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  • 01:50

    The Big Perm Show - Ep. #23 - Nick Vlahos & Rob Ulrich

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    Another stellar show is coming your way this Sunday night at 8pm CST / 9pm EST !! Don't miss it !!

    Joining us at 8:15 will be Nick Vlahos. As a reporter for the Journal Star, Nick brings our city the stories that help shape our day. Wether he's covering the city council meetings or Tweeting about the Cubs..... Nick tells it like it is ! We'll chat about his Illinois roots, his career and a plethora of other topics.

    As the train wreck rolls on, at 9:00pm we catch up with the frontman for Mindset Evolution..... Rob Ulrich! As he'll be fresh from a show with 311 at Three Sisters Park..... this interview guarantees to be one for the ages!! The Mindset boys have a new video dropping August 5th....be sure you check that sh*t out!! We'll talk about the 311 show, the new video & lots more.

    Then at 9:30 it's " The Marty Monologues " !! Marty Wombacher joins us for a weekly segment that is " Kinda Like The Vagina Monologues But With A Real Dick Instead ". The highly anticipated first installment will not disappoint !!

    This Sunday night at 8pm CST / 9 pm EST......Don't miss it !!

  • 01:31

    The Big Perm Show #59 - Sean Kenny

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    Jump on board the train wreck that we call The Big Perm Show. The train leaves the station at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!

    Tonight we'll talk with Sean Kenny, owner of Kenny's Westside Pub. We'll talk about Summmer Camp, the ghosts that haunt the bar and a bunch more !!

    Don't miss it !! Show starts at 8 p.m. CST !!

  • The Big Perm Show #82 - Gary " Big Daddy " Goodridge

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     All aboard !! This train wreck that we call The Big Perm Show leaves the station Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Grab a seat early and enjoy the ride !!

     This week at 8:20 p.m. CST / 9:20 p.m. EST we'll visit with a true MMA pioneer ..... Mr. Gary " Big Daddy " Goodridge !! " Big Daddy " is a retired Trinidadian-Canadian super heavyweight kickboxer and heavyweight mixed martial artist fighting out of Barrie, Ontario. Prior to kickboxing and MMA, he was also one of the top ranked contenders in the world of professional arm wrestling. In early 2012, Goodridge was diagnosed with early onset of dementia pugilistica.

     As fans of combat sports, we give little thought to the punishment that is endured by the bodies of the participants. This Sunday night we'll go in depth with " Big Daddy " to discuss the little talked about topic of brain injury as a result of participating in combat sports. We'll look to gain some insight into his own injuries as well as life after the cage.

     Our hopes are that our listeners will take away a new understanding of the risks that our favorite fighters take as they do battle. We also hope to bring a better understanding of living life with a traumatic brain injury.

  • The Big Perm Show #78 - Outside The Cage with Sam Alvey & Jason Mugg

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    Join us Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST for another stellar episode of The Big Perm Show !!

    In the first hour we'll catch up with Jason Mugg, CEO of ACSLIVE.TV !! If he's not busy filming Michigan MMA, he's hard at work running the ACSLIVE Network of shows. Muggzie will join us to talk about a variety of subjects from MMA to toilet seats to the ever advancing mutant population. Be sure you don't miss this conversation !!

    Then at 9:00 p.m. CST we'll catch up with UFC fighter "SmileN" Sam Alvey !! We'll talk with Sam about the most recent news in the world of MMA, as well as getting his thoughts on some other topics that don't have a damn thing to do with MMA. Sam always brings an interesting perspective to the conversation !!

    The train wreck leaves the station at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Don't miss it !!

  • 02:08

    The Big Perm Show #77 - Ken Zurski, Robert Righi & Ky Brown

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    Join us this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! Another stellar episode of The Big Perm Show is headed your way !!

    This week we go back in time with Ken Zurski and his "Unremembered History". Ken Zurski is a longtime broadcaster and author of The Wreck of the Columbia. A native of Chicagoland, where he was a radio personality for many years, Ken now works in Peoria and resides in Morton with his wife Connie and two children, Sam and Nora. Peoria Stories is his second book.

    He's always been fascinated by the lesser-known personalities of history, the so-called other people, or obscure figures whose contributions to our past have been disregarded, neglected or simply put out of mind. These are the stories he wants to tell with Unremembered History 

    As we roll along, we catch up with Robert Righi of Central Illinois Ghost Hunters. Robert is a psychic/medium with two masters degrees- one in psychology, and one in clinical social work. He'll join us to chat about all things ghostly !!

    If we're still alive.... we'll hollar at our homie Ky Brown, bass player for the Peoria based power-funk group Steady Flow !! The boys are hitting the road to spread the funk and Ky will join us to drop a few TOP SECRET announcements !!

  • 01:52

    The Big Perm Show #94 - Blake Gardner And The Farmers

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    This week, as we countdown the days to Summer Camp Music Festival 2016, we start our series of interviews with the Summer Camp " On The Road Tour " winners !! Joining us this week will be the winners of the first stop on the 2016 tour. Winning over the crowd at Rose Music Hall in Columbia, MO a few weeks ago, Blake Gardner And The Farmers earned a return visit to Summer Camp !!

    Blake Gardner & The Farmers break free from being able to be defined by a single genre through mixing together elements of blues, reggae, hip-hop, funk, and nearly everything else under the sun. Known for their improvisation and collaboration with other artists, Blake Gardner & The Farmers are sure to make each performance as unique and memorable as the last.


    The Summer Camp " On The Road Tour " takes the magic of Summer Camp on the road to multiple cities around the country searching for the best talent the areas have to offer. At each stop there is a battle of the bands with the winner earning a time slot on a Summer Camp stage !!
     
    Talking Sh*t & Hurting Feelings !! We do it again this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!

  • 01:26

    The Big Perm Show #73 - Brian Ward & Seth Ferranti

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    Join us this week at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !! This week's guests are Brian Ward & Seth Ferranti !!

    Brian Ward is the creator/founder of the Dark History Con event.... "Looking at the darker side of history through True Crime and the tragic events that haunt us". The event takes place Sept. 19 & 20 at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign,IL. This event will feature numerous guests, some of which have appeared right here on The Big Perm Show, discussing their work and the events that fuel our imaginations !! We'll talk with Brian about the event, the guests, and a few topics that will surely make your skin crawl !!

    Seth Ferranti is a multi-media writer and journalist who pens amazing true crime and prison related stories for vice.com and thefix.com, among others. He started his career in journalism while incarcerated and is now continuing it in the real world. In 1993, after spending two years as a top-15 fugitive on the US Marshal's most wanted list, he was captured and sentenced to 304 months under the federal sentencing guidelines for an LSD Kingpin conviction and committed to the custody of the Attorney General. 

    He currently works out of St. Louis, MO and it appears there is no stopping him !! Seth also writes for thedailybeast.com , substance.com, hoop365.com, Don Diva and F.E.D.S. magazines and The New York Daily News. In advance of his appearance at the Dark History Con event next month in Champaign, we'll chat with Seth about his life, his career, current projects and who knows what else !! This is an interview you don't want to miss !!

  • 02:02

    The Big Perm Show - Ep #30 - Big Perm & Vic Nasty - FreeStyle

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    " The Big Perm Show " is an online radio show focused on the people & places of Peoria and Central Illinois. LIVE every Sunday night @ 8 p.m. cst. !!

    This week you get all of the Big Perm & Vic Nasty you can handle !! Tune in and see just what that means !!

    At 8:20 pm CST we'll catch up with former guest Carl Pusser !! Fresh off of the Rat Hard - Great American Blue Collar Build Off, we'll chat with Carl all about this awesome event.

    At 9:30pm it's " The Marty Monologues: Kinda Like The Vagina Monologues But With A Real Dick. " featuring Marty Wombacher of MeanWhileBackInPeoria.com. Each week Marty graces us with his presence and lays upon us the linguistic stylings and knowledge that can only come from years of great experience !!

  • 02:01

    The Big Perm Show #86 - Hard - Boiled

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    This week we talk shit and hurt feelings with our brand of uncensored & adulterated fun !! Join us as we fill your ear holes with talk about everything from the Manual Rams & Floyd Mayweather to a naked man in a box !! Show starts at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!

    If you're feelin' froggy.... LEAP !! Call in and be a part of the conversation at (347) 857-1024.

  • 02:01

    The Big Perm Show #90 - Meanwhile, Back At The Big Perm Show w/ Marty Wombacher

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    Joining us this week will be Marty Wombacher !! Creator of the wildly popular blog " Meanwhile, Back In Peoria " and former host of " The Marty Monologues ", Marty will join us to share what is new in his world. We can only guess that this will be crazier than a bag of squirrels !!

    We'll still be talking shit and crushing your feelings with our brand of uncensored & adulterated fun !! Join us as we fill your ear holes with talk about everything from face tattoos & The Weinermobile to Summer Camp & The Hot Cosby !


    If you're feelin' froggy.... LEAP !! Call in and be a part of the conversation at (347) 857-1024

  • 02:03

    The Big Perm Show #93 - Mark Silverman & The Bogart Jones Band

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    This Sunday, at 8:30 p.m. CST, we talk about the Boston Mafia with former wiseguy turned author, Mark Silverman !! Also joining the show at 9:15 p.m. CST will be The Bogart Jones Band !! Talking Sh*t & Hurting Feelings !! We do it again this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST!!

    Mark Silverman, is a Former Winter Hill Gangster and Boston Mafia member that was rising through the ranks of the Irish Winter Hill Gang while being recruited by both warring factions of the Patriarca family. His account is the first-ever inside glimpse into what went on at the street level, why people were killed, and what the stakes were.

    Silverman grew up in the shadow of Raymond Patriarca and James (Whitey) Bulger, bosses of Boston’s most infamous crime families. With a Jewish last name, his opportunities should have been limited in Boston’s Irish/Italian underworld, but he moved up quickly, gaining acceptance across the board. His book ROGUE MOBSTER is a firsthand account of the violent Boston mob wars of the 1990s, when bodies were piling up across New England and Mark Silverman was walking a tightrope between Winter Hill and the Mafia.

    The Bogart Jones Band creates handcrafted, no boundaries, stories and music. A family of brothers from different mothers with diverse musical backgrounds, making "New Music with an Old Soul". The Band will be starting the year opening up for Legendary Southern Rockers, 38 Special, in February! Wes Simmons, Ryan Rose & Tim Fiers had been working with legendary REO Speedwagon guitarist, Gary Richrath until his unfortunate and untimely passing in 2015. The musical love and spark continues on through The Bogart Jones Band! The group is now completed with the talent & musical influences of Don Mabus on Guitar and vocals, Ty Bailey on Percussion and Curt Caudill on keys.