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’s Jim Risch has Advice for Battling Eastern Wildfires
By Wednesday, she could smell the smoke inside the building.
You Can Fish for Free on This One Day in Idaho
For its survival, Fish and Game need to have you develop an interest.
Would Idahoans Fight to Keep Gas Stoves?
This should be a short objection.
Why Idaho Doesn’t Need a Minimum Wage
It raises a question; why even have a minimum wage?
Man Follows History and Oregon Trail Through Idaho
It was, as I mentioned in a previous post, a long and arduous trek.
Twin Falls Among Idaho’s Most Affordable Cities
Housing costs are about the only negative when it comes to living in Idaho.
Woke School District is Cause for School Choice in Idaho
Why do we allow this to happen?
Idahoans Were Buying Fewer Bud Lights Before the LGBTQ Controversy
The controversy over Bud Light simply accelerated the decline of old brews.
Why Idaho is Better Than Washington State
Much of it is fueled by people fleeing Seattle!
The Woke Mob is Alive and Well in Idaho
A rainbow flag is flying outside.
BEWARE: Moose are on the Loose in Idaho
Moose are generally shy.
Faulty GPS Reading Leaves Driver Stranded in Idaho Desert
Some online commenters claim GPS can’t lead anyone that far astray.
History, Tears and Pride Course Through Idaho
In fact, near the Hagerman Fossil Beds.
How Would You React if Approached by an Elk in Idaho?
He stayed calm. I think it was a good choice.
Yellowstone Idiot Exposes Small Child to Big Bison
Because clearly, the warnings aren’t working.
Rain, Allergies and a Green Idaho High Desert
For the first time in several years, I have spring allergies.
Apparently Yellowstone Isn’t the Only Haven for Tourons
I don’t know if hanging over a cliff is stupid or bold.
Take Time and Remember Idaho’s War Dead
The line says freedom isn’t free. I don’t believe you can ever wear it out.
Twin Falls County Sheriff Issues Memorial Day Weekend Warnings
If you’re on the water, have a life vest.
Big City Liberals Believe Idaho Owes Them Wind Energy
We’re staring down the barrel of totalitarianism.