Donna Quinn

First Thursdays of Every Month:

A half-hour Community Affairs program — a glimpse into the people, places and things that make the Columbia Pacific Region (and beyond!) unique.

hosted by: Donna Quinn

Donna Quinn has a curious mind so the topics on TOOTS (Talk of Our Towns) are wide-ranging and often surprising. Guests vary from a Crab Fisherman to a quirky author with a newly published tome – and there are many worthwhile non-profits offering valuable services, programs and events who trust that TOOTS can help them get their information out to the public in a powerful way.

TOOTS explores the eclectic and far-reaching interests of the Coast Community Radio audience.  Hopefully it entertains, enlightens, informs, educates and provides a call to action where needed.

Donna is always open to ideas for TOOTS guests and topics so please email her at: and put “TOOTS Ideas” in the topic line. Thank you!

And remember to find a moment today to take a deep breath!

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Join host Donna Quinn as she seeks inspiration and support for changing times with guest Katelyn Staecker, Certified IFS Therapist and trainer. listen12/27/2017
Join host Donna Quinn for this Local Profile of Lynn and Bruce Buckmaster. listen12/21/2017
Join Host Donna Quinn on “Talk Of Our Towns” and meet Sunnie Bell who has just opened the SunFlower Dairy Indoor Walking Park in downtown Astoria. Sunnie is bringing sunshine walking conditions year round as well as nutritional classes at her new business. listen12/13/2017
As winter approaches our thoughts turn to storms and we remember the Great Coastal Gale 10 years ago.  What kind of emergency communication services worked for the North Coast then and how are our emergency service experts working on new plans to prepare for this winter?  Join Host Donna Quinn on TOOTS and her guests, Vincent Aarts, Deputy Director of Clatsop County Emergency Management, Don Hillgaertner of Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club, and Terry Wilson KMUN Coast Community Radio Engineer and Ham Radio Operator.  listen11/29/2017
Join host Donna Quinn for Talk of Our Towns. This week we hear about this year’s Fort George Magnanimous Mug Award nominees and their causes – and meet past winners Jeff Daly of THE GLAM TRAM and Dulcye Taylor of ADHDA along with Brad Blaser of Fort George who will explain how all this goodness got started two years ago! listen11/22/2017
Join Host Donna Quinn on “Talk of Our Towns” and find out about the good work Surfrider Foundation is doing worldwide and here on the North Coast. Surfrider is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Donna’s guests are Jesse Jones, Surfrider Blue Water Task Force Coordinator and Briana Goodwin, Surfrider Oregon Field Manager. listen11/15/2017
Join Host Donna Quinn on Talk of Our Towns. Donna's guest this week is Nan Devlin, Director of Tourism and Interim Director of Economic Development for Tillamook. They're talking about new tourism opportunities in Tillamook and in Tillamook County, as well as the expansion of the Cheese Factory and what the Economic outlook is like for this part of the Coast.  listen11/08/2017
join host Donna  Quinn as she talks with guests about Iron Chef Goes Coastal.  Jennifer Holen, Executive Director of United Way of Clatsop County (and co-owner of Baked Alaska)  along with all four competing chefs – last year’s winners, Jonathan Hoffman of Chef’s Table and John Sowa from Sweet Basil will be there along with the Chefs of Silver Salmon and Osprey Café. listen11/01/2017
On this week's Talk of Our Towns, host Donna Quinn. Donna's guests are Lindsay Nicholas and Josh Saranpaa, of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. They'll be talking about the upcoming Founders Day dinner fundraiser.  listen10/25/2017
Join Host Donna Quinn for a weekly discussion about what's up on the Coast. Today Donna talks with guests Cheryl Johnson and Jen Rouda who'll talk with Donna about the “Pennies for Piggies” fundraiser at local schools for the Astoria Public Library. Donna will also interview Kate Deeks who founded the Write Astoria group at the Astoria Public Library and are having a first reading for their writers this week. listen10/18/2017

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