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 Picture That Drives Home Drought in Twin Falls, Idaho
I’ve got mud rain spots all over my car. Not from rain but from out-of-control sprinklers.
Four Dollars a Gallon in Twin Falls Brought to You by Joe Biden
Gas in Twin Falls is now four dollars a gallon.
Be on the Lookout for a Pair of Stolen Guns Near Twin Falls
Ask to photograph the seller’s driver’s license.
Vehicle Sinks in Soil Near Idaho’s Salmon Falls Dam
Water lines have dropped throughout the region and at reservoirs.
Is Twin Falls Rants and Raves Page Good for Your Health?
The other category of rant would be what a friend calls “first world problems”.
I Still Struggle to Forgive Idaho Governor Brad Little
A sign along the road was flashing orders I stay home.
Twin Falls, Idaho Fireworks Were a Let Down
Which was a shame.
Idaho Beef Could be Replaced by Fungus on Your Table
Gates and Bezos are joined in the fungus game by former Vice President Al Gore.
You’re Seeing Big-Time Inflation in Twin Falls and Idaho
Higher fuel costs will ripple through the economy.
A Big City Guy is Bowled Over by Potatoes and Rupert, Idaho
Potatoes are what I call a “universal”.
Brace Yourself: Four Dollars a Gallon Coming to Idaho
Is it Joe Biden’s fault? The short answer is partly.
Idaho Falls Short on COVID Vaccine Goal
“Don’t make me come back there,” he can scold.
The Boise Bogeyman Calls Out Idaho Republicans
The Bogeyman joined me on-air.
Idaho’s Ed Humphreys Reacts to Ammon Bundy and Tax Hikes
Humphreys has been making the rounds of Lincoln Day events.
String of Shopping Plazas Rated Best place to Live in Idaho
How about paying 1,800 dollars a month for an 800 square foot apartment?
Out of Control Lumber Truck Creates Mayhem at Horseshoe Bend ID
No one was seriously hurt!
WKRP Turkey Drop had Origin in Twin Falls Idaho?
It was complete chaos and a real mess!
Idaho Drought Could be Solved by Borrowing the Great Lakes
Lake Michigan may be coming to Idaho.
Idaho Voters May Take Security Over Liberty
Altogether eliminate property tax.
A Warning for the Idaho Republican Party
It angers them when they take some heat.