"After KVI, I become the original GM of KUBE-93, and later added KJR-AM and FM into a partnership that I co-ventured with Ackerley in the mid 90's.
"There, I hired 15-year-old-Glenn Beck from Bellingham's Sehome High School to become KUBE's weekend overnight jock.
"Glenn Beck grew up in Mount Vernon...but when he was a teenager (after his mom's death) his dad remarried and they relocated to Bellingham. Glenn finished his high school at Sehome.
"When Charlie Brown and I launched KUBE in '81 we posted an ad in R&R looking for a weekend overnight jock. Glenn sent us a tape that was 'OK'...but he closed deal by being willing to work for $2/hour (then the legal minimum wage). So he got the gig.
"Charlie and I thought he was a student at Western - he looked like a college kid - we hired him to do overnights on Friday and Saturday nights.
"When his dad had to drive him to Leschi for his shift, we found out that he was only 15! He'd do the overnight, bunk out in the conference room, then do another shift on Sunday. Later, he would take a Greyhound from Bellingham to downtown Seattle and transfer to a city bus...again bunking out in the stations.
"After he graduated I helped him get a full-time job with our company's Provo, Utah station, doing mornings (we were part of Dick Marriott's First Media Corp).
"From there he went on to Houston, Providence, Philadelphia...all doing morning-zoo type shows.
Then he started doing talk for Clear Channel in Tampa, Florida. It was the 9-11 attacks and Clear Channel's decision to take his talk show regional on a half dozen Florida stations that actually 'launched' him onto a national platform."