Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin stopped by my radio studio today to chat on a multitude of topics. He has teased me before about controlling the topics but declined my offer for him to self-direct his interview. We talked about WDRB News' drone surveillance of his home, the ongoing feud with former Governor Steve Beshear and his son Andy Beshear, the pension crisis, and the legislative plan for the next 12 months. Great chat. Click to listen: WDRB president and general manager Bill Lamb forcefully responded to Gov. Bevin's contentions that the TV station likely violated privacy and airspace limitations by flying a drone over the governor's home. WDRB 41 Louisville News Later in the evening in a text to
Can we begin by reminding everyone that "the media" is a vast universe of unconnected voices who report, commentate, and disseminate news items? It's true that major media pretends to deliver impartial, objective news but whenever humans are involved, so are their personal views. There is clearly some sort of slant with all human communication. That's why it's so easy to find a comfortable housecoat of your views reflected back onto you from any one of a zillion media outlets. A recent Courier-Journal search of voter registration records for various local luminaries included my information: CJ writer Andy Wolfson notes that "social scientists say (party registration) is a lens that affects how a person perceives the world." In my case, it
Is radio dead? Is TV dead? Nope. But there is a reframing of information flow. A recent poll lists broadcasting as one of today's worst career choices. You may be surprised to learn how little most TV and radio people earn. Others predict the end of talk radio following the 2016 elections. No way. Local talk shows allow each city's residents to weigh in on local issues. The local radio station is the kitchen table where everyone can throw in their two cents or at least eavesdrop on those who do. I completely love my 40 year broadcast career and have rarely regretted choosing it. I have learned 10 million things by talking with a zillion people on
Thanks to my media buddies, we were able to raise over $100,000 for Seven Counties Services in a "Roast & Toast" on March 3, 2016. Also contributing were Denny Crum, Dawne Gee, Dean Corbett, John Boel, Mitch McConnell, John Yarmuth, and Dick Vitale.