• Bob Babbitt, Co-Founder of the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Kathy Kinane Co-Founder of the O’side Turkey Trot

    October 21, 2016

    Richard and Joe welcome two special guests this week.

    Their first guest is Kathy Kinane, President of Kinane Events, Inc., and co-founder for the Pacific Marine Credit Union Oceanside Turkey Trot.

    Photo of Move Your Feet Before You Eat Co-Founder Kathy KinaneKathy Kinane has been marketing, managing and participating in running races, triathlons, bike tours, sports tournaments for over 30 years, and she was honored in February 2015 by RunningUSA.com as a 2015 Trailblazer. Kinane Events has put on 190 events in the last two decades. Richard and Kathy co-founded The Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation that puts on the 5k and other races held in downtown Oceanside on Thanksgiving morning. Celebrating its 11th year the Oceanside Turkey Trot is now the 8th largest Turkey Trot in the country and the 2nd Largest in California! The event benefits Oceanside schools and local charities.

    osideturkeytrot_logo-webDowntown Oceanside celebrates the 11th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day with the return of PMCU as the title sponsor, and an added senior fitness event the day before.

    The event benefits 60+ nonprofits annually, and has put Oceanside on the map nationally as a place for active families to live, work, and play, according to race director, Kathy Kinane of Kinane Events. Runner’s World Magazine named the event a “Top Trot” in the country for the past two years. This national recognition has helped attract participants from 46 states and 460 cities.

    Their second guest is Bob Babbitt, co-founder of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

    bob-babbittBob Babbitt co-founded Competitor Magazine back in 1987. Over the next two decades he helped to expand the reach of Competitor Magazine to 11 regions around the country and grew the monthly circulation of the publication to 500,000. More importantly, he and the Competitor brand helped to grow the popularity of the sports of running, triathlon, cycling, mountain biking and obstacle course racing. During that time he also created Competitor Radio, The Competitor Endurance Sports Awards Gala and The Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series. All of these properties helped to expand the reach of the Competitor brand. At its peak, the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series showcased 13 events across the country and over 27,000 participants.

    In 2008, Competitor Magazine, Competitor Radio, the Competitor Endurance Sports Awards Gala and the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series were sold to Falconhead Capital and became part of the Competitor Group, now called CGI. Babbitt stayed on with CGI after the initial sale. At CGI, Babbitt was instrumental in the creation of the Training Day Video Series. This series followed star endurance athletes as they prepared for major events and was showcased on YouTube.

    On August 15, 2014, Babbitt launched the Babbitt Media Group, which includes babbittville.com and the Babbittville YouTube Channel. Babbittville Radio proved to be a worthy successor to Competitor Radio. In less than two months it became the number one show on iTunes for amateur sports, and has now had more than 875,000 downloads.

    Babbitt is also the co-founder of The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which has raised more than $70 million dollars in its first 22 years to provide the adaptive equipment disabled athletes need to stay in the game of life through sport. On October 21st-23rd, the 23rd Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) is an event unlike any other in the world. Two hundred physically challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athletes, celebrities, and sports legends meet in La Jolla, CA to complete a 1 mile ocean swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country, all in support of Team CAF.

    It was through the SDTC the late Robin Williams exhibited his tremendous love and support for the CAF. An avid cyclist, Williams attended many of the SDTC events. Currently, his children are auctioning his impressive collection of bikes for the benefit of the CAF. The auction is being hosted on Paddle8.com from October 13th – 25th. Conan O’Brien explains the auction and its importance in this short video.

    Listen LIVE to our talk radio show Saturday night at 7pm on KFMB 760 AM or online here.

  • Joel Grushkin, San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives

    October 14, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed show sponsor Joel Grushkin, the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI). Joel brings nearly forty years of executive experience to the CSI organization. His background includes eleven years with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young) as a Principal and director of the firm’s Management ... Read more
  • Lizzie Wittig from Susan G. Komen-San Diego and the 20th Annual Race for the Cure

    October 7, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wittig, Director of Grants and Public Policy of the Susan G. Komen foundation in San Diego County. They discussed the upcoming 20th Annual Race for the Cure for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Balboa Park, the work of the foundation and the Three Day, 60 mile walk ... Read more
  • Martha Gilmer, CEO of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra

    September 29, 2016
    This week, Joe and Richard had the pleasure of talking with Martha Gilmer, CEO of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. They discussed her early years and discovery of her love of classical music, her education and career, mostly spent with the highly regarded, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). There was also extensive discussion of the ... Read more
  • David Feifel, MD, PhD, Professor, Physician and Neuropsychiatrist Extraordinaire at UC San Diego

    September 22, 2016
    This week, Richard and Joe welcomed Dr. David Feifel, neuropsychiatrist specializing in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and treatment-resistant mood disorders. He is the director of the Neuropsychiatry program, the Adult ADHD program, and the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) program at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Feifel’s clinical focus is the diagnosis and treatment of ... Read more
  • San Diego Port Commissioner Bob Nelson

    September 16, 2016
    Richard and Joe’s guest was San Diego Port Commissioner Bob Nelson. Bob has represented the City of San Diego on the Port Commission since January 2011. He is also a California Film Commissioner, appointed by State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins. The California Film Commission is the one-stop resource for film and TV production across ... Read more
  • Brenda Geiger, Expert Estate & Business Planning Attorney and Michelle St. Clair, CEO of Elite Lifestyle Mgmt

    September 8, 2016
    Richard and Joe welcomed show sponsor Brenda Geiger, trust attorney, and Michelle St.Clair a luxury concierge. Brenda Geiger and the Geiger Law Office is an Estate and Business Planning law firm providing prosperous people strategies and legal advice on how to protect their families, assets, and businesses. They specialize in helping their clients protect themselves and ... Read more
  • Judge Robert Coates and Shannon Jaccard Discuss Mental Health Issues

    September 2, 2016
    Richard and Joe’s guests this week on IYMONEY were Judge Robert C. Coates and Shannon Jaccard. They discussed the subject of mental illness, the treatment of mental illness and the homeless. Judge Coates has worked within the legal system since 1971 as a Trial Lawyer and presented cases from the local courts all the way to ... Read more
  • Reducing and Re-Imagining Food Waste –An Expert Panel Sponsored by The Berry Good Food Foundation

    August 26, 2016
    Joe and guest host Michelle Lerach of the Berry Good Food Foundation to interviewed guest from the Re-imagining Food Waste: Future Thought Leaders panel discussion. The event was held on August 23 and sponsored by the Berry Good Food Foundation and feature guest with backgrounds in health, feeding those less fortunate, reducing food waste and ... Read more
  • Jerry Klein of A Better Deal Tuxedos & Suits: A Life in the Formalwear Industry

    August 19, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed Jerry Klein, businessman, and philanthropist to the show. Jerry and his wife Janet are the owners of A Better Deal Designer Tuxedos and Suits in La Jolla, CA. Jerry and Janet Klein have been in the tuxedo business for more than 30 years, and they have spent half that ... Read more
  • Sapphire Blackwood and Guests Discuss Cannabis Legalization Issues

    August 12, 2016
    In this week’s show Richard and Joe welcomed a panel of guests to examine the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. Their first guests are Micheal Cindrich and Brandon Haw from the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition. The Gridiron Cannabis Coalition is dedicated to the advancement of medical marijuana in the modern age. Micheal Cindrich co-founded Gridiron Cannabis Coalition ... Read more