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Pat McMahon

Bon voyage

Wow! One week away from the month of May. That means a lot of things: spring becomes official and so do the 100-degree days.

Everybody in the family has to be ready for the kids to be home all day, every day. Pool safety, pool rules, pool vigilance and the family vacation. Did that make you smile or did I strike a nerve?

Everybody ought to get away, get out of town, even for a short time. So many people who want to travel, don't. They always come up with excuses: not enough money, not enough time, they don't like unfamiliar places/languages/ currency/food/toilets.

How sad that there are successful, intelligent people who are terrified of new. And because of that they will never experience the amazement of turning a corner on an unfamiliar stsreet and seeing a sight that they didn't know existed.

I remember a commercial that ended with an elderly man standing on a dock watching a ship depart without him. He simply put it off too long. Now, back to you. Where would you really like to go this summer? Come on! Think about it.

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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