Mal Weinges on travel

February 20th, 2017

A  talk with Mal Weinges, Mal Wienges is currently the Chairman Emeritus of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Wienges served NATAS as its Chairman from 2011-2014 and as National Vice Chairman from 2008-2011 (two terms), and as its National Treasurer from 1990 to 1994 and from 2006 to 2008. In addition, he was the National Trustee of the New York Chapter from 1988 to 1993, and was an Alternate Trustee of the New York Chapter from 1985 to 1988. He also served as the National Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Chapter from 2002 to 2006.  In addition, Wienges was a member of the National Awards Committee from 1992 to 2006.

Wienges spent an illustrious 31 years at the CBS Television Network. He began as a management trainee and rose to the position of Vice President, Sales/Marketing and Technical Systems.  From 1975 to 1985, he was Producer of The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parades for which he was nominated for two Emmys. Mal also received two National Emmys, including one for technical achievement for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and a second National Emmy in 1992 for the NFL on CBS.

Wienges is credited with originating the concept of remote production for daytime dramas (soap operas) when he took The Guiding Light to the Bahamas in 1976. Since then, Mal has participated in more than 152 location productions. Wienges was also nominated for three Daytime Emmys.

Wienges is an honors graduate from C.W. Post College with a B.S. in atomic and nuclear physics. He obtained a Masters of Science degree in engineering management from Long Island University. In addition, he is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).  Wienges has served as a Director on the Arizona Film Commission and was Chairman of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce from 2008-2011.


Alto reed to play at World Whale Day

February 16th, 2017

Had a great talk with Alto Reed.  He will play this Saturday at World Whale day with Gina Martinelli and Nils Rosenblad at 1:30 , right before Lily Meola. Alto Reed's new Album "Legacy" is a collection of milestone songs from his incredible Musical Journey starting with the Iconic Anthem "Turn The Page" featuring Alto's classic signature openin sax notes he channeled from the Universe on his very first contribution to Master Singer/Song Writer/ Performer/ Singer - Bob Seger.... 2 short weeks after having teamed up with Bob.....

The remaining songs are more milestones along the journey which represent significant turning points throughout the years that Alto has performed both on Multi Platinum Albums and in front of Millions of Bob Seter Silver Bullet Band songs from his "Legenday Stars of Rock" Shows which always feature a few of his Famous Friends.....


Kalana Pe’a Wins Grammy

February 14th, 2017

Had a wonderful talk with Kalani Pe'a who won the Grammy for Best Regional Roots music album Sunday. He said."I'm happy to be representing my family and friends, my ancestors and forefathers," Pe'a said following his win. "I'm proud to be a Hawaiian immersion graduate I am blessed to perpetuate Hawaiian language and education through music education. Music should be a part of our lives. Pe'a was nominated for his debut album, 'E Walea' which features seven haku mele, original compositions written in the Hawaiian language, and five cover songs. 

This is the first Hawaii win since Hawaiian music was put into the roots category. The album is both a celebration and validation of the singer's overcoming of a speech impediment at age four. Pe'a has worked as a Hawaiian resource coordinator at Kamehameha Schools Maui campus.


Crystal Cruises rep Leslie and Kathy Takushi

February 8th, 2017

Each Crystal ship has its own atmosphere and own unique character. With each voyage you sail, you are sure to discover something new on board, but will always come 'home' to a welcomed familiarity-your Crystal Family.Aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, the hallmarks of Service, Space, Quality and Choices have earned Crystal Cruises the distinction as World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™. and


Millennium Biltmore Hotel

February 6th, 2017

Had a wonderful talk with Kendra Walker who is with the Historic Bilmore Hotel in Downtown LA> We talked about the history of the hotel and archecture. the  Biltmore's exterior in a synthesis of the Spanish-Italian Renaissance RevivalMediterranean Revival, and Beaux Arts styles, meant as an homage to the Castilian heritage of Los Angeles. The "Biltmore Angel" is heavily incorporated into the design—as a symbol of the city as well as the Biltmore itself. With a thick steel and concrete frame, the structure takes up half a city block and rises over 11 stories.

The interiors of the Biltmore Hotel are decorated with: frescos and murals; carved marble fountains and columns; massive wood-beamed ceilings; travertine and oak paneled walls; lead crystal chandeliers; cast bronze stairwells and doorways; fine artisan marquetry and mill work; and heavily embroideredimported tapestries and draperies. Most notable are the frescoed mural ceilings in the main Galleria and the Crystal Ballroom, which were hand painted in 1922 by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi, known for his work in the Vatican and the White House


Pat Simmons Jr., Pat Sr. and Cris on his new Cd

February 2nd, 2017

Pat Simmons Jr. grew up in a dual world, both on the road with his father's band The Doobie Brothers, exploring concert halls, and at home being a kid exploring the rugged Redwood coastline in Northern California. He moved with his family to Maui, Hawaii at age six. There, Pat was raised close to nature, around waterfalls and waves, immersed in Hawaiian culture. Maui has developed in him a powerful sense of love and respect for the land and the traditional native stewards. In 2012, Pat received a degree in Ecology from The Evergreen State College.  
A cancer survivor, a local organic food/plant enthusiast, and lover of indigenous ways of living sustainably, Pat Simmons Jr. is first and foremost, a Maui boy."This Mountain" is Pat's debut studio album. Six original songs that tell stories of his life on Maui. The album features the stunning voice of local native Hawai'ian practitioner and award winning musician, Keali'i Reichel, on the title track "Mauna Mele". Also feature performances by local island favorite Willie K, as well as Elvin Bishop and Pat's father Pat Simmons Sr. of The Doobie Brothers. Recorded on Maui, HI


Al Conti, MYSTIC

February 1st, 2017

Al is a GRAMMY® nominated, award winning composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist whose music is heard around the world on all forms of media and in retail spaces.In October 2016, Shadowside Music releases MYSTIC, Al’s sixth album, which was four years in the making. Al describes his spiritual quest during this period in the album’s liner notes, a rare personal glimpse of the introverted artist’s world that reveal his penchant for world travel to mystical places.  Rich in sound, culture, and instrumentation, Al feels the album is his best work to date.  The album also includes the talents of Charlee Brooks (David Arkenstone), Pamela Copus (2002), Ricky Kej and Jeff Pearce.

 Al’s previous album, The Blue Rose, quickly rose to the top #1 spot on the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Top 100 chart for two consecutive months. The album also reached #3 on the ZMR Top 100 Airplay Chart for 2013. In 2010, his album Northern Seas garnered a GRAMMY® nomination, made Amazon's Top 10 list for Best New Age Albums of that year, and reached #2 in the ZMR Top 100 chart for October 2010.


Greg Kaufman founder of Pacific Whale Foundation on World Whale Day

February 1st, 2017

A talk with Greg kaufman, Greg Kaufman is the founder and Executive Director of Pacific Whale Foundation and author of numerous books, scientific and popular publications on cetaceans. A pioneer in non-invasive humpback whale research off Maui in the mid-1970s, Greg founded Pacific Whale Foundation in 1980, and committed his new organization to educating the public.World Whale Day Celebrations, presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, raises awareness and support to protect humpback whales and their ocean habitat. We hope to see you at the Run & Walk for the Whales (Feb 4), World Whale Film Festival (Feb 11), Parade of Whales & World Whale Day (Feb 18), plus other fun and inspiring events in February 2017. Join the Celebrations! GO to for info.


All about Viking Cruises

January 30th, 2017

Had a great talk on Travel angel show with Kathy Takushi and Viking Rep. Sandra about some awesome deals on Viking, Journey into the heart of Europe, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. Traveling by river, beyond the reach of roadways, you’ll discover the true nature of these fascinating lands and the people who call them home. You’ll travel with ease, unpacking just once and enjoying the ever-changing scenery along the banks as you are gently carried aboard an elegant, intimate ship to your next destination. Nothing compares to a river, and no experience compares to a Viking river cruise.


Mad bagpiper Roger McKinley on Robert Burns, whiskey and Fleetwoods celebration

January 24th, 2017

Fleetwoods on Front St. will honor Robert Burns Birthday Wed. Jan. 25 from 5-7. Roger McKinley talk sabout Robert history , reads a pome, and tell sus about the hisotry of Whisky. 7 different Scoth flight s served tomorro , Haggis, bagpiping and poetry reading.


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