Tim Parker had been editor of his high school newspaper, his high school year book, then his college newspaper. When the school started its own radio station, Tim became its first news director. Tim saw himself as one day becoming his hero Dan Rather. So when, he got word that KTSL was looking for field reporters he felt this was a sign from God that he had found his life purpose. But the station assigned him to report on stories of no consequence like, the newest food item at the fair, “Bacon Ice Cream”. And girl scout gets badge for knitting a coat for her horse. When the Burton killing occurred Tim saw this as his chance to get national exposure and to catapult him closer to his ultimate national anchor dream.