Many Blaze readers are familiar with Glenn Beck’s beliefs and the causes he fights for, but how many people know the story behind how he got into the business?
“The big break, I guess, there was one when I was 13-years old,” Beck said, “I won a contest to be on the radio for an hour. You gotta’ believe it was a bad radio station. It was a local radio station. It was KBRC in Mount Vernon and it was the one that I used to listen to in my father’s bakery when we were working at the shop.
“The rest is really kinda’ bad, crappy history,” Beck said. “But history nonetheless.”
If it weren’t for his father urging him to pursue things he cared about, to talk about things of “personal significance,” Beck probably would’ve abandoned radio altogether.
You know what happens next: Beck found his “professional voice” and landed a syndicated talk show with Premier Radio Networks. The talk show eventually led to a show on Fox News and Fox News led to the GBTV empire.
Basically, it’s Keith Olbermann’s career in reverse.
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This story has been updated.