Lincoln Day Dinner 2017
June 24th @ 5:30pm
At The Vancouver Hilton
Keynote Speaker Lars Larson is a conservative talk radio show host based in Portland, Oregon.
Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records and reading news, sports and weather at the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon on The Mighty 1590 KTIL.
42 years later, he’s only moved 75 miles east to Portland, and light years to “the Right”. The Emmy and Peabody award winner delivers six hours of radio backed by four decades of experience as a radio and television journalist. Six hours of daily prep keep The Lars Larson Show on top of the news cycle and top-of-mind for listeners across the country.
Along the way, Lars has worked for more than a dozen radio stations and five television stations. Today, Lars holds down FM News 101 KXL from 12pm – 4pm PST through Alpha Media’s Radio Northwest Network. His local talk show airs on 20 stations in the Pacific Northwest; the biggest local talk radio audience in the region. The national Lars Larson Show, syndicated by Compass Media Networks, launched in September 2003 with 105 stations and grew nearly 50% in the first four months. After 14 years, the show continues to grow. Lars currently has multi-year contracts with both Compass Media Networks and Alpha Media.
Much to his wife Tina’s delight, Lars has picked up more than 70 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, the National Press Club, including two Emmy’s and a Peabody for his reporting and documentaries. He’s a weekly guest on Fox News, and has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor”, “Larry King Live”, “Scarborough Country”, “Fox and Friends,” BBC radio and countless local radio shows around the United States.
Special Guest Speaker Tomi Lahren is a television and online video host, and a conservative political commentator. She most recently hosted Tomi for TheBlaze. She was previously the host of On Point with Tomi Lahren on One America News Network (OAN).
Her commentary has garnered widespread attention: in late 2016, The New York Times described Lahren as a "rising media star" and BBC News called her "the young Republican who is bigger than Trump on Facebook".
Hoping to find an internship in political commentary, Lahren applied to One America News Network (OAN), obtained an interview, and was instead offered the opportunity to host her own show. She moved to San Diego, California and began working for OAN. On Point with Tomi Lahren debuted in August 2014.
On August 19, 2015, Lahren announced that she had completed her last show with OAN. She moved to Texas, and began a new show with TheBlaze in November 2015. She has become known for ending her program with three-minute segments called "final thoughts" in which she speaks extremely quickly. These segments have become widely popular on social media.