Blog Talk Radio – “The South Bay Show”

The South Bay Show is a hyper-local podcast I host two days each week on Blog Talk Radio.

Thursday @ 8 a.m. South Bay Spotlight
Friday @ 8 a.m. Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

You can listen to the program on the following platforms;

Blog Talk Radio: The South Bay Show (Live at 8 a.m.)

Apple: The South Bay Show

Spotify: The South Bay Show

 

Altaf Amlani, Blue Diamond Jeweler

November 20, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Our guest is Altaf Amlani, owner of Blue Diamond Jeweler. Blue Diamond Jeweler has a five star rating and is consistently voted number one jeweler on the west side. This year included! They sell fine jewelry with a focus on custom engagement rings. This morning, we’ll discuss the importance of the gem market, working with credible jewelers, and how Blue Diamond Jeweler gives back.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Linda McLoughlin Figel, {pages}, a bookstore

November 19, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest is Linda McLoughlin Figel, one of the owners of {pages}, a bookstore and this morning, we’ll learn about the series of Publisher’s Rep Nights that have been taking place the last few Thursday nights, with the last one happening tonight at 6 p.m.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Sandpipers’ Holiday Homes Tour

November 13, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Our guests are Ashley Goldsmith, Sandpipers’ 89th Co-President and Gloria Correa, Sandpipers’ Director of this year’s Holiday Homes Tour. The Sandpiper’s Holiday Homes Tour is one of the most popular events in the South Bay and our guests will fill us in on what we can expect at this year’s virtual version.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


South Bay Weekend Round-Up

November 12, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

This morning, Joe and I will do a Weekend Round-Up. Yes, there ARE events taking place around the South Bay and we’ll go over all of them!

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


David Brennan & Jill Lamkin, DTMB Gives Back Day

November 6, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Our guests are David Brennan from the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation and Jill Lamkin, Executive Director for the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business & Professional Association and this morning, we’ll learn about the Downtown Manhattan Beach Gives Back Day taking place on Wednesday, November 11, when 11% of sales will be donated to MBEF from participating locations in Downtown MB.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Jackie Balestra & Dawn McConachie, Stub Stories Apparel

November 5, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

This morning, we’ll be talking with the owners of a brand new, South Bay Business – Stub Stories Apparel. The owners are Dawn McConachie and The South Bay Show’s co-host, Jackie Balestra (that’s me!). My partner and I will share the backstory of how we came up with the idea, what it’s all about and where you can purchase the oh-so-cool merchandise.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Dr. Mungcal, Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions

October 30, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Our guest is Dr. Don Mungcal of Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions and this morning, we’ll discuss the latest dental technology and the importance of dental health, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Artist Kathleen Keifer

October 29, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest is Manhattan Beach resident and artist, Kathleen Keifer. This morning, we’ll learn a bit about Kathleen’s work and her Monopoly Game which will make a fantastic holiday gift for all of the California Dreamers!

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Julie Tran, South Bay Association of Realtors

October 23, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Out guest is Julie Tran from the South Bay Association of Realtors and this morning, Julie will explain for us the real estate related propositions on the November ballot.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure

El Camino College Board of Trustees Election

October 22, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guests this morning are Kenneth Brown, Siannah Collado Boutté and David Kartsonis from El Camino College. There are big changes and issues for higher education on the ballot this November right here in the South Bay. This year’s El Camino College trustees election is unusually important and historic because three seats are open. The District 3 seat is open because Bill Beverly, an attorney, is retiring from the board after serving for three decades. In addition, District 4 trustee Mary Combs is not seeking reelection, and District 1 Trustee Kent Brown is up for reelection. In addition, President Dena Maloney is retiring at the end of the current school year. One-third of the faculty at El Camino College is full time and two-thirds are part-time and faculty pay raises will be top on the agenda for the newly elected board. We are going to discuss all of this with our guests today.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Dana Murray, Environmental Sustainability Manager, City of Manhattan Beach

October 16, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

We have a returning guest, Dana Murray, Environmental Sustainability Manager for the City of Manhattan Beach and this morning, we’ll learn about the various environmental programs the City of Manhattan Beach has already implemented, the City’s first Climate Ready Program and Sustainable MB.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


TAG Virtual Fine Arts Show

October 15, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

We have a couple of returning guests along with a couple of new ones representing Destination:Art in Torrance – artists David Wolfram, Lynn Attig, Margaret Lindsey and Robin Johns and this morning, we’re going to learn about the Torrance Artists’ Guild virtual Fine Arts Show that can be viewed October 3 through October 31 on the D:A website and the Virtual Reception taking place on Saturday, October 17 at 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Stephanie Cochrane, The Waste Less Shop

October 9, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Our guest is Stephanie Cochrane, proprietor of The Waste Less Shop. Stephanie opened The Waste Less Shop in Manhattan Beach in November 2019 in an effort to help her community reduce waste from their households outward. It quickly became a local favorite and the response has been incredible. This morning, we’ll learn how Stephanie found a niche in the environmental retail sector and what products she offers.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure

MEGG

October 8, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest is Meghan Mahowald, the singer best known as MEGG. The South Bay has bred oodles of talented musicians, several of whom we’ve had as guests on this show and this morning, we’ll learn MEGG’s backstory and listen to a few of her songs, including her beguiling new release, Summer in the South Bay.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure

Michael Zislis, The Zislis Group

October 2, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

We have a returning guest this morning, Michael Zislis of The Zislis Group and we’ll discuss the hospitality industry during COVID-19, an update on all the Zislis Group properties and their special MB Hometown Fair Food that will be served at each property this weekend.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Richard Foss, Journalist, Author, Culinary Historian

October 1, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest is Richard Foss, journalist, author, culinary historian, and lecturer based in Manhattan Beach. This morning, Richard will give us an overview of the South Bay dining scene seven months into the coronavirus pandemic.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Mayor Richard Montgomery, Manhattan Beach

September 25, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Our guest is the Mayor of the City of Manhattan Beach, Richard Montgomery and this morning, Richard will discuss what and how, the City of MB has done to address the demands of the business community during COVID-19.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Amber Becerra, Marine Mammal Care Center

September 24, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

Our guest is Amber Becerra, President of the Marine Mammal Care Center, Los Angeles. This morning, our guest will fill us in on what MMCC does and what attendees can expect at Sealpalooza, taking place on Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m. online.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Dr. Geoff Trenkle & Lauren Trenkle, Total Testing Solutions.

September 18, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360

Our guests are Dr. Geoff Trenkle, CEO of the Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy and Lauren Trenkle, PA MPH, CEO of Total Testing Solutions. With the numerous state, county and local mandates and various re-opening requirements, testing is more important than ever before. Our guests will fill us in on best preventative practices for testing employees and how to keep both staff and clients safe.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


Cachita Hynes, Style on the Spot @ Manhattan Village Drive-In

September 17, 2020

Listen to The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight!

We have a returning guest this morning, Cachita Hynes, Founder of Style on the Spot and Cachita is going to fill us in on the Drive-In @ Manhattan Village this weekend.

Listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or at your leisure


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