Professor Timothy Calkins of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School compiled the first Super Bowl Advertising Review in 1999, and expanded it to the current format to include student input. His focus in evaluating Super Bowl advertising is simple: Creativity is great, and popularity is great, but at the end the day does the advertising build the business? Join the conversation at 866-305-6887. 11am east on SiriusXM 106.
The brainchild of Los Angeles Drag Queen Erika Simone, Driving is a Drag is the world’s only Drag Queen rideshare service and tour operator combining one-part Taxicab Confessions, one-part Cash Cab, and another part Borat in DRAG! Dress up in feather boas, sing along to your karaoke favorites, or get an impromptu Hollywood tour? Driving is a Drag is a Lyft or Uber experience like no other. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
SiriusXM Progress host Michelangelo Signorile will be discussing the LGBT trends of 2015, what he sees looking ahead in this election year, and his latest book It’s Not Over. While marriage equality has surged across the country, and closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major league sports, Signorile argues that the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment uniquely dangerous. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
Tim and John welcome 2016 with a look at New Years resolutions—making them and keeping them. It’s also a good time to take stock of personal finances and to do a yearly check-up on important paperwork. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
For the holiday weekend, a Vintage Focus Group broadcast! In the first hour we have famed former NYT Journalist Stuart Elliott, The Beekman 1802 Boys, Lisa Birnbach of “The Official Preppy Handbook” and “True Prep,” the late Taylor Negron from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”…and as if that’s not enough, we have festive holiday music provided by Michael Richard Kelly,Eddie Bruce, and Tom Adams. In the second hour The Focus Group Family will share favorite Christmas songs and share some favorite memories of the season.
It’s the last live show of 2015…and we are celebrating with another member of The Focus Group family. Author Erin McHugh will join us to talk about her two latest books, and provide some last minute book ideas for the reader in your life. Join us and share a memorable Christmas Moment at 866-305-6887.
Casual Fridays, Season 2 has arrived, right in time for the holidays. Featuring writing and performance by Paul Hagen, introducing the radio drama “Neutral Carpeting,” plus the fun and feisty trivia-fest “Can You Focus?” with show favorite Katie Castellano. Buckle up for a raucous 10 episode ride of Casual Fridays, Season 2. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
Eric Arnold from the Tasting Room will be discussing all things wine—pairings, holiday varietals, and price versus value. The Focus Group discovered Tasting Room in Forbes Magazine a few years back, their Tasting Kit concept and selections are by far the best and only such service. Shop Talk will discuss the importance of the job search—even in December when most people ignore the month as “lost.” Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
Tim and John welcome the Warwick Rowers to the studio. The celebrated oarsmen are probably best known around the world for their naked calendars, which help fund their sport, and enables them to do their own outreach program to young people called Sport Allies, which promotes LGBT inclusion in team sport. In the second hour Aunt Barbara reminds us of Holiday Etiquette. Join us Saturday at 11am EST.