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Rich Amooi

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In This Episode:

  • Being a Wedding DJ, Bridezillas, and a Frustrating Situation Rich Dealt With
  • Why Rich Decided To Use His Real Name Instead of a Woman’s Name
  • How a Woman’s Remark Started his Book “Mr. Crotchety”
  • Being Single For Thirteen Years, Then Marrying the Love of His Life
  • The Importance of Planning and Positivity


“In fact, one of the pieces of advice I got, before I even published my first book, was don’t use your male name because women won’t buy romance from a man.”

“I was happy to lose all of that money just to have them out of my life and not have to think about them anymore.”

“I’m very very happily married to the love of my life, but that actually followed a period where I was single for 13 years.”

“We’re all set in our ways in many regards and sometimes it’s tough to break through that crust in your brain to get to the goodness on the inside that lets you relax.”

“When you’re writing with humor and the world around you is crumbling with negativity and you need to write comedy, it is not easy.” ~

“Had to adjust the hook, because he says “in fact” super close to the rest of his sentence “one of the pieces…”

Guest’s Bio:

Rich Amooi is a Taleflick Discovery Winner, Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Recipient, Holt Medallion Finalist, and the Amazon Bestselling author of 16 romantic comedies, including It’s Not PMS, It’s You, Dying to Meet You, There’s Something About a Cowboy, and Madam Love, Actually.

A former radio personality and wedding DJ, Rich now writes romantic comedies full-time in San Diego, California, and is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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Scott James

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In This Episode:

  • The Blunt Advice Scott’s Mom Gave Him
  • Why Scott Sat in a Ferris Wheel for 51hrs
  • Nature VS Nurture, Adoption, and the Goals of Parenthood
  • The Moment Scott Knew That His Wife Was “the One”
  • The Joys of Radio and a Touching Memory Shared With Scott
  • Why Gary Doesn’t Do Audience Calls Ins On Air Anymore


“You’re trying all that you can try to be as cordial as you can possibly be and all I know is my ass hurts.” – Scott James @CommishScott

“They might be smarter, they might be prettier, but they’re not gonna work harder than I do.” – Scott James @CommishScott

“I want to use the skills and abilities that God gave me to go the farthest that I can for His glory.” – Scott James @CommishScott

“I don’t sing, I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.” – Scott James

“We’re all blessed in certain ways, we are all the best at something.” – Scott James @CommishScott

“Even in this day and age of media fragmentation, there’s a magical thing that happens when a radio station serves the community it’s licensed in.” – Scott James @CommishScott

“What is the spirit of Fatherhood? Is it spreading my genetic material across the land? No, it’s not. The spirit of Fatherhood is bringing a young person up to hopefully affect good in their community and to know God.” – Scott James @CommishScott

“You could learn from your mistake and move on and not make that mistake again, today that one mistake might cost your livelihood and I don’t like being in that environment, but it’s the environment we’re in.” – Scott James @CommishScott

“You’ve gotta realize that that person that represents you in the elected office is just like you and they will make a mistake and more than anything you want them to be honest about it rather than try to cover it up.” – Scott James @CommishScott

Guest’s Bio:

A community-involved Northern Colorado native, Scott James is a 38-year veteran media personality and host of Scott & Sadie in the Morning heard weekdays on Big 97.9 (KXBG-FM). Awarded Best Morning Show, Best News/Talk Personality, and Best Station Entertainment Personality by the Colorado Broadcasters’ Association, Scott, his wife, Julie, and 14-year old son, Jack, call Johnstown, Colorado, home. A former Mayor of Johnstown, Scott delights in public service and continues that service as a Weld County Commissioner representing District 2.

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Troy Cartright

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In This Episode:

  • Health Insurance Stress
  • Country Music’s Freedom of Expression, Pop Country Is Working
  • Chasing Your Dreams and Not Letting Them Beat You Down 
  • Steel Sharpening Steel in The Nashville Music Scene
  • Miranda Lambert and Degenerate Sadness
  • The Paradigm Shift of Interacting on Zoom and When It Goes Wrong With Dating


“…No social distance, no masks, just a real-life concert the way it used to be. I mean…I don’t even know what that’s gunna feel like.” – @troycartwright

“I did not grow up a huge Country fan.” – @troycartwright

“I did not want to go to college, I had no interest in it, I just wanted to play music.” – @troycartwright

“It doesn’t have to be the hook of the century with the greatest Country twist you’ve ever heard to be a great song, sometimes just the simple truth is the right thing for the song.” – @troycartwright

“I think I relate to that sort of degenerate sadness, it resonates with my soul.” – @troycartwright

“It always works out. No matter what and it may not be what you wanted or it may look different or take longer, but it always works out.”
– @troycartwright

Guest’s Bio:

Troy Cartwright is a fascinating mix. Certainly a product of Texas’ rich heritage of dive bars and honky-tonks, he’s also a Berklee trained musician, a one-time youth worship leader, and an all-around good guy. Part of what makes his music so compelling is his heart, and the way he views the world around him: always something to take apart and understand, to bring his sense of grace to turning points, difficult moments and the thrill of being alive, in love and on fire.

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Dave Steele

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 “You wanted to post me on top of a billboard in subzero weather with nothing but a t-shirt and spandex for a fundraiser, I’ll do that. It was a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude to make it.” – @Steeleimaging

“It was just come and go as you want at the radio station, there were no security measures or locks.” – @Steeleimaging

“They hired me, but not because my demo was great because it sucked. – @Steeleimaging

“I listen to the radio these days and I hear people try and do skits or bits about material that is so inconsequential and then they laugh at their own joke, that drives me nuts.” – @Steeleimaging

“Think about your talent price tag as the bull’s-eye at the shooting range.” – @Steeleimaging

“He sounds like he’d be like seventeen feet tall, five hundred and fifty-five pounds, and could squish you with his pinky.” – @Steeleimaging

“You don’t get to be rich and make a lot of money by imitating somebody else.” – @Steeleimaging

“You want to make the customer happy, you do, but there has to be a time when you also have to know when to cut and run.” – @Steeleimaging

“Not only do I have to pay attention to two and three-letter words, which is hard enough because I’m a redneck, right? Now I have to pay attention to a single letter that I’ve been screwing up for most of my life.” – @Steeleimaging

Guest’s Bio:

He grew up in Colorado and got into the radio industry in 1985. He managed to run through Radio in many states and then progressed to voiceovers.

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