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!
Llama or Alpaca in Twin Falls?
Do llamas actually spit at people or is it a myth?
Twin Falls Police Are Looking Out For LGBT+
First, hating someone isn’t nice, although. I’m not sure it’s illegal.
Video: Idaho Farmers Save Neighbor’s Potato Crop Before Freeze
I’m not sure the bond exists with the same strength in suburban and urban America.
Thankfully We Won’t See California’s Energy Issues in Idaho
The power company doesn’t want any more lawsuits in a lawsuit happy state.
How You Can Help Honor an Idaho Veteran at Christmas
Wreaths cost just 15 dollars each. You can purchase several.
Christopher Columbus Pushed Aside for Indigenous Peoples in Idaho
History, no matter where you came from, is filled with misunderstanding.
There’s a Prediction of Gas Below a Dollar a Gallon
Consider the fracking revolution would come tumbling down in America with a price crash.
Opposition Grows to Medical Marijuana in Idaho
The wording of the measure could allow family members to each grow another 6 plants.
Idaho’s Largest Private Landowners Still Don’t Rival the Federal Government
The family needs land to produce a product that made the state famous.
The Aliens in the Nighttime Sky South of Twin Falls
it’s a place ripe for an encounter.
Halloween: A Time for Outlandish Decorating
When it comes to Halloween, it now appears to rival Christmas in sparing no expense.
Idaho’s Favorite Halloween Candy is the Nation’s Most Hated
Wax Coke Bottles finished as only 4th worst.
Does Your Dog Actually Love You?
When your dog sees you after a prolonged absence, the animals brain “lights up”.
Opinion: We Need a Nationwide Rally in Support of the President
We’re at a crossroad.
This is Why People Are Fleeing Portland and Seattle for Idaho
Because a small percentage of Oregon’s population can’t figure out where to pee.
Listen America, Don’t Confuse Idaho With Indiana or Iowa
There aren’t two places called Indiana.
How to Bake Potatoes (the Right Way)
The approach is popular in England.
Stephen Hartgen Writes Book About Changes in Magic Valley
He’s had a long look at the region from several career angles.
Ken Burns Country Music Documentary Worth Your Time
My parents were devoted country music fans. Especially my dad.
Opinion: Media Gives Biden a Free Pass on Ukraine
Do journalists routinely stop asking questions when a government issues a report?