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!
Halloween in Idaho and the Fentanyl Threat
My daughter wouldn't have been happy with my call.
The Idaho Version of Stonehenge
I enjoy watching the tourists take selfies at the visitor center and at Shoshone Falls.
Suddenly, Nobody Wants to Live in Idaho
I guess they got the message when you keyed their cars!
Massive Elk Herd Finds Home North of Hailey, Idaho
The bulls are large. Really large, I'm told.
Self-Checkout Will Ruin a Big Part of Idaho’s Friendly Culture
The abominations are here to stay.
How You Can Help Prevent War Veteran’s Suicides in Idaho
Donations of any size will be accepted for your participation.
Two Years After Badger Fire, Idaho Forests Cry Out for Help
Fire frightens me.
I Nominate a Crummy Burger Joint for Idaho Rants and Raves
It was a burger bummer!
Want More Crime in Idaho? Legalize Marijuana!
You can tell me we still have all these things despite the laws.
Idaho Fishermen Witness Possible Missile Test
I’m more than a little curious.
The Case for Polygamy in Idaho
I didn't know happiness was a God-given right.
An Idaho Man Says He Has a Simple Plan to Tame Wildfires
Darr Moon is a scientist. He's a geologist by trade.