Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Mike Baxter's Office Makeover

Mike Baxter, KA0XTT's, new office on the "Last Man Standing"
TV show. Note the prominently displayed Worked All Zones
certificate! (Photos courtesy John Amodeo, AA6JA/"Last Man Standing")
If you're a fan of the "Last Man Standing" TV show – whose lead character, Mike Baxter, is portrayed as a ham– you may notice that his office has gotten a makeover when the program begins it eighth season in January. That's because, as Producer John Amodeo, AA6JA, explains, Mike will become head of the "Outdoor Man" chain of stores this season, and John felt his office needed to have a more business-like look.

Don't worry, the ham station is still there and still prominent, but the QSL cards have been replaced by additional certificates testifying to the on-air prowess of KA0XTT, a fictional call sign. If you aren't familiar with the show, Baxter is played by Tim Allen, who has a ham license in real life (KK6OTD). Cast member Jet Jurgensmeyer, who plays Mike's grandson, Boyd, holds a ham license as well (KE0UWZ), as do several members of the show's production staff. "Last Man Standing" airs on Thursday nights at 8 PM eastern on Fox.