Some Personal and Professional News
Exciting times in media!
By now, most of you realize that I am not the firebrand, water-carrying type. I don’t make it a point to be strong to the point of seeking to offend anybody, and I genuinely believe there might still be common ground between the two sides of the political spectrum. I’ve written here before on the radio business and the changes that have been happening post-Limbaugh, especially in that midday slot he filled for so long.
But, all over I believe the radio landscape is changing. I am grateful now to say that I am going to be part of that change.
I’m very happy to announce this morning that, starting Monday, I’ll be on the radio from 3-4 p.m. CST every weekday. You can listen in every day at KPEL 96.5 at this link.
I’ve been working on this project for a while, so I am thrilled to see it finally happening. All the stuff you read here, plus whatever news breaks in the day and whatever other thoughts I have on various topics will all be covered.
If you’ve read anything I’ve written, then you know I’m not here to make people feel better about their positions. I have a perspective and a world view and I openly share it, but I am also trying to consider and understand the other side beyond just thinking of them as the enemy. On some days I am better at it than I am on others. But I try.
I would not be here if it was not for the work KPEL’s brand manager Brandon Comeaux has put into making it happen, and I have to thank Townsquare Media for letting me come on board. I also have to thank Bernadette Lee, Rob Kirkpatrick, Ian Auzenne, and others for letting me come on KPEL’s airwaves with them to talk about politics and other topics over the years. This wouldn’t have happened if they had not given me a chance.
Speaking of giving me a chance, I also wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Erick Erickson, who has been a great friend and mentor. If you haven’t caught his writings at Substack or caught clips of his nationally syndicated show, you should. There are others in the conservative world that have been great mentors, like Caleb Howe at Mediaite and Jay Caruso at the Washington Examiner.
Along with RedState and this newsletter, I also have a Facebook Page set up for the show, where all my writings and interesting links I find will be shared. Be sure to go like that, as well.
Of course, the most important part of any radio show is… the bumper music. So here is a playlist of all the songs I will be using, some I am working on getting, and some I want to get in the future. It will be updated from time to time. Personally, I think it’ll rocket me up to the top of the Best Bumpers In Radio list.
Thank you all for subscribing to this Substack, for reading me over at RedState, and listening to the podcasts I’ve been on and the radio shows I’ve filled in for. I couldn’t do this without an audience, and I’m truly grateful for you all.
Here’s to the future.