OUR 164: Concert Photographer, Miguel Mendoza!

Ol’ Ute Radio with Johnny McKeon, Sascha Blume and Sarah Isaacson welcomes Miguel Mendoza.

Miguel is a photographer and owner of http://www.migpxl.com/ Miguel studied Public Relations and Advertising at the University of Utah before discovering his passion and talent for concert photography. He discusses the ethics of Photoshop and the psychological components regarding the manipulation of images.

Miguel informs us of the protocol for photographing artists in live concerts and the differences in preferences of each artist by genre. The group discuss the industry standards, fair use clauses, and undercutting in the media industry.

Miguel shares his stories of shooting shows and outlines the photography equipment he uses and provides helpful information for someone just getting started. Sascha talks about the future of the industry and Miguel shares his Do’s and Don’ts when starting a photography business.

Miguel Mendoza Links:


Instagram https://www.instagram.com/MigPxl/

Additional Resources:

World Series Photographer Issue- http://petapixel.com/2016/11/03/chicago-tribune-sun-times-covers-world-series/

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is the premier trade association for the world’s most respected photographers.


Professional Photographer of America:

Nonprofit association for professional photographers and image makers in other disciplines. Searchable member directory.


The Photographer’s MBA: Everything You Need to Know for Your Photography Business


(You should get an amazon associates account so that when you share books and resources, you make money if people click on it–Sarah)


OUR 163: The Flume Interviews!


Johnny Mckeon, Sascha Blume & Wayne Thompson Jr. start out the show talking about Wayne’s new segment on KUTV Channel 2.
The conversation turns to the difference in talking on radio versus speaking on television. Wayne explains how the segment came to be, working with Casey Scott and listing all of the other television personalities that got their start in radio before transitioning into television.


The conversation turns to interviewing celebrities and behind the scenes at concerts. Both Johnny and Wayne interviewed the artist Flume before the show and they each explain what happened during the interview.



OUR 162: Actor ‘Lee Liston’


Actor Lee Liston stops by Ol’ Ute Radio with Johnny McKeon, Sascha Blume & Wayne Thompson Jr.

Lee talks about being a little person and how he has found success through acting. Lee explains the audition process, his method for getting into character and acting while in prosthetic makeup. Check out Lee’s commercial.


Sascha and Johnny talk about meeting Lee at Sundance Film Festival and the importance of networking. Lee explains why he feels, at the moment, it’s better for his acting career to stay in Salt Lake City than moving to Los Angeles.

Lee explains talking on screen, losing yourself in the moment and winning his award for Best Actor in a commercial at the Utah Film Awards.

Lee Liston also discusses his other creative and artistic talents and the new music album that he is currently working on.

Make sure you watch Wayne in this video.



OUR 161: Ray Guy Award Winner: Tom Hackett


Former University of Utah Punter and two-time winner of the Ray Guy Award, Tom Hackett stopped by Ol’ Ute Radio with Johnny McKeon, Sascha Blume and Brittany Johnson.

Tom explains how he got his start in Australian Rules football and how it taught him the core basics of Punting. Tom explains the difference between American Football and Australian Rules. Tom talks about his pro day and his experience at the NFL Combine, and trying out for the New York Jets.

Tom talks about the importance of ‘Timing,’ when joining an NFL team and his plans for the future. Sascha talks his theory dubbed the “Bogut Effect”, referencing the rise in Australian athletes in the state of Utah including Dante Exum with the Utah Jazz and Andrew Bogut.

Tom talks about the difficulty of living in a different country, getting in football shape, and adjusting to the culture of Utah and Salt Lake City. Tom mentions his new position as an intern at ESPN 700 and talks about a potential career in media.

Sascha reveals to Tom the reason for having him on the show. Tom and Sacha have a history leading back to a 2013 football game! In the pregame warm-ups Tom struck Sascha with a football while Sascha was on a ladder. It’s hilarious!

Johnny asks about the story behind Tom’s speech about BYU and winning the Ray Guy Award.

Tom closes out the show talking about his Fake Punt play, having Travis Wilson as both a quarterback and roommate and his relationship with University of Utah, Head Coach Kyle Whittingham.

All this and More on Ol’ Ute Radio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMZYZcoAcU0 – What is Australian Rules football?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0lNdkgKBsQ – Tom Hackett 2014 Ray Guy Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5hECvolbHg – Tom Hackett “I’m fat”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R1SsQusTOc – Tom Hackett “”It’s Utah’s world and BYU’s living’ in it”


OUR 160: So U A Boss???


Ol’ Ute Radio opens with Johnny McKeon and Sascha Blume on the Microphone. No guest this week as Sascha Blume tears into the unprofessionalism in the workplace at one of the prominent media companies that employs him. Johnny McKeon opens up about the wear-and-tear of a toxic work environment, focusing on the toll that media jobs take on their employees.


Wayne Thompson Jr. joins the show late and persuades Sascha to come clean about a prank he played on Wayne earlier. Wayne talks about the current political election and how it’s generating fantastic material for the late night television show, Saturday Night Live. Johnny talks about the difficulty of finding an adequate Halloween costume for interracial couples.


The conversation leads to Utah sports teams. The show ends discussing OUR previous radio interviews and the debate between asking the hard questions and taking it easy on guests regarding sensitive and personal topics.



OUR 159: “Batman Returns” aka Kenneth Scott!


Kenneth Scott joins Brittany Johnson & Sascha Blume on Ol’ Ute Radio for the second time.

Scott talks about what he’s been up to since graduating from Utah. Right now he is enjoying some much-deserved time off, while staying in shape and getting his body ready for the next chapter of his life.

In addition to catching up with Scott, we talk about Pac-12 football and what the future of the conference looks like. Scott gives his opinion on which teams are dominant in the conference and whom he thinks will come out on top.

Scott didn’t just drop some football knowledge on us. He also entertained us with funny stories from his time at the U, the knowledge and inspiration his father instills in him (seriously the funniest story behind this…you’ve got to listen), and the interview ends on a more serious note with his take on the Colin Kaepernick!

Join ‘OUR’ discussion:

Johnny McKeon: https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnnyMcKeon

Sascha Blume: https://twitter.com/Mr_Blume

Brittany Johnson: https://twitter.com/BJohnsonABC4

Wayne Thompson Jr. https://mobile.twitter.com/WayneOnAir

Kenneth Scott: https://twitter.com/Kscott_2

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OUR 158: Salt Lake Tribune’s, Tony Jones!


Johnny McKeon, Sascha Blume, and Brittany Johnson welcome Salt Lake Tribune Sport Reporter for the NBA and Utah Jazz, Tony Jones. Tony talks about the rehabilitation and return of Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum, and the challenges of building personal relationships with players over the years.

Tony addresses the expectations and his predictions of the Utah Jazz this coming NBA Season. He also weighs in on the potential challenges the Golden State Warriors face and explains to Sascha the magic behind Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward.

Tony talks about the current controversy in the NFL regarding Colin Kaepernick and his right to a peaceful protest. Tony explains the importance of sports in today’s society and his love for the Salt Lake Tribune and Utah’s Passionate fan base.

Join the conversation on Twitter:

Johnny McKeon:


Sascha Blume:


Brittany Johnson:


Tony Jones:

Tony Jones: https://twitter.com/ Tjonessltrib

You can Find Tony Jones’ Salt Lake Tribune Articles Here: http://www.sltrib.com/ staff/tony-jones/

Dante Exum Article: http://www.sltrib. com/sports/4394464-155/utah- jazz-fully-recovered-from-his


OUR 157: Comedian & Founder of ‘Stand Up For Pits,’ Rebecca Corry


The show begins with Sascha Blume and Brittany Johnson exposing Johnny McKeon’s ignorance and inexperience about the Vietnamese dish Pho. The conversation drifts to dating and the state of casual relationships in a post Tinder era and what Johnny considers an expensive “date.”

Standup Comedian Rebecca Corry calls into the Show. Rebecca will be headlining Club 50 West on September 16th and 17th with her “Stand Up For Pits” show on September 18th. Rebecca explains how she became the President and Founder of the ‘Stand Up For Pits Foundation,’ a nonprofit dedicated to ending abuse, discrimination, and saving the lives of pit bull type dogs.

Rebecca Corry delves into the misconceptions of pitbull’s, discusses the harsh and unethical treatment of pitbull’s, the sexual abuse, the real costs of using a breeder as opposed to adopting from a kennel, and the memories of her personal pitbull, Angel.

She explains her start as a warmup act for the Jenny Jones Show, Her guest spot on the hit CBS show, “2 Broke Girls”, the audition process, and the difference between being a standup comedian and actress.

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