Skip LaCombe is a libertarian radio personality with conservative values, who produces and co-hosts The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson, a radio program that airs live on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze Radio Network. Skip regularly guest hosts radio broadcasts from all over the country, has made several appearances on The Glenn Beck Program and Wilkow!, and consistently attends various political events throughout the United States.
Born in San Diego, California and raised in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Skip began his career in radio in 2001, while still in high school, interning for KKPL-FM Albuquerque. He started handling traffic reports for several different radio stations across Albuquerque, eventually working at KAGM-FM, where he first crossed paths with Doc Thompson. Doc hired Skip to produce an afternoon show for a station he was programming. Moving forward with this experience, Skip took on an assistant programming position until the station flipped, which is when he helped launch a Santa Fe AAA station on KBOM-FM and tended to the Air America affiliate. In addition, Skip went back to Albuquerque to produce a morning sports show on KNML-AM until getting the opportunity to work again with Doc in Detroit, MI in 2012. Because of another station flip, Skip was ultimately given the opportunity to produce The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson, which debuted January 21st, 2013.
2010 NMBA Sports Program of the Year
2009 NM ADDY For Best :30 Voice Over
“Getting the opportunity to work as close as I have with Glenn Beck has been a dream. I remember a decade ago, running our local station’s local affiliate in Albuquerque, making minimum wage, thinking that some day I would love to work for this guy.”
“I love to cook! I like to try to make new things in the kitchen and experiment with different techniques. I also enjoy gaming, movies, TV, and all things pop culture.”
What inspires and motivates you?
“Seeing what is happening to America is what drives me now. We have lost our way in many ways. I miss the pride I used to hold in the Republic. I’m looking for that feeling again.”
What made you decide to go into radio broadcasting?
“I’ve always loved listening to the radio, both music and spoken word. My first foot in the door was when I was in high school. I was the mascot for my school, eating at a Hooters in town during March Madness, when I met a few DJs who were there doing a broadcast. I asked them, ‘If I come back in wearing a giant ram costume, could I could get a CD?’ They naturally said, ‘Hell yea!’ Pictures were taken. School administrators were upset but I made my first contacts in the business that allowed me to get an internship.”
“For the longest time, it was to produce a nationally syndicated radio show. So it seems as if I may have peaked. It’s all downhill from here.”
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”