As a kid, I listened to the night sounds of AM radio on my pink and silver Pacific transistor-6 radio (made in Japan) that picked up the great 50,000 watt clear channel stations around the country. I can still hear the smooth-voiced KMOX announcer, John McCormick, "the man who walked and talked at midnight." I was hooked! Since then, I fell in love and married the airwaves. In the fall of 2015, I will celebrate my golden anniversary, 50 wonderful years in broadcasting. From my early days as a teenager in Hot Springs, Ark., I began a career that took me from my hometown radio station to The Talk America Radio Network. My American Breakfast radio show was syndicated nationally to many major and small markets, one of my proudest lifetime achievements. Another dream was realized when I was named as one of the nation's Top One Hundred Talk Show Hosts by TALKERS MAGAZINE. I'm so grateful for all the opportunities I've experienced in this great industry, including hosting the morning drive on 1420 WBSM.
Was It a Miracle or Science? [OPINION]
Is it possible for God and science to live side by side? The happy ending to the story of the children stuck in a cave in Thailand proves it is.
Joe Jesus’ 50’s Night Cancelled for This Year
One of the signature summer events for downtown New Bedford has been cancelled for this year.
May the Stink Be With You [PHIL-OSOPHY]
A true story about the good luck of fragrant garlic cloves.
A Double Dare for Local Ice Cream Joints [PHIL-OSOPHY]
A secret recipe has Midwesterners flocking to their local ice cream shops, but we want it here on the SouthCoast.
Taking a Road Trip Down Some Silly Streets [PHIL-OSOPHY]
I've been all over this great country, including down some streets with rather funny names.
Possum Pie Won’t Kill You [PHIL-OSOPHY]
You shouldn't always judge things by name alone.
Cauldron Boil and Cauldron Bubble [PODCAST]
Arlene Bynon and John LeBoutillier analyze the political ramifications for this November of the coming Supreme Court confirmation fight.
Scanning Day to Preserve Fishing Industry [AROUND TOWN WITH PHIL]
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host its monthly Scanning Day on Saturday July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Get Kids Moving for Independence Day Week in Fairhaven
On Friday, July 6, the Millicent Library invites children to participate in a patriotic Movement and Marching class as a part of Independence Day Week.
Around Town With Phil: Earn a Law Degree in Only Six Years
Framingham State and UMass Law have established a 3+3 agreement that streamlines the process for pre-law majors to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees.