There Is A Season with Bob and Gloria

Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 11:23 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 11:21 AM

Listen to There Is A Season Show every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on AM1290 and News 95.7FM WHIO.

There is a Season was designed to serve as an information resource and network for individuals concerned about planning for life changes, aging and the care of their families. Among our topic "categories" are:

Health, Medicine and Wellness

Financial, Legal and Insurance Issues

Property and Residential Considerations

Building Better Family Relationships

Personal, Lifelong Enrichment & "Becoming"

The There is a Season Radio Show was the first element in this resource "family," followed by this web site. In the near future, we hope to expand the There is a Season platform with additional tools, partner experts, seminars, publications, multi-media and other services and products that help individuals and families live fuller, richer lives, less encumbered by last-minute crises, misunderstanding, and heartache. We appreciate your support as we all figure out how we change, how we age, and how we care for one another. Thank you.

Bob Wolfe, Host/Executive Producer

Bob is a longtime research, marketing and media professional who has made Ohio is home for over 30 years. He has conducted hundreds of interviews and in-depth research with individuals and families, business and consumer clients, and celebrities from Congressman Mike Turner to musician John Legend. He has also worked with dozens of healthcare, technology, government, education and non-profit organizations, translating their business goals into successful, award-winning campaigns. His passion for bringing light to the challenges of change, aging and care that affect families goes back years. His work in media and particularly in radio led him to comment:

"With all that is discussed in talk radio these days - politics, sports, money, home improvement, gardening, cooking - why are we not also talking about some of the biggest, thorniest issues facing our families and society today? We're getting older and living longer. Many are starting families later, and the role and impact of the traditional family has changed. What will we do with the latter decades of our lives? What legacy will we leave our children? Can we prepare better? Are we properly focused on relationships and caring? These are the things Gloria and I have talked about in our own families and with each other. We just figured that moving our "kitchen conversations" to the airwaves made sense. I hope our listeners agree."

Gloria Shanahan, Co-Host and Researcher Director

Gloria is a native Midwesterner who has also made Ohio her home for many years. Having survived a terrible car accident years ago and more recently, having beaten cancer, she knows only too well how precious each day of life is. Trained in special education and serving for years as a caregiver, Gloria has always sought to infuse a combination of tenderness, friendship and inspiration into her work and personal relationships. Having seen her own family and her friend's families wrestle with a variety of change, aging and care issues, she also passionately believes there is much we can share with each other- and much we can learn- in dealing with some of life's most pressing challenges:

"Doing There is a Season was simultaneously foreign and familiar to me at first. I had not worked in radio, but as my friends will tell you, I've never been short of words. When Bob and I realized we were talking about a lot of the same kinds of things...when similar topics kept cropping up in conversations within our respective families and all around us...we realized that it was time to explore having a more public conversation about change, aging and how we're caring for each other. Every day I'm convinced others want to join this conversation, too."

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Financial Engines Investing Sense

Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 3:40 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 3:34 PM

What happens when a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and an everyday investor sit down each week to talk about how to better understand today's financial and retirement landscape? Investing Sense!

Every Saturday, Investing Sense hosts Andy Smith and Bob Richards each bring a different perspective as they talk about the financial and retirement topics that are on your mind – whether it’s your 401(k), managing investments and taxes for your IRA, dealing with market ups and downs or bouncing back from life’s curveballs.

Joining Andy and Bob each week are our industry experts and influencers who help break down what you need to know when it comes to your 401(k), the markets and economy, retirement income sources and avoid financial advice that's not in your best interest.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements

Meet the Hosts of Investing Sense™

Andy Smith

Andy Smith, CFP®, has worked as a financial advisor for nearly 15 years and has helped thousands of investors navigate a variety of markets to achieve their long-term financial and retirement goals. Through his years of on-the-ground interactions, he’s forged an understanding of what investors need and want – not just from their accounts but from their relationships with an advisor.

Luckily, Andy’s advising doesn’t stop in the office. He’s spent more than a decade on the local and national airwaves guiding listeners toward all of their investment and retirement goals – all while offering clear and actionable advice on everything from personal finance and investing to the economy.

Between his roles as an advisor and radio-show host, Andy’s spare time is limited, but what little he does have he enjoys spending with his wife and children – he’s able to volunteer at the children’s school, and the family travels the world together.

Andy considers himself on-call 24/7 and is excited to help you achieve your financial and retirement goals – and, quite possibly, learn something cool and have fun in the process.

Bob Richards

Bob Richards represents the voice of the everyday investor by asking the questions that are on the minds of listeners.

Until recently, Bob has been a self-proclaimed do-it-yourself investor and admits to having learned some valuable financial lessons by making mistakes just like everyone else. Because he’s not an investment advisor, he knows all too well the challenges that investors face and is ready to use his own real-life experience to help listeners avoid similar pitfalls.

Bob has been in the radio industry for over 30 years and is an award-winning radio programmer. Bob and Andy have known each other for almost a decade as their paths have crossed in the radio world. Off the air, Bob is an avid runner, reader and Colts fan. He lives in Indianapolis with his family.

Financial Engines Investing Sense

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Auto Talk with Dave and Jan Murphy

Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 4:26 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 4:24 PM

Join Dave and Jan Murphy on Saturdays from Noon to 1 pm. Dave Murphy, who is ASE Master Certified, began at his current Beavercreek location in 1974 as a Technician. He purchased the Auto Repair Center in 1994 and has run his award winning Family Business along with his wife Jan for over 20 years. 

Dave Murphy participates annually in “Brakes For Breasts Fundraiser” (Breast Cancer Research), 1-800 Charity Cars (has donated over 18 cars in 6 years), Miami Valley Military Affairs Association, Sinclair Automotive Science Advisory Board, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Automotive Merit Badge Trainer, Women’s Car Care Clinics and has been awarded Top 12 shops out of 1200 successful repair shops across U.S. and Canada by Automotive Training Institute.

Dave and Jan Murphy will be discussing important automotive topics including common sense repairs, how maintenance can save you money over the life of your car, how to choose a repair center based on your or your family’s needs, what noises and system warning lights to address, safety concerns and other automotive topics. Be sure and call the show live on Saturdays from Noon to 1:00 or e-mail your questions to In case you missed it be sure and check out the podcasts.

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Published: Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

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The Chad Benson Show 

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:46 AM

R. Scott Campbell
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The Chad Benson Show is WHIO Radio’s newest talk show airing every Tuesday through Saturday  Midnight to 1 a.m.

Chad Benson doesn’t look or sound like a typical talk radio host. And that’s a GREAT thing. Conversational, informative, irreverent and very FUNNY. Chad’s take on the issues offers a refreshing sound that gives talk listeners the hard news and opinion that they need in a thoughtful, entertaining way that they CRAVE.

At 44, Chad is part of a New Generation of talk hosts that is able to connect with talk’s existing demo while bringing new and younger listeners into the format. Chad is an accomplished talk show host boasting over 22 years experience in the entertainment industry. He started in music radio in the 1990s at the legendary KRTH in Los Angeles as the Executive Producer of the Robert W. Morgan Show and has also been featured on Los Angeles radio stations such as KZLA-FM and KNCI-FM and KWOD-FM in Sacramento. Chad has also honed his skills as a voice artist for several Hollywood productions and has been the voice of several cartoon characters.

Chad’s sense of showmanship and entertainment, developed from years in music radio, has had a huge influence on him as a talk host, which is where his true passion lies. Using this creativity from the music side of the business, Chad honed his talk skills at Talk Radio UK as one of the first commercial talk hosts to take on the mighty BBC, boasting over a quarter million listeners per week. With success and experience abroad, Chad returned to the U.S. and hosted programs in Palm Springs at K-NEWS-FM and in San Antonio at KTSA-AM. “Chad Benson is not the usual talk host. His entertaining style, and passion for talk radio, helped develop him into a great talent. He’s not afraid to go places the average talk host will not tread. Very unique!”, says Greg Martin, Operations Manager / Program Director, Alpha Media San Antonio.

In his early years, fresh out of school, Chad left everything he knew at home in Southern California to play professional soccer in Europe and was talented enough to be signed onto the rosters of several teams including the Bristol Rovers, the Fallkirk Scotland and the Portsmouth Football Club.

Chad has a son named Jack, who has changed his world.

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