The Crunch Zone 68 – Phoenix Rises

Mike and Mark talk about the phoenix that rose down in Tallahassee.  Key ACC match-ups this week and the road ahead.  The NFL Combine, including players that surprised.  In program updates, they catch you up on Baseball, Women’s basketball, women’s Lacrosse and talk about the big brain on Wayne.

Crunch Zone 66 – What’s Up With Montrezl?

Montrezl Harrell

Mike and Mark break down what appeared to be a statistically impressive game for Louisville, sans the most important one…points.  They look at what Louisville, 3-2 in ACC play, faces coming up in league play.  Could the road slate actually help the Cards? Topic of the Week is Montrezl Harrell’s recent demotion from Team Captain.  In program updates, Mike and Mark are loving what they are seeing from the 4th ranked Lady Cards program.

Rusty Satellite 79 – Lenny Mello and Jason Falls

The first of the year is a great time to try new things – so I’m trying a new training regimen I head about from Lenny Mello, the area’s only golf fitness trainer certified by Titleist. The golf ball company, of course, wants more people to play golf longer, and created a program to train people to keep people like me fit enough to play the game. Lenny has a new business called Pillar Health and Sport Performance located in the Louisville Tennis Center.

If you know anything about social media, you probably know who Jason Falls is. He’s a pioneer on the local social media scene, has written two books and is in demand on the speaker circuit. He’s also an entrepreneur who has started a new agency, and just might eventually join the podcast network.

A big week for interesting news, and by that I mean news about high-profile officials involved in a sex/drinking scandal. Some local iconic restaurants shut down at the start of the year, but the big development news is the Omni Hotels announcement. It’s a plan to build a 30-story tower downtown with all kinds of cool stuff attached. Plus, there’s a big journalistic scoop — Kentucky is wasting money paying salaries to elected jailers around the state, even though many of them have no jail and no duties. There’s plenty to keep you entertained right here at the Rusty Satellite Show.

Rusty Satellite 77 – Lori Cheeck and Morgan McGarvey












It’s the last Rusty Satellite Show of 2014, and we’ll take a look back at some of the cool guests who have appeared on the show from the worlds of politics, sports, media, the arts and business.

Lori Cheek, a Spencer County native, left the security of a career in architecture to help people find their true loves using technology. You’ll find out what being Cheek’d is all about.

Morgan McGarvey is the second youngest member of the Kentucky Senate, but he got started professionally by covering a big political story in Missouri for a TV station. Find out what he thinks will go down, and up, in the upcoming legislative session. We look ahead to the big Cardinals vs. Wildcats battle at the Yum! Center, and get ready for 2015.

The Crunch Zone 63 – Mike Rutherford from sits in

mikerutherfordMike Lindsay is joined by Mike Rutherford of CardChronicle.Com.  They talk Trezl’s rant, Shaquaan Aaron’s return, recruiting success, Georgia, and finish with 10 Questions – where we learn about “the dark side” of Mike Rutherford.  You won’t want to miss it.









Rusty Satellite 75 – Jerry Ward and Tom Kapfhammer












It’s beginning to look a lot like. . . the end of the year, and Rusty hits another milestone this week with show #75. My first guest is Kosair Charities Chairman of the Board Jerry Ward, who is responsible for many good things going on that benefit children in our city. I happened to meet with Jerry the afternoon that we learned of the passing of Sam Swope, who did so much in his lifetime for Kosair.

Tom Kapfhammer had little choice but to enter the family business — he grew up busing tables at Buckhead’s. And despite earning a degree in Sports Communications from Indiana University, and working for the Louisville Bats, Tom chose to help grow the local restaurants. He shard a Christmas Ale with me on Wednesday afternoon overlooking the Louisville skyline.

I had several interesting news stories to talk about this week — the first being the good news that we, the taxpayers, won’t be providing financial incentives for a religious-oriented theme park. The tribunal for ex-Male High School principal David Mike is proving how difficult it is to fire someone at JCPS. And the University of Louisville is carefully considering a $6 million donation from the Koch Brothers and John Schnatter to make sure there aren’t strings attached that would affect instruction. U of L and WKU got bowl game invitations. And there’s plenty more on the 75th Rusty Satellite Show.

The Crunch Zone 62 – Domers, Cats, Bowl Games, and being #4

thecardMike and Mark Share stories from the sidelines of Notre Dame, Kentucky, discuss what happened on Bowl Selection Sunday and finish up with the 4th ranked basketball team.  The guys get back on track in a big way this week.


Rusty Satellite 74 – MaLynda Poulsen and Denny Crum












Rusty checked out a new retail shop in the Highlands this week, and met the very eclectic and interesting proprietor, MaLynda Poulsen. Her shop is open during Bardstown Road A-Glow on Saturday, and has a special charity that’s going to benefit. Find out why she chose Louisville over all the other places she could have moved to from Boise. I hope you get to make it down there Saturday.

Longtime Louisvillians like me remember Denny Crum’s awesome teams in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and it’s nice to see the Coach is a winner in retirement as well. Coach Crum has an office at the University Club and is a great ambassador for the University, while spending plenty of time on charitable work and, of course, fishing. Hear wheat he has to say about the unfortunate end of the Joe B. and Denny Show, a staple on AM radio for a decade.

In the news, a report from the 55,000 Degrees organization includes some troubling numbers, and I’m not surprised based on conversations I’ve had recently. It’s not good to have racist attitudes, and it’s even worse to put them on display through social media. A Norton Healthcare worker found that out this week and lost her job. I got to talk with some state legislators about their priorities for the January session. And Rusty Satellite alumni Coyote Calhoun, Steve Wiser and Anthony Lamas were in the news, in a good way. It’s all in the 74th episode of The Rusty Satellite Show.

Rusty Satellite 73 – Mike Maloney and Ashley Anderson

The holidays are here, and Rusty’s in a celebrating mood. My first guest is Mike Maloney, whose cool job it is to coordinate events like Light Up Louisville. That celebration gets going Friday night and is bigger and better than ever. Mike and I go way back to the time we worked together at a local firm, Ironmax, part of the dot-com bubble.

Ashley Anderson is among the youngest Rusty guests at 25, but her life and passions include sports media, television reporting and competing in fitness contests. And she may be our next Jennifer Lawrence. Ashley has taken acting classes and is auditioning for parts in all sorts of productions.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to spend much show time talking about the controversy surrounding Ferguson, Mo., but I did find it interesting seeing the procession of protesters downtown this week. There’s news about the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, and a bigoted Bullitt County Fire Chief is getting our area the wrong kind of national attention. A study says Louisville is the third unhappiest city in the U.S. And the long-awaited football game between UK and the Cards is set for Saturday. It’s all in this week’s Thanksgiving episode of The Rusty Satellite Show.