Behind The Scenes: April 27th I Like Being Sandpaper


I like being compared to sandpaper. We live in a fear-based culture that’s afraid to speak up, even in a nice way,to offer an opinion. I guess when you spend most of your life working on the news and having to keep your opinions to yourself, when freedom comes, you realize how much you missed out on. I think having cancer is a big part of it too. If someone doesn’t like something I say I don’t lose any sleep over it because “I had cancer and what could be worse than that?”

On this weeks show we’re introducing you to a series we are producing for Lochmead Farms about Chocolate milk. I work out a lot and didn’t know, until researching the subject for Lochmead, that Chocolate milk is one of the best muscle recovery drinks money can buy. The other great thing about milk is I can pronounce all of the ingredients which is not so much true with many of the alleged “Sport Drinks” you find on the market today. Most of them have so many added ingredients I’m not sure I want some of that “stuff” in my body.

We’ll also introduce you to a former Meth Addict who is in recovery right now. This is a very honest interview that I hope you will listen to seriously. I learned so much about the difficult the road to recovery is from my friend Justin, who also happens to be my barber (he’s really good).

We’re doing something really special for our next show. Monday we will be at Trader Joe’s in Eugene. They’ve agreed to give us a bunch of flowers for a project called “Flower it Forward.” This campaign started with an innocent request and a dying woman who you’ve met on RDTV a few months ago. I”d tell you more but I’d rather wait for you to see the video.

For those of you who read this entire article here is your early look at the April 27th Rick Dancer TV show. Hey, feel free to push this message forward to your friends and co-workers. We love to get more people involved in the conversation.

Yes there is an actual person named Rick Dancer. For more than 20 years I worked in the Television News Industry as a main anchor/reporter for commercial television stations in Western Oregon. I’ve received numerous awards over the years for my story telling and received “Best Writing Awards” fifteen years consecutively. You'll find me now at

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