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!
A Lesson From France About Why Red Flag Laws Don’t Work
I’m told it isn’t easy to get a gun in France. The place has still had multiple and horrific attacks with guns over the last half decade. I’m not sure red flag laws would make any difference for the shooters and terrorists who’ve been heavily armed. They somehow have plans and somehow get their h…
This Place Is Said To Be Idaho’s Smallest Town
A population of 3 as of July.
Idaho Teachers Are Using Common Core As A Crutch (Opinion)
Has student proficiency improved after almost a decade?
Why Poachers Threaten Idaho’s Environment (Opinion)
The killer simply was a jerk.
Oregon College Students Claim Steve Martin A Racist
It featured relics of the Egyptian King Tut.
How To Share Your 2 Cents On Idaho Common Core
Parents in several counties signed petitions asking for redress.
Idaho Beef Industry Responds To Tax Threats
There will be tremendous pressure from party activists to deliver the Green New Deal.
Idaho Woman Is First Marine Corps F-35 Pilot
Captain Satz spent more than 300 hours in the air while training
Utah Girl Killed By Falling Rocks
Two siblings and her parents weren’t seriously hurt.
This State Saw A Record Sized Hailstone
I’ve seen some large hailstones since coming to Idaho.
Opinion: Calling Someone Fredo Isn’t Racist
The man shouldn’t be blamed for blowing up when someone baited him with the name.
Opinion: Idaho Couple Offers Tutorial On Baking Dogs
Or better yet, abusers shouldn’t own animals.
If You Missed Perseid Meteor Showers There Are Pictures
I’ve had no experience with what we call shooting stars and don’t recall seeing any UFOs.
A Proposed Beef Tax Could End Idaho’s Cattle Industry
Now the left is taking square aim at the beef industry.
Local Man Saves Twin Falls Baseball Team’s Fundraiser
A local man has stepped in and created a gun fundraiser that keeps students out the politics.
This Bleak City Is The Setting For TV’s Funniest Show
It follows a group of friends from a Catholic school in Northern Ireland during the 1990s.
Man Accused Of Loading Gun In Utah Store
He decided to start loading a gun in a Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Jim Risch Sees Victory Over China In Trade War
One of our U.S. Senators has a major role in Chinese trade negotiations. Jim Risch is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. We should also note, our other Senator has a role in talks because of his similar role on the Committee on Banking and Finance (Mike Crapo).&nb…
Gas Prices Should Take A Nosedive
Mr. Trump is making a serious roll of the dice in negotiations with China.
Film Depicts Liberals Killing Trump Voters
Universal Studios calls it satire and suggests Republicans have no sense of humor.