original host of Radio for Grownups, Woody was born in Portland,
Maine, but was so obviously intended by God to be a cracker that
he was banished to the Midwest while yet an infant. And so
it came to pass that he grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where
he was the object of educational ministrations at the hands of the
local public schools. They failed as miserably with Woody as they
now do with all their students.
graduated from Westminster College into the U.S. Navy, where a number
of poorly trained Vietnamese marksmen attempted to prevent his becoming
a radio talk show host. Critics! Thence, Woody proceeded
to law school, not having the guts to be a used car dealer.
longer than he's prepared to admit, Woody has practiced law in Kansas
City with the firm of Stinson, Morrison, Hecker, LLP. He's
also served as Chairman of the Missouri Highway Department, as a
board member of the Missouri University System, and spent five years
as Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. All without
having been called before a single grand jury.
1978, by fraudulent and nefarious means, Woody persuaded the former
Linda Hickerson to marry him. They live together on twenty
acres of rolling land that they call "Hilltop".
Their friends refer to it as "The Ponderosa". They
maintain a pack of dogs and cats, all of them aging and infirm,
just like Woody.
through Friday during the noon hour, Woody can be heard delivering
his Food For Thought commentaries on the Bott Radio Network, and,
of course, during Radio For Grownups. You can also
find them archived here at www.radioforgrownups.com. But
then, you're already here, aren't you? How wise you are!