fiction, and graphic novels,
usually about the Caped Crusader. Dan enjoys being introduced to amazing new music daily on KOHO. The rest of his
time goes towards his beautiful sisters, his parents, and his family’s 15-year-old cocker spaniel
Dan is always looking for new ideas and tips to bring to KOHO. Feel free to send him any story ideas,
comments or critiques at the email below.