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!
Cranberries or Not for Thanksgiving?
Oregon and Washington are major producers.
Removing Snake River Dams Would Devastate Idaho Farming
He warns it’s an idea bordering on foolhardy.
Magic Valley Model Railroaders Christmas Open House is Coming
On Saturday, December 7th, the doors will open for a Christmas open house.
Opinion: Who’ll Save the Salvation Army?
The kettle campaign has been the church’s most visible fundraiser in America.
See Christmas Memories at a Montana Toy Museum
A few months ago I visited a toy museum in Deer Lodge, Montana.
Medical Marijuana is a Serious Threat to Public Health
I think they got their facts from Doctors Cheech and Chong.
I Can’t Take Men in Bow Ties Seriously
I suppose someone suggested it would make him appear “bookish”.
McCall Seeks to Move Highway 55
McCall has two big tourist seasons. Winter and summer.
A Tiny Toy Could Save the Lives of Some American Troops
She shared a story and it nearly brought me to tears.
Forget Wind and Solar and Promote Hydropower
Spent solar panels have disposal issues.
Idaho Listed as Fifth Best Managed State
Unemployment is the 6th lowest in the country.
California Plans an Invasion of Idaho
Oh, and did I mention everyone in Idaho owns several guns?
How Can Idaho Schools Better Teach Your Kids?
I firmly believe people need to begin to homeschool in mass to save this society.
Yellowstone Park is Busy in Winter
Here's a reason I'd still like to pick up the hobby. Winter photography.
Sadly, An Idaho Christmas Tradition Ends
Nobody has stepped forward to fill the void.
Veterans Day in Twin Falls
This weekend, a pancake breakfast is scheduled at County West.
Ogden Christmas Village a Short Drive From Twin Falls
Christmas villages are a mainstay of many European cities.
Penne Main: Bigfoot Hunter
Penne is so well known in Southern Idaho she has become a brand.
Jerome Man to Sing National Anthem at Packers Game
It goes without saying he has a great voice.
Why is the Price of Gas Still High?
Do you believe this tax is permanent?