7-31-21: Robin Gunn is a guest on her own show! Bob Loudermilk of The Second Half Expo 2021 hosts

Due to a Huge popular Demand we are Re-Running “The Flip the Script” on Robin Gunn … After Airing the Popular Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour for 5 Plus Years… Robin HerSelf is Going to be Interviewed this Saturday Morning at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM

We Are FLIPPIN’ THE SCRIPT … On The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour … Robin Gunn is Going to be Interviewed, Robin Will Step Down as Host and be Interviewed by Bob Loudermilk of The Second Half Expo 2021 (secondhalfexpo.com) Hear the Amazing True Story Behind the 29 Year Publication for the 50-Plus, Their Family Members and Retirement Communities AKA The Oklahoma Senior Journal! okseniorjournal.com

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. Left to Right on “Zoom” OSJ Radio is Jake Robnett (the OSJ Radio Producer) Robin Gunn • Publisher • Editor & On Air Host and (bottom center) Bob Loudermilk (Flippin’ The Script) on Robin Gunn and Robin will be the Interviewee This Time!

Robin R. Gunn the CEO • Publisher • Editor & On Air Host of the Oklahoma Senior Journal for the last 29 Years will be Interviewed on this OSJ Radio Hour  … It will be her first time to be Interviewed on her show since she first opened the mic 🎙 2016! Bob Loudermilk of Second Half Expo (secondhalfexpo.com) will be Interviewing Robin on this “Flippin’ The Script” and Hear Robin’s Amazing True Story on How the Oklahoma Senior Journal has been a Part of the Oklahoma landscape and community for the last 29 years it all had to begin somewhere!

Bob Loudermilk of Second Half Expo will interview The Rise and Thrive OSJ  Radio Hour – Robin Gunn… The Publisher, Editor & On Air Host of the Oklahoma Senior Journal • Magazine Radio & App!

7-24-21: Agape Road’s Board President & Co-Founder Suzanne Land and Exec. Director Julie Brown, RN


Agape Road is a loving home offering physical, emotional, and spiritual support to those nearing end-of-life. There are over 400 people a year in Oklahoma that have no place to pass away. Agape Road is Making a Difference to this issue!  Left is: Suzanne Land  President of the Board and Co-Founder of Agape Road. Center is: Julie Brown, RN, Executive Director, Agape Road, Inc.
Listen 👂 in this Saturday 7/24/21 on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour for this Brand New Show on a One of a Kind OKC “End of Life Home” at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM

Julie Brown, RN, grew up in Kansas, became a nurse and moved to Oklahoma City in 1991. She began working for Hospice of Oklahoma County the following year.  It was her passion for 20 years.  In 2012 she discovered Clarehouse in Tulsa- a community home for the dying. She immediately knew that God was calling her to create a similar home in the OKC area. After retiring from Integris in 2018, she founded Agape Road, a nonprofit, end-of-life care home for those on hospice that are unable to be managed at home.  She says “There is nothing more fulfilling that to be able to walk God’s children to the gates of heaven. “

Suzanne Land is President of the Board and co-founder of Agape Road. She has a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, currently working occasional part time as a Case Manager at INTEGRIS Health. She considers her position in Agape Road to be a blessing. Being a part of God’s mission for our community is humbling and she is thankful to be a part of it.
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Location: 6601 NW 48th Bethany, OK 73008

Phone :405-990-7761

7-17-21: Dr. Cathi Neal, Author and Founder of Changing Course Foundation

 Original Aired 1/2/21 and we HAD to bring this very important show back due to popular demand!  – Dr. Cathi Neal, Author and Founder of Changing Course Foundation a 501(3)c Non-Profit has been “Zoomed” in from Davis, Oklahoma to talk about Experiential Therapy (What it is & what are the benefits?) We will “Unpack” that and so MUCH More! …Tune-in this Saturday 1/2/21 on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640 at 9:05am and discover new methods for the new year to empower you and your family! 

Experiential therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities, such as role-playing or acting, props, arts and crafts, music, animal care, guided imagery, or various forms of recreation to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations from past and recent relationships. The client focuses on the activities and, through the experience, begins to identify emotions associated with success, disappointment, responsibility, and self-esteem. Under the guidance of a trained experiential therapist, the client can begin to release and explore negative feelings of anger, hurt, or shame as they relate to past experiences that may have been blocked or still linger.

Dr. Cathi Neal is the Founder and CEO Changing Course Foundation provides Professional Staff Development, Experiential Therapy, Business and Life Coaching, Individual and Family Counseling. She has worked in the Experiential Learning Field since 1997, Dr. Neal is also a Life Couch and  holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Psychology, a Master of Science in Management with a Change Leadership Emphasis, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling.She is a published author of the book titled Genesis: An Addict’s Viewpoint. She is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, and holds Advanced Certifications in Crisis and Abuse Therapy, and Substance Abuse and Addiction Therapy through the National Christian Counselors Association. She is a published author of the book titled Genesis: An Addict’s Viewpoint. Click Here to Order

She is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, and holds Advanced Certifications in Crisis and Abuse Therapy, and Substance Abuse and Addiction Therapy through the National Christian Counselors Association.

Dr. Cathi Neal ~ 214-477-2673
Personal & Business Consultant/Author/Founder of Changing Course Foundation
Office: 580-368-3030




twitter @changingcoursef

Cell:   214-477-2673

Office: 580-368-3030

Email     cneal@ccfdn.net

7-10-21: Sam DuRegger and Candler Eve with MidFirst Bank

This is a Brand New Show with MidFirst Bank of Oklahoma and we are Addressing the Latest on Fraud & Scams Directed at You the Consumer…  Before, During and After the Pandemic ~ Airing Saturday, 7/10/21 at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM.

This Show is Packed Full of Vital Information that will HELP You and your Family Members Avoid a Problematic Situation with Your Finances. Our MidFirst Bank Experts are left to right: Candler Eve is the Director of Enterprise Fraud with MidFirst Bank and Sam DuRegger is the First Vice President, Director of Digital Banking at MidFirst. They’ll be explaining what Cardless Cash is!

Sam DuRegger is the First Vice President, Director of Digital Banking at MidFirst, responsible for overseeing the digital banking experience for MidFirst Digital customers. Sam has worked in Governmental Digital Transformation and previously served as the Director of Citizen Experience at the State of Oklahoma before joining MidFirst. Sam also led the Digital Innovation team at SONIC Drive-In, leading the Order Ahead effort across mobile, web and 80,000 digital touch screens across the US at 3,600 SONIC Drive-Ins.


Candler Eve is the Director of Enterprise Fraud with MidFirst Bank. He has worked in various fraud positions for the last 14 years at financial institutions around the country including Chase, 5/3rd, and First Financial Bank.   He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Ohio State University.  He currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife and three children.


Website: Midfirst.com and MoneyMoments.com

Social media: @midfirst on Twitter, Instagram,  Facebook, and LinkedIn

@moneymomentstips on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; MoneyMoments on LinkedIn (the newly launched financial education social media)

Phone: 888-MIDFIRST

7-3-21: Jeni Merrick-Baker, Au.D – clinical audiologist and owner of Ears of Oklahoma

Hear Us Out – June is National Deaf Month! 
Due to popular demand and several inquiries the OSJ radio is going to re-air the Wars of Oklahoma with Dr. Jeni Merrick-Baker, Au.D that right not just a hearing aid company but Dr. Jeni Merrick-Baker is a expert in the audiology field and can help you with any or all of you or your loved ones earring needs and get to the REAL root of the issue, putting the guess work out of Commission! (Originally aired on 1/16/21)

In-Studio Hearing Test with Dr. Jeni Merrick-Baker, Au.D who is a clinical audiologist and owner of Ears of Oklahoma in OKC and Ardmore, Oklahoma! Dr. Merrick-Baker works in a profession that in part helps senior adults. What drew Dr. Baker to helping older Oklahomans ? I will ask Dr. Merrick-Baker this question and so many more to help you understand how correcting your hearing loss can correct many other health issues. Did you know hearing loss has been traced complicating dementia and Alzheimer’s… Which can be helped by addressing your hearing loss!

Jeni Merrick-Baker, Au.D is a clinical audiologist and owner of Ears of Oklahoma. She completed her undergraduate studies at Oklahoma City University, received her doctorate in audiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and completed her residency at the Hough Ear Institute in Oklahoma City. From 1999 to 2020, Dr. Merrick-Baker was a clinical audiologist helping patients with vestibular disorders and hearing loss. She recently opened her own practice in Oklahoma City, Ears of Oklahoma, which serves the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas with services including diagnostic testing, hearing aids and cerumen removal, hearing rehabilitation, hearing conservation, and concierge hearing services. In addition to her practice in Oklahoma City, Dr. Baker has a practice in Ardmore, Oklahoma that serves Carter County.


Website: earsofoklahoma.com

Phone number: 405-673-1327

Address: 3330 N.W. 56th Street, Suite 105

                         Oklahoma City, OK  73112

6-26-21: Transformational Coach ~ Anthony Haskins (original airdate 1-21-21)

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. Original airdate January 23, 2021:

What is a “Transformational Coach”? We are in the OSJ Radio Studio this week with Anthony Haskins (anthonyhaskins.com) who worked alongside Dr. Phil McGraw on the Dr. Phil Show for nearly 20 Years after going to Law School with Dr. Phil’s Son in Dallas, Texas … Hear Anthony’s Transformational Story that began in Jones, Oklahoma and learn how it’s your birthright to have a extraordinary life! This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM.

Anthony Haskins is a Transformational Coach. Anthony worked alongside Dr. Phil McGraw on the Dr. Phil Show for nearly 20 years and under the mentorship of the world renowned brain scientist, Dr. G. Frank Lawlis, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. -Author of 17 Best Sellers who also appeared on the Dr. Phil Show countless times. Anthony has a Transformational story & was born in Jones, Oklahoma … Anthony has passionately focused his education, practice and now writings on spreading the power to understand, overcome and, in fact, harness the life stress that underlies much of mental illness and human suffering.

Anthony Haskins is the Father of two young girls and is a Dad who plays Barbie’s with his daughters regularly and Anthony’s two daughters asked their Dad to please bring Barbie & Ken to his Radio Interview and they dressed Barbie & Ken appropriately for their on Camera in-Studio photo! Anthony now lives back with his wife JoLynn and young two girls in Jones, Oklahoma after living in LA California for almost 20 years.

Instagram: ahaskins8
Facebook: Anthony Haskins


6-19-21: Dr. Germaine Odenheimer is a Geriatric Neurologist, and Herb Magley, former caregiver

In the OSJ Radio Studio’s this Saturday morning 6/19/21 at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640 – Dr. Germaine Odenheimer is a Geriatric Neurologist, Professor Emeritus at OU College of Medicine and the inspiration behind the New Alzheimer’s/Dementia Memory Garden, Opening Saturday June 26th at 10am starting at the conservatory in the non-profit Friends of Will Rogers Gardens.

Home made refreshments, ribbon-cutting and a tour of the Memory Gardens will be included in this GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION – June 26, 2021 at 10am. 

Also pictured in the OSJ Radio Studio this Saturday morning is Herb MAGLEY as a former caregiver to his wife & best friend with early onset Alzheimer’s at age 54 Herb was her caregiver for 11 years. Herb let’s us know about 200,000 Oklahomans are either suffering with a dementia or caring for those loved ones with dementia. Herb has started 7 support groups here in Oklahoma City, including 1 for those living with Alzheimer’s. Herb the country giving speeches to thousands of caregivers dealing with various dementias.

Dr. Odenheimer pictured with her mother who was the inspiration behind the Memory Garden.

Dr. Germaine Odenheimer  is a Geriatric Neurologist, Professor Emeritus at OU College of Medicine, Master Gardener and Advocate for those suffering with dementia.  She cared for her mother with dementia who is the inspiration for this garden. She was faculty at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of South Carolina and Harvard Medical School before joining OU College of Medicine to develop a geriatric curriculum for medical students.

She serves as advisor to the State Council on Aging and Long Term Care Ombudsman sub-committee, provides ongoing support to Alzheimer’s support groups and has been named to Oklahoma’s “Healthy Brain Initiative Coalition.”


Herb Magley has lost 5 family members to Alzheimer’s, including his best friend and wife, diagnosed at age 54.  Herb was so profoundly affected on their 11-year journey that he became a passionate supporter of Alzheimer’s family caregivers.  At his own cost, he has travelled the country giving speeches of support to thousands of Alzheimer’s caregivers.  He was elected to the local Alzheimer’s Assn Board and serves on the Advocacy Committee, meeting with our legislators to increase research funding to find a cure.  Herb chaired the OKC “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” the major fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, and has started 7 support groups in OKC.


Where can folks or Businesses give Donations or find out more information about the Memory Garden?

Their website is: https://friendsofwillrogersgardens.org/

Search for “The Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation” and then go to the menu to find the Memory Garden link

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofWillRogersGardens

​Search for “Will Rogers Memory Garden Ribbon Cutting”

Google: A Memory Garden-The Friends of Will Rogers Garden Foundation

Instagram: @friends.of.wrg

Twitter: @FriendsofWRG

email: friendsofwrgardens@gmail.com

Phone: Peggy Wood 405-206-7568


Where is this Memory Garden located in Oklahoma City?

Will Rogers Gardens: 3400 NW 36th Street, between Portland Ave and Hefner Parkway (I-44)

(The Memory Garden is to the left after you go through the main entrance of Will Rogers Gardens)

6-12-21: Denise Dickerson “Heaven CAN Wait!”


Originally Aired 2/3/18 “Heaven Can Wait” on The Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Hour with Denise Osborne – Dickerson her story has also aired on channel 4 Produced & Director by Lance West (here’s the link to Lance West’s new streaming show called “Lost in Oklahoma” https://www.facebook.com/lancedangerwest)
 Denise was recently honored by our Oklahoma governor and the TBN also shared her story!

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Denise Dickerson: “Heaven CAN Wait!” as seen on KFOR Channel 4 with Lance West news on Jan 23rd.

Denise Osborn Dickerson is a resident of Mustang, OK. She was born and raised in the Oklahoma Panhandle and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 2003 from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. She is a former 4th grade teacher. Denise is the mother of two sons:  Kyle, who is 28, married, and living in Odessa, TX. And another precious son who perished in a tragic car accident in 2009.  On December 23, 2011, Denise suffered a car accident of her own. She was crushed between two vehicles while stopping to help a stranded family. While lingering between life and death at a trauma center in Amarillo TX, she saw and spoke with her 15 year old son, Kody, in Heaven. Listen to her amazing story!

She lost her foot due to this accident. Eleven months later, Denise walked a distance for the first time since the accident…down the aisle of her wedding to long-time fiancé, Guy Dickerson, who had been with her through the death of Kody and the life-changing accident. She will go through an additional surgery for amputation from the knee down and will be fitted for a new prosthetic this year. Denise speaks publicly about her inspirational story of love, loss, and survival and the impact on her live and faith. She is also an ambassador for the Oklahoma Blood Institute.  Her story has inspired hundreds of others to give the gift of life.

Plus Denise has a private Facebook you can join called “Blissfully Blessed nails by Denise” https://www.facebook.com/groups/2602064046702241

6-5-21: I Am a Family Caregiver PART 2-in studio with my sweet mama Bobbie Gray Diffee-Gunn

“I Am a Family Caregiver: PART 2″ …. in the studio with my sweet mama Bobbie Gray Diffee-Gunn giving out more vital information about being a family caregiver this is our Part Two in our series! This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. 
There are over 240,000+ family caregivers in Oklahoma! OSJ has over 6000 resources for family caregivers — here’s the digital version! Check this out: https://issuu.com/speccreative/docs/osj_fall2019-20_issuu
Me and my mom at lunch after the OSJ radio show at pizzeria gusto great place to eat ask for Megan Hines when you go in tell her you know Robin Gunn! 

Bobbie Gunn was the main caregiver to her husband my dad Gordon Carl Gunn for 8 1/2 years and for five years we had him at the VA center where we visited him almost every day me and my brothers also helped caregiver during the time dad was home.

Phone – call or text: (405) 816-7889

5-29-21: Roger Anunsen and Michael Patterson – Brain Experts!

What is Burn 🔥 Out … We all experienced it at some points in our lives and sometimes more then once … where does it come from and how can we combat or challenge it to teach us something vitally good as our love for Pie??!?!!!  It definitely is a part of life and can teach as many lessons if our perspective is right on!!
This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: My two favorite Brain 🧠 Guys Roger Anunsen and Michael Patterson does an excellent and Fantastic job in helping us understand Burn Out and the expert tools we have right inside our own brains to make delicious fun-filled pie out of Burn 🔥 Out from our brains 🧠 instead of just the empty Pie shell!

Roger Anunsen,Brain 🧠 Expert!  Roger Anunsen is an award-winning educator, keynote speaker, cognitive intervention program consultant and brain health coach based in Oregon.  Roger is the president of MINDRAMP and introduced the MINDRAMP Method© at the University of Oxford.  He teaches college courses including The Aging Mind & an important course specifically redesigned for this challenging time Virtual Cognitive Activity Design.

Michael and Roger have both had TED Talks and have spoken at the Smithsonian Institution on brain science and aging. They promote the ideas of Refiring and Not Retiring! Live Well and Live Long!



Michael Patterson, Brain 🧠 Expert! Michael C. Patterson is a scholar, educator and speaker who develops programs to promote successful aging, brain health, creativity and quality-of-life. Michael ran the award-winning Staying Sharp program at AARP and is founder and CEO of MINDRAMP Consulting. Michael is a certified brain health coach. He produces and hosts the MINDRAMP Podcast that provides practical advice on how to achieve Qualongevity.




MindRAMP Consulting
Website: mindramp.org
Podcast website: mindramp.buzzsprout.com
M. Patterson email: patterson@mindramp.org
R. Anunsen email: ranunsen@mindramp.org
MindRAMP podcasts are also available on