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A Great Honor and Privilege

The FBI will send me to Washington in the Spring for the Director’s Community Leadership Award ceremony. I will get to meet the honorees from each of the other FBI divisions across the country. This week, I was announced as … Continue reading


DCLA Knoxville

As stewards of the people’s airwaves, radio hosts can help publicize charitable causes and can disseminate safety information. Throughout my career, I have been blessed to be able to help others while doing what I enjoy. When not at work, … Continue reading


Friends with Words

Five local writers and one Friends of Literacy student were honored at the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday at the Lighthouse Knoxville. The 2014 Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame inductees are: Lifetime … Continue reading

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Rep Rally

Local Sales Manager Ben McWhorter sent an email to his staff pointing out that several Journal employees, including “Big Bank Frank Murphy,” had been nominated for Big Wig Awards. He mentioned me because I was put in the Best Radio … Continue reading

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The Hall You Say

August 1 is the anniversary of my first blog post in 2005. It’s an ideal day to share some very good news that I received this past week. Dear Mr. Murphy, . Congratulations – you have been selected to be … Continue reading


In a Mays -ment

Choosing a Broadway play was easy. I picked the one with “murder” in the title. Back in March, my wife and I looked up the list of shows that were likely to be playing in June. Popular shows like Wicked … Continue reading

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Bass Tournament

The Tennessee Professional Investigators Association plans to surprise Dr. William Bass with the “2014 Investigator of the Year” award at their annual seminar on Saturday morning. They booked Dr. Bass as their guest speaker without telling him about the award. … Continue reading

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The Good Twife

The Academy Awards inspired even my wife to do some live-tweeting last night. It’s been a fun hobby of mine for several years. Here are some of my tweets that got the most reaction. See if you can guess which … Continue reading

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Twitter and Glitter

Awards shows, such as the Grammys, are perfect for live-tweeting. During the three-hour-and-forty-five-minute broadcast, I wrote almost 40 tweets about the show, which is nothing compared to many of my friends. One of my tweets that got the most reaction … Continue reading

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Chosen Few

Fr. Michael Woods had some good news. He texted me a picture of the certificate All Saints Catholic Parish received from the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Readers Choice awards. The parish is a runner-up in the Favorite Place of Worship category … Continue reading

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How ‘Bout Dem Cowboys?

A friend of mine is friends with a respected actor. A couple of months ago, my friend told me that her friend was raving about Matthew McConaughey’s performance in an upcoming film. I’m sure she told me what it was … Continue reading

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Killer App

Michael C. Hall has been nominated for an Emmy five times for his role in “Dexter.” Every year I wonder why he doesn’t win. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Hall lost to Bryan Cranston, who stars on another of my … Continue reading

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There’s No Page Like Home

Facebook and Twitter are great but my true online home is right here on my own domain. My blog serves as my diary. My most loyal readers are my wife and kids, who are also my best proofreaders. I often … Continue reading


Working Stiff

Dick Clark’s offices in Burbank were near a Mexican restaurant where we often had birthday lunches or good-bye parties for co-workers at KPWR and KROQ in the mid ’90s. I recall seeing Mr. Clark crossing the street, presumably going to … Continue reading

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