Archives

Politics and Politicians

Our reporters in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin look for foul deeds of these people. That's part of their job and its part of our company's responsibility to our listeners. Most politicians are upstanding.  It's our job to find those who aren't. This is a...

Read More

A lesson from the road

Among the many agencies I routinely visited along the eastern corridor one was The Martin Agency in Richmond.  It was a relatively small shop, but it handled a major piece of business for us:  Dow Chemical.  Or, at least it should have been a good...

Read More

Two reporters

Shortly after he was hired, Bob Priddy began his search for two reporters for the new network due to go "on air" January 2, 1975. He selected two young guys, Jeff Smith and Chuck Morris. Smith had worked with all of us at KLIK, but...

Read More

Profitable our first year

Our first full year ended in the black; we earned $34,042 on sales of $200,047. Pretty darn good results. A SEVENTEEN percent return! I can check, but I don't believe we've had that strong a return on sales since.  And Derry predicted that at year's...

Read More

A lesson learned

It was the early seventies. I was seeing customers from coast to coast. One day I called back to the office to get my messages. (before the days of voice-mail). Farm broadcaster Gene Davis answered; so I asked for Verni. "She's quit!" was Gene's response. "Quit? You've...

Read More