I grew up in McMinnville Oregon. Radio started for me at a small Community College in Gresham, Oregon where I got horrible grades in all my classes except my radio classes….and right then and there I realized that radio must be my true calling! Either radio, or being a drying paint watcher…radio seemed more fun! My 1st real radio job at age 19 In Kelso, Washington paid $600 a month working the exciting and riveting hours of midnight-6! Turntables, records (those circular vinyl things) and a live microphone….I was in Valhalla (Even though I had only 4.8 listeners)!!
My good friend Monte Turner offered me a job here in Missoula Mt (I’d never even been to Montana before) in 1984, and I’ve been here ever since! I love long walks on the beach, puppies, and sunsets (but lets keep that between us, ok?)
I can’t believe that I actually get paid to get up early, drink coffee, and talk every day. Well….ok, there may be a bit more to it than that… but honestly, most people would pay me to shut up and yet I keep finding paychecks in my in-box. Now how cool is that?!? It’s also fun to work with Rick and our very own John Ryan every morning! Rick and I have known each other more than half our lives, are neighbors, and our families are tight. If you think we’re get after each other on the air, you should hear the off-mic debates! But it’s all in good fun and we are truly very good friends. We have to be or we’d throttle each other! LOL!
In my “real life” I grew up in California, but graduated high school in Hamilton (Go Broncs!). I’ve been happily married to Bob for 31 years. He is also amazed that I get paid to talk and is openly envious of Rick’s mute button! We have 2 great sons, a wonderful future daughter-in-law, and two adorable and nearly perfect little grand-girlies. What can I say…. we started very young! I have my own business and spent a lot of years on a number of boards and committees, but have cut back to watch the girls during the week. And with the little ones around life is NEVER dull! I can’t decide if they are keeping me young or aging me in dog years…but I’m banking on the latter.
We have several animals, including the infamous Gunner you hear Rick insult so much. Lucky for Rick Gunner is a Mastiff with a really good sense of humor and is too lazy to chase Rick down.
Love to travel, eat, and putz around the house. Love photography, auctions, antiques and old junk, and consistently swear I’m going to make time to read more. Belong to an awesome church and am truly thankful and amazed that God has chosen to bless our family so abundantly.
Thanks for spending part of your mornings with us! Give us a call…..You guys are what makes it fun for us!
Ed “Fast Eddie” Donohue
Just so you know, I got my name from an old radio guy named Wolfman Jack. We did a radio show in Great Falls some years (decades) ago. He called me Fast Eddie and it stuck. I’m pretty much convinced that this name is better than the one I was given to use on the air at a station in California. Harry Wolff. What do you think?Okay, so, here are a few more things you should know:
1) I can quote Star Trek better than you and all your friends, so don’t even try.
2) I know the difference between your and you’re, but I won’t lash out when you make that mistake…again. Different story, though, for could of and could HAVE!
3) One day I woke up & I felt bad because blink-182 broke up. Then I remembered all the small things and I went back to sleep and woke up the following morning and decided to be on the radio, so here I am.
Thanks for listening.