• Gene Locklear Celebrity Golf Tournament for the Training Center with Jim Tolbert, Garry Templeton, and Bob Chandler

    November 11, 2019

    The Gene Locklear Celebrity Golf Tournament supporting the Training Center had some of the greats in San Diego sports history playing in support of the Training Center. Jim Tolbert, Garry Templeton, and Bob Chandler sit down with Richard to discuss their careers and San Diego sports history.

    Richard also talks with Dan Biggs, Gene Locklear and Dennis Martinez about the Training Center and the work they do. Accommodating 50 men at a time, the Training Center helps men with substance abuse and transitions them from prison providing them with life skills to prepare them to be re-introduced into society. This year 140 golfer participated in the event raising money for the Training Center through the golf tournament, auction and silent auction.


    Dan Biggs
    Dan Biggs, Development Director of the Training Center explains the purpose of the center and the incredible support the tournament brings to the Training Center.

    Dan Biggs Interview


    Gene Locklear
    Gene Locklear is a full-blooded member of the Lumbee Indian Nation. Playing baseball and creating art has been his passions since he was a child. Gene played 10 years in the major leagues for the Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, and the New York Yankees. After baseball Gene concentrated on his art. He is one of the founding sponsors of the Celebrity Golf tournament for the Training Center.

    Gene Locklear Interview


    Dennis Martinez
    Dennis Martinez founded Traning Center. A former professional skateboarder who knows personally about the problems with substance abuse he founded the Training Center to help men overcome their addictions as he has. He talks candidly with Richard about his journey and the great work the the Training Academy is doing.

    For more information about the Training Center, you can visit their website here. Or call 619-327-5400 or email prisonlife@gmail.com.

    Dennis Martinez Interview


    Jim Tolber
    Jim Tolber is a former San Diego Charger. Playing with the team from 1966 to 1973. Jim talks about San Diego football and sports in San Diego.

    Jim Tolbert Interview


    Garry Templeton
    San Diego Padre Hall of Famer Garry Templeton probably needs no introduction. He’s the Padres’ only Silver Slugger at shortstop, and he still owns the best fielding percentage (.965) in franchise history at the position. He was both an All-Star and the team MVP in 1985. Templeton stands second only to Tony Gwynn among club leaders in games played (1,286), at-bats (4,512), hits (1,135) and doubles (195). He was a Silver Slugger when the team reached its first postseason — and World Series — in 1984, and a .324 hitter during that playoff run.

    Richard and Garry discuss Pardres’ baseball (Richard’s favorite subject), Garry’s carrer with the Padres and how the game has changed since the time when he played and what he thinks for Fernando Tatis Jr. who could be his competition as the best Padre shortstop.

    Garry Templeton Interview


    Bob Chandler
    Long time Padres anouncer Bob Chandler goes into detail about the early days of the Padres, how Ray Kroc kept baseball in San Diego and the changes in the game. With lots of stories of his time with Jerry Coleman, Bob explains what it was like in the early days of the Padres’. In his new book “Tales From the San Diego Padres Dugout” Bob shares his memories of the team.

    Bob Chandler Interview


    Listen to the entire show (below) and to learn more about the Training Center visit their website: sdtrainingcenter.org


  • Frontwave Credit Union Sponsors the O’side Turkey Trot

    November 4, 2019

    Frontwave Credit Union (formerly Pacific Marine Credit Union) is celebrating its 10th year as title sponsor of the O’side Turkey Trot on November 28th. Richard welcomes Bill Birnie, President and CEO of Front Wave Credit Union, and Todd Kern, Chief Marketing Officer of Front Wave Credit Union, to discuss Frontwave’s involvement in the community (it is much, much more than just sponsoring the Turkey Trot) the history of Frontwave Credit Union and the Turkey Trot.

    Front Wave Credit Union has a long and proud track record of doing right by its members. They started back in 1952 known as Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union, and they served the financial needs of Marines, sailors, and civilian employees living in Southern California. Since then, they have changed their name a few times, most recently, to Frontwave Credit Union. Over nearly 70 years, they have evolved from serving military personnel to welcoming over 87,000 members worldwide, with 14 branch locations and international ATM access. Everyone living or working in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties are now eligible to join. One thing that hasn’t changed — not even a little — is their commitment to the financial success of our members.

    In its 14th year, the O’side Turkey Trot is recognized as one of the Top Trots in the country by Runner’s World Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. It attracts visitors from 46 States and 460 cities. Come “move your feet before you eat” this Thanksgiving at Oceanside’s 14th Annual Frontwave Credit Union Turkey Trot 5M or 5K run/walk. Join one of the fastest-growing holiday traditions. Be sure to bring the whole family, as there will be runs or walks for everyone. The Event offers a costume contest, largest teams’ competition, fabulous live entertainment on the course, live runner tracking and finisher medals for all participants. Free digital photos also are provided registered finishers.

    Proceeds from the event benefit the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation which is helping to solve the healthcare crisis one step at a time. In addition, the trot has raised over $340,000 for local non-profits that serve O’side residents.

    Register 3 or more people and receive the following discounts! Expires November 18!
    Save $6 for three registrations.
    Save $8 for four registrations.
    Save $10 for five registrations.
    Save up to $16 for 8 registrations.

    To learn more about Frontwave Credit Union and the O’side Turkey Trot listen to the show (below). To register for the O’side Turkey Trot visit their website: osideturkeytrot.com


  • Show Honored at San Diego Press Club Awards

    October 29, 2019

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Richard Muscio
    (858) 967-6335
    rjm@fabcpas.com

    2019 San Diego Press Club Award WinnerIt’s Your Business radio show honored at the San Diego Press Club Awards

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 6, 2019 – In its first year at The ANSWER San Diego (KCBQ) the radio show, It’s Your Business with Richard Muscio garnered five awards at the San Diego Press Club on October 29th. The show’s host Richard Muscio swept the Radio/Podcast: Specialty Reporting-Series category with first, second and third place awards for his series of shows focusing on tennis, professional tennis, and rise of professional women’s tennis.

    Richard’s first-place award was for his interview with Gerald Morazorati, former editor of The New York Times Magazine. Morazorati decided at age 54 to devote himself to becoming a competitive tennis player, virtually from scratch. Richard’s second-place award was for his interview with Beau Treyz, a former Big Ten doubles champion, who shares his passion for sports with a podcast focusing on why athletes to what they do. Richard’s in-depth interview with tennis player Julie Heldman, one of the Original 9 responsible for the professional women’s ten association at the time of the Battle of the Sexes tennis match brought home the third-place award.

    Also, Richard Muscio was awarded a third-place award in the Radio/Podcast: Talk/Interview/Call-in Program category for his interview with Michael Franzese, former caporegime of the Colombo mafia crime family, who is now a well-known speaker in the born-again Christian community. Franzese also works with college athletes to educate them about the dangers of gambling and sports betting.

    Guest host Joe Vecchio was honored with a second-place award in the Radio/Podcast: Talk/Interview/Call-in Program category for his interview with veteran CBS newsman and former nightly news anchor Scott Pelley.

    This an impressive achievement for a radio show in its first year. The San Diego Press Club Awards are the region’s largest competition for local journalists in print, broadcast, and online media with nearly 1,000 entries each year.

    You can listen to these award-winning interviews and It’s Your Business with Richard Muscio radio shows by visiting iybusiness.com. Richard Muscio is available for interviews and can be reached at (858) 967-6335. It’s Your Business with Richard Muscio radio show airs live on Sundays at 9:00 AM (PST) on The ANSWER San Diego (KCBQ) FM 96.1 AM 1170 and on The Answer San Diego mobile app or where ever you stream podcasts.

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    Original Press Release

  • Dan Biggs and Michael Lazarus from Training Center

    October 28, 2019


    Richard welcomes Dan Biggs, Development Director, and Michael Lazarus, Program Manager, of Training Center in San Diego to discuss the work of Training Center in substance abuse treatment and helping men transition back into society. Their annual Gene Locklear Celebrity Golf Tournament on November 4th held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Center helps to support their successful work. They talk about the wonderful work of Training Center and the golf tournament.

    This year the Gene Locklear Celbrity Golf Tournement on November 4th will honor former San Diego shortstop Garry Templeton. Title sponsor of the tournament is Serving USA which brings hope and change to prisoners, women in recovery and military veterans. Serving USA supports a network of exceptional partner organizations with funding and other management resources to create, enhance and expand high-quality, evidence-based, transformational programs.

    Founded by world champion skateboarder Dennis Martinez, Training Center was established in 2005. It is a California State licensed facility recognized nationwide as a highly effective drug and alcohol treatment center for men transitioning back into society. It meets all state and federal requirements for mandated rehabilitation parolees as well as the individuals coming from the street.

    To learn more about Training Center listen to the show (below) and visit their website: sdtrainingcenter.org


  • Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, and Driving Force Behind Little Italy

    October 21, 2019

    Marco Li Mandri joins Joe Vecchio to discuss the development, growth, and success of the Little Italy region of San Diego and similar developments around the country.

    Marco Li Mandri has been involved in business district revitalization efforts since 1988. As a former President of a Business Improvement District, Marco entered the BID arena as a stakeholder first, and later as a professional consultant.

    In 1995, Marco formed New City America, a company dedicated to the formation and administration of Business Improvements Districts and Community Benefit Districts in California. Since that time, New City America has spun off a new corporation named New City Public Spaces which advising on the creation of smaller public spaces, management of public spaces and all things related to district placemaking. New City America has, in the last 15 years, established itself as the premier company dedicated to business districts and mixed use revitalization throughout the country.

    Since 1996, New City America has established 82 BIDs, Community Benefit Districts, Business Improvement Districts, and Tourism Improvement Districts. New City America is currently under contract or has recently been under contract to manage or form 10 new districts in the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, New Bedford MA, Somerville MA, New York City and many others pending on the east coast.

    A graduate of UCSD, Marco and his wife Laura live in the San Diego community of Kensington.

    To learn more about New City America and San Diego Little Italy listen to the show (below) and visit their website: newcityamerica.com
    or littleitalysd.com

    Two Italians talking with their hands on radio



  • Vidal Espinosa Bringing Mexican Business Entrepreneurs to the USA

    October 14, 2019

    Vidal Espinosa discusses how owners of businesses in Mexico go about also becoming entrepreneurs in the USA, and his non-profit’s efforts to assist students from Mexico to become entrepreneurs.

    Vidal Espinosa, MBA, followed in his father’s footsteps to become an accountant and entrepreneur. In addition to running an accounting firm that focuses on Latino businesses and businesses trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border, he co-founded the Invictus Advisors Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps new business owners and start-ups with financial, marketing and growth coaching needs. Managing a portfolio of over 100 clients, with total assets over $10,000,000 he has lead the organization to open multiple offices throughout the United States and Mexico, increased its annual budget from $25,000 per year to over half a million dollars per year and tripled their office space. As a self-made author, entrepreneur and business owner he understands what it takes to start and run a business effectively.

    To learn more about Invictus Advisors Foundation listen to the show (below) and visit their website: invictus-advisors.com


  • Multifamily Housing in San Diego with Savvas Morinos

    October 7, 2019

    San Diego Real Estate Specialist Savvas MorinosRichard welcomes Savvas Morinos, a long-time friend and expert in multi-family housing for an interesting discussion about housing in San Diego, the future of housing for young San Diegans and the effect of SB-14 on the San Diego rental market (along with just a little sports talk thrown in on the side.)

    Savvas Marinos is an investment real estate specialist with Colliers International, providing due diligence support, property marketing, and valuation to his clients. His primary focus is multi-family and hotel properties. Savvas has brokered investment transactions in excess of $850,000,000, including more than 8,000 multi-family units valued in excess of $500,000,000. He has been honored by Colliers as a top producer and has received many Career Best performance awards. Savvas has provided service excellence to a long list of clients including Archstone-Smith, Home Savings of America, Pacific Scene, Inc., Pardee Construction Company, So Cal Development, Inc., and Watt Development, LTD., The Wolff Companies.

    Colliers International has three San Diego Region offices located in Carlsbad, UTC, and Scripps Ranch. They feature more than 100 commercial real estate professionals dedicated to creating strategic partnerships with our clients through brokerage, real estate management and advisory services.

    To learn more about San Diego housing, listen to the show (below)


  • What is the “Secret Knock” with Greg Reid and Jeff Klubeck?

    September 30, 2019

    “Knock, Knock!” Who’s there? It’s a secret. Richard talks about an organization called Secret Knock with his guests Greg Reid and Jeff Klubeck. Secret Knock is not really that much of a secret. It is a premier business event you can’t attend — unless you’re invited. Secret Knock brings together the best and brightest minds in the world to create the #1 most valuable business networking event ever created. Attendees comprise some of the most influential minds in this world, from the former President of Mexico — to the inventor of the credit card. It was named a “Can’t-Miss Conference for Entrepreneurs” by Forbes and Inc magazines

    In a jam-packed interview Richard discusses business networking, training, business coaching, publishing, film production and, of course, Secret Knock with Greg and Jeff.Greg Reid and Jeff Klubeck

    Greg Reid
    For over 25 years, Greg has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to to step into the potential of their greatness and, as such, his contribution has been recognized by government leaders, a foreign princess as well as luminaries in education, business, and industry. Greg has published, co-authored and been featured in over 50 books, 28 best sellers in 45 countries and featured in countless magazines. His record-setting book, Three Feet from Gold, was the first title in history to be published by top retailer Barnes and Noble through their sister company, Sterling. The title was a worldwide sensation and was translated into over thirty languages within the first six months of publication. Mr. Reid is the creator, writer, and producer of the internationally acclaimed films Pass It On, Three Feet from Gold, and Beyond the Knock. He produced a major feature film, Wish Man, about the founder of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Frank Shankwitz.

    Jeff Klubeck
    Jeffrey Scott Klubeck is all about “expanding self and business!” Jeffrey has parlayed his Communication Degrees (BA/MA) with practical sales, management, training, recruiting and leadership experiences to become a world-class coach and consultant. Jeffrey’s insights and motivation transform individuals and organizations through applications of leadership education and the lasting impact of the coach/client relationship. As a Professor of Communication, Jeffrey has also taught Public Speaking, Argumentation, Critical Thinking and Group Interaction to adult learners at the college level for over twelve years. Jeffrey operates his personal and professional development company, GETaKLU, based on the principles of service, the power of education, and the tools of communication. Jeffrey adheres to a formula that applies assessment, strategy, and accountability to the client’s specific goals and professional growth.

    To learn more about Secret Knock, listen to the show (below) and visit the website: Secret Knock.


  • Battling Childhood Obesity with Camellia Mortezazadeh

    September 23, 2019

    Childhood obesity is a problem. With the recent report that 1 in 3 children in San Diego are overweight or obese Richard and guest co-host Kathy Kinane welcomed Camellia Mortezazadeh, Director of the Childhood Obesity Initiative in San Diego, to discuss childhood obesity and ways of combating it.

    They discuss the challenges associated with combating childhood obesity the 5210 initiative and ways to meet the goals of 5210.

    5210 means:
    Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
    Aim for 2 or less hours of recreational screen time every day.
    Aim for 1 hour or more of physical activity every day.
    Aim for 0 drinks with added sugar every day.

    The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative is a multi-sector coalition with the mission of reducing and preventing childhood obesity by advancing policy, systems, and environmental change through collective impact. The collective impact model to coordinates and sustains county-wide efforts to prevent and reduce childhood obesity; provide leadership and vision; create, support, and mobilize partnerships; provide outreach, advocacy, and education; and assess and report on progress toward county-wide goals.

    To learn more about the San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative listen to the show (below) and visit their website: sdcoi.org


  • Childhood Obesity and the US Open Tennis Tournament

    September 16, 2019

    Following up on last weeks show. Richard talks about the San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative who will be a future guest of the show. The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI), facilitated by Community Health Improvement Partners, has become recognized nationally as a model public-private partnership focused on obesity prevention. From 2005-2010, the collective efforts of the Initiative’s over 200 partners contributed to a 3.7% decrease in childhood obesity rates in San Diego County at a time when many California counties saw increases. He discuss their 5210 intiative, something we could all use to increase our healthly lifestyle

    Then Richard discusses his trip to the US Open Tennis Tournament and an insight into what it is like to attend the Open. His clients Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka won the US Open women’s doubles championship! And the US Open singles champion Bianca Andreescu announced at the US Open that she will be playing in The Hawaii Open which Richard’s wife Mari is co-owner. The Hawaii Open presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority is a three-day professional tennis tournament held December 26-28, 2019, in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. Now in its fourth year, the Hawaii Open tennis tournament began as a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 125K Series Event. Thanks to the strong support of the community in Hawaii and beyond, the tournament was proud to include a men’s singles tournament for the first time in 2018. The Hawaii Open currently serves as an internationally televised invitational to kick off the new tennis season, bringing together the Hawaii community and attracting fans from around the world to celebrate great tennis in downtown Honolulu.

    To learn more about the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and the US Open Tennis Tournement listen to the show (below) and visit the Childhood Obisety website: sdcoi.org. and the Hawaii Open website:hawaiitennisopen.com.