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!
Idahoans Now Need to Announce They Aren’t From California
Driving home a bumper sticker caught my attention.
DEJA VU: The Grocery Shortage Returns to Idaho
I don’t need much to dislike our current President.
The Idaho Electric Car Mafia Strikes Back
Let’s start right at home.
Electric Vehicle Drivers in Idaho are Bankrolling Slave Labor
It seems electric car owners have a lot in common with marijuana smokers.
WARNING: Another Spike Ahead for Idaho Gas Prices
Your chickens have come home to roost.
ALERT: Idaho Could Eliminate Property Tax
Can’t solve our property tax conundrum?
I Have Fresh Doubts About the Idaho COVID Death Toll
No one will ever face judgment for the destruction.
EXPLAINED: Idaho Doesn’t Need New Hate Crimes Laws
We don’t have nice crimes.
Some Products are Hit or Miss on Idaho Grocery Shelves
In other words, the shelves aren’t bare
EXPLAINED: Electric Cars a No Go in Idaho, Part Three
There simply won’t be enough batteries.
UPDATE: Electric Cars are Mostly Useless in Idaho and Elsewhere
It simply can’t be done.
Surviving the Idaho Beer Shortage and Tales of Woe
Like any other product, cold drinks still need to get from point A to point B.