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 Black Day for a Black Dog at Idaho’s Malad Gorge
Maybe it’s time we stopped acknowledging the devil.
Wendell Idaho Fire Plume Visible From Several Counties
By the time I got to Wendell I knew I was close.
Man Killed by Flying Ratchet Near Jerome Idaho
The investigation continues.
Gooding County Idaho Sheriff’s Office Most Bizarre Telephone Call
Sometimes it could be a matter of life and death.
An Idaho Legislator Schools South Dakota’s Kristi Noem
The NCAA has no legal standing.
One Killed in Cassia County Idaho Crash
Corona was wearing a seatbelt.
Greater Idaho Hopes not Fading in Oregon
Why does the story keep getting attention?
Killer of Idaho Three Year Old Enters Guilty Plea
Kinner has now entered a guilty plea to one count of murder.
Animals in Idaho Endangered by Mask Pollution
It’s a long term hazard.
Idaho has a Brand New Source of State News
The Capital Sun is based on a not for profit model.
Idaho Rental Costs Causing Great Harm to the Poor
People are coming here faster than builders can keep pace.
Serial Killer Joseph Edward Duncan is Dead
The 58-year-old had been suffering from brain cancer.
The Loss of Powerball in Idaho Isn’t a Crisis
How much sin should government promote?
Mike Simpson’s Dam Snake River Idea Keeps Getting Worse
He’s also asking for public comment.
Idaho’s Brad Little is a Saint Compared to Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo is paving his way to hell.
Scott Bedke says Idaho Won’t be Harmed by 9th Circuit Gun Ruling
The circuit court’s decision essentially leaves the matter in the hands of each state.
Dramatic South Hills Rescue by Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Deputies
Know where you’re going and know the conditions.
Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office to Adopt Body Cameras
There are a number of factors involved.
How Idaho State and the University of Idaho Ruined the Day
I’d like to see some good football.
Idaho’s Richest Man Shares This With Other Billionaires
Sam Walton drove an old pickup truck.