iHeartMedia Conservative Talk 1190 KEX Portland OR has announced the return of Mark Mason for 12-3pm duties starting Monday, January 23.
Mason and co-host Dave Anderson exited the 3-5pm slot at KEX in July 2013 after 18 yeas at the station. The duo moved to Pamplin Media Group’s 860 KPAM until Anderson’s death in early 2016 and Mason’s exit in November. He will now replace Michael Castner, who departed in November, back at KEX.
Mason will continue to serve as public address announcer for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.
News Radio 1190 KEX, Portland’s News, Traffic & Weather station, announced today the debut of the Mark Mason Show, a new midday program with local on-air personality Mark Mason, effective immediately. Mason, who will return to the station after a three-year hiatus, will broadcast weekdays from noon to 3 p.m.
Mason will entertain Portland listeners with his uplifting perspective on pop culture, national news, politics and currents events, as well as reports on local news, traffic and weather.
“We are thrilled to have Mark back home at KEX where he belongs. The place just hasn’t been the same without him,” said Cort Webber, Program Director for News Radio 1190 KEX. “We’re excited to kick off a new year and a new administration with a new show from an old friend.”
Previously, Mason co-hosted News Radio 1190 KEX’s Mark and Dave Show for 18 years with Dave Anderson, who passed away in 2016 from pancreatic cancer.
“After I lost my good friend and co-host Dave Anderson, my perspective on life changed and I wanted to return the Portland community that embraced me,” said Mason. “I’m excited to return to the KEX family and bring my 100% hate-free brand of talk radio back to Portland.”
Mason will continue to serve as the public address announcer for the Portland Trailblazers, a role he has held for 21 years.