Recent Blog Posts

The Circus Is Coming!

September 2, 2014

This is a great week to pay particular attention to the seven o’clock hour on the morning buzz. Sue Legate joined Deana and I on the phone this morning to talk about Legacy Production’s upcoming string of “Barefoot In The Park” performances at the Nevada Theater beginning this weekend. We wrapped Tuesday’s show up by… read more


Until Tuesday : Have Fun, Be Safe

August 29, 2014

The Labor Day weekend is just about upon us, so remember to have a good time and use common sense. The coming three day weekend will bring with it the usual over indulgence of food, alcohol and other party favors. DUI check points will be set up throughout the county until midnight on Monday, so… read more


Labor Day on Star 94FM

August 28, 2014

I really had the feeling this morning was going to be the day we awarded our Galaxy Club winning key tag holder $183. Once again, the nine minute and thirty second window passed without a call. It would be great to reward a listener before the Labor Day weekend. Be listening tomorrow around 7:45A.M. for… read more


Back To The FM Tomorrow

August 26, 2014

For those who may have noticed (all three of you), I’ve been absent from the Morning Buzz for the past couple of days. This was due to the fact that I have been filling in for Tom Fitzsimmons, on our sister station, while he’s been away on vacation. Thanks to Eric Gould for getting down… read more


I Can Shower Again!

August 25, 2014

My weekend was interesting. It began Friday night with my daughter and I completing the Ice Bucket Challenge for A.L.S. Thanks again to Deana for that; it was actually quite refreshing. I just might start dumping a bucket of cold water over my head every Friday night, until Winter of course. Saturday, the drains in… read more


Ice Bucket Double Whammy!

August 22, 2014

I got tagged! The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Ice Bucket Challenge was issued to me last night by my morning show co-host (and former friend) Deana Martinez. Yesterday my 12-year-old daughter London was challenged by a classmate. So, at some point today before the 24 hour time period expires, the two of us will handle our… read more


Bring On The BrewFest!

August 21, 2014

Music in the Mountains are presenting their annual brewfest at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 3-6:30P.M. If you’ve never attended, you’re missing out on sampling some of the regions tastiest beers and ciders. For those of you attending for the first time, let this five-time tasting veteran offer you some advise. First :… read more


Time For A Signal Run. You Can Help Us!

August 19, 2014

An assignment was handed down from our new General Manager Don Langford to Deana Martinez and I this week. Over the course of the next couple of days, Deana and I will be driving throughout the foothills of Nevada County tracking our FM signal for strength and coverage area. From North San Juan to Penn… read more


One Of My Best Days

August 18, 2014

As I knelt over my bbq preparing burgers in China Cove (at Donner Lake) on Sunday, I watched my wife and daughter as they floated on rafts, splashing and laughing and enjoying the summer sun. I thought to myself how grateful I am that I have two such beautiful, pleasant people in my life to… read more


Adventure Time!

August 14, 2014

If you’ve been tuned into the morning show regularly, you’ve probably heard me talking to Deana about how I have virtually spent no time outdoors locally this summer. Well that changes tomorrow. My daughter London, wife Amelia, dog Babs and I are hitting the open road tomorrow afternoon. Destination…Virginia City, Nevada. It appears I am… read more


Yea…That Was The School Bell.

August 13, 2014

Far fewer snooze buttons were fondled this morning as many of our area schools welcomed staff and students back for another year of  self-discovery and drama…and perhaps some academics. Lockers are creaking for the first time in weeks today, as schedules are being finalized and instructors are being labeled. It’s a big year for some…. read more


A True Talent Taken : God Bless You Robin Williams

August 12, 2014

Depression has claimed another high profile human being this week. Beloved actor Robin Williams used a belt to take his own life Monday afternoon at his home in Tiburon, California. I had just arrived home from work when I got the word. I immediately turned on CNN and slumped into my couch, where I remained… read more


What A Fair!

August 11, 2014

Today’s morning  show was our first back following the 2014 Nevada County Fair…and I was pretty spent. Three days, and more than 13 hours at this year’s fair, proved to be more than enough for me. Saturday afternoon I took my family to the fair. My wife spent more than six hours assisting us in… read more


Day 2 At The Fair : Kid’s Day

August 7, 2014

Today was my turn to broadcast solo from the 2014 Nevada County fair. Immediately following the morning show, I headed out to the KNCO gazebo for a live, two-hour shift. Thursday was Kid’s Day at the Nevada County Fair in Grass Valley, and at 11:30A.M. I had a chance to interview Christopher and CJ, two… read more


First Live Broadcast From 2014 Nevada County Fair!!

August 6, 2014

The first day of the 2014 Nevada County officially began at 10A.M. this morning. After we finished with the opening procedures at the KNCO gazebo, Deana and I began a two-hour, live broadcast just minutes after the National Anthem ended. The sky was mostly cloudy with a slight breeze, and a temperature of 75 degrees…. read more


Fair Time : Let’s Get It On!

August 5, 2014

I love the energy of fair week. It was very obvious this morning that Nevada County residents are pumped about the 2014 Nevada County fair. The FM studio telephone lines lit up for several minutes at 8:20A.M. following our announcement that we had a pair of entrance and monster truck tickets up for grabs. Ultimately, … read more


Get Your 2014 Fair Tickets Here!

August 1, 2014

The highlight of this morning’s show had to be Deana Martinez spilling her Naked strawberry juice all over the front of her new Nevada County Fair shirt. Those are the moments on-air I live for. The very first pair of entrance tickets to this year’s Nevada County Fair went out this morning on the Morning… read more


August Already? Party Tardy!

July 30, 2014

With just one day remaining in the month of July, it’s time for our area students–young and old alike–to start getting routine ready. The radio and television ads  are constant. Major retailers are promoting the latest back to school fashions, accessories and scholastic gadgets. My personal favorite at the moment, hands down, is the locker chandelier. This summer break has flashed… read more


In Fair Gear

July 29, 2014

As I scanned my emails this morning looking for local birthday requests, timely musician news and other FM fodder, I came across an email from Tom Fitzsimmons, the station program director. The subject line read “Gazebo Schedule.” Immediately I craved a Treat Street corn dog. The Nevada County Fair is eight days away. The station… read more



July 28, 2014

I had a more than usual pep in my step this morning while getting ready for work. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers paid the San Francisco Giants a visit at AT&T Park for a three game series. What resulted was the Dodgers outscoring the Giants 17 to four, taking a one and a… read more