Monday, November 25, 2013

Joe Cipriano joins me Monday November 25th at 9:30am!

If you miss Joe on today's show, listen here.

Joe Cipriano began his career as a broadcaster in Waterbury,  Connecticut, while still in high school. Since then Joe has worked on  the air for the Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS TV and Radio networks, achieving success on and off camera.

For over 25 years now Joe is known as the Original and best known “Voice” of FOX.

Joe Cipriano is the "Voice" of the Fox TV Network
For  the last 16 years Joe has held a similar position as one of the  Signature Voices at CBS.
He also spent two years as the voice of NBC  Dramas from 2005 to 2007. Wow, this guy gets around!

In the past several years Joe Cipriano has also been the “live”  announcer for many of television’s biggest events such as the  prestigious Grammy Awards which is broadcast live from Los Angeles to  195 countries reaching an estimated 1.7 Billion viewers. Joe Cipriano voiced Emmy Award telecasts Joe has also been the live voice of the 57th, 59th and 60th Annual  Emmy Awards broadcasts. Other highlights include “The Blockbuster  Entertainment Awards”, “The VH1 Honors”, “GQ Magazine’s Men of the  Year Awards”, “Elton John Live” and many other live Television events.

In 1988, the Fox Television Network chose Joe Cipriano to be their  ”Image Voice”, as the fledgling company attempted to become a  bonafide fourth network. With the help of Joe Cipriano as their  youthful-sounding voice, Fox was able to establish itself as a winner  and today Fox is the Number 1 Television Network in America with  adults 18-49.
In 1997 the CBS Television Network looked to Joe to assist in  changing its image to attract a younger audience. His voice is  closely associated with some of CBS Television’s brightest comedies  such as “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “The King of Queens” and today  continues to voice promos for “Two and a Half Men”, “Rules of  Engagement” and “Mike and Molly.”

In 2005 Joe headed to Burbank for a two-year stint as the Signature  voice for NBC dramas including, Heroes, ER, and Law and Order.Joe Cipriano Voice of The Food Network. Joe continues to voice promos for outlets such as ABC, Blockbuster  Ticket, Disney and for years was the signature voice of The Food  Network.

He is also heard as the image voice of radio and TV stations all over  the country including CW50 Detroit, MY24 Baltimore, Fresh 102.7 New  York, WCFS Chicago, Boom 973 Toronto and Star 94-1 San Diego to name  just a few.

From 1993 to 2003 Joe served as co-host on the very successful,  internationally syndicated radio program,   “The World Chart Show.” This weekly two-hour count down show featured the planet’s hottest  hits on 250 Radio Stations Worldwide with stories about and  interviews with international music stars and celebrities.

Talk about  good Karma, “The World Chart Show” dedicated itself to generating  international support for preservation of the planet’s reefs and  rain forests, by joining in a global effort with The Nature  Conservancy, a private non-profit organization.

Joe has also filled-in for Casey Kasem on American Top 40 which is  heard on top radio stations all across America and Worldwide.

Joe Cipriano on American Top 40

Joe has achieved success on-camera in Hollywood , in commercials with  several national spots, and in acting for TV and movies. In 1990, Joe  was a co-star in the NBC sitcom, “Knight and Daye” starring Jack  Warden, Mason Adams and Hope Lange, produced by Babaloo Mandel and  Lowel Ganz.
From 1987 to 1992, Joe produced and hosted two popular shows that  aired in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Kobe, Japan . The “LA Express”  and “Toyota California Classics” scored record ratings in their time  slots and enjoyed a long, successful run on the air in Japan.

Today, Joe and his wife Ann along with their two children live in Bel  Air, CA. Joe is an avid tennis player and supporter of the game who  lends his time to hosting and MCing benefit tennis events throughout  Los Angeles. He is also the Founding Member of the Don LaFontaine  Voice Over Lab at the SAG Actors Center. The Lab is a tribute to  Joe’s good friend Don LaFontaine, who passed away in September of 2008.

In 2010 Joe was awarded the very first Don LaFontaine Legacy Award which recognizes a voice of impact as determined by a specialized  industry committee. Through the criteria of character, longevity,  talent, professionalism and the passion for giving back, the voting  committee agreed that Joe embodies much of Don’s defining legacy.

Joe Cipriano has worked as an on-air personality for the following  radio stations.
KIIS AM/FM Los Angeles
KKHR FM Los Angeles (CBS Hitradio)
KHTZ FM Los Angeles (K-Hits)
WRQX FM Washington , D.C. (ABC-Q107)
WKYS FM Washington , D.C. (NBC)
WDRC AM/FM Hartford , Connecticut
WWCO AM/FM Waterbury , Connecticut

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dr. Karen Sherman, a licensed psychologist in New York and author of "Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life" joins me Monday at 9am pst!

IF you missed Dr. Karen Sherman on today's show, you can LISTEN HERE.

Dr. Karen Sherman, a licensed psychologist in New York, has been in private practice for over 25 years. Her focus is relationships/marriage and helping people achieve their greatest potential.
Karen is the author of "Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life” which enables people to let go of conditioned responses and empower them to make their own choices; the co-author of “Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last,” and a contributor to "101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Vol. 2," writing a chapter about overcoming stress as well as several other volumes.

Karen is the radio host of the weekly show, Your Empowered Relationship.
She is a featured writer on and podcasts for Karen also conducts workshops, teleseminars and speaking engagements. She's a frequent guest on inter/national radio and her expert opinion has appeared in numerous publications. Additionally, she’s a relationship expert on, was a former relationships expert on the "Bo Griffin Morning Show," and a marriage expert on

Her memberships include American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Nassau County Psychological Association. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.

She serves on the undergraduate Psychology Dept. at CW Post University.
Her web site, offers a free newsletter and programs.
She and her husband have enjoyed over 30 years of marriage and have two married daughters and two grandkids.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kalpna Singh Chitnis is an American Filmmaker, Actor and Poet -joined me today at 9:30am pst!

If you missed Kalpna on today's show, listen here.

Kalpna Singh Chitnis is an American Filmmaker, Actor and Poet of East Indian descent based in California, USA. She is also the Founder, Director and CEO of the Silent River and the Silent River Film Festival in Irvine California.

Born in Gaya, Bihar India, where Buddha got enlightenment, Kalpna grew up with much influence of Buddhism on her despite her Hindu background. Educated at Magadh University Bodhgaya, India and at the New York Film Academy in Universal Studios, Hollywood, she began her career as a writer and lecturer of Political Science. She also worked as an actress and a model, before turning to the film directing.

Kalpna found success as a writer at a very young age and won many awards, including the prestigious Rajbhasha Award given by the government of Bihar, India, for her first poetry collection in Hindi “CHAND KA PAIVAND.” Kalpna’s writings have been published in major literary magazines and journal of Indian SubContinent, such as Hans, Kadambini, Saaptahik Hindustan, Dhramyug, Pahal, Aajkal, Navbharat Times and many others. She has also been featured in Times of India, Femina, Care and other publications in North America.

After earning her Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Magadh University, Bodhagaya, Kalpna taught International Relations to the PostGraduate students at the Gaya College for a year. She was given the Title of Bihar Shree (The Jewel of Bihar) for her contribution to the Hindi literature, when she was only 21.

In 1994, after getting married, she moved to the United States and lived in Lisle, Illinois for
seven years, taking a break from her career, making family and children her main priority.
In 2000 she came to California, to realize her dream of becoming a filmmaker. After graduating from the New York Film Academy in 2004, she started to make films. She is now settled in Irvine, where she raises her three young children age 10-15, follows her passion.

Kalpna’s work as a filmmaker was recognized when her short film GIRL WITH AN ACCENT was screened at many film festivals and won Silver Award at the SMTV Mumbai International Film Festival in 2006. She has collaborated in making of many films ever since. Her recently completed feature film GOODBYE MY FRIEND (Adios Mi Amigo) world premiered on September 10th 2011 at the Silent River Film Festival, and had it’s South Asian premiere on January 18th 2012 at the Dhaka International Film Festival, in Bangladesh. Goodbye My Friend has also been officially selected at the 4th Guwahati International Film Festival in India and LUMS International Film Festival in Lahore, Pakistan.

Kalpna, is currently working on taking the Silent River Film Festival to another level, putting
the City of Irvine on international map, now also going to be known for Cinema and an
International Film Festival.

She is also developing the screenplay of her next feature film ALL ABOUT MY FATHER and soon to be published Poetry Collection the BARE SOUL. Her recently published Poetry Album TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL (poetry in paradox) is now available for purchase online at and soon to be available on

Author Patty Chang Anker joined me Monday November 18th at 9am pst!

If you missed Patty on today's show...
You have SOME NERVE!! We had fun!
Listen here!

Author Patty Chang Anker joined me Monday at 9am pst to talk about her latest book SOME NERVE and more! Patty is also a Blogger at Facing Forty Upside Down. She loves stories about people facing fears and trying new things -- perfect guest for Get the FUNK Out on KUCI 88.9fm - streaming live on Twitter: @PattyChangAnker


Patty Chang Anker is the author of the memoir Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave . (Riverhead Books) which Parents Magazine called a “Mom Must-Read.” She blogs for‘s Anxiety section and her own award-winning Facing Forty Upside Down. Her work has appeared in O Magazine, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, iVillage, The Huffington Post and in numerous other publications and websites. She has been named a Good Housekeeping ”Blogger We Love” and a “Top 25 Funny Mom” on Circle of Moms.

Patty is not adventurous by nature. While other kids were out climbing trees and skinning knees, she was inside reading books about people climbing trees and skinning knees. (“I guess I was more of an armchair kid.”) That, plus a Chinese-American fear of failure and losing face is how she grew up never really learning how to ride a bike, do a handstand, or dive into a swimming pool. And why she started blogging Facing Forty Upside Down three days after turning 39. The mother of two and a yoga teacher, Patty realized she couldn’t expect her children and students to go outside their comfort zone if she wasn’t willing to do it herself.

“We don’t let our kids ‘opt out’ of trying new things and we don’t let them give up if it doesn’t come to them easily. I realized I was giving myself a free pass to say ‘I’m too busy or tired to do that’ when what I really was, was scared.” Patty started doing, writing, and talking about the things that frighten her, and Facing Forty Upside Down was born. It soon became apparent that she was not alone, and that many in midlife are searching for ways to live bigger, braver lives.

Patty’s first book, Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave - an inspiring look at how ordinary people face their fears – will be published by Riverhead Books this fall. Some Nerve draws on Patty’s interviews with teachers, therapists, coaches, and clergy to impart both practical advice and profound wisdom. Through her own journey and the stories of dozens of others (many of whom she helped to triumph over common fears), she conveys with humor and infectious exhilaration the most vital lesson of all: Fear isn’t an end point, but the point of entry to a life of incomparable joy.

Patty is a former Director of Media Relations for The New York Times and veteran book publicist for W.W. Norton, Taunton Press and Basic Books. Her campaigns include the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series “How Race is Lived in America.”

She is a certified yoga teacher, Thai Yoga Bodyworker, and Reiki practitioner who believes in the power of yoga to uplift and heal. She is certified in prenatal yoga and yoga for children with special needs, and is a sought-after teacher, workshop and retreat leader.

Patty’s media appearances include a live interview on Martha Stewart Living Radio “Morning Living,” and she is thankful she does not have a fear of public speaking because she loves motivating people to live fuller, more joyful lives. Although she does still have a fear of clowns.

Patty lives in a village north of New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kelly Moneymaker joined me Monday November 11, 2013 at 9:30am on KUCI 88.9fm!

Monday at 9:30am pst on KUCI 88.9fm, my second guest for the show was Kelly Moneymaker! We chatted about her new CD release of "Race Against the Sky" and so much more! If you missed the conversation, you can listen here.

Kelly used to be with the 80s and 90s pop group EXPOSE'. But this solo effort is nothing like the trio. Instead, Martinis & Bikinis music newsletter calls her a mashup of 'Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Wynonna Judd".

She is also the wife of daytime TV star, Peter Reckell (Bo Brady of NBC's "Days of our Lives")

Fairbanks, Alaska is known more for it’s beauty than a happening music scene, but it did spawn soulful rock vocalist, Kelly Moneymaker. She went pro at thirteen, hit the road a year later and never looked back. Since then, she’s been busy building a diverse body of work–from country love songs for Days of Our Lives to Silvermoney’s hard-hitting, “Goddess Killer” to the rootsy blues of of her upcoming album with In The Black titled "Race Against The Sky."


Former Member of Platinum Pop Trio, Exposé.


Love Theme for Bo & Hope on NBC's Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives Love Songs CD
International Songwriter's Competition &
Independent Music Awards Finalist
PLACEMENTS ON: Grey's Anatomy, American Pie Naked Mile, Guitar Hero, Gossip Girl, Hawaii 5-0, Burn Notice, Sony's Play Station 2, Confessions of a Go-Go Girl, Teen Cribs, Parenthood, The Heat 2013 Official Trailer with Melissa McCarthy & Sandra Bullock & more.


Theme Song for The Grove 2013
Riptide Music 2006-Present

KELLY HAS SHARED STAGES AND/OR STUDIOS WITH: Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder, Enya, Exposé, Diana Ross, Jewel, Meatloaf, Ringo Starr, Keith Urban, Johnny Winter, Phillip Walker & more...

OTHER FEATURES ON TV/COMMERCIALS: Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Bold & The Beautiful, Without A Trace, CSI Miami, Nissan, Sony Playstation 2, O'Douls, America's Next Top Model and more...

UP-COMING GIGS! December 5th @ 8pm with Original in the Black Band at
740 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 
and January 30th, 2014 
with the Bluebonnets at MOLLY MALONE'S at 9:30pm!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Deana Martin (daughter of icon Dean Martin) joined me Monday November 11, 2013 on KUCI 88.9fm -- Deana has a new CD out "Destination Moon" which includes a duet with her Dad - singing Cole Porter's "True Love".

What a wonderful way to start the day! Deana Martin called into the show this morning to talk about what it was like growing up with Dean Martin, meeting Elvis Presley, her memoir “Memories Are Made Of This,” her fabulous new CD "Destination Moon" and so much more! If you missed our conversation, you can listen here.

Ms. Martin made her television debut in 1966, performing on her father's legendary television show, “The Dean Martin Show”. She soon became a frequent guest, taking part in both musical and comedy numbers with a wide array of guests including Frank Sinatra.

Having trained professionally as an actress at the Dartington College of Arts in the United Kingdom, Deana amassed an impressive array of theatrical credits, including the English productions of Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet and A Taste of Honey. She made her North American theatrical debut with George Hamilton in the critically acclaimed Neil Simon play The Star Spangled Girl, while later adding to her list of stage credits with appearances in Wait Until Dark,Six Rms Riv Vu, A Shot In the Dark and The Tunnel of Love.

Concurrent with her theatrical work, Ms. Martin was a Reprise Records recording artist. Her hit single, "Girl of the Month Club", was a radio favorite and a chart topper. In demand as a performer, Ms. Martin appeared on many of the top television shows including The Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas Shows. She also made a fabled appearance playing the dual roles of Daphne & William on a memorable episode of the popular series The Monkees entitled "Some Like it Lukewarm."

Ms. Martin was introduced to motion picture audiences in 1968's "Young Billy Young", a classic of the western genre, in which she co-starred with Robert Mitchum and Angie Dickinson. Her promising debut led to subsequent film lead roles in "Strangers At Sunrise" with George Montgomery and "A Voice In The Night" with Vito Scotti. In addition to her film and television work, Ms. Martin was a busy nightclub entertainer headlining at the nations top showrooms including Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ms. Martin channeled her enthusiasm for health and exercise into a successful fitness company -- Bodies by Deana. This lead to her top selling workout video, The Deana Martin Total Body Workout. She also stared in her own talk show, The Deana Martin Show, which ran for four seasons and over 40 episodes.

She currently entertains audiences internationally with her “Memories Are Made Of This” concert tour and also tours internationally with her best selling book “Memories Are Made Of This.”

Deana's desire to continue her fathers lifelong tradition of support for various children’s charitable causes has lead to her role as the driving force behind The Dean Martin Festival, a yearly event in her father’s hometown of Steubenville, Ohio. Proceeds from this event fund the Dean Martin Music Scholarships; awarded to worthy young people in the Steubenville area.

In 2003, Deana returned to television with a memorable musical performance with Jerry Lewis on the annual MDA Telethon. Martin and Lewis were together again as Deana and Jerry performed a touching duet of Time After Time in honor of her father. Also that year she was invited to speak in Washington D.C. where her father, along with Sophia Loren and Robert DeNiro, where honored by the National Italian American Foundation. This event served as the launch of a new Dean Martin Music Scholarship.

In 2004 Deana broke new ground as an author with her best-selling memoirMemories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughters Eye’s, published by Random House which became an instant best-seller in the US and subsequently attained No. 6 in the Australian best-seller list and reached to 10 in the UK best-seller list. Memories Are Made Of This continues be a best-selling book around the world.

2005 brought Deana back to the concert stage with her critically acclaimed national concert tour Deana Sings Dino. Also that year, Deana joined the Music of Your Life Radio Network, where she hosts the Deana Martin show, a daily nationally syndicated show.

In 2006 Deana began the “Memories Are Made of This” concert tour, in which she sings the fabulous hits of her father Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, and many other of her father’s Pallies. She has performed from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to the legendary Paramount Theatre in New York, from the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Florida to Harrahs in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Recently Deana was the special guest star, performing with Regis Philbin at the prestigious Grand Palace Theater, in Branson, Missouri. Their largest performance Art Theatre and in a reunion concert with Davy Jones of the Monkees at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois.

In 2007 Deana performed in over 200 concerts with Les Brown and His Band Of Renown.

In 2008 Deana is touring Domestically and Internationally. She has recently returned from a sold out concert tour with Les Brown Jr. and his Band Of Renown. From the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerittos, CA to 5 shows at Benaroya Hall, in Seattle WA. to the Ford Theatre in Dearborn, MI. Deana is also turning Internationally, from London, England to Dubai in the UAE. Later this year she will be returning to England, as well as performing in Wales, Scotland, Spain and Italy.

A favorite of the media, Deana has been profiled on countless televisions shows both domestically and internationally such as, CBS Sunday Morning Show with Bill Geist, The BBC, The Today Show, Live With Regis and Kelly, The Tony Danza Show, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, A&E Biography, CMT (Country Music Television), Sky Italia, all the BBC top rated shows including Big Breakfast and many BBC Documenteries including Bruce Forsyth On Vegas. She has been profiled in publications such as, Jazz Times, with a feature story in July 2008AOPA, one of the US’s top selling Aviation magazines, Family Tree magazine, a feature profile in 417 Magazine, Razor Magazine, and featured in one of the largest selling magazines in the world HELLO, as well as numerous newspapers and publications around the US and abroad including, England, Italy, Germany, Japan and Australia and being an accomplished pilot, Deana was also featured as a cover story for Twin Cessna Flyer.

Her debut album, “Memories Are Made of This,” was released August 2006, and has to date, remained on the top 10 charts for 40 consecutive weeks. Deana’s arrangements were written by the world-renowned arranger/conductor Charles Calello. Deana will continue her extensive concert tour throughout the US and abroad.

Today, Deana remains very busy hosting two top nationally syndicated radio shows. One on the largest adult contemporary radio network, “The Music Of Your Life Network”. Deana hosts a daily show with her husband John Griffeth that has over 120 million listeners domestically and 26 million listeners worldwide. On the XM Satellite Network, she hosts “The Strip” (as in Las Vegas). “The Strip” is one of XM’s top rated shows.

Deana Martin is an internationally acclaimed entertainer, performing to sold-out audiences worldwide. She is an accomplished actor, Top-10 recording artist, and daily nationally syndicated radio personality. In her best-selling book, "Memories Are Made Of This", Dean Martin Through His Daughters Eyes", Deana delights in sharing wonderful, never-before-told stories about her father and his "Pallies" known as the Rat Pack. Her book is soon to be made into a movie directed by actor Joe Mantegna and screen play written by actor/writer Bonnie Hunt. In 2009, Deana released her new hit CD "Volare", working with multi-Grammy Award-winner Al Schmitt at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California.

Deana and her husband John Griffeth divide their time between Beverly Hills, CA and Branson, MO.

Find out more about Deana on her website:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Jayme Ritchie, Executive Director of WeeCycle called in to today's show!

Jayme Ritchie, founder of WeeCycle joined me on today's show! If you missed the conversation, listen here

Jayme was born and raised in New York. Jayme came to Colorado in 1996 to attend college at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied Philosophy. Jayme then attended the University of Denver and graduated in 2004 with a law degree and a legal masters degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. She practiced environmental and natural resources law and commercial litigation for several years prior to becoming a mom and creating WeeCycle.

Jaycutive Director, WeeCycle

Helping neme Ritchie

Exew and gently used baby gear find another home.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nicholas Carr joins me Monday on Get the FUNK Out!

If you missed Nicolas Carr on today's show, you can listen here.


Nicholas Carr writes about technology, culture, and economics. His most recent book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, is a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee and a New York Times bestseller. Nick is also the author of two other influential books, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google (2008) and Does IT Matter? (2004). His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Nick has been a columnist for The Guardian in London and has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New Republic, The Financial Times, Technology Review, and many other publications. His essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” has been collected in several anthologies, including The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009, The Best Spiritual Writing 2010, and The Best Technology Writing 2009.

Nick is a former member of the Encyclopedia Britannica's editorial board of advisors, was on the steering board of the World Economic Forum's cloud computing project, and was a writer-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley. He writes the popular blog Rough Type and is a sought-after speaker for academic and corporate events. Earlier in his career, he was executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A., in English and American Literature and Language, from Harvard University.

National CPR and AED (Automated External Defribrillator) Awareness Week is June 1st through 7th. Janeane will be in conversation with a cardiac arrest survivor, Steven Munatones, and Dr. Shira Schlesinger.

According to, back in 2007, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council collaborate...