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  • 00:26

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL- Interview with Universal Sports Larry Rawson

    in Sports

    Tom Proctor interviewed four-time Emmy Award Winner for sports journalism, Larry Rawson on Wedenesday April 8, 2015's edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL AM-1440.  Rawson will co-host The Boston Marathon on Monday - April 20th at 8:30am. 


    Larry Rawson's bio is here - 


    TRACK & FIELD AND MARATHON RADIO AND TV BROADCASTING CAREER


    1980 to present. Commentator for ESPN-TV for track & field and marathons since the inception of the network. Also have worked for most of the other major TV networks. Commentator for 4 World Championships and 7 summer Olympic Games in track & field. Commentator for 38 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships for ESPN and CBS. International and national co-host for television for Chicago, New York and Boston marathons (up to 35 yrs).


     


    AWARDS


    Two-time national and 2-time regional Emmy award winner for track and field and sports journalism commentary, for ESPN and Madison Square Garden networks.


    2008. Inducted in Running USA's Hall of Fame. They are the umbrella organization for all road races and marathons in the USA. First commentator to be inducted.


    2011. Penn Relays lifetime achievement award. First time the award has been given to a television commentator.


    2011. Inducted in the New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame "for contributions to track and field."


    2012. Inducted in the Halls of Fame for LaSalle Academy and All Hallows Academy for contributions to the schools.


     

  • 00:26

    Open Book: The poetry of Thomas Merton

    in Spirituality

    Many of us know Thomas Merton as a spiritual writer of great depth, but few of us know his poetry. So what better opportunity to get to know it? Join Lori and Alice as they discuss the value of wisdom versus learning, the limits of science, and the holiness of ordinary life at their weekly spiritual book club. You're invited to join, too!

  • 02:30

    INTERVIEWING DIAMOND THOMAS OF THE "DIAMOND BLACKOUT" RADIO SHOW

    in Music

    Diamond Thomas is an award winning musician, designer, artist manager, social activist and executive host of the Diamond Blackout Show. In 2008 Diamond founded United Humanitarian Affairs Concept (UHAC), a non partisan organization that empowers Millennials. He serves on the board of directors of the John Rodriguez Foundation, The Camden ComeBack and the Human Touch Project. Diamond was awarded a Hip Hop Pioneer Award for his valuable contributions to the Hip Hop culture and community in the state of New Jersey. His passion for fresh, sound devices led him to design the Bang-Outz headphone line which is self distributed. He is the Creative Director and Curator of ESHKOSHKA GALLERY. An interactive traveling art gallery for Tastemakers. Diamond’s current enterprise has him engaging music lovers world- wide with the release of his CD, Camden: Best of the Best Volume 1 and his ongoing; Diamond Thomas Presents.. Celebrity compilation series which features Hip Hop artists in a compilation format.

  • 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.

  • 00:34

    Author2Author with Wendy Thomas Russell

    in Writing

    Bill welcomes author and publisher Wendy Thomas Russell to the show to discuss her book, Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You're Not Religious. Wendy Thomas Russell is an award-winning journalist, author and editor. Inspired by her own experience as a secular mother raising a young daughter, Russell in 2011 launched Relax, It’s Just God, a blog and book for secular parents unsure about how to address the topic of religion with their children. Relax, It’s Just God has been featured by dozens of print and online publications and blogs — including the Washington Post, the New York Times’ Sixth Floor Blog, Psychology Today and the Humanist Project at Harvard.

  • 01:47

    From Homeless to Hallelujah: The Derrell Thomas Story

    in Music

    Derrell started singing in his dad's church choir at 5 years of age. Derrell's love for God and Gospel music planted him in the music ministry for over 25 years.


    This constant exposure to the presence of God saturated Derrell with a powerful anointing. His gifts have made room for him to open for Yolanda Adams, Byron Cage and Josh Groban.


    Last year, Derrell appeared on the "Bobby Jones Presents" television broadcast where he performed his first single, "My All and All.


    "In February of this year, he was named “Most Inspirational Artist” during the New Artist Showcase he d at the Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.


    Join us as we speak with our special guest Derrell Thomas.

  • 00:28

    Tired of Having It But Not Using It? Author Todd Thomas

    in Books

    Mental performance expert and personal achievement author Todd Thomas has seen many people throughout his life reach for their goals and fall short over and over again, including himeself. He's seen those who are wildly successful yet dissatisfied because there's a passionately held goal they never go for. Is it lack of ability, feeling stuck, getting up that one more time, pressing on, willingness to take the risk?


    With nearly 20 years of experience in coaching, speaking to and working with teams and individual athletes to help them reach for their potential, Todd brings a unique perspective to the science of personal achievement.


    Todd, sometimes referred to as the "people whisperer" for his coaching style and skill that brings out the best in people, is known for his practical, simple, and common sense style; Todd's fusion of real life stories and his conversational light hearted approach connects with his audiences at an intimate and individual level. 


    For Info:


    http://www.ItFactorBook.com

  • 02:36

    The Sonny Thomas Show

    in Current Events

    The SONNY THOMAS Show is a hard hitting, in your face, making you think radio program from long time activist and music promoter, Sonny Thomas LIVE every Thursday Night!

  • 01:00

    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


     


     

  • 01:57
  • 00:16

    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.