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 Case for Expanding Grizzly Hunts in Idaho and Wyoming
When the bears first arrived, they must have been extremely disruptive.
Lincoln County, ID Deputy Wrestles a Really Big Dog
I give credit to the deputies for taking such good care of the animals.
Amber Alert for Missing Little Girl in Twin Falls
The Amber Alert went out jut after 3 o'clock Monday morning.
3 of America’s Fastest Growing Cities are in Idaho
There are mixed views on where growth is headed this year.
A Twin Falls Family Can Finally Turn off the Porch Light
Bridger was left behind.
150 People Reject Magic Valley, ID Wind Turbine Proposal
This is not the last word on the project.
This is Possibly the Most Scenic Drive in Idaho
Friendly people but then it’s very much stress-free living.
Idaho’s Lack of EV Charging Stations Likely to Thwart EV Sales
Better to let the market make the call.
Bruce Willis’s Plans for Private Idaho Airport Could be Over
Those who would get jobs could be well compensated.
Idaho Moms Get Snow Shovels for Mother’s Day
At this pace, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Grand View, Idaho is the Tonic for the Stress of Modern Life
It’s a trip for people who need an attitude adjustment.
The Best Reason to Absorb Part of Oregon Into Idaho
The place is God’s country.