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!
Mailboxes Are Soon To Be Museum Pieces
Newspaper boxes are also a diminishing sight.
This Is Why Some Future Fireworks Displays Could Be Cancelled
Displays later in the year could be severely impacted.
The Twin Falls Traffic Zigzag Nears Its End
Are there traffic tie-ups in Twin Falls? You bet! Got some ideas?
Did Miss Idaho Pose Naked With Potatoes?
Potatoes, until scrubbed, are usually dirty and I imagine this might cause some itching.
Wonder Woman to Land Plane in Idaho?
I guess if you walk into it you can confirm its presence.
This Idaho Restaurant Is On National TV Next Week
The show can be watched on the Food Network.
Big Space Rock May Rattle Earth
The “Big One” believed to have killed the dinosaurs was like driving from Filer to Buhl.
Camas Prairie is a Place to Commune With the Creator
He must have thought he’d spotted one very large and ungainly bird.
Twin Falls Pastor Unloads On LGBTQ Pride Month
Only civil unions and we were told it’s all they wanted.
State Moves to Ban Declawing of Cats
Many vets already refuse to declaw cats.
The Giant Petrified Creatures of Idaho
It looks like a profile of John F. Kennedy wearing an Elvis pompadour.
This Guy Makes BASE Jumping Look Wimpy
I saw a guy defying gravity at City of Rocks over the weekend.