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

5-22-21: Mortgage Expert James Watkins with Centennial Home Mortgage

Is it “Fritter Friday” on a Saturday in The Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Hour this Saturday 5/22/21 at 9:03am on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: our Mortgage Expert James Watkins with Locally Owned Centennial Home Mortgage Covering not Only Oklahoma but Florida, Colorado and Kansas! There is New Information on Home Mortgages that You Need to be Educated on!

BTW – Be the First to Respond on Fitters Friday by Going to James Watkins’ Personal Facebook Page to WIN Your Six Pack of Apple “Fitter Friday” Every Friday. Click here to visit James’ Facebook Page

James Watkins: I was born in Hot Springs AR. Grew up in a small town called Mena, my parents were in the restaurant business for many years and then my Dad got in to Aviation with some partners. I had a well rounded child hood, got to experience many things. Started in the mortgage business in 1997 in Hot Springs AR. Moved to Oklahoma City in 1998 with a First Greensboro Home Equity, buying loans from mortgage brokers throughout the state. Went back to the broker side and haven’t looked back. Mortgage loans are my passion and being able to help someone achieve their dream.

Look for James 350 word article in the next Oklahoma Senior Journal 29th Year Issue!


James Watkins Centennial Home Mortgage

NMLS # 1732769


Phone: 405-370-2282

email: james@centennialmtg.com


Centennial Home Mortgage


902 NW 139th Street Pkwy,

Edmond, OK 73013

Phone 405-212-4785 – Fax 866-528-8231


5-15-21: Dallas Slough, marketing entrepreneur, Founder of Partnership Web Apps Marketing

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Dallas Slough, marketing entrepreneur, Founder of Partnership Web Apps Marketing takes a Profit Mobile Approach for his customers that has a proven track record of success. Dallas is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, business developer and has created hundreds websites, apps, and online businesses.

Dallas Slough is a Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Business Developer and has Created Hundreds of Websites, Apps & Online Businesses … if you are a business owner and don’t know much about the Social Media Marketing and how Marketing Through Social Media Platforms can Improve Your  Bottom Line This is the Show for You to Listen to! BTW – Dallas’s Personal Story is one of what Miracles come from!
Partnership web apps.com
1-(800) 687-8589
1-(800) 687-8589

5-8-21: Dr. C. V. Ramana with NAADI Health Clinic

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Dr. CV Ramana NAADI Health Clinic has over 20 years of experience and has answers to all the questions below regarding amputees. He can answer this vital questions without having to have any type of amputee done with today’s technology and a lot of these procedures are super simple and covered by insurance. It can give you back your life as you used to know it!

1) Do you have cramping or pain in your legs and feet? Do you have restless leg syndrome?
2) Do your feet stay cold, pale or discolored? Have you noticed loss of hair in your legs?
3) Do you have sores or wounds in your lower legs or feet that are slow to heal?
4)  Do you have fungal infections of your toenails?
5) Are you diabetic? Do you smoke? Do you have hypertension, obesity, or high cholesterol?
6). Do you have neuropathy in your feet?
7) Have you had a blood clot in your legs? Do you have persistent swelling in your legs or “weeping” legs?
8) Do you have painful varicose veins?
Plus Dr Ramana’s NAADI Heath Clinic is administering free Covid vaccinations just call for an appointment !

Dr. C. V. Ramana is a vascular and interventional radiologist with more than 20 years of practice experience. He has expertise in all areas of vascular and interventional radiology. Dr. Ramana has a Ph.D. from Yale University and MD from CWRU School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He then had residency training in Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, followed by a Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic.
Naadi Healthcare

C.V. Ramana, MD – Interventional Radiologist

O:(405)608-8884 F:(405)300-0743