The Power of Podcasting

Posted in Internet Radio, OC Talk Radio, Podcasting, Uncategorized on November 9, 2017 by OC Talk Radio

Turn on, tune in and drop in on our latest discussion of THE POWER OF PODCASTING with our long time show host Charley Wright from Strategic Investor Radio as he talks with us about the power of this new long form storytelling medium.


Pedego‘s top La Quinta Dealer on his Driving Passion for Electric Bikes

Posted in electric bikes on September 20, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Join us as we talk with another Pro Golfer turned Electric Bike dealer as we chat with Bryan Newman about his rise up the leaderboard as one of Pedego’s top dealers here in La Quinta, CA and his enduring passion for both golf and eBikes on this week’s installment of the Pedego Podcast.

It‘s Q4 and Time To Start 2022 Planning

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

What are the key issues you’re facing that might impede your business growth in 2022? The internal and external factors that you need to address.  Do you know what they are?  Have you held your company planning session yet?  If not, what are you waiting for? 2022 is right around the corner.

In the episode, I’ll discuss some of the critical areas you need to include in your planning, along with some ideas to get them accomplished. 

PEDEGO PODCAST-Actor William Shatner on his EBike Adventures

Posted in electric bikes on September 13, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Acting icon William Shatner has enjoyed quite a ride in his long career from starring on Star Trek to multiple other movies and series including TJ Hooker in the 80s to the comedy series Third Rock From the Sun in the 90s to the acclaimed Boston Legal (for which he won two Emmys in the early 2000s). He’s made a name for himself in the quirky world of “spoken records” and been the long running spokesperson for Now he’s become an outspoken advocate for eBikes as well. Ride along as he takes us on this journey and why his whole family now rides electric bikes with him (all fifteen of them). Even as he travelled on a river barge in Europe recently. It’s a “love story” like no other. From the Captain himself who’s now leading the charge in the EBike Revolution..

Mailbag Episode: Your Burning Publishing Questions Answered

Posted in book publishing, Business on September 12, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk about how the publishing supply chain can affect your Christmas in October plus we answer questions from this week’s mailbag:

  • How do I set my expectations for how long it takes to publish a book?
  • When someone tells me I need an editor, what does that mean? (Explain levels of editing)
  • I need a book cover. Where do I start? 
  • What is a book proposal? Why do I need one? Do I need one if I’m self publishing? 

Listen to the complete episode for a discount code to the Write a Winning Book Proposal Course.

You made a bad decision. Now what?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 10, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

You screwed up. Made a bad decision. Now if you’re human, this has happened to you.  It’s inevitable.

Whether you’re an employee or business leader it has happened. And, I’m sure it has happened in your personal life as well.

The question is, how do you deal with this bad decision? And, what do you do about it?  One of the questions you need to consider with any bad decision is what are the unintended consequences?  

Join me, Angelo Ponzi, at the Business Growth Cafe as I explore this topic and offer up some ideas and steps you can take to deal with a “Bad Decision.”

Living Hope-JB Jaso shares his journey with pancreatic cancer and how he continues the fight in honor of his childhood friend.

Posted in charities, non-profits on September 8, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

 JB Jaso and Tyler Noesen were childhood friends.  Life has a way of moving on, Tyler, married the love of his life and JB went on to join the US Army and serve our country.  Even though they had not seen each other for a while, when Tyler was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer he asked JB to join him in Washington, DC and participate in PanCAN’s National Advocacy Day.  JB didn’t know what to expected that day, but from that day on he continued the fight with Tyler and still continues today even after Tyler’s death in 2012. Whether you watch or listen as JB shares his journey you will be moved.  Taken from Tyler’s Blog of Live “Dream as if you’ll live forever, Live as if you’ll die today.”

PEDEGO PODCAST-From the Air Force to the EBike Revolution

Posted in electric bikes on September 6, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Join us for another amazing journey here on the PEDEGO PODCAST as we talk with Aaron Maynard who bought a Pedego in London back in 2013 when he was a Colonel in the US Air Force on assignment at the US EMBASSY there.  Whole idea was to get to work faster thru the maze of London traffic (and maybe enjoy some exercise and fresh air along the way).  Which led instead to him exploring the alleys and “Penny Lanes” of this historic city.  And eventually to return to his roots in South Carolina (after he retired) to open a Pedego Electric Bike store in Myrtle Beach. Leaving the Air Force to lead a new type of charge…

Living Hope-Man she never met inspires her to get involved with the Hirshberg Foundation.

Posted in charities, non-profits on September 4, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Elissa Oblath joined the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research after hearing stories about her sister-in-laws father who had died from pancreatic cancer.  Though he died before they met, hearing her sister-in-law share stories about her father, inspired Elissa to get involved.  This connection drew Elissa to Hirshberg and she now serves as their Communication Director.  She shared her connection to pancreatic cancer, what a Communications Director does and upcoming event “Tour de Pier,” on Orange County’s only community radio station. Livestreamed from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove 

If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at

More Journeys can also be found on  and our website


Increasing Profit Margins with Operational Efficiencies

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 3, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Joining me at the Business Growth Cafe is Jeff Brown, Founder, and President of Brown and Associates, specializing in improving large-scale systems to develop and adopt a culture that eliminates waste and improves operational effectiveness. With 25 years of experience creating, building, and growing successful companies, Jeff has a unique ability to identify even the slightest improvements in operations and processes that yield dramatic results. A true entrepreneur with a passion and energy for driving results while maintaining fiscal responsibility, Jeff is uniquely able to recruit and hire only the best talent to build winning teams of sales and operational staff successfully.

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Living Hope-Sister does the unimaginable to support her sister.

Posted in charities, non-profits on August 31, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Kelly Barber and her sister Wendi Cihacek share their journey with pancreatic cancer. Kelly talks honestly and emotionally about losing her husband, George, in 2006 to Pancreatic Cancer. Wendi did the unimaginable and moved across the state to support her sister and help with her niece, Megan, who was 2 at the time. Kelly took her pain and grief and turned it into something positive. She became involved with her local PanCAN affiliate, attending meetings, raising awareness and funds and sharing her journey with Members of Congress. Not surprisingly Wendi stepped in and supported her at every turn. Kelly shares, “When we first got started, it was just for George. Today, it’s still for George, but it’s also for all the people we’ve met who are alive and fighting.”  Only on Orange County’s only Community Radio Station, livestreams from UCI Beall Applied Innovation Center @TheCove #PancreaticCancer #DemandBetter