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January 23, 2010



What an interesting read. I had no idea it was that segregated. With all due respect to women cuz' I am one, I don't find all female voices easy to listen to. Even now, I often hear women that sound like valley girls, or shrill. Voices like Rhodes, Rehm, Craft are very listenable for me.

But that's not many. I wish I remembered hearing Jaynie. She must have been the best.


Jaynie is a true groundbreaker. I'm so glad you posted this article. What she had to put up with! And I wonder if things are still the same in radio? You still don't hear that many women DJ's, talk show hosts, or news anchors, unless they are paired with a man. And what about women in radio management? Becky Brenner and Lisa Decker at KMPS, Ursula at KIRO, but the names are few and far between. Thank you for celebrating Jaynie's accomplishments. She's a gem!

Jarman Siegel

I used to fantasize about Jaynie with that wonderful, sexy voice...she was smart, too! that doesn't seem to have been a requirement back then. thanks for this, Michael


Has she done anything on local TV or commercials? She looks familiar.


Sometimes when you have nothing really to say, it's probably better to remain silent instead of forcing your way into a conversation.


It is nice to be remembered as Jaynie Dillon. I loved the listeners and members of The Overnight Club on KOMO, where I spent nearly ten years. Many of The Overnight Club members have remained in touch over the years and are among my closest friends.

Locally, I still do commercials for KLAY 1180 AM, Lakewood. I also enjoy freelance voice work for clients around the world. http://jayniejones.voice123.com

Radio is in my blood (as it is for anyone who has ever had the privilege of being a part of it) and for me it goes back to my dad's generation when he had a live radio show in the '30s and '40s with his musical group "The Cascadians" who wrote their own music, played guitars, and sang on KUJ Radio, Walla Walla.

Then my brother, Dan Todorovich (Dan Tory) followed in the late 1950s and 1960s with a radio career at KTEL, K-HIT, and KUJ, in Walla Walla, then off to KDNC-FM, Spokane.

In 1967 I had my first radio gig at KCYS-FM, Richland.

Even earlier though (from age 11) I was a member of the KTEL Hi-Fi Club when Burl Barer was hosting it.

The Hi-Fi Club was exclusively for teenagers, but I lied about my age in order to join early -- at 11 -- and file on-air news reports about high school news at MacLaughlin High even though I was still in elementary school at the time.

--Jaynie Dillon Jones


KCYS, did that become KORD?

Lucas Foxx

Great story. There is still a tendency around the country to reserve female voices for middays and late night voice tracking. They were still pushing that female voice separation crap as late as 1995 in AC and CHR formats. Maybe they still are.

Jaynie Dillon Jones

I just read in a Facebook post that Angela Kirby is now only allowed to use her first name on the air so she's just "Angela" now.

Burl Barer

Okay your busted! I want back any cases of Coca-Cola you may have won on the Hi-Fi Club!

You are not the only radio star to be corrupted by me at an early age. Charlie Brown used to listen to me on KTEL when he was picking peas in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.


Seems like they want to blame everyone but themselves. They blame the "industry" for this, that and the other thing, but the industry didn't fail, Air America did.

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