Why I Gave Up Being a Talk Radio Show Host

Originally Posted June 17, 2009

Recently, a friend of mine encouraged me to get into talk radio. So I tried.

Once and only once. Never before, never again.

It was a first-class disaster.

This isn’t the whole show, but it’s the first phone call I got that night. . . and the last.

Click the link below and listen to the hot-boiling phone call from a disgruntled caller. It’s less than 4 minutes long. That was the call that shattered my dream of becoming a talk radio show host!

Sigh.

Click to listen to “The Disgruntled Caller” episode

The podcast — and this episode — is also on iTunes

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Character Caller Poll

If you’re new to my blog and you haven’t yet listened to the 100th episode of my podcast (which, mind you, is nothing like any past episode), you can do so by clicking here.

As promised on that particular show, I’ll be doing a full interview with the character caller who gets the most votes from you all.

Go here and choose your favorite character caller

The next episode of the podcast will be a conference message I delivered in 2005 in Ohio entitled “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ.”

It will be published next Thursday.

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The 100th Episode of the Podcast is Published!

Quick Reminder: Today is the last day to get the discount on my discipleship course, Living by the Indwelling Life of Christ.

That said, I’m excited to announce that the long-awaited 100th episode of my podcast has just been published and is now available to stream or download.

The 100th episode defies a title or description.

You can listen to the episode in the following ways:

iTunes

Podbean (Stream)

RSS Feed

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Nailing a Common Problem in Female-Male Relationships

It’s been some time since I’ve  posted in the humor category. But this short video is priceless as it underscores — with a creative dose of humor — what many behavioral experts have been saying for years: Women want a guy to just listen and understand while men just want to fix the problem.

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This Hilarious Video Reminds Me of the State of Christianity Today

Trying to bring the gospel to 21st-century postmodern culture using traditional mindsets and archaic methods works about as well as this coach’s efforts did with this team.

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On the Lighter Side – Have You Ever Viewed Breakfast Like This?

Welcome Fun Seekers,

A very good Monday to you. A very good Monday, indeed.

If you subscribed to this blog by Email before August 2nd, you were sent a free copy of my book Rethinking the Will of God (Revised).

Check your spam folder if you didn’t receive it.

The book is sent to new subscribers at the top of every month.

I have a lot to write about this week, but I thought I’d begin the week with some humor.

Have you had breakfast this morning? Did you enjoy it?

Well, then, check this out . . . just to brighten your day. ;-)

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I’m NOT That Frank Viola!

In July 2012, I wrote Not Being Frank for a Moment . . . this post is a postscript to that one.

Warning: The photo captions contain V-bonics . . . just to brighten your day. :-)

I Be Not Dis Frank Viola

I’m just a young kid with a dream . . . but my childhood dream of pitching in the Majors didn’t quite pan out.

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I Be Not Dis Frank Viola Either

My middle name is Anthony, by the way. Can you believe that? :-( Please tell me I’m better looking than this guy.

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Dis Frank Viola Be Me

So to put any confusion to rest, as God is my witness –

I have nevah evah played baseball for the Major Leagues.

And as God is my witness –

I have nevah evah committed a sexual offense.

I am the other Frank Viola . . . just a kid with a dream. The Italian guy who loves the Lord Jesus and whom Jesus loves back with great affection. The guy who is trying to glorify God with my life, my words, and my heart – however imperfect and frail they may be – the best I know how.

Just a kid with a dream, my friends, just a kid with a dream.

Two sad cheers for mistaken identities.

This message has been approved by the real Frank Viola . . . a.k.a. Frankie V. :-)

A New Exercise

I’m currently on a blog break, and I plan to resume blogging next week. While I’m on the break, I thought I’d highlight some of my previous posts. Whether you have read this particular post or not, I think you’ll find the content enjoyable. So I’m happy to share it with you again. Join 25,000 others and subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a post.

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-pound potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can.

Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-pound potato sacks. Then try 50-pound potato sacks, and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-pound potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (Our Blog Manager is at this level presently.)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.

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