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OC Spotlight on 80s Superstar Gino Vannelli

• October 11th, 2019

We catch up with 80s Superstar Gino Vannelli as he returns to LA for a special concert Saturday, Oct. 12 at the incredible Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. We hear again how he crashed the gates at A&M studios back in the 70s to personally meet Herb Albert (who signed him the next week). And how he went on to record numerous Gold and Platinum records with them into the 90s.  Then how he drifted to Europe and other styles when American music changed. And how he's touring again with continued passion and a catalog of new music covering a wider swath of material and sounds from his original romantic hits to his renewed interest in acoustic jazz and classical singing. As a long time fan of his music, I can honestly say he's never sounded better!

Tickets are going fast for Gino's return to LA this Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.  Don't miss it! We'll see you there...


New Show at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Theatre in Buena Park

• September 9th, 2019

Ahoy all ye pirate lovers (be ye big or small).  There's a new show at the long running PIRATE'S DINNER ADVENTURE here in Buena Park called "Secrets of the Deep". Set aboard an 18th-century Spanish galleon, anchored in a 250,000-gallon indoor lagoon, Pirate’s dinner theater combines fantasy, fun, and a first-class restaurant along with lots of swashbuckling action, treasure hunting and swordplay plus the loudest cannon fire and swingingest pirates you'll ever see. Join us as we meet the cast and discuss this new show here on Orange County's only pirate radio station, OC TALK RADIO and our weekly OC SPOTLIGHT show.


New Non-Invasive Surgery for Prostate Cancer Using UltraSound

• September 9th, 2019

Too many men my age don't get themselves tested for prostate cancer given their fear of the usual surgery and its side affects for impotency and pain.  No reason any longer here in OC with the Pacific Coast Urology Center's breakthru UltraSound treatment which Dr. Robert Pugash has been pioneering overseas with his patients for years and now offers locally thru his clinics in Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos (now that it's recently been certified here in this country as well). 

Imagine.  A totally non-invasive treatment to destroy prostate cancer cells without the pain and blood loss and long recovery time associated with traditional prostate surgery.  One that focuses ultrasound to travel right thru your body to focus just on the specific cancer area, without the harmful effects of other forms of radiation. It's mind boggling as we discuss this relatively new-to-the-US treatment with Dr. Robert Pugash and his efforts to train and bring this technology to other surgeons across the country thru his separate partnership with HIFU Prostate Services (for "High Intensity Focused Ultrasound").

On this week's OC SPOTLIGHT...highlighting the most amazing people doing the most incredible things right here in our own backyard.  On Orange County's only community radio station, OC TALK RADIO.


Should Brand Managers Use Podcasts to Tell Their Story?

• August 1st, 2019

We produce a show for West Virginia University's DATA MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS program. An online Masters Program that looks at "the intersection of data driven decision making and modern marketing practices" taught by actual marketing practitioners around the country.

In it, they talk about topics in marketing today (often involving data) and today's topic centered around making sense of all the new marketing channels.
At the end, I sometimes get to ask the host and their guest a question, and this week I asked "so how about the channel we're on now?  Should today's brands and brand managers be using podcasts to tell their stories?"
LISTEN TO THEIR REPLY.  And let us know if you agree...

NBA Star Rick Darnell Discusses Cannabis and Building Businesses After Basketball

• June 27th, 2019

Listen as Attorney Michael Brette (founder of Small Cap Equity Advisors and author of Raising Capital for Your Business) talks with former NBA Star Rick Darnell (who once played back in the day with the legendary Dr. J...Julius Erving) about his transition from basketball into being a successful businessman with liquor brands like Comisario (the world's most awarded tequila) and his current passion for the healing power of cannabis and CBD.  He talks about his work today as LA Chapter President for the Retired NBA Players Association and how he helps younger players make the difficult transition out of basketball to a successful 2nd phase of their career. And how his passion for the possibilities of cannabis continues to grow as he watches more and more players struggle with the aftermath of injuries and the over-prescription of opioids for pain (and the ensuing pain and addictions they cause). As we put our finger on the pulse of business today, here on OC Talk Radio...Orange County's only community radio station


Party Like It’s 1919…to celebrate end of WWI 7:30pm TONITE at Muckenthaller Cultural Center

• June 27th, 2019

Celebrate the 100 Year anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles that ended the FIRST World War exactly a century ago...TODAY! Enter the concert through an open-air French café, and step into the revelry and bacchanalia that broke out in the CITY OF LIGHTS, as peace was restored back in 1919 as ROUGE, a Seattle based "chanteuse singer" and band combines humor, music, artistry, and fun into a spectacular performance that ranges from 1920's Parisian classics (think Edith Piaf) to Django Reihhardt style Gypsy Jazz.  Le Hot Club and it's "hot jazz" comes to life TONITE, 7:30pm at Orange County's real life "Great Gatsby mansion"...Fullerton's MUCKENTHALLER CULTURAL CENTER. So party like it's 1919. For tix, directions and info visit www.TheMUCK.ORG.  From Orange County's only community radio station,


This Weekend’s IRISH FAIR & Music Festival at Great Park

• June 13th, 2019

It's time for the 41st Annual IRISH FAIR and MUSIC FESTIVAL.  A great event at our own GREAT PARK right here in Irvine that takes place June 15th and 16th from 10am-7pm. Join us as we chat with the man behind this Celtic showcase about their dazzling displays of Irish dancing, Irish Music, Irish Wolfhounds and Irish Whiskey (literally "the breath of life" in Gaelic).  Brought to you by the good folks at Guinness ("good for you"as their old Irish ads used to say) and their many other fine sponsors from the Great Park's Five Points Homes to many of our own local pubs (like Costa Mesa's classic Harp, the newer Auld Dubliner and Muldoon's too). 'Tis a day the whole family will enjoy. A classic "ceili" for anyone with any ties to the "old sod" (and those who just wish they were Irish).  A grand affair you won't want to miss and will long remember. Drinking, dancing, singing, sheep herding and storytelling. What more could you ask for a fine Father's Day like this? (free parking too!). Visit to learn more...


Comisario Tequila-World’s Most Awarded Tequila Brand-Part 1

• June 11th, 2019

Join us for the inaugural episode of our new series BUSINESS PULSE RADIO, measuring the heartbeat of business today with real entrepreneurs discussing the many methods to start and grow their businesses today. Starting with Luis Cota, President and CEO of Elite Beverage discussing their ultra premium tequila, Comisario Tequila (the most awarded tequila brand in the world).  Only on Orange County's only business channel, OC Talk Radio.


Music and More at “The Muck”

• May 7th, 2019

Pleased to have Farrell Hirsch, the Chief Executive Officer of Fullerton's beloved Muckenthaler Cultural Museum (affectionately known as "The Muck") in to discuss all that's going on in at one of Orange County's overlooked treasures. Commissioned at an original cost of $35,000, the Muckenthaler home was built by Walter and Adella Muckenthaler in 1924 atop a hill in Fullerton. The 18-room, 8.5-acres mansion was donated to the city in 1965 by Harold Muckenthaler, who wished to see his childhood home used as a cultural center for the public.  Known as popular site for weddings and parties, not everyone knows about it's many arts programs and exhibits as well. Nor the many music concerts held in its outdoor amphitheater, like the upcoming performance by legendary band leader Doc Severinsen on May 9. And the six Thursday night concerts that make up their annual JAZZ FESTIVAL May 16-June 20th.  So quit "mucking around" and make your way to to learn more. And check out their 25th annual Motor Car Festival as well May 18 and 19th. For whether it's "cool" or "hot", it's probably happening at Fullerton's Muckenthaller Cultural Museum...


Don’t miss OC’s LARGEST MIXER Thursday, March 28

• March 27th, 2019

Don't miss OC's LARGEST MIXER this Thursday, March 28 from 4-8pm at the OC Fairgrounds. With 15+ local chambers of commerce and 130+ other business booths to visit and learn from. Plus full networking area and free business seminars (including one from OC TALK RADIO on "The Power of Podcasting").  Stop by and say "hi" as we'll be live streaming from there as well. Visit LARGEST to learn more...


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