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The Fuzzy Mic

After retiring from a 30-year, major market morning radio career, I'm often asked what I miss the most about the job. I miss 4 C's...camaraderie, creativity, compensation and, most of all, conversation. The Fuzzy Mic, built around conversation to develop camaraderie, taps into creativity, and who knows, maybe someday will lead to compensation. So, while The Fuzzy Mic allows me to fill some professional voids, it's my sincere hope that maybe you'll find something personally fulfilling in it too.

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This Week In Sports: TWIS 2-12-22
Two GOATs have retired in consecutive weeks from their respective sports and we recognize both of them...Although, one of them has angered us with his announcement.Football also takes us into a controversial topic about dinner guests and we reveal our answers to the question and, it could SHOCK you!
15:24 02/12/2022
This Week In Sports: TWIS 1-29-22
Maybe the saddest This Week In Sports episode...EVER!The fabric of America is torn as we report not one, but two, dare we say..."deaths", of the greatest the Good Ol' US of A had to offer.Grab your tissues. You just may need them.
16:51 01/30/2022
This Week In Sports: TWIS BONUS BONUS BONUS 1-24-22
This Week In Sports couldn't just sit by without recapping the weekend's unbelievable NFL Playoff Action.As great as the games were, they were topped by something only I witnessed.You'll feel like you are there in this BONUS episode. 
11:02 01/25/2022
This Week In Sports: TWIS 1-22-22
We take a look at last week's Super Wild Card WeekendI explain away what actually happened in Jacksonville on SundayI defend Bruce AriansAnd, I may lose some of you with my final topic and while you may not understand me or agree with anything I say, I'm willing to bet, and I don't gamble, that you'll be riveted.
17:44 01/21/2022
This Week In Sports: TWIS 1-8-22
The first This Week In Sports episode of the new year.We look at the wacky way the year has started and the definitive way we KNOW the sports world is upside down.We make our case for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.A new running world record was set last week and we put it into perspective.Another high school coach got their feelings hurt, and we look at the Antonio Brown saga.
13:05 01/09/2022
This Week In Sports: TWIS 12-22-21
We share some Christmas wishes from the lists of the sports world.Plus, we welcome a new holiday season sponsor to This Week In Sports.
06:54 12/22/2021
This Week In Sports: TWIS 12-11-21
We start off with a non-sports story that leads us into the most talked about story of the past week.Normally, we don't cover what everyone's talking about. By this time, you've likely heard everything there is to say about something dominating the news.But this time, there are angles I haven't heard anyone mention regarding this widespread story about Penn swimmer, Lia Thomas.
08:26 12/11/2021
This Week In Sports: TWIS 11-27-21
On the heels of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy and JJ Watt once again doing what he does to help a community in need, we at TWIS offer up another way that JJ Watt, along with his brothers TJ and Derek could help this situation.Australian tennis player, Nick Kyrgious has a reason for his on court struggles and it could surprise you.And, Deshaun Watson has a new puppy and the name might have you scratching your head.
09:23 11/27/2021
This Week In Sports: TWIS 11-20-21
Athletes Say The Darndest Things!Sound clips provided via the internet through:ABC TVMe Gustan Los Deportes PodcastTalkin Yanks on TwitterShowtimeESPNThe Dan Patrick ShowGQ SportsWGN Morning NewsCBS Sports
10:47 11/21/2021
This Week In Sports: TWIS 11-13-21
Penalties for profanity and criminal children are in the spotlight this week.
06:10 11/13/2021
USMC Major General, John Admire
On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the United States Marine Corps celebrates its 246th birthday.Our guest is a member of the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame.In a 43-year career, he climbed the Marine Corps ranks, working his way up from Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam, through 3 wars and 5 combat tours, to Senior White House Military Aide for President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter as well as Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy Joint Staff at the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C. under Gen. Colin Powell.He authored the book “Darker Than Dark” which takes us on the front lines of the war in Vietnam through the eyes of 4 infantry Marines. The book is riveting, as raw as it is touching.What's it like to fight in war? Probably not what you think it's like.You're about to find out exactly how it is during this conversation with (Ret) United States Marine Corps Major General, John Admire.
82:33 11/04/2021
This Week In Sports: TWIS 10-30-21
Tom Brady sets a new historical mark for an NFL quarterback, but how does that lead us to take jabs at Patrick Mahomes, Ben Roethlisberger and Tony Romo?We introduce you to the toughest player in Major League Baseball.Oh, and we crack on Tony Romo...a little bit more.Sound clips taken via YouTube from CBS, FOX and ESPN.
07:29 10/30/2021
This Week In Sports: TWIS 10-23-21
Why were lap dances the order of business in England last Sunday?We get a Ted Lasso reference and some bad Deshaun Watson puns this week.We learn how a real professional takes getting fired.And, we discuss the tragic death of a collegiate lacrosse player.
06:37 10/23/2021
This Week In Sports: TWIS 10-16-21
The Week In Sports:How did Deontay Wilder lose TWICE in his trilogy fight against Tyson Fury?Why couldn't the NFL come down on Jon Gruden even if he hadn't resigned?Those questions, and another reason why the world hates Americans are answered this week.
09:45 10/16/2021
Alya Michelson: Pop Singer, Artist, Philanthropist
After a successful career as a journalist in Moscow, ALYA left her native Russia nearly a decade ago, for a new life in the United States. Turning to music as a vehicle for her storytelling, she chronicled her struggles and triumphs as an immigrant and evolving artist on her well-received 2019 debut album Ten Years of Solitude, and its subsequent single, "American Beauty." Now, the multi-talented singer/songwriter returns with her new single, "Pleasure Is Mine.""Pleasure Is Mine” is a steamy, sultry, and at times a symphonic midtempo expression of female empowerment. The song owes its inspiration from Russian culture, which ALYA hopes will help broaden people's preconceptions about her homeland and break down tired stereotypes.
23:55 10/14/2021
This Week In Sport: TWIS 10-9-21
The Week In Sports looks at the Urban Meyer video, the NWSL misconduct scandal and the start of the NHL season.
03:37 10/09/2021
This Week In Sports: TWIS 10/1/21
In high school, my dream job was to write for Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. I loved Dennis Miller and Norm Macdonald in the anchor chair. As time passed, I let go of that dream. When the news broke that Norm had died on September 14, 2021, I felt a hole in my heart.What does all of this have to do with today's episode? Well, as I was sitting in The Fuzzy Mic studio researching voice coaches, not actually voicing anything, I got sick of researching. I decided I wanted to do my own take on Weekend Update, and so I did.From start to finish, this 5 minute segment took me nearly 6 hours. I did a shoddy read because I didn't plan on this seeing the light of day.So, why is it seeing the light of day? Because it was fun. It was fun to create.Is it funny? Your call. Is it biting? Again, you'll decide that for yourself.What I do know is that you likely haven't heard anything like this from me before.
05:14 10/03/2021
Country Music Star, Dylan Scott
Dylan Scott had already reached #1 with “My Girl” when this conversation happened. It was recorded during a live Up Close and Personal Performance. The songs have been removed.Listen as Dylan puts fame into perspective, as he describes how marriage gave him a level of understanding he didn’t have while dating and as he reveals who it was that kept him in Nashville when he thought about leaving.
27:30 09/02/2021
Country Music Singer/Songwriter, David Lee Murphy
You probably know his #1 single, “Dust On The Bottle” and his song with Kenny Chesney “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” that won a CMA Award in 2018, but do you know what other songs David Lee Murphy has written?If you know country music, then you’ve definitely heard these songs.Want to know what songs these are and who recorded them?Listen to David Lee Murphy talk about them and how he became friends with the guy who inspired him to pursue a career in music.
24:48 08/25/2021
Country Music Star, Cody Johnson
While we wait to move into the new Fuzzy Mic Studio, we're sharing never before heard conversations from my days at The New 93Q in Houston. TX.Back in 2017, on extremely short notice, Cody Johnson was asked to play The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo filling in for Old Dominion who had to cancel their appearance. After that show, Cody has been a mainstay at the world's largest rodeo and he will open the 2022 season.This conversation was recorded during an Up Close and Personal private performance for listeners of The New 93Q. It was right after Cody signed to Warner Music Nashville and after he'd made his 2nd appearance at The Houston Livestock Show.Cody talks about his bull riding days, why he almost was arrested after his marriage proposal and he reveals his favorite venue to play, and it's kind of surprising.
24:23 08/19/2021
The Band Perry
From a 2010 live performance that I hosted for The New 93Q at the Houston Planetarium, before they became multi-award winning artists, we learn about The Band Perry's hygiene, what each of them listens to on their Ipods and we get behind the scenes information on the "If I Die Young" video shoot.
26:12 08/12/2021
Country Music Star, Brett Young
While working at the LEGENDARY KKBQ, The New 93Q in Houston for 16 years, I had many incredible opportunities to host live, private shows for our listeners. We called these shows "Up Close and Personal" performances. The artist would play a song then we’d chat, then they'd play another song, then more chat. This never released Fuzzy Mic episode dates back to 2017 during an outdoor performance by then country newcomer, Brett Young.Due to licensing purposes, the performed songs have been removed from the episode.Since this conversation, Brett has gone on to have 6 #1 singles, just had his 2nd daughter with his wife, Taylor and is currently on the road through fall of 2021 on "The Weekends Tour" in support of his latest album, "Weekends Look A Little Different These Days".
29:17 08/05/2021
Chat with Daryl Hall of Hall of Oates
In March, 2020, Hall and Oates were set to embark on a multi-city tour. That was canceled due to COVID. Over a year later, that tour is set to kick off on August 5 and run through December 4, 2021. To see if they’re coming to your town or a town near you, go to www.hallandoates.com and check out their tour page. What’s the quintessential Hall and Oates song? What’s the one song that will always appear in a Hall and Oates show? Find out those answers and get some backstage stories about the global one-day concert, Live Aid and the global phenomenon and star-studded song, "We Are The World" during this exclusive, pre-covid chat with the iconic Daryl Hall.
06:49 07/29/2021
Wendy Whitman: Murder expert and author of "Premonition"
Wendy Whitman was an executive and producer for Court TV and HLN, covering almost every major high-profile murder case in America, becoming an expert on the subject of murder in America. She spent fifteen years at Court TV and another several at HLN for the Nancy Grace show.“Premonition” is her debut novel and it follows TV journalist, Cary Mackin who gets caught up in the web of a deranged serial killer. Cary has a dark secret that drives everything she does: a deep-seated, lifelong fear that one day she will be murdered. Will her premonition come true? 
20:28 07/22/2021
Renown Rock and Roll Artist, John Douglas
John has toured with Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith (he's actually filled in as drummer during Joey Kramer's absence), and painted countless portraits of rock stars, as well as having painted custom drum kits for Frank Beard of ZZ Top, Alex Van Halen, the late Vinnie Paul of Pantera and Damageplan, Joey Kramer and others.We talk about his art, playing with Aerosmith at the Grammy Awards, touring with Van Halen, the creating process for Frank Beard.If you're a fan of rock, you'll love these behind the scenes stories about some of the legendary bands in music history.
43:51 06/11/2020
Emmy Award Winning TV Host Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin recently sat down with The Fuzzy Mic to talk about the environment, conservation and animal welfare.
22:54 06/04/2020
Country Music Star, Dustin Lynch
With 7 #1 songs to his name, Dustin Lynch is a bona-fide country music star.In support of his new CD entitled Tullahoma and his current single, "Momma's House", Dustin joined Houston radio station, The New 93Q for a private performance via Zoom.Hosted by The Fuzzy Mic's Kevin Kline, you'll hear the songs Dustin played and the questions he answered during this episode.
27:48 05/29/2020
Marty Walsh: Studio Guitarist with AMAZING stories
A supergroup named World Goes Round, formed in 1989, never released any of their music...until now.The song is titled BIG HOUSE and the guitarist for World Goes Round is Marty Walsh.Marty talks about WGR and why it took 30+ years to release their music and he also shares stories from his time with Supertramp, Seals and Crofts, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers and others.Never before heard music and never before heard stories...this is a GREAT episode for music lovers. 
48:33 05/26/2020
Country Music Rising Star, Brandon Lay
Before he plays Outdoor Channel's Live Stream on Friday, May 29, we talk with Nashville Newcomer Brandon Lay.He considers himself a "D-list country singer" so we find out what it will take for him to make it to the C, B and A level.Who's grass would he mow if this person called him and asked him to do it.Did his wife go into labor during our conversation?You'll find out about all of this and more during our chat with Brandon Lay.
38:49 05/22/2020
Country Music Rising Star, Jordan Davis
Not many people have had as good of a past 7 months as Jordan Davis.In November, he and his wife welcomed the birth of their baby girl.In January, his alma mater, LSU, won the NCAA National Championship.This Friday, May 22, he performs on Outdoor Channel Live Stream and his self-titled EP drops.You'll hear all about that and one of the funniest Taco Bell stories you'll ever hear during this conversation with Jordan Davis.
29:07 05/19/2020