Welcome to the Chachi Loves Everybody podcast hosted by Chachi Denes!
Chachi sits down for candid conversations with Radio’s legends, master brand builders, and innovators in the burgeoning audio space, revealing the true stories behind their successes and their insights into building iconic brands through audio.
Episode Six - Guest: Joel Denver
On this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Chachi talks to Joel Denver about:
- How a benign leg tumor led to the beginning of his career in radio at 14
- Interviewing Radio and Music Industry giants at R&R
- His late wife and All Access Cofounder, Ria Denver
- Early days of All Access and its growth
- Losing his home in the Woosley Fire of 2018 and the lessons he learned from that
- WWRS 2020
- The origin of the name “Chachi”
- And so much more!!
Episode Five - Guest: Matt Pinfield
In this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Chachi and Matt discuss Matt’s career, from a young child loving the radio to being an on-air personality for big gigs like MTV and VH1 as well as:
- How confidence landed him the job at 120 Minutes
- His first interview with Oasis got him a full-time gig
- Being ordained by Bruce Springsteen
- Trying to sign The Killers to a label
- His very serious accident of Dec ‘18
Episode Four - Guest: Bob Lawrence
On this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Bob and Chachi talk about all sorts of shenanigans such as:
- Growing up in New York
- Being enamored with radio at a young age
- Not having a “Plan B”
- Having to fire someone for being drunk while on air
- Programming in Japan
- Starting his own research company with Pinnacle Media Worldwide
Episode Three - Guest: Bob Moore
In this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Chachi talks to Bob Moore who has some good 'ole fashioned Wisconsin Wisdom! Here's just a sneak peek of what they discuss:
- Drinking habits
- Living in Oakwood Garden Apartments
- The Oshkosh life!
- Having a “thing” for Traffic Directors
- Killing the reverb
- .... And so much more!
Episode Two - Guest: Rick Cummings
On this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, we talk with Rick Cummings about hip hop, leadership, a dangerous day in the studio, as well as:
- Growing up in a small town in Indiana
- The birth of Hot 97
- What traditional hip hop stations are like
- Where “Emmis” came from
- Taking risks, being different, and owning it
- A bullet in the ass
- ... and so much more!
Episode One - Guest: Jhani Kaye
On this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Chachi talks to Jhani Kaye about a few of these things:
- Growing up in Hemet, CA
- The growth and decline of radio in Los Angeles
- Jhani’s trip to El Paso to learn programming
- Killin’ them with kindness to get picked for a job
- Directing Dick Clark the “Jhani way”
- Getting kissed in an elevator
- … and more!