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Home Ditty and Startup Stories

Each month Mike Colwell from SquareOneDSM joins us with his featured guest for Startup Stories. This month we get to visit with Katie Byers from HomeDitty a remarkable business idea that puts professional musicians into homes for home concerts. Since launching this winter, and with no marketing budget, Katie has expanded HomeDitty to hundreds of "host families" where musicians have had the opportunity to get paid while traveling. And, know what? Once this launches nationwide...look out! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts from Cityview joins us to highlight his top picks of "Stuff to DO in the Metro". This weekend we talk guns, apples, Latino Festival, DSM Social Club and much more. Listen in..and hey, it's  just plain fun! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

Always fun it's Jeff Pitts talking about "Stuff to Do" this week in the Des Moines Metro. We chat about cricket, music, wrestling, books and more. Jeff Pitts from Cityview and "Stuff to Do" yet this week!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Gilroy’s Our Restaurant of the Week!

Meet Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's on 8th Street in West Des Moines. Here we learn more about Carl, the food that they call, "Stylish Amerian Comfort Food", why they are open so damn early, and the legend that still calls out to fans on Wednesday nights and live music. BTW did you know "gilroy" means "redhead" in Gaelic? See what you learn here! Spend some time with us and learn more about our Restaurant of the Week...Gilroy's Kitchen, Pub & Patio!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Talking Music with Gary Williams of L.A.M.E. Nation

When we answered the phone and Gary Williams asked about appearing on The Business News Hour we had to dig deeper into exactly 'what' his business is. We're grateful we asked the question. Here Gary shares with us his work as a music promoter, artist and devoted son who does what he does so his Mom can someday retire from being a Certified Nursing Assistant. To connect with Gary here is his Facebook Page for L.A.M.E. Nation and Duke The Truth. We asked our producer Tyler Hackenmiller to inject some thoughts as well. Side note...this conversation gives us great confidence in the future. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Nadas and the Business of Music

They have been kicking around creating music and performing for nearly 25 years. Meet Mike Butterworth and Jason Walsmith the founders of The Nadas. Here we talk about those early days, how music has changed what goes into creating what they do and how the business operates without a major label recording contract. It's a great conversation about the back-story of some hard working music professionals and their journey.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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IowaStock 2017 Update with Jonathan

Every few weeks we're here to bring you an update on, what we believe will be, the biggest musical event Iowa has ever seen. With us in studio is Jonathan Narcisse who is the person behind IowaStock 2017 All Iowa Music and Arts Fair a four day event taking place over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. With over 200 musical acts on ten stages, camping, food, drink and more it will be a festival like nothing we've seen. Strap in for this fun interview with Jonathan...and then head to the IowaStock 2017 website for more.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Stuff to Do with Cityview and Cady Colosimo!

Our regular lifestyle contributor, Jeff Pitts, is on assignment for Cityview so he sent along Cady Colosimo another Cityview writer to share with us "Stuff to DO in the Metro". Here she is with her top list of things going on Saturday into next week...get your planner out and then GET OUT! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Singer Songwriter Roxi Copland Kicks Off a Summer Tour in Des Moines

She's back....Roxi Copland came by the studio to chat about her summer tour before the launch at Peace Tree Brewing in the East Village. Here we talk with the 2016 Wisconsin Jazz Artist of the Year about the music from her new release "Bad Decision" and then get into a conversation about being an independent recording artist and all the business that needs to be done way before (and after) a major release. Enjoy the conversation and the music. To learn more about the tour and the music here is the link to Roxi's website.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Des Moines Arts Festival - Fun Times!

Just days away from the 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival and we were thrilled to have Stephen King and Kristian Day take some time away and be with us in studio to talk about the "back-story". Here we talk about the festival, what it means to Des Moines, the artists and what one thing you can do to enhance your experience. What started back in 1958 as "Art in the Park" has grown to become an international sensation. Then we learn from Kristian that the Interrobang Film Festival, which has been part of the Des Moines Arts Festival will, this year, become a "stand-alone" event in the East Village. Some great radio here...enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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