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!
You Never Forgot the Houses Where the Candy was Lame
I liked Circus Peanuts (and still do).
Another Halloween Event Cancelled in Downtown Twin Falls
The plug got pulled on the Twin Falls event.
Vote Early and Vote Often!
I’m not a guy with polling uncertainty.
OPINION: Coyotes Carting Kids Across the Southern Border
The coyote reference isn’t something the President created out of cloth.
Some Oregon Voters Still Want to Join Idaho
I paid a visit there last week and bought myself a cup of coffee.
When Will Twin Falls Get an In-N-Out?
So why aren’t the big name burgers already here?
Twin Falls County Seeing Spike in Collisions With Livestock
We could be seeing our first snow
California Exodus Continues Driving Idaho Home Prices
It’s a sellers-market across the Northwest.
It’s Like Bigfoot is Everywhere but Where I Go
“Bigfoot! Bigfoot! Bigfoot!” the guy shouted.
Do Signs Give an Indication Who’ll be the Next President?
A caller from Filer told me today he had a Trump sign stolen overnight.
Opinion: Twin Falls Can do More to Honor Evel Knievel
There isn’t much in Twin Falls to remember him.
We Need Elaborate Holiday Displays Now More Than Ever
People with elaborate displays are sharing.
Scatter my Ashes at Crater Lake
Denali is on my bucket list.
Opinion: A Liberal Solution to High Gasoline Costs
The former never met a tax it didn’t like and the latter often feeds at the public trough.
There are Signs an Election is Coming in Idaho
Twin Falls City has a time limit.
COVID-19 Creates Other health Issues on Tribal Lands
The time to let our neighbors conduct their own live is long overdue.
Why am I Getting Ads for Montana in Idaho?
Liberals didn't restore mining.
D&B Supply Gets Closer to a Grand Opening at a New Location
People love the place.
Bruce Willis’s Plans to Build an Idaho Airport a Step Closer
The proposed landing strip had in the past hit roadblocks.
The Movie That Put Sun Valley on the Map
It earned 3 Academy Award nominations.