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!
Idaho Gun Owners are Blessed Compared to Other States
It doesn’t mean buying a gun is easy.
Cost of Badger Fire so far Exceeds 5 Million Dollars
As of Tuesday morning, containment of the fire was just under 50 percent.
Opinion: Democrat Party Headquarters is in Kimberly, Idaho
I’m not quite sure what the neighbors think.
VIDEO: There Are Some Thirsty Birds at Murtaugh Lake
This was repeated throughout the weekend.
The Badger Fire Too Close for Comfort at One Dairy Farm
The road could be a natural break.
Badger Fire Flirts With a 100,000 Acre Burn
Now she’s as well worried.
Liberal Believes White People Who Own Dogs are Racist
They brainwash young people.
Video: Sheep Herd Evacuated in Advance of Badger Fire
The caller struggling to move his sheep sounded the voice of despair.
Chronic Wasting Disease is a Threat to Idaho Elk and Deer Herds
Idaho Fish and Game will test your take.
A Witness to the South Hills Badger Fire Describes the Tragedy
Moose, deer and elk are fleeing the area.
Lincoln County Sheriff Remembers Breast Cancer Victims
It’s often a family member or close friend.
A Proposed Cure for Deadly Wildfires
Log it, graze it or watch it burn.
Yes, There Will be Halloween in Twin Falls
As for going house-to-house with your kids, it's a personal responsibility.
A Call to Restore the North American Bison Herds
Now, the challenges still need to be overcome.
The Planet’s Worst Air Quality is Blowing Our Way
Indigenous tribes managed by setting controlled burns.
Opinion: Broke Postal Service Warns of Danger of Voting by Mail
Possibly even a constitutional crisis.
Paul Thompson Wants a Seat in the Idaho Legislature
He has a large team of campaign volunteers.
Opinion: Yes, Californians are Turning Idaho Liberal
Most of the changes are coming on moving vans from California.
New Film an Homage to Smokey and the Bandit
The new movie is called Stand On It.