It was in early September 1971 that I first wrote and recorded a McIntosh Report for the radio. Over the past 41 years the commentary has rested during time when I worked outside radio briefly and time when I didn’t work at all. But my best reckoning is that I have aired more than 9,800 McIntosh Reports.
There are some who think it’s about 98-hundred too many commentaries. If these one-minute daily programs stimulate you to look at your own opinions, then I’ve accomplished my goal. I’m not looking for total agreement from listeners.
I always find it strange that some listeners resent my getting one minute of air time for opinion each day, while other radio talkers get three hours. I’m afraid most people favor freedom of speech … as long as they agree with what they’re hearing.
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters has honored this program with 24 awards over the years, so my peers must think I’m pretty good at presenting my ideas on the air.
Our thought for today is from Hansell B. Duckett:
“What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.”