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.


The Dream Of Flight

July 22nd, 2015

11754125_10207638024935423_7095277467051909266_nNo one believed man would ever fly. The Wright Brothers were just a couple of hard-nosed young men with a bicycle shop and a dream. But they believed in themselves.
They took all of the available info on gliders and tried to apply it to a plane. But they instead learned that no one had it right. So they started from scratch and re-wrote the book on aeronautical, and in the process changed the world. Wilbur was a dry man, but possessed an ironic insight.
“If a young man came to me for advice on how to be a success, I would say pick a good mother and father and grow up in Ohio.”
But my favorite comes from months of watching birds fly along the outer banks of North Carolina.
“No bird soars in a calm.”
What a life-thought. Wright wasn’t being intentionally metaphorical, but what an insight.
Still, an even more interesting observation in light of today’s events and the end-of-the-world reporting on everything from Drudge to CNN.
Reminds me of Tom Hanks in “A League Of Their Own.”
“If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.”
A remarkable book, an historic time, an inspirational tale.