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!
Knights of Columbus Sponsor Father’s Day Dinner in Twin Falls
This is one of the two largest yearly fundraisers for Knights Council 1416.
USDA Tells Idaho State Police To Back Off Hemp Shipments
The Prosecutor and State Police last week issued a joint statement and aren’t planning leniency.
A Prediction That Boise and Nampa Become Overcrowded Slums
Ada and Canyon Counties could grow to a population approaching three million.
A Solution for a Lack of Flags Memorial Day in Twin Falls
They were concerned about the rain and then putting wet flags back in storage.
The Politically Correct Come For An Idaho High School
The mascot of Teton High School is “Redskins”. Oh, no!
Did Anyone in Twin Falls Notice it Was Memorial Day?
While there aren’t any rules about posting flags from lampposts of all the days…
Man Builds Model of Twin Falls St. Edward Church
You’re looking at more than 200 hours of work.
The Loss of Rolling Thunder Would Be A Tragedy
If it ends the loss will be immeasurable.
Some Guy Says These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Idaho
Burley and Jerome are on the naughty list.
Will There Be Memorial Day If No One Is Left To Remember?
There will always be history and there will always be graves.
Construction in Rupert to be Finished by Fall
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” he would say.
The Idahoans Who Gave Up Their Lives For Others
Few families today know this experience.
Twin Falls Graduation Becomes Global Warming Meltdown
I went to a commencement and a hacky sack tournament broke out!
You Must Visit Idaho’s Field of Heroes
People come from across the country to view the field.
Who’d Have Thought Legalized Marijuana Would Cause More Crashes!
Ten percent can be considered a big spike.
Missing Jerome Teen Found Alive
The teen girl is expected to be coming home soon.
Fleeting Rainbows at Sunrise
And thought, treat every rainbow as if it’s the last.
Can’t Anybody Wait Their Turn?
I told one fellow he could wait, just as I had waited.
Jim Risch Offers Thoughts on War With Iran
U.S. Senator Jim Risch of Idaho is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Idaho Pastors Explain Worship of Idols
The hosts of Pastors Round Table are delving into the Ten Commandments on a weekly basis.