Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FOX 13 TV appearance (The Video)

Fox 13 brought me on to talk about the Heisley interview. Lionel Hollins had been interviewed by them earlier in the day and had a clip of him taking me to task to start things off.  Everytime I put a clip of me on tv on this site it is always some frozen pic of me lookin stupid.  You notice that?  Can't catch a break.  Here it is...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Michael Heisley on the show (The Audio)

The owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, Michael Heisley, joined us on the show for the first time.  "An interview 10 years in the making."  I think it might have lived up to the hype.  If you missed it, here it is....

Michael Heisley on The Chris Vernon Show (8-23-10)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lucero plays live on the show (The Audio)

Lucero lead singer Ben Nichols came in the studio on Thursday for the "Sound of Memphis" segment.  Ben played an acoustic guitar and Rick Steff was on accordian.   They played two songs, both of which are favorites of mine.  Lucero headlined the Rock 4 Love concert Saturday night at the Hi-Tone.

Lucero live on the show (8-19-10)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sonny Vaccaro on Xavier, etc. (The Audio)

Sonny Vaccaro came on the show today and talked about the Xavier Henry situation, etc.  Sonny certainly described the situation differently than we had thought about it before in regards to why teams almost always give a player 120% of contract.

Sonny Vaccaro on The Chris Vernon Show (8-19-10)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Verno Productions Inc. (and how you can get involved)

I own The Chris Vernon Show.  Well, technically, Verno Productions Inc. owns the show.  It has been this way since the beginning of 2010.  A few weeks ago I explained the entire situation on the show.  If you missed it, here is what matters...

At the beginning of 2010 I took over total control of the show and started Verno Productions Inc.  This was only possible because of a tremendous group of advertisers that believed in the idea, and a legion of loyal listeners that support those sponsors.

This has been quite a year.  My wife gave birth to our first child, and I started a company.  So I was getting the company started at the same time that I was getting about 2-4 hours of sleep per night.  I was selling in the morning, doing the show in the afternoon, and trying to learn to be a father at night.

Things have turned out great, better than I could have imagined.
Sponsors of the show that signed up with Verno Productions included Jason's Deli, The Smile Center, Lexus of Memphis, Wiseman/Bray Law Firm, Lawrence Stewart CarStar, the Hi-Tone, etc.

I have always told people and potential advertisers that I don't have the biggest audience, but I do have the most loyal.  My audience supports the businesses that they hear on the show, and the sponsors see results.  The show works.

I have not reached out to add any advertisers to the show, until now.  I'm in a much better place to be able to add businesses to the show.  Baby Verno is now almost 7 months old (and I am getting better at the father stuff), I have gotten everything with the business right, etc.  I am looking to add a few more businesses to the show.  If you own a business, work at a business, blah blah blah, that you think could benefit from advertising on the show - here is the # to call- (901) 485-4352.  I will do everything in my power to make sure you have spent your money wisely.

Now, off to build an empire...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The show is now available on iTunes

The podcast of the show will be available on iTunes from now on.  The easiest way for me to tell you how to find it is to just tell you to search my name in the search box on iTunes and scroll down to Podcasts (it will be right there, listed).

I am not sure how many shows will be available at one time  (hopefully 10 or so) but you can just "subscribe" to the podcast and it will download every day and then you will have it even if link goes dead at some point.

Big thanks to Kevin Brumfield for his help with everything.  All it took was his brain...and my credit card.  haha.  Thanks for listening, and for subscribing to the podcast (which you are about to go do immediately).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Houston Nutt on the show (The Audio)

Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt joined us on the show on Tuesday to talk about bringing in Jeremiah Masoli, Raymond Cotton leaving, how Masoli will translate in SEC, players to watch out for, etc.  We also continue a tradition of Houston giving us a movie review.

Houston Nutt on The Chris Vernon Show (8-10-10)

Friday, August 06, 2010

Our trip to Baltimore (Day 1)

We headed to Baltimore to go to the  National Sports Collectors Convention.  Roser and I actually got into Baltimore on Thursday night, but we really did not do much.  We went to the convention to pick up our passes and saw some things for about 30 minutes, and then went to the Orioles/Angels game (great game by the way, park is fantastic).

Friday was the day we really got going.  We went to Washington DC for a quick trip in the morning and hustled around to see some of the sights.  We then made it back to Baltimore to hit the ground running on the convention.  This place is heaven for a sports fan... absolute heaven.  I had read an article Bill Simmons wrote about the event last year in Cleveland and it sold me on the fact that I had to check it out this year.  Anything you could ever imagine related to sports and sports memorabilia is here.  I took a ton of pics and here are some examples of things we saw...

When I think of Ted Williams, I think pilot.

I think it is fair to say that Ty Cobb got a heck of a deal from Readers Digest.

If you have the chance to take a pic with Babe Ruth, you do it.

Oh, the Braveheart collage with the Mel Gibson autograph.  Not a real popular item at the show.  May have to reduce price to move it. $450

How awesome is this pennant?  There cannot be that many of these in existence, right?  I am buying it tomorrow.  I think it was $45.

I used Friday to scout out the place and decide what I was gonna take a run at and blow my life savings on.  Still could not get out of there without buying stuff.  Here were the day 1 purchases- a Tom Herr signed photo where he is making ridiculous face ($6).  A Y.A. Tittle autographed famous photo and a Bob Lilly tackling Jim Brown autographed photo ($10 each).  A huge Pete Rose poster with an autograph and hit # (I don't even care about Pete Rose, but it was $29 and the pic is awesome).  A Dr. J bobblehead and a Kurt Warner bobblehead ($8 for both of them).  Not too much damage.  Tomorrow I have a list and do real damage.

Here are Roser first day purchases.  A Deion Sanders autographed Florida St. jersey, a Michael Jordan Birmingham Barons bobblehead, and the SI with Bo Jackson in a Memphis Chicks jersey.  Nice work for Roser on Day 1.

I will try to update again before we get home.  Hopefully we have money to get home after tomorrow.  You have to come to this convention at least once.  Totally amazing for a sports fan, it has exceeded all of our expectations.