Today is the 41st anniversary of my first day on the radio … at K-W-B-B 1410 A-M in Wichita. I don’t remember what I said on that first newscast, but the sense of fear and near-panic will always have a place in my memory bank.
Since 1970 I have been privileged to work with many fine people and – frankly – a few skunks. The old, clanking Associated Press teletype machine has been replaced by satellite-delivered computer updates. A word processor has replaced my manual typewriter. No more tape reels or cartridges; sound is recorded and played by … you guessed it … computer.
Much of live, local radio has been replaced by network, satellite, and pre-recorded programming. And yet … the joy of doing anything live on the radio is still there for me.
I know I’ve annoyed many listeners over the years, but I’ve also challenged a few to think for themselves … and I’ve tried to be honest in the way I inform and entertain.
Thanks for listening!
Our thought for today is from Henry J. Kaiser:
“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.”