Regulatory consultant Al Korelin and former Portland, Oregon TV news anchor Mike Hartfield launchedThe Korelin-Hartfield Report in 1990. Heard on a small regional radio network, the program covered small regional companies. By the late 90s, the show was airing exclusively on Portland Talk station KUIK. In 2000, KUIK’s then-Program Director Paul Warren took over production of the show, and sat in as an occasional guest co-host.
In 2001, the program began to focus on asset-based investing and macroeconomics. Through the tech, credit and housing bubbles, the program has sought out informed, often opposing viewpoints for listeners, and focused on investment fundamentals.
Beginning in 2002, guests were sent MP3 files of their appearances on the show, and they began forwarding these files to friends and associates. Soon, the download volume made it clear a thriving internet radio program had developed! A dedicated website was created in 2003, and the show attracted a worldwide following.
Following Mike Hartfield’s retirement, Paul Warren became Al Korelin’s regular co-host. The program’s name has changed to The Korelin Economics Report (KE Report), reflecting its change in focus. The radio show has entered syndication, available to 2.7 million radio listeners each week, and thousands more on the internet.
In 2012 Cory Fleck joined the KE Report and has since taken over the financial side of the show. Cory is focused on finding the best analysts and money mangers to share their views on the markets everyday. Cory holds a CPA, CA designation in Canada which helps him find the very best best companies in the resource sector. Al is still involved in the show but is now focused on his passion of politics with KER Politics.