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).
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Yesterday, I got a call out of the blue from the father of one of the Americans who was murdered in Benghazi, Libya.
Charles Woods explained that he never calls talk shows, but was upset over news he had heard and just decided to call me.
He talked about his son, Tyrone Woods, who was killed along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and two other Americans who were trying to save the life of the Ambassador.
After 37 years, there are still days that this business takes your breath away.
So the president disparaged Romney’s point that we’re headed for a tiny Navy, that we've thrown our allies like Israel and Poland under the bus, and have been far t
oo accommodating to rivals like China, Russia, Iran and Muslim radicals. Romney played it cool and looked Presidential. Romney’s smart enough to agree with the President on policies he’s right on. Obama said he didn't come up with sequestration defense cuts…and that’s not true. The President denied he wanted to leave troops in Iraq when in fact he assigned Loony Veep Biden to get it done…and he couldn't.
Obama says he’ll deny Iran a nuke but Iran is now four years closer to the bomb. And the President claims Romney would have denied help to Detroit in the auto company mess but in fact Romney wanted government loan guarantees to the auto companies. And the President’s goofy comment that Romney should know we don’t use bayonets anymore…every marine can tell you he gets a bayonet with his rifle and he knows how to use it.
A real commander in chief would know that, if we had one.
I've been talking about this outfit since April of 2010. It seemed like a scam back then and the news Friday that Revolt is headed for bankruptcy confirms it for me. Revolt has its headquarters in Europe. But nearly three years ago, disgraced congressman David Wu conned the congress out of five million bucks for revolt which he bragged would create hundreds of jobs in Oregon making high tech batteries for cars. Senators Wyden and Merkley backed him up.
The truth is Revolt has never made a battery for sale. The company’s own website admits it plans to first make a hearing aid battery, then one for cell phones, someday batteries for bicycles and way down the road batteries for electric cars. What the company was good at was raising tens of millions from European governments and trying to get it from ours. it rented an office in Portland and hired 18 people.
Now the money’s gone and there are still no batteries.
In last night’s debate, the President claims he called the murder of ambassador Chris Stevens an act of terrorism. Check the transcript. It’s a lie. But so called moderator Candy Crowley from CNN backed up the lie on stage and then minutes after the debate ended, she admitted it was wrong.
The President claimed that oil and gas drilling has increased on government lands. Another lie. He claims he’s cut taxes on the middle class…despite tax increases on tires and cigarettes and the ObamaCare tax that have added thousands of dollars in taxes. His nose should be growing.
Obama claims that the tax changes governor Romney wants would cost five trillion. Fact check, AP, ABC and his own campaign manager Stephanie Cutter say that one’s not true.
And I just loved the President trying to bust Romney for investments in China and then panicking when Romney told him to look in his own pension plan for the china dollars.
Not bad to have Romney tie in a debate when the Communist News Network and the President play a tag team on him.
Dr. Barbara Ruth Bellar sums up the ironies and hypocrisies of ObamaCare in one sentence.
It’s 132 words long and takes about a minute to get out, but it’s still one sentence. Here's the transcript of Dr. Bellar's one-sentence wonder:
“We’re going to be gifted with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least 10 million more people without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it, but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes … same sentence … with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect by the government, which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare — all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke.”
I couldn't agree more. We have this health care bill that the majority of Americans don't want rammed down our throats. It's going to cost us billions of dollars...possibly trillions. And we could lose a huge majority of doctors because of the changes to the system.
If only the people on Capitol Hill could use the same common sense that Dr. Bellar used to write that sentence.
s of Oregonians whose taxes were reduced by literally BILLIONS of dollars because of the tireless efforts of this man.
He advocated for limited government, free markets, and personal liberty for Americans. Don spent his own time, his own money and his blood, sweat and tears on ballot measures that improved the lives of Oregonians...many of whom never met the man or knew him.
His great friend Greg Clapper told me today that he and Don went hunting last week, had a great time, and he seemed well. A heart attack took his life the state of Oregon is missing one of its citizen heroes today.
Here is an interview I did with Don a couple of years ago. I hope you enjoy it!
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