Dennis Patchin / ESPN 700 Program Director

Dennis Patchin is one of the most recognizable sports personalities in the Pacific Northwest and has been with the KXLY broadcast group since 1984. He has covered everything from the Rose Bowl to the Mariners post-season; from the Spokane Chiefs winning the Memorial Cup to 28 State 'B' Tournaments, 28 Bloomsdays and every Hoopfest.

Along with Rick Lukens, Patchin came up with the idea for Friday Night Sports Extra, which in 2010 celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was one of the first shows of its kind in the nation and is the longest running high school football show in the West.


Dennis also has been the television voice for every team in Spokane and many others around the area, including the Spokane Chiefs, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Washington State Cougars, Idaho Vandals, Eastern Washington Eagles, Whitworth Pirates, Spokane Indians, and G.S.L. football and basketball.


Dennis also was the voice of the Gonzaga Bulldogs on radio for four seasons, during which the Zags went to three straight Sweet 16 tournaments in the post-season. In addition, he was the television voice of Gonzaga Basketball games for five years, and the voice of Big Sky Conference Football for three years on Fox Sports Northwest.


Dennis is the play-by-play announcer for the Spokane Shock, and Eastern Washington Eagle Basketball on 700 ESPN.


He has won an Emmy, and has been voted the most popular television sportscaster ten years and counting by viewers in the annual Inlander poll.


When Dennis has free time, he likes to spend it on the golf course or on his boat at the lake. Dennis recently celebrated his 31st wedding anniversary with his wife Dorothy, a school teacher in Spokane. They have three children, Christopher, Matthew and Lauren and one grandchild, Jackson.


You can contact Dennis at


Rick Lukens/Show Host

Rick Lukens has the Inland Northwest in his blood. His Father was born in Spokane, and his mother grew up on Spokane’s south hill. So deep were these roots that they brought the family over from their Seattle home for exactly one visit--Expo '74.
Rick moved to Spokane in 1983 to work as a Sports Anchor/Reporter at KXLY TV, joining Bud Nameck, and one year later, Dennis Patchin, to form the most successful TV sports team the market has ever known.
Highlights from Rick's time in the Inland Northwest:
Co-creator, along with Dennis Patchin, of Friday Night Sports Extra, the original high school football show in the Pacific Northwest. (Those were fun days.)

6 regional Emmy Awards for reporting (They make great back scratchers)

3 national Edward R. Murrow Awards for reporting. (Snazzy door stops)

Multiple cash prizes in the office football pool and fantasy leagues. (Like taking candy...)

Met and married Teresa who became his wife, and then his co-anchor on TV and radio. (Should this have been mentioned first?)
Rick and Teresa Lukens live in North Spokane. They like to take long walks through their Indian Trail neighborhood. (Rick has not actually gone on one of these walks, but they sound nice)
Their two daughters are proud graduates of North Central High School, and now proud Washington State Cougars.
Rick is now back to reporting sports on his web site, and happy to be back on the air talking sports with his friends.

you can contact rick at, or


Keith Osso / KXLY4 Sports Reporter

Keith began his broadcast career at KXLY4 News as a sports photographer in May of 2003, and then was promoted to sports reporter in July of 2005. Keith is a Spokane native who has lived here his entire life except a short stint in college.

Keith was a two year baseball letterman at North Idaho College where he earned first team all conference honors. He then continued on to Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado where he majored in broadcasting. While at Mesa, Keith earned all-conference all-academic honors in baseball.

Keith is the color commentator for the Spokane Shock on 700 ESPN.

In his free time you can find Keith spending time with his daughter Skylar, his girlfriend Tonya, and his parents Bryan and Cindy.

You can contact Keith at


Vince Grippi/Fill-In Host



Vince Grippi has been intimately connected to the Inland Northwest sports scene since 1983, when he and wife Kim relocated to Spokane from Southern California.

At The Spokesman-Review, Vince worked on the sports copy desk, as an editor in the newsroom, as the papers prep sports editor and as an online columnist before taking on the role of Washington State University beat writer in 2007.

During his time as the Cougar beat writer, Vince grew the S-Rs online coverage at SportsLink, developed a dedicated Twitter following (vinceg55) and appeared weekly as a guest on Dennis Patchins radio shows.

Since retiring from The Spokesman-Review at the start of 2011, Vince has filled a part-time role as the newspapers sports online producer, blogging daily on the papers web site and occasionally covering events.

Vince and Kim, who met while working in the equipment room at the University of California, Irvine while playing baseball and basketball, respectively, have two grown boys, a cat and two dogs.

You can contact Vince at

Steve Pry / The Wingman

Steve has spent the last 31 of his 33 years in Spokane and has worked at KXLY and 700 ESPN The Ticket since September 2007.

A proud graduate of Mead High School class of 1995, Steve also graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2001 with a degree in Electronic Media and Film.

Wingy considers it an honor and a pleasure to work with THE Dennis Patchin on a daily basis. That Keith Osso fellow is pretty cool, too.

You can contact Steve at

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