• Noah Dingley Host of Community Focus on KPRZ

    November 26, 2018

    Richard and Noah Dingley talk about life, family, baseball, the radio business and his show on KPRZ.

    Noah Dingley is the host of “Community Focus” on KPRZ, FM 106.1 North County AM 1210 San Diego. He brings guests that impact the San Diego community as a whole; sometimes these issues are local non-profits doing good throughout the county and other times they are national issues that also can directly impact our fine city.

    Noah has a passion for kids, being a father himself. He loves to talk about anything that can benefit the life of a child. He often likes to use the phrase, “It’s about what matters locally to you”.

    Podcasts of his shows are available here.

  • Anthony Lombardi, CEO and Jeffery Dunham, CIO of the Lombardi Family Office

    November 19, 2018

    Richard is joined by Anthony Lombardi CEO of the Lombardi Family Office and their CIO (Chief Investment Officer) Jeffery Dunham to discuss what a virtual family office is and how CPAs can attract and keep their best clients. The Lombardi Family Office which allows CPAs to bring the services of a family office for their very best clients using the Lombardi Family office.

    The Lombardi Family office is there to help clients make a significant impact on the lives of their best clients while helping them live the significant life they were created to live.

    Since 1995, Anthony Lombardi has been developing and perfecting a business model whose primary focus is to assist leading CPAs and Attorneys to operate their practice more efficiently, to deliver maximum value to their very best clients, and to enjoy organic growth. One of Mr. Lombardi’s special and unique abilities is developing relationships and teaching “The Art of the Relationship” to CPAs and Advisors.

    Jeffrey A. Dunham is Founder and President/CEO of Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel. In 1985, Jeffrey Dunham founded Dunham with the uncommon idea that fees paid by clients should be tied, in some way, to the performance of the investments they own. Today, Dunham and Dunham Trust have grown to become a multi-billion dollar firm, but we are still driven by the values of fairness and accountability that Jeffrey envisioned more than three decades ago. He has a B.S. from San Diego State University and FINRA Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 65 registrations.

  • The Changing Game of Baseball with Hall of Famer Goose Gossage

    November 12, 2018

    Ask a baseball fan about Richard Gossage and you might get a blank stare, but if you ask about Goose Gossage they will know who you are talking about.

    Goose Gossage photoGoose Gossage in Padres uniform pitchingRichard sits down with Goose Gossage to discuss the changes in modern baseball, especially the changes in pitching — and how nowadays relief pitchers often only pitch one inning. And Goose would know, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 — he’s one of only six relief pitchers in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He played 21 seasons for nine different teams, spending his best years with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres before retiring in 1994. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Goose Gossage was one of the earliest manifestations of the dominating closer, with wild facial hair and a gruff demeanor to go along with his blistering fastball. One difference between Gossage and more recent closers is that Gossage often pitched as many as three innings to finish a game, while modern closers typically pitch the ninth inning only.

    During his career, Gossage pitched in 1,002 games and finished 681 of them and earned 310 saves. He made nine All-Star appearances and pitched in three World Series. He led the American League in saves in 1975, 1978 and 1980. He holds the New York Yankees career record for ERA and hits per nine innings.

    To learn more about Goose Gossage, listen to the show (below) and check out his autobiography, penned in 2000, The Goose is Loose.

  • Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage and Many Others at the Fundraising Golf Tournament for The Training Center

    November 12, 2018

    Richard had a number of exciting guests who were all participants in a fundraising event for The Training Center held at the Rancho Bernardo Country Club. Highlighting the guests was the guest of honor at the fundraiser, former San Diego Padre and Hall of Famer Goose Gossage. They talk about the Training Center and its exceptional work as a drug and alcohol treatment facility for men transitioning back into society as well as some great stories, insite and opinions about baseball and football.

    The Training Center was established in 2005, California State licensed and 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 parolee’s as well as the individuals coming from the street.

    Dennis Martinez

    Richard’s first guest was Dennis Martinez, founder of the Training Center. Dennis Martinez started The Training Center because it in his heart to help people overcome addiction. Two Detectives invested in Dennis and saw something in him that he couldn’t see. He was forgiven for much and given a second chance and today feels much is required of him. “From prisons to the streets I believe people’s value is priceless. Today we’ve seen thousands of lives changed because of love.”

    Gene Locklear

    Richard was then joined by Gene Locklear, the organizer of the fundraising event for The Training Center. Gene Locklear played professional baseball from 1969 until 1977. He started in the farm league for the Cincinnati Reds and later played in the Major Leagues for the Reds, San Diego Padres, and New York Yankees. After Locklear’s professional baseball career, he transitioned into a new career as a successful commercial artist and painter.

    Willie Buchanon

    Following Gene, Richard interviewed Willie Buchanon, a previous guest of the show. Willie was born in Oceanside where he resides presently. He went on to have a prolific career in the NFL then returned to Oceanside when his children were old enough to go to school. He built a real estate business, Buchanon and Associates. Willie is the founder of The Buchanon Youth Foundation dedicated to serving the youth of America and a community activist serving on many boards and committees in California and Wisconsin.

    Mark Rogondino

    Richard also talks to Mark Rodondino, an on-air personality at FOX Sports, ESPN, NextVR, Pac 12 Networks, and the LA Football Club.

    Serving USA

    Richard then speaks to Clef Irby, Serving USA’s Vice President of Transformational Programs and Jon Lowry Serving USA’s Reentry Director for Transformational Programs. Serving USA brings hope and change to prisoners, women in recovery and military veterans. They support a network of exceptional partner organizations with funding and other management resources to create, enhance and expand high-quality, evidence-based, transformational programs.

    Goose Gossage

    Goose Gossage is one of only six relief pitchers in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He played 21 seasons for nine different teams, spending his best years with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres before retiring in 1994. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Goose Gossage was one of the earliest manifestations of the dominating closer, with wild facial hair and a gruff demeanor to go along with his blistering fastball. One difference between Gossage and more recent closers is that Gossage often pitched as many as three innings to finish a game, while modern closers typically pitch the ninth inning only.

    Entire Show

    Goose Gossage

    Dennis Martinez

    Gene Locklear

    Willie Buchanon

    Mark Rogondino

    Serving USA

  • Nathan Fletcher, Democrat for County Supervisor

    November 5, 2018

    From the Marines to the State Legislature to teaching at UCSD, Nathan Fletcher has a proven record getting things done and making a difference in people’s lives. In the Marine Corps, Nathan served as a Counterintelligence Specialist and did two combat tours in Iraq, the Near East and the Horn of Africa. As an Assemblyman, Nathan was known as one of California’s most effective legislators, passing more than 30 laws to expand healthcare coverage, protect homeowners during the foreclosure crisis, strengthen public safety and increase support services for veterans and the homeless. Nathan authored Chelsea’s Law, landmark public safety legislation that strengthened penalties for violent crimes against children. A Professor of Practice in Political Science at UCSD, Nathan has been teaching courses on public service, political science, California government and American history at the University of California San Diego since 2013. Fletcher’s class on the Voting Rights Act of 1965, was featured recently in the Union-Tribune.

    Active in the community, Nathan serves on the board of the Headstrong Project, which provides cost-free, stigma-free mental health care to veterans, is a Director of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans, a San Diego-based refugee advocacy organization, and is a member of the Veterans’ Caucus of the California Democratic Party.

    Nathan is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys surfing, mountain climbing and competing in Ironman triathlons. He lives in the City Heights community of San Diego with his wife, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, and their four children.

  • Merrilee Neal, Incoming Chair of the Susan B. Komen Board of Directors

    October 29, 2018

    Richard welcomed Merrilee Neal, Incoming Chair of the Susan B. Komen Board of Directors to discuss the 22nd Annual Race for the Cure® on Nov. 4 in Balboa Park. Merrilee is a breast cancer survivor and is this year’s Race Chair and a top fundraiser. Merrilee serves on the Susan G. Komen San Diego Board of Directors and is the incoming Board Chair. They were also joined by Mari Muscio, co-owner of The Brighter Side, a boutique specializing in products and services for breast cancer survivors.

    Susan G. Komen® San Diego’s 22nd annual Race for the Cure®will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Balboa Park. With the money raised from the event, Susan G. Komen San Diego provides free services for every step of the breast cancer journey, including research, mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, care coordination, advocacy and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. When San Diegans participate, their donations directly help breast cancer patients in San Diego County, as well as toward research grants internationally. Komen San Diego is the only organization that studies San Diego County to identify the gaps in breast cancer care and the barriers to health access. Komen set a Bold Goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026. Critical funds raised throughout the year through events like Race for the Cure go toward reaching this goal.

    This year’s walk features a memorable morning that celebrates breast cancer survivors, forever fighters and honors those we have lost to the disease and Survivor Village – a dedicated space where we honor (and pamper) our survivors. In addition to the 5k this year the Race for the Cure will include a 1 mile walk so everyone can enjoy the excitement and comradery of the event.

    For more information go to the Susan G Komen website at komensandiego.org, and to register go to komensandiego.org/walk.

  • Kathy Kinane, Co-Founder of the “Move Your Feet Before You Eat!” Foundation and Board Member, Ruben Sandoval

    October 21, 2018

    Richard welcomes Kathy Kinane and Ruben Sandoval to discuss North County’s Favorite Thanksgiving Day Tradition, The 13th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot. Richard Muscio and Kathy Kinane co-founded the “Move Your Feet Before You Eat!” Foundation that puts on the 5k and other races held in downtown Oceanside. Board member Ruben Sandoval is a retired Oceanside Police Officer and has been an elite long-distance runner for over 20 years. Ruben is the captain of the OPD Baker to Vegas Relay and has been an integral leader in finding solutions to the challenges that face the youth of Oceanside.

    Recognized as one of the Top Trots in the country by Runner’s World Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, the trot attracts visitors from 46 States and 460 cities.

    There will be races for everyone. The event offers a costume contest, largest teams competition, fabulous live entertainment on the course and finisher medals for all participants. Free digital photos, medals, shirts, and timing to all registered participants. The event has raised over $321,500 for non-profits that serve Oceanside residents.

  • Saving Children from Trafficking: Joseph Travers and Suzi Day of Saved in America

    October 14, 2018

    In a powerful interview, Richard meets with Joseph Travers, founder of Saved in America, and Suzi Day to discuss how Saved In America is working to rescue young girls from the epidemic of sex traffic and provide helpful advice on how to protect your own children in age of social media.

    Joseph Travers, a retired Navy veteran, former Police Detective, and licensed private investigator started working on Saved in America in 2010. After 4 years of planning, they conducted their first rescue operation in 2014 and since have successfully rescued 133 girls from sex trafficking. Their organization operates on three basic principles:

    Their serves are always free.
    All of their team members are volunteers.
    All team members are retired Navy Seals, special operatives, or retired police officers and are licensed private investigator.

    Saved in America volunteers estimate that there are between 3,400 and 8,100 victims of commercial exploitation, including child sex trafficking, in San Diego alone every year. The FBI officially considers San Diego to be one of the 13 highest areas of child sex trafficking in this country.

    Using their special skills in close association with police agencies Saved in America assists families and law enforcement to locate and recover missing and runaway children. They work tirelessly no matter how long it takes. Sometimes it is only 12 hours, sometimes months. They are currently expanding their efforts through a reserve program which allows them to call on a specialist in other states to expand their search efforts throughout the country.

    On November 1st Saved in America with Honorary Co-Chairs County Board Of Supervisors Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar and Mike & Yvonne Parziale will hold their 2nd Annual fundraising dinner “Mission: Child Saved Not Sold” at the Cuvier Club in La Jolla from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The evening will include a sit down dinner and short program, featuring families assisted by Saved In America. You will also get to meet the team as they honor a community partner and award a scholarship to a survivor of sex trafficking.

    You won’t want to miss this very important and powerful evening that will help us continue our efforts to assist families and law enforcement to locate and recover missing and runaway children at no cost.

  • Rock and Roll Legend Mickey Thomas of Starship

    October 7, 2018

    Mickey Thomas, of the iconic band Starship, was born in Cairo, Georgia on December 3, 1949. He was inspired to pursue a career in music after traveling to Atlanta with longtime childhood friends Charles Connell and Tommy Verran to see a Beatles performance in 1965.

    Thomas, Connell, and Verran wound up in their first band together. Verran was the lead vocalist at the time. They split up to go to different colleges but later reformed in the early 1970s along with friend Bud Thomas as the “Jets.” While singing lead for the Jets in 1974, Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a backup vocalist and eventually ended up singing lead vocals. He sang lead vocals on the 1975 Elvin Bishop single “Silent Night” and the 1976 single “Spend Some Time,” but his best-known achievement was the hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” a #3 single in 1976.

    Mickey Thomas joined Jefferson Starship in 1979. Although he had thought of pursuing a solo career, Jefferson Starship quickly proved to be the right decision as they recorded their first hit, “Jane”, almost immediately after getting together. In 1985, Starship released the album that would come to define the eighties, Knee Deep in the Hoopla. Featuring two #1 hits – “We Built this City” and “Sara” – the album reached #7 on Billboard and went platinum. Starship followed-up their initial success with another #1 single, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” featured on the soundtrack for Mannequin. As Starship continued to reach the top of the charts, MTV infiltrated pop culture and the band released videos for all of their hits that are still popular today. Starship music is featured in the soundtracks for “Rock of Ages,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Skeleton Twins,” and most recently on the popular TV series “Glee.”

    He will be performing with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at the Poway Performing Arts Center on October 12th at 8:00pm. His voice is on-fire and the music is a compelling blend of then and now.

  • Women’s Tennis from the Open Era of Tennis and Scripps Hospital Fundraising

    September 30, 2018

    Richard welcomed two very interesting but divergent group of guest to his show.

    Pam Stewart, Pat Stewart and Hilary Paul McGuire

    In the first half of the show, Richard welcomes local Solana Beach residents Pat and Pam Stewart and Hilary Paul McGuire. Pat and Pam are two orphan sisters who became tennis players and achieved notoriety during the Open Era in the late 1960’s. Imagine two orphan girls trying to survive. Would you say to them, “Play tennis?”

    Pat and her sister Pam have both competed at Forest Hills. During her 19 years of competition at Forest Hills and Wimbledon, Pat inaugurated the Open Era on Center Court versus Ann Haydon-Jones. So impressed were the British press with her beauty, that they named her Wimbledon Glamour Girl twice. Her modeling career led to marriage with England’s favorite cricketer John Edrich.

    Meanwhile, Pam was not only competing occasionally but coaching personages from Ross Perot to Dinah Shore at famed clubs from New York to Miami. Pam’s weekend with the Kennedy family may enliven discussion of the anniversary of JFK’s death.

    In his biography of Pam and Pat “Tennis Saves: Stewart Orphans Take World by Racket,” Hilary Paul McGuire documents the lives of two women who were literally saved through their involvement in tennis.

    Coastcella, a Scripps Encinitas fundraiser with Michael Tedesco and Monica Feakes

    Michael Tedesco and Monica Feakes join Richard to discuss the third annual Coastchella concert to benefit Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas which will take place Thursday, Oct.11, at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Chart-topping singer-songwriter and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will be the featured performer. Our community advisory board dreamed up the idea last year, and it was such a success they are doing it again this year!

    Coastchella will begin at the iconic music venue, 143 South Cedros Ave., with a 5 p.m. VIP reception. It will be followed by the main event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., including a cocktail reception, live auction and live performance by Phillips, who won the 11th season of “American Idol.” Phillips’ singles “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone” both reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts.

    Tickets to attend the event are $250 per person for general admission or $400 per person for VIP tickets. To register visit www.scripps.org/coastchella. For more information about the event, as well as sponsorship opportunities, please contact (760) 633-6523 or specialevents@scrippshealth.org. Visit us on Facebook at http://bit.ly/C18Facebook or #ScrippsCoastchella18

    Proceeds from the event will help fund the build-out and enhancement of the intensive care unit in the new acute care building at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. North County’s population growth has created a need to expand patient care capabilities at the hospital.

    Entire Show

    The Stewart Sisters and Hilary Paul McGuire

    Coastcella with Michael Tedesco and Moncia Feakes