The Outlaw Steve Corbett ink splotch

Popping Johnny Popko and Me

September 24, 2020

The name “Johnny Popko” reaches out and grabs you, squeezing like a smooth Ukrainian cage fighter crushing a stranglehold on a terrible tattooed opponent. A gentle man by nature, Popko still snaps and crackles as the laid-back host of an increasingly popular internet radio podcast that puts imitators to shame. Mature, smart, thick-skinned, all attributes […]

Corbett on Volpe

September 22, 2020

Always smart in a dark business suit, silk tie and pocket square, trial attorney Chuck Volpe cuts a sharp impression. Secure among the rich and powerful, he hosts public civic soirees and behind-closed-door private business meetings. Volpe is a player and independent thinker. That’s what makes him dangerous to the political status quo, especially to […]

Fake News Slams Scranton

September 15, 2020

Don’t ask me how to spell the CNN newsman’s full name and title. “For security reasons,” he refused to tell me. I already know how to spell CNN. And CNN spells “fake news.” My bad trip with what media critics call an enemy of the people cable network occurred this morning when I called the […]

Facing Muhammad Ali

September 12, 2020

Raising his white-taped fists fast as a whiplash, Muhammad Ali leaned close to my face and threw a crushing question. “Did you just call me nigger?” A state senator leaning against the dressing room wall laughed. Stunned by Ali’s head shot, I lowered my fists I had raised for a photograph and stared at “The […]

Let’s Keep Talking

September 4, 2020

Pointing to the red bulb over the door, I’d say, “When the light goes on you talk.” That’s the prolific advice I always gave aspiring news talk show hosts whenever they visited the WILK News Radio studio. College students, media, a variety of scouts, political candidates, elected officials and others would usually laugh. I was […]

The Outlaw Steve Corbett ink splotch