Friday With Jim:
A half-hour with Jim Wilkins hosting conversations with civic leaders
and discussions of current events.

on air: Fridays from 9:30-10:00am on KMUN & KTCB.  Listen to past
episodes
- see below.

Hosted by: Jim Wilkins
Friday With Jim
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Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guests:  Jenna Richenbach and Jan
Horning, candidates for position 5 on the Astoria School Board; Cyndi Mudge,
Director of the Astoria Sunday Market

05/15/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Astoria Police Chief and Assistant
City Manager Brad Johnston.  Community policing and the citizens academy
coming in June.

05/08/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  A conversation with Northwest News
Network corresspondent Anna King. Hanford, downstreamers and the "slow
crawl of contaminants"

05/01/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  A conversation with business analyst
Sandi Benbrook Rieder about the real economy of the rural Lower Columbia
and coastal region.

04/24/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  A conversation with Chris Philips,
Managing Editor of Fisherman's News. Jim and Chris discuss issues facing
commercial fishers on the Columbia.

04/17/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  A conversation with Tillamook Chamber
Executive Director Justin Aufdermauer.  

04/03/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  A membership drive special:  State of
the Stations with Coast Community Radio General Manager Joanne Rideout

03/20/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Tillamook Estuaries Partnership Executive
Director Lisa Phipps.   

03/13/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Astoria City Council member Cindy Price
on changes in the stucture of city council meetings, strategic planning,
hydropower generation and the delay in the new library plans.  

03/06/2015
Friday With Jim/ David Paul, host.  Port of Ilwaco Director Guy Glenn and Andi
Day, Director of the Longbeach Visitors Bureau.  

02/20/2015
Friday With Jim/ David Paul, host.  Wahkiakum  County Public Works Director
Pete Ringen about the new Westport to Puget Island ferry "Oscar B": the last
ferry on the lower Columbia, and one of only 3 on the entire river.  Westport
and Puget Island ferry landings are undergoing renovation to accomodate the
new boat, which will have a greater carrying capacity than the retired ferry.

02/06/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Wahkiakum  County Sheriff Mark Howie
and Wahkiakum Chamber Director Shannon Gildea.  

01/30/2015
Friday With Jim/ David Paul, guest host.  Port of Astoria Executive Director
Jim Knight and Business, Development and Operations Director Michael
Weston.  Port operations and other current issues.   

01/23/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guests:  members of the Committe to
Refresh, Revilatlize and Re-Invigorate the Port of Astoria.  Former port
commissioners Jack Bland, Ric Gerttula and Jim Bergeron.  About a ballot
measure that would make port commissioners appointed positions.  

01/16/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guests:  Viviana Mathews and Tony
Degoode of Clatsop Community Action.  About Clatsop County's Project
Homeless Connect on January 29.  Volunteers are needed to provide
homeless people with services in one place on one day at the Seaside
Convention Center.


01/09/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Rosemary Johnson, retired
Astoria city planner.  The Riverfront Vision plan and how it will affect Astoria's
waterfront, also about town meeting regarding the Bridge Vista area
development limitations under the new plan.

01/02/2015
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  An encore presentation with guest:
Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson.  Post-election direction for NW Oregon.  

12/19/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Skip Hauke, Director of the
Astoria/Warrenton Chamber.  A new events coordinator selection, the Jan
10th Annual Banquet and current projects.

12/12/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Astoria Police Chief and Assistant
City Manager Brad Johnston.  Community policing, heroin in Clatsop County,
pedestrian safety traffic enforcement.

12/05/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Sunset Empire Transportation
Director Jeff Hazen.

11/21/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guests:  Arts Council of Clatsop County
members Cheryl Silverblatt, Harold Gable and Dave Ambrose.
11/14/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Oregon State Senator Betsy
Johnson.  Post election state political forecast, Flood maps and insurance
update.
11/07/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  George McCartlin, Astoria City
Council Candidate, Ward 1
10/31/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Zetty Nemlowill, Astoria City
Council Candidate, Ward 1
10/24/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Cindy Price, Astoria City Council
Candidate, Ward 3
10/17/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Don Larson, fourth-term
candidate for Mayor of Seaside.  
10/03/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Angela Fairless, Community
activist, volunteer and candidate for Mayor of Seaside.  
09/26/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Environmentalist and
photographer Neal Maine on the Necanicum Estuary and a talk he'll give at
the Seaside Library September 25th.
09/19/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Dale Barrett: Candidate for
District 5, Clatsop County Commission
09/12/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Lianne Thompson, Candidate for
District 5, Clatsop County Commission
09/05/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Denise Lofton, Dir. C.R.E.S.T. Jim
and Denise discuss estuary and shoreline planning.
08/29/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Cyndi Mudge, Astoria Sunday
Market
08/22/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guests:  Senator Betsy Johnson and
Kevin Leahy. Topic: revitalizing rural business in Oregon.
08/15/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Astoria mayoral candidate, Larry
Taylor
08/08/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Astoria mayoral candidate,
Arlene LaMear
08/01/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Jason Schermerhorn, Cannon
Beach Police Chief.  Cannon Beach's first participation in the annual Night Out
Against Crime.
07/25/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Dr. Jerry Ostermiller, former
Director Columbia River Maritme Museum.  An encore presentation
07/18/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Lisa Smith, policy analyst.
07/11/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Dr. William Armington,
Radiologist in Astoria.
07/04/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Dr. Jerry Ostermiller, former
Director Columbia River Maritme Museum.
06/27/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Port of Astoria Manager Mike
Westin.  About Port properties, finances, current and future contracts and
expansion possibilities.
06/20/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Commander Kevin Clark, US
Coast Guard Motor Life Boat School
06/13/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Clatsop County District Attorney
Josh Marquis.  The death penalty in Oregon, victim recourse, DUI prosecution
and the drug problem in Clatsop County.
06/06/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  USCG Lt. Scott H. McGrew,
Commanding Officer at Station Cape Dissapointment.
05/30/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Kevin L. Bentle, Coast Guard
Officer In Charge of the Aids to Navigation Team at the Astoria Tongue Point
Facility.  About installing and maintaining lights and buoys in the Columbia
River.
05/23/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Patrick Corcoran of OSU Tsunami
Awareness and Preparedness
05/16/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Astoria Pubic Works Director Ken
Cook Discusses current projects.
05/09/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  KMUN Station engineer Terry
Wilson discusses the new transmitter in Wheeler, also about the Friday With
Jim theme music.
05/02/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Local marketer Tiffany Estes of
Whole Brain Creative.  The marketing challenges of small businesses
04/25/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  USCG Sector Columbia
Commander Captain Bruce Jones. He serves at Captain of the Port for the
Columbia and also the Commander of Air Station Astoria in Warrenton.  The
many jobs of Coast Guard men and women, from rescue swimmers, buoy
tenders and pilots - to vessel inspectors and surf boat crew members.   
04/18/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Skip Hauke from the Astoria
Warrenton Chamber of Commerce.  About the latest marketing efforts and
the annual Crab, Seafood and Wine Fest.
04/11/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Karen Malin, Astoria City Council
member.
04/04/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Drew Herzig, Astoria City Council
member.
03/28/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  
03/21/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Astoria Regatta President Peter
Roscoe.
03/14/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Steve Fick - owner of Fishhawk
Fisheries of Astoria, Oregon and Kenai, Alaska.  Fish allocation on the
Columbia, perspective on Kitzhaber's plan for taking commercial gillnetters
off the main stem of the river.
03/07/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Chris Nemlowill and Jack Harris of
the Fort George Brewery and Public House.
02/28/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Drew Herzig, member of Astoria
City Council.
02/21/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Paul Benoit on his last day as
Astoria City Manager.
02/14/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Zetty Nemlowill, Astoria Planning
Commission and Marketing Director for the Astoria Co-op.
02/07/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Matt Van Ess, Executive Director
of CREST discussing habitat restoration.
01/31/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  John Rowell, Oyster Holdings,
Inc., about oyster production and ocean acidification.
01/24/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Eric Bechard owner Albatross
restaurant and Uniontown Steam Baths.
01/17/2014
Friday With Jim/ Jim Wilkins, host.  Guest:  Astoria Mayor Willis Van Dusen.
01/10/2014
Jim Wilkins was born in Oakland, California and graduated from high school in Carson City,
Nevada. After eight years of college, with three different majors at three different
universities, resulting in no degrees, he moved to Astoria and started a construction
company called Wilkins Construction, specializing in infrastructure improvement projects
for both public and private owners. After thirty three years in that business he sold the
company and began a consulting business called Wilkins Consulting, which he currently
operates. His interests are eclectic and wide ranging and are reflected in the interview
technique he brings to Fridays with Jim on KMUN Community Radio.