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We're Locally Owned And Fiercely Independent!
Charlie Eads has been the owner and general manager of mid-valley radio stations KGAL and KSHO since the purchase of KGAL by Eads Broadcasting Corporation in1981. Before that, he was the sales manager and general manager for the previous owner. Charlie started in broadcasting in Oregon in 1976. He also built and owned 102.3 FM and sold it to operators in Eugene. He was part owner of a radio station in Portland for two years.
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Charlie Eads has been recognized as Oregon Broadcaster of the Year by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters
Charlie has lived in Albany for 26 years. He has served on the United Way and Red Cross boards, is a charter member and past-president of the Greater Albany Rotary Club, was the first chairman of the Albany Visitors Association (then called the Albany Convention & Visitors Commission), is past president and member of the Albany Concert Band, is a past board member of the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and continues to serve on numerous committees and non-profit and community organizations.
Charlie Eads credits the recognition to longevity and a strong and uncompromising commitment to the mid-valley on the part of the ownership, management, and staff of KGAL/KSHO. "As one of the few locally owned operations in the state," he said, "we are completely dependent on our local communities for our success."
KGAL AM 1580 is a news/talk/sports station featuring local news and talk and syndicated talk shows such as Bill O'Reilly, Michael Medved, Lars Larson, Sean Hannity, Larry King, and others. The "Valley Talk" daily local talk show features local government and events. The station also carries Lebanon High School sports and the Seattle Seahawks and Oregon Ducks.

KSHO AM 920 went on the air in 1950 and now features an Adult Standards format with popular music from the '30s to today. In addition, the station carries West Albany High School sports.

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Whether you’re a local small business, a big state-wide business, or a national chain, KGAL SmartTalk 1580, KSHO AM & FM, and the Action Stream can tell your business story to our listeners.

We also offer a variety of marketing and promotional services, customized for your business.

You’re not just our client.  You’re our partner.  Your success matters to us.  Let us tell your business story.  We do the work.  You get the results.  We can take care of your advertising and marketing needs.

We Are Committed To Super-Serving Our Local Community.

albany psaKGAL & KSHO Radio are involved in supporting local charities, cultural activities, and schools. The stations are sponsors of both the River Rhythms and Mondays at Monteith concerts in Albany and the To Your Health Concert Series in Lebanon.

Charlie Eads does the booking of acts for Mondays at Monteith in conjunction with Albany Parks & Recreation. Our stations have a strong focus on local events, issues, entertainment, civic functions, as well as, charitable causes.

We take pride in being an important part of the fabric of our community. We also love taking part in community events and getting behind local causes that affect our listeners.

We are extremely proud of our commitment as the community radio stations that actively support hundreds of worthwhile causes. 




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