Great Fun! ON THE AIR with K-Mac & Reese @TheSportsShop1

K-Mac & Reese

This morning, I walked into what can only be described as the barbershop scene from Eddie Murphy’s, “Coming to America.”  The Sports Shop, with Reese and K-Mac on WDNC-AM, Buzz Sports Radio in Raleigh-Durham, NC. is the highest rated morning-drive sports talk show in the country hosted by two African-Americans.  Ah, … actually, it’s the only one in the country, hosted by two African-Americans!  I gotta give these guys props man.  They are entertaining as hell.  Quick, colorful, comic banter, without the dry, stat filled, who’s on the DL list B.S. you hear on the other sports talk shows.  This is a sports radio talk show FOR THE FANS and I give it my highest recommendation!

The show airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET. Here is a link to a news article describing our show (http://raleighco.com/media-circus/sports-shop-assumes-rare-sports-talk-spot-for-black-hosts/).

This June, The Sports Shop will be celebrating its 6th anniversary!  Congratulations K-Mac (Kevin McClendon) and Reese (Erroll Reese)!  Well Done!

The Sports Shop’s official Twitter and Instagram handles are @thesportsshop1.

You can also follow Buzz Sports Radio on Twitter @buzzsportsradio and on Instagram @999thefan.

WNDC is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, an affiliate of CBS Sports Radio, NBC Sports Radio and ESPN Radio.  

*As you can see, All three of us like to eat!  That’s why I used the station logo to hide my gut.  😉

A MUST LISTEN! @ArroeCollins INTERVIEW WITH @GregMortonComic

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ARROE COLLINS

When you’re interviewed by Arroe Collins at I Heart Radio, the interview starts as soon as you walk in the door.
Quite frankly, I had no idea the interview had started.  I just happened to glance over Arroe’s shoulder while we were talking, and noticed the red VU meters dancing rhythmically to the sound of our voices.  The whole interview lasted 40 minutes, but I was too engrossed to care.
Arrow Collins, who currently lives in Charlotte, NC. has spent the last 30 years working as a broadcaster, lecturer and V/O artist. He has the coolness of a Classic Rock FM DJ and the energy and passion of a Tony Robbins.  Not surprising, when you read his list of credits, which include the Fox Classic Rock Report on 99.7. or his extensive list of books found on Amazon.com.
He’s not the kind of host who studies your bio three minutes before the interview.  He does his homework.  You’ll find reflected in Collins questions, a hunger for knowledge and a genuine interest in people.
I strongly recommend you give our interview a listen!  You’ll hear things in our conversation that I rarely share with others.  Life lessons and personal experiences coached in a spiritual context.  Very different from the mindless celebrity chatter on most talk shows.
Since the interview, I’ve become a huge fan of Mr. Collins!  You can follow him on twitter @Arroecollins @Spreaker or listen to more of his captivating interviews on I Heart Radio. Unplugged & Totally Uncut.  This is exciting radio folks.  This is the future.
Next Post, I’ll be giving tips to comedians on how to make your interviews GREAT!

Greg Morton Meets the Muppets!

Hopefully, you’ve followed me on twitter @GREGMORTONCOMIC because for the last 48 hours, running around Montreal at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.  Tonight was Gala night with the Muppets and it was in a word, EXTRAORDINARY!  It made me wanna quit what I’m doing and join the muppets.

The energy in the theatre was pure bliss.  I mean, c’mon!  Who doesn’t love the Muppets?  They bring back so many great memories.  I won’t spoil it for anyone who watches the television show; either here in Canada or Australia, but you’re in for a treat!  Hilarious muppet sketches, surprise appearances from all your favourite Muppets and a great line up of comedians.

*My favourite dressing room moment:  Jim Breuer doing Richard Pryor on the Muppets gala show!
*Highlight of the show:  DAMN NEAR EVERY-FREAKIN-THING!
*Highlight of my life:  Meeting Kermit the Frog
*Oh, and BTW:  I think I had a pretty good set.

 

Greg Morton @ Baltimore Comedy Factory … Here’s what you missed!

If you didn’t get a chance to come out to the Baltimore Comedy Factory this past week, (March 29 – 31) then here’s a little taste of what you missed.

Two completely sold out shows, packed with spring feverish fans on a full moon weekend. Well… it sure felt like a full moon with some of the Factory’s most ruckus crowds ever!   Standing ovations every show and some of  the best raw comedy by C.J. and  Alabama,

If you’re new to this site and you want to follow Greg, please subscribe.  You’ll get weekly special announcements and access to fresh new content like the Mr. Gingrich song that debuted on this sight.

If you missed this past week at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, look for Greg to return to Baltimore, Thanksgiving Weekend.

Special thanks to Mickey, Amelia and Spiegel on 98 Rock.  (Mickey made me laugh the hardest I’ve ever laughed on air.)

Shout out to the folks at Fox 45 News for a memorable segment that had people stopping Greg on the street and in the grocery store!

Greg Morton Pigs Out @ Pig In, Pig Out!

Whenever I travel to a new town, one of my favourite hobbies is to check out the local BBQ scene.

Friday afternoon after my appearance at 107.3  THE BREW, I’m picked up and taken to a place where they serve the best BBQ in the United States.  A pretty bold statement made by my Attorney friend, Danny Saville,  but I am up for the taste test.

Danny, leads me through the back door, past the cashier and into the kitchen of a tiny strip mall, in an industrial part of Wichita.  It’s a relaxed, fun atmosphere that reminds me of a family kitchen.  The faces of the staff beam with the same personal pride of a new parent, outside the delivery room .

After a few quick introductions, I’m asked a question that completely throws me, “Do you like Salmon?”  .  Before I can think of protesting, a lemony, peppery, juicy piece of pink flesh is caressing my tongue.  Delicious, I exclaim!  Perfect if I’m observing Lent, but I’m here for BBQ!  I’m here for ribs!

One of the chefs offers me a rib as if to expect my next question.  I quickly gnaw the flesh off the bone.  It is perfectly cooked and well seasoned.

Wow!  This doesn’t need any sauce.  It’s just great on its own.

I’m told it’s all in the rub.  A rub that has garnered so much praise and is responsible for the hundreds of 1st place ribbons that litter the walls of this establishment.

As I sample the brisket, turkey, links and pulled pork my emotions range from complete euphoria to flame broiled anger.  I feel duped by those other BBQ franchises masquerading as authentic BBQ.

Sauce?  We don’t need no stinking sauce.  Sauce can mask the flavour of a truly good BBQ.

Next time you swing through Kansas, stop by Pig in, Pig Out, on a Friday afternoon.  You might see a famous comedian like Rob Schneider sitting next to you.

That is… if you’re not too busy burying your face in the best BBQ you’ve ever tasted.

How do I know this?  Well, to swipe a line from ‘The Matrix,’  “It’s kind of like being in love… you just know it,” and I know you will love PIG IN, PIG OUT.  The best BBQ in the United States.  1003 East 13th Stree.  Wichita, KS 67214

ANIMATION CREATOR HD

Well, I finally broke down and bought an iPad and I have to say.  I love it!

Recently, I’ve looked at animation apps, hoping to find a way to take some of my song parodies and turn them into short films.  One app I came across is easy to use and reminds me of the flip books I used to make out of the corners of my note book pages.  It’s called Animation Creator HD and it’s for the iPad and iPhone.

It’s easy to use.  The tool bar is simple and direct.  Buttons like Play, Delete, Copy, Add, Previous and Next make your first venture into the world of animation a breeze.  Made a mistake?  Push the undo button.  If you need multiple things happening on screen, use the layer tool.  I threw this quick 5 second animation together in about two hours and that includes familiarizing myself with the program and loading it to YouTube.

I love how you can view the previous drawing as if you were looking through the transparency of the page.  There’s even a slider that adjust the playback time of your clips.

Red Software has done an excellent job.  Here’s my wish list of features I’d like to see in their next update.

  • A PAINT BUCKET TOOL FOR A CEL ANIMATION LOOK
  • MORE BRUSH FEATURES LIKE CHALK AND CRAYON
  • A VECTOR OR TRANSFORMATION TOOL
  • SOUND?
  • WHAT IF I COULD EXPORT MY ANIMATION TO iMOVIE?

Animation Creator HD was not the app I was looking for, but a great place to start and its simplicity makes it great for newbs.  Highly recommended at $1.99!

NEW XBOX 360 SLIM Review!


Greg Morton has just bought himself a Xmas present. That’s right. HAPPY XMAS TO ME!!! A brand new Xbox 360 slim. No more three red lights! Some of you may remember my rant over my second XBOX and my fight with Microsoft to fix the damn thing. Now I have a fourth one and hopefully this one’s a keeper.

Microsoft has given the 360 an extreme makeover with its new piano black finish and chrome accents. The perfect electronic component for anyone with 80’s furniture. I’ve had the new xbox 360 slim since Friday and I love it! It’s slimmer, sleeker, sexier and a lot quieter than my old 360. Never again will my wife ask, “Where is that jet engine sound coming from?”

I’ve had the device running for 5 hours and it barely feels warm to the touch. If you watch the video I have posted on youtube, you’ll see the large grill and giant fan in this sucker. After Microsoft spent 1 billion dollars, fixing it’s red ring of death problem, I doubt they wish to repeat this scenario with it’s new console.

All controls on the device are touch sensitive. A feather touch of the buttons will turn it on, or open it’s tray. It’s a thing of beauty! 🙂

The transfer of all my data from my 120 GB HD went smoothly. (Roughly 1:15) A few licenses were not transferred but I’m not stressed. Some of those titles have been discontinued on XBOX live.

I feel sorry for anyone who ran out and bought an Elite or upgraded their Wi-Fi. This new console should have been called the Elite, with it’s built in Wi-Fi, HDMI, and 250 GB HD. Oh well, I’m just glad I waited. Or that my old console held up until the new one came out. 😉

Check out my unboxing video, where I compare the old and new xbox 360!