10-16-21: LIVE! Remote at the Secondhalfexpo.com from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The Rise and Thrive OSJ radio hour will be doing a live remote at the Secondhalfexpo.com from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on October 16th from 9am until 11am. Please come by for a free live interview. We would love to promote your business and services. The expo will be running from 9am until 4pm. Join us!

 

Robin R. Gunn
Editor / Publisher / On Air Host
Oklahoma Senior Journal |
(405) 816-7889 |

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10-9-21: Rick Hadrava – Creator of The Freedom Formula, host of The Freedom Series Calls, and The Over 50 Entrepreneur Podcast

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Rick Hadrava, creator of The Freedom Formula, host of The Freedom Series Calls, and The Over 50 Entrepreneur Podcast to name a few successes.  

With more than 27 years of working with business owners and high net-worth individuals Rick brings together his expertise, experience, and network of resources in his efforts to help those he serves achieve a greater level of freedom for themselves, their families, and their businesses.   As a family man and successful business owner himself, Rick has experienced first hand many of the challenges we all face in our pursuit of success and greater freedoms. 
He is the creator of The Freedom Formula, host of The Freedom Series Calls, and The Over 50 Entrepreneur Podcast.  He hosts numerous live and virtual events as well as works one on one with a number of clients.

 

Check out the Over 50 Entrepreneur podcast via our website epicsbiz.com/podcast, at iTunes or Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Visit www.epicsbiz.com to learn more about their work, including the Freedom Formula.  When there, be sure to check out the podcast and sign up to get the latest episodes in your email inbox.

  • FB: Epic Business Advisory
  • Twitter: @RHadrava
  • LinkedIn: Rick Hadrava

10-2-21: Tom Braegelmann Founder of MasteringRE, Author of “Mastering Real Estate Investing with Private Money”

This week on the Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Hour we have the pleasure of interviewing Tom Braegelmann over zoom. Tom is the Founder of MasteringRE, Author of the book  Mastering Real Estate Investing with Private Money, CEO & Founding Partner of GCA Secured Investments, and Senior Fund Manager at Kensington Fund. With over 30 years of real estate investing experience, Tom guides investors to smarter, more profitable, and safer returns by simplifying the real estate investing experience through a passive and collaborative profit-sharing model.


9-25-21: Bob Loudermilk – Second Half Expo!

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM, we are interviewing Bob Loudermilk in studio. The entrepreneurial drive grabbed a hold of Bob Loudermilk when he was just 13, leading him to start a neighborhood newspaper and selling them door to door. Since that time, Bob’s career has had a few twists and turns, but at the heart of it has always been his desire to serve his community and help others succeed. Bob has been in the event business for over 20 years, planning and organizing meaningful seminars and expos around the country.

 

Bob and his family moved to Oklahoma City over 5 years ago to be near his wife’s father, Jerry Cutter, who just celebrated his 90th birthday. Bob’s latest venture was to partner with Robin Gunn to create the first annual Second Half Expo, coming to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum on Saturday, October 16th, from 9am to 4pm.  The focus is on “everything for the 50+ generation.” We’ll talk to him about the upcoming Second Half Expo, as well as the talk he will be giving at the event, entitled: “The View Is Better, Above 50.” 

 

Phone: 405-657-5131

Email: Info@SecondHalfExpo.com

9-18-21: Fontana Fitzwilson, Executive Vice President of Williams & Williams

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Fontana Fitzwilson, the Executive Vice President of Williams & Williams.

Fontana Fitzwilson is the Executive Vice President of Williams & Williams  and has been with the company since 2006. Fontana spearheaded the effort to launch the company’s commercial and luxury real estate auction divisions. In addition to working with sellers with a high net worth, she currently serves as the liaison for a portfolio of Fortune 100 & 500 clients that include AT&T, Bayer, Bank of America, Halliburton and Schlumberger and many others. She launched the company’s online bidding platform AuctionNetwork.com in 2007, creating one of the first online real estate trading marketplaces.  She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Tulsa and is a licensed real estate broker in Oklahoma, Florida, Maine and a licensed real estate agent in the State of Georgia.
Fontana Fitzwilson
Executive Vice President, Williams & Williams
Direct: 918-362-6505
Cell: 918-408-5454

9-11-21: Clifford Hudson former Sonic CEO, Author & Keynote Speaker at the Second Half Expo 2021

Cliff Hudson – Former CEO of Sonic & keynote speaker at the second half expo

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Clifford Hudson, Former CEO of Sonic and keynote speaker at the second half expo at 2pm on October 16, 2021 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Everyone is welcome! 

Clifford Hudson spent his career at Sonic Corp., most recently as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of this restaurant operator and franchisor. He left the company upon its sale in December 2018 and joined Crowe & Dunlevy. In 2020, Harper Collins published Cliff’s first book entitled Master of None: How a Jack of All Trades Can Still Reach the Top.

You can order Cliff’s book at his website: www.cliffordhudson.com 

Clifford will be the keynote speaker at the second half expo at 2pm on October 16, 2021 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Everyone is welcome! Visit the Website: secondhalfexpo.com

9-4-21: Dr. Tom Allen & James Mcfadden: Two Oklahoma Senior Game athletes from Tulsa

Robin is interviewing through zoom, two more Oklahoma Senior Game athletes from Tulsa, Oklahoma! Tune in this Saturday, Sept. 4, at 9:05 on KZLS 1640am The Eagle. See athletes below and their bios.
The OSJ is a platinum sponser for this event.
Contact info is OKseniorgames.com 405-821-1500 info@okseniorgames.com
the dates for the games are sept 4- oct 30 and to enter games, you must sign up 2 weeks previous to the game you want to compete in.

Dr. Tom Allen is broadly published in the areas of pulmonary medicine, human physiology and sports medicine. Dr. Allen was the founding director of the sports medicine residency at Oklahoma State University. A competitive athlete since his schooldays he continues to compete in track and field focusing on the short sprints and the pole-vault.

James Mcfadden is  81 years old and a lifelong runner from Tulsa. He ran his first race in 1955 as a 15 year old and was a state champion in high school, an all-american in college and ran in the olympic  trials for the US Army team. After the army, he turned to road racing and marathons, where he went on to win races in 35 states. In his 20’s, he set a state record for the marathon. He has also been a high school coach and art teacher for the last 40 years.
Over the years, he has won several running and walking events in the Oklahoma Senior Games. He has also won events in the Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Mississippi Senior Games.

8-28-21: Oklahoma Senior Games Executive Director Kathleen Fitzgerald; Buford Golf- Retired Bull Rider and Current jockey and sprinter

We have a real show stopper OSJ Radio Hour this 8/28/21 Saturday at 9:05am on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio 📻 Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM.

Photo Above: Left is Kathleen Fitzgerald Oklahoma Senior Games Executive Director for the last five years, center is: Buford Golf – Retired Bull Rider and Current jockey and sprinter for the Oklahoman and Senior Games and our two call-in guests are Regina Stewart athlete as well as president of Oklahoma’s senior games and volunteer coordinator along with Pam Shelton from the Yukon Chamber of Commerce job fair event!

We also have studio phone in guest, Regina Stewart with us today. She is an Athletic,President, volunteer coordinate. Mother, grandmother, loves spending time with family, outdoors activity. Events this year, track, 50 and 100 meters sprints, 1500m power walk and newly water walker, and 5 vs 5 vs 5 softball and hit, pitch and run. Trying to fit in cornhole to partner with another athlete after helping her on the phone.

 

In the studio this week, we have Kathleen Fitzgerald, the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Senior Games. Over the years she has been a teacher, coach and administrator – always for sports. She is also an athlete who loves to play a variety of sports including swimming, sprinting, playing table tennis, pickleball and golf.

Buford Golf, Track and Field and Jockey

Also in studio, Buford Golf grew up on a farm helping raise horses, cows, chickens and pigs. His brother encouraged him to do rodeo where he gravitated to bull riding. A man at the rodeo saw him ride bulls and thought he would make an excellent jockey. Then in 2012 he became an Oklahoma Senior Games sprinter. He will also be competing in the senior games this year. Tune in to the show this Saturday 8/28/21 on the Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Show on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM at 9:05am

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Our phone in studio guest is… and we will be talking about the upcoming job fair. Pam Shelton CEO of Yukon Chamber of Commerce (where the OSJ has been an active member for the last two years). I look at my job as selling Yukon to everyone. It’s so easy to do because Yukon is definitely Yunique! It’s a great place to live, work, and play. Rise and Thrive Oklahoma Senior Journal Radio program for Saturday, August 28, 2021.

For more information, contact Yukon Chamber of Commerce 405-354-3567

8-21-21: This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM.

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio photo: we Kathy Keffer-Sharpe. She has been swimming with the Oklahoma Masters Swim Club since 1982 and will be competing in the Oklahoma senior games this year.

Our call in guest is Janet Latham. She swam for Kerr Mc Gee Swim Club at age 13 and continued swimming in High School. She became a Master’s swimmer in 1983 and will also be competing in the senior games this year. Tune in to this lively and entertaining show this Saturday 8/21/21 on the Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Show on KZLS The Eagle  1640AM at 9:05am

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Must sign up two weeks before the event you want to be apart of. For more information and to sign up, Go to okseniorgames.com or call this number 405-821-1500. 

Janet Latham

​I was encouraged to learn to swim at a young age. I swam for Kerr Mc Gee Swim Club at age 13 and continued swimming in High School. I became a Master’s swimmer in 1983. I have been swimming competitively ever since. I look forward to the OK Senior Games each year. I usually compete in just swimming but last year OK Senior Games offered water walking for the first time and I competed in it too.

Why I swim – 

​a. I swim because it helps keep me in shape and it’s a great cardio workout. I enjoy meeting other swimmers and encourage others to keep swimming. I am the President of our local OKMS swimming group. We have a web address of okswim.org   We list swim meets and open water events. Anyone can join our group and compete in swim meets. The national organization USMS (United States Masters Swimming) has over 40,000 members. They offer learn to swim programs, national swim meets and coaching certifications.

More pools are needed in the OKC area

​b. I believe we need more pools in the OKC area. Since the closing of OCCC many high school teams are having trouble finding places to swim. I wish everyone would take a class and learn how to swim. It is so important.

Places to swim in the OKC area and the different programs they offer

​In the summer I love working out at WestwoodFamily Aquatic Center. It is a 50 meter outdoor pool. They also have a morning program of toddler time, water fitness, water walking and lap swimming. In the winter I work out at Rose State College aquatic facility. Rose State offers aquatic fitness, H20 Strength training, and beginning swimming. Anyone can sign up for these classes. Many of the YMCA’s offer lap swim times. Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond is a wonderful facility that has two pools and many classes.

Kathy Keffer-Sharpe

I have been swimming with the Oklahoma Masters Swim Club since 1982 when I moved to Oklahoma City. I’ve been swimming in the Oklahoma Senior Games since 2017  You will have to ask her about her other hobbies to better introduce her.

What Masters Swimming is all about – This is one place you can meet people from all walks of life with one thing in common, swimming. Every individual is on their own level of competition weather they are new to the sport or a seasoned swimmer and have been swimming since they were in high school.

One of the great things that the Masters Swimming origination does for people is host a learn to swim program every year during the month of July. This gives individuals who have never swam before the opportunity to do just that, learn to swim.

Why I am a long distance swimmer and why I swim all the strokes. –I am a long distance swimmer as well as a backstroker. I can swim all 4 different strokes and have from time to time but my favorite are the backstroke and the 800 or 1500. I enjoy the way I feel after a good workout. I normally swim 3 to 4 times a week and sometimes more depending on my schedule.

How my full knee replacement will affect my swimming – I recently had a full knee replacement on July 21st and can notwait to get back in the water again. Swimming prior to my surgery has allowed my recovery to advance quit smoothly.

Where people can swim in the OKC area – There are several places around the OKC area where you can swim both indoors and out. All the YMCA’s have pools and some of the aquatic centers and even the Colleges have available times for the public.

Information about the Oklahoma Senior Games – No matter what your activity level is, join the Oklahoma Senior Games. You will make new friendships, see old friends and enjoy the camaraderie of the competition.

Information about the Oklahoma Senior Games

8-14-21: Jason Manning & Derek Lehman from Oklahoma Physical Therapy

 

What are “Infrared Video Goggles”? They are used for video monitoring and recording of patient eye movements in order to more accurately diagnose and treat dizziness and balance disorders.

I had many phone calls and emails to rerun this show that Originally aired 3/13/21 on how very different it is from all the others … they are 100% patient oriented not insurance or corporate!

This week on Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. We’re in the Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour Studio with Oklahoma Physical Therapy – Owners and Physical Therapist, (left) Jason Manning and (center) Derek Lehman … You literally will not believe all the things Oklahoma Physical Therapy can do for you AND you ARE NOT treated like a number there!

Jason Manning completed the physical therapy program at Texas Woman’s University in 2004. He has completed additional training in Dry Needling, Vestibular Rehab, and completed a Fellowship training in Manual Therapy in 2009. He has practiced in Orthopedics for 17 years, and has a strong background in spinal and orthopedic dysfunctions.

 

 

Derek Lehman completed the physical therapy program at OUHSC in 2013. He has completed additional training in Dry Needling, Vestibular Rehab, and completed a Fellowship training in Manual Therapy in 2018. He also has a strong background in spinal and orthopedic dysfunctions. He speaks Spanish, and lived in Honduras with his wife for about one year prior to becoming a physical therapist.

 

Website: www.oklahomaphysicaltherapy.com

North OKC Facebook: www.facebook.com/oklahomaphysicaltherapy

South OKC Facebook: www.facebook.com/OPTSouthOKC

North OKC phone number: 405-749-6281

South OKC phone number: 405-759-7719