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I chat with your favorite celebrities, musicians, actors, reality TV stars, comedians, athletes, politicians, radio personalities, family members and more. You can also hear funny archived clips and celebrity interviews from my morning radio show The Get Up & Go Show (2007-2017). About Me: I currently host afternoon drive on both 92.5 KJJY (Des Moines) and 100.7 KHAY (Oxnard/Ventura). I'm also the midday host on KRUZ 103.3 (Santa Barbara) and heard nationwide weekends via the Westwood One/American Forces Radio Network. I'm a former tour/artist manager for various national recording artists including Jordan Knight and Danny Wood from New Kids on the Block, Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees and more.


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I chat with your favorite celebrities, musicians, actors, reality TV stars, comedians, athletes, politicians, radio personalities, family members and more. You can also hear funny archived clips and celebrity interviews from my morning radio show The Get Up & Go Show (2007-2017). About Me: I currently host afternoon drive on both 92.5 KJJY (Des Moines) and 100.7 KHAY (Oxnard/Ventura). I'm also the midday host on KRUZ 103.3 (Santa Barbara) and heard nationwide weekends via the Westwood One/American Forces Radio Network. I'm a former tour/artist manager for various national recording artists including Jordan Knight and Danny Wood from New Kids on the Block, Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees and more.






S3 Ep5: Cameron Boyce Foundation

The parents of the late actor Cameron Boyce (Victor and Libby) joined me to talk about the one year anniversary of his passing and the incredible work they've done since with The Cameron Boyce Foundation.


S3 Ep4: Jeff Timmons Talks 98 Degrees, Solo Success and COVID-19

Timmons was the founding member of 98 Degrees. While studying Psychology at Kent State, Timmons decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. Although he received several acting jobs (including a commercial for the U.S. Navy), his passion belonged to music and he formed a singing group subsequently. Timmons (along with Justin Jeffre, and brothers Drew and Nick Lachey) formed independently and were later signed to the Motown label in the mid-1990s. In 1997, they released their first single "Invisible Man" which peaking at number-twelve in the Billboard Hot 100. After building popularity with their appearance in the movie Mulan, singing "True to Your Heart" which had them collaborate with Stevie Wonder, their success broke out in late 1998 with their album 98 Degrees and Rising, which included the hit singles "The Hardest Thing", "I Do (Cherish You)" and "Because of You". In 2000, the group released their fourth album Revelation which became their highest charting album in the Billboard 200.


S3 Ep3: Bubba Ganter Reflects on his time with NKOTB and More

As a high school football standout, he was awarded a full ride college scholarship. Unfortunately, injuries cut his football playing days short, which led to his entry in to the entertainment industry. In 1989, Bubba was called upon by his mentor Earl Gabbidon to provide personal protection to Country/Western singer Dolly Parton while she performed concerts throughout Arizona. Bubba toured with Pop duo Milli Vanilli on their West Coast portion of their tour. With gaining such a positive reputation in the entertainment industry for executive protection, Bubba was then recruited by the mega pop group New Kids On The Block as Jordan Knight's personal bodyguard from 1989-1994. He continued working with Jordan until 2005, even doubling as his Tour Manager as well. In 2006, Bubba decided to retire from the road after touring the world with numerous musical artists; groups and being the Tour Manager for Reggae group Morgan Heritage. Bubba made his first appearance on New Kids On The Block "Step by Step" music video as the drummer; which led to three additional music videos with NKOTB. He was also seen in NKOTB 1990 Pay Per View special "No More Games Live", and in the Disney MGM Studio's NFL Super Bowl Special "NKOTB Wildest Dreams" on NBC in 1991. In 1995 he made his film debut, when longtime friend Steve "Biscuit" Walker who was the original bodyguard for NKOTB and later solo Rap star asked if Bubba was interested in playing his bodyguard in a Feature Film "A Texas Payback". This is where Bubba caught the acting bug. He went on to be featured on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" as legendary music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. The episode was dedicated to Tupac Shakur's murder in Las Vegas. In 1997, Bubba was featured in the film version of the UK's longtime running soap opera "Coronation Street-Viva Las Vegas". He also found love in the theater where he portrayed Pvt. C.J. Memphis in a "Soldier's Story" and the voice of Audrey II the plant in a a stage production of "A Little Shop of Horrors". After a time away from acting, Bubba was called on once again to play himself in Spike TV's reality show "The Club". The show dealt with the everyday happenings in the nightclub business in Las Vegas. Bubba returned to Hollywood in 2009 after making his return to the big screen in the film "Middle Men". Bubba also completed two other films as well "Columbus Circle" and "Our Family Wedding", where he played opposite Forrest Whittaker and Carlos Mencia as the Mountainist where he had his first fight scenes. All three were released in 2010. Since 2010, Bubba has been working consistently in TV and film appearances such as CBS's "The Mentalist. Bubba's first lead role in the film "Sideline Confessions" as retired football player Gregg Booker. Bubba has had many guest appearances on Nickelodeons "Sam & Cat"; his most notable character Bunny. Bubba took an 18-month hiatus from Hollywood and returned to his home state Arizona. Bubba was called upon by Dan Schneider, the creator of such shows for Nickelodeon as "All That", "Keenan & Kel" "Zoey 101", "Josh & Drake", "iCarly" and "Sam & Cat" to reprise his role as Bunny along with Kel Mitchel on a weekly bases in his new show "Game Shakers."


S3 Ep2: Jim Cech Talks Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and Tommy Page

Jim Cech is not only my best friend, but also a fellow road dog! We travel down memory lane working with Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and more. How was Jordan instrumental in Jim getting engaged? Why did Jim sleep in bed with Jordan Knight? Why on earth was Danny naked in his guest room? Find out on this episode of The Chad Taylor Show.


S3 Ep1: When Chad Met Tracy Part One

This season is all about revisiting my past with special guests along the way. Since the coronavirus has us all self distancing and working remotely, this episode was recorded in my spare bedroom, so it's not studio quality. I talk about meeting Tracy in the spring of 2004 on the road with Jordan Knight.


S2 Ep9: Bob Eubanks

From working with Casey Kasem at KRLA radio in 1960 to promoting concerts for The Beatles, managing the career of Dolly Parton and hosting The Newlywed Game, Bob has seen and done it all! We talk about why Barry Manilow and Elton John weren't his favorite artists to work with and more


S2 Ep8: Kimberly Potts - The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch

Kimberly Potts is a TV and pop culture journalist who has written for Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, The Los Angeles Times, Yahoo, Variety,, US Weekly, E! Online, Thrillist,, AOL,, and The Wrap. Kimberly also co-hosts the Pop Literacy weekly podcast.


S2 Ep7: David Marks (The Beach Boys)

David Lee Marks is best known for his work as a member of The Beach Boys. Growing up across the street from the Wilson family, Marks spent his formative years singing and playing with Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. At age 10, David received his first guitar for Christmas; he and Carl began studying with John Maus (later John Walker of the Walker Brothers) and developing their own electric guitar style, which caught the attention of Carl’s oldest brother, budding composer Brian. David and Carl’s rock ‘n’ roll guitar sound blended with Brian’s complex harmonies to help create the signature sound of the Beach Boys. ​ Thirteen-year-old Marks officially joined The Beach Boys in February 1962 and became one of the five signatories on the band’s recording contract with Capitol Records. He remained a member through October 1963, performing in over 100 concerts across the United States, appearing on national television, and playing rhythm guitar and singing on the band’s first four albums, and on hits like “Surfin’ Safari,” “409,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Shut Down,” “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” and “Be True to Your School.” While David's time in the band may be considered short, there's no denying the impact of the early years of the Beach Boys on their enduring and iconic legacy. ​ Leaving the Beach Boys gave David the freedom to focus on his own songwriting with a new band, David Marks & The Marksmen. One of the first bands to sign to Herb Alpert’s A&M Records, The Marksmen packed concert venues up and down the state of California but ultimately disbanded in 1965 after a release on the Warner Brother's label. ​ Marks went on to record session-work for Murry Wilson's Sunrays. He also played with Casey Kasem’s Band Without a Name, cult-classic psychedelic-pop bands The Moon and Colours, Delaney & Bonnie, and Warren Zevon. By age 21, he had been signed to five major record labels and had grown disillusioned with the Los Angeles music scene. In 1969, he relocated to Boston, where he studied jazz and classical guitar as a private student at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. David went on to earn a reputation as a solid session guitarist without ever capitalizing on his previous association with the Beach Boys. Through it all, however, he remained friends and stayed in contact with members of the Beach Boys, even appearing as a special guest from time to time. David rejoined the band in as a full-time member in 1997, when Carl Wilson, fighting cancer, was unable to continue touring with the group. Marks left the band for a second time in 1999 after being diagnosed with hepatitis C. Since his diagnosis, he has become a leader in the hepatitis C community, often appearing in the media to raise awareness of the disease. ​ In 2007, David co-wrote his autobiography, The Lost Beach Boy, with Beach Boys historian Jon Stebbins. The book is a frank account of his career with and without the Beach Boys, his health problems, his musical development, and his recovery and acceptance within the Beach Boys community. ​ The Beach Boys celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2012 when David Marks joined Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston on a 73-date World Tour. The highly anticipated reunion kicked-off at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards where they performed two classic hits: Surfer Girl (with Foster the People) and Good Vibrations (with Maroon 5). Their studio efforts led to the release of That’s Why God Made The Radio on Capitol Record, marking the first Beach Boys album of new material since 1992; for their efforts, the album broke in at Number #2 on the Billboard charts. The band’s subsequent world tour took America's Band on 73 shows on four continents and included appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Rose, Good Morning America, the Jools Holland Show, SMAP, and the Today Show Australia. The also sang the National Anthem on opening day of...


S2 Ep6: Yvette Nicole Brown

Always a pleasure to catch up with Yvette Nicole Brown. She stars in the new 'Lady and the Tramp' streaming on Disney + now. Yvette is best known for her role as Shirley Bennett on NBC's Community, ABC's The Mayor, Mom on CBS and the CBS comedy The Odd Couple.


S2 Ep5: Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg is an American television and film actor. He is best known for starring as Matt Parkman in the NBC television series Heroes and "Snap" Wexley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He has often appeared in works produced and directed by childhood friend J. J. Abrams. He is a recurring cast member in the first two seasons of the Showtime American television drama series Masters of Sex. Other credits on both the small and big screen include: Alias, Felicity, Lost, Castle Rock, Mission Impossible III, Star Trek Beyond and A Star is Born and more. photo used courtesy of Jacob Gnieski at


S2 Ep4: Joe Elliott from Def Leppard

The Down ‘n’ Outz project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott to get involved. Joe formed Down ‘n’ Outz with Paul Guerin, Guy Griffin, Keith Weir and Phil Martini. Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.In 2009, Down ‘n’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band’s five Hammersmith Apollo shows. Fan interest led the band to put together an album and in 2011, they released the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles “England Rocks” and “Overnight Angels,” that reached No. 4 and No. 1 respectively on the US Media Base Rock chart – keeping Eric Clapton’s new single off the top of the chart for 2 weeks. The band released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called “Live at Hammersmith Apollo.” A second studio album The Further Adventures of…was released in 2014 featuring the single “Rock and Roll Queen.” New bassist Share Ross (Vixen) debuted on 2017’s live album and DVD The Further Live Adventures Of… A stunning live act – having toured with the likes of Paul Rogers across the UK (Including The Royal Albert Hall) and festival performances including High Voltage and Planet Rockstock, Down ‘n’ Outz are planning live dates to support This Is How We Roll. courtesy of


S2 Ep3: Theresa Caputo

I’m the Long Island Medium (maybe you’ve heard of my reality show?), and a New York Times best-selling author. I was born and raised in Hicksville Long Island, and have two children Larry 28 and Victoria 25 and a feisty Yorkie named Louie. My parents Nick and Ronnie live next door and my brother Michael and his family live a few towns over. I’ve been seeing, feeling, and sensing Spirit since I was four years old, but it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I learned to communicate with souls in Heaven. After suffering from debilitating anxiety and trying to manage it on my own and with a therapist for years, my mom introduced me to a spiritual healer and teacher named Pat Longo. After just one session, she told me that I was suppressing Spirit’s energy, which caused a lot of my anxiety, and helped me learn to channel Spirit through my chakras and release it with my words. I began to heal and come into my own. When I accepted my gift, I decided to use it to deliver healing messages that would help people learn, grow, and embrace life. I’ve been a practicing medium for over ten years now and tour the country with my live show “Theresa Caputo Live The Experience.” I’ve also written three books: There’s More to Life than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight from the Other Side (Atria Books, 2013), which debuted at #2 on the New York Times best seller list, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Life Changing Lessons from Heaven (Atria Books, 2014) I’m very excited for you all to read my new book NY Times bestseller “Good Grief” Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live again (Atria Books 2017). Considering I started this work with just a business card and word of mouth, I pinch myself when I think about what a crazy ride it’s been for a typical Long Island mom! Clients, fans, and the media always ask me to describe how I receive information, and it’s hard to put into words because I see, hear, and feel things differently than we do in the physical world. Spirit mostly speaks to me through a sixth sense—a kind of feeling and knowing. When I get information, it feels like very strong intuition, or recall. Spirit also uses a vocabulary of signs and symbols that they show me during a reading; over time, I assigned words, phrases, and meanings to certain images I was shown, and then through trial and error, Spirit helped me add new ones until we created an entire vocabulary for us to work with. I translate my signs and what I feel as best I can and then deliver the messages, but it’s the client’s job to interpret how the meaning is significant. It’s like piecing together a puzzle and can sometimes sound like guesswork, but Spirit speaks “another language,” at another speed, and in another dimension. My job’s not easy lol! I’m grateful for an ability that’s brought countless people comfort and joy, helped many believe in an afterlife, led others to trust that their loved ones are safe and at peace, and shown them that those souls are guiding, encouraging, and loving them from the Other Side. My wish for everyone I meet is that Spirit gives them a message that brings them the most peace at that moment. If you’re interested in a reading, please know that I was booked for two years before the show first aired, and in addition to that I had a very extended waiting list. The people that have emailed, written in or have filled out the online form have been added to that list. Unfortunately being on this list does not guarantee an appointment. The people featured on Long Island Medium are selected from all of the lists. Factors include location, availability, and who feels comfortable being on television are taken into consideration. Because it’s just impossible to schedule so far out. I am so incredibly honored and grateful for all of your love and support! I am truly blessed by all of you! Thank you for all your patience and understanding <3 courtesy of


S2 Ep2: Tiffany

A legendary pop star, Tiffany has earned two number one hit singles I Think We're Alone Now and Could’ve Been, and set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. In 2000 Billboard Magazine described Tiffany’s album The Color of Silence as ‘thoughtful, intelligent, and full of grace’ and ranked it among the ‘Top Ten Best Albums of the Year.’ She has sold over 15 million albums to date. Tiffany obtained a long and storied career in a short amount of time, and today her goal is to continue writing songs for herself and others, cementing her status in the industry as a powerhouse hit maker and go-to songwriter. Her current album, Pieces of Me, is her 10th studio album and is her best work ever. As a writer and co-producer Tiffany brings us into her world and it’s clear to see her passion and vulnerability on this latest project. Pieces of Me will be the door that opens our eyes to the deeper soul of this artist. With rave reviews for her new pop/rock sound and recent live shows, Tiffany is committed to worldwide touring and is so excited to take this music to her fans everywhere. from


S2 Ep1: Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips)

Carnie Wilson is the daughter of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and of his first wife, former singer Marilyn Rovell of The Honeys. She co-founded Wilson Phillips with her younger sister Wendy and childhood friend Chynna Phillips when they were in their teens. They released two albums, Wilson Phillips and Shadows and Light, which between them sold 12 million copies. The group also charted three No. 1 singles and six top 20 hits in the United States before disbanding in 1993 and eventually reuniting and doing shows around the country to this day .


S1 Ep9: Ellen Latzen (Ruby Sue) from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Takes Us Behind The Scenes on the Set and More

Ellen's career had a serendipitous start to it. In 1986, her mother read an article in the paper about an an open casting call for a new untitled Adrian Lyne film. They were looking for girls ages six to eight, and prior acting experience wasn't required. Ellen's family had never considered getting her into the business, but she was just about six at the time, and it sounded like a fun thing to try. She competed against over a thousand other girls, and despite not having the "look", Ellen's natural talent won her the part of Michael Douglas and Anne Archer's daughter in Fatal Attraction. After Fatal Attraction was released, Ellen's career started to take off. She appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and even on Broadway. But possibly her most memorable role was as Randy Quaid's daughter "Ruby Sue" in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Considered one of the greatest Christmas movies of all-time, this film still captures the hearts and funny bones of millions around the globe. Ellen won over audiences with her classic scene where she mistakes Chevy Chase for Santa Claus, uttering the now infamous line "Shittin' bricks". At age 15, Ellen left her hometown in New York for boarding school in Vermont, which inadvertently ended her career. After graduation, she decided to keep the door closed on her acting and pursue a normal life. Ellen moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts, and eventually started working. She worked in various fields, such as hospitality, travel, advertising, publishing, and startups. But her passion for entertainment never went away.


S1 Ep8: Special Clip: Bruce Kulick (KISS/Grand Funk Railroad)

Bruce Kulick has been playing professionally since 1975. He first gained notoriety as a member of the touring band for Meat Loaf's classic Bat Out Of Hell album in 1977, playing dual guitars with his brother Bob. Shortly after, Bruce formed the band Blackjack with then aspiring singer Michael Bolton. After the release of two albums, Blackjack folded. Over the next few years, Kulick played with The Good Rats, including appearing on the album Great American Music and opening for Ozzy Osbourne. When his stint with The Good Rats was over, Kulick considered joining Billy Squier's band after playing on Squier's debut, Tale of the Tape. This never materialized, as Bruce was asked to join KISS, where he remained as their lead guitarist for twelve years, joining the band for the Animalize tour in 1984 and continuing with the band until the 1996 Reunion Tour. Bruce performed around the world with the KISS, won many Platinum and Gold awards, and is heavily featured on KISSOLOGY II and III, the band's DVDs spanning their historic 35 year career. The amazing relationship he still has with the KISS Army is a true testament to his performing and writing abilities shared with the iconic group. Bruce has been the lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad since 2000.


S1 Ep7: A Very Brady Chat with Barry Williams

Born and raised in Southern California, Barry William Blenkhorn began his career as an 11 year old studying acting and music with other young artists. With his first job on television’s RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, Barry became Barry Williams and launched himself into a diversified and distinguished show business career that has spanned over 5 decades. Early television credits include DRAGNET, The FBI, IT TAKES A THIEF, GOMER PYLE USMC, THE MOD SQUAD, MARCUS WELBY, MD and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. Then came THE BRADY BUNCH where he was cast to become America’s most reliable big brother, Greg. Following its original 5 year run from 1969-1974, THE BRADY BUNCH has enjoyed unprecedented success spawning subsequent sequels, movies, a cartoon show, variety show called The BRADY BUNCH HOUR, specials and even another series titled simply THE BRADY’S. Barry was the recipient of the Young Artist Foundation Former Child Star LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 1989. photo courtesy of MeTV


S1 Ep6: Special Clip: Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) Talks About Fighting For “More Than Words”

"More Than Words" is the fifth track and third single from Extreme's 1990 LP Pornograffitti. It is a ballad built around acoustic guitar work by Nuno Bettencourt and the vocals of Gary Cherone (with harmony vocals from Bettencourt). The song is a detour from the funk metal style that permeates the band's records. As such, it has often been described as "a blessing and a curse" due to its overwhelming success and recognition worldwide, but the band ultimately embraced it and plays it on every show.


S1 Ep5: Special Episode: Nuno Bettencourt and Steve Vai (Generation Axe)

Nuno and Steve discussed their Mount Rushmore of Guitar Gods and talk about going to see Bohemian Rhapsody together (while texting Brian May from the theater). Generation Axe are an American rock/heavy metal supergroup formed by Steve Vai in 2016. They toured North America in April and May 2016, and Asia in April 2017. In July 2018 they announced an additional North American tour to take place in November and December 2018.


S1 Ep4: Comedian Jeff Allen on Kids and Marriage

Jeff talks comedy, kids, marriage, social media and the Make Comedy Great Again Tour in 2019. Jeff Allen is in his fifth decade as a working comedian. You may have seen him on Comedy Central, VH-1, Showtime, TBN, CBN, Family Net and numerous other television networks. He can be heard regularly on SiriusXM’s comedy channels, also Pandora and Spotify. He has performed for our troops on aircraft carriers and ships in the Indian Ocean. You will see him on the CRTV sponsored tour this fall titled, “Make Comedy Great Again Tour.” Jeff has also produced and starred in his own sitcom pilot for Castlerock Television and in the critically acclaimed films, “Apostles of Comedy.” Photo courtesy of Jeff Allen