'Well here we are, and aren't we glad': News Director Dave Thompson on his lifelong love for radio

Aug 22, 2018

Lowell Loritz and Dave Thompson at the StoryCorps MobileBooth in Bismarck, ND.

You don’t have to listen to Prairie Public for very long before you hear News Director Dave Thompson. He’s known as the dean of the North Dakota press pool and he’s infamous for his puns.

Dave visited the StoryCorps MobileBooth in Bismarck with his Prairie Public colleague, Lowell Loritz. In this excerpt from their conversation, we learn about Dave's lifelong love of radio, the beginnings of Prairie Public's radio service, and how the radio industry has changed.