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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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Stuff to DO with Jeff Pitts and Cityview

He's back with his picks of Stuff to DO in the Metro! It's Jeff Pitts our lifestyle contributor from Cityview. Here he talks about Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Naked Magicians, The Relay for Life, the Baseball Hall of Fame and what to expect there. Next week it's Music in the Park in Windsor Heights with the Bob Door Blue Band, Valley Junction turns 30 and Cityview celebrates a birthday during Johnston Green Days! Listen in and then...GO! 

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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Checking in on IowaStock 2017

Five weeks ago we introduced you to Jonathan Narcisse and IowaStock 2017. We thought it was time to catch up on the progress of the four day music and arts fair scheduled over the Labor Day weekend. Three words, "He's been busy." Here Jonathan talks about the over 200 musical acts, the importance of this being "All Iowa" and more... Oh, if you want to check out the videos he's been shooting here is the link to IowaStock Entertainment

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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HomeDitty with Katie Byers

Meet Katie Byers the founder of HomeDitty a "home concert" portal. Think a dating site but designed to put artists in touch with home-owners who will host a musical performance. She's been working this idea for a couple of years and launched in February. And she has hosts in 22 states. Good times with HomeDitty!

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 is Coming and it is BIG!

If the voice and the face are familiar...they should be. Jonathan Narcisse has been involved many things from politics to publishing. Now he is launching the biggest musical talent event Iowa has ever seen. Calling it IowaStock (think Woodstock) an all Iowa music and arts fair Jonathan is bringing over 160 acts...all with an Iowa connection for a party that will last four days...and nights. Hang on...this is BIG! 

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, at the end of our broadcast week, we bring in Jeff Pitts from Cityview of Des Moines to share with us "Stuff to DO in the Metro" and he's got quite a list. From the circus coming to town to trivia night to the Funny Bone loads of things to do this weekend into next week. Have some fun already...

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 5:05pm 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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