Ron Welcomes Two Entrepreneurial Titans Onto the Program (With Jerry Bowyer in the Middle)

Episode #1,032 |

Guests: Wally Amos, Jerry Bowyer, Kay Koplovitz

Two of the most prominent business leaders in the country join “The American Entrepreneur”, Ron Morris to tell their stories. First, cable television pioneer Kay Koplovitz, the founder of the USA Network, talks to Ron about her story, including her revolutionary efforts in the area of cable sports television, and her role procuring the network’s broadcast agreements with all of the major sports leagues even before ESPN did the same.  And “Famous Amos” himself, Wally Amos, joins Ron to discuss his story.  While you’re probably familiar with his world-renowned “Famous Amos” cookies, you may NOT know about his other ventures, including his “Uncle Wally” line of muffins.  And in between these two giants of industry is an American Entrepreneur Radio frequent guest who’s no slouch in his own right, Jerry Bowyer.

Show Segments

A Conversation With Cable Television Pioneer Kay Koplovitz
A Conversation With Cable Television Pioneer Kay Koplovitz

Guests: Kay Koplovitz

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris talks with Kay Koplovitz, the Founder of the USA Network, about the early days of her remarkable career, her upbringing, and her negotiations with Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL for broadcast rights, years before ESPN even made an attempt.

Ron Talks With Broadcast Industry Veteran John Poister About Broadcast Rights
Ron Talks With Broadcast Industry Veteran John Poister About Broadcast Rights

Guests: Jerry Bowyer

On the heels of “The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris’s interview with USA Network founder Kay Koplovitz, Ron, along with his “Talk Buddy”, Jerry Bowyer, talks with John Poister, a longtime television news executive in the Pittsburgh market, about what goes into the procurement of broadcast rights for a major professional sports league.

“Talk Buddy” Jerry Bowyer talks about the economy….and “The Gong Show”
“Talk Buddy” Jerry Bowyer talks about the economy….and “The Gong Show”

Guests: Jerry Bowyer

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris talks with his “talk buddy”, one of the premier economists in America, Jerry Bowyer, about a variety of issues regarding business and leadership, as well as the life and times of “Gong Show” host Chuck Barris.

“The American Entrepreneur” Talks With “Famous Amos” Himself
“The American Entrepreneur” Talks With “Famous Amos” Himself

Guests: Wally Amos

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris talks with Wally “Famous” Amos about his remarkable career, including the development of the internationally-renowned line of chocolate chip cookies that bear his name, as well as what he’s up to now, and the many obstacles he has overcome in order to enjoy the level of success that he has attained in his life.

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