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9:05 minutes Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer of KISS talk to Mason about the new album.

Mason talks to Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer about the new album, the KISS brand, live concerts, and why it's all rock and roll.

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11:59 minutes Iris talks to Dan Schauffler about being inducted as a "side player" into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame on October 6, 2012.

Danny Schauffler is not only the gifted sax player for the Crazy 8's, but a great session guy for many other players. The 8's went into the OMHOF a few years ago and have played at several of the induction concerts, so this is his second time being recognized for his musical contributions that keep our city rockin'. He is also a dear friend, who teaches music and makes an impact daily on young musicians. We talk about his career, teaching, and getting the honor once again. I adore this man and his family. ~ Iris

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9:34 minutes Art Alexakis talks to Iris about Everclear being inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

When Art Alexakis moved to Portland and formed his band, Everclear, it was the early 90's and KGON was still just a rock station, not Classic Rock, and we played their music. I asked Art about his musical influences, how he feels about the induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and how he would react to being played on a Classic Rock station. He's charming, smart, and it was a wonderful conversation! Enjoy~ Iris

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14:36 minutes Bill Champlin talks to Iris about his acoustic shows at Jimmy Mak's

As a huge Sons of Champlin fan, and just an overall fan of THE MAN, Bill Champlin, the upcoming two shows at Jimmy Mak's on October 13th will be legendary. One of the best storytellers I've ever met, Bill will be doing a singer/songwriter/storyteller solo show not to be missed. He talks about how the idea got started, the other shows of this kind that he has done, and other projects that are always in that very fertile creative brain of his. Enjoy the ride....Iris

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11:15 minutes Al Pitrelli of Trans-Siberian Orchestra talks to Iris about the new TSO show!

Portland gets two TSO shows on the Sunday after Thanksgiving! That's like a big old Christmas present delivered by Santa himself! This year, we have a new show from Al Pitrelli and the TSO western touring band and we couldn't be happier. Here's the conversation with Iris and Al.

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14:38 minutes Iris talks to Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd!

Lynyrd Skynyrd have released an incredible album called "Last of a Dyin' Breed" and the WHOLE album just rocks! Guitarist, Rickey Medlocke, takes a moment to talk about the album, the hurricanes that were brewing at the time, and what a Lynyrd Skynyrd cruise is like.

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15:19 minutes Iris catches up with Portland's own Duffy Bishop!

Duffy Bishop is a local treasure. She has shared a stage with the likes of Ruth Brown, John Lee Hooker, Lou Rawls, Bonnie Raitt, Shemekia Copeland, Bobby Blue Bland, Bill Champlin, and Bo Diddley who said "She's dangerous" when he played the Crystal Ballroom on his 75th birthday. Duffy and husband Chris Carlson are part of the rich musical landscape of Portland, and they have played KGON events through the years. Again, I'm coming into this as a fan, and I hope you enjoy catching up with her as much as I did!
Cheers,
Iris

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16:44 minutes Ralphie May talks to Jeff Mitchell

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11:51 minutes Supertramp's Roger Hodgson talks to Iris Harrison

Ever since the Crime of the Century album, I've been a huge Supertramp fan! Roger Hodgson talks about his time with the band, the main reason he left and took a break before the solo albums and tours. Also how it was to work with Ringo in the All Starr Band. The tour that is heading to the Oregon Zoo is going to be incredible! Prepare to be amazed.

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13:17 minutes Joe Walsh talks to Jeff Mitchell

Analog Man, Joe Walsh, talks to Jeff Mitchell about the album, the tour, and his day job with The Eagles!

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