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 The New 1420...WBSM.
Around Town With Phil: Youth Day of Caring
The United Way of Greater New Bedford will host its Annual Youth Day of Caring this coming Friday, May 4.
Around Town With Phil: We Account the Whale Immortal
Broadcaster, curator, author and filmmaker Philip Hoare will visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Friday, May 18 to discuss the meaning behind Herman Melville's words, 'we account the whale immortal.'
Around Town With Phil: Scanning Day
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host its monthly Scanning Day on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon.
OPINION | John LeBoutillier: Sharks, Crocs and Polonium Cocktails
What's Your Pleasure, Mr. Cohen?
OPINION | Phil Paleologos: Opportunity For People Of Color With Mass GOP
People of color have a great deal of opportunity with the Massachusetts Republican Party.
Free Comic Book Day
A great opportunity to try something new you might not have read otherwise.
Around Town With Phil: Photo Show Celebrating Fishing Heritage
This juried show captures the working waterfront and our fishing heritage as seen through the lenses of area photographers.
OPINION | Phil Paleologos: Young People at Risk for Colon Cancer, Too
Younger people are finding an increased risk of colon cancer. It's never too soon to get screened.
Around Town With Phil: Drug Take Back Day This Saturday
A national public safety and public health effort comes to the SouthCoast on Saturday.
OPINION | John LeBoutillier: Next Move From a Wounded Animal?
The latest legal perils of President Trump and the dangers they may pose to his presidency.