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This show is for entertainment fans like yourself who are curious about what it’s really like behind the scenes of the entertainment industry. You can look forward to weekly interviews that provide valuable insights and entertaining stories, stories you won’t find anywhere else. Hosted by Jay Franze, an industry veteran and master dry humorist, this show promises to make you think, laugh, and occasionally cry.
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Music can bring up a memory in seconds! Join me as I interview people to understand how the lyrics to a song make them feel and remember. I'm sure some of your own memories will be sparked! Let's learn about other's memories with a beat!
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We cover all your favorite tech gadgets that find their way into your home. News, reviews, product updates and conversation, all for the average tech guy. Join us live every Thursday night at 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live
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Send us a Text Message. What if your favorite song could completely change the vibe of an entire room? This episode we take you backstage with country music recording artist Avery Glenn Crabtree, who reveals the secrets behind his powerful performances. From tapping into deep emotions for every song, whether it's sad, sexy, or aggressive, to his pr…
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Dr. Adam Hickman is my guest this week. Adam is the Vice President of Org Development and Cast Members at Partners, a Walt Disney Company, and a former co-worker of mine at Gallup. We catch up over drinks and then dive into the show. We discuss The X3 Bar, a highly effective strength-training device using variable resistance to build muscle faster …
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Dr. Adam Hickman is my guest this week. Adam is the Vice President of Org Development and Cast Members at Partners, a Walt Disney Company, and a former co-worker of mine at Gallup. We catch up over drinks and then dive into the show. We discuss The X3 Bar, a highly effective strength-training device using variable resistance to build muscle faster …
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Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada joined me this week. We delved into a variety of tech topics, starting with the Birdfy Hum Feeder, where Erin shared her mixed experiences, praising the seed feeder but expressing disappointment with the Hum feeder’s performance. Moving on to the Kamado Connected Joe smart charcoal grill, Erin’s review highlig…
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Erin Lawrence from Tech Gadgets Canada joined me this week. We delved into a variety of tech topics, starting with the Birdfy Hum Feeder, where Erin shared her mixed experiences, praising the seed feeder but expressing disappointment with the Hum feeder’s performance. Moving on to the Kamado Connected Joe smart charcoal grill, Erin’s review highlig…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered how a serendipitous meeting can change the course of a musical career? Join us on The Jay Franze Show as we sit down with country music artist Will Wesley, who takes us on an emotional journey recounting the profound impact his late manager, Brian Abrams, had on his life and career. From their chance encounter …
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Send us a Text Message. Ever felt like giving up was the only option? Join us as Miguel Antonio, the lead singer of Run With It, shares a deeply moving turning point in his life that led him on a decade-long journey of healing. Miguel bravely opens up about his struggles with depression, anxiety, and OCD, and how these battles have infused their mu…
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In one of my favorite episodes yet this year, we catch up with Rich Hay. Rich talks about his decision to purchase a VW EV and all that he has loved about it (that was in preshow, now at the end). In the show, we catch up with Rich and talk about what he has been up to over the last 2 years. He talks about his purchase of the Vaonis Vespera Passeng…
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In one of my favorite episodes yet this year, we catch up with Rich Hay. Rich talks about his decision to purchase a VW EV and all that he has loved about it (that was in preshow, now at the end). In the show, we catch up with Rich and talk about what he has been up to over the last 2 years. He talks about his purchase of the Vaonis Vespera Passeng…
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We're diving into the impact of Led Zeppelin's legendary track "When the Levee Breaks" with our guest, Clementine Moss. With over two decades of experience as a drummer in a Led Zeppelin tribute band, Moss's love for the band's music goes way back to her childhood, where their songs provided comfort and escape. Through her personal stories and insi…
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Send us a Text Message. When a young musician strums the strings of destiny, a symphony of stories unfolds. Join Jay as he gets an intimate look at Malachi Gagnon's rise from a boy with a Taylor guitar to a country music phenomenon with millions of downloads. In their heart-to-heart, Malachi reminisces about discovering his vocal talent at a family…
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My guest this week is Gretchen Schoenstein, a half marathon enthusiast who has completed more than one hundred half marathons. With unwavering dedication and passion, Gretchen has conquered diverse courses, inspiring countless others with her determination. Join us as we delve into Gretchen’s remarkable journey, celebrating her as a light in the ru…
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My guest this week is Gretchen Schoenstein, a half marathon enthusiast who has completed more than one hundred half marathons. With unwavering dedication and passion, Gretchen has conquered diverse courses, inspiring countless others with her determination. Join us as we delve into Gretchen’s remarkable journey, celebrating her as a light in the ru…
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Send us a Text Message. As Jay sits down with the effervescent Mackenzie Phipps, he couldn't help but be struck by her pure, unadulterated passion for music that's as clear as the Bluefield skies she hails from. Their conversation takes you on a journey from a Virginia church choir to the heart of Nashville's music scene, where Mackenzie shares can…
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Marv Bee from ITBusinessPodcast.com joins me this week as we open the show with listener email. Some thoughts on routers, printers, Subaru upgrades and home server storage. We wrap the show with the question, “Is the PC dead?” Marv is not too sure, and Jim says yes. What say you? Thanks for listening! Full show notes, transcriptions (available on r…
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Marv Bee from ITBusinessPodcast.com joins me this week as we open the show with listener email. Some thoughts on routers, printers, Subaru upgrades and home server storage. We wrap the show with the question, “Is the PC dead?” Marv is not too sure, and Jim says yes. What say you? Thanks for listening! Full show notes, transcriptions (available on r…
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"My favorite line is, 'You can buy all the makeup that MAC can make, but if you can't look inside you, find out who am I to be in a position to make me feel so damn unpretty.'" Kelda Music revisits an amazing group from the '90s, TLC, and we dive into their song "Unpretty" from the FanMail album, released in 1999. Kelda shares how she resonated wit…
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Send us a Text Message. Step behind the curtain with Jay as he sits down with the legendary William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys. In an intimate exchange, William shares his rich history with the band, encompassing the familial bonds among members and the recent transition with the addition of Ben Isaacs. But perhaps what's most striking is how…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wonder how a rising country star finds his voice in the midst of a global pandemic? Matt Oakley joins Jay Franze, to share his tale of musical evolution, from the spark of creation during quarantine to harnessing the power of TikTok for skyrocketing fame. We reminisce about the soul-stirring narratives that thread throu…
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This week I have Gavin Campell, TJ Huddleston and Seth Johnson, hosts of the HomeTech Podcast at HomeTech.fm and we discuss the current state of the home tech market, including challenges and strategies for hiding technology in home theater installations, integrating various smart home devices and systems, and the benefits and drawbacks of robot la…
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This week I have Gavin Campell, TJ Huddleston and Seth Johnson, hosts of the HomeTech Podcast at HomeTech.fm and we discuss the current state of the home tech market, including challenges and strategies for hiding technology in home theater installations, integrating various smart home devices and systems, and the benefits and drawbacks of robot la…
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Send us a Text Message. From the covert world of international espionage to the imaginative realms of historical fiction, Jay's friend and guest, former CIA agent turned author Robert Schreiner, reveals the serendipitous sparks that ignited his novel "The Wolves and the Greyhounds." Their heart-to-heart uncovers Bob's three-year odyssey into the de…
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Send us a Text Message. Join Jay Franze, as he pulls back the curtain on the world of live music with the incredible fiddler and vocalist Chelsea Parker, whose passion for performance is as captivating as her command of the strings. Feel the adrenaline of stepping on stage at Rock The Country, where Chelsea and her 'band fam' electrify 32,000 fans,…
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Christian Johnson from MapleGrovePartners.com joins me this week. We open the show with some talk of the current state of hard drives and ask Christian what NAS he would buy in 2024. We talk about the current state of Wifi as well as some of the benefits of private 5G. We wrap it with a little AI discussion. Thanks for listening! Full show notes, t…
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Christian Johnson from MapleGrovePartners.com joins me this week. We open the show with some talk of the current state of hard drives and ask Christian what NAS he would buy in 2024. We talk about the current state of Wifi as well as some of the benefits of private 5G. We wrap it with a little AI discussion. Thanks for listening! Full show notes, t…
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Nismah Osman unpacks the roles Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" has played in her life. Starting from her high school years, the song accompanied her through moments of joy and camaraderie as she and her friends turned street corners into stages, busking their way through summer afternoons. Nismah reveals how "Hallelujah" later morphed from a simple so…
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Send us a Text Message. Step into the kaleidoscopic world of music with Keldamuzik, hip-hop artist turned EDM dynamo, as she shares her journey on shifting soundscapes in our latest podcast episode. The conversation with Kelda is an illuminating ride through the realms of creativity, as she spills the secrets behind her artistic evolution and the d…
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Send us a Text Message. Step behind the curtain of the live music scene with Jay Franze and the legendary sound mixer Bruce Reiter from Five Finger Death Punch. In a rare conversation, Bruce unveils his sonic journey, detailing his rise from modest beginnings to orchestrating the thunderous soundscapes for arena rock giants. He credits early mentor…
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Send us a Text Message. Strap in for a rollercoaster ride with the electrifying Garrett Landers, whose guitar riffs are as epic as his stories. We kick off with a laugh or two as Garrett spills the beans on his unexpected musical voyage, ignited by a mistaken upright bass and the legendary Sting. From his self-taught riffs to the thrill of his firs…
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Send us a Text Message. As the sun casts its golden hue over Lake George, Jay's joined by James Rissacher, the 'fishing musician,' who weaves an enchanting melody among the lapping waves. Picture this: a skillful guitarist, a serene lake, and a boat - it's the setting where James shares his musical journey, from the disciplined halls of SUNY Fredon…
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Jay Fraze from https://jayfranze.com/ is my guest. In this episode, cover listener feedback from last week. Jay has purchased a new Rode Wireless Pro mic set and a Zoom H6 and we get an update on Jay’s fire pit. Also, Jim is looking at a new Gazebo. Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/h…
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Jay Fraze from https://jayfranze.com/ is my guest. In this episode, cover listener feedback from last week. Jay has purchased a new Rode Wireless Pro mic set and a Zoom H6 and we get an update on Jay’s fire pit. Also, Jim is looking at a new Gazebo. Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/h…
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Who remembers Vonray the band? I'm so thankful Jay Franze introduced them to me, and now to you! Jay remembers going to see their shows in the early 90's, when he was in the prime of his life. Jay used to live in Orlando when he was starting out in his music producing career and can remember grabbing a beer with friends and listening to their sets.…
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Send us a Text Message. Embark on an auditory adventure with Dave Tough, a man whose life is a melody composed of jazz drum beats and executive decisions. As Jay's guest, Dave shares the symphony of his career, highlighting his transition from the rhythms of drumming to the boardrooms of the music industry's elite in Los Angeles. He offers us an in…
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Send us a Text Message. Jay sits with the captivating country recording artist Dariann Leigh. Hailing from the quaint town of Karlstad, MN, with a population of just 713, Dariann brings a unique blend of big-city beauty and small-town humility to the country music scene. Dariann shares her journey from listening to the timeless melodies of country …
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I’m back in action after a much-needed Spring Break, and let me tell you, it’s been a whirlwind! With April 15th looming over our heads, I’ll dish out some insights into how I tackled my taxes and how it threw a wrench into my productivity. Plus, I’ve got some great news on the health front post-surgery—yep, December 5th feels like a lifetime ago, …
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I’m back in action after a much-needed Spring Break, and let me tell you, it’s been a whirlwind! With April 15th looming over our heads, I’ll dish out some insights into how I tackled my taxes and how it threw a wrench into my productivity. Plus, I’ve got some great news on the health front post-surgery—yep, December 5th feels like a lifetime ago, …
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Send us a Text Message. Get ready to dive into the world of music with the phenomenal singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Danni Stefanetti on this week's episode of The Jay Franze Show! Hailing from Perth, Australia, and now making waves in L.A. and Palm Springs, Danni brings a unique blend of influences from Sheryl Crow to The Beatles, settin…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to a special episode of The Jay Franze Show, where we dive deep into the poignant story behind one of Vonray's most haunting tracks, "Drinkers Hour." Joining Jay Franze as a special co-host is Tiffany Mason, the host of Memories With a Beat, adding her unique perspective to the conversation. In this episode, we are h…
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Have you ever considered, that college is the only time (for most people) you live with your friends and visit your family? Kyle Wiltshire remembers that from his Freshman orientation. Kyle went to school with Jay Watson. Jay took Kyle under his wing that year, the fall of '98, Jay was a sophomore in college. Kyle ended up being an honorary residen…
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Send us a Text Message. This week we delve into the remarkable journey of recording artist Stephen DiJoseph. Jay Franze sits down with Stephen to unravel the serendipitous events that led to his collaboration with Deko Entertainment, a record label just ten miles from his home. It all started on a Wednesday evening at John and Peters. At this iconi…
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Send us a Text Message. We delve deep into the captivating world of voice acting with the esteemed Tony Scott. With a career spanning radio and voiceover, Tony's dulcet tones have graced the airwaves for years, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. Tony shares insights into his craft from the comfort of his home studio, equipped with top-tier …
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Send us a Text Message. This week we dive deep into the captivating world of broadcasting with two legendary personalities, Steve Kass and Deb Morais. Steve and Deb, renowned radio and TV hosts, bring decades of experience and insight, making this episode an absolute must-listen for anyone passionate about media and communication. Join us as we exp…
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Send us a Text Message. Jill Winter joins Jay Franze on a riveting episode of The Jay Franze Show. Renowned as the host of "The Jill Winter Show" on Rhythm 105.9 FM and the former internet sensation "Winter On The Radio," Jill Winter brings her multifaceted talents to the forefront. Jill Winter has carved a niche for herself in the industry with a …
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Erin Lawrence from https://www.techgadgetscanada.com. is my guest this week. In this episode, we explore a range of innovative products, from the NextBase 4K iQ Dash Camera’s impressive features to Erin’s candid experiences with the Bird Buddy smart Bird Feeder, offering a cautionary tale about high-priced disappointments. But fear not, as we uncov…
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Erin Lawrence from https://www.techgadgetscanada.com. is my guest this week. In this episode, we explore a range of innovative products, from the NextBase 4K iQ Dash Camera’s impressive features to Erin’s candid experiences with the Bird Buddy smart Bird Feeder, offering a cautionary tale about high-priced disappointments. But fear not, as we uncov…
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Andrew was used to surfing the radio airwaves to find great music. He and his brother loved having a radio in their bedroom. So naturally, in '94, when his family moved from Michigan to Rochester, NY, he wanted to see what new stations he could tune into. He came across WBER and his life was changed. He heard "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley! He couldn…
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Send us a Text Message. Esteemed filmmaker and visionary storyteller John Wayne S. III, affectionately known as JW, takes center stage to unravel the mysteries behind crafting compelling narratives that leave an indelible mark on audiences worldwide. Jay Franze delves into JW's illustrious entertainment industry career spanning over two decades, fr…
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Jeff Sieh from http://socialmedianewslive.com/ and http://jeffsieh.com/ joins me this week as we get to know Jeff for the first time and spend some time talking about the new Apple Vision Pro. There’s lots of conversation, a hands-on review, and lots of commentary. Thanks for listening. Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio …
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Jeff Sieh from http://socialmedianewslive.com/ and http://jeffsieh.com/ joins me this week as we get to know Jeff for the first time and spend some time talking about the new Apple Vision Pro. There’s lots of conversation, a hands-on review, and lots of commentary. Thanks for listening. Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio …
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