Chip Franklin hosts his own radio show weekdays 12-3pm on the legendary KGO radio in San Francisco. He’s also a comedian, musician, film-maker and writer who has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, The Situation Room, Larry King, The CBS Morning Show, Fox and Friends, Conan O’Brien, CNN, HBO and Showtime.

He’s written speeches for congressman and jokes for Jay Leno. Winner of 7 Edward R. Murrow awards for radio and television writing, his 2004 National Murrow award for writing was presented by Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw.

A 20+ year talk show host veteran for ABC, Hearst and Clear Channel and Cumulus, The Wall Street Journal says “Chip has a razor sharp wit,” and The Washington Post says “Franklin brings a sense of irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” The Post, reviewing his eponymous recording debut said the “Musicianship was practically peerless.”

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


You say Tomato, I say WaterBoarding

December 13th, 2014

I find the subject of torture both sad and significant. The chronicling of “Unbroken’s” Louis Zamperini’s courageous, psychological victory over the Japanese during WWII is a testament to the strength and resolve one can muster when pushed to their limits. Conversely, the same can be said for those who seek to inflict horror and pain upon innocents thru acts of terror. Misguided, but in a tragic way, brave and resolute as well. But here in the US, the irony of blow-dried politicians and twinkly-eyed media tools arguing waterboarding while waiting for their Starbuck latte’s makes me laugh, then pissed. We deserve to pay closer attention, and remember that the world is a messy, hard, rough-edged, yet glorious dream that when neglected will own you, as in forever.