The Washington Post said of Chip Franklin’s broadcasting skills, “he brings a sense of irony to a medium that rarely trusts the audience to get the joke.” Heard weekdays from Noon to 3:00 p.m on KGO, Franklin delivers more than just talk. In addition to over 20 years as a radio host, he’s also a comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has written for and/or appeared on shows and networks including: The Tonight Show, The Situation Room, Larry King, The CBS Morning Show, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, HBO and Showtime.

A winner of over 25 AP awards for broadcasting, he’s also garnered 7 Edward R. Murrow awards for radio and television. Franklin’s 2004 National Murrow award for writing was presented to him by Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw. Franklin has hosted shows in San Diego, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and now San Francisco. Chip has won numerous awards for his political coverage at the Democratic and Republican national conventions. A skilled musician and songwriter, the Post, reviewing his eponymous recording debut said, “the musicianship is practically peerless.” Chip also regularly appears at comedy clubs across the U.S.

An award making filmmaker, Chip consults, politicians, lawyers, doctors, and other professionals on new media.


we are what we observe

April 19th, 2015

When I was young, I remember meeting a scientist who claimed that all of life’s answers could be found in science. It seemed logical, but as I grew and studied more, I became consumed with the paradox of “how we see” affects “what we see.” I remember the first time I realized the sun we observe is nine minutes old; we are seeing the sun the way it was, not the way it is. It changed my life.
Religion’s purpose, in my eyes, would be forever altered and I began to see the world thru the simple message of, ironically, another scientist. Niels Bohrs, a brilliant physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, once said that “the ultimate theory will be less like a string of numbers, and more like a song.” So, I sing my song, you sing yours. And somewhere, they become the same song. I like that.