Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records and reading news, sports and weather at the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon on The Mighty 1590 KTIL.
40 years later, he’s only moved 75 miles east to Portland, and light years to “the Right”. The Emmy and Peabody award winner delivers six hours of radio backed by four decades of experience as a radio and television journalist. Six hours of daily prep keep The Lars Larson Show on top of the news cycle and top-of-mind for listeners across the country.
Along the way, Lars has worked for more than a dozen radio stations and five television stations. Today, Lars holds down the fort from 12pm – 4pm PST on FM News 101 through Alpha Media’s Radio Northwest Network. His local talk show airs on 18 stations in the Pacific Northwest; the biggest local talk radio audience in the region; The national Lars Larson Show, syndicated by Compass Media Networks, launched in September 2003 with 105 stations and grew nearly 50% in the first four months. After 12 years, the show continues to grow. Lars currently has multi-year contracts with both Compass Media Networks and Alpha Media.
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, including two Emmy’s and a Peabody for his reporting and documentaries. He’s a weekly guest on Fox News, and has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor”, “Larry King”, “Scarborough Country”, “Fox and Friends,” BBC radio and countless local radio shows around the United States. Lars can also be seen doing his weekly commentary for KGW News Channel 8 in Portland.