Talk Show Host
MIlls Crenshaw, has been in talk radio for 50 years. He believes that the voice of freedom should be heard. His show’s discussion changes almost daily, and he looks forward to discussing everything that’s topical with a local perspective
Thanks to his long career in talk radio, Mills seen and heard the effects of the issues and events that have impacted the nation through the decades. In November of 1987, when he was with AM 630, Utah’s politicians were forcing the state through a $386 million tax increase and had all of the television stations and newspapers behind them.
“I got a phone call from a little old lady and she broke down and started to cry,” Crenshaw said. “One of the things I’ve learned in the decades I’ve been on the air is there are times when you just shut up and listen. And I listened to her and when she got her voice again she said, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do. Everyone is behind this tax increase and I don’t know how I’m going to buy food and pay my taxes at the same time.’ And I listened. And the phone lines lit up, and for two weeks, nobody wanted to talk about anything else.”
After a few weeks, Crenshaw invited his audience to go up to the state Capitol and voice their concerns.
“We had over 10,000 people show up and the audience was yelling, ‘No more taxes, no more taxes.’”
They didn’t succeed in killing the tax but were able to get it cut in half, he said. And along with that, he was able, with his audience, to show the public that the people have a voice.
“That’s what talk radio is all about,” Crenshaw said. “These are real people with real issues and real needs.”