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Pat McMahon

Updated Jul 12, 2013 - 11:11 am

Little girls

If there's one thing I hate, it's being thought of as a geezer.

You know, one of those old duffers who seems, to be older than they are because they haven't any interest in anything that took place after they had to play music on something besides a turntable and someone decided to create television programs in color.

Those folks refuse to believe that "Pink" could be a singer and not just a pastel, that "Lady Gaga" is not a mouthwash for women and that "Usher" doesn't always work in a movie theater.

Come on folks. Stay up with the times. It's fun, but not always. Sometimes I get a little concerned about how fast kids are growing up, especially in the entertainment world.

Willow Smith, you know the daughter of two people I really like, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has a new music video, "Summer Fling" and it's about teenage kids being attracted to one another and behaving in a sexy way. The biggest problem I have is Willow is having that summer fling when she's only 12.

I'm uncomfortable with that. But maybe I'm just a geezer.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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