Oregon Logging Conference
Keynote Speaker 2007

Lars Larson

Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records (remember 45s?) and reading news, sports and weather (twice an hour) on KTIL from a little cinderblock building on the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon (75 miles West of Portland).

Twenty-seven years later, he’s only moved 75 miles east to Portland and light years to “the Right”. Emmy and Peabody award winner Lars Larson brings over 30 years of experience as a radio and television journalist to the microphone for three hours of the best talk radio in America. Six hours of daily preparation (and a producer on each coast) keep The Lars Larson Show on top of the news and top-of-mind for listeners across the country.

Along the way, Lars has worked for more than a dozen radio stations and three television stations. Today, Lars holds down the fort from 11am  3pm on Radio Northwest flagship News Radio 750 KXL. His local talk show airs on seventeen stations in the Pacific Northwest (and earns him the biggest local talk radio audience in the region). The national Lars Larson Show (syndicated by Westwood One) launched on September 1, 2003 with 105 stations and grew nearly 50% in the first four months. The show continues to grow and Lars currently has multi-year contracts with both Westwood One and KXL.

Much to his wife Tina’s delight, Lars has picked up more than 70 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional journalists, the National Press Club (as well as the Emmy’s and a Peabody) for his reporting and documentaries.

He has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor”, “Scarborough Country”, “Fox and Friends” and countless local radio shows around the United States. He is a regular contributor to “Brainstorm” and “Talkers” magazine