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  • 00:26

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

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    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.


     

  • 01:01

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL-1440AM - Fingerstyle Guitar - 6/24/2015

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    June 24th, 2015's edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show features The Fingerstyle Guitar Genre.  Music by Ben Lacy - http://www.benlacy.com/ - Adam Rafferty http://www.adamrafferty.com - Jamie Holka - http://www.jamieholka.com


    A snippet of Ben Lacy's bio - The February 2007 issue of Guitar Player Magazine named Ben as one of the Top 101 Forgotten Greats & Unsung Guitar Heroes.  20th Century Guitar's August 2006 issue had a 2-page article about Ben.  Following is an excerpt.  "About once a decade, a new guitar talent comes along that knocks this writer out.  It was like that when I first saw and heard Michael Hedges.  So musical, so unique.  Same with Stanley Jordan.  Four years ago, I met the newest killer guitarist at a California NAMM Show...


    Snippet of Adam Rafferty's bio - 


    I’m Adam Rafferty – welcome to my website. I am a guitar player born and raised in New York City, and currently spending most of my time on the road playing concerts and doing workshops.


    Playing music for people is my #1 passion.


    I also equally love teaching music to anyone who is dedicated.


    I love helping people achieve “aha” moments. Sometimes these insights “bleed” into a personal development – flavor!


    Snippet of Jamie Holka's bio - 


    Jamie Holka is a solo finger-style guitarist from Niagara Falls NY.  His style incorporates many layers to assimilate bass, drums, chords and melody. Switching between a Gibson L-5 and a Maton Michael Fix model, he’s able to create quite a diverse sound. 

  • 00:30

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

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    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."
     

  • 00:19

    Great Loop Information- Kayaking the Loop

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    Tim Mullen is our Guest Host this Week.  Time is a disabled veteran who just started his adventure of kayaking The Great Loop.  Tim will tell the story behind this journey and his upcoming plans.

  • 01:00

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Christopher Joel on AM-1440 WJJL 11/26/2014

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    Christopher Joel will be "In" The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL-1440AM Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY - a podcast will soon follow the live broadcast at around 1pm on 11/26 - on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thomaslooptm- 


    Here is Chris's bio from his home page at www.christopherjoel.net - I've been performing throughout Western New York for over 3-1/2 years with solo and various musical projects.  Aside from my solo acoustic shows, I currently perform with my acoustic duo 'THE CT SCAN' (Check out The CT Scan section here on my website) as well as playing drums in a new project called "007".  


    With my acoustic shows, I stay true to my motto "acoustic music...the way it's meant to be heard".  You won't hear any extra music or noises unless it's me making them.  In a recent video from one of my performances (in the multimedia section) you will hear someone say "Now that's a one man band".  You also won't see a laptop or a music stand in front of me looking down at them; I learn words and music.  As an entertainer, I always give 110% at every performance.  I thrive on audience participation/interaction and they are the reason I get to do what I love doing. 


    Come to a show and you'll see...seeing is believing...

  • 01:00

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show-Clint Malarchuk/Jay Moynihan - AM1440 WJJL 12/17/2014

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    The Thomas Loop Radio Show broadcast leads off with Clint Malarchuck - supporting his book - A Matter of Inches - the former NHL Goaltender tells an incredbible story.  The book can be found at www.triumphbooks.com 


    Jay Moynihan is live in studio - His bio reads here from JaySax.com - I was asked to play with the Legendary Blues, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and 6 time Grammy award winner, Buddy Guy. That was the time of my life (1999-2006). We played every state in America and 20+ countries, in just the first two years. My passport had more stamps than a stamp collection. While playing with Mr. Guy, I also got a chance to be on national television a have dozen times (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 3 times, Craig Ferguson Show twice, Jimmie Kimmel Show and The Jools Holland Show in the UK with REM and Yoko Ono). I also got to play with some of my all time idols while with Mr.Guy......Carlos Santana, Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Robert Plant, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayer, Johnny Lang, Zac Wylde, Jools Holland, Cheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Dr.John, Van Morrison, Little Milton, Kid Rock, Ike Turner, Actor Richard Gere ,  Lou Ann Barton, Kim Wilson, and many others you'll just have to ask me about. I'm also on many different boot-leg recordings (video & Audio) with Mr.guy, so let me know what YOU find out there. 


     


    Bill Kennedy is the lead role in Frankenstein's Patchwork Monster. I'll be playing the audio trailer for the movie, which premiers 2/14/2015. 


     

  • 00:55

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

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    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.

  • 00:59

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Jamie Holka/Chris "Stenz" - AM-1440 WJJL 12/10/2014

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    The broadcast of The Thomas Loop Radio Show for December 10th, 2014 - Jamie Holka, Chris Stoianoff & JoAnn Simon were guests on the show. 


    Jamie Holka's website can be found here, at - http://jamieholka13.wordpress.com/ - 


    Jamie Holka is a solo finger-style guitarist from Niagara Falls NY.  His style incorporates many layers to assimilate bass, drums, chords and melody. Switching between a Gibson L-5 and a Maton Michael Fix model, he’s able to create quite a diverse sound.


    Jamie studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and continued the study of jazz guitar long after his Berklee days. However, jazz is only a foundation for his multi-layered arrangements.


    Chris Stoinoff's site - The Niagara Hub is here - http://niagarahub.com/


     

  • 01:01

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show - Jim Candytree on AM-1440 WJJL 11/12/2014

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    Jim Candytree debuted his first Solo EP - Candygram on 11/11/2014 - Candytree's interview is on here - The Thomas Loop Radio Show Podcast on WJJL 1440AM (Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY) 


    Check out Candygram on itunes, Google Play, Spotify, Bandcamp 


    Jim Candytree's Music page on facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Candytree


    Also on twitter at http://twitter.com/JimCandytree


    Three tracks from CandyGram were played here - also - three more from the band in which Jim Candytree is a memeber of - Whiskey Reverb (CD - Nathan Bates Rejects The Illuminati)


    Whiskey Reverb's info is at www.whiskeyreverb.com


     


     

  • Great Loop Information--Weather Sites

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    Our guest this week is Capt. Chuck Baier.  Chuck is a frequent contributor to the AGLCA Discussion Forum and a recognized expert on all things Cruising!  Chuck and his wife Susan Landry have published several books detailing anchorages along the loop, and they’ve been members of our organization since 2011.  They currently are cruising in Florida aboard their 34’ Marine Trader, Beach House.  Today, Chuck will talk about various weather sites that can be used to monitor weather throughout the Loop.

  • 00:31

    Great Loop Information--Cruising the Panhandle

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    Our guests this week are Russ and Cindy Varney.  The Varney’s home port is St. Petersburg, Fl, and they’ve been AGLCA members since 2009. Russ and Cindy completed their Loop in 2010 on their 46’ Heritage East, Ladybug. Russ has been cruising the west coast of Florida for more than 55 years.  Today, he’ll share his thoughts on crossing the Panhandle, how to make that tough decision, alternate towns to cross to and things to do if the weather isn’t cooperating for your crossing.