Portland, Oregon – July 28, 2022 – iHeartMedia Portland’s Rip City Radio 620 announced today that Dwight Jaynes will join Chad Doing as co-host of the “Rip City Drive,” effective immediately. The “Rip City Drive” broadcasts weekday afternoons from 3 -6 p.m.
As the flagship station for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, Rip City Radio shares Doing and Jaynes’ passion for sports and particularly for Portland’s beloved NBA team. They previously worked together on two other occasions.
Jaynes, who is often referred to as “The Godfather,” has spent 25 years as a Sports Columnist for the “Oregon Journal” and “The Oregonian,” covering the Trail Blazers for eight seasons, and has also co-written two books about the team. His credentials include being named Sportswriter of the Year as well as Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association; and being inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2019 and into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 2017. Jaynes spent 11 years at NBC Sports Northwest, hosting “Talkin’ Ball” and “Posting Up” for which he received two regional Emmy nominations. Prior to that, Jaynes hosted the Morning Sports Page show alongside Doing on KXTG-FM in Portland.
“I am thrilled to be reunited with my former partner,” said Doing. “Dwight is a Hall of Famer for good reason – no one has more experience covering Oregon sports. I look forward to making compelling radio with him every day. His sports knowledge and storytelling are unmatched.”
“I am beyond excited to return to sports talk radio – especially with my old partner Chad Doing, who I believe to be one of the best in the country,” said Jaynes. “The best part of our shows has always been our willingness to take on the tough issues – sports or otherwise – and find creative ways to shape discussion and opinion. At the same time, you never quite know what we’re going to do next … because we don’t!”
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