Glenn Beck Moves to Salt Lake City to Begin His Radio Career

Glenn’s dream of working in radio began at the tender age of eight.

His mother had given him the album The Golden Years of Radio, and he became mesmerized by shows like “The Shadow” and “War of the Worlds.” He grew up in Washington State and got his first job at a Seattle radio station when he was just thirteen years old. Soon he was working for three radio stations at the same time. His unique accomplishments, however, were overshadowed by his mother’s suicide later that year.

Eventually, Glenn was fired from all three jobs—on the same day—but he quickly found himself back on the airwaves. By the time he graduated high school, Glenn was programming and doing the morning show at a local radio station.