I’m pausing to look back today … on these daily commentaries that have been part of central Kansas radio signals since September 2nd, 1971. The McIntosh Report has been heard on K-E-Y-N, K-F-H, K-X-L-K, K-N-S-S … and maybe a couple I’ve forgotten.
I estimate that I have written and voiced more than 10,000 of these commentaries … never missing the daily deadline. My thoughts have been mine … no one else’s … and my independence has upset more than a few listeners who think I ought to only say what they can agree with 100 percent. Rarely have sponsors stepped up to become a lightning rod for those who sometimes-emotionally disagree with my comments.
My peers seem to appreciate The McIntosh Report. It’s won the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Editorial/Commentary Award 20 times. It’s been on the air in parts of five decades and eight presidencies.
I’m looking back today because time is running out for The McIntosh Report … I can hear the clock ticking.
Our thought for today is from G. H. Hardy:
“It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.”