Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Message From One of Our Friends

Dear Friend,

Today I am going to ask you to support my efforts with a donation. This might sound unusual to hear a 15 year old as for money online. See, I've been involved in politics for the past five years and in the past three years, I've been online sharing my views on news and politics.

There are just days away from 2009 and I need to raise $100 to continue my political efforts and to continue to stay online. Your donation will help pay to AsherHeimermann.com going strong. With your donation, I can continue to blog and host my weekly radio webcast about news, politics, and current events. I will continue to support the Democratic Party.
Today, I am asking that you make a donation of $10. Thats all. I am not asking you to donate $20 or $50. If you can't donate $10, thats fine. Just donate an amount that you can. If you want to donate more, thats great. Every cent and every dollar will count.

Your donation helps me in several ways. Most importantly, you will help me cover the increasing cost of managing this website. Think about it, AsherHeimermann.com gets visitors from all over the world. Funds also help me improve the look of this website -- making it easier to search, easier to read, and be a part of.

I am different from average American teenagers. I'm a teen that cares about the United States of America and the world. I care about what happens in Washington, DC. I want to know what is happening with tax money and what decisions will be good for the America people.

I invite you to join me: Your donation will help keep me continue to stay online. Without your support and your donation, I will not be able to do everything that I have been able to do that past three years on the internet. Please, make a donation of any size today.

Thank you,
Asher Heimermann, 15 Years Old
Sheboygan South High School Freshman
aheimermann AT gmail.com

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Show Notes - 12/23/2008

The Final Show of the Season!

Tonight we celebrated the 2nd Annual Christmas Extravaganza and had some very nice visits and special guest appearances including:

Santa Claus
Lt Desmond James of NORAD's Santa Tracker
Dr Sally Witt
Ray Gauthier
Tricia Bruhn

It was a fantastic show and hope you all download the archive.

Santa Claus' Radio Show
NORAD Santa Tracker

Reality One Radio - Thursdays 2PM EST

Monday, December 22, 2008

Vote For Craig Shoemaker

Hi Gang,

Please support a very funny man and vote for Craig Shoemaker at Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown. Craig has been a guest on the show and he is one heck of a comedian so show some love!

Click Here and VOTE for Craig!

Show Notes - 12/21/2008

Vida & Joel talked about the week's news wrap-up and then prepped the listeners about the big Christmas Show on Tuesday. Our good friend Asher checked in about the terrible news reporting in his local newspaper in Wisconsin and we wished LadyB and Don safe passage back to Maine while driving there from Delaware in nasty snow and ice.

Reality One Radio - Tuesdays 2PM EST

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Celebrate Christmas with Behind The Mike

WBTM Radio Network – Behind The Mike will be celebrating Christmas on the show Tuesday December 23, 2008 at 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM Central on their 2nd Annual Christmas Extravaganza. The Christmas Extravaganza started last year and is very much like a holiday party on the air. This year the show will feature Santa Claus, the Annual North Pole Report from Melissa Towe, Christmas carols, stories and much more. The show is very family friendly and is geared for children from ages 2 thru 102 to listen, call in and share the moments.

Also appearances by Linus of the Peanuts, Kermit the Frog and Elvis and many more....

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (646) 716-8609 or nationally Toll FREE 1-866-417-4359. The live, Internet talk-radio show will stream from the host page at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/BehindTheMike and will also stream in FM Quality at the WBTM Radio Network (http:// www.WBTM.info), Reality One Radio Network (http:// www.WR1R.com), KJAG Radio (http://www.KJAGRadio.com) and in the United Kingdom on TyneFM (http:// www.TyneFM.com).

An archive will be available at the same link immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed located on the host page. Read more about the host and the discussion on The WBTM Radio Network’s blog at www.WBTM.info.

Press Contact
Sharen Michalec, PR Coordinator
WBTM Internet Radio Network
(302) 261-5397

Show Notes - 12/16/2008

Joel & Sharen talked about the latest news and also the history of Christmas. Did you know where many of Christmas's symbols came from:

Christmas Tree
and more...?

Tune in and find out some brief history of it all.

Reality One Radio - Thursdays 2PM EST

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Show Notes - 12/14/2008

Rudolph the Reindeer causing religious issues? C'mom, man! Well that is what one parent in North Carolina said and we tell you all about it on the show. We'll also discuss Bush's secret mission to Iraq which was as much a failure as the war itself and much more on this episode of Behind The Mike.

Vida also encourages everyone to help abused or sick pets by rescuing one or making a donation to your local shelter. Here is a picture of Layla, Vida's rescued pet.

So listen to a great show, download it and listen then share!

REMEMBER! While filling out your Christmas cards, send an extra one to a wounded American soldier. Send it to:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

Reality One Radio - Tuesdays 2PM EST

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Show Notes - 12/09/2008

We talked about tips on maintaining real Christmas trees for safety; we also covered the news of the week and talked about the next couple of BIG events going on before the end of the year on Behind The Mike.

While filling out your Christmas cards, send an extra one to a wounded American soldier. Send it to:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

Reality One Radio - Thursdays 2PM EST

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Show Notes - 12/7/2008

Tonight on the show, we took a moment to speak about the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. We then covered the news for the week including:
-Obama's Cabinet
-The Big 3 Automaker's Bailout
-Philly Police get bigger guns

Hour Two brought on Dr Sally Witt and she talked about the very important subject of depression and stress especially during the holiday season. She discussed certain things that can be utilized if you start feeling the depression bug:
1. Surround yourself with friends
2. Exercise, give your body something to do
3. Volunteer, even if it is online
4. Watch two suggested movies:
"The Secret"
"What The Bleep Do We Know"
5. Go To Meetup.com to meet like-minded groups/friends

National Hopeline Network:
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Befrienders International Crisis Lines

Reality One Radio - Tuesdays 2PM EST

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Melissa Towe Blog 12/2/2008

Hi Everyone!

I have arrived in Santa's Village and it is soooo beautiful (even though it's cold...brrr). I was put up in a room at the Polar Inn on Candy Cane Walk; it's right across from the workshop!

So we are getting things setup and I want to tell you all about some exciting news. This year I have an on-site engineer with me. Boys and girls, an engineer is someone who handles all of my sound work and he makes me sound real loud and clear. So last year my report was called in and there were delays and I really sounded like I was on a phone, ya know? But this year we will do my report early in the day and send it to the Behind The Mike Studio and I will sound much better, I hope :)

Well, anyway, I have to unpack since I am here for almost a month! WOW, I cannot wait to have some fun and I will report again as soon as I can. Bye for now...

Melissa Towe

Show Notes - 12/02/2008

Joel & Sharen sat down with Mat Zo: The Unleavened One, holistic comedian, rascal, absurdity guru, shameless self-promoter, dedicated financier and author and we got the 411 on his book, The Rascal's Guide To Enlightenment. He also gave us some important insight on 2012 and how his lectures help enlighten the masses. Check below and on the Behind The Mike website to find out how you can get your hands on this must have read.

We also covered some news including the latest on the Big 3 bailout and the possible contender to take over Mrs. Clinton's Senate seat. Will Mr. Clinto go back to Washington? One never knows.

Reality One Radio - Tuesdays 2PM EST

The Rascal’s Guide to Enlightenment by Mat Zo
ISBN: 978-1-60643-541-0
Cartoon illustrations
Price: $12.95 (shipping $4)
DreamTree Press

Mat Zo's Website

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Show Notes - 11/30/2008


Joel and Lady B attacked the nes of the week including the dilemna in India, Bruce Wayne's death, stupid police news out of New Jersey, Black Friday finally earns it's name and much more including a Thanksgiving stop by our friend, Chip Franklin.

Reality One Radio - Tuesdays 2PM EST

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Show Notes - 11/25/2008

We welcomed Brock LaRobb, Social Analyst, author and couch philosopher, to the program and we spoke to him about a fantastic variety of topics ranging from current events, history, tabloids and more. Brock is full of interesting knowledge and he shared a great deal with us. We look forward to having him back time and time again.

We also welcome our new syndicate, TyneFM in Newcastle, UK who is carrying the show live in the United Kingdom on Tuesday nights.

Reality One Radio - Thursdays 2PM EST

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Show Notes - 11/23/2008

With Vida on sick-leave, Lady B and Joel took on the week's headlines including the Big Three automakers denied on their request for $25 Billion, Hilary Clinton to be named Secretary of State, Palin pardons Tom the Turkey , Wisconsin teen formulates kill list and a Florida teen commits suicide on a live web cam. Lady B then reviewed the opening weekend of TWILIGHT and we listened to a special report on FORKS, WASHINGTON where the motion picture was filmed. Later, we reviewed some Thanksgiving stories and recipes. Santa Claus checked in as well and reported on Mrs. Claus' Cranberry Relish. Our good friend Ray Gauthier from the Back To The 80s program joined us in hour #2.

Reality One Radio - Thursdays 2PM EST

Santa Claus' Radio Show
Back To The 80s Radio Program

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Show Notes - 11/18/2008

Joel & Sharen spoke with the Penny Pinching Grandma about how you can save money everyday in every way. Her website, The Penny Pinching Survival Guide is loaded with ideas that come from her necessary experience as a Navy wife caring for 5 children. She also gets many ideas submitted and they are posted as well after being verified. Tune in and check out teh show if you missed it live and learn more so you can start your journey on the road to adding more pennies back into your pocket.

Reality One Radio - Thursdays 2PM EST

Penny Pinching Survival Guide

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Show Notes - 11/16/2008

Lady B and Joel spoke on a variety of stimulating topics that included troop withdrawal from Iraq, financial crisis woes building, groups against Barack Obama on Facebook, Social Networking and more.

What is up with the podium sign on Barack Obama's speech platform: Office of the President-Elect???

Reality One Radio - Tuesdays 2PM EST


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Show Notes - 11/13/2008

Tonight we were joined by author, CJ West who gave us some insight on his novels including the newly released, A Demon Awaits. CJ, a former IT Specialist turned writer, specializes in thriller novels and has just optioned the first Randy Black novel, Sin & Vengeance, for a motion picture.

To get your copy of the novels or find out more about CJ West:
22 West Books

Bev Loves Books
565 Rounseville Road
Rochester, MA
(508) 763-5503
Books Cost $14.95 + shipping

Monday, November 03, 2008

WBTM Streams Alternative Election Coverage

An Obama landslide, a McCain miracle or a head-to-head bob through the night? No matter, because SRN Mediaworks' special Election Day broadcasts will be on for as long as it takes for American to make an official decision on its new President.

SRN Mediaworks stream, the same one you click for all the great SRN One shows.

Listen live dial-up or broadband:

It begins with the morning program and Phil Hong at 5 a.m. Then, at 8 p.m. EST, Jiggy Jaguar launches the Internet's first alternative-broadcast Presidential Election Report. Brock LaRobb joins Jig and stays on as Jig turns it over to Joel Michalec at 10 p.m. And Frank Cotolo joins the team around 11 p.m.

During a historic election, tune into a historic broadcast as the founders of 'net talk radio offer the alternative to the usual political coverage.

Listen also at the WBTM radio Network:

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Show Notes - 11/2/2008

The gang was chock full of topics including, but not limited to, corporal punishment in catholic schools, The 2008 MLB World Champions Philadelphia Phillies, Movies and more. Plus our usual visit by Chip Franklin and we heard Governor Palin pranked by a Montreal radio station...lots of fun on the show tonight.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Show Notes - 10/28/2008

Behind The Mike reviewed the Celtic origins of the Halloween tradition and also safety for children, parents and homeowners for the upcoming Halloween night. Be safe and have fun.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Show Notes - 10/25/2008

Laurie Hull of the Delaware County Paranormal Research Society joined us for a conversation about ghosts and ghost hunting and some of the facts and myths. We also heard from a caller who shared some information about haunts around Baltimore, Maryland.

We also spoke about some current events including the election, video games and the state of society.

Next Show - 10/28/2008 @ 0:00 PM

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Show Notes - 10/21/2008

Behind The Mike Thursdays becomes Behind The Mike Tuesdays. With every good process of evolution, comes change.

We got into some news notes including a hospital that charges you for NOT being seen, the battle of the movie sequels at the weekend box office and the World Series. We took some calls, gave some computer advice and chatted with the guests in the chat-room.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Show Notes - 10/18/2008

The crew discussed the Philadelphia Phillies' rise to the NL Championship and some of the news regarding that; we also kept the audience informed of the ALCS which by the end of the show was a win for Boston and getting the series tied 3-3.

Then we covered some of the final debate between Barack Obama and John McCain; is McCain's attack on Obama too little too late? Only time will tell.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Show Notes - 10/14/2008

The debut of Behind The Mike Thursdays finally came and TWO days early! Joel & Sharen co-host the show and tonight they discussed a very serious issue with rising suicides across the nation attributed to...the economic crisis! We also spoke about Healthcare, the election and more.

USA Election Polls
Suicides from financial crisis cause concern (AP News Article)
1 (800) SUICIDE (Call and let someone help)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Behind The Mike Thursday Edition Debut!

This week, the new Behind The Mike Thursday Edition will debut on the WBTM Radio Network. On October 9, 2008 at 9:00 PM EST Joel and Sharen Michalec will kick off the show and be the regular panel for this weekday edition.

On the debut, the topic will be how to save money in the current economy. Expected to appear is the Penny Pinching Grandma who runs a website on how to save money and "survive" the high cost of living.

Tune in this week and every Thursday at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central for Behind The Mike; The Internet Show About...Whatever!

Behind The Mike Thursday Edition (Listen & Chatroom)
WBTM Radio Network (FM Quality)
Reality One Radio (FM Quality)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Show Notes - 10/04/2008

Joel and Lady B discussed the bailout plan that was passed and some of the facts regarding what it means to us. We also looked at some of the top concerns that we felt should be considerdd when voters are looking at the next presidential candidate.

Vida joined us later and talked about Governor Palin and Senator McCain as far as the VP Debates go and also some comments on Senator Biden, she also discussed the Exise Tax issues.

Karl Denninger Reviews The Bailout Reasons (Real Reasons)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Behind The Mike Now Twice as Nice!

Howdy All!

Beginning Thursday October 09, 2008 Behind The Mike will begin to air the Behind The Mike Thursday Edition each week at 9PM EST. Now you get Behind The Mike TWICE per week!

Also remember that the new Saturday Night time slot is 10 PM to Midnight EST.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008


This week on Behind The Mike, we invite you to call in and tell us what's on your mind...sorta like our own town meeting. The show starts at 10:30 PM eastern/7:30 PM Pacific.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Show Notes - 09/13/2008

Behind The Mike welcomed to the panel Alyssa Parisi from the Easter Seals of Delaware & Eastern Shore Maryland and Patricia Bruhn who has a daughter that is a participant in the Easter Seals programs. We learned a lot about what the Easter Seals is all about, their programs and who can they help. See the links and information to contact Easter Seals for more.

Then Joel and his crew discussed various issues from the news and talked about next week's broadcast entitled, Sound Off America! Call Behind The Mike TOLL FREE 866-417-4359 and tell us what is on YOUR mind.

Contacting Easter Seals
National Headquarters:
(800) 221-6827

Delaware Branch Headquarters:
(800) 677-3800

Delaware Chapters:
New Castle County - (302) 324-4444
Dover - (302) 678-3353
Georgetown - (302) 253-1100

Eastern Shore Maryland Chapters:
Chestertown - (410) 778-0566
Salisbury - (410) 546-2894

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

EZ Help, You & More Show to Debut on WBTM Radio

As the Fall lineup finalizes, WBTM Radio is proud to announce the addition of the EZ Help, You & More Show to the Thursday Prime Time lineup.

The show will re-broadcast at 9:00 PM EST Thursdays beginning September 11, 2008.

Listen to WBTM Radio for the ad and more details.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Show Notes - 08/29/2008

Dr Sally Witt and Charly Leetham joined us for a discussion about Sally's new plan on how to stop smoking in 21 days. Dr Sally is a friend and affiliate of the WBTM Radio network and has a treasure trove of programs to assist everyone in their daily lives. Keep checking the WBTM schedules for Sally's other shows and also for future appearances on Behind The Mike.

Dr Sally Witt ONLINE
Stop Smoking with Dr Sally Witt

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Troy's Room to Debut on WBTM Radio

This week, plans were finalized at the WBTM Radio Network Headquarters to bring a new show to the lineup for Fall 2008. Beginning Friday September 12, 2008 at 7:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Central Troy's Room will debut. It will remain in that time slot for the foreseeable future.

Troy Spiropoulos was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where he has always been an avid fan of rock music. He graduated from CSUDominguez Hills with a major in History (minor in music), and is currently the bassist of an indie-rock band called The Dmaggs.

'Troy's Room' features the best in unsigned rock from around the globe. Be it punk, garage, psychedelic, folk, indie, alternative, or heavy metal, you'll hear it on 'Troy's Room'.

In addition, you'll find out contact and performance information regarding each and every band heard on the show, plus interviews (live and pre-recorded) with some of todays up-and-coming artists in the world of rock.

Show Notes - 08/23/2008

Are you living with illness or disease? Michael Schwartz, renowned naturopath and author of “Health and Disease Symbology Handbook”, explains the Mind-Body connection and how you can change your reality by learning the language of symbols. Listen as Michael describes the steps to gain insights and understandings of the symbology of the body and how you can apply them to your life. Guaranteed to expand your mind and put you on the path of healthy living.

Michael's Health
Michael's Blog
Michael's Blog Talk Show

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Show Notes - 08/16/2008

We were joined by Comedian Jason Dudey and he spent the whole show with us discussing his comedy, family life and his future projects. It was a gut busting night as Jason's mother and many of his friends from Baltimore, Maryland called in to send their love. Be sure to download the CD quality show from the archives.

Jason Dudey's Website

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Show Notes - 08/09/2008

With the return of Vida from assignment duties, we interviewed the very funny and very talented Brian Scolaro. Brian told us how long he has been in comedy, he explained to us about VooDooWop and we talked about his acting career including "Stacked". He did all this while driving to his Stand-Up event in La Jolla, San Diego at the La Jolla Comedy Store. Tune in and check out the archive; it will be a Behind The Mike Classic for sure.

Afterwards, Scott Bull showed up from the UK and talked about his up and coming stand up comedy routine. We will surely hear more from Scott soon.

Brian Scolaro Website
VooDooWop Videos (Sketch Comedy)
Scott Bull's Music

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Special Show For One of Our Own

WBTM Affiliate, Dr Sally Witt will be presenting a special episode of her show this week. See below:

Two women on opposite sides of the world have joined their friendship and their talents to put together an extraordinary series of products, training, and services.

Their first product is released 8-8-08, and is an amazing package to help people anywhere in the world stop smoking easily, using a combination of information and techniques usually only available in Dr. Sally’s office!

They will be discussing the products and their unique collaboration on Saturday evening New York time. You will be able to download and listen later as well.


If you want to go straight to the information online, you can download a free ebook to get you started at http://www.stopsmokingwithdrsally.com

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Show Notes - 08/02/2008

We churned out another fine show with guest, Pete Britto. Pete is an Independent singer songwriter on the label, MPC Recordings. We spoke to him about his music, inspirations and we found out where Pete's music really comes from. Download and listen to a "true" musical artist as we add Pete Britto to our personal favorites in the indie field.

We were then joined by a surprise guest, Ray Gauthier and he spoke to us about his two shows, Back To The 80s and Power Praise Radio. Hear an exclusive piece of news from Ray on the show.

Pete Britto on MySpace
Back To The 80s
Power Praise Radio

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Show Notes - 07/26/2008

Brooks Riley and John Hall joined us to discuss safe boating practices. Both gentlemen are Past Commanders of the Dundalk Sail & Power Squadron which is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons. Brooks covered many of the activities of the boating fraternity including the educational courses offered, safety tips and how one can become a member of a local unit near home. This is a definite download show and share with other boaters you know and help promote safe boating.

Special Thanks
Dundalk Sail & Power Squadron
Brooks Riley
John Hall

United States Power Squadrons
Dundalk Sail & Power Squadron
For More Information - 1-888-367-8777

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Show Notes - 07/19/2008

Joel & Don sat down with Bill Ramey, who runs the website, Batman-On-Film and we talked a lot about the Batman Universe and the films. Included were topics of who the best Batman on film was, what the future holds for the franchise and other topics. Be sure and download the archive from the website at the WBTM radio Network.

Special Thanks
Bill Ramey


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Batman on Film Chronicler on Behind The Mike

Join us on the Behind The Mike Show Saturday July 19, 2008 at 10:30 PM as we welcome Bill Ramey, Editor-in-Chief of the website, Batman On Film. We will learn about the website, its origins and what his website had to do with the Batman Reboot. Bill will also review The Dark Knight having just come back from the New York premiere.

Call-In (646) 716-8609

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Show Notes - 07/12/2008

Joel & Don on the air and talking about gas prices, The Dark Knight, NFL, Bret Favre and more on the Man Show edition of Behind The Mike.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Show Notes - 07/05/2008

Samantha Gibb was interviewed on the program about her music, influences and her upcoming documentary, "A Nashville State of Mind". We also spoke about some of the cool happenings around LadyB's hometown in Maine.

MEG Music Official Site
MEG Music on Myspace
A Nashville State of Mind

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Show Notes - 06/14/2008

Dr Sally Witt joined us again and we spoke on drug addiction. We explored the roots of drug addiction and some ways to get help. Dr Sally will be back again soon and we'll continue the topic or we will explore another venue of the many other services that Sally offers to her clients.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for engineering the stream on WBTM Radio and Reality One Radio

Dr Sally Witt

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Joey Mike to Guest With Dr Sally Witt

For Immediate Release

Joey Mike, more commonly known as Joel Michalec {owner of WBTM Radio} will be interviewed on the Dr Sally Witt Show on Friday June 13, 2008 at 7:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Central.

Tune into the listen to the interview:
Listen LIVE to Dr Sally Witt

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Show Notes - 06/07/2008

On Episode 66, we welcomed the National Media Representative of the Free State Project, Varrin Swearingen, to the program to discuss the purpose and goals of the movement. It was a very enlightening conversation regarding what is really happening in New Hampshire. Listen as Varrin nails the concept on the head and lays it all out as to what the reasoning for this type of movement.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for engineering the stream on WBTM Radio and Reality One Radio

The Free State Project
Porcupine Festival
New Hampshire Liberty Forum

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Liberty Discusion on Behind The Mike

Behind The Mike welcomes Varin Swearingen from the Free State Project to the show {Saturday June 7, 2008 10:30 PM EST}. The Free State Project is a splendid organization of individuals who are committed to re-locating to New Hampshire to live free the way that the US Constitution tells them to.

We'll let Swearingen, the National Media Representative and past FSP President, tell us more about what exactly the organization is doing and how the economy and other factors are playing a role in the progress.

Tune in and listen LIVE Saturday June 7, 2008:

Blog Talk Radio
WBTM Radio Network (FM Quality)
Reality One Radio (FM Quality)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Show Notes - 05/31/2008

Comedian Craig Shoemaker joined Joey Mike for a one-on-one exclusive interview and spoke about his comedy and projects including a new documentary the he is working on. The laughs were plentiful and Craig was a terrific interview. We plan to have him back again to talk about Live To Laugh. Download this definite "keeper" episode.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for streaming the show on WBTM Radio and Reality One Radio

Craig Shoemaker Home Page
The Laughter Store
Laughter Heals

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Craig Shoemaker on Behind The Mike

Comedian Craig Shoemaker (The LoveMaster) will sit down with Joey Mike on Behind The Mike for an exclusive one-on-one interview this week, May 31, 2008. Joey will be talking with Craig about his career in comedy as well as his roots, up-bringing and various projects that keep him busy.

Craig was named the Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards. He has won two NATAS Emmy Awards, a Toastmaster Award and he has performed for more than two million people last year alone. Also, to Craig's credit, he won XM Radio's Big Schtick Award for his routine, The Lovemaster and his special on Comedy Central was voted one of the Top 20 on the network. His most recent achievement to date is his film, Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary in which Craig wrote, produced and stars in; which is available now for purchase from The Laghter Store.com.

The interview will take place on the Behind The Mike Show, which airs weekly on the internet and can be heard on Blog Talk Radio, WBTM Radio and Reality One Radio (see links below). The show is on Saturdays at 10:30 PM EST/7:30 PM Pacific.

Listen LIVE!

Blog Talk Radio
WBTM Radio Network
Reality One Radio

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rare Behind The Mike Classic This Week!

Join us for a very special edition of Behind The Mike Classics this week as we re-broadcast an episode from the old podcasting days and we were joined by our friend, Rommey. Rommey is a Lebanese National who sat down with Joey Mike and Vida to give an emotional first person account of the 2006 Lebanese War. Tune in and listen as he tells what the horror was like to be awoken in the middle of the night from the start of the conflict and the air assault. This is a tremendous opportunity to listen to one of Behind The Mike's best and most downloaded podcasts. It is a rare opportunity to come by to have this sort of reporting from an innocent bystander. The show airs Saturday May 24, 2008 at 10:30 PM EST/7:30 PM Pacific.

Listen Live:

Blog Talk Radio
WBTM Radio Delaware
Reality One Radio

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Show Notes - 05/17/2008

Don joined Joey Mike tonight and they discussed the recent disasters in Asia, then some sports and entertainment talk with much to do about upcoming movies. We finished up with discussion on the economy and our monarchy, King George.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for engineering the stream on Reality One Radio and BTM Radio

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Show Notes - 05/10/2008

Amon g other things discussed, Jonathan from Two Loons For Tea joined us for a conversation about their music, career and the foundation and future of Sarathan Records. This was our second interview with artists on the Sarathan label and we look forward to bringing more talent to the air from the label.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for engineering the streams on Reality One Radio and WBTM

Sarathan Records
Two Loons For Tea Website
Two Loons For Tea on MySpace
Gas Buddy

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Dr Sally Witt on the WBTM

Beginning Saturday May 10, The Dr Sally Witt Show will be re-broadcast on the WBTM network. Dr Sally is a renowned life coach who specializes in a multitude of subject matter from meditation to metaphysics and beyond. Be sure to catch her show here on the WBTM Internet Radio Network Saturdays at 9 PM Eastern.

Show Notes - 05/04/2008

What is REALLY causing your physical ailments? Renowned Naturopath and author, Michael Schwartz, joined us tonight to help answer that question, as he does in his new book "Health and Disease Symbology Handbook - A Mind-Body Perspective". Michael explained the symbology of diseases and how we need to develop "eyes to see and ears to hear" in order to reach into the root cause of disease and experience true healing. Michael also answered questions from our callers about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions in terms of their symbology and nutritional support. A truly enlightening evening, and yet another absolute must-download segment!

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for engineering the streams on Reality One Radio and WBTM

Michael's Health

Thursday, May 01, 2008


This week, Behind The Mike welcomes Michael Schwartz, renowned Naturopath and author of the Health and Disease Symbology Handbook. Allergies to asthma, diabetes to obesity, menopause and cancer, Michael will explain why every physical manifestation has a cause and a cure, and will help you gain control over your life on ALL levels - physical, emotional, financial and social. The WBTM Network presents Behind The Mike. Get answers to your questions by calling 646-716-8609 during the show.

Listen LIVE!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Show Notes - 04/26/2008

Well, we are not sure if the world will end on December 21, 2012 but we sure tried to figure it all out. The Mayans believe that this was the day of some sort of cataclysmic event. Were they correct; or did the Mayan carving the walls with prophesies get carpal tunnel? We won't really know until that day comes, but it sure was fun speculating on the show.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for engineering the streams on Reality One Radio and WBTM

Friday, April 25, 2008

WBTM Radio Launches TONIGHT!

On your Mark...Get set...Ready.....BROADCAST!

Tonight April 25, 2008 at 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM Central, the WBTM Internet Radio Network will officially launch its network of original programming. The schedule for the launch night is as follows:

8:00 PM EST Golden Age Radio Presents...Dracula (1938)
9:10 PM EST Behind The Mike Classics...Compilation from the first 12 episodes
10:00 PM EST Cotolo Chronicles...April 24th Re-Broadcast

Reality One Radio
will provide the best musical mix of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today when WBTM is off-air.

For complete scheduling details, please visit the website.

WBTM Internet Radio Network
(302) 261-5397
Studio at behindthemike.info

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Show Notes 4/19/2008

Singer/songwriter Abra Moore gave us a glimpse into her musical journey and the life experiences that have woven the tapestry of her songs. Organic and real, Abra talked about her CD, "On The Way", and the inspiration for her lyrics. We also touched on the Pope's visit, Bill Maher's take on it (and the fallout from the oh-so-"fair and balanced" Fox news network) and a sports update.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for streaming the show on Reality One Radio

Abra Moore's Official Web Site

Monday, April 14, 2008

For Immediate Release - Abra Moore on Behind The Mike


GRAMMY Nominee Singer/Songwriter Abra Moore will interview on “Behind The Mike” April 19, 2008 at 10:30 PM EST

Sarathan Recording artist will discuss her career and inspirations

United States of America – April 14, 2008 – Abra Moore will be interviewed on “Behind The Mike” with Joey Mike live on Blog Talk Radio Saturday April 14, 2008. The Grammy Nominee gained worldwide acclaim from her Arista Austin Album, Strangest Place which garnered her Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocalist in 1998. Moore’s music has been utilized as perfect fits in more than 25 motion pictures and television productions such as Cruel Intentions, Dawson’s Creek, Melrose Place and more.

During the interview, “Behind The Mike” plans to speak with Abra about her music style, career and the inspirations behind her music. Abra Moore is signed with the Seattle-based indie label, Sarathan Records.

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (646) 716-8609. The live, Internet talk-radio show will stream from the host page at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/BehindTheMike and will also stream in FM Quality at http://www.WR1R.com.

An archive will be available at the same link immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed located on the host page. Read more about the host and the discussion on The WBTM Radio Network’s blog at www.WBTM.info.

Press Contact

Sharen Michalec, PR Coordinator
WBTM Internet Radio Network
(302) 261-5397


Leslie Turner
Progressive Global Artists
(615) 354-9100

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Show Notes 4/12/2008

"Yes, Virginia. There really is something called Karma and everything truly does happen for a reason." Although our scheduled guests were unable to join us tonight, cosmic forces linked up and delivered Dr. Sally Witt to our doorstep for an enlightening conversation about her work as a Breakthrough Coach and Hypnotherapist. This is a must-download-and-listen segment for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of healing energy and metaphysics. Dr. Sally discussed the true nature of illness and how to heal with a whole body approach ... physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Learn how your core beliefs can affect your health and how to resolve issues. Our heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Sally for joining us and, as one listener so eloquently put it, for massaging our souls.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for streaming the show on Reality One Radio


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

New Website - New Look!

The old Behind The Mike has changed. The new site now represents the newly formed WBTM Radio Network. You will notice color and scheme changes and a new interactive calendar.

As it was stated before, the network is a process of evolution. So stay tuned to see things improve.

Visit http://www.WBTM.info to see what's up and what's new!

Upcoming Show Announcements - Behind The Mike


Saturday April 12, 2008 - Behind The Mike welcomes Dr. Sally Witt, a Breakthrough Coach and Hypnotherapist. She has a Ph.D. in Spiritual Counseling and has a unique background in traditional psychology, as well as intense alternative and metaphysical training. She has been a frequent guest on national television and radio programs to talk about her work.

Saturday April 19, 2008 - Behind The Mike welcomes GRAMMY-Nominee and Singer/Songwriter Abra Moore. Abra is touring her new album, "On The Way" and we'll talk to her about her music, career and inspirations.

Show Times are 10:30 PM EST / 9:30 PM Central


Sunday, April 06, 2008

Show Notes 4/05/2008

The ladies, Vida & Lady B, took the night off and Don sat in to talk Fishing and Sports with Joey Mike. Also, joining the show for a bit was Joey's dad and he shared a world of knowledge in the fishing department.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for streaming the show on Reality One Radio

Links From the Broadcast
Bass Fishing Homepage
United States Power Squadron
2008 North American Safe Boating Campaign

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Show Notes 3/29/2008

Tonight's broadcast was a fantastic time and we talked about some current events (which we fell short on lately). We then discussed some April Fool's gags and pranks. It was a lot of fun and there were some important scheduling announcements as well:

1. Behind The Mike, PC Tech Rescue and Golden Age Radio will be merging into the WBTM Internet Radio.
2. Check the schedule for the new show time for Behind The Mike. It will change next week to either 10:00 PM EST or 10:30 PM EST.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the soundtrack of the show
Tony Richards for the stream on Reality One Radio

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Show Notes 3/22/2008

Hello Everyone,

This week was very upsetting as Blog Talk dropped us from the switchboard in the middle of the show. So we called back in and the automated voice said that we were already hosting and would not allow us to host.

We finished off the decades series with some time-line discussion of the 1990s. Stay tuned here and our other portals upon the web for important notifications of whether we switch from Blog Talk to our very own net station.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for the stream on Reality One Radio

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Show Notes 3/15/2008

Tonight we talked about the Eighties! It was a very good, in fact, AWESOME show and in fact while we drove down memory lane, an old friend of Joey Mike's called in. So it was a great night of fun memories and re-living the best of the eighties. Catch the archive and don't miss it.

Special Thanks
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack of the show
Tony Richards for streaming us on Reality One Radio

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Show Notes 3/8/2008

Boy O Boy, we had some technical issues on the program tonight. Thanks to Tony Richards at Reality One Radio because since he was streaming the show we stayed LIVE on the internet.

We did get a lot of talk in about the Seventies including movies, TV, music and more. The BlogTalk feed will be seriously incomplete so look for an actual recorded FM Quality archive to be posted here soon for download.

Special Thanks:
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
Tony Richards for the stream

Monday, March 03, 2008

The Sunday Night Dance Party!

Greetings Everyone,

As stated on our last program, the Sunday Night Dance Party will begin on Sunday March 16, 2008 with me joining Tony Richards at the helm of the radio station and I will be spinning four decades of music that'll make you move it. Tune in to WR1R Reality One Radio for the best mix of the 70s through today and move to the groove with me, DJ Joey Mike, Sundays from 7 to 9 PM EST.

Tell all your friends and colleagues!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Show Notes 3/1/2008

We had a very entertaining segment this evening with Frank Cotolo joining the panel as we looked at the Sixties. What we did not expect is that Frank gave us a true look from the heart about the decade that left us pondering our thoughts.

We also announced that Joey Mike will become DJ Joey Mike and will be spinning the dance grooves on WR1R Reality One Radio on the Sunday Night Dance Party. The party gets going on March 16th from 7-9 PM EST. Visit BehindTheMike.info for more information.

And while we were surprising folks with announcements, Reality One Radio simulcasted our show on their station so we were LIVE across two networks and in Baltimore, MD. Many thanks to Tony Richards for the hook up.

Special Thanks:
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Remember: Third Party Presidential Debates on BTR

Behind The Mike wants our listeners to know that our good friend, Asher Heimermann is conducting the first ever Third Party Presidential debates on Asher Speaks Live. The debates began on February 27th with the Libertarian Party. Even though two candidates confirmed, only George Phillies showed and he had a lot of positive ideas for the Oval Office run. Tune in to Asher Speaks Live on March 12, 2008 at 5 PM EST for the Green Party Debates.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Staff Members

Greetings Listeners,

Behind The Mike, The Internet Radio Show About...Whatever! would like to introduce two new staff members to the growing volunteer family that brings you the best in Internet talk radio each week.

Joey Mike's lovely wife, Sharen joins the staff as Behind The Mike's Booking Manager. Sharen has a lot of experience in Business Management as well as marketing. She will handle all guest requests and also will work on rounding up the best variety of guests for upcoming shows. Email her at sharenATbehindthemike.info to become a guest on the show.

The Don (Viking in chat) joins the staff as a Communications Assistant and will assist guests in chat who require information about the show. Look for him in chat and say hello.

Cheers and Welcome to both!
~Joey Mike

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Show Notes 2/23/2008

Behind The Mike hosted our most successful show yet on Blog Talk Radio. It was Promote Your Show Night and we had a great bunch of Blog Talk Hosts call in and tell us and our listeners about their shows. In fact, three of them were under the age of 16 and doing fine work in the art of Internet Broadcasting. We plan to add a separate and complete link list of the shows that called in on our website. We want to wish all the callers and other Blog Talk Hosts blessed luck with their programs.

Special Thanks:

Derek Miller for the soundtrack of the show
All the Blog Talk Hosts who called in

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Show Notes 2/16/2008

Behind The Mike discussed the importance of the Hang Up & Drive campaign, especially in inclement weather. We then talked about the "Jackass of the Week" Mike Guzman who leads a coalition of college students who want legislation that allows them to carry weapons on campus. God help us. Oh, speaking of God, we talked about some of the various religions and the fact that not all of them are sincere, in fact many are just a cache of cash.

Special Thanks:
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack of the program
Reality One Radio, the best hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Show Notes 2/9/2008

Tonight's program, Pass The Remote Please, was all about what drives us insane about reality TV. We talked about the bad, the worse and the absolute ugly. We also had some callers which rounded out the show very nicely.

Special Thanks:
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack on the show.

Friday, February 08, 2008

For Immediate Release - 2/8/2008

Asher Speaks Live and Behind The Mike will be hosting the first Third Party Presidential Debate on Wednesday, February 27th at 5:00pm EDT / 4:00pm CDT. There will be two Libertarian Party Candidates that will debate on Wednesday Night.

You can submit questions for the candidates by going to MySpace.com/AsherSpeaksLive or e-mail radio@asherheimermann.com. If you have any questions about the debate, Click Here.

Steve Kubby and George Phillies have been invited to attend the debate. Check with ASHERHEIMERMANN.com for the latest updates about the candidates and debate format.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Show Notes 2/2/2008

We had a damn fine show this evening featuring Kiven Head from the up and coming Indie film, The Undertakers: Road's End. He spoke on how the project has come to light, what other offshoot projects are planned and the fund-raising efforts that the film is undergoing.

To find out more, visit his website at http://www.RoadsEndCemetery.com for details on how you can win a chance to be a zombie in the film and also purchase movie merchandise.

Special Thanks:
Derek Miller for the podsafe soundtrack to the show.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Flesh Crawling Entertainment on Behind The Mike

Are you ready? We certainly hope that you are because Behind The Mike and the BTM Posse welcome Kiven Head to the program this week.

Kiven is an filmmaker who is working on his debut indie film, The Undertakers: Road's End. We'll talk to Kiven about his experiences in making the film and also find out more about the film which is best described as a live action film with a comic book feel. While with us, we'll let you know how you can win a chance to fly to the movie set and be a zombie!

Call (646) 716-8609 to join us on air and ask Kiven your questions. Also hook up with us on Windows Live. Our ID is BTMStudio@live.com

Show Notes 1/26/2008

The BTM Posse spoke about the recent news story regarding the Bush Administration's cavalcade of lies; 935 of them! Joey invited John McCain to call in and explain if he still supports the war in Iraq and if he still feels that it is "Meaningful and Just". Also spoke on the memory of Heath Ledger.

The Special Guest was James ONeill, author of the books, Meg's Absolutely Wonderful Tremendous Fantastic Day and The Deafening Silence. We spoke about his spiritual revelations outlined in his book and the pending crises that we need to be prepared for.

Special Thanks:
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack
MSNBC and Keith Olbermann

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Joey Mike Interview on KJAG Radio

Howdy Everyone!

Joey Mike was recently interviewed by the great Jiggy Jaguar on KJAG Radio inKansas on January 23, 2008. Click the link below to listen to the interview.

Joey Mike on KJAG Radio

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Scheduling Oops!

Hello Everyone!

I had some calls and emails as it seems that even though I verbally expressed it on the last show, I forgot to edit blogs that contained the January show schedule to remove the show from the 19th. For that I apologize.

Join us this week as we talk to author James ONeill about his novel, The Deafening Silence and debate with him on some issues brought up in the text. Call in and voice your opinion, (646) 716-8609.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Show Notes 01/12/2008

Frank Cotolo joined the ICP on the program and we learned many things about the man, the myth and the legend. Frank spoke about his early days in Hollywood and his journeys with Wolfman Jack. We also heard about his novels, some of his music and more. Frank hosts the original one-man talk show, The Cotolo Chronicles. Visit the links section at www.BehindTheMike.info to visit the links to his show and most of his works.

Special Thanks:
Derek Miller from www.PenMachine.com for the music soundtrack of the show.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Passion Party Prize Pack Contest!

Behind The Mike & The Independent Passion Party Consulatants are having a contest. The rules are fairly simple. To enter, send us an essay describing your perferct Valentine's Night out. It can be submitted in the form of Word or a video essay.

Microsoft Word Essays can be emailed to Studio@BehindTheMike.info.

Video Essays must be hosted remotely and the link can be emailed to Studio@BehindTheMike.info

That's All! Send the essay and the best one wins a Passion Parties Product Prize Pack! Contestants must be 18 or older to qualify. The submissions will be accepted until February 4, 2008 and the winner will be announced on the February 9, 2008 episode of Behind The Mike at 11:00 PM EST.

Good Luck and get those submissions in and please pass this on to anyone you know that would be interested.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Special Guest This Week!!

Greetings Everyone!

Behind The Mike welcomes back The Third Man, Frank Cotolo this week on the show. Frank is an accomplished man of many things which include music, being a published author, humorist, talk show host and more. He has a very intriguing background and we will dive into some of his past and current projects this week. Be sure not to miss this fantastic opportunity to meet the man behind the Cotolo Chronicles. Feel free to call into the show (646) 716-8609 to speak to Frank or the staff. Catch it LIVE Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 11:00 PM / 10:00 PM Central.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Show Notes 01/05/2008

Well, the show was fantastic. Joey Mike is working on the last leg of a cold and had to remain "relatively" silent as Vida took the leather chair and the hosting duties. Scott Bull from the Balamb Seed Garden show sat in with his insight from across the Atlantic. We covered the Iowa Caucus including commentary about Hillary Clinton's Speech, Barack Obama's Speech and some other political notes of interest. Then we covered some celebrity news including Brittany Spears, Lindsey Lohan and others. Our friend Asher called in to give us updates on the polls running on the political web and he congratulated Obama on the Iowa victory. Plus there was a lot more...tune in to get the whole deal.

Special Thanks:
Derek Miller for the music soundtrack