Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
The forth of ten performances concluded last night at the super bowl of pro rodeo, the 56th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Thomas and Mack Arena was sold out for the 284th performance in a row since the WNFR moved to Las Vegas 30 years ago. Indian contestants are doing well, as we cover the success of Navajo’s Cassidy Dennison, Erich Rogers, Aaron Tsiniginie; Blackfeet, Dustin Bird and Cherokee Cowboy Justin McDaniel. We visited with Tim O’Connell after his win in the Bareback bronc Riding.
Kyle McCrory of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a Pro BMX Racer and our guest on this weeks Word With A Champ. Kyle started when he was 8 years old and is obviously still passionate about his sport. He discusses the possibility of implementing BMX racing into any community.
Our guest on this weeks Word With A Champ Radio Show is Fran Marchand, Colville Indian cowboy from Omak Washington. Fran was recently crowned as the Indian National Finals Rodeo World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in Las Vegas. Fran’s focus and desire to succeed are contagious as we listen to him discuss his role as a champion.
Scott Rogers, Paiute Indian cowboy, roped his way to an Indian National Finals Rodeo championship for 2014. There was no one more excited to win in Las Vegas than Scott. A hard working, family man shares his background and horsepower that lead to victory.
Blackfeet Indian cowboy from Browning Montana, Buck Lunak is our guest this week on Word With A Champ radio program. Buck is an Indian World Champion Bareback Bronc Rider. This mans focus on success is obvious during our visit in Las Vegas at the Indian National Finals Rodeo.
Pastor Mike Hecht from South Dakota is our guest this week on Word With A Champ for NV1 Radio Network. Pastor Mike discusses his career starting with serving the Navajo for 11 years, then the Cheyenne River Sioux. Pastor Mikes big heart is obvious as he shares his very active mind, that revolves around spiritual guidance.
Our guest today is Frank Renden, a Mescalero Apache originally from Texas, now living in Homestead Oregon. Frank is an entrepreneur, that you might say is a miniature stock contractor. His contribution to the world is providing Mutton Bustin competition at state and county fairs around the country. Frank is interesting to visit and discusses his contribution to the world, providing fun for children.
Wally Mosbrucker is the epitome of the example of being behind the scenes of any sports competition. In an observation, it may be noted that he does the work, that would usually take about 10 people to do. Wally took the time to visit with us and share some insight to his success. He discusses what it takes to be compatible with family in business and credits his mom as the one that keeps it all together.
Native American day in South Dakota is Monday, October 13, 2014. That was no small feat accomplished by Yankton Sioux Tribal member, Lynn “Smokey” Hart. Lynn single handedly addressed the late great Gov. George Mickelson and lawmakers to make changes for recognition of American Indians. South Dakota is the first state to recognize Native American Day and one of the last four states in the Union to recognize Martin Luther King Day annually. Hart, a veteran Marine discusses taking steps 24 years ago in 1990, changing the face of the nation, with his home state first, South Dakota, USA
The Northern State University Wolverine Marching Band, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, provided quite a show for the annual Marching Band Day in Menno, SD. They were a great influence for all of the high school marching band members competing. We had the opportunity for an interview with the three drum majors, two gals and a very charismatic future Marine. Their enthusiasm expresses the opportunities, fun and potential scholarships in their field of entertainment around sports.