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April 2023

Kerri Walsh Jennings

By Faith, Personal Growth, Professional Athlete, Sports No Comments

From heartbreaking defeat in Tokyo to family, the joy of winning, and the dream of the 2024 Olympics in Paris, Kerri Walsh Jennings is sharing the journey that she is on as a parent and pro athlete in this week’s episode of Here’s What We Know.

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In This Episode:

  • Pursuing the Olympics – Paris 2024
  • Sacrificing family time vs. empowered choices
  • Faith, family, and sports.
  • Setting the example for the next generation of athletes
  • Choosing a partner for Paris 2024

Quotations:

“I took a year and a half off. I realized I wasn’t done yet, and so here I am.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings

“I see my choices as a decision I willingly made, and because of that, it must be very meaningful to me, and therefore I’m willing to take the good with the challenging, the heartbreaking with the triumphs–all of it.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings

“I wanna speak the things into my life and claim the things in my life that make me feel empowered. And I don’t care if the ground is falling out from under me or the roof is falling down. If I choose to own that situation, then there’s always a way out.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings

“I don’t care if you win or not. If you get to play, that’s all that matters.” – Gary Scott Thomas

“I had to learn how to lose and how not to have my identity wrapped up in it, not have it ruin my life.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings

“For me, I do not want my children thinking about playing for a high school scholarship when they’re 13 years old. To me, that takes away the joy of everything, and then everything becomes so end-result focused and pressure-filled.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings

“If you love something, I know that I’m willing to suffer for it, and I’m willing to take the good and the bad. But it has to be a sincere, authentic desire on your part. Otherwise, it’s not sustainable.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings

“It takes a lot of courage and a lot of faith, and a lot of belief in yourself. And so those are the tenets that I would love to preach and to be an example of to the next generation because the journey is long, and you have to take it day by day, step by step.”  – Kerri Walsh Jennings

Guest’s Bio:

Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings is an American professional beach volleyball player, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and a one-time Olympic bronze medalist. She is the beach volleyball leader in career victories as of 2016 having won 135 international and domestic tournaments.

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Mark Corona

Mark “Kid” Corona

By Fun, Music No Comments

In this week’s episode of Here’s What We Know, Mark “Kid” Corona joined me to talk about how his career in radio was affected by the shift away from music being the star of radio. And what unique career path he’s on now. Hint: if you like trivia, stay tuned!

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In This Episode:

  • Why Kid sees a decline of passion among radio listeners
  • How streaming affected his career choice
  • Value of podcasts for personalized content creation
  • The creation of Jack Trivia, the world’s first TV-gameshow-style trivia show for bars and restaurants
  • Learning to let others have their moment
  • Admiration for Rick Dees’ radio talent and success
  • What meeting Mark Wahlberg was like
  • Negative experience trying to approach Ben Affleck

Quotations:

“Not a lot of people can do that [create comfortable conversations], and I think it was brilliant of him [Rick Dees].” — Mark “Kid” Corona 

“The Music Is No Longer the Star. Now the radio personality really has the opportunity to become the star. They, in fact, have to be the star now because you have to be able to tune in that radio station and get what you’re not going to get at the other five radio stations in town.” — Mark “Kid” Corona 

“I didn’t know that there was such a thing [trivia company]. It just wasn’t something I ever came across.” — Mark “Kid” Corona 

Pioneering the World’s First TV Style Trivia Show: “We are literally pioneering this whole thing. We are just going, and whatever happens next happens. But it’s worked out so far, and we’re the only ones doing this. And that, to me, is the most exciting part about this whole Jack Trivia thing that I’ve been doing for the last five years.” — Mark “Kid” Corona

“It’s time to think differently when it comes to your parties, meetings, and groups.”— Gary Scott Thomas 

“I’ve had my experience in Country radio where I feel like the Country artists are a lot more humble. The Country artists are the kind to invite us backstage and hang out. ‘Hey, dude, we got whiskey over there. We got some Jack Daniels. Do whatever you want, man. Yeah, let’s go have pictures over here.’ We’ll get some drinks over here. They’re always taking care of you. I remember many of them would come up, ‘You guys good?’ And I’m like, dude, you’re the star, not me. But you’re checking up on me to make sure that I’m good. And your room is full of stock. They’re just more humble than any other types of artists I met through pop and hip-hop radio. And that’s what I love about Country.” — Mark “Kid” Corona

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Guest’s Bio:

Breaking into the commercial radio business at just 15 years old, Corona made his first international cameo on the top-charting hit “AZ Side” by Nasty Boy Klick, which would be his first and last appearance as something other than an absolute goofball of a person. It would all go downhill from there.

In 2008, long before the birth of TikTok challenges, and perhaps even their creators, Corona made national news for an on-air April Fool’s joke called “Tattoo Your Toddler.”

From hosting mornings on Los Angeles radio to a Saturday night music video and entertainment television show, the many talents (and characters) of Kid Corona show just how versatile he is.

And if you aren’t convinced just yet, Google the “Republic of Slowjamastan,” and it won’t take long to find Corona in the mix as the country’s Chief Border Patrol Agent, donning a beret and aviators while wielding a flamethrower as he protects the borders of the world’s newest nation – whose biggest threat is invaders wearing Crocs. True story!

But if you’re hoping to increase your odds of meeting Corona these days – in person or virtually – you’ll want to play along with America’s most exciting trivia game, Jack Trivia! Compete at your local restaurant or watering hole or online –  either way, you’re sure to have a blast. Play solo or with friends as a contestant on this new and addictingly fun take on classic bar trivia. 

www.markcorona.com

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www.markcorona.com