TCZ 96 – College Gameday Knows Where The Action Is

Louisville hosts #3 Clemson in Primetime at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.  College Game Day, Defending National Champions, Heisman Trophy Winner.  Cards vs. Tigers.  ‘Nuff Said.

Mark Blankenbaker, Joe Kelly, Dave Scull, LJ ‘The Bucket Hat King” and Drew Poynter broke down the match-up.

Rusty Satellite 219 – Eric Gregory and Dawn Beahl

There aren’t many weeks in which more big events are going on — and Rusty is here to help make sure you don’t miss anything. Let’s start with this week’s most interesting people.
My first guest is Eric Gregory, who is living proof that majoring in journalism can lead to gainful employment in the bourbon industry. Eric is the executive director of the Kentucky Distillers Association, and is busy keeping track of and hosting events associated with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown. I stopped in at the Bourbon Hall of Fame luncheon, which was honoring Makers Mark’s Bill Samuels,
Up next is Dawn Beahl, who is hosting a huge fundraiser for Office Nick Rodman on Friday. Rodman was the officer who died in March after a criminal rammed his squad car. He left behind and wife and two young children. Beahl, the wife of a police officer who was close to the Rodmans, is expecting up to 1,000 people at the Fairgrounds Friday.
I’ve got a Dan Johnson update, and another opportunity to question Gov. Bevin’s logic. But the big news is the game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Saturday between the Cards, ranked 14th, and #3 Clemson. ESPN is here for GameDay, and we learned this week where the Unitas statue is going. Among the events around town are the Gaslight Festival in Jtown and the Jug Band Jubilee on the Waterfront.
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Rusty Satellite 218 – Fred Minnick and John Stewart

Rusty is ready to party, so he welcomes in the region’s premier bourbon ambassador and the organizer of an event devoted to our favorite temptations – bourbon, beer and, yes, bacon.

We get started with Fred Minnick, making his second Rusty Satellite appearance, this time to talk about his role at the upcoming Bourbon and Beyond event Sept. 23-24. Fred, author of six books and an in-demand speaker, tells us about the bourbon focus at the event, starting with his own mini-bar. Like me, though, Fred’s a big fan of some of the musical acts, including Joe Bonnamassa, Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang. Find out more at

First, though, get your tickets for Saturday’s Bacon, Bourbon and Beer Festival at Bowman Field. You know the name Stewart Promotions, which has been promoting flea markets and Christmas shows at the Fairgrounds for decades. John Stewart grew up in the business, but came up with the idea of a special event to benefit Kosair Charities. This is the third one, but the other two were held in January at the Mellwood Arts Center. Clear skies are forecast for Saturday. Get a $10 discount by getting your tickets at and using the promo code “kosairkids.”

I did tell you that Jeff Brohm’s Purdue squad would give the Louisville Cardinals all they could handle in the football opener last week. Now the Cards have their hands full again, taking on North Carolina on the road in the ACC opener. Speaking of opening, the new Waylon’s Feed and Firewater is now open in St. Matthews. And we got word this week that Jeffersontown’s best-kept secret — the identity of the restaurant operator going in at Taylorsville and Watterson — is the city’s third Feast BBQ. It will open next year.

Don’t forget that on Tuesday, the Breakfast of Champions welcomes Passport Health Plan CEO Mark Carter. It starts at 7:30 a.m. at the University Club– please join us by bringing $20 for a hot buffet breakfast and some great networking.

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Fortyish 61 – 20 Great Things About Being 40

If being 40 provides nothing else, it provides an appreciation for other peoples’ perspectives. Stephanie and Dan reconvene to discuss a blog post somebody put up on 40 Great Things About Being 40 – but only do 20 of them. Some make sense, others get a little…..uncomfortable. Take a listen and see where you fall. Plus they find a couple of things that make life better in “Whatcha Like This Week”.

Rusty Satellite 217 – Roscoe Goose and Barry Bernson

A juggernaut among podcasts, the Rusty Satellite Show checks in with Juggernaut Jug Band veteran Roscoe Goose (that’s his Jug Band name). Goose came to the studios from his home in Owen County to tell me about the Sept. 16 Jug Band Jubilee, a national event featuring nine bands from around the U.S. Come and bring the kids.
Barry Bernson is taking on a new role — movie star. He would call that an exaggeration, but he does have a part in an upcoming Nicole Kidman film made in Cincinnati. The former TV anchor is busy these days recording audio books. The man who once called me an “eminence grise” on the air is a true Kentucky treasure, though he lives across the River.
You’ll hear a big shout out to all my Facebook friends, 275 of whom wished me a Happy Birthday Monday. It’s the first weekend of college football, and the Cards are playing Purdue in Indy, and you could probably get a ticket cheap. It will be interesting to see what new Boilers coach Jeff Brohm has in store for his hometown team.
Other than the football, it’s Labor Day Weekend, highlighted by WorldFest at the Belvedere and, on Monday, the Hike, Bike and Paddle event with the Mayor.
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Fortyish 60 – Mansplaining

Stephanie had quite a week and wants to share! First off, there was the experience that she could only categorize as “mansplaining” and Dan gets a little bit of education there. Then, there was the great soccer referee incident of 2017 – don’t get her started (Dan does). Plus, it’s the time of year for GUY’S WEEKEND! Dan gives a very brief rundown of the Bourbon and Beyond Festival coming to Louisville on September 23 and 24th.

Rusty Satellite 216 – Cathe Dykstra and Corey Sims

That once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse was a doozy, right? Not to most people I talked with, who came away disappointed the sky didn’t darken more, even after hearing Dr. Tim Dowling explain the whole thing on the show last week. There are more opportunities to learn about goings-on in Louisville on the Rusty Satellite Show #216.

The first guest is Cathe Dykstra, who has done some ground-breaking work, literally, with the Family Scholar House organization. Cathe’s family of single parents and their kids will soon encompass six campuses, but there’s always more demand. Hear about how Cathe helped create a safe place for single parents to live while raising kids and getting an education.

Out in my neighborhood, Corey Sims and his partners are almost ready to open a new Jeffersontown restaurant, Mac’s Dough House, which they can only hope will be as successful as their two-year-old RecBar. The two spots are close to each other, and may be sparking a new level of nightlife down the street. I hope so.

Rusty fills you in on some other happenings around the city, including the opening of El Taco Luchador in St. Matthews. Got ideas for the show? Find me on Facebook (Rick Redding) and make a suggestion.

Fortyish 59 – The manic days of summer

Dan’s been so slammed the past few weeks with dog stuff, work stuff, and trying to work in research for his fantasy football draft that he admits to taking a MHW (mental health week) last week and starts the show WITHOUT Stephanie. This week is a stream of consciousness flow that underscores what life is like in your ’40s – and there is a LOT of wisdom peppered throughout for the masses to absorb.