Tuesday, June 29, 2010

6/30-Pam McNeely, Geoff Edwards

CRN 1 Wednesday June 30th 4p-5p PT

Pam McNeely - CRN Media Critic
Pam has a unique opinion on TV/Radio/Movies and offers a fresh perspective as the CRN Media Critic at Large. What's Hot and What's Not as well as the inside scoop on the entertainment industry. Pam dishes praise and criticism alike on your favorite shows and actors while telling you why they will be a success or failure.









Geoff Edwards - Radio Personality
Geoff Edwards is a veteran radio and television broadcaster. He has an Emmy for best talk show host, and an Emmy nomination for best Game Show Host. Besides hosting network game shows, he has appeared as an actor in numerous television shows and movies. In radio, he was top rated in Los Angeles on both KMPC and KFI. With all of this, Geoff never lost his thirst for travel. He has been cruising since 1969 and has twice cruised around the world. From Morocco, to the Marshall Islands, and even to Branson, Geoff 's wit adds a special flavor to his travel commentary. Michael, Geoff's wife, travels with him and records all on film. Today, Geoff writes for several national magazines, currently broadcasts a weekly travel report to Monterey's KION morning show, and does on "location" special travel broadcasts for CRN, the Cable Radio Network.

6/29 - Dave Fleming

David W. Fleming  - Founding Chair  Biz Fed


David W. Fleming, an attorney with Latham & Watkins, was the instigator of the successful charter reform movement in the City of Los Angeles. In 1997, he and then LA Mayor Richard Riordan co-chaired a voters' initiative to reform LA City government, culminating in creation of an elected citizens' Charter Reform Commission that drafted a new charter adopted by voters in 1999. He currently serves on the board of the Southern California Metropolitan Water District, covering all of Southern California, representing the City of Los Angeles.  In 2003 he was appointed by President George W. Bush as a trustee of the James Madison Foundation, which bestows scholarships on high school teachers to promote teaching the founding of our nation. In 2005, he was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to represent the city of Los Angeles as a director of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (the “MTA”).   Fleming chaired the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in 2007 and in 2008 and was the creator and founding chair of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), an organization of 72 chambers of commerce and trade groups with well over 100,000 business members, employing 2 million workers throughout LA County. In 2009, he, along with former California Governor Pete Wilson, served as co-chairs of the Southern California Leadership Council.  In 2005-07, he served as the Chairman of the California Regional Leadership Foundation, a statewide organization of civic entrepreneurs addressing regional problems. He is the current Chair of L.A. Project Grad, an intensive K-12 educational program helping minority public school students achieve excellence.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

6/28 - Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby will be appearing 4th of July weekend at Treasure Island in Las Vegas.
William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own series, the situation comedy The Bill Cosby Show, in 1969. He was one of the major characters on the children's television series The Electric Company for its first two seasons, and created the humorous educational cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby has also acted in a number of films. During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered to be one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an upper-middle-class African-American family. He also produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings. He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons.  He has been a sought-after spokesman, and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O pudding, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola, including New Coke. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

6/25-Gloria Berlin

Gloria Berlin-Michael Jackson: In Search of Neverland
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous host, Robin Leach, called it the 'sale of the century'. It was the real estate transaction that made Michael Jackson the owner of what would come to be called the Neverland Ranch. Gloria Rhoads Berlin is the realtor who made that sale.


Gloria met Michael when he was in his teens and lived in the same neighborhood. Their friendship didn't develop until several years later. Gloria tells the details of how they searched for his perfect home and the friendship that developed between them during that journey.

She also has some intriguing insights into the man behind the image and his innermost thoughts. What did Michael really think about his childhood? What were Michael's spiritual beliefs? What was the one thing Michael wanted that he never had?

Her book includes some personal photos of her time with Michael and their adventures together.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6/23-Pam McNeely, Geoff Edwards

hPam McNeely - CRN Media Critic
Pam has a unique opinion on TV/Radio/Movies and offers a fresh perspective as the CRN Media Critic at Large. What's Hot and What's Not as well as the inside scoop on the entertainment industry. Pam dishes praise and criticism alike on your favorite shows and actors while telling you why they will be a success or failure.








Geoff Edwards - Radio Personality
Geoff Edwards is a veteran radio and television broadcaster. He has an Emmy for best talk show host, and an Emmy nomination for best Game Show Host. Besides hosting network game shows, he has appeared as an actor in numerous television shows and movies. In radio, he was top rated in Los Angeles on both KMPC and KFI. With all of this, Geoff never lost his thirst for travel. He has been cruising since 1969 and has twice cruised around the world. From Morocco, to the Marshall Islands, and even to Branson, Geoff 's wit adds a special flavor to his travel commentary. Michael, Geoff's wife, travels with him and records all on film. Today, Geoff writes for several national magazines, currently broadcasts a weekly travel report to Monterey's KION morning show, and does on "location" special travel broadcasts for CRN, the Cable Radio Network.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

6/18 - Ross Porter

Ross Porter-Real Sports Heroes
Ross Porter has been ranked as one of baseball’s 60 all-time best announcers and is a member of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame after 38 uninterrupted years on the air in Los Angeles.


Porter was rated among the elite by Curt Smith, widely regarded as America’s foremost historian of baseball broadcasting, in his 2005 book, “Voices of Summer.” Over 1,000 major league broadcasters were judged. Ross announced Los Angeles Dodgers games for 28 seasons between 1977 and 2004.

He holds the major league record for the longest consecutive play-by-play by one broadcaster when he announced all 22 innings of a Dodgers-Expos game on radio on August 23, 1989. It was a six hour, 14 minute game, won by the Dodgers, 1-0. For that broadcast, Porter was honored with the Tom Harmon Special Achievement Award by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association. That organization also voted Ross the Los Angeles Sports Talk Show Host of the Year four times for “Dodger Talk.” They inducted him into their Hall of Fame on January 31, 2005.

On August 12, 2005, Porter was honored by the Los Angeles City Council for his outstanding career. The City Council had also declared April 29, 2001 as Ross Porter Day in the city of Los Angeles celebrating his 25th season with the Dodgers.

Ross was presented the Bill Teegins Award for Excellence in Sportscasting by the Oklahoma Sports Museum on January 18, 2007.

“Real Sports Heroes with Ross Porter” went on the air in October 2007 in Los Angeles and is heard on 139 radio stations and the Armed Forces Network as part of the Peter Greenberg show.

Porter was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and at the age of eight decided that he wanted to be a sportscaster. He never changed his mind, and his dream came true when at 14, he did his first sports show on KGFF in Shawnee. A favorite childhood memory was meeting famed athlete Jim Thorpe while attending a highschool football game with his father.

Ross was doing play-by-play of highschool football and basketball as well as minor league baseball for a Dodger farm team in Shawnee before his highschool graduation at 16. He then attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and earned a degree, majoring in radio journalism. Porter worked on the legendary Harold Keith’s sports information staff during college and wrote the game preview story in the football program the day Notre Dame snapped the Sooners’ national record 47-game winning streak, 7-0 at Norman in 1957. Porter was also sports director of the student radio station and handled play-by-play of O.U. football, basketball and baseball games.

In 1988, Ross was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Oklahoma Journalism School.

After graduation, Porter worked at WKY radio and television in Oklahoma City as a radio newsman and television sports anchor between 1960 and 1966. He covered the national Democratic Convention in 1964. Ross was voted Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year by his peers when he was 24, the youngest winner ever in any state, and he repeated the next year.

In late 1966, Ross took a job at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles when he was 27, and spent ten years as a sports anchor on the 6 PM and 11 PM news. He won a local Emmy, announced NFL games for seven seasons on NBC (1970-1976) and began 25 years of broadcasting college basketball on radio and television, 19 of those with the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The 1990 UNLV team won the NCAA championship.

Porter left Channel 4 late in 1976 to join the announcing team of the Dodgers who went to the World Series in each of his first two seasons and three of the initial five. The Dodgers won world championships in 1981 and 1988. Ross is the only man to broadcast the games of both a World Series winner and a national collegiate basketball champion.

He aired the 1977 and 1978 World Series and the 1984 National League Championship Series on the 600 station CBS Radio Network. Porter was behind the microphone for all three of Reggie Jackson’s home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series.

Porter won his second Emmy in 2001 for his coverage of the Dodgers.

Ross has been married to his wife, Linda (Lin) for 48 years. They have four children (two sets of boy-girl twins) and 14 grandchildren, 11 of them boys. The Porters are actively involved in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village, Ca., and Stillpoint Family Resources, a non-profit organization founded by their oldest son which helps families with special needs children. Ross is also active in Rotary Club, Special Olympics, and Operation Gratitude which provides care packages to U. S. troops deployed anywhere in the world.

Ross’ favorite hobbies are his grandchildren and golf. The Porters live in their home of 32 years in Calabasas Park, Ca. with their wonderdog, Buster.






Tuesday, June 15, 2010

6/16-Pam McNeely, Geoff Edwards

Pam McNeely - CRN Media Critic
Pam has a unique opinion on TV/Radio/Movies and offers a fresh perspective as the CRN Media Critic at Large. What's Hot and What's Not as well as the inside scoop on the entertainment industry. Pam dishes praise and criticism alike on your favorite shows and actors while telling you why they will be a success or failure.















Geoff Edwards - Radio Personality
Geoff Edwards is a veteran radio and television broadcaster. He has an Emmy for best talk show host, and an Emmy nomination for best Game Show Host. Besides hosting network game shows, he has appeared as an actor in numerous television shows and movies. In radio, he was top rated in Los Angeles on both KMPC and KFI. With all of this, Geoff never lost his thirst for travel. He has been cruising since 1969 and has twice cruised around the world. From Morocco, to the Marshall Islands, and even to Branson, Geoff 's wit adds a special flavor to his travel commentary. Michael, Geoff's wife, travels with him and records all on film. Today, Geoff writes for several national magazines, currently broadcasts a weekly travel report to Monterey's KION morning show, and does on "location" special travel broadcasts for CRN, the Cable Radio Network.

6/15- Dave Fleming, Tracy Rafter

LA Biz Fed

David W. Fleming - Founding Chair
An attorney with Latham and Watkins, was the instigator of the successful charter reform movement in the City of Los Angeles. In 1997, he and then LA Mayor Richard Riordan co-chaired a voters' initiative to reform LA City government, culminating in creation of an elected citizens' Charter Reform Commission that drafted a new charter adopted by voters in 1999. He currently serves on the board of the Southern California Metropolitan Water District, covering all of Southern California, representing the City of Los Angeles. In 2003 he was appointed by President George W. Bush as a trustee of the James Madison Foundation, which bestows scholarships on high school teachers to promote teaching the founding of our nation.




Tracy Rafter - CEO
As the first female publisher in the nearly 100 year history of the Los Angeles Daily News, Tracy Rafter brought strategic vision, unbridled passion, fearless innovation, and dynamic leadership at a time of unprecedented challenge and change in the news media industry. She is now the principal of her own next level media company IMPOWER, LLC, and also owns a business advisory, Rafter Group, Inc. which provided management and leadership to organize, launch, and operate BizFed. As a 25 year veteran of the newspaper business, she has held chief executive positions in a variety of major markets across the country, including over a decade with the Journal Register Company of Trenton, New Jersey, where she served as Publisher and CEO of four award winning newspapers in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

6/14 - Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen,

Alex McCord /Simon van Kempen  - Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City
The PM Show with Mike Horn delivers today's headlines in the world of POP culture, from news, entertainment, and sports. The perspectives and attitudes that permeate in your everyday world, you'll find on the PM Show with Mike Horn. As breakout stars of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen have inspired, infuriated, and entertained parents everywhere. Their new book continues that trend, with the added bonus of educating families dealing with the daunting task of raising children in an urban environment. Writing with unique and humorous insight into the challenges facing city parents today, Alex and Simon use their own hard-won experience as a springboard to discuss a host of parenting topics, including baby’s first six months, traveling with infants, hiring caregivers, disciplining, dealing with accidents, dining out, making the most of urban life, and scheduling time for non-urban escapes. Their informative and often hair-raising stories of life in the concrete jungle make Little Kids, Big City a must-read for urban parents, as well as for any fan of the show. Alex McCord is a busy gal-on-the-go, juggling her career with being the mother of two boys, Fran├žois and Johan, a wife to her devoted husband and constant sidekick Simon van Kempen, and a thriving social calendar. Alex comes into her own this season, finding a new voice and no longer choosing to stay quiet and ignore the antics of others. Born in D.C. and raised in Kansas, Texas and the US Virgin Islands, Alex attended Northwestern University. A New Yorker for 14 years and counting, she spent 10 of those years working hard at two careers, graphic design and acting. After the birth of her children, Alex made the tough decision to leave theatre in favor of expanding her design and retail operations career and went back to work full time for Victoria’s Secret. With the economy in freefall, Alex was laid off in early 2009, and found a silver lining by going into business for herself. She quickly landed high-end designer consignment chain Second Time Around as a client, as well as Manhattan’s oldest camera store, Willoughby’s, where she will unveil an in-store showroom renovation with Pentax and Leica this spring. This year also is big for Alex and Simon both with the birth of another kind of baby, the book they wrote together, Little Kids, Big City, out in April. With both their boys in school, Alex and Simon can now enjoy their recent home renovation project – their Brooklyn dream home is complete

6/9-Pam McNeely, Geoff Edwards



Pam has a unique opinion on TV/Radio/Movies and offers a fresh perspective as the CRN Media Critic at Large. What's Hot and What's Not as well as the inside scoop on the entertainment industry. Pam dishes praise and criticism alike on your favorite shows and actors while telling you why they will be a success or failure.









Geoff Edwards - Radio Personality
Geoff Edwards is a veteran radio and television broadcaster. He has an Emmy for best talk show host, and an Emmy nomination for best Game Show Host. Besides hosting network game shows, he has appeared as an actor in numerous television shows and movies. In radio, he was top rated in Los Angeles on both KMPC and KFI. With all of this, Geoff never lost his thirst for travel. He has been cruising since 1969 and has twice cruised around the world. From Morocco, to the Marshall Islands, and even to Branson, Geoff 's wit adds a special flavor to his travel commentary. Michael, Geoff's wife, travels with him and records all on film.  Today, Geoff writes for several national magazines, currently broadcasts a weekly travel report to Monterey's KION morning show, and does on "location" special travel broadcasts for CRN, the Cable Radio Network.

6/8-PM Show

The PM Show with Mike Horn delivers today's headlines in the world of POP culture, from news, entertainment, and sports. The perspectives and attitudes that permeate in your everyday world, you'll find on the PM Show with Mike Horn.

6/7-PM Show

The PM Show with Mike Horn delivers today's headlines in the world of POP culture, from news, entertainment, and sports. The perspectives and attitudes that permeate in your everyday world, you'll find on the PM Show with Mike Horn.

Friday, June 4, 2010

6/4 - Joey Chestnut & Pat Bertoletti To Unify World Pizza Eating Titles In Los Angeles

 #1 Ranked Eater In The World JOEY CHESTNUT and Top Pizza eater Pat "DEEP DISH" Bertoletti Battle It Out June 5 2010

Who & What: The controversy over who is the world pizza-eating champion will finally be resolved on when Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Pat Bertoletti, two of the world's top competitive eaters who both hold pizza titles, face-off at The Pizza Hut Cow-lenge.

Chestnut, the number-one-ranked eater in the world last year set the world record in hot dogs and buns (68 in 10 minutes), holds the world pizza eating title in the 14-inch category (45 slices). Bertoletti, ranked number four, holds two different pizza-eating titles: 'The Monster' 24-inch pizza (71/2 slices) and the 16-inch pizza (47 slices). Bertoletti is from Chicago and he is known in eating circles as "Deep Dish."

the Pizza Hut Chow-lenge is a 10-minute all-you-can-eat event taht will take place in Sony Studios; portions of the contest will be broadcast on the Spike TV Guys Choice awards airing June 20 at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6/2- Dave Fleming, Tracy Rafter,

The Biz-Fed Report    "Water and the State of California"

David W. Fleming -  Founding Chair
An attorney with Latham and Watkins, was the instigator of the successful charter reform movement in the City of Los Angeles. In 1997, he and then LA Mayor Richard Riordan co-chaired a voters' initiative to reform LA City government, culminating in creation of an elected citizens' Charter Reform Commission that drafted a new charter adopted by voters in 1999. He currently serves on the board of the Southern California Metropolitan Water District, covering all of Southern California, representing the City of Los Angeles. In 2003 he was appointed by President George W. Bush as a trustee of the James Madison Foundation, which bestows scholarships on high school teachers to promote teaching the founding of our nation.

Tracy Rafter -  CEO
As the first female publisher in the nearly 100 year history of the Los Angeles Daily News, Tracy Rafter brought strategic vision, unbridled passion, fearless innovation, and dynamic leadership at a time of unprecedented challenge and change in the news media industry. She is now the principal of her own next level media company IMPOWER, LLC, and also owns a business advisory, Rafter Group, Inc. which provided management and leadership to organize, launch, and operate BizFed. As a 25 year veteran of the newspaper business, she has held chief executive positions in a variety of major markets across the country, including over a decade with the Journal Register Company of Trenton, New Jersey, where she served as Publisher and CEO of four award winning newspapers in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.