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 Unhealthiest County Is Close To Home
One of the factors buried in the report is driving alone to work.
Why Not Let 6 Year Old Kids Vote?
The guy never explained how he was going to convince the cafeteria manager to comply.
Liberals OK With Infanticide Want Law To Protect Kittens
Protecting a human being from danger should be a priority over a family pet.
Blocking The Treasure Valley From A Rural Idaho Power Theft
As the population of the Treasure Valley explodes the power of rural Idaho fades away.
Some Idaho Visitors Have A Dim View Of The State
A new tradition actually requires darkness.
Muslims Kill Christians Every Day
Apparently, 40 people massacred in Nigeria also isn’t news.
Are Liberals O.K. With Paying For Sex?
Harris is being vague on the issue and the writer explains sex-workers don’t trust a woman they view as “slippery”.
Idaho Doctors See Dollar Signs
The cynic in me says the doctors see a guaranteed revenue stream no matter the ultimate payer.
Idaho’s Authentic German Deli
Now that I’m a grown up I realize there’s a lot more to German food than what was on the table as a boy.
Epic Idaho Tourism Campaign Rocks
Epic Idaho could be called participatory tourism.
Dreaming Of A Week At Clearwater National Forest
For anyone feeling the stress of the daily rat race I believe just looking at the pictures can provide an escape.
An Idaho Democrat Wants “Free” College
See which way the wind is blowing in 2020 and promise a free lunch in exchange for votes.
The Dangers of Irish Amateur Night
A drunk tossed a beer can along the street and nearly clocked her on her noggin.
Idaho Prepared To Ban Exploding Targets
It would only apply during fire season.
Blaine County Is Buried In Snow
Some of the heaviest snow has compacted a bit and there has been some thawing and, yet.
The Most Scenic Drives And Trails in Idaho
Give credit to the traveler for getting off the main roads.
Mainstream Media Claims You’re Too Stupid To See Through Trump
Pay no attention to full employment!
Cheap Oil Is Here To Stay
As an export, oil could wipe away trade deficits, yearly budget deficits and the overall massive debt.
Pro-Life Movement Abandons Idaho Abortion Ban
As did the Roman Catholic Diocese of Idaho!!!
Twin Falls Depot Grill In National Spotlight
Depot Grill is getting national attention from the publication Only in Your State.