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!
We Need Bowladrome Now More Than Ever
To say “great memories” is an understatement.
What I Miss Most During the Pandemic
I miss meeting friends for lunch. I miss their stories.
Website Calculates How Much Toilet Paper You’ll Need
How often do you go to the bathroom each day?
Twin Falls County Considers State of Emergency
Some county offices are already limiting public contact.
Life Got You Stressed? Science Recommends Hot Bath
At the moment, maybe we need a dip in a national hot tub.
A Store I Would Hate to Lose
I hope the parent company doesn’t do in Twin Falls what it did in Idaho Falls.
There are Options in Idaho to Crowded Grocery Stores
Much of what I buy there is fresh.
March Madness While Shopping in Twin Falls
What I'll wager is the people emptying shelves are consumers of media.
Some Morons Believe This Beer Can Give You Coronavirus
It won’t give you a respiratory illness.
Rednecks Prepare for Coronavirus
The video does point out the seriousness of maintaining some distance.
You May Owe Idaho Some More Monet at Tax Time
I’ve rarely met anyone who likes paying taxes.
Coronavirus Got You Panicked? I’ve Got Black Market Toilet Paper
Good grief, people! Toilet paper isn’t a vaccine.