Made in America

Neal Asbury’s Made in America
with co-host Rich Roffman

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Expertise for the 21st Century

As a successful entrepreneur, author, and advocate for American small business, Neal Asbury has made it his mission to promote American products to world markets and to fight against the inequities practiced by our trading partners with impunity against American manufacturers.

Neal is more than just an advocate for entrepreneurship. As CEO of The Legacy Companies, he has raised millions of dollars to purchase under-performing and undervalued American manufacturers to retain and create jobs at home as well as moving workforces from overseas back to the United States.

Each week on Made in America, Neal gives his insight on the top news stories and their impact on the worlds of entrepreneurship, small business ownership and the overall economy. Unlike other talk hosts or pundits who only look at these issues through the prism of politics, Neal’s analysis takes a non-biased approach based on real life experience in business as an American manufacturer and exporter.

He takes on some of today’s most pressing issues:

  1. The surprising reasons that U.S. manufacturers have been exporting jobs for the last 20 years instead of supporting U.S. workers.

  2. How to influence U.S. policies so that America’s small businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors can expand their global reach.

  3. How America can bolster its key trade resources: Commodities, Capital and Consumers.

  4. Changing the mindset of American companies so they stop fearing international competition.

  5. Finding the funding solutions that will grow small businesses and create new entrepreneurs.

  6. The overlooked role that fair and free trade plays in solving the world’s social ills such as corruption, poverty, the rape of our environment, labor rights and human rights.

After more than two decades of running international companies, Neal is confident of two things: the American work force is superior to others around the world; and American trade, regulation and tax policies put U.S. companies and workers at a competitive disadvantage globally. His goal is to lend his distinct voice and insights into exploring these important issues so that American business and policy get back on track during these tumultuous times.

If you are en entrepreneur, small business owner or anyone who believes that America’s best days are ahead of us, then you will want to tune into Made in America. The American Dream is alive and well and each week Neal and his guests will explore what needs to be done to grow American industry, promote American products, and keep America’s workers working.

Meet Neal Asbury

Neal AsburyNeal Asbury is the 2008 recipient of the coveted United States National Champion Exporter of the Year Award. Over the past two years he has published over 100 articles on global trade issues, been quoted in The New York Times and has appeared on network television nationally and internationally discussing important trade issues. He is a weekly columnist for NewsMax.com and is the author of the book, Conscientious Equity, An American Entrepreneur’s Solutions to the World’s Greatest Problems. He is Chairman of Export University that has provided export training to thousands of students in over 20 States.

His advocacy has taken him to address the United Nations at the Commission of Trade and Development, as well as frequent speaking engagements at universities and trade associations throughout the United States.

Neal Asbury has been involved in global business since graduating from Rowan State University in 1979. He moved to Asia in 1980 to represent the interests of a number of U.S. manufacturers throughout the region. In 1987, he founded Asbury WorldWide, which became the largest American Export Management Company in the foodservice equipment industry, with twelve distribution facilities around the globe. In 1989, he began FAB Asia, Inc. in Manila, Philippines, which was the exclusive Asian fabricator of commercial kitchens for McDonalds as well as other well-known American chains.

Neal’s businesses were recently consolidated under The Legacy Companies, based in Ft Lauderdale, Florida that includes: Greenfield World Trade, Omega Appliances, Zeroll Products, Blakeslee Worldwide, Excalibur Food Dehydrators, General Slicing, Maxximum Refrigeration and Legion Industries.

Meet Rich Roffman

Rich RoffmanRichard Roffman is a 30-year veteran publisher with extensive experience in the domestic and international arena. Mr. Roffman co-founded both LatinCEO magazine (1998) and Latin Trade magazine (1992); both titles enjoyed extensive circulation throughout North and South America. Latin Trade, the top English-language pan-hemispheric trade magazine in the United States and Latin America, was acquired by Freedom Communications, the nation’s 13th-largest media company. LatinCEO was sold in 2004 to CEO Publishing, which also acquired SouthFloridaCEO (formerly Miami Business magazine), another title co-founded by Mr. Roffman.

Among the domestic titles that Mr. Roffman published were New Miami Magazine, the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Daily Business Reviews, South Florida Magazine and South Florida Home & Garden.

In addition to his publishing experience, Mr. Roffman has dedicated his pro-bono work for over 25 years to the South Florida international arena. He is a past chairman and vice-chairman of the World Trade Center Miami, a member of the Florida District Export Council (appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce), and appointed by Gov. Bush to the Board of Directors of the Free Trade Area of the Americas for the State of Florida. Mr. Roffman also served as senior vice president at Strategy Research Corporation, specializing in data on consumer markets in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic population. He is also a past member of the Advisory Board of the Andreas School of Business at Barry University.

Mr. Roffman was also an adjunct professor of English at Nova Southeastern University where in addition to his English classes he ran the International Film Program and taught at the Institute for Retired Professionals and the Institute for Lifelong Awareness.

Mr. Roffman was voted in the “25 Most Accomplished Men in South Florida” by Channels Magazine. As such, Mr. Roffman is a much sought after speaker with many engagements throughout the United States, Europe and Asia including:

  • The British Ministry of Trade
  • The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Annual Goals Conference
  • The City of New Orleans Latin American Convention for Metrovision
  • The City of Dallas International Development Board
  • The Houston International Development Board
  • The World Trade Center, Miami
  • Miami-Dade County’s Annual State of the Ports
  • The Miami Air and Sea Cargo of the Americas
  • The Miami International Achievement Awards
  • The World Trade Institute in New York City
  • The World Trade Center Annual General Assembly
  • New York City, Panama, Beijing
  • The Governor’s Regionalism Conference co-hosted with Governor Jeb Bush
  • The Beacon Council’s Annual Economic Forecast
  • The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce “Doing Business in China” Conference
  • The Latin America Market Planning Report Conference in: Miami, Chicago, New York
  • The U.S Hispanic Marketing Planning Report Conference in Miami, Chicago (with The Chicago Tribune) and New York

Mr. Roffman has been quoted in:

  • The Miami Herald
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • The Times Picayune
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Ad Age
  • The South Florida Business Journal

Mr. Roffman has appeared on numerous television and radio shows in key cities in the United States including: New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles.

Mayo Clinic Radio

Mayo Clinic Radio

Mayo Clinic Radio began broadcasting the latest medical and research information 25 years ago, and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tom Shives has been hosting the program from the beginning.

“When I designed the format, I tried to figure out what the public wanted and how we, as medical professionals, could help. I believe the public has an almost insatiable desire for medical news and information, and it’s important to provide the appropriate context and perspective, so listeners can make sense of it,” says Dr. Shives.

Co-host Tracy McCray is a 25-year radio veteran, and together they interview Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers every week. McCray brings the layperson’s perspective, helping the audience understand these subjects. “I’m not a medical professional, but I like to ask questions. I learn something each week from Dr. Shives and our guests. Hopefully, the listeners feel that way, too,” says McCray.

Experts provide perspectives on important topics, such as cancer, heart health, transplant, neuroscience, research and healthy living. Mayo Clinic Radio is broadcast weekly on nearly 100 stations in the U.S. and Canada, and is easily accessible for consumers through social media and mobile platforms.

Mayo Clinic Radio is based in a new facility on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minnesota, campus.

Tom Shives, M.D.

A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, is the host of Mayo Clinic Radio. For more than 19 years, Dr. Shives hosted a weekly radio call-in program known as Healthline on KROC-AM in Rochester, Minn. The format was simple: interview a Mayo Clinic specialist on an interesting topic, and provide listeners with in-depth information from someone with particular expertise in the subject. Out of Healthline grew Medical Edge Weekend, and now, Mayo Clinic Radio, bringing those same valuable insights to a potentially global audience.

Tracy McCray

A long time radio talk show host in Rochester MN, is the co-host of Mayo Clinic Radio.  For nearly 20 years, Tracy has been an on-air fixture at KROC in Rochester both as co-host of the Early Morning Show on KROC-FM and The Tracy McCray Show on KROC-AM.   Starting in 2009, Tracy also began writing the Talk of the Town lifestyle column for the Rochester Post Bulletin newspaper.  Through both radio and print, Tracy displays a knack for moderating interesting conversations and a capturing her unique take on life as a Midwestern woman.  As a 25 year cancer survivor, Tracy has always held an intense curiosity about medicine and how patients can be their own best advocate when it comes to their health.

The Pet Show with Warren Eckstein

America’s #1 Pet Expert

 

  • 10 years as the Pet Expert for NBC’s TODAY Show
  • 14 years as Pet Expert for LIVE! With Regis and Kelly
  • “Creature Keeper” for the new Mickey Mouse Show
  • Many appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, 20/20, E!, HLN
  • Featured in People, Time, USA Today, New York Times, L.A. Times, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal
  • Author of eight best-selling books on pet & animal behavior
  • Internationally recognized Host
  • Trained more than 40,000 animals
  • Pet advisor to the stars like David Letterman, Al Pacino and Lily Tomlin

Grow Your Weekend Revenue
Talk Directly to Some of the Most Passionate Radio Listeners: Pet Owners

  • Cash in on the $54 billion pet products marketplace
  • Warren will do endorsements for your local pet related sponsors
  • Build Warren Eckstein sponsorship package with weekday frequency, add the Warren Eckstein on Pets daily one minute feature

Scuba Radio

Download Promos for Scuba Radio here.

Scuba Radio is radio talk show with a diving theme. Pictures are painted of the underwater world as listeners and guests share their diving adventures.

Every diver has a story about the perfect dive, destination, or encounter with some amazing sea creature. Scuba Radio provides the forum. It’s like hanging out at a Tiki hut and sharing fish tales with friends.

The presentation is light hearted and entertaining as to not alienate non-divers from joining our little on-air dive club. Listeners have compared hearing Scuba Radio to watching “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel. It’s compelling entertainment whether you’re a diver or not.

What do we talk about?

ScubaRadio covers all aspects of diving, including the best dive sites, dive gear, live-aboards, shark diving, and much more. Each week you’ll hear interesting people known throughout the dive industry, such as Jean-Michel Cousteau or Captain Slate, a Key Largo-based character who has a knack for feeding fish with his face!

Hosted by The Divemaster, Greg Holt, Scuba Radio provides a wealth of information that entertains and informs listeners across the country.

Tech It Out with Marc Saltzman

Tech It Out is the technology show where you don’t need to speak “tech” to get your questions answered and learn about the fast changing world of consumer technology. Host Marc Saltzman, a veteran in the tech world, breaks down “geek speak into street speak”. He is a technology columnist, author and TV personality. Each week, Marc discusses consumer technology topics, interviews compelling guests and addresses listener questions and concerns. He has contributed to more than 40 publications, including his syndicated column with USA TODAY. He is also a prolific 16-time author, radio and television personality, and public speaker. Marc specializes in consumer electronics, online technology, business tech, interactive entertainment and future trends.

Tech It Out tackles the latest news, reviews and how-to’s, to help your listeners gain a clearer understanding of what’s hot, what’s not and why. Make educated purchases. Learn how to master your existing gadgets. Find out what’s coming next. Ask questions, and get answers.

 

Watchdog on Wall Street

For more than 15 years, Chris Markowski has imbued his vision of honesty and equality in hosting The Watchdog On Wall Street radio show. Each week, Chris explains the news coming out of the complex worlds of finance, economics and politics and the impact it will have on everyday Americans.

Chris Markowski’s history on Wall Street reads like a novel with suspense, intrigue, and corruption at the highest levels. Chris started his career by taking a job at an up-and-coming investment firm. Within two years, under his guidance, his initiatives helped increase sales by 1,500% and made the firm #2 on “INC Magazine’s” fastest growing privately held companies list. However, while working and spending significant time in the same water as some of Wall Street’s most notorious “sharks”, Chris discovered how corrupt Wall Street could be.

The fact that so many executives with fancy college degrees and glowing resumes had the capacity, with no remorse, to scam their customers and the public at large, was mind-boggling. The “respected” firm that he helped build was nothing more than an opportunity for insiders to get rich and investors to lose their shirts. Instead of accepting the culture of gluttony and deceit like many others on Wall Street, Chris went on to blow the cover off the charade, exposing the countless instances of lies, greed and manipulation. Chris exposed the villains and facilitated in bringing down the very firm that he helped build, sacrificing millions for honesty and integrity.

After that eye-opening, life-changing experience, Chris dedicated himself to making sure Americans received the truth regarding what was really happening behind the scenes on Wall Street; not the fabrications and half-truths that the big firms and financial media outlets were churning out on a daily basis. Chris’ task in “analyzing the analysts” has made him the chief thorn in the side of the Wall Street elite. Never afraid to take on a giant, Chris has gone head to head with the large brokerage houses, the dot-com scams, Enron, WorldCom and corrupt politicians. He has warned America about the largest scandals and corruption years before they made headlines. Always fighting against the lies, greed and manipulation that scarred him, The Watchdog On Wall Street has one singular concern & focus: To serve the American consumer & investor.

About Christopher Markowski

Born and raised in upstate New York, far removed from the hustle and bustle of New York City, is the unlikely starting point for one of Wall Street’s most sincere and unique individuals. Christopher Markowski has carried the titles of author, investment banker, equity analyst, muckraker, all around trouble-maker, and most importantly consumer advocate.

He is the founder of the financial planning firm Markowski Investments, an institution that provides the highest level of financial planning to all people regardless of their net-worth. Christopher is the antithesis of what Wall Street has become; he believes that financial planning is a profession, not a vehicle for selling as many ridiculous financial products as possible. His clear-cut, honest approach is in complete contrast with the fabrication and deception that individual investors are exposed to every day.