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  • 00:09

    The Bridge

    in Entertainment

    the bridge talk 

  • 00:30

    Great Loop Radio: Cruising the Atlantic ICW in South Carolina

    in Travel

    Join us as Larry Dorminy of The Salty Southeast Cruisers' Net tells us what to expect while cruising the Atlantic ICW in South Carolina, including tides, shoaling, must-see ports, best marinas and anchorages, and more.

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    Great Loop Radio: Get Ready for the Spring Rendezvous!

    in Travel

    On this week's episode, members of AGLCA's Home Port Crew will talk about the Spring Rendezvous & Reunion, and what attendees can expect this year from the educational seminars and the social events.  We've got some great new sessions that we're excited to share!
     

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    Great Loop Radio: Documentary of a Great Loop Cruise done in 1906

    in Travel

    Our guest will be Bob Reynolds, the grandson of boat builder Scott J. Matthews, who did the Great Loop in 1906. Bob provided photos and his grandfather's written account of the journey for a new documentary. Below is the info from a press release about the documentary, and a preview can be seen here: http://www.matthewsboatownersassoc.com/

    "In 1890, Scott J. Matthews founded the Matthews Boat Company in Bascom, Ohio. Fifteen years later, in 1906, Matthews, designed and built a 70 foot yacht. This vessel was capable of taking himself, and family of four, plus two others, on a 9,000 mile trip.

    The adventure, of almost one year, transversed the eastern half of the United States, which is now referred to as the "Great Loop". This trip was a "first" for a private yacht and its success resulted in moving the Matthews Company to Port Clinton in 1906.

    This past year, in collaboration with the Maritime Museum of Sandusky, a documentary was made. It includes many of the original photos taken along the way. The narrative is based on the written account of Scott Matthews."
     

  • 00:55

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Ultraman/Hockey on AM-1440 WJJL 2/25/2015

    in Sports

    Wednesday's edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show on AM-1440, WJJL - features an interview with author over the phones, Jim Gourley - in support of his new book, The Race Within - Passion, Courage, and Sacrifice at The Ultraman Triathlon.  The book can be accessed on www.triumphbooks.com. At the top of the broadcast - I'll be over the phones talking conference playoff hockey with Head Coach of Buffalo State College Men's Hockey Program, Nick Carriere.  


    Overview of The Race Within - 


    The Ultraman Triathlon, one of the most remarkable endurance races in the world, is a three-day, 320-mile race that circumnavigates the Big Island of Hawaii. With only 40 competitors allowed in each year, this invitation-only event hosts some of the most superlative athletes on the planet. The Race Within discusses the 30-year history of the sport and race director Jane Bockus, former Pan Am flight attendant who has never done a triathlon, yet has dedicated herself to keeping the event true to its founding spirit for decades. This book follows Jane, her assistants, and a small cast of athletes through an entire year—from the end of the 2012 Ultraman to the 2013 event—and shows how they faced new challenges to the growth and well-being of the event, and were forced to question if old traditions could survive in a world of constantly-evolving sports entertainment. Granted full access to the race and the athletes, author Jim Gourley presents a look at this unique event and examines what it means to truly love sports.

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    Producer of ESPN 'The Sports Reporters' - Joe Valerio - Second to None (author)

    in Sports

    From yesterday's (4/22/2015) live broadcast of The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL 1440-AM.  The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL 1440-AM is on facebook and twitter (@TheThomasLoop) 


    Joseph Valerio - Producer of The Sports Reporters on ESPN; author of Second to None (The Relentless Drive and Impossible Dream of the Super Bowl Bills) - by Triumph Books 


    Overview


    In Second to None, author Joe Valerio tells the incredible story of the Buffalo Bills: the perpetual almost-champions and their indomitable fans. The Bills' incredible skill and teamwork on the field was matched only by their single-minded determination as, in the four years spanning 1991 to 1994, the team won four consecutive conference championships, and lost four consecutive Super Bowls. The peaks and nadirs of their record reflect a fascinatingly dynamic, uneven, and—at times—uncontrollable array of talents. Valerio renders in sharp detail how the Bills' unique culture was formed by an unlikely ecosystem of world-class athletes hunkered down in bleak western New York, far away from the celebrity playgrounds of other pro teams. Meticulously researched and carefully crafted, this one-of-a-kind look inside the Super Bowl-era Buffalo Bills is based on extensive interviews with the key players, coaches, and management, including Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, as well as coach Marv Levy, general manager Bill Polian, and many others, including players and coaches from opposing teams, and the reporters who covered them.

  • 00:27

    Great Loop Radio: Cruising Lake Okeechobee and the AICW in South Florida

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    This week's Great Loop Radio podcast guest is Bud Lloyd, Cruising Editor for Waterway Guide's Southern Edition. Loopers are heading north, and Bud will guide us through the two routes they're taking to Stuart, Florida: Lake Okeechobee and the ICW in southern Florida.

  • 00:36

    Great Loop Radio: Proposed Law Would Eliminate Many Anchorages in Florida

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    Join us for important up-to-date information on the attempts in Florida to restrict anchoring!


    Florida Senate Bill 1548 titled “An Act Related to Vessel Safety”, addresses many valid safety issues related to the anchoring of derelict boats.  However, it also contains controversial proposals limiting boaters’ ability to anchor in areas “within 200 feet of developed waterfront property” from one hour past sunset until one hour before sunrise.


    The Seven Seas Cruising Association leads a team that includes AGLCA, BoatUS and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the fight against pending restrictions on the right to anchor in Florida.


    Joining us to talk about SSCA and their efforts in Florida is Dave Skolnick. Dave is a naval architect and marine engineer, a communications professional, and the immediate Past President of SSCA. He works as a member of the SSCA Concerned Cruisers' Committee (CCC) to support cruisers' rights. Dave owns Auspicious Works in Annapolis, Maryland providing communications and navigation equipment services and delivery support to cruisers.


    We'll also be joined by David Doyle, an AGLCA member who is a waterfront landowner in Florida.  He'll share his opinion on the issue.

  • 00:38

    Great Loop radio--Where to go What to do in Charleston

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    Gues host Dr. Jerry Reves

  • 00:50

    How do We Bridge the Gap from Physical Ownership to Emotional Ownership?

    in Real Estate

    Guest Marlee P Shaw is a multi talented & entertaining business owner of MPS Direct LLC specializing in providing for clients of Class A Apartment Properties the Commercial Patio, Pool & Site Furniture, Site Amenities,Design, and Purchasing.


    Marlee P Shaw is:



    Daughter to wonderful parents
    Parent to 3
    Grandparent to 10
    Published Poet
    Story Teller
    Who’s Who in American Women
    Nationally Certified Driving Instructor for Porsche Club of America
    SMU Graduate in Marketing & Public Relations
    Studied @ UCLA for Commercial interior Design & Architecture
    Owner of MPS Direct LLC


    Clients look to Marlee for more than furnishings as she works to create value in the relationship, and clients love her for it.  When the little things really matter.

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    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Jeremy Hoyle Music on AM-1440 WJJL 2/11/2015

    in Music

    Jeremy Hoyle is in studio for the February 11, 2015 edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show on AM-1440 WJJL (Niagara Falls/Buffalo, New York) 


    Also, press coverage from First Niagara Center - As the Sabres take on the Senators from 2/10/2015.  


    Jeremy Hoyle's career in Buffalo, New York - has extended over three decades since 1999.  His solo project, along with his tribute bad (The Tragically Hip), The Strictly Hip - have played in venues all over the United States and Canada. 


    Jeremy Hoyle's Bio & Highlights are here - 


    - Raised on a farm in Sherkston Ontario
    - Began playing professionally at 15 years old
    - Became a full time musician in 1999
    - Toured nationally in US for 7 years
    - Strictly Hip winner of Buffalo Music Award 'Best Tribute Band' 11 years in a row
    - Strictly Hip awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Buffalo Music Awards 2012
    - Strictly Hip awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Buffalo Nightlife Awards 2013


    - Jeremy Hoyle winner of Buffalo Music Awards "Best Male Vocalist" 6 times


    - Jeremy Hoyle awarded Lifetime Achievement Award Buffalo Nightlife Awards 2015

    Discography
    - Jeremy Hoyle Band "Anyhere Everywhere" 2004
    - Jeremy Hoyle Band '...old friends" 2009
    - Jeremy Hoyle "Lost City Carols" 2012


    Influences - Bob Dylan / Johnny Cash / Bruce Springsteen / U2 / Ron Hawkins