His broadcast career began in Washington State at KRSC in Othello. Because he was operating with an "FCC Provisional Permit" he was also attending classes in Spokane that ultimately required testing for FCC licensing in Seattle. His frequent visits to Spokane provided introductions to some of Spokane's (and later, Seattle's) best radio personalities including Gary Giorgi, Dave Rogers, Randy Evans (Ichabod Caine), Tracy Mitchell, John Sherman and Charlie Brown. It was Gary Giorgi that told Kelly to get his license and "get out of here."
Two opportunities presented themselves, the first in Blythe, California and the second in Juneau, Alaska. The salary was better in Blythe, but the adventure appeared better in Alaska! 4 days later Kelly was the only person manning KINY as the rest of the Air Talent had gone to play a charity basketball game. The adventure had begun!
To date, Kelly has been Air Talent, TV Operator/Camera man & TV Program Director (KINY-TV), Music Director, Public Service Director, Program Director, Operations Manager and Assistant Chief Engineer for KINY and KSUP (MIX 106). He also currently serves as Operations & Program Manager for Juneau Radio Center. (TAKU 105, 630/KJNO, 1330/KXJ, MIX 106 & 800/KINY)
Light Rain and 51 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are from the Southeast at 17.3 gusting to 24.2 MPH (15 gusting to 21 KT). The pressure is 998.8 mb and the humidity is 89%. The wind chill is 45. Last Updated on Sep 27 2020, 1:53 pm AKDT.