I donít mean that in a Unabomber kind of way. What
Iím referring to is this really crazy little thing I do when Iím on the
air: I think for myself!
If you hear one of my opinions, it doesn't mean you suddenly know all of my opinions. Like most people, I have opinions that range from very conservative to very liberal, depending on what's being discussed.
Long ago, I thought radio talk show hosts were rugged individualists, unafraid to stand on their own two feet and stake out a position, consensus be dammed. These days, many talk hosts hide in a crowd, parroting nothing but political and/or ideological talking points and living in fear that they might accidentally say something that isn't consistent with their "party". Suddenly life is nothing but politics? Not exactly a reflection of reality, is it? The overwhelming majority of people DO NOT dwell on politics, but rather issues and conflicts of everyday life. THAT is what I talk about. Maybe marching in lock step with others offers some type of comfort and protection. To me it's just cowardly. To be honest, I've known a number of on-air ideologues who weren't nearly as true to their ideology off air as they'd have their audience believe. So much for integrity.
not pushing any agenda, nor am I consumed with politics, unless there is a genuinely interesting story
You could say I specialize in "Talk for Normal
Itís passionate. Itís real. Itís relatable.