Thursday, February 07, 2013
My First-Ever Magazine Article, 20 Years Ago
Back in the summer of 1992 I landed my first ever professional journalism job: A fully-paid internship at Hawaii Business magazine. I was an 18-year-old coming back home after my freshman year at Northwestern, and the Hawaii Business job (set up via Hawaii's Society of Professional Journalists organization) not only allowed me to save money for school, but it gave me my first taste of magazine journalism.
Even more importantly, I got to write my first-ever media business story at Hawaii Business: A detailed account of what happened to Hawaii's only all-news radio station, KHVH, which had fallen under tough times. The station, which was even knocked off the air for a time, was attempting a comeback under veteran island newsman Tim Tindall. (This pre-dates radio consolidation; KHVH is now owned by Clear Channel and runs syndicated right-wing talk.) Spoiler alert: It didn't pan out. Tindall went back to anchor KGMB TV news for a time. Here's the story, published in October 1992, more than 20 years ago.