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December 20, 2011 A Costa Rica riding and a hero

Biking to Costa Rica. Not flying and renting a bike. Actually, riding, from Ohio to Mexico, Guatamala, Belize and the rain forests of Costa Rica. Our first guest Bill Meaden did that and more. He is also President of Ironworkers 17.

Our second guest, Kyle Van Boxel is a modern day hero. Running into a burning house to save the life of an 80 year old women. He recounts his story. He is also an avid biker.

Plus, don't miss Mr. Z's "Merry Christmas" message.


November 11, 2011 A Veteran's Day Tribute 11.11.11

Our show is a moving Veteran’s Day Tribute.    Mr. Z and his producer went to the Vietnam Moving Wall in Montrose, Ohio this summer to interview verterans of the Vietnam War. (photos) We heard their stories first hand, their reactions to the Wall, their reactions to the Vietnam experience.    Some were critical of our government, but all were true patriots.

Plus, Luke Patrino joins us to talk about Patriot the Call for Action 11.11.11 Rally and the Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic


October 28, 2011 Ed Kretz Jr.

Ed Kretz, Jr. was an AMA Grand National Championship competitor of the 1950s and 1960s. Kretz was known primarily as a TT and roadracing specialist, but he also was a leading off-road rider in the 1950s. He won a class at the Catalina Grand Prix in 1956. His biggest career win came in 1955, when he rode a Triumph to victory in the prestigious Peoria TT. He was the son of Ed Kretz, winner of the inaugural Daytona 200 in 1937. 

-Read more from AMA


October 21, 2011 Jeff Heininger with Ed Kretz Jr.

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Jeff Heininger fills us in on the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, Nov. 18-20, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

 

Plus, we suprise Jeff with our special guest Ed Kretz Jr. who raced alongside some of the world's most famous racers, pushing Indians and Triumphs.


October 14, 2011 Nick Nichols

This week an interview with Nick Nichols from 1995. A multiple world record-holder in drag racing, Nichols was known to many in the motorcycle industry, especially in the performance and custom bike markets. He was a fixture on the International Motorcycle Shows multi-city tour year after year, manning the helm with Don Graves, Larry Coleman and other veterans at The Factory/Marketplace exhibits, counseling riders on proper riding gear and motorcycle accessories.

- read more

-see more pictures


September 30, 2011 John Panek

John Panek is an artist and a professional bike builder and bike team co-owner. John Panek, born in Chicago in 1940, was one of the generation born a bit too soon. The same year that Salk created his vaccine but three years before Panek contracted poliomyelitis. Though he walked with a full leg brace and a crutch, and had partial paralysis in his right arm and hand, Panek became an expert marksman and by 14 was riding a motorcycle.

To read more visit motohistory.net


September 16, 2011 Art and Racing

Shirley Aley Campbell is a distinguished, internationally recognized figurative painter. According to Ed Henning, former Curator of Modern Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Powerful renderings of figures in unusual perspectives are her trademark.

Plus an interview with the Matt and Chris Streeter from Lake Erie Racing. Chris is a member of the AHDRA

 


September 8, 2011 Elmer Trett

Elmer Trett

An interview with Elmer Trett from 1996.For the better part of 30 years, no one could match Trett's knack for innovation or his ability to make a fuel-burning motorcycle perform. Trett wasn't just the driving force behind Top Fuel Motorcycle racing, he was Top Fuel Motorcycle racing.

Plus, a spin around Mr Z's old Cleveland neighborhood. Francis "Mule" Rakowski joins him.

 

 

 


September 3, 2011 1st Annual Labor Day Bash

In the middle of the fun that is our 1st Annual Labor Day Party, we decided to do a radio show.

3 fellow members of the Cleveland IronWorkers Local 17 of with Mr Z. is a member join us on air!

 

 

 


August 22, 2011 Giving Back

Our interview is with John "KIKS" Kikol, the organizer of The Ride to Remember celebrating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. from Cleveland to Shanksville PA to New York City to the Penagon in Washington DC. The Ride to Remember will be one of the most important motorcycle ride this country has ever seen.

John retired from a successful business career, he devoted his time to helping others. He has raised over $400,000 at motorcycle rallies on behalf of U.S. soldiers, police officers and firefighters. Kikol has never served in the armed services or worn the uniform of a police officer or firefighter. But after 9/11 he became inspired. John is our guest.


August 8, 2011 USO, The Wall and update from Sturgis

This weeks show we talk to Bob Hope, nephew of the entertainer. He fills us in on the USO Poker Run.

Betty Crowe, a volunteer for military families, calls all American's to help the armed forces in an enlightening interview.

Veteran Luke Patrino returns to fill us in on details surrounding the 3/4 scale Veitnam Veterans Memorial Wall being erected August 17th in Montrose, Ohio.

Linda and Russ Werle talk about getting married at Sturgis.
(Linda's Grandmother pictured)

And we check in with Charlie St Clair and friends from Sturgis.


July 28, 2011 Slovenia's Dark Secret

Frank Dejak is only one of 4 survivors of the Slovenian Holocaust. He escaped the pit of death in 1945 where up to 45,000 people were murdered by the Communist regime.  The British government helped insure the deaths of thousands by deporting them back from a safe haven in Austria to the Communists in Slovenia.   Frank is our guest on Biker Broadcasting which was recorded 50 years to the hour of his escape.

To learn more, read Australian author and journalist Brad Collis article.

Picture from Brad Collis

 


July 22, 2011 Hoka Hey You

Get set for the Wild and Wonderful Mountainfest. Nichole Saffron, Marketing Director, talks about the music and fun and more.

Plus, 4 venturous riders in the Hoka Hey Challange will ride from the Pacific to the Atlantic for a prize of $250,000. They are Kurt Belcher, Jeff "the fence" Kahn, Kelsey Dowell and Steve Nowak.

 


July 12, 2011 Fisher House and Rally

Our guests are Colleen Billings and Luke Patrino from the "Run to Ohio Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wal and Rally". The Third Annual Run to Ohio Memorials, Wall and Rally is FREE.

We also discuss about Fisher House. A program that is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.


June 30, 2011 BMW ABS and Golden Segments

BMW AG says it will make anti-lock brakes standard equipment on all of its motorcycles for the 2012 model year. The German maker of cars and motorcycles began installing ABS on bikes in 1988 and for many years was the only mainstream bike maker company offering the feature on a range of models ......

Full Wall Street Journal Article

Plus, 14 past segments from the Biker Broadcasting vault.

 


June 24, 2011 Saudi Arabian Bikers

Part1
Stacey “Ax” Axmaker has been in the motorcycle safety field since 1991 when he became an Instructor. Since then he has worked as an Instructor Trainer, state Training Manager and state Program Director.  He is currently the Director of the Idaho STAR Motorcycle Safety Program.
http://mrfae.org

Part2
Brad Gabriele and Brian Page are both part of the Cleveland Clinic medical Lift Team. Provided medical treatment in Saudi Arabia for a member of the Saudi Royal Family. Stayed with the family in Riyadh and Jeddah.

 


June 17, 2011 Guinness World Record Journey

Jim Rogers is an author, word traveler and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times. After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. Rogers then decided to retire - at age 37.
In 1990-1992, Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. As a private investor, he constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas. He chronicled his journey in his bestseller book: Investment Biker. In 1999 - 2002 Jim also embarked on a Millennium Adventure. He traveled for 1101 days on his round-the-world, Guinness World Record journey.


June 10, 2011 A New Life

John Parham is the President of J&P Cycles and the National Motorcycle Museum Board of Directors.

John is also an organ donor recipient.

Please make plans soon to donate your organs. Motorcyclists need to stick together and help each other. Make sure you are registered to donate your organs. You can save up to eight lives when you plan to donate.

DonateLife.net

Read more about John


June 3, 2011 The Roeder's

Will Roeder

George Roeder was one of the leading AMA Grand National racer during the 1960s. He won eight nationals during the 1960s and was a member of the Harley-Davidson factory racing team. In addition to being one of the top AMA dirt track racers, Roeder also piloted a Harley-Davidson streamliner to a land-speed record in 1965. 

Like many racers, when AMA rules required a rider to reach the age of 18 before he could get a professional racing license, George Roeder fibbed about his age and took part in his first money-paying race in 1954 at the age of 17, following in the footsteps of his brother, Charlie. Roeder, who was born on August 16, 1936, in Monroeville, Ohio, quickly advanced through the Novice and Amateur ranks. After a successful rookie Expert year in 1956, he started the 1957 season with a new Harley-Davidson that cost him only $100, thanks to the Ohio Harley-Davidson Dealers Association.

Pictured George and Will Roeder

AMA Hall of Fame Article


May 23, 2011 Riding the Edge

In 1969, at age 17, Dave began his military career with the U.S. Marine Corps, receiving 57 air medals while serving on a helicopter gunship in Vietnam. He left the Marines in 1972, but felt the need to seek adventure and another cause. He chose to support peace and stability first in Israel, later in Zimbabwe/Rhodesia and finally in South Africa. Following a fateful landmine explosion in 1981, Dave sustained life threatening injuries that ultimately resulted in the amputation of both of his legs. After a lengthy rehabilitative period, he returned to active duty completing his military enlistment. Upon returning to the United States, he was reunited with his family and his 10-year-old Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Inspired after his first ride since the explosion, Dave decided to travel around the world on his Harley.

http://www.davebarr.com


May 13, 2011 On the Road with Charlie & Mark

Guests
Charlie St. Clair, Exectutive Director Laconia Rally and Races
Mark Wilson, President Wiskey Bilt

Topics
Laconia Rally and Races
http://www.laconiamcweek.com/

Rider's rest Bike Hammock
http://www.wiskybilt.com/

 


May 6, 2011 Mother's Day Tribute

Featuring a blast from the past. Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers and Moms that ride motorcycles. Clips from Mother's Day 1994.

Dorothy Boker, Lea Shipkowski, Elaine Seith, Kay Gibson, Jane MacName

 


April 28, 2011 News from the Nobbies

MrZ at 30

News from the AMA, Abate and other Motorcycle news from Mr Z.


April 21, 2011 Evolution

Guests
Robert Roeder, Stock Broker
Pastor John "PreacherMan" Harris, Pastor Covenant Church, Inc., Founder Ohio Biker Medical Clinic, Inc., National President Armor Bearers MC

Topics
Scientific Fallacies of The Theory of Evolution
Ohio Biker Medical Clinic
Covenant Church

http://www.ohiobikermedicalclinic.org/
http://armorbearersmc.com/
http://www.covenantmmchurch.org/index.html

http://www.answersingenesis.org
http://www.icr.org
http://www.creationmuseum.org


April 12, 2011 ABATE Ohio

The Gang

Guests
Scott "Woody" Wood-Legislative Director
Carla Lawson ABATE of Ohio Inc. Region 6 Director
Jim "Snafu" Elgin Chairman of the Board, Abate of Ohio, Inc
Ed Schetter: Executive Director ABATE of Ohio, Inc

Topics
Right of Way, Helmet Laws, Motorcycle Awareness, Handlebars, Motorcycle Parking

http://www.abate.com, May is "Moyorcycle Awareness Month"



March 28, 2011  A New Begining 

Mr Z talks about a new era. A segment from the past and new interviews.

 

 

Mr Z on WHK 1994