Jason Bressler – Founder of the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce

Listen to “Phx Metro Chamber: September 21, 2016 Jason-Bressler” on Spreaker.

The September 2016 edition of the Peoria Chamber Radio Hour. Dave welcomes John A. Rosado of Legal Shield. For more information on John and Legal Shield, please visit johnhelps.net

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Labor Day Weekend / Review: “Skiptrace”

Segment 2 – In Memoriam: Actor Gene Wilder (Feat. Comedian Greg Proops)

Segment 3 – Interview: Actress Melora Hardin (“Transparent”)

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Mark Gabbard and Jenni Burgamy with Sunburst Landscaping. For more information on Sunburst please visit sunburstlandscaping.com.

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Segment 1 – Host Chat / Review: “Suicide Squad”

Segment 2 – Interview: Henderson ‘Coop’ Cooper (Former LAPD Officer and CIA Officer)

Segment 3 – Interview: Contortionist Sofie Dossi (“America’s Got Talent”)

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Bad MomsMila Kunis plays an over-worked, over-committed and exhausted mother who joins forces with two other over-stressed moms (Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell) on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence putting them on a collision course with the PTA president (Christina Applegate) and her clique of devoted perfect moms (Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo). (R – 101 minutes)

“Bad Moms” is so concerned with being “bad” that it forgets to actually be funny. That is to say that the new comedy certainly showcases what would happen if moms were to shed all of their inhibitions but there are very laughs that are produced as a result. There is perhaps some entertainment value in seeing these women go wild, but it is so unrealistic that it loses all levity and therefore ability to authentically amuse much less affect. Kathryn Hahn is certainly the shining star on the cast whereas everyone else’s performance fizzles with mediocrity. (2 Stars)

Segment 1 – Host Chat / Review: “Bad Moms”

Segment 2 – Interview: Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. (“America’s Got Talent”)

Segment 3 – Interview: Sean Burke (“Pressing America’s Reset Button”)

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Cafe SocietyJesse Eisenberg plays a young Bronx native who, in the 1930’s, moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary (Kristen Stewart) of his powerful uncle (Steve Carell), an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Blake Lively also stars. (PG-13 – 85 minutes)

“Cafe Society” harkens back to both a time of golden romanticism and a time when Woody Allen movies were actually worth seeing. The new dramedy is one of the writer/director’s best projects in years as it delivers breathtakingly beautiful set pieces and some exceptionally snappy dialogue. Allen has infused his script with a vast number of clever lines that are certain to be quotable for years to come. A tremendously talented ensemble cast and a “sadistically comical” love story make for a golden-era-like motion picture that is amusing as it is affecting. (4 Stars)

Come visit us on Saturday, July 23rd, as well be broadcasting from 1p – 4p at Tailgaters (10146 W. Lake Pleasant Pkwy in Peoria). The prize wheel is going to be on hand with Santa’s Sack full of toys for the kids. (We have the grown ups covered too). See you there!


The Peoria Chamber of Commerce Radio Hour

July 2016 guest is Don Arbuckle with Arrowhead Cadillac.

Original airdate: July 16, 2016 NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 out on location at The Moon Saloon in Peoria, AZ.

Arizona State University swimmer and 2016 Rio Olympian representing Serbia, Katarina Simonovic and Women’s Sports Journalist Scott Mammoser.

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Original airdate: July 16, 2016 on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 on location at The Moon Saloon in Peoria, AZ.


Katarina Simonovic – ASU swimmer and 2016 Rio Olympian representing Serbia.

Scott Mammoser – Women’s Sports Journalist

Kevin Guy – Arizona Rattlers head coach/gm

Emily Redenbach – Covers the LA Kings for Cali Sports News.

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GhostbustersKristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy play paranormal enthusiasts who, following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, band together with a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and subway worker (Leslie Jones) to stop an otherworldly threat. (PG-13 – 105 minutes)

“Ghostbusters” could have been a lot worse but should have been a lot better. That is fairly faint praise for a film that was widely considered to be one of the year’s most highly anticipated releases. There is no doubt that it makes for an amusing couple of hours but it never comes close to the heights in creativity and sheer entertainment value achieved by the two classic flicks that it reimagines. Nor is it particularly hilarious in a way that makes you forget that fact. Having said that, the grand finale is one fantastic spectacle while Kate McKinnon being the best at creating a unique character and Chris Hemsworth stealing the show with many memorable one-liners. (3 Stars)

We’ll be broadcasting this Saturday, July 16th from 1-4pm at The Moon Saloon (16554 N 83rd ave in Peoria). We’ll be talking hockey, baseball, other sports & of course our prize wheel is going to be there waiting for your spin. You can also meet 2016 Rio Olympic swimmer and ASU Junior, Katarina Simonovic, who will be joining us at The Moon Saloon. Hope to see you there!


Time for more Ghostbusters fun time action. We’ll take a look today at Ghostbusters II.

Remember, Ghostbusters hits theaters Thursday night! Be sure to stay in the theater through the end credits!

Bill Murray was not a fan of how the film turned out.

Cheech Marin has a cameo as a Dock Attendant.

Actor Wilhelm von Homburg played the role of Vigo. All of his lines though, were dubbed by the legendary Max von Sydow.

Vigo was based on Vlad III The Impaler and Grigory Rasputin.

Director Ivan Reitman’s kids Jason and Catherine had small roles in the film. Both Jason and Catherine have had successful careers in the business with Jason being most known for directing films such as “Juno” and “Up in the Air,” while Catherine has been a recurring guest star on “Family Guy” and has had roles in a number of films including “Knocked Up.”

Between the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, the animated series, The Real Ghostbusters, made its debut. Due to its great success, especially among kids, Ghostbusters II was toned a bit in comparison to the original movie in terms of adult humor/behaviors to make it a little more kid friendly. Included in this, is other than a few scenes with Ray having a cigar, none of the Ghostbusters smoked cigarettes anymore. Also some characters, including Slimer, had a different appearance to more closely match the cartoon.

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With Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters opening in theaters this week, let’s take a look back to the original Ghostbusters (1984). All of this week we’ll have our fun time facts about the Ghostbusters franchise.

The original script by Dan Aykroyd was thought to be much darker. Over time, the script was changed significantly to set a more kid friendly, lighter tone.

Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis originally wrote the role of Dr. Peter Venkman for John Belushi. Sadly, Belushi passed away in 1982 before filming started. Michael Keaton and Chevy Chase were both offered the role of Venkman but turned it down. Shortly after, Bill Murray agreed to play Venkman only if the studio (Columbia Pictures) agreed to finance a remake to the 1946 film, “The Razor’s Edge” in which they did.

John Candy was originally set to play Louis Tully but dropped out due to creative differences with producer/director Ivan Reitman. Among the differences were that Candy wanted the character to have a German accent, in which Reitman refused. Candy’s good friend Rick Moranis took over the role of the lovable, nerdy accountant Louis Tully.

Eddie Murphy was set to play Winston Zeddmore but decided to star in Beverly Hills Cop instead. Ernie Hudson read the script and loved the character and his backstory so he took the role and less salary. The night before shooting began, Hudson received a new script that greatly reduced Winston’s role, including his backstory. Columbia Pictures wanted to expand Bill Murray’s (Peter Venkman) role so they had some last minute re-writes that ended up significantly reducing Winston Zeddmore’s role and screen time.

In the original script, Slimer was named Onionhead.

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s goo that gets all over everyone was actually Shaving Cream.

Porn star Ron Jeremy was an extra who can be briefly seen behind a barricade while Ray (Dan Aykroyd) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) drive up in Ecto-1 after the containment unit explodes.
(No, Ron’s penis was not visible)

Original Airdate: July 9, 2016 on 1480 AM KPHX

Segment 1: Reviews: “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Wiener-Dog”

Segment 2: Interview: Victoria Cowper (Foothills Animal Rescue)

Segment 3: Interview: Filmmakers Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors (“Pervert Park”)

Segment 4: Interview: Author Mark A. Viera (“Into the Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950”)

Segment 5: In-Studio Interview: Singer-songwriter Shari Rowe

Segment 6: In-Studio Interview: Robert Rogers Email Security

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(Original airdate): July 9, 2016 on location at The Barrel Grill in Peoria, AZ. On the dial NBC Sports Radio AM 1060.

Arizona Rattlers head coach/gm Kevin Guy talks with Dave about the Rattlers upcoming schedule and more!

Dave and Greg talk NHL offseason, NHL free agency and more during Real Hockey Talk.

Derek Montilla joins Greg for Breakthrough Sports to talk Arizona Diamondbacks, the National League West and more!

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Secret Life of PetsLouis C.K. voices a terrier who regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone. But his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in a stray mutt (Eric Stonestreet) who he instantly dislikes. Other voice talents include Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Bobby Moynihan and Steve Coogan. (PG – 90 minutes)

The beginning and ending of “The Secret Life of Pets” will touch the hearts of anyone who has ever experienced the overwhelming, undying, overpowering, unconditional, all-encompassing, heart-enriching, mind-expanding, on-going, never-ending love of a pet. After all, who does not know how hard it is to leave your best friend for the day or how joyful it feels to return to them at the end of it. However, everything in between is too chaotic, lacking any genuine emotion or clever ingenuity and instead relying simply on colorful action to keep audiences engaged. It is a lot of fun but it fails to reach the depth it could have achieved with a more grounded approach. (3 Stars)

Wiener-DogA dachshund is taken in by a veterinary technician (Greta Gerwig), who soon sets off on a road trip. The lovable dog also encounters a young boy, a film professor, and a troubled grandmother and granddaughter. Other stars include Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy and Danny DeVito. (R – 90 minutes)

There are undoubtedly going be a few vehemently angry moviegoers who see “Wiener-Dog.” Even those who are familiar with writer/director Todd Solondz’s approach may be a bit shocked before all is said and done. However, just because it is not your typical touchy-feely dog movie (it is not actually about the dog so much as it is about the various eccentric humans it encounters) does not necessarily mean it is not a good movie. The new dramedy loses a bit of its footing in the second act but its bitter sense of humor and tragic tone is certain to stay with you long after the end credits have rolled. (3 Stars)

Hunt for the WilderpeopleJulian Dennison plays a defiant city kid who gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside with a new foster family. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship him to another home, he and his uncle (Sam Neill) go on the run. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. (PG-13 – 101 minutes)

Writer/director Taika Waititi plays it a bit too safe with “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” but that perhaps only helps it be an appropriate source of entertainment for younger audiences while also being edgy enough to appeal to older audiences. The new comedic adventure also has a lot of heart going for it, mainly due to the charismatic performances from stars Julian Dennison and Sam Neill but also courtesy of a story that promotes friendship and teamwork. It is quite the quirky comedy that earns its fair share of laughs, thrills and emotion from those who decide to go on the run with this dynamic duo. (3 Stars)

Come on by “The Barrel Grill” (15703 N 83rd Ave Peoria) this Saturday July 9th, we’ll be broadcasting with NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 from 1-4 pm. Our prize wheel is going to be on hand. You don’t want to miss the great food and chance to win some fantabulous prizes! Hope to see you there!

BFGRuby Barnhill plays a young girl named who encounters a Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul that is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. (PG – 115 minutes)

“The BFG” may appeal to some audiences – specifically those with an immature sense of humor and tolerance for pretentiousness – but most will find it difficult to believe that the mediocre new family flick is the product of director Steven Spielberg and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” author Roald Dahl. Star Mark Rylance is charming as the title character but the non-giant characters – especially the one played by Ruby Barnhill – are too readily accepting of the film’s fantasy elements. Moreover, the story is slow-moving and reliant on cutesy dialogue and juvenile jokes about flatulence and the like to retain our attention. (2 Stars)

Purge Election YearFrank Grillo reprises his role as a former police sergeant who, two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) – the front runner in the next presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. (R – 105 minutes)

“The Purge: Election Year” may be a relatively decent action flick but it fails fairly miserably at being a horror flick. Moreover, it is certainly a far cry from the direction that most fans of “The Purge” franchise likely had hoped the story would go. Granted, it is thought-provoking and will likely lead to a lot of discussion with whoever you choose to accompany to the movie theater but what was once gruesome and suspenseful is now busy and blunt. Writer/director James DeMonaco goes off in too many directions while relying too heavily on gunfire thereby changing the entire tone of the project. (3 Stars)

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Pick-Up Lines and Periscope Fan Interaction

Segment 2 – Review: “The Purge: Election Year”

Segment 3 – Interview: Dr. James Howard (Pros and Cons of Implementing an Annual Purge)

Segment 4 -Discussion: Would You Purge?

Segment 5 – Interview: Filmmaker James D. Solomon (“The Witness”)

Segment 6 – Review: “The BFG”

Segment 7 – Interview: Actor Austin Basis (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Segment 8 -Reviews: “The Shallows,” “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “Marauders”

Segment 9 – Interview: Kendon S. Victor (Pyro Planning Specialist and Pyrotechnician)


Happy 4th of July weekend! Today’s fun time takes us back to 1996. Independence Day was one of the biggest blockbusters during the 1990’s. What makes it even more unique and hard to fathom, is that the film was shot in under 3 months. Even more interesting is that the script was written in 4……weeks! Jeff Goldblum also became the first person in history to survive both a Dinosaur and Alien attack.

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Today’s fun time:
When the legendary Jack Nicholson was 37, he found out that his sister was really his mom. June Nicholson was 18 when she gave birth to Jack. With June also not knowing for sure at the time who the father was, her parents agreed to raise Jack like he was their own son. Jack found this out for the first time in 1974, well after his real mom June and his grandma (Ethel May) had passed away.

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Original air date: June 25, 2016 – NBC Sports Radio AM 1060

Hosts: Greg Isaac, Jim Marshall & Ed Smith


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Rich Gray @richwgray: Radio personality – MLB talk, Cubs/Dbacks

Dave King @DaveKingNBA: Managing editor of Bright Side of the Sun

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Rich Gray @richwgray: Radio Personality – MLB talk, Cubs/Dbacks

Dave King @DaveKingNBA: Managing Editor of Bright Side of the Sun

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