by Sammy Stevens
Guest Writer - King Falls AM
So the fine folks here at The King Falls Gazette have been asking me over the past month or so to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard in this case, and chronicle my time here in the beautiful town of King Falls.
If you aren't familiar with me, my name is Sammy Stevens and I'm a host here locally at King Falls AM, that's 660 on the AM dial. I moved to town on May 1st of this year, just in time to start my new job as AM Talk Show host extraordinaire for the 2am to 6am time-slot, previously held by local legend Diamond Dave Alvarez.
I've been all over this great country of ours, doing everything from the hourly traffic and weather to laughing at terrible DJ Dad jokes and blowing kazoos, so you can bet I jumped at the chance to finally do what I've wanted to do my entire life, and that was talk radio.
It's not that I have a whole lot to say, mind you, which is why it's taken me into my third month to finally get this column started here at The Gazette. But just that I love talking to people. I love hearing everyone's personal story of who they are and how they got exactly where they were the moment they decided to call into the station and speak with us.
Us, in this instance, is myself and my producer/co-host Ben Arnold. He's the real deal, a consummate professional who loves his job but also loves the town he's reporting in. When I think about the past few months here in King Falls, that's who I think about. A guy with all the talent in the world, with big hopes and dreams, staying in this beautiful little mountain town to report on the things that matter to him and to the King Falls listeners.
And make no bones about it, Ben would be up in arms that I'm "wasting" my time writing about him instead of myself here, but I think his story is now becoming my story too. He says he's learning a lot from me, about talking with the callers, about dealing with the sponsors but I'd say I'm learning just as much, if not more, from him.
King Falls, you're lucky to have such a faithful son working for and with you, to make this town such a wonderful place to call home.
If I haven't put you kids to sleep yet with my rambling, I'd like to add that in future editions of this column, I'd love to have you send in questions, about me or the show or experiences here that I can answer. I'm far from the most exciting person you'll ever meet, but again, I do love talking with you all, so maybe we can do that too?
It's been a long night here at the station, I'm writing this at my desk with the sun coming up over the trees and thoughts of Tim Jensen and other peculiar things we talked about this evening are crossing my mind. I think this is where the inaugural edition of "The Sammy Stevens' Chronicles" is gonna end today.
Be well, King Falls, and I hope to hear from you soon.
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