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Bob Delaney- Former NBA Referee & Undercover NJ State Trooper/Author/Executive Delaney Consultants

Who was Bob Delaney as a child? Learn about Bob as an athlete. Why he decided to take the NJ Trooper exam in 1972 and how he was chosen to go undercover? What sports taught him that he could use undercover and how he earned the trust of the mafia guys? We speak about the times his cover was almost blown and the wires that were placed. The stress of being undercover and having a threat made on his life after the undercover was over. How Bob was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the number of the times he denied it and how he came to grips with it? Can PTSD affect someone indirectly along with symptoms to know? Being a NBA referee in large arenas with a threat on your life, his road to becoming a NBA referee and if wearing uniform #26 had any significance. The demands of being a NBA referee, a story about how the NBA and Bob made an impact on firefighters and policeman during 9/11 and finally how long it took for him to get back to normal.
00:00:00 8/20/2021

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Learn where the name Rendy comes from and who he was as child that grew up in New Orleans. He started sweeping floors for the Messina Brothers at age 13 and after college became their National Director of Concerts. Being Rendy is a man of faith he received his degree in religious education, and he explains if this was his original career path.

Hear what the day-to-day grind of being on the road is like, how he discovered Little Big Town, and was the deal with Jars of Clay wasnsigned on a napkin? He tells us who was the first artist he represented and the pros and cons of managing artists. Rendy tells us the size of his team, how he stays organized and then the story of how he got connected with Daryl Worley and started Tennessee River Run.

What made him decide to head to the Florida panhandle to begin Gulf Coast Jam? We discuss the success of the festival in June, How the workers and performers were acting, and a sea plane incident!

Hear who the headliners are for the Labor Day Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam event, how to purchase tickets, and a story about a headliner who fell ill and could not perform in 2019 and who played the next night that saved the show. Rock festival- SandJam is coming in October of 2021.

Rendy gives his take on the future of live music, along with the music business heading back to singles, and we end the show with what he would like his legacy to be.

Links:

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam: https://gulfcoastjam.com/

2021 SandJam: http://sandjamfest.com/

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Extra 5

What he thinks of when hears the names of: Eddie Van Halen, Ted Dibase, Luke Bryan, and beach band Heritage.

How he got connected with American Idol finalist Danny Gokey

How he finds new talent these days.

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00:48:33 8/12/2021
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What learning the banjo at the age of 3 did for his career looking back. He started performing at that early age which led him to meeting the original Lassie and The Lone Ranger. He taught himself the guitar by age 5 and drums by age of 8. Who was his biggest influence and the advice he received from this person?
Rickey discusses how he landed with Lynyrd Skynyrd the first time as a drummer, songwriting, vocals and recorded the first and last album or the Muscle Shoals sessions.

A deep dive into his Native American Heritage and the issues that they deal with. Rickey goes into his feelings on how everyone can pay the respect that is deserved to Native people. He talks about the history and The Removal of Native American Act, casinos are not the answer, and the need for awareness. Do you know when Native American month is?

Rickey gives us his take on the tragic plane crash that claimed the life of Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and others. Why they have stopped answering questions about it, how he could have been on that flight, and where he was that night. Who and how he was asked to rejoin Lynyrd Skynyrd which got him $1.50 and a snickers candy bar?

A good story of opening for the band- KISS, how he will look back on his career, and his interaction with the fans.

Links:

Rickey Medlocke Website: https://rickeymedlocke.com/index.html

National Indian Education Association: https://www.niea.org/

Native Women's Wilderness: https://www.nativewomenswilderness.org/

Lynyrd Skynyrd Website: https://lynyrdskynyrd.com/

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Extra 5

What it was like attending Woodstock who was his favorite band

Is there a special Lynyrd Skynyrd show for Rickey that stands out?

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00:46:10 8/5/2021
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What would he say if was told he would be the same band for over 40 years? We discuss growing up in Rome, IL and he knows my hometown of Streator, IL. How he was introduced to music, started playing the bass and the bands he played in Illinois before moving to California.

Wayne tells us how he got the job in Jim Messina's band, how he was invited to join Little River Band in 1981, and being at the right place at the right time has been in his favor a few times that includes being the lead singer on the track- "The Night Owls" which was his personal break out moment in the business.

We discuss if fans forget about all the hit songs the band has and Little River Band was the first band to have Top 10 hits in six consecutive years! Not Elvis, The Beatles, or even The Eagles but Little River Band! How many different lineups has Wayne played with being with the band for over 40 years? He tells us how they keep the history of the Little River Band alive. Hear about how the band is interactive with its audience and the 2020 LP- "Black Tie" which is a greatest hits compilation with an orchestra.

Little River Band plays close to 100 show per year, and we talk about how active the band is and end with how Wayne wants to be remembered.

Links:

Little River Band Website: https://reallittleriverband.com/

LP- "Cuts Like a Diamond": https://www.amazon.com/Cuts-Like-Diamond-Little-River/dp/B00DU15Z1K

LP-"Black Tie": https://www.amazon.com/Black-Tie-Little-River-Band/dp/B08MX9TSZK

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Extra 5

Making new music with same excellence as they always have

Giving back to Wounded warriors, Habitat for Humanity, Animal Rescue, & Children's Hospitals

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00:51:02 7/29/2021
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Learn at what age they both started singing that came from the influence of their family. What a trip to a recording studio did for them to realize singing is what they wanted to do. They talk about sharing the stage with Tanya Tucker who they grew up listening to, the early bumps in the road they encountered, and the a-ha moment at their kitchen table.

The why and when they decided to move to Nashville, how they complement each other, they explain their maturity level for just being in their 20's, which leads to the answer of how their throwback sound has become them. They talk about the days of performing at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville and the breakthrough moment that gathered the attention of James Stroud.

Performing at the Grand Ole Opry with Pam Tills, how they got connected with award-winning director- Brian Vaughn which helped with their over 2 million streamed song- Everybody Sees It. How they used social media during the pandemic to grow their brand/audience. Their brand-new single- Don't Even Know Your Mama, why this song and what it means.

They talk about how they have grown as artists, who they would like to tour with if they had their choice, and they explain their motto of – Faith, Hope, Love, & Country Music.

Links:

Presley & Taylor Website: https://presleyandtaylor.com/

Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/presleyandtaylor/

Listen to New Single Don't Even Know Your Mama: https://orcd.co/pt-mama

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Extra 5

They are inseparable- how does dating work?

What are their hobbies outside of music?

Make-up and clothes

What are their 2021 goals?

The song from 2017- This Phone

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00:44:16 7/22/2021
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Hear what it was like growing up in Brentwood in Long Island, NY, where the name Buddy came from, and how was he shaped as a young boy? He tells how he got started in boxing at the age of 12. He has 5 siblings, and he tells us how they helped mold him. Buddy shares his birthday with some of the best in boxing- Hear who they are! Being he is a student of the game hear the story about a book he checked out at the library more than once. This leads us to tell who we feel is the greatest pound-for-pound of all time.

Buddy turned pro while still in high school, he talks about his pro debut, how he met Al Certo, and how he had to go 3 hours one way to train and how he got there. He won the WBC Continentals America Light Welterweight Title in Miami which leads Buddy to tell a funny story about the belt. Winning the IBF Jr. Welterweight Title from Frankie Warren and how hard he had to dig to win this fight.

A sentimental moment on what winning the titles really meant to him and why he wanted to win them for his Mother. Why and when he decided to retire. What does he prefer being a fighter or a trainer? What is the difference between teaching and training, and can he say what is the toughest fight being a trainer? What does it mean to him to be mentioned with the greats such as George Benton and Eddie Futch as one of the greatest trainers?

Links:

Follow McGirt Boxing Gym on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buddymcgirtboxing/?hl=en

Boxing HOF Bio: http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/mcgirt.html

Buddy vs. Frankie Warren II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkydwIgW5dQ

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Extra 5

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00:44:25 7/15/2021
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Tripp starts by telling you who he was as a child, his first memory of fishing, along with where and how he started golfing. We hear about who Freddie Bennet was, what he taught Tripp in life, a few of his many Freddie-isms, and why Tripp decided to tell his story.

What is a forecaddie? How did Tripp end up at Augusta U to play golf? What does he recall about the first time he put on the Augusta National White Caddy Jumpsuit? Tripp explains the learning curve at Augusta National and a couple stories about his caddy days.

Caddy's Cookbook conversation that includes a salad dressing that Tommy would eat off a garbage sack it is that good! Tripp gives us his favorite recipes and why he chose the approach to write- All the Memorable Rounds from the experience at a golf course? His new release- Hey Tiger! You Need To Move Your Mark Back steers a warranted conversation if you would have done what Steve Scott did?

How does he think his life would be had Freddie Bennet come into it? Once a caddy always a caddy?

Links:

Tripp Bowden Website: http://www.trippbowden.com/

Simon & Schuster-Tripp Bowden: https://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Tripp-Bowden/154149164

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Extra 5

How was Amen Corner named?

Does he still have his caddy book?

What is golf like these days for Tripp?

What is the Cabbage Patch?

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00:46:34 7/8/2021
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We begin with learning what running has taught Amby along with the number of lifetime miles he has ran. He tells us how attending Fitch HS in Connecticut where John Kelley, who was a distinguished runner in his own right was the cross-country coach, the influence he had on Amby which leads us to how he first got into running. He attended Wesleyan University, the process on getting there, becoming roommates with Bill Rodgers (4x Boston Marathon Winner), and a good story about his college coach.

Amby recalls the first time running the Boston Marathon in 1965, the days leading up to the 1968 race in which he won that includes his feelings that day, the race details, and what he recalls after finishing.
Shoes! What were the shoes like then vs now? Hear about his performance at Fukuoka Marathon in Japan which was one second from the American World Record at the time.

How did he get his job at Runners World Magazine, the first position he held, and covering the 1984 Olympic Marathon in which Joan Benoit Samuelson who was the first women's Olympic marathon champion. He has run Boston 25 times and we talk about the events of 2013, 2014, & his 50th anniversary of his win in 2018 that was during the worst weather conditions in the history of the race.

Amby is the author of several books; we discuss a couple "Runspirations" & his favorite "First Ladies of Running". He then gives you tips to start running and what he thinks of when he hears the words- Boston Marathon?

Links:

Amby Burfoot Website: https://www.ambyburfoot.com/

Get Your Autographed Copies of Amby's Books Here: https://www.ambyburfoot.com/p/buy-autographed-book.html

Amby's Training Plans: http://runwithamby.com/

Boston Documentary: http://bostonmarathonfilm.com/

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Extra 5

His thoughts on The Marathon Project

Can chili peppers improve endurance and being a vegetarian?

Being part of The Boston Documentary

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00:48:03 7/1/2021
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The discussion begins with J. Randy being from an Italian American family and how that is important. He tells us how is love of writing began by forming a fan club for the group- The Supremes at age 10. This will tell you how he became the guy to write celebrity biographies. He gives us the average time it takes to research and write a book which may surprise you along with the challenges of this profession and being self-employed.

Are the subjects he writes about personal connections, coincidence or on purpose as he writes about powerful women? Hear insight into Diana Ross, Carol Burnett, and Frank Sinatra. J. Randy tells us about his relationships with Madonna and how she has changed, the first time he met Michael Jackson that leads to his relationship of many years. What is was like being at the verdict of his molestation trail, Michael's pain pill addiction, and was he misunderstood.

How he obtained never before seen photos of Marilyn Monroe? Hear about his writing of four books with more in the future on The Kennedy Family. Will the fascination of this family ever fade? He speaks about his relationship with Jackie Kennedy which goes way back that leads to how great Katie Holmes was playing her in the tv miniseries- After Camelot.

His new release "Grace & Steel"- Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, & The Women of the Bush Dynasty is available as J. Randy is a Bush Family Historian. Hear about his upcoming projects and we close with what he wants his legacy to be.

Links:

J. Randy Taraborrelli Website: https://jrandytaraborrelli.com/

Order Books: https://jrandytaraborrelli.com/projects/books/

After Camelot Miniseries: https://www.reelz.com/after-camelot-home/

Grace & Steel: https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Steel-Dorothy-Barbara-Dynasty/dp/125024871X

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Extra 5

Training in martial arts

Where does his drive come from?

Does he read other books outside of your work?

Does he ever take a break?

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00:51:50 6/24/2021
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What is his first memory of music as a child and what type of music did, he listen to growing up? He won contests at ages 15 & 18 did he take anything from these that he may using today, which leads to what and why did he decide to make the move to Nashville? He tells us about the first few months in Nashville and what the gig at the famous- The Stage did for the start of his career.

Where and how his break happened, how he got into songwriting and who was it that pushed him to write? We discuss songs "Fish" & "Topless" then how he hear what he did when heard the organization he was signed with was closing? When and what does he remember about the first time he heard of one his songs on the radio?

Craig talks about writing the song- "All-American Kid" how Garth Brooks ended up recording it, what it was like meeting him, and the feelings he had when saw it performed at the 2015 ACM's? Fans love his song- "Outskirts of Heaven" what has the song meant to him? We hit on topics such as The Grand Ole Opry, "See You Try" EP, why he chose to go independent, "It's About Time", and how he gets passionate about producing songs.

We discuss his fun party songs ("Good Things Come To Those Who Drink" & "Mas Tequila:), the inspirations behind "Fly My Country Flag" & "What A Girl Will make You Do".

Craig's NEW RELEASE- "Never Mine" is out! Family and owing his career to the guy who told him to start songwriting.



Links:

Craig Campbell Website: https://www.craigcampbell.tv/

NEW RELEASE- Never Mine: https://www.craigcampbell.tv/music



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Extra 5

How he got connected with Craig Cambell Entertainment

The story behind the 2015 song; "Stronger Than That" to fight colon cancer

What does he love about Nashville?

Will there be a duet with his wife Mindy who is also a singer?

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00:40:44 6/17/2021
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We go all the way back to her days at St. Ursula Academy and what they did to start her foundation of who she is. Kate goes into why education and learning is important to her and reasons behind being a life-longer learner. This gets us to how to handle your emotional well-being, handling your insecurities and dealing with the overwhelming stress & anxiety.

Kate goes to a dark moment of her life that led her to know it was time to change. I give her credit for being able to talk openly about this tragic period. She gives her feelings on negative vs. positive thinking, not allowing others approval or disapproval to matter, and to believe in yourself!

Hear what it takes to get your spirit in shape and how her system works with whether you are an over-achiever or an under-achiever. The Book "The Full Spirit Workout" has a 10-step plan we hit on a couple with one being stretching your comfort zone which leads us to discuss the dangers of expecting someone else to "complete" you.

A real conversation about social media and it can be good but also how it clouds us. We go into depth with this as it is full of great insight. Kate's five P's are presence, patience, purpose, preparation, and practice but which one is her favorite and why? She gives you tips on how to stop yourself from spinning out to end our talk.

Links:

Full Spirit Workout Book: https://www.thefullspiritworkout.com/

Kate Eckman Website: https://www.kateeckman.tv/

Follow Kate on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateeckman/

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Extra 5

Did being a model give her a false mindset of who she really is

How to love your body

Is chivalry gone

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00:47:49 6/10/2021

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