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Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy is a weekly radio talk show aimed at mentoring small businesses and start-ups. It airs live every Friday, 2 pm CST, in Little Rock, Arkansas, on KABF, FM 88.3. The hour long show features FlagandBanner.com owner Kerry McCoy discussing a variety of business topics with other business owners. Guests and topics are chosen to provide listeners with insight into the world of owning a small business. Caller participation is encouraged.

Call or email your questions during the show between 2-3 p.m. central time on Friday.


Up in Your Business is a weekly radio talk show in which Kerry McCoy, owner of AFB, interviews successful business owners who share their story of ambition, entrepreneurship, and luck. It airs live every Friday, 2 pm CST, in Little Rock, Arkansas, on KABF, FM 88.3. Guests inspire listeners with their insights and life experiences. Join kerry for this personal and provocative hour of engaging biographies. Listeners are encouraged to call with comments and questions. Read more of Kerry’s story…

Got questions for Kerry and her guest?

Dial 501-433-0088 between 2-3 p.m. central time on Friday and have your question ready to ask live during the show or email questions@upyourbusiness.org.

 

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Tune in to hear Kerry talk with General Wesley Clark, founder and CEO of Wesley K Clark & Associates

Air Date: July 14, 2017

This week’s guest is General Wesley Clark, CEO of Wesley K Clark & Associates. During his 38 years of service in the United States Army, Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring from the military in 2000, he has become an investment banker, businessman, commentator, author and teacher. In September 2003, he answered the call to stand as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, where his campaign won the state of Oklahoma and launched him to national prominence before he returned to the private sector in February 2004. Clark has chaired several public and private companies, and is a progressive leader in pursuing energy solutions.

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Kerry and her guest Michele Fincher talks traditional Chinese Medicine and more

Air Date: July 7, 2017

Michele Fincher, owner of Healing Points Acupuncture clinic. Fincher is dedicated to bringing relief and healthy vitality to individuals, children, and families of all ages throughout the Natural State via traditional Chinese Medicine. Fincher is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Arkansas and California, and is a nationally certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine.

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Kerry talks with Rebecca Rice Managing Partner and founder of Rebecca A. Rice & Associates

Air Date: June 30, 2017

Managing Partner and Founder of Rebecca A. Rice & Associates. Rebecca Rice has been a financial planner for 28 years. Her breadth of experience helps her clients navigate all aspects of gaining financial freedom and wealth management.  Read More....

 


Brothers Gio and Vince Bruno, owners of Bruno’s Little Italy

Air Date: June 16, 2017

Giovanni (Gio) Bruno, one of the owners of Bruno’s Little Italy – an award winning Italian restaurant in downtown Little Rock. Vincenzo Gennaro Nicolo (Vince) Bruno, Giovanni (Gio) Bruno and their brother, James Earnest Bruno (who goes by Jay) are the local scions of the late restaurateur Vincenzo “Jimmy” Bruno. All of the brothers worked in the restaurant at some point in their lives, and they’ve come back together so they can re-create it in a way that their father would immediately recognize... just in a new location on Little Rock’s historic Main Street. Read more...

 


Richard Deutsch, Owner of Piano Kraft, Located on South Main in Littler Rock

Air Date: June 16, 2017

Richard Deutsch, Owner of Piano Kraft located on South Main in Little Rock, came to the Natural State after selling pianos for many years in Dallas, Texas. He and his family made the move and have been committed to the Little Rock community ever since.

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John Cain Joins Kerry McCoy to discuss his more than 50 years in radio

Air Date: June 9, 2017

John Cain, is a man who experienced the south go through Jim Crow to desegregation and has been a familiar radio voice for half a century in central Arkansas. He is also known for his efforts to preserve African-American culture in Arkansas. Cain is program director of community radio station KABF-FM 88.3 and host of KUAR's 52nd Street Jazz for more than three decades. 

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Tommy Jameson President & Principal Architect at JAMESON Architects P.A.

Air Date: June 2, 2017

Tommy Jameson of Jameson Architects P.A. is a native Arkansan who graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1977, and has lived in Little Rock since that time.  After becoming interested in historic architecture during his senior year of college, Tommy purchased his first historic home shortly after graduation.  Since that time, he and his wife have rehabilitated three more historic homes. 

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Kerry and her guest Skip Rutherford discuss the U of A Clinton School of Public Service

Air Date: May 26, 2017

Kerry’s guest this week is James “Skip” Rutherford. He is a long-standing figure in Arkansas politics, working as a key advisor on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and later serving as president of the Clinton Foundation and as dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Rutherford also led the effort to plan the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, which would garner him several awards.

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Riverfest Organizers DeAnna Korte and Stephen Bentley

Air Date: May 19, 2017

This week’s guest is DeAnna Korte, Executive Director of Riverfest, Inc. from 2004 to present. Riverfest has become the largest festival in Arkansas. DeAnna leads all aspects of Riverfest operations, manages a $2.8 million budget and leads a team of 250 volunteers. Amazingly she accomplishes this with only one full-time and two part-time employees assisting her

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Don Dugan founder Dugan's Pub & Skye's Bistro

Air Date: May 12, 2017

On the show this week is, Don Dugan, owner operator of Stratton’s Market & Skye’s Bistro. Don was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1969, and is a Parkview High School grad class of 1987, who went on to attend both ASU and UALR. Over the next 30 years he has built quite an extensive and expansive culinary industry resume, spanning throughout central Arkansas. As many of us have started with humble beginnings so has Don Dugan. His first restaurant job (Shoney’s on Markham 1984) began his career path with the first steps of learning his now current trade. He began as so many in the field of customer service as a dish washer and server. Read More...


Alan Leveritt publisher of the Arkansas Times

Air Date: May 5, 2017

In 1974, Alan Leveritt and a few friends launched the Arkansas Times, an alternative monthly magazine that provided political and cultural news to the state. Leveritt had gotten his start in the media business during his college days in the early 1970s at Little Rock University, now the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). He founded and operated an independent student newspaper, Essence. On its editorial page, Essence supported Leveritt’s personal politics, which embraced the ideas of libertarianism and the Young Americans for Freedom party. Read More …


Larry Graham and Ann Ballard

Air Date: April 28, 2017

Ann has been actively involved in historic preservation and restoration since 1994. She is co-owner and a conservator of Bryan & Devan Conservation with her daughter, Laura Curtner. Both Ann and Laura are members of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. As a Clinical Instructor at UCA, her courses include History of Architecture, Interiors and Furnishings and Historic Preservation. 

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Jean Paul Francoeur President of JP Fitness

Air Date: April 21, 2017

Jean-Paul Francoeur: Jean-Paul built a thriving personal-training business and he owned the a high-end heath club called JP Fitness for 16 years before he sold it in 2008. He was the “Golf Performance and Functional Training Specialist” at Alotian Golf Club several years and now is a certified ARPwave therapist helping people with injuries and chronic pain get back to living life to the fullest.

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Wade Rathke founder of ACORN

Air Date: April 14, 2017

Wade Rathke has worked for and founded a series of organizations dedicated to winning social justice, workers rights, and a democracy where “the people shall rule”. He began his career as an organizer for the NWRO (National Welfare Rights Organization) in Springfield, Massachusetts. After beginning with NWRO, Rathke started an organization in Arkansas that would have a base in the general community, not just welfare recipients.

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Father Fred Ball of San Damiano Ecumenical Catholic Church

Air Date: April 7, 2017

Kerry’s guest this week is Father Fred Ball of San Damiano Ecumenical Catholic Church. Father Fred Ball, started San Damiano in early 2006 with his wife (yes, his wife — that’s a big difference between Roman Catholicism and ecumenical Catholicism).

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Joe Calhoun of Calhoun Law Firm

Air Date: March 31, 2017

Joe Calhoun of Calhoun Law Firm has over twenty-five years of legal and business related experience in commercial litigation and client counseling, especially in the intellectual property fields.Read More …


Tune in this week to hear Kerry’s guest Laura StanleyTune in this week to hear Kerry’s guest Laura Stanley

Air Date: March 24, 2017

Kerry’s guest this week is 3rd generation jeweler Laura Stanley. She reinvented herself professionally following last year’s closure of her family’s business, Stanley Jewelers Gemologists. Stanley Jewelers closed its doors after eight decades in business. Laura now works by appointment only. She has a great selection of estate jewelry for clients to choose from, can Read More …


Kerry talks with her guests about the “Dream Land” documentary and AETN’s upcoming programsKerry talks with her guests about the “Dream Land” documentary and AETN’s upcoming programs

Air Date: March 17, 2017

Tune in to hear Kerry’s guests talk about AETN’s up-coming “Dream Land” documentary! Tune in to hear Kerry talk with her guests from AETN and the Dream Land documentary. Her guests will include: DeWayne Wilbur- AETN Director of Operations, Tanisha Joe- AETN Creative Director, Gabe Mayhan- Director of Photography for Dream Land and Casey Sanders-Read More …


Lorre Moore-Parrish and staff at Sheridan White Rock Inc.Tune in to hear guest Lorre Parrish

Air Date: March 10, 2017

Lorre Moore-Parrish is the co-owner of Sheridan White Rock, Inc. located near Sheridan, Arkansas. Sheridan White Rock, Inc. is a second-generation family business that Parrish runs with her sister, Tera Harper. The sisters have been co-owners for the past 14 years. Sheridan White Rock, Inc. mines a rare, milky white quartz sold for landscaping, epoxy Read More …


Barry Corkern and Kerry McCoyTune in to hear guests Barry Corkern, Ryan Herget and Matt McLeod!

Air Date: March 3, 2017

Due to a scheduling conflict, this week Kerry hosted a look back at previous broadcasts. The show featured three guests from various backgrounds with information to help businesses of all types. Barry Corkern, financial expert was featured along with the owner of Chef Shuttle, Ryan Herget and artist and gallery owner Matt McLeod. Read More …


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