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 and 8 Other States Despise All Things California
While Californian’s don’t like Texas.
A Gun Show is a Good Indicator of Trump Support
The reporter found no Democrats at the gun show.
How to Protect Yourself if Exposed to Coronavirus
The latest coronavirus from China isn’t likely apocalyptic.
Time to End Daylight Saving Time in Idaho
My second thought, I think Idaho could also scrap the split time zone.
If Impeachment Were Regular TV it Would Already be Cancelled
I watched reruns of Star Trek.
Alert: Legalized Marijuana Coming to Idaho
Last summer I visited Weedology in Ontario, Oregon.
Idaho’s Jim Risch has the Best Response to Impeachment
He took a nap.
Longing for Spring in Idaho
Big birds, medium birds and small birds.
Idaho Needs a Law to Keep Boys Out of Girls’ Sports
As parents our greatest responsibility is the safety and well-being of our own children.
Is it Time to Scrap Common Core in Idaho?
The words “teaching to the test” also followed.
A Sensible Refugee Resettlement Program for Idaho
Jose, my neighbor, joined the U.S. Army.
Idaho Enhanced Carry Permits no Longer Valid in Virginia
They like power and they like control.
Idaho Fish & Game Killed More Than 200 Elk Near Shoshone
All of this angered some hunters who believed they should’ve had an opportunity.
A Reason for an Uptick in Idaho Mountain Lion Attacks
I heard a piercing noise I’ve only heard on television.
Democrats Bury a Knife in Bernie Sanders’ Back
I’m reminded of the candidate who was asked, “Do you still beat your wife?”
An Idaho Veteran Demands House Democrats Face Treason Charges
Posey believes Nancy Pelosi and her liberal colleagues are also guilty of treason.
The Twin Falls Church That Sponsors Drag Queen Shows
If you were ministering to drunks would you throw a kegger?
An Idaho Legislator Wants Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens
Guthrie tips his case when he says “undocumented” instead of “illegal”.
Why Retirees Are Moving to Idaho
There are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities.
Glacier National Park Thwarts Greta Thunberg
I was there in September and I didn’t see the signs.