Richard Sterban

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In This Episode:

  • The Difference Between Singing a Low Tone and Singing A Quality Note
  • Why Singers Should Sing They’re Best No Matter The Crowd Size
  • The Common Ground Between Country Music and Baseball
  • What Is Was Like Having Conway Twitty as a Neighbor
  • What Made Richard Leave Elvis To Join the Oak Ridge Boys
  • Richard Speaks About Whether The Oak Ridge Boys Will Retire Soon and Their New Album “Front Porch Singing”


“So what I did, I just basically followed my heart and I made the decision to leave Elvis and to join the Oak Ridge Boys.” – Richard Sterban

“Just about 3 or 4 weeks ago we were able to be booked at the Opera for the first show that they allowed 100% capacity and what a great night that was.” – Richard Sterban

“There’s a certain psychology to bass singing.” – Richard Sterban

“Elvis was kind of a strange person.” – Richard Sterban

“I remember being in the studio recording ‘Elvira’ and it felt like a hit, you know, the musicians were smiling and everyone was having a good time.” – Richard Sterban

Guest’s Bio:

Richard Anthony Sterban (born April 24, 1943) is an American singer. He was born in Camden, New Jersey. He joined the country and gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys in 1972.

Sterban grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey,[1] After graduating from Collingswood High School, Sterban attended Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey).[2]

He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife, Donna, and two daughters. Richard also has three sons from a previous marriage and several grandchildren.

Prior to joining The Oak Ridge Boys, Sterban toured with J. D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, who were singing backup for Elvis Presley at that time. Sterban ultimately became best known for his “oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-mow-mow” bass solo in the Oak Ridge Boys’ 1981 single “Elvira” and sang lead vocals on a select few of the group’s songs, including a cover of The Righteous Brothers’ hit “Dream On“, which was a top-ten hit.

Sterban has recorded public service announcements for NOAA Weather Radio. He served as the voice of The Roadhouse, the classic country Sirius Satellite Radio channel. Sterban, along with entrepreneur Larry Schmittou and other country music stars, such as Conway TwittyLarry Gatlin, and Cal Smith, was a minority owner of the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team from 1978 to 2008.[3]

(Bio from Wikipedia)

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Lissa Kreisler

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In This Episode:

  • Why Lissa’s First Job Involved Her Having To Sniff Armpits
  • What It’s Like Getting Recognized In Public From Her Laugh
  • The Mean Nickname She Was Given by Highschoolers Due To Her Having To Wear a Full Body Brace
  • Why Lissa Kept Her Maiden Name For On The Radio
  • Growing Up Wearing Homemade Clothes and Why She Promised To Never Wear Homemade Clothes Again
  • What Gary Did That Made His Kid Ask Him, “Why Do You Hate Me?”
  • Lissa’s Take On Vaccines and Mask Wearing
  • The Nastiness and Hatred On Social Media


“I would ride an elephant down Santa Clara street downtown.” – Lissa Kreisler

“I cannot believe what people feel they can say on Social media.” – Lissa Kreisler 

“That one raise changed my whole life.” – Lissa Kreisler

“I probably told my listeners everything about me, but my bra size.” – Lissa Kreisler

“My job was to stand behind the counter and when somebody returned something, I had to bend down to the floor and smell the armpits to make sure that nothing’s worn.” – Lissa Kreisler

Guest’s Bio:

She’s a local gal who has been at KLOK 1170 for 10 years. What started as an internship ended as the Ralph Jim and Lissa morning show. She spent 30 years doing mornings at KBAY and was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2015.
She loves doing Community Storytelling on KCAT-15 in Los Gatos!
She’s a full-time grandma of 3–ages 2-6
She thinks life is wonderful…even in COVID!

Guest’s Contact Info:

Instagram Username: @Lissakreisler

Juna & Joey

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In This Episode:

  • How Juna N Joey Got Started In Music
  • The Process Of Making Their YouTube Videos
  • First Timing Touring and Being On National Television
  • The Criticism Juna N Joey Received
  • Upcoming Shows, Homeschooling, and Getting Braces Removed


“We started posting covers of -like- the top songs and we saw growth.” – Juna N Joey

“It was our first time being on national television.” – Juna N Joey

 “People want to watch a show, you know, they want to get entertained, because if it’s not entertainment they’re just gonna…they’re gonna get bored.” – Juna N Joey

“I go to Berklee College of Music.” – Juna N Joey

“Our manager got in contact with some people from the show and then we flew out there and it was like a really amazing experience.” – Juna N Joey


From West Palm Beach, FL, singer-songwriter, brother-and-sister duo Juna N Joey has organically developed a robust and loyal following after posting covers onYouTube, earning over 7 million collective views. Their sound is described as pop-country, and the duo cites The Carpenters, Lady A, and Dan + Shay as influences.

JUNA: At 16, Juna is a charismatic singer-songwriter with the confidence of a seasoned professional. In addition to singing, she also plays acoustic guitar, piano/keyboard, Cajon, drums, and is currently learning violin. She first started developing her songwriting skills at the tender age of 11.

JOEY: At 18, Joey is also a singer-songwriter with a powerful voice. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing the lead guitarist (acoustic & electric), sax, and piano in their band.

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Tony Grebmeier

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In This Episode:

  • How Tony Got Into Radio
  • Being The Change You Wish To See In The World and Learning To Say Yes
  • The Story of When Tony Got Locked Out Of The Studio Because He Had To Go To The Bathroom
  • Drugs, Alcohol Abuse, and Attempted Suicide
  • What Tony Got To Do Right Before His Dad Died
  • What The Hard Seventy Five Is


“My buddy knocked on the door and saved my life, I attempted suicide on October 9th of 2008.” – Tony Grebmeier

“Love is a decision, you’ve gotta make it every single day.” – Tony Grebmeier 

“Life is all about creating experiences for people and  most of us get the nosebleeds, but you deserve the front row.” – Tony Grebmeier

“Kids are stuck on TikTok, Snapchat, and whatever, wasting their life watching other people live their lives and not living to their best ability.”  – Tony Grebmeier

“I got really addicted to drugs and alcohol and that basically almost  took me out, it took me to the lowest point in my life.” – Tony Grebmeier

Guest’s Bio:

My life at times feels like an old country song.

I’m a former radio personality living out my dreams.

I founded ShipOffers in my garage back in 2001. We provide health and wellness products and fulfillment services to direct response, ecom, and marketers worldwide. If you have questions or want to jump on a call 📞 , schedule something at connect with tony (dot) com happy to give a free product or fulfillment audit. 

My wife Amber and I recently became empty-nesters, purchased a 35-acres ranch out in Colorado. I hope my wife finds my tractor sexy. We are the proud parents of Owen, 20, a junior at CU Boulder, and Ethan, 22, who graduated a moved to Seattle.

A few things about me: 

God, sobriety, and family first.

I would rather have coffee with you than chat on the phone.

I believe relationships are the most valuable currency.

Don’t be a douchebag and follow through on your word or clean up your miss.

I’m always open to learning. 

Being of service brings me a lot of joy.

I’m always looking for guests with exciting stories to share on my podcast—the Real Stories Behind Success.

Finally, nobody has any of this figured out, and we all have a higher success rate of achieving our dreams if we collaborate.

So hit me up, and let’s go 🚀 

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