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of Freedom’ Wins Michigan Association of Broadcasters Award! - The
weekly military news/talk radio program, “Frontlines of Freedom,” hosted
by Lt. Col. Denny Gillem, U.S. Army (Retired) (pictured here at
right), wins “Best in Category” Regularly Scheduled Weekend Broadcast
Personality or Team; and “Best in Category” Special Show Broadcast
Personality from the Michigan Broadcasters Association. Gillem
says, “To be recognized again for producing a top-notch program is not
only good for our show’s team, but it sends the message to all radio
stations that you too can add winning shows to your station’s weekend
schedule. Our affiliates already know that, and we thank them for it.”
Executive producer Josh Leng (pictured at left) notes, “We made the
decision to expand ‘Frontlines of Freedom’ to two hours based on listener
response, the host’s desire, advertiser demand, and radio program
directors’ feedback to have a longer show that offers a better TSL
opportunity to improve their ratings. The two-hour program also ensures
we always have enough time to fully cover all the important military news
and issues of the day.”
lively and entertaining syndicated radio show provides a different kind of
approach to helping people build wealth and eliminate personal debt.
Forget about stock analysis, portfolios, investments and interest rates –
this is NOT your typical financial show! Instead, show topics range from
credit card and budgeting strategies – to negotiating mortgages, business
start‐ups and success stories. Listener Q&A, motivational and practical
tips combine to give the audience actionable ideas for saving money,
building personal wealth or starting a new business.
Hosted by international speaker and recognized real estate
& finance expert
Cummings, this info-packed show provides insights and interviews
with a variety of nationally renowned experts and authors, combined with
listener questions in a fun and fast-paced format! Chip is a #1
best‐selling author of eight books, who regularly appears on the FOX
Morning Show, FOX & Friends, Wall Street Journal, and many other media
programs. He was a featured guest on the cable TV series “Sweat Equity”,
and has over $1 Billion in sales volume under his belt. At his side
providing commentary, is Tony Rubleski.
Tony is also a featured speaker, best‐selling author and renowned expert
at teaching people the “mindset” for professional achievement. Their
clients include many Fortune 500 companies and international clients, and
together they bring an energy that’s focused on total personal success for
One of the greatest features of the radio show is the
variety of noted national guest experts. Interviews with dynamic
personalities such as Sharon Lechter (Rich Dad Poor Dad®), John
Cummuta (best-selling financial author), Les Brown (world
business motivational speaker), Lisa Lloyd (ABC’s Shark Tank),
Brian Tracy (business expert), as well as authors, business and
financial experts from every walk of life. Each guest brings practical
tips, experience and a unique perspective to the topic each week!
The Kim Komando Show airs live 10A -
1P Saturdays on
that big!'' -- CBS News
She's a "Digital Goddess"! Her moniker says it all.
is featured on her weekly show. It isn't just about
Kim's weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard (via
her own national radio network called WestStar) on over 470 stations. In
addition, she has written ten books about life in the digital age; sends out
close to 10 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated
newspaper column, which also runs in USA Today.com. She does all of this,
while raising a son and operating a growing media empire, with her husband and
associate, Barry Young. “I am relentless in my pursuits,” says Kim.
“It’s a lot of hard work, but when you dig what you do, it makes it a lot more
She's a pioneer in marketing and training for home computers,
and recently won the 2007 Gracie Award. She was voted by Talker's Magazine
as "Woman of the Year" and is the answer to a question in the game Trivial
Pursuit! Kim has evolved into a national digital guru. “It’s not about
techies and computer-troubleshooting anymore,” she says. “It’s now about a
lifestyle – the lifestyle of a digital age.” Most recently, she was a
featured speaker while attending Fortune Magazines' 2009 Most Powerful Woman
Summit, a prestigious meeting of the nation's top CEOs including Yahoo!, Xerox,
Dupont and Warren Buffett.
No overnight success -
Kim has built a media legacy driven by her passion for "all things digital."
Born and raised in New Jersey, her father was a successful businessman.
Her mother was part of the team that developed the UNIX operating system.
Business and computer technology were a staple at home. She fondly
remembers: “When my father would ask me what I did in school, if I didn’t have
anything noteworthy to tell him, he would make me read an article in the
Wall Street Journal and then report back to him what I learned.” It
might not have been as much fun as playing with Ken and Barbie, but it made a
lasting impression on Kim.
She graduated from high school at 16 and Arizona State
University when she was 20. By then, she had set up a successful business,
training people to use their computers, “I’ll never forget one of my first
classes. It had about 20 people in it, and in the front row was the president of
a bank and next to him was an 8-year-old. I told the class to turn on their
computers, and the kid leaned over to the bank president and said, ‘It’s that
switch over there…’”
That business made Kim realize just how universal the computer
age had become. She began envisioning her empire, which would come in less than
10 years. After stints at IBM and AT&T in sales, Kim joined Unisys,
selling mainframe systems to big clients, including Motorola, Hughes and, in
particular, Honeywell. The latter was embroiled in a lawsuit with Unisys
when Kim got the account, “It was assumed I was going to die on the vine,” she
remembers. But Kim sold Honeywell a system for $12 million, cash.
Leaves corporate life for good -
With a nice commission, Kim decided to focus on a column about
computers for the Arizona Business Gazette, “I called this gal at that
paper every day for a year,” she remembers. “I knew there was a need for a
regular column on computers. No one was doing this. Eventually, I was
given a small column to write, and soon after, I tried to syndicate it to other
papers.” The newspaper column led to a call-in talk show about computers,
which aired late at night on KFYI in Phoenix.
It was small beginnings, but the bug had bitten her. On
January 1st, 1992, only seven years after graduating from college, she made a
big career change: dishing out advice to consumers via print and radio outlets.
When she told her folks, she said, they were convinced she was out of her mind.
The column and radio show combined earned her only $60 a week, “My dad thought I
was crazy,” she adds, laughing. “He offered to help carry me through, but I had
the money from the big Unisys commission check, so I said I would make it on my
A terrible loss -
Then, as Komando embarked on her new path, tragedy struck: Her fiancé died in a
plane crash, “I was just so terribly devastated,” she recalls. “I had lost the
one person that I was going to build a life with. He was there, and then
suddenly, he was gone. Now, I had no job, and I did not have the capacity
to work, either. I was really distraught.” Doctors offered
short-term solutions, but none made sense to Komando, “The shrinks offered to
put me on any drugs I wanted, such as Zoloft or Prozac, but I resisted. I
did not want to mask the grief; I wanted to go through it. I knew that
once I went through it, I could heal. One of my doctors welcomed this but
said that in order to do it successfully, I needed to stay busy."
Kim adopted a rigid discipline, “I would get up at 6 a.m. and
run or bike, and exercise. I would come back home and do my columns, and work on
a book. I also did a deal to write an infomercial about selling computer
training tapes that I had developed.” The infomercial was successful.
Soon, Kim was enjoying her cut on over 150,000 sets of tape cassettes that had
been sold, for $80 - $120 each, “I was getting some pretty healthy checks,” she
says, smiling. A second generation of tapes called Prodigy came soon
after. In the third generation, she included America Online. “When AOL was
on board, I also negotiated a role running the online giant’s computer info
section on the AOL site.”
While her career picked up, her life took another turn. Her
father died very unexpectedly, "My mother came home from work and found my
father under the Christmas tree. He called me the night before he passed
away that day. I still miss him so much. I often think when making a
decision... what would Daddy say?"
Soon after, Kim began a relationship with the man who would
eventually become her business partner, husband and soul mate: Barry Young, “I
actually met Barry while my fiancé, Jerry, was still alive," she said. "He
worked as the program director of KFYI.” It was Barry whom Kim called to
confirm her fiancé's crash. “I called Barry in the newsroom because I was
trying to find out what had happened with Jerry’s plane. I needed a
straight scoop on the plane crash and I knew he could get it for me.
“I didn’t start dating again until 18 months later and Barry
kept calling me and one day he told me he was in love with me, and I would say,
‘Yeah, I know, but we are just friends and you are not my type…’ But, like
Kim, Barry was relentless, “He kept bugging me until I agreed to three dates. He
said: ‘Go out with me three times and if, after the third date you still aren’t
into me, we’ll go back to being just friends.’” Kim gave in and had a
great time on their dates. Eventually, they were married, “It’s a very
symbiotic relationship,” she says. “We balance each other out. Barry is
into the creative elements of our company,” she explains. “He can tell you what
content a show will include, what works, what sounds the very best and precisely
how to do the magic of radio. His mind works like that. I am just
the opposite. I will sit in the same meeting and tell people how we’re going to
market it and sell it to the national sponsors.”
Setting sights on national radio -
In the mid-1990s, as her show began to grow, she set up
WestStar TalkRadio Network with Barry, “In order to take a radio show national,
you start with the big networks like ABC and CBS to see if it is what they want.
It was 1994 and the guy at ABC told me a syndicated show with people talking
about computers would never work. This was in 1994!” Programmers at CBS
Radio were even less enthusiastic. She laughs, “They told me computers and
the Internet were a fad... it would never go. They said computers are like
the pet rock.”
Convinced a national audience existed for her show, she and
Barry forged onward, station-by-station, syndicating them with their firm called
WestStar. Kim’s audience grew steadily. Today, it has over 470 radio
outlets and close to 10 million weekly listeners. The company now also
syndicates other national radio shows. Kim and Barry built their first
studio on a shoestring in 1994. Today, they operate from a
6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Phoenix, with six studios and 30
employees. The show airs weekends for three hours and receives 50,000
calls per hour.
Among Kim's pursuits have been a healthy balance of work and
motherhood. In 2000, her son, Lan, was born. Until he was 4, he
attended pre-school classes at the office with a state-certified teacher, “Being
a mother is the greatest thing I have ever done,” says Kim, reflecting on her
years of success. “It is better than anything I have done in business. Lan
and I are very, very close. We spend a lot of time together. I had
to figure out how to be a stay-at-home mom and still be at work.”
Meanwhile, Kim and Barry are focusing on their growing
business and their growing son, “I know this stuff. I just do,” says Kim.
“I have worked in computers all my life. I got my degree in computer
information systems, and when I was in school, I learned to think like a
computer. They would say, 'If you do A and B, then C will happen,' and you
can figure it out from there. You learn to think in a linear way, and I do that
in my real life. So, it just all makes sense to me.”
And by the looks of her success, it makes perfect sense to the
rest of America, as well.
Mike Avery Outdoors airs
(pre-recorded) 7A - 10A Saturdays on
Magazine Radio is Michigan’s number one outdoor radio show. The three
hour weekly program is heard on WIOS Saturday mornings at 7AM and the
podcast is available on demand worldwide. Each week Mike talks with
outdoor experts and industry leaders about hunting, fishing and wildlife related
issues in celebration of the outdoor lifestyle. Learn about the latest
hunting and fishing news and Mike has tips and suggestions on where to go and
how to get the most from your next outdoor experience. Mike is joined each week
by industry experts to discuss the latest techniques, strategy and equipment.
Mike also has "Dixie" Dave on almost every weekend to tell you about gourmet
recipes and how to prepare your game for a wonderful dining experience.
Levin has become one of the hottest properties in Talk radio, his top-rated
show on WABC New York is now syndicated nationally by Citadel Media Networks. He
is also one of the top new authors in the conservative political arena. Mark's
radio show on WABC in New York City skyrocketed to Number 1 on the AM dial in
his first 18 months on the air in the competitive 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM time slot.
Mark's book Men in Black was released February 7, 2005 and quickly climbed to
Number 3 in the nation on the New York Times Best-Seller list. When your book is
endorsed by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, you know you have a winner on your
hands. In a short period of time, Mark has become one of the most listened to
local radio Talk show hosts in the nation.
Mark Levin took over the WABC 6:00 PM slot on
September 2, 2003. Before that, he hosted a popular Sunday afternoon program.
"He's smart, witty, and fast on the draw," according to WABC Program Director
Phil Boyce. "He has this sharp sarcastic wit that can easily stun his opponents.
I know I would not want to debate him." Mark's show follows the ever popular
Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity on WABC, but everyday he manages to come up with
a new twist on the day's top news events, as well as his own unique information.
His passion and intellect have made him a favorite of tens of thousands of radio
listeners in the New York City area.
Mark has been a frequent guest and substitute
host on The Sean Hannity Show, and has also been an advisor to Limbaugh, who
frequently refers to him on the air with the nickname "F. Lee Levin." He is
perhaps more well-known for his nickname, "The Great One," coined by his friend
Mark Levin is one of America's preeminent
conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers. He's in great demand as a
political and legal commentator, and has appeared on hundreds of television and
radio programs. Levin is also a contributing editor for National Review Online,
and writes frequently for other publications. Levin has served as a top advisor
to several members of President Ronald Reagan's Cabinet - including as Chief of
Staff to the Attorney General of the United States. In 2001, the American
Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan
Award. He currently practices law in the private sector, heading up the
prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington DC.
Obama's first term: the change America was hoping for?
Levin's radio program on Tuesday evening he cited a number of unflattering
statistics regarding Barack Obama's first term, ones the fawning legacy
media mostly filter out or otherwise gloss over. (See table below.) He
also adroitly dissected the inauguration speech and ridiculed favorable
comparisons of Obama to Ronald Reagan that are apparently
en vogue. Levin played excerpts of Ronald Reagan's first inauguration
speech and the contrast versus Obama was, of course, stark.
show, if you missed it, is worth a listen. That show plus others of his
over the past two months are archived and available for download free
good synopsis of Levin's current assessment of our predicament is
Though I don't know him personally, no public figure, in my opinion,
better understands what is
happening now in this country - the root causes and historical and
philosophical context of the left's statist agenda - than Mark R. Levin.
He is fearless, willing to call people out (no matter their party
affiliation), and sometimes refreshingly politically incorrect. He is not
afraid to publicly lend his support to truly conservative candidates for
office, regardless of their name recognition or chances of victory. As to
this country's founders, its founding documents, and first principles,
Levin's knowledge is deep and his loyalty fierce. Levin puts his money and
where his mouth is and isn't afraid to mix it up, politically and legally
speaking. I will not be surprised if Levin plays a key role in the
advancement of the next GOP standard bearer - to the chagrin of the Party
Along the lines of the data cited by Levin on his
program on Tuesday, I
prepared the table below. The statistics shown comport with the ones
referenced by Levin, though I added some others of a similar nature
We lost the election in November because the GOP failed to see
the tyranny going on in this country and they gave up on the
Judeo-Christian values that this nation was founded on.
Conservatism is the answer to the question the Republican
establishment keeps asking about what is needed to align the
party with the will of the people. Yet it’s the one answer
they are unwilling to accept. They overlook the obvious when
seeking why the party lost in 2012. Establishment Republicans,
also known as r.i.n.o.s, want to re-brand the Republican
Party by surrendering our principles. These moderate
Republicans want us to abandon our religious freedoms through
Obamacare which forces businesses and organizations to pay for
abortions and birth control and similarly abandon our second
amendment rights with insane new gun laws. These same
Republicans want to make the party become pro-choice,
pro-amnesty, pro-gay marriage and pro tax the so- called-
rich: in other words they want us to become Democrats. How do
Republicans win again? What message will reach the modern
American people? What the moderates continuously fail to see
is the solution needs a philosophical base.
Preeminent constitutional scholar, best
selling author and talk show host, Mark
Levin says “Conservatism is the antidote
to tyranny.” Mark Levin’s books about
judicial activism, liberty and
conservatism are eloquent, artistic,
literary masterpieces that started an
intellectual movement all across our
nation. His writings played a
significant role in winning the House of
Representatives back in 2010. There is a
reason why he is called The Great One.
Levin is a contemporary Shakespeare
whose books should be left out on your
desk like your Bible, dictionary,
thesaurus or Constitution. They should
be a reference that should be looked at
time and time again if not daily.
Mark Levin’s radio show is equally brilliant as he fearlessly faces the
enemies of liberty head on. The airwaves
broadcast poetic creative genius
combined with solid logic and reason
about what Levin calls the post
constitutional America. Mark Levin uses
his show to dissect history and
philosophy. He takes the Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution and
Madison’s notes from the Constitutional
Convention and ties it in to current
events in a way that has never been done
before. Then he packages all of this in
a fun way with his own unique wit and
charm. When Levin reads to us about
Jefferson, Madison, Washington,
Hamilton, Franklin, Adams, and the
others, he does it in a way that paints
a vivid picture so that in the
audience’s imagination one is
transported to Independence Hall in the
late 1700′s. You can almost smell and
feel the air in the room and hear the
voices back at the Constitutional
Convention when he speaks about these
matters and brings them to life.
Mark has a unique relationship with what
he calls his “beloved audience.” It
reminds me of the relationship President
Reagan had with the American people. His
audience absolutely treasures him. I
have seen many other moderate Republican
authors try to unsuccessfully duplicate
this relationship with their readers and
become angry and jealous when they don’t
achieve it. [Cough, David Frum, Cough]
What they don’t understand is that they
don’t have Mark Levin’s heart. One only
needs to read Rescuing Sprite or listen
to one episode of his radio show to see
how much love and loyalty Mr. Levin
shows to his family, his friends, his
fans, his pets and his country. I
greatly admire and respect this man. I
truly believe that history looking back
on these years will reflect that Mark
Levin played a crucial role in saving
this great nation through educating and
rallying the citizens the way Thomas
Paine inspired Americans during the
beginning of the revolution. Personally,
I was crushed and in tears on election
night when Obama won. I couldn’t have
made it through the last few months
without the comfort of this show and I
know I’m not alone. For so many he is a
daily source for wisdom, guidance and
counsel, a source for hope and
inspiration in these dark days that
And It doesn’t stop there. Mark
Levin is also president of Landmark
Legal Foundation, a tax exempt
organization that fights to preserve
constitutional principles. Landmark
is a watchdog going after the NEA
the EPA and other big government
organizations. On January 25, 2013 A
federal appeals court ruled that
President Obama violated the
Constitution when he bypassed the
Senate to fill vacancies on the
National Labor Relations Board.
Landmark argued in its brief that
the President’s use of the
Constitution’s “recess appointments”
clause violated the restrictions
placed by the Constitution on that
power. The Court adopted Landmark
Legal Foundation’s argument in full.
What I believe I am watching and
witnessing first hand is what I
call the reawakening of
Enlightenment. This is a cultural
conservative movement and the
moderates will need to join us or
step aside! Levin has found a way
to make the philosophers from the
age of reason and enlightenment
cool to a whole new generation.
Mr. Levin never gets bogged down
in the daily nonsense. If you are
looking to avoid gossip on Lance
Armstrong’s lies or Manti Teo’s
imaginary girlfriend, his show
will be one of the only places to
find relief from this garbage. In
the days of Kim Kardashian, Justin
Bieber and what Rush Limbaugh
calls the low information voter,
Levin has found a way to make the
Second Treatise cool to teenagers
and upcoming twenty -something
hipsters. While Katy Perry sings
about her breakups and Beyonce is
lip syncing, an underground
movement is brewing of unexpected
intellectuals learning to fall in
love with Bastiat, Alexis de
Tocqueville and Montesquieu. A
patriotic passion for our framers
and the Constitution is lighting
up all over this great land of
ours. Levin awakens the sleeping
masses one by one as people begin
to see these philosophers in a
whole new light and finally see
their impact and influence on our
founding fathers. Slowly, I see
people undergoing this new
affinity with our Constitution and
its drafters. Now that we feel
this cloud of tyranny, the
realization occurs that this
freedom we have taken for granted
is now slipping away, but this
army of citizens can now relate to
the framers more than ever before.
This is the rebirth of the love of
liberty and Levin is leading the
charge. He is our conservative
pugnacious pit bull, our General
Patton, our warrior William
Wallace guiding and directing our
fight to save the USA.
Mark Levin served in the
Justice Department under the
wonderful Ed Meese during
the Reagan administration.
The Reagan spirit is still
alive in Levin and in all of
us as well. Ronald Reagan
once said “You and I have a
rendezvous with destiny. We
will preserve for our
children this, the last best
hope of man on Earth, or we
will sentence them to take
the last step into a
thousand years of darkness.”
Mark Levin reminds us every
night that we the people can
preserve the civil society
and reestablish the
Constitution. We will not be
the generation to lose
liberty. Freedom will not
die on our watch! We will
fight to pass this torch to
our children. This fight
will be long and arduous but
we shall overcome. Together
all of us in his infantry,
Levin’s beloved audience,
will put Obama, the
masterminds and the statists
on the ash heap of history.
New York, NY –
December 13, 2012 - Courtside Entertainment Group announced
today a new agreement to distribute The Laura Ingraham Show to
her national radio audience beginning January 2, 2013. Ingraham’s highly
anticipated return to her more than 300 radio affiliates will offer
audiences an expanded show experience and a heightened presence on new
One of the most popular radio hosts in the United States, Ingraham
returns to radio coast-to-coast, while significantly increasing her
audience through Launchpad Digital Media, a division of Norm Pattiz’s
Courtside Entertainment Group. Launchpad will digitally stream the
three-hour program live online, make it available as an on-demand
podcast, and feature new original content from Ingraham’s Dream in My
Head Productions. The Laura Ingraham Show will be produced by
Dream In My Head Productions with ad representation residing at
“I guess this means putting aside my xylophone and modern dance
ambitions,” Ingraham quipped. “I’m thrilled to partner with Norm Pattiz,
who originally brought my show to radio in 2001 and humbled by the
outpouring of affection from my listeners. Courtside's commitment to
our team, our audience, and stations will broaden the reach of the Laura
Ingraham Show to new radio markets nationwide. The exciting
collaboration with Launchpad gives us the opportunity to establish a
strong digital presence—a place where our audience can always find their
‘Healthy Radio Addiction’ on-demand and more. Via Dream In My Head
Productions, my partner Raymond Arroyo and I are creating original
digital programming and new television and multi-media content.
“I look forward to resuming the conversation with the greatest
audience in radio and those who have never listened before--making
news, creating laughs, and talking about the things that really matter.
People need more laughter and fewer lectures; more fresh insights and
fewer stale talking points. Each day the Laura Ingraham Show will
drive the national conversation with humor and inspiration for a nation
that sorely needs it."
“The wait is over. The most listened to woman on political talk
is returning to the national airwaves and is making a major move into
the on-demand digital space,” said Norm Pattiz. “Laura Ingraham is one
of the most popular and well-known personalities in America today.
Recognizing the rapidly growing demand for great on-demand digital
content, we are honored that Laura has chosen Launchpad to share her wit
and wisdom with the widening online audience. Launchpad is currently
delivering over 90 million downloads per month, and we are excited to
continue adding powerful radio personas like Laura Ingraham to the
expanding roster of Launchpad podcast offerings.”
Major programming executives are already reacting to the
Dave Houston, the GM of Ingraham's flagship WTNT in Washington, DC,
said, "Since the announcement of Laura's radio hiatus, our listeners
have been clamoring for her return. This is fantastic news--her voice
is unique and was sorely missed."
Laura Scotti, the General Manager at Crawford Broadcasting Company
(Ingraham affiliates in Denver and Birmingham) enthused, "Laura Ingraham
provides top quality programming which our listeners thoroughly enjoy.
We all look forward to hearing her on air again.”
About Laura Ingraham
Laura Ingraham is the most listened-to woman in political talk radio
in the United States. "The Laura Ingraham Show" is heard on hundreds of
stations nationwide and has been addicting legions of listeners since
its launch in 2001. Always smart and entertaining, Laura is a regular
Fox News contributor and the principal substitute host on The O'Reilly
Factor. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of five books: The
Hillary Trap, Shut Up & Sing, Power to the People, The
Obama Diaries, and new smash hit Of Thee I Zing: America's
Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots. A former litigator
and Supreme Court law clerk, Laura is a graduate of University of
Virginia School of law and Dartmouth College. She is also an avid
supporter of our troops and a variety of military organizations. Laura
lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her three children.
About Launchpad Digital Media
Launchpad Digital Media (www.launchpaddigitalmedia.com) is one of the
largest players in the on-demand media world. Lead by digital, online
and podcast sales pioneer Kit Gray, Launchpad’s podcast platform
includes some of the biggest names in digital entertainment including
Adam Carolla, CBS News, Afterbuzz TV with Maria Menounos, Jay Mohr, Dr.
Drew, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Mark & Lynda, Brian & Jill, and Penn
Jillette. Launchpad is also home to the Sideshow Network, The Fake
Mustache Network, Riotcast Network, Splitsider Network and the Toad Hop
Network making Launchpad one of the industry’s largest players.
About Courtside Entertainment Group
Courtside Entertainment Group produces and finances multi-platform,
quality programming, including: Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points, Loveline,
One Minute Clinic with Dr. Drew Pinsky, The Dave Koz Show and a wide
variety of music specials featuring exclusive interviews with the
biggest names in every music genre. Courtside is the latest venture
from Westwood One founder, Norman Pattiz.
The Rusty Humphries Show airs (pre-recorded) 12A - 3A Tue - Saton
Rusty Humphries Show is a fast-paced, issue oriented, caller-driven talk show. Rusty's unique talent can make you laugh one minute and cry the next as he
challenges his listeners on the hottest topics of the day. His
matter-of-fact, common-sense delivery is highly entertaining and informative.
Rusty's high energy and passion transcends the radio and it feels as though he
is in the same room with you.
For the last six years in a row, Rusty has been named to
Talkers Magazine's "Heavy 100". Rusty was inducted into the Nevada
Broadcasters' Hall of Fame as its youngest inductee ever.
Rusty combines his unique, comic genius with his musical
talent to sing and produce some of the best parodies in the business today.
It doesn't matter if it is a Rusty "Classic" or just made up on the spot, the
audience loves them.
Rusty is not afraid to say what he thinks, or how he feels.
At an early age, he lost his father in the Vietnam war and has been a passionate
supporter of veterans' issues ever since. While Rusty is extremely
generous in all his charitable pursuits, he approaches charity as "help for
those who truly need it" or "those that try to help themselves". He is
critical of wasteful government programs and the people that cheat those
only 44 years old, Rusty Humphries has been in the radio and music business for
over 25 years. The nationally syndicated talk-personality is heard through The
Talk Radio Network on over 250 radio stations nationwide and growing. He's also
one of the only radio hosts heard on both XM and Sirius satellite radio.
Rusty has had a very successful and colorful career. He's been a contestant
on The Wheel of Fortune, a tour guide at Universal Studios in Hollywood, and
even a candidate for U.S. Senate. He has done numerous charitable activities
such as working with US Troops in Iraq and sending children needed school
supplies. He has sent US Troops DVDs for their enjoyment. He took a local cancer
group, comprised of 16 children and their families, to Disneyland. He was
responsible for bringing The Moving Vietnam Wall to his community; he’s helped
the State of Nevada raise 1.5 million dollars for the WWII Memorial in
Washington DC; and he’s been involved in countless other charitable projects in
local communities across the nation. Rusty actively involves himself in local
communities in America's heartland, setting him apart from most talk show hosts,
he sets the benchmark for talk show hosts getting involved at the local
Rusty’s on air broadcasts have taken him to Iraq, Kuwait, England, Cuba,
Mexico, Italy, and Israel (including Gaza and The West Bank). He has become an
expert in military affairs. He regularly features some of America's solders and
great leaders live from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. He has direct
connections to the Pentagon and Centcom (US Central Command).
Rusty has been named one of America's 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show
Hosts eight years in a row and was nominated as Talk Personality Of The Year by
Radio and Records. He was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame as
its youngest inductee ever. Later, Humphries was named Celebrity of the Year by
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
For more than 10 years Rusty was the Executive Director of TM Century Morning
Show Services. His company provided parody songs, music, and jingles to over 300
morning radio shows in America with an additional 500 stations worldwide via The
Armed Forces Radio Network.
Rusty has hosted radio shows in New York City, Dallas, San Diego, Atlanta,
and Ft. Wayne. He has also worked at radio stations in Chicago, Los Angeles,
Seattle, Kansas City, and Portland, Oregon.
Rusty is a singer/songwriter. In addition to writing more radio morning show
jingles than anyone alive (heard on radio stations all over the world), his
song, Do The Bart Simpson, made national charts and was the inspiration for The
Simpson's Multi-platinum CD.
Humphries has produced five musical CDs including "Bomb Iraq - Rusty
Humphries Takes on the Terrorists," which was the largest selling CD in
laugh.com history. The recording company is partially owned by George Carlin and
features the largest selection of recorded humorists available such as Ray
Ramano, Woody Allen, and Robin Williams to name just a few. His CD "Greeting
From America - Wish You Were Here" was a "best of" collection made specifically
for the troops in harm's way; it featured songs and well wishes from radio
listeners from across the country.
Rusty is currently working on several things: growing his syndicated radio
show; writing a book; planning a concert tour; and developing a TV show. He
considers his passion for children's and veterans’ issues to be the most
important parts of his career.
Rusty is recently widowed; his wife, Ami Kathleen, died in 2008 after a
long-battle with interstitial cystitis. Rusty raises his two daughters, Katelynn
and Karaline, as a single parent.
The Rusty Humphries Show is featured in great cities across America like San
Francisco, Tampa, Houston, Orlando, Seattle, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Norfolk,
Cleveland, Honolulu, and your town (hopefully).
Listen for Rusty's quick wit and sincere passion as he
engages his caller and audience in the hottest conversations of the day.
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