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!
All Wendell Needs is Fresh paint and Pink Flamingos!
You get pinks, bright yellows and oranges.
Opinion: Dog Roasting is a Serious Crime
Jeffrey Dahmer began his career torturing dogs and cats.
Crime is Down in Much of Southern Idaho
Crime often follows trade and travel routes.
Blaine County Schedules Meeting to Update Public on COVID-19
Where the disease goes from here is a bit unpredictable.
Wendell’s L & L Classic Auto a Dream Job for Many
They just don’t have the money.
Opinion: COVID-19 Fear is Over
Like in previous summers!
Back the Blue Draws Huge Crowd in Twin Falls
It’s called Irony!
What Idaho Monuments Will be Targeted by the Mob?
It’s about settling scores.
Opinion: The Idaho Potato Industry May Never Recover
COVID-19 is the villain.
Olive Garden Feels the Pinch of Coronavirus
Say it isn’t so!
Idaho Hands Free Cellphone While Driving Begins July 1st
You can initially expect a warning.
You Can Help Oppressed Minorities by Giving Them Your Farm
They probably follow the thinking of Mike Bloomberg.
Are Idaho Republicans Truly Pro-Life?
The statement says Idaho should defy federal courts.
Twin Falls Isn’t Idaho’s Most Dangerous City
It’s similar in many neighboring states.
Two Dead in Crash West of Filer
Troopers are still looking to pinpoint a cause.
Pictures of Hunger in Twin Falls
The first car arrived at 6:45 A.M.
COVID-19 Caused Drop in Idaho Road Kill
Research examined the numbers in Idaho, California and Maine.
The Death Throes of Dying Idaho Liberal Media
They tell themselves, “We’re better than that!”
Facebook Lies in Calling My Post a Lie
It had been up for well over a week.
More Pressure on Idaho to Allow Boys to Compete Against Girls
This time at the national level.