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Pat McMahon


Hey, Mom and Dad, have you or Granny or perhaps your babysitter ever told one of your children to wait in the car that is parked on the railroad tracks while you go back and get the glasses you forgot?

What about letting them stroll on the access road of the freeway?

Your answer, no doubt, would be that those questions are idiotic. Anybody who would put children in that kind of jeopardy should be considered criminal.


Now, are your kids enjoying this hot summer vacation in the pool? Good. Who's watching them? Are the older ones taking care of their little brothers and sisters? Bad idea.

Children drown when there are 20 adults around a pool. How is that possible? Because nobody was watching. Tired of this repetitive message aren't you? Too bad, because if everyone was paying attention we wouldn't continue to lose kids every year.

So, next time you're near the pool, look for bubbles. There could be someone on the other end.

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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