Ken Vincent

News Director

Ken Vincent has retired. We appreciate the way he shared his expertise with many of our young interns and reporters over the nearly eight years he spent as KVCR's lead journalist and Morning Edition host. We wish him a happy and relaxing retirement as he spends more time in his garden and, as he mentioned, more time on the golf course. Thanks Ken!

Ken Vincent is a veteran of public radio going back, oh, let's just say 30-plus years. Back then, after short stints in commercial radio in his native state of Washington, he broke into public radio as news director and local Morning Edition host for public station KTOO-FM in Juneau, Alaska. In the mid-1980s, he returned to Seattle and over the course of the next 25 years worked a news reporter, local program host, producer, announcer, editor, and program engineer for Seattle NPR station KUOW. At, let's just say, a certain age, he happily fled Pacific Northwest weather to return to a place where he lived briefly when he was younger: Southern California. Now here at 91.9 KVCR for the past let's just say 6-plus years, Ken has considered himself very fortunate to have a job with hours that allow him to bypass rush-hour commutes in order to report on rush-hour commutes. Hear Ken Vincent do Inland Empire traffic, weather, news, and feature interviews weekday mornings on 91.9 KVCR's Morning Edition. Hear, read, and see local, state, and NPR News and podcasts at kvcrnews.org

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Gusty winds are expected to continue today (Tuesday) in parts of the Inland Empire, including the valleys ... the mountains and the San
Gorgonio Pass near Banning. A National Weather Service wind advisory will
remain in effect through noon tomorrow in all three areas. The Coachella Valley
is not included in the wind advisory. The National Weather Service says
powerful winds could whip up sand and dust and create potentially hazardous
driving conditions ... especially for high-profile vehicles. Officials are

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An Inland Empire Democratic newcomer who ran for election last year against San Diego-area Republican Member of Congress Duncan Hunter says he'll run for the 50th Congressional District seat again.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

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After today, the Inland Empire will rain in the valleys and snow in the mountains for perhaps most of the next several days.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A healthy economy and a fresh perspective have prompted new Governor Gavin Newsom to propose some of the most progressive programs and sweeping investments in a California state budget blueprint in years.  For the most part, majority Democrats in the Legislature like the budget proposal, while Republicans have questions and concerns.  Here's more in a report from KVCR's Ken Vincent and Captial Public Radio's Ben Adler.

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Joshua Tree National Park will not be closed to the public beginning this morning after all.  In spite of the partial federal government shutdown, park officials have found some money that will allow them to keep some of the park open, for the time being.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

A new sheriff and two new supervisors were sworn into office yesterday (Tuesday) in Riverside County.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Governor Gavin Newsom wants to en the California National Guard deployment that former Governor Jerry Brown negotiated with the Trump Administration last year.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld two California animal welfare laws by declining to hear challenges to  them.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

  1. A lawsuit has been filed challenging the appointment of a new San Bernardino County Supervisor.
  2. Inland congressman will have leadership role in Democratic majority Congress.
  3. Amtrack offers severance to workers at closing office; Congress gets involved.

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Organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced that Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, and Tame Impala will headline Coachella's two 3-day weekend musical lineup this spring.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Tens of thousands of visitors - many from other countries - are expected to attend the Palm Springs International Film Festival during its 2-week January run.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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New San Bernardino Mayor John Valdivia wants the city to pay for additional staff positions in the Mayor's office, according to a report in the San Bernardino Sun.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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There will be double the New Year's Eve fun in Temecula tonight (Monday).  The city has expanded its popular New Year's Eve "Grape Drop" from one drop to two.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A well-known news reporter and anchor for KTLA TV 5 in Los Angeles, Chris Burrous, was found unresponsive in a Glendale motel room yesterday (Thursday) and later died at a hospital.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Trial has been ordered for the man suspected of starting the Holy Fire that destroyed more than a dozen  homes this summer and forced thousands of people to evacuate.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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At a preliminary hearing to determine whether Holy Fire suspect Forest Gordon Clark can be tried on arson-related charges, a fire investigator told the court that Clark denied starting the fire.  The investigator said Clark insisted that "in a lucid dream," he saw who really started the fire.  More on yesterday's (Wednesday) hearing from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week.

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Due to air quality issues, a no-burn alert has been issued for the Inland Empire today.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The California Highway Patrol Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period begins today.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent. 

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies were enganged in a standoff with a suspect for hours yesterday (Thursday) tyhat reuslted in evacuation of a Wildomar-area neighborhood.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Federal prosecutors allege an Orange County doctor illegally distributed prescription drugs that ended up in the hands of the man who carried out November's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Long-time Inland Empire Economist John Husing wraps up his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the external factors that affect the Inland Empire economy.  Dr. Husing explains how the U.S./China trade war is already affecting the IE's economy.

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Pacific Gas & Eelectric customers in northern and central California could see their bills go up substantially if state regulators approve the utility's proposed rate hike.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

1. Final election results in a couple of close races, now that San Berardino and Riverside Counties have finished counting the votes in a high-turnout election.

2. The owner of an Oak Glen farm is suing the Claremont school distrcit after his social media posts resulted in schools canceling their field trips.

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The Riverside County Transportation Commission voted this week to add a lane to the westbound 91 freeway from Corona to Orange County, with construction of the $42 million project to begin as early as 2020.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A handful of academic researchers from around the Inland Empre were awarded prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grants.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors yesterday (Tuesday) narrowly voted to impose a labor contract on union employees, in spite of opposition from union officials.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

In this segment, Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing defends his disdain for California's rapid push for mostly renewable energy sources by the middle of the century, and gets some pushback from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The Riverside County Board Of Supervisors is expected to vote today (Tuesday) on whether to unilaterally impose a contract on one of its employee unions.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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