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!
Candidates for Twin Falls County Sheriff
The role of Sheriff is in many ways much like it was in colonial times.
Thoughts on National Hamburger Day
I’d say I’ve got a favorite burger joint but I’ve got several.
If You Slow Down You’ll Find Great Comfort Food Here
Speed is how I first found Buster’s.
How to Prevent Your Glasses from fogging When Masked
It’s for the benefit of other shoppers.
Grizzly Attacks Biker in Montana
And he lived to share the story.
Opinion: Washington State’s Governor is Incompetent
I see a couple of choices for Washington voters.
I Visited Blaine County and Lived to Write About My Trip
Life is risky.
Opinion: These Businesses Support Crushing the Economy
Walmart and Amazon can survive a depression.
Silence Means Consent! Brad Little Needs to Hear Dissent!
And stop telling us it was to save Grandma.
Democrats Unanimously Support Little’s Lock Down
Folks, we’re dealing with insanity.
It’s Time for Idaho Governor Brad Little to Forfeit Pay
100,000 business nationwide are already closed for good.
Did Brad Little Close Idaho for Blaine County Campaign Cash?
Just what the heck were these rock headed people thinking?
Can You Outrun the Coming Economic Tsunami?
The water near the beach actually recedes.
Bowling and Burgers Return in Twin Falls
I’m happy ownership came through the storm.
Montana’s Governor Blockades Town Near Yellowstone
The story about Cooke City isn’t really clear why the road is closed.
Opinion: Lefty is Using the Crisis to Stamp out Meat Production
We’re told there’s a meat shortage. Sort of.
Customers Return as Idaho Restaurants Open for Business
But I don’t believe the numbers.
Idaho City Thumbs its Nose at Governor Brad Little
Reminds me of the old Soviet Union
Could Twin Falls and Cassia County Fairs be Cancelled?
The fair was like Christmas in summer.