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  • 00:32

    Bunny Sigler - Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter-Producer

    in Music

    Known to fans as 'Mr Emotion', Bunny Sigler, the legendary 4-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter and producer, chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about his new album BUNDINO that releases on May 12, 2015. Bundino is a complete work of romantic R&B, soul ballads with a contemporary sound.


    Bunny has been known for working with a string of acts over the years such as Patti LaBelle, The O’ Jays, The Spinners, Curtis Mayfield, Barbara Mason, Gamble & Huff, Outkast and even Jay-Z. He continues to evolve as an artist staying in tune to what’s current in order to be a relevant songwriter to continue his long-running career in the music industry.

    This interview originally aired on May 3, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show, that streamed live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

  • 01:01

    The Cake Therapist with Award-Winning Cookbook Author Judith Fertig

    in Moms and Family

    Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can “taste” feelings—cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call. When flavor and feeling give Neely a glimpse of someone’s inner self, she can customize her creations to help that person celebrate love, overcome fear, even mourn a devastating loss. 


    Judith Fertig is an award-winning cookbook author whose food and lifestyle writing has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including Bon Appétit, Saveur, and the New York Times. Judith attended École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris and the Graduate Summer Workshop at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She teaches cooking classes across the country and lives in Kansas City.


    Join Judith Fertig and me on Tuesday, August 11, 10-11 A.M. CT US. We will be discussing her latest novel, The Cake Therapist.

  • 00:10

    Winning from the Inside Out!

    in Health

    Join Health Ambassador and Health Education Coach, Cherise Taylor as she shares how creating a winning success strategy within any area of your life starts from within. You will learn 5 strategies to making sure you win in every area  of your life!

  • Author Michael O' Hara and Singer Zakiya Hooker

    in Entertainment

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, AZ, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 408 National Park units. 
    On This Episode:
    - Michael O’ Hara discusses his new murder/suspense novel ‘Dos Angeles.’ Michael is an Emmy nominated screenwriter; a former award-winning journalist and writer/producer of more than thirty TV movies and miniseries, including the highest-rated television movie (“Those She Left Behind’); the second highest-rated miniseries (“Switched at Birth”); creator of two TV movie franchises – NBC’s highly successful ‘Moment of Truth,’ and ABC’s ‘Crimes of Passion.’
    - Jazz/blues singer Zakiya Hooker, daughter of blues icon John Lee Hooker, discusses her fifth and sixth releases, the consummate "In The Mood" and the outstanding performance production "Zakiya Hooker Live at the International BluesFest Eutin, Germany."

  • 00:19

    How to Use LinkedIn to Promote Yourself and Your Business

    in Social Networking

    For professionals and businesspeople, LinkedIn is the most powerful social media platform to be on. While most people just upload their resume or profile on LinkedIn and use it as a tool to search for old classmates and colleagues, some actively use it to network for better job openings or business opportunities. In fact, LinkedIn, if used smartly and strategically, can be one of the best and most effective ways to promote yourself and your business.


    No matter what your job type or industry, LinkedIn is the place where you can network and build connections with professionals from your industry, find mentors, and promote your services and products. It doesn’t matter if you are a freelancer or employed in an organization or own a company of your own. LinkedIn can help you take your career to a whole new level. Here’s what you have to do to make this happen!


    To learn how you can more effectively use LinkedIn call Video Broadcast Services at 888-996-9697 or visit online at VideoBroadcastServices.com.

  • 00:22

    The True Cost of Auto Dealer Marketing

    in Automotive

    Cars, just like everything else in the economy, have to be advertised to get sold. While a major chunk of the advertising would be done by the manufacturer of the car itself, auto dealers also have to put in their money to make sure that sales happen. Statistics from NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) show that auto dealers spend over $7.2 billion dollars a year on advertising alone. For one car, that works out to an average of $621 through traditional advertising channels. This would include pay-per-click ads on the Internet, mailers, advertisements in the Yellow Pages as well as magazines, newspapers, and also advertisements in television and the radio. This is a lot of money to be spending on selling one car alone! While this may be a bitter truth for auto dealers to swallow, it is the true cost of auto dealer marketing if approached through traditional marketing channels. What is the alternative?


    By choosing non-traditional methods, auto dealers can significantly cut costs on their advertising revenues while increasing the number of cars sold. This can be achieved through internet marketing, which is what we, at Video Broadcast Services specialize in.


    We are video marketing experts and create advertising videos that are tailored to your own auto dealership and the brand and make of car that needs to be advertised. We ensure these videos are optimized for search engine tracking so they get to be seen by the people you want to target to buy vehicles at your dealership. We ensure these videos are targeted specifically at people at the locations in which your dealership is located.

  • 00:46

    A discussion around sports media with Emmy Award Winning Journalist Mark Kriegel

    in Pop Culture

    A discussion around sports media with Emmy Award Winning Journalist Mark Kriegel. Hear insights into sports media, what makes a great sports book, and an NFL camp update. 


     

  • 02:12

    The Award Winning Batchelor Pad show for Tuesday August 25th 2015

    in News

    Guest:


    Dr Kenyatta Cavil of The THG Agency joins us to discuss the latest in HBCU Sports and other related topics. 


    Barry Barnes of The Locker Report joins us to talk NFL news and notes.


    Follow us at padnation@facebook and pad4truth@twitter. 


     

  • 00:33

    Award-Winning Filmmaker, Recording Artist and Author: Seth Swirsky

    in Music

    Recently selected as the Featured Artist for the "Authors and Artists Symposium" at the Beatles at the Ridge music festival, Seth Swirsky produced a brilliant film titled "Beatles Stories." On the radio show, Swirsky will chat about his film which contains priceless interviews with notable personalities such as George Martin, Smokey Robinson, Sir Ben Kingsley and many more. The author has written songs for Elton John, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, Olivia Newton-John and had hit songs with Taylor Dayne's "Tell It To My Heart" and "Prove Your Love."


    Mark your calendar for September 18 and 19, 2015, and get yourself to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, for Swirsky's presentation of "Beatles Stories!"         www.beatlesattheridge.com

  • 00:15

    When to Raise Your Prices

    in Business

    Wondering what indicators you should look for when raising your prices? Can low prices actually be hurting your business?


    Listen in as Marcia Hawkins and Kyle Clouse of of Video Broadcast Services discuss what you should look for when thinking of raising your rates. 

  • RIR RADIO GUEST - Stacey Hampton (Singer/Songwriter)

    in Music

    Interview with Singer/Songwriter -  Stacey Hampton is a female solo artist basing most of her music in folk rock with a touch of country, a hint of bluegrass and a sprinkle of funk.


    I was born in Downey, California but raised in Kansas City. I started playing music at a young age until I was introduced to athletics. I sought after a soccer career and even made it to the level of playing semi-pro. I picked up the guitar my sophomore year of college and also began to write a lot of poetry at the time. Suddenly I found myself wanting to combine the two. I have been playing and writing music for about 18 years now, and want to share it with the world! 


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