I'm Ross Kaminsky, and I’m very grateful to the management of KOA for giving me the opportunity to be on the air on Colorado’s premier talk radio station. I’ve promised them I’ll keep you entertained and informed at the same time.
By background, I'm a trader in financial markets, having spent quite a few years on the trading floors in Chicago waving my hands and yelling. I have worked for myself for all but about 3 years since graduating early from college to get to the trading pits. So, I don't work for the lately-much-hated big banks, and I'm also not a broker or a financial advisor. I just trade and hope that my ideas and trades are profitable.
I'm also one of Colorado's most active political bloggers and columnists, writing for my own site at Rossputin.com and contributing frequent columns to the American Spectator magazine's web page at http://spectator.org.
My view of politics, economics, and life in general, is that freedom is to be cherished and protected, and that things like equality, "social justice", and even safety should in many or most cases take a back seat to liberty. I'm a registered Republican but my political leanings are libertarian. I'm very much a fiscal conservative, but "liberal" on most social issues, and somewhere in between on foreign policy issues. In other words, depending on the topic, I'm very likely to annoy somebody -- but that makes for interesting conversations and good radio.
Personally, I'm a travel junkie, having been to 58 countries and most of the United States. I love snowboarding, scuba diving, and generally doing anything with my wife and two young kids. My favorite book is Atlas Shrugged...and my son's middle name is Rand, which says more about me than it does about him, at least so far.
The show definitely won't be all politics. We'll do everything from politics to sports to pop culture to whatever is on your mind on Sunday.
The show will frequently be pre-empted in whole or in part by sports programming, as KOA is the voice of the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Broncos, and the University of Colorado “Buffs.” (I have a feeling that a Broncos game is slightly more profitable for the station than the Ross Kaminsky Show will be, if just barely.)
So, I won’t be on the air (at least not on Sundays) during most of football season, and during much of baseball season the show will either be pre-empted entirely or else will run just an hour or two. (Frankly, as much as I love being on the air, especially on “the blowtorch", this schedule is perfect for me as it will allow me to talk to you – my listeners, readers and friends – for much of the year but also allow me some full weekends to spend with my wife and family.)
I’ll try to put up a brief preview of each Sunday’s show on these pages on either Friday or Saturday, to let you know what we’ll be talking about and encourage you to join the conversation.
Also, I’ll be posting to 850 KOA’s Facebook page regularly during the show (and once in a while at other times), so I hope you’ll “Like” us and join the debate at www.facebook.com/850koa as well as "liking" my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RossKaminsky
I’m very excited about this opportunity, and I welcome any and all feedback on what you liked or didn’t like about a show. Thanks for listening!