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WIBC's Katz on politics, Hoosiers and Trump

Posted at 8:59 PM, Mar 30, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's not that WIBC's Tony Katz has ever been short on callers – it's just that this year's presidential race has Hoosiers grabbing their phones like never before to weigh in.

Katz, a Jersey boy who bounced around the country and radio dial before settling in Indy, says there's no caller like a Hoosier.

"You've got people who are agreeing with you. They're disagreeing with you. Then you've got people correcting you because they know the subject matter really well and they're saying, 'Tony don't forget this and don’t forget that this once happened in 1907,'" Katz said. "And you're researching, and they're right and you let them go, so, no, nothing typical in Indiana."

A self-described conservative, Katz says certain callers are angry – about Hillary Clinton, about Donald Trump, about all kinds of things. But when it comes to anger, Katz says don't look at him.

"I think people have this idea that I'm an angry guy," Katz said. "I have the greatest life in the world and I've worked hard to get here, and I don't shy away from it. There are only great things ahead."

There are great things ahead for Indiana, too, Katz says – especially since its May 3 primary will be unusually important this year.

For now, Katz has his eyes on the Republican convention this summer.

"What I do know is, the Republican Party has an opportunity to destroy itself completely, for the extent that it isn't already, with a choice they make in Cleveland," Katz said. "Make the wrong choice and that's over. Let's start fresh again."

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