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!
You Can Sound Off on Idaho’s Lava Ridge Wind Debacle
A good turnout is an important factor.
Old Man Winter Hammers Idaho Drought
As of this writing, the snowpack in Idaho is 108 percent above average for late January.
Why Idaho is Better Than Montana, Chapter Two
They got to B when it came to naming cities and pretty much stopped there.
Wind Turbines are Collapsing: Warning for Idaho
Wind turbines are falling down, falling down…
The New Oregon Trail Ends in a Path to Idaho
Guys in Burns have little in common with guys in Portland.
Idaho’s Most Common Surnames (Last) are a Familiar List
There are regional influences in Idaho.
Tragedy Strikes Idaho’s Finest Burger Joint
The café also attracts owners of classic and antique cars and hosts shows.
Idaho’s Favorite Baby Names? The O’s Are Tops!
It’s in the top five for boys.
Liberals Want Facebook to Silence Critics of Idaho Wind Farms
The left claims these pernicious lies and rumors are being spread by social media.
A Solution for a Parched Idaho Could Come From Thin Air
The panels are $2,000 each.
If Idaho’s Lava Ridge Wind Project is Approved, Expect Violence
Opposition is wide and deep across the political spectrum.
The Tree Huggers Invade Idaho’s Capitol
If tree huggers host an event and nobody comes, does it make a sound?
ALERT: Idaho Drought Shows Signs of Easing
The band south of the Snake River is also shrinking.
Moose Attacks Idaho Woman Near Sun Valley
Judging by her injuries, she may also have been stomped.
Idaho Designated One of the Worst Places for Wildfires
Are we getting more big fires than in the past?
FACT: More Than Half of Idahoans Were Born Elsewhere
Idaho remains among the top destinations for retirees.
ALERT: Scientists Warn Idaho Will Get Even Drier
Belly aching isn’t a solution. It just wastes time.
You Can Use Deadly Force to Stop a Felony in Idaho
You still need to live with your conscience.
An Idaho Neighbor Moves to Ban Electric Cars
It gets cold there.
Some Idaho legislators Refuse to Protect Kids From Predators
Children and children’s safety should be priority number one.