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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.



Stupid Questions 043: “Altercation Punk Tour” with Jt Habersaat and Brian Zeolla


Jt Habersaat has been building his audience of punks and drunks for the several years now! He’s been pounding bars, music venues, and music festivals all over America! His new comedy album is out now (jtcomedy.com). Habersaat made his first stop ever in SLC and was kind enough to stop by and record an episode of Stupid Questions.

In this episode Jt and his regular touring counterpart, Brian Zeolla talk music, touring, and Arby’s life hacks!

You don’t want to miss out on all these nuggets of truth and opinions. You also don’t want to miss an opportunity to see Brian and Jt on tour. Check out the Altercation Punk Tour when it comes to your town.

Jt Habersaat:

Twitter: @jtstandup


Brian Zeolla:

Twitter: @brianzeolla


Jason Harvey:

Twitter: @jason_harvey




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”


People’s Podshow 012: United We Stand with Lex Scott & Angela Reed!


If you’ve never listened to the People’s Podshow this would be a good time to start!

This week, we had the extreme pleasure of hosting Lex Scott, founder of Utah’s preeminent social justice group, the United Front. We briefly discuss their history, what they are doing currently, and what they plan on doing in the future. We were joined by the U.F.’s president, Angela Reed, a short while into the interview (by phone). She shared her insightful views on economics, education and unity as well.

Do you want to know the difference between #blacklivesmatter and the United Front? Do you want to know/discuss why black nationalism is important? Would you like to know how you can join the United Front and other organizations aimed at making the valley (and the world) a better place? Tune in to find out and/or follow the links below!





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.



Stupid Questions 041: “Good Shed,” with comedian Keane Clark!


Keane Clark joins Jason to talk about the great Comedy Shows he has been able to run at his renovated shed. It has been about a year and a half since the first show there, and it has continued to be a fun place to have comedy shows.

In the past year Keane has been able to produce many shows with a lot of comedians that have great credits to their name including comics that have been on: Last Comic Standing, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Comedy Central, etc.

Check out this episode and check out some upcoming shows at Keane’s Comedy Shed.

Keane Clark:

Twitter: @boozeforbrains

Jason Harvey:

Twitter: @jason_harvey



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