Smell that? It's the smell of the pigskin in the air. Yes, it's football season. So, it has already started which means I'm a little late getting this on here...BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! So let's look at things right now...first, KU has already won more games than they did all of last year (and maybe the year before...combined). K-State is looking vulnerable this year. Hutch CC is off to a great start, with their only loss-a close one to the #2 Iowa Western Rievers. Hutch High is not looking as strong as people would like. But, HOW 'BOUT THEM CHIEFS! Okay, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it wasn't that long ago that the Chiefs started 6 & 0 and then faded late. They still won the AFC West but lost in the play-offs. But, as a long time Chiefs fan, I have not seen an as exciting team to watch. However, the excitement is shadowed by a little disappointment. I wonder if the Chiefs remember that the game is 60 minutes long, not just 30. In the game against San Francisco, they scored 35 points in the first 30 minutes and only 3 in the second 30 minutes. The defense also let the 49ers get back into the game. The AFC West is a fun division again this year. Denver is playing well, San Diego is playing well, and the Raiders...well they are still the Raiders. Patrick Mahomes, so far, has probably exceeded all expectations. And he has so many weapons at his disposal to use as well. It's not just Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelci, and Kareem Hunt anymore. It is just fun to watch. Case in point...Mahomes has touchdown passes to, what is it now, 8 or 9 different players. So the love is being spread around. Dare I say it...."Could this be the year?" The season is young so we'll just have to wait and see. But for now, let's enjoy the ride. 'Nuff said.
My radio career started right here in Hutchinson back in 1979, between my freshman and sophomore years in college. I was studying Communications with emphasis on Radio/TV Broadcasting. During my career, I've worked in Hutchinson, Wichita, Emporia, and Salina. Got my first job on a country station in 1986 when KSKU in Hutchinson was sold and became KZSN. We moved the studio to Wichita. From Wichita I moved to Emporia worked for a short time before moving back to Hutch. After 3 years, I moved to Salina. After about 6 years there, I moved back to Hutch. I llive here now for 17 years. I married my wife, Julie, 12 years ago. When I'm not working you can find me watching tv at home, playing bingo, playing golf, or riding my Goldwing Trike. I'm a member of the GWRRA (Goldwing Road Riders Assn.) I began doing public address announcing for the Hutch High Salthawks during the football season and will continue during the basketball season. I've been at Country 102.9, this time, since 2000. Really enjoy what I do and I love Country music. My favorite artists are Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and as I go back a few years with a classic artist...I love Johnny Horton. I plan on continuing doing this as long as I enjoy doing it or until people around this building don't want me around anymore. They'll have to pry the headphones off my ears to get me out of here.