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Pat McMahon

Updated Jun 11, 2012 - 4:13 pm


You know, usually I try to use the moments between you and me to make them more about you than me.

Oh, I;ll offer thoughts and opinions about the issues of the day but, hopefully, they are reflections on topics that may affect you personally.

However, this morning I choose to talk about me -- and her -- and us. Over the weekend, I celebrated my 28th wedding anniversary.

Yes, in spite of what some of you might think, my long-suffering wife, Duffy, celebrated too. Her parents were married for 65 years, mine nearly forever, but it seems, these days, 28 years comes close to eligibility for the Guinness Book of World Records.

How sad that there are so many divorces after hardly enough time to get acquainted. And the children of those brief encounters never knowing what it's like to grow up with the mom and dad that conceived him.

I don't know whether we should make it harder to get a divorce or harder to get married.

Perhaps a one-question polygraph test: Are you sure?

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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