BEND ELKS WIN 7TH STRAIGHT;OWN CORVALLIS KNIGHTS IN 2015

Jordan Wilcox struck out 3 batters on the day

The Bend Elks notched their 14th win of the year Wednesday night at Vince Genna Stadium crushing the Corvallis Knights, 11-5. The Elk’s bats came alive in the 2nd inning after falling down 1-0 to the Knights, when RF Patrick Flynn (Fr. U of Utah) smacked a 2 run home run, driving in  Cooper Hummel… Read More…

Best of Byrd: BILL SCHONELY-CLIMBING THE GOLDEN LADDER AT AGE 86

BILL SCHONELY 86

The man that echoed the phrase…’RIP CITY!!’ turned 86 years of age today. Bill Schonely, or ‘The Schonz’ as he is known to his close friends is the original play by play voice of the Portland Trailblazers, and now a retired NBA Hall of Fame broadcaster. Hear the Schonz talk about how he got the… Read More…

DAN O’BRIEN RETURNS TO TRACK TOWN WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN

DOB4

One of Oregon’s all-time best athletes and Olympic Gold medal Champion, and former world record-holder Dan O’Brien has returned to Oregon for the weekend to be a guest analyst for the OSAA State Track & Field Championships. Watch the Championships LIVE by clicking on to the above link. O’Brien grew up in Klamath Falls and… Read More…

Best of Byrd:ON HEELS OF NFL DRAFT, LILLY & WILCOX OREGON’S BEST OF CLASS

BOB LILLY 74B

It’s arguable that there are other football players drafted from the State of Oregon who have become big names, and became great NFL pros and Champions. But, there may not be two guys who have better resumes then Bob Lilly and Dave Wilcox. Lilly played high school ball in Pendleton, and Wilcox in Vale, and… Read More…

Best of Byrd:BACKTRACKING THE BLAZERS TRAIL 1977 to TODAY

BLAZERS 1977

Hear 3 of the most beloved Trailblazers of all-time as the late great Jerome Kersey, Bobby Gross, and Dave Twardzik reflect on the 1977 NBA Title team, playing for Dr. Jack Ramsay, and the ’90’s playoff runs.          

Best of Byrd:TONY GWYNN A LEGEND WITH OREGON CONNECTIONS

TONY GWYNN3

Without a doubt, one of the best people we were able to have on our Show and interview in our 14 years. Tony Gwynn. Hall of Famer, 15 time MBL All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner, 8-time NL Batting Champion, .338 career batting aveage, 3,141 career hits, and a 20-year Pro. The former San Diego State… Read More…

Best of Byrd:CORVALLIS NATIVE & FINCH TALK ‘THE MASTERS’

amen_corner

Oregon has had its share of great golfers, and PGA pro golfers in the likes of Peter Jacobsen, Brian Henniger, Ben Crane, Robert Garrigus, Bob Gilder, and the latest man trying to make the grade in Jason Allred. Jacobsen tied for 11th in the 1981 Masters, Ben Crane 17th in 2012, and Bob Gilder 14th… Read More…

Best of Byrd:DUKE WINS 5TH NCAA TITLE-KYLE SINGLER REFLECTS

KYLE DUNK

South Medford 2007 graduate Kyle Singler is one of Oregon’s most decorated prep basketball players in history as he won an Oregon State Title, and won the NCAA Championship playing for the Duke Blue Devils in his junior season on the way to earning the Title game ‘MVP’ honors. Singler currently plays in the NBA… Read More…

BREAKFAST WITH THE BLAZERS & COUSIN KERSEY

BLAZERS TEAM

Had a fun morning in-studio on KBND Radio with the Portland Trailblazers ‘Rip City Relay’ presented by Moda Health, and catching up with ‘Mercy, Mercy Jerome Kersey’…and Blazer TV analyst Mike Rice. Jerome, one of the greatest Blazers in franchise history is now leading the charge as ‘Blazer Ambassador’ along with Bob Gross, Briant Grant,… Read More…

WHAT HAPPENED ON ‘THE PICK’ PLAY 20 YEARS AGO

KENNY WHEATON SCORE

Ever wonder just what call the Oregon Ducks made on that infamous day in 1994 when Oregon upset the Washington Huskies at Autzen Stadium? It’s the 20th Anniversary of the legendary ‘Pick,’ or interception by Ducks freshman DB Kenny Wheaton of a Damon Huard pass who raced 97 yards for the game winning TD pushing… Read More…