John McJunkin produces and rides shotgun on KFYI's Sharpe In The Morning and sits in as guest host when Jim's not around. He's a Platinum award-winning audio engineer / multi-media producer with nearly 30 years of experience, and serves as the principal pro audio reviewer for both Church Production and Sound & Video Contractor magazines and is the published author of over 200 reviews and features in other publications like Remix and Mix Magazine. He has also consulted with manufacturers in the development of pro audio technology. McJunkin lectured at the 2007 and 2008 New Media Expos and the 2009 Worship Facilities Expo on the topic of advanced editing and mixing techniques for quality podcast production. He has served as a consultant and provided broadcast voice production for political candidates for US Senate, Congress, governor, and state legislature. He describes his political identity as a "defense-hawk small-L libertarian". He's an avid aviation buff who writes and records music and plays drums with the worship team at his church, and loves to spend every spare moment with his family.
Suzanne Sharer is a native of Arizona, born and raised in Conservatism. She is married and a mother to 3 fantastic children. Suzanne is in real estate working as an agent for a top National builder, Taylor Morrison Homes and is an avid political junkie. Her passion for America has led her to speaking her mind on political issues through blogs, Facebook and twitter as well as becoming active in the local political scene where she believes she can do her part to help turn our country around one opinion at a time. Suzanne's concern for the direction of America has led her to co-founding Conservative Patriot Revolution , a new media company that includes CPR: ConservativePatriotRevolution.com and the online Conservative Patriot Radio. Suzanne is also a contributor, aka a Politichick for Politichicks.tv.
Tom was born in Yonkers, NY and in 1968 was the youngest member of Mensa in the country at that time- and is to date, the highest tested individual in Mensa at that age. Educated at the University of California, Tom moved to Arizona after college in 1994, and went into the insurance business. After being a successful agent for NY Life Insurance, he decided to become an independent broker in 2005 and is now a successful entrepreneur and author of the column 'Conservative Issues from the Desert'. He calls Surprise, AZ his home, where he does volunteer work for various issues around the state, and writes for his local newspaper, The Glendale/Peoria Today. He also has been a guest Political analyst on various radio and talk shows. Conservative, funny and a candidly frank speaker, Tom is available for consultation and speaking engagements on subjects from politics to marketing. Tom writes in the style of William Buckley and George Will-- intellectual discussions about today's political topics. His complete collection of essays is now available on Amazon-- "The Conservative Chronicles" as well as various other books on modern American political thought.
Katie is a native Arizonan. She earned a degree in Communications from Grand Canyon University and worked at a resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she became fluent in Spanish. She is a staunch advocate for the unborn, volunteers for pro-life organizations and currently serves in children’s ministry at her church. She served as the Arizona state coordinator for the Rick Santorum Presidential campaign and is currently the Arizona chairwoman for Rick Santorum’s Patriot Voices. Katie has an extensive background in television/media and was recently the Communications Director for a U.S. Congressional candidate. She writes on issues foreign and domestic on her website The Conservative Cut. She holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys singing jazz and the standards.
Exurban Kevin Creighton
Kevin Creighton (aka ExurbanKevin) is the self-described physical embodiment of NAFTA: He’s a Canadian living in the U.S. who speaks fluent Spanish. He’s also, (in ascending order of importance), a former professional photographer, recovering nerd, online marketing guru, father to two adorable boys, husband to a wonderful woman and a servant of the King. Kevin blogs about politics at Exurban League and his self-defense and gunblog is Misfires And Light Strikes. When he's not blogging (which isn't all that often...), he's probably playing with his sons or cooking a meal for his family or listening to 80's alternative music or off at a shooting range somewheres.
From KFYI guest blogger Vox . . .
Over the weekend, witty Twitter users had fun with a hashtag game, #SaySomethingNiceAboutObama. Since I'm not funny, I amused myself retweeting others. :-)
I can say something nice, though - Obama's presidency has brought many of my Conservative friends out of the political closet.
Though I knew how many of them felt, I also knew them to be resistant to exposing themselves. For some it was a simple belief that "you shouldn't talk about politics or religion". For most, though, the reason was fear. Certain groups are not "allowed" to vote Republican. Blacks, Gays, college students, actors & artists, women...any member of those special classes risks ostracism or worse should they dare express unapproved views.
In the last 3 years, however, I have watched as many previously silent Republicans took their first steps in the open. Some have blossomed into powerful voices for the Right, realizing that they might inspire otherswho have been too afraid to speak out.
Heaven forbid a homosexual voter not back Obama, the backlash is swift and brutal (For instance, the radio host who told a gay Romney supporter who called in he should kill himself)
The recent vitriol directed at actress Stacy Dash shows the danger of wandering off the Democrat plantation. I need only glance at the avatars in my "Twitter Righties" list to know that more and more Conservatives of color are willing to risk it. (As of now the #Black4Romneyhashtag is a great representation, imagine it will be hijacked by race-baiters soon)
And women? Don't even DARE exercise your "right to choose" at the ballot box - when it comes to politics, you are nothing but #LadyParts.
I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND SAY IT: IF YOU'RE A WOMAN VOTING FOR MITT ROMNEY YOU ARE A GOD DAMN FOOL.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 5, 2012
Yet, through all the hateful rhetoric, I have seen my young, female, black, Hispanic, Latino, and/or gay friends raise their voices for the Conservative cause.
Even better, I have found new friends across the spectrum of age, education, gender, sexual orientation, melanin production, and religious persuasion. Friends who realize the issues that affect everyone, affect them. Freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, opportunity...those aren't special interest group concerns, they are American concerns.
I want more take home pay, more jobs, and the government out of my business. I didn't know those were white people issues. #Blacks4Romney— Savannah (@thesavvy) November 5, 2012
And, for those who are shy about voicing their opinions publicly - we still have the beautiful gift of a secret ballot. Make your voice heard, even if you don't feel like telling anyone about it.