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!
Are Gangs of Men in White Vans Kidnapping American Women and Girls?
Take the usual steps you always take when shopping.
D&B Supply To Move Into Twin Falls Kmart Location
D&B is moving to the Kmart location.
Idaho’s War Dead Remembered at Christmas
Gold Star Mothers traveled to Boise Tuesday and spent much of the day decorating the tree.
Have a Very Rebel Christmas
I’m not complaining. I admire the effort
Who is the Best Scrooge?
I’m not impressed by the old Alastair Sim version.
What’s the Magic Valleys Favorite Christmas Show?
That would be a rare win for Charlie Brown.
Ruminating on Black Friday
Toys, TVs, and toasters are even more transitory. Choose wisely.
Rupert’s Wilson Theater Offers Christmas Shows
Movie, your choice The Santa Clause, or the new Grinch.
Coach Pete Coulson Consoles Cowboys Fans
We’ve all had moments when we think, “This isn’t fair!”
Update: Model Railroad Open House in Filer
Moving the caboose was a serious undertaking.
The Most Elaborate Christmas Display in Twin Falls?
I’m very thankful for both holidays.
Rupert Square Prepares for Christmas
I set out a goal and a plan to feature activities for families within driving distance during the Christmas season.