I didn’t set out to host a talk radio show. It all got started as an all request jock on what today would be called “Adult Contemporary”. Then someone told me I should be doing news. Under three years later I was the right-hand man at a station rated as among the five best news-talk products in the country. When I left for TV I spent 22 months as an anchor/reporter and then moved on to work as News Director at two ABC affiliates and one NBC affiliate. The work was drudgery. After six years I was back in radio and began full time work as a talk show host. I’d wetted my chops filling in weekend mornings ten years earlier. This is fun. Everyday. Off-air I can’t even get family to listen. On-air I’m suddenly an expert in politics, culture and relationships. All because someone gave me a microphone. I’ve been revitalized since coming to Idaho. When I was a little boy my parents gave me a puzzle with all 50 states and I even know capitals. I didn’t need directions to get here. In my spare time I point the car randomly and then drive off and take pictures of what I see. The Mountain West is a visual smorgasbord. At home I’m doing three main things and reading is one of my pastimes. I’m always cramped because I own well over one-thousand books (and I’ve given hundreds away). For relaxation I like Washington Nationals baseball, any and all football and hockey. If it involves an elbow in the face I’m happy. It’s like talk radio! Somewhere I’ve got stacks of hardware from the New York State Associated Press. In a closet, I guess. The ceremonies were fun but I never put the awards on a wall (friends have homes that look like shrines). When I was young I was more interested in the Tanqueray served at the banquets and making connections with broadcast colleagues. Today, I’ve no interest in the social network. Years of working in broadcasting and political consulting have left me with the impression none of us are curing cancer. Check the egos at the door and let’s get down to business!
OPINION: Support for Twin Falls Abortion Ban Growing
Many are also pro-life.
Don’t Lose Your Head Snowmobiling in the South Hills
It increases risks of landslides and avalanches.
Rotary Martini Tasting Event in Twin Falls
“Service above self” is a Rotary motto.
Is This Idaho or Iowa?
There is a state map. It’s not Idaho!
Homes Struck by Bullets in Twin Falls County
Deputies can’t be posted there around the clock.
OPINION: My Support for a Twin Falls Abortion Ban
I knew a man named Matthew.
OPINION: All Quiet in Boise as Inauguration Day Approaches
I didn’t expect much Sunday.
Please, Please Scrape Your Windshield
It could be worse.
Some Idaho Patriots Plan to Avoid Capitol Protest
There are some people planning a demonstration in Boise on the 17th.
Conservative Talk Radio May Soon be Purged
Cancel culture doesn't care.
REVIEW: 2nd South Market in Twin Falls
It definitely fills a niche.
Customer Drops Huge Tip on Idaho Restaurant
There are some good souls out there.
OPINION: Governor Little Likely to Concede on COVID Powers
Governor Little broke no laws.
OPINION: Are Confederate Flags Trouble in Idaho Schools?
It’s a bad experience in their lives.
The History of a Famous Idaho Dinosaur
A toy one of his sons loved.
Idaho Expecting Demonstrations at State Capitol
Ammon Bundy even dropped by the Capitol.
Pastor Paul Thompson and Coach Pete Coulson on Election Violence
People are angry and I fully admit I'm one of them.
OPINION: Social Media Purge Just the Beginning
I can't but wonder how much longer you'll be hearing conservative talk radio.
What’s on the Corner of Addison Avenue Where Blu Served Lunch?
I had really just discovered Blu about a year before it closed.
Idaho Man is Sorry for Storming U.S. Capitol
I can see how people can get swept “up in the moment”.