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TALKRADIO – How To Think – NOT What To Think

imagesI’m going to be very honest with you since I’m awake and I don’t watch television. Radio is sort of so-so tonight, so here goes: When I began doing radio, the GM of the first station I was on was concerned that the Operations Manager might be wrong about me. He wasn’t sure I could talk. He didn’t know anything about my background. People just saw what I was writing for various publications.

I had been approached previously by Cox in Orlando several years before (believe it or not) but I said “no” because I didn’t like their business model at that time.

Long story short, I decided to do it. My focus at that time was food, even though I had done a lot more things in my life, that’s where I was at during that time period. First, I thought “syndication”. No one thought that would happen. Well, it did, and soon we were on 50+ stations. Then, I became disillusioned with food because all of the mucking with our food supply.

Only a general interest talk show appealed to me after that. Not really political, but you have to admit, that’s a little hard to avoid in an election year. But, generally, we are not a political program. We mostly speak to citizens about issues that affect them and the overall corruption that’s a cancer in DC.

Being a student of life (and a little like the Borg, a Star Trek reference) I started listening to the other talk programs. It was of mild interest to me that Glenn Beck and I share the same birthday, not that that matters, it was just sort of an oddity.

But I have to say, after listening for a few years now (we are going into our 6th year) I am disappointed. I thought Glenn would be above the fray. I thought he would have more class. Mostly, I thought he would not be so petty. It’s sad to see someone so desperate that he would attack Donald J. Trump in the same manner as the MSM. I thought he was better than that. It’s kind of like when you realize your parents are not perfect and not really what you thought they were when you were growing up.

Well, I don’t need to listen to people like Glenn Beck anymore. I am a competent, award-winning host on my own. And I promise you, I will never try to strong-arm you as my audience into thinking like I do and I will never call you “stupid” like he does for not agreeing with me.

We have enough problems with our government. We don’t need people like Glenn Beck with a personal, unknown agenda telling us what we should think about the candidates. You are smart. My listeners are smart people and we’ve had some amazing callers. I know you will make up your own minds and that’s all I ask you to do for America. Use the process. We are unique, powerful and steadfast. Cast your vote. I love you all.

About elizabeth

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and stations around the country.

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