Computer Hacks, Software Issues & KOMO Radio Cleans House

Wayne Garcia anchors the 8, 10, and 11 pm newscasts on FOX 12 and FOX 12 Plus/KPTV Portland. Garcia has been off the desk as he recovers after treatment for a retinal tear in his right eye.

Ed Ronco, KNKX FM afternoon drive anchor, has encountered issues with the voice to text software used at the station. “Our transcription software still doesn’t quite know “KNKX,” but I will say it’s come a long way since “You’re listening to All Things Considered on pancakes.”

Lincoln Graves with a collection of ‘tag out’ locations as he winds down his time at KATU news (Portland). “It’s amazing where news can lead you in 10 years. I realize there’s no better way to get to know a place than being a reporter.”


Jill Taylor still remembers how to operate the CD playback device at Star 101.5 KPLZ. Good thing, since the station, now part of the Lotus cluster in Seattle, was hit by a cyber hack at the KOMO Plaza facilities last week. The computers, phones, and other programming media were inoperative while computer forensic experts tried to sort out the damage.


Jill Taylor – KPLZ FM


Listeners have had opportunity to win a KOMO News Radio wind-up radio during the Ari Hoffman program, afternoons on 570 KVI. Those KOMO 1000 t-shirts will be collector items too. KVI Producer, Big Mike, demonstrates the usefulness of the radio being given away.


Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. - Jason Remington Airchecks

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