The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Column: Mud in my ears


January 25, 2017

Every newspaper is a little bit different when it comes to listening to police calls.

Some will have the scanner on at all times, some will just turn it on when they hear sirens, and some won't turn it on at all.

I've found there has to be some sort of happy medium, but this was gained from experiencing all three.

The first newspaper I worked at had the scanner going all the time. It was a town much larger than Whitehall and it never stopped. It was almost impossible to get anything done with that thing going off for everything. I would cringe every time someone got pulled over because...

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