The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta, June 30

This week we are pleased to welcome local celebrity radio personality and former comedian Mark Curtis to the show! He is best known for the 15 years he spent with KTVU-TV 2/Fox Broadcastin…g in Oakland, California. Curtis served as Chief Washington D.C. Correspondent from 1993 to 1999; Morning News co-anchor from 1999 to 2007; and as a freelance reporter and political analyst. Curtis is a regular political contributor on KGO-AM 810 and on KGO-TV ABC7’s 7 Live program in San Francisco; He also has contributed occasionally on KQED-TV 9, KPIX-TV5, and KRON-TV4 in San Francisco, as well as KTXL-TV Fox 40 News in Sacramento; and KTLA-TV5 in Los Angeles. Curtis is an occasional newspaper reporter, covering the Inauguration in Washington, D.C. for the Danville Weekly and Pleasanton Weekly in California, as well as writing for his own blog at MarkCurtisMedia.com, which includes his weekly political column, “The Sunday Political Brunch.” Prior to moving to California, Curtis was a TV Correspondent in Washington, D.C. for all stations owned by Cox Broadcasting, including WSB Atlanta, WSOC Charlotte, WFTV Orlando, KIRO Seattle, WPXI Pittsburgh, WHIO Dayton, WKBD Detroit, and KFOX in El Paso. His year-long coverage of the Impeachment of President Bill Clinton earned him a promotion to KTVU as co-anchor of the Morning News. Mark Curtis is a former stand-up comedian who once worked with famed political comedian and fellow Milwaukee native Will Durst. Both men now work and live in the San Francisco Bay Area and still collaborate.

Next up, Eric Steele is back to join us! Born and raised in The Corn Belt, Iowa, Eric Steele has always been into entertainment. At a young age he craved attention and got into trouble for what he thought was funny at school constantly. He was active in speech and drama in high school and any other opportunity that gave him a chance to have a microphone. Eric has been doing comedy for years and takes his life experiences with him. He’s an expressive comic meaning he is very animated and expressive with his emotions on stage. Eric believes everything in life can, and should be, laughed at, from his crappy jobs, home in the ghetto, and even his own father’s death at a young age. You can catch Eric at many Bay Area clubs as well as every weekend on a local radio station 95.3 KRTY in San Jose. He also recently won his round at Castagnola’s Walk The Plank Comedy Competition. Eric’s business card says it perfectly- “Comic, Writer, Golden Voice, and Lover?” Just don’t try and find him on myspace, not there anymore. If you want to stalk him do so at www.facebook.com/realdealmanofsteele.

And finally, we are happy to welcome Joe Hughes, who is making his debut on the show! Always outgoing and funny as a kid, Joe started in entertainment with his brother Michael Hughes in the early 1970′s, signing with the Jack Wormser Talent Agency, (now KSR Talent). He has worked on ad capaigns such as Occidental Life, Marriots Hotel, and a documentary that aired in England on BBC television. He studied acting with private acting coach, Lois Auer. Later, Joe participated in drama at Torrance High School under acting coach Charles “Chuck” Slater, received an honorable mention in a So Cal, regional play competition. In 2005, after raising four kids, and owning his own business, Joe returned to entertainment and studied comedy at SF Comedy College with Kurtis Mathews. By 2007, Joe performed on stage, opening before the band, The Loving Spoonful, (“do you believe in magic”). Since then, Joe has performed at such comedy clubs as the San Jose Improv, Sacramento Punchline, Kino’s Komedy in Vancouver B.C., Hollywood Comedy Store, S.F. Comedy Clubhouse, Tommy T’s, Rooster T. Feathers and many more.

Joe has produced and hosted several shows including The April Fools Comedy Competition at the San Jose Corinthian Event Center, “Comedy at the Red Caboose”, “Comedy in the Village” in Capitola and “Comedy Night at the Brit” at Britannia Arms in Aptos. Joe also worked with the original cast and founders of Ron’s Comedy Farmhouse developing “Comedysurf Productions” and “Joe Hughes Presents” comedy and entertainment productions. “When you say you’re too old, that is the moment you are too old… follow your dreams.”

And let’s not forget Rob E. Davis AKA Rob. E. Danger, our BELOVED announcer and co-host!

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The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta
Saturday nights 8 pm – 10 pm

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