Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records (remember 45s?) and reading news, sports and weather (twice an hour) on KTIL (The Mighty 1590) from a little cinderblock building on the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon (75 miles West of Portland, Oregon).
36 years later, he’s only moved 75 miles east to Portland and light years to “the Right”. Emmy and Peabody award winner Lars Larson brings nearly four decades of experience as a radio and television journalist to the microphone for six hours of the best talk radio in America. Six hours of daily prep keep The Lars Larson Show on top of the news and top-of-mind for listeners across the country.
Along the way, Lars has worked for more than a dozen radio stations and five television stations. Today, Lars holds down the fort from 12pm – 4pm on Radio Northwest flagship FM NEWS 101 KXL. His local talk show airs on seventeen stations in the Pacific Northwest (and earns him the biggest local talk radio audience in the region).
It's been my policy for 16 years that naysayers go to the head of the line when they call my show. It gives me the chance to flex my intellectual muscle against someone who has an opinion different from my own.
Today I received a call from McKenzie, and 18-year-old kid who thinks Barack Obama is an honest man and good for the economy.
The exchange is one of the better ones on the show so far this year.
In the aftermath of the attacks, the President promised justice for the victims of Benghazi. But 10 months later, the President appears to have put Benghazi in the rear view mirror. The President has referred to Benghazi as a phony scandal, but that didn't stop him from having the survivors of the attacks sign non-disclosure agreements, which stop them from speaking about what really happened that night.
In the weeks after Benghazi, I called it "Watergate with a body count."
I think that description holds true today.
At this point, the promise of justice the President made to the families of the victims is nothing more than a lie, told to look good in front of the cameras.
Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino joined me on the program today to talk about the promise that the President has broken...
The Muslim Brotherhood, or Ikhwan, has engaged in terrorism, assassinations, and anti-Western, anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence for almost a century—yet few Americans realize how powerful they really are. While we focus on al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah, it's actually the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s oldest, most influential, and most anti-American Islamist group, that has become the preeminent voice and power in the Muslim world. Hiding behind a cloak of respectability and expensive Western suits, the Muslim Brotherhood is installing vehemently anti-American governments and power structures throughout the Middle East and the world, as we sit back and cheer for the "democracy" of the Arab Spring.
Those are the words of Erick Stakelback, author of “The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy”, who also says that without the birth of the Brotherhood in 1928, the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001 never would have occurred. Erick joined me on the program tonight to talk about the rise of the brotherhood...
Today the president built himself a bonfire on top of the dwindling flames of the George Zimmerman verdict. This weekend, around the country protesters will ignore the findings of the Zimmerman jury and the previous investigation conducted by the FBI and the local authorities in Florida, and join the president's Trayvon Martin bonfire.
Rather than focus on "justice" for Trayvon this weekend, listen to Jack Schmitt tell his story. This short interview is a powerful reminder that our government used to back real progress.
Heads are rolling over the Rolling Stone cover story that makes the Boston Bomber look like a rock star. The piece makes the bomber look more like a victim than a guy who helped murder four people, and injure hundreds more.
The Boston Bomber does not deserve the glory that will be gained from this piece, and the apologetic tone of the piece does nothing more than glorify the actions of a terrorist.
There is another story that Rolling Stone SHOULD have told when it chose to write a piece on the Boston Bomber, and we talked with Dr. Zuhdi Jasser about that missed opportunity today on the show.
With the delay of the employer mandate, and backlash from the unions, we;re seeing ObamaCare unravel before our eyes.
We knew when this bill was passed "before we could find out what was in it," that this was going to be a bad deal for the American people. Now we're seeing just how many problems they're having just trying to implement this piece of garbage. Do they really expect the American people to be confident that this program will actually provide them with quality healthcare?
I'm sure some of you crazy libs will...but rational Americans know better.
But all these problems may be the start of the downward spiral for ObamaCare...one can only hope...
Tim Phillips from Americans For Prosperity joined me today on the program to talk about his confidence about the demise of the bill.
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