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April 19, 2014 - Audio from show will be available here to hear...Monday around noon or sooner!
SAVE by Clicking the West Marine Banner on my home page - $15 off $200 with promo code WMAFF...
We will also hear about the Piranha Props with President of the company..Brad Stahl.  These "breakaway" bladed props are unique and Brad will explain their design...ease of changing out...and the money you can save over other props...without loss of performance.  www.Piranha.com
Capt. Clint Robert of the Log Recovery Team/DreadKnots has Piranha Props as their offical prop...check them out on the History Channel.  Web link for more on River Log Team!

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK is May 17-23 with lots of activities planned for that week...and Rachael Johnson, Executive Director of the National Safe Boating Council comes on board with all the details.  I'm going to be wearing my life jacket to work...get details and join me...take a Selfie...and send it in!

MIDWESTBOATPARTY.COM presents the Support our Troops Poker Run in June and Ed Champion teams up with Bob to tell about the organizations beginnings...and details of this event that raises lots of money for HEROS...more details in this segment. We've covered this event for four years now and it keeps growing.
www.midwestboatparty.com

BOAT INSURANCE...Many of us don't think much about it until the renewal notice comes...or we have an accident or some damage is caused to our boat.  Now is the time to learn  more about how BOAT US Marine Insurance is quite different that what you may be used to.  Becky Reinaker, Assistant VP, Underwriting will share with lots some great info on their wide range of policies...and how easy it is to get coverage...and how fast they respond when there is a crisis! www.boatus.com/insurance

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - April IN Water Boat Show is this weekend at Dog Days...Lake of the Ozarks with Bob broadcasting live Friday.  In other news...two product tests/reviews are underway...Davis Rail Light...and the new Reflective Dock Lines from Shakespeare.  In other news...a boating fatality last week is 1st for LOTO...Boating Education Classes for Missouri boaters are scheduled, we'll have the list...Message in a bottle found 101 years after it wa launched...Granddaughter is amazed...Crew from the WWI USS Razorback goes aboard their sub for repairs and a week of getting back together...US Navy cristens the first of three USS Zumwalt STEALTH Warship....



April 12, 2014 - show audio now ready for listening...thanks for stopping by.
LOMDA APRIL IN WATER BOAT SHOW with Mike Kenegy, Executive Director...and Chad Crouch with Marine Max talking about what they will be showing and selling at the show April 18-19-20 at Dog Days Lake of the Ozarks.  Join Bob there during the show...and listen for live remote on Friday afternoon...opening day!

Boating Scams...don't be taken when buying...or selling a boat.  Charles Fort, Boat US Consumer Affairs Director joins the show to discuss some recent scams that have been showing up...and some older ones that still catch innocent people. 

Marine Max "Western Command" opens in Laurie, MO...on the West Side...and David Paisley is the Manager.  Bob caugh up with him and found out more about the location...and the drawing underway to win a Sea Ray 190 Sport...a $40,000 boat that is to be drawn before the 4th of July!

Naming your boat...and then getting that name in Graphics for the stern is what Heather Lougheed, Dir. of Membership with BOAT US will be discussing with Bob in this segment. 

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - Two product reviews are underway-Reflective Dock Lines from Shakespeare...and the Davis Instruments Rail Light Premium...reports soon.  Also the Great Lakes finally get some dredging funds...living aboard in winter in Boston Harbor-a story by Jeremy Fox Boston Globe...Naming and Christening your boat-how and when did it start...and what are the customs surrounding it...Neil Armstrong gets his name on a vessel that is Christened by his widow...and finally it has happened...a boater can't figure out why their new boat won't get up on plane...you will not believe this one!


April 5, 2014 - show audio posted and ready for listening 12:24pm 4 6 2014
"Western Command" reopens...Marine Max Lake of the Ozarks celebrates the opening of the Laurie location and listeners can register to win a Sea Ray 190...Plus the Brad Smith Memorial Poker Run is coming to Grand Lake in NE Oklahoma.  Jeremy Mullins of Ugly Johns Thunder Bay Marina will provide details and some background on this new event.

Lake Havasu Boat Show is the largest in the SW...and Bob Brown, Operations/Marketing Manager shares details on the show...some very interesting features are included in the show....taking place next weekend.

TITANIC PART 2 with Cdr. Dick Patton...can you believe that when the Titanic struck the iceberg...they did know there exact position?  And what about the Captain of the ship...was he fit to be in command?  Answers...maybe...listen in as we approach the anniversary of the April 15, 1912 sinking.

BOAT US MEMBERSHIP feature with Dir. of Membership Heather Lougheed...she has lots to tell us about the many...many benefits of joining the over 500,000 members.

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS...New interactive simulator is up and running by the US Power Squadron...Missouri's Water Patrol offering Boater Education Classes...Check your Buoys as many have moved from their assigned locations and who to notify for replacement...inventor of the HOBIE has died...Hobert "Hobie" Alter passed away last week at 81...are you helping to spread Invasive Species?  Story out of Minnesota says that only 1 in 5 boaters is breaking the law now...and Boston Whaler is expanding and adding 46 new full time jobs.

March 29, 2014 - audio links uploaded as of 12:32pm 3/30/2014
SPRING-APRIL IN THE WATER BOAT SHOW at Lake of the Ozarks presented by the LOTO Marine Dealers Association and their new Executive Director Mike Kenegy joins us with all the details...coming off the successful St. Charles Show.
www.lotomarinedealers.com

17th Annual SPRING HARBOR HOP at Lake of the Ozarks is coming in early May and Heather Brown...Dir. of member Services with www.FunLake.com and the LOTO CVB comes aboard with details...when and where...how much...and a bit of history about this event, too.
www.funelake.com

TITANIC HISTORY...some stories you may have never heard before in Part 1 of our interivew with Cdr. Dick Patton...a marine investigator for years...communications breakdowns, more people in lifeboats, the Captains qualifications?  Very interesting stuff about the sinking of the Titanic...April 15, 1912.

WATER SAFETY DAY at Lake of the Ozarks as presented by the LOTO Water Safety Council...Trish Creah, Chairperson gives details on the newest program "Life Jacket Zone" and an update on "Think before you sink...designate a captain".  
www.safelake.org

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS....and a great boating song by Styx in our final segment this week.



March 22, 2014 - Show audio uploaded 3 23 2014 6 23pm.
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ST. PAT'S DAY BOAT PARADE AND BLESSING OF THE FLEET...Guests include Pamela Lanier of the Ozark BBQ...Dana with the Lake West Chamber...Bill Long and family from Overland Park...and Father Pat issuing the Blessing of the Fleet!

MarineMax Marina Marketing Manager Tawney Daggett comes on board with lots of details on this tour of the MarineMax complex...main building, docks, service and storage, gas dock and parties/events that are part of being a MarineMax customer.  www.marinemaxmissouri.com

It was buried for decades...but the Steamship Heroine has come back to life in the Oklahoma Musuem in OK City...David Davis, Director of Exhibits shares the story of the discovery of this vessel that sank in the Red River in 1838...and what you will see when you visit the museum.   www.okhistory.org

"Run Wild Across America with your Wilder RV"...pulling your boat, of course!  Preston Smith of Wilder RV in Clinton, Missouri fills us in on what campers/RV'ers need to be doing to get ready for that first pull of the year.  He will also provide some info on a very special event coming early April!   www.wilderrv.com

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS...Truman Lake Visitors Center new open for the season at Warsaw...Spring Break boating accident sends one to the hospital and one to jail on BUI charges...will the Captain Larry Don be raised...another ship, the Big Bear Pirate Ship has the same fate...will crews be able to bring these to iconic vessels back to the surface? CleanDrainDry.org and the Stop Aqutic Hitchhikers Partner in Action this month is from Minnesota...and finally we have three marine industry obits...Mack Maloney, CDR John Hamma and "Bo" Callaway...details on them in this segment...along with a famous song about a boat sung by John Denver.



March 15, 2014 - audio ready for your listening pleasure! 3/16/2014 2:57pm
MISSOURI CLEAN STREAMS TEAMS celebrating 25 years of volunteer efforts at removing trash and debris from our waterways...Amy Meier, MDC Fisheries Biologist comes on board with details on their efforts...and how they are celebrating this milestone.

BOAT US FOUNDATION's Amanda Perez talks with us about the boating education opportunities that the Foundation provides.  www.boatus.com/foundation

BOAT SHOW CALENDAR/BOATER EDUCATION CLASSES

Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol's Lt. Clardy spoke recently at the Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council meeting and provided the group with some details on drowings and boating fatalities from 2013...and talked about their efforts to curtain "BUI" around the lake and waterways of the state.


March 8, 2014 - Audio ready to play as of 3/9/2:24pm Daylight Savings Time!
Coming off the Lake West Chamber Business Expo that was a great success...Join us for the Lake's Products and Services Show this weekend...Country Club Hotel on HH Lake Ozark...9-5 Saturday.  Register for some great prizes.  What do The Beatles and Cigarette have in common?  Look at the front page...and listen to the show!

What do 60 different groups with over 800 volunteers do each Spring and Fall at Lake of the Ozarks? They clean up the shorelines!  Bryan Vance, Coordinator of the Adopt-A-Shoreline program joins us with details on this effort beginning next week and running for a month in preparation for the upcoming boating season.

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - The Beatles and Cigarette...great story from 50 years ago.  Mercury Marine wins a state award...NMMA releases info on how many recreational boats are registered in Missouri and Illinois and we were surprized by the number...before you start it up, check the equipment out and we have a few things to look over on our checklist...Springfield Marine owner Carnahan dies...and Winter Weather Snow Storms damage marinas and boats in Texas and Arkansas.

The oldest Marina in the country is where?  Neil Ross, Marina Historian who writes for the Marina Dock Age Magazine will come on board with some stories of how Docks...and Marinas got started in America...and he's share some inside stories about the oldest marinas in the US.

Six months out is not too soon to be talking about the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout!  So we catch up with Ron Duggan (Captain Ron as he's known) and get the early news about plans for the August 23-24 event.  Some improvements will take place in some of the weeklong activities surrounding the races...and the real purpose of the event will also be discussed...one major change will be the Mini Shootout that is being moved.  The biggest question is how will this years event top the 25th.
www.LakeoftheOzarksShootout.org


March 1, 2014 - Audio posted for your listening pleasure on demand...

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS...a variety of stories of interest to boaters everywhere...Boating Education Classes by Missouri Water Patrol and the US Sail & Power Squadron Kansas City...Fire in Marina in Washington destroys at least 7 boats...cause not determined...

Over 600 plungers... raised $208,000...had to get wet doing it...the Polar Plunge at Lake of the Ozarks Afterglow is in this segment...featuring Crystal Schuster of Special Olympics Missouri...two Plungers...and the Polar Bear Oath!  Some fun...great people for a great cause.

Don't start that marine engine until you have tested the fuel...great advise from Gail Macri of Fuel Test Kit dot com. Gail will be with us for two segments today...here's part one.

Fuel Test Kit...Part two.  www.fueltestkit.com - click link on front page SAVE 10% with promo coupon code NO WAKE ZONE

Sell it all...buy a boat..."Leap of Faith" author Ed Robinson joins us with his story of leaving the corporate world behind...and living aboard in Florida.


February 22, 2014 - Audio ready now 1:10pm cst 2/23/2014
POLAR PLUNGE DAY..."All the snow is gone...and the Ice is melting...." AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS...Boating Education Classes, 73rd Birthday of the Coast Guard Reserves, Louisana boating fatalities down due to several factors, Captain of HMS Bounty blamed for sinking, Founder of Cabela's dies this week and Minnesota is the Partner in Action for             www.cleandraindry.org.

BOATING EDUCATION CLASSES are beginning around Missouri and Sergeant Bill Lowe with MSHP Water Patrol Division our of Lee's Summit will talking about the importance of taking the classes...and some other great info about boating safety.

BOAT SHOW AFTERGLOW...from the Overland Park Boat Show Connie Weyer with Advance Marine and US Coast Guard Aux. Detachment Commander Lake Perry, Michael Tanner will be on with us.  Some great info in these two segments!
www..085.wow.uscgaux.info

TALL SHIPS are magnificent...and you can see some of the best up close when the 2014 Tall Ships Festival opens in Los Angeles...Craig Samborski, event organizer will join us to provide some great info on what's happening to the Post of LA...and with this August 2014 event.

OSS LAKE RACE 2014 is coming to Lake of the Ozarks...with more racing boats already signed up...and more to follow.  Wendy White is the Executive Director of the Lake Area Chamber...and the Volunteer Coordinator for the event...she's joining us with lots of great info about this June event centered around the Bagnell Dam Strip area...along with a few miles of water from the Dam!
www.lakerace.com

February 15, 2014 - audio uploaded for your listening enjoyment 2/16 8:22amcst
PRESIDENTIAL BOATERS...Washington and Lincoln used boats...but how? Polar Plunge is next Saturday...will it be an ice skating party or a real dunk?  Boating Education Classes update...Eagle Scout life jacket loaner project helps to save lives...15 Year Old girl in Scotland volunteers to drive rescue boat..."911 on docks" is a law in Missouri...what does it mean and how could it help you?  Brunswick Corporation schedules USPS for employee training.

LAKE WEST CHAMBER New Executive Director, Karie Maasan will be our guest to tell us her story of success working on the west side...then giving details about the March 15th St. Pat's Day Boat Parade and the upcoming March 1st Business Expo. www.lakewestchamber.com

ST. LOUIS BOAT & SPORTSHOW begins at the end of the month and Show Manager Mark Adams comes on board with lots of details and some surprises that will be enjoyed by all that attend www.stlouisboatshow.com

LOTO BUSINESS CONFERENCE with Trish Creach, Ex. Dir. Camdenton Chamber with details on why Lake area businesses should participate and/or attend. 

MARINE MAX "BOAT CRAWL" is this weekend and Frank Svobada, Sales Manager tells us that this new event ties in with the LOTO Pub Crawl...where some 8,000 poeple are expected to visit the lake area on Saturday.  Frank will also share some info about the marina facilities, spring commissioning, and their upcoming two boat shows.
BOAT SHOW AFTERGLOW will also feature PDQ Marine and Glencove Marina with interviews from the Overland Park Boat Show which took place back in January.



February 8, 2014 - audio segments ready for your listening enjoyment 2/9 1:32pm cst
OPENING show segment

MORE BOAT SHOW AFTERGLOW from the Overland Park Boat Show - Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association show...featuring MarineMax with Frank Svobada and the new GM Mark Higdon...Capt. Dave Ansderson with Lake Tow BOAT US...and Pete Zimmerman with Paradise Upholstery.

ETHANOL UPDATE - We'll have Nicole Wood with BOAT US Government Affairs on board to update us on what's happening with the E-10/E15 issues...
www.boatus.com/gov

WATER SAFETY DAY is coming up April 4th at Lake of the Ozarks...Trish Creach, chairperson for the LOTO Water Safety Council will tell us about the efforts of this all volunteer group and their plans to make 2014 the safest year on the lake.
www.lakeoftheozarkswatersafetycouncil.com

PFDMA...Personal Floatation Device Manufactures Association Chairman Wayne Walters will be our guest in the final segment to discuss what their organization does...and he's share some vaulable info on the new inflatable jackets...hypothermia...and more.
www.pfdma.org


February 1, 2014 - Audio from show ready for listening...now 2/1 9:23am
TULSA BOAT SHOW continues...FREE Romantic Weekend Contest announced by Ozark Yacht Club...Super Bowl Weekend driving advisory issued...Water Patrol offering Boater Education Classes...

BOAT SHOW AFTERGLOW - Overland Park Boat Show pesented by the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association...featured with interviews...JoAnne Clark with Hydro Hoist Boat Lifts...and From the Ozark Yacht Club, Sara Clark will describe the store and some details about the new location under construction.

UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRON 100th Birthday!  Chief Commander John Alter will come aboard with conversation about the past year of services that the USPS units around the country have provided...and what they are working on now going forward into the next 100 years.

SOUTHWEST INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW at Clear Lake, TX outside of Houston will be getting underway in March.  Peter Bryant, President will join us with early details on what the show will feature including some added exhibitors in the electronic areas and added seminars yet to be announced.

BOAT SHOW AFTERGLOW Kansas City Boat and Sport Show featuring interviews with Ty Jones...Jones Brothers Marine, Nancy Young with Five Start Houseboat Rentals, Tad and Ben from Fred's Shed...and Dan Robinson, GM at Lucas Oil Speedway and Drag Boat Track.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Audio ready to play 1/26/14 3:44pm cst
BOAT SHOW WEEKEND! It's a double header...Overland Park and Bartel Hall...and we covered them both with live broadcasts.  100 years ago this date nations agreed on the terms of the International Convention on Safety at Sea...as a result of what happened to the Titanic...Missouri Water Patrol has 4 boating education classes organized and it's time to sign up...Top Marina Awards announced by Marina Dock Age Magazine...60 years ago the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was launched...and the casket was taken to the cemetary in his boat...
OYC Ship Shop announces Valentine's Contest...

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS

TITANIC MUSEUM BRANSON with Founder Mary Kellogg.  Mary and her husband founded and built the museum which is now a landmark in Branson, Mo...but how did it come to be?  Mary will tell us the story and about something new they have added this year.
www.lotoradio.com - what is it?

TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Ray Lepien, Past Vice President of the Society comes on board with more stories about the great ship and why the Society was formed...and what they do today.
www.dockrealty.com - Need a dock or lift...selling one?

TULSA BOAT SHOW is underway on Monday, January 27th and Jennifer Maricle joins us with details on one of America's Largest Indoor Boat and Sport Shows...460,000 square feet of everything!
www.wilderrv.com - sales and service - Run wild across America!


Saturday, January 18, 2014 - audio will be uploaded Monday noon
Eagles are still in Missouri with last weekends 500+ attending the Truman Lake event...and this weekend Springfield will be holding events...details.

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS includes Donations from Lake Race 2013 were presented to various civic groups this week by Wendy White of the committee.  Another "Partners in Action" from Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers is named...and it's Boat Show Time in Kansas City...as the Kansas City Boat & Sport Show and the Overland Park Boat Show both start on Thursday the 23rd...some details provided.
www.kansascitysportshow.com  and  www.lomdaboats.com for details now.

If you don't like the weather...we've all read that phrase...in this segment Andy Bailey, Meterologist with the National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill, MO. joins us to talk Lightening...predictions, how to watch the weather from your boat...and some new apps and alerts that can help you while you're out on the water.  Spring is not far away, so brush up on some things to know about cloud formations and how to get updated info...

POLAR PLUNGE is starting and Crystal Schuster of Special Olympics Missouri comes back on the show with last minute details on how to put a team together and about the Super Plunge!  Lake of the Ozarks Plunge is Feb 22nd...

TECHNIQUE-CONTROL-SAFETY- all part of learning how to operate a boat...but, what about a high performance boat?  Tres Martin, owner of the Tres Martin Performance Boat School joins us to talk about his hands-on education programs for anyone getting into high speed boating...75mph...125mph...and more...

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Audio posted 1 12 2014 5pm
$15,500 raised in the Deck the Docks Cruises for the Dogwood Animal Shelter...Dave Hotz from Dock Realty gives details...It's Eagle Day at Truman Lake and Erin Cordrey, Park Ranger will provide info...and Boat Shows abound...we'll have some more info and it is ICY! !  Some Icy stories will follow today in the show!

Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association incoming Executive Director is Mike Kenegy...he will be telling us about the upcoming Overland Park Boat Show, Jan 23-26 where people will be able to see many new boats and products for lake living.
www.lomdaboats.com

Marine Max Lake of the Ozarks will be presenting several brand new...never before seen boat models at the Overland Park Convention Center during the OVP Boat Show and Frank Svobada, Sales Manager comes on board with Bob to share that detail.

SeaLife Kansas City Aquarium's Elizabeth Mathews will tell us about this facility located in Crown Center...and about their appearance at the Kansas City Boat and Sport Show.  Squid disection...now that sounds interesting!

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS with Eric Cordrey, USAC of Engineers at Truman Lake with all the details on the Jan. 11th (today) happenings for Eagle Day!  And...Ice...Ice...Ice...everywhere...two ships get stuck and the US Coast Guard is called in...or are they...and the Truman Lake canoe trip scheduled by Johnny Adams was cancelled due to ice...we'll keep you posted on this fund raising trip/adventure!

Saturday, January 4, 2014... Audio ready
Welcome to the first show of 2014...It's EAGLE DAYS at Lake of the Ozarks...Truman Lake next Saturday.  This very cold weather has made the water in Lake of the Ozarks very, very cold...let's have a POLAR PLUNGE...some details in this segment...more at somo.org.

Kansas City Boat & Sport Show is January 23-26th at Bartle Hall in downtown KC...Mark Adams is the Show Manager and he tells us about what to expect this year at the 60th Annual Show!  New features include SeaLife KC...and how to cook and eat Asian Carp!

Boat insurance made easy...Brian Getty, Underwriting with BOAT US Insurance comes back on with us to talk about the plans available...along with some great tips when you buy a new boat...or have that renewal notice awaiting a decision. boatus.com

BOAT SHOW CALENDAR...January is full of shows from coast to coast...Bob will run down all of the January shows, locations, dates, and a web site that lists them all with links out to each event.

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS...TOP 100 Boat Dealers released from boatingindustry.com and several are in our backyards...congrats to them for ranking so high.  Did you hear about the 55 scientists and researchers trapped in ice in the antartica...for several days...even the ships that tried to rescue them got stuck...finally all off by helicopter...Oh yes...they were studying global warming. Missouri Water Patrol is beginning their boating education classes on Feb. 8th...we'll have details...Dock owners around Lake of the Ozarks and other lakes that draw down their water levels...should be checking their docks daily...The US Sail and Power Squadran celebrates 100 years on Feb. 1st...the Kansas city chapter is busy...and Mike Feeney will be missed.  He passed away at 91...but people will remember his calm voice on the end of the VHF radio along the New Jersey coast...he talked with distressed boaters and helped to keep them calm until TowBoatUS arrived.


Saturday, December 28, 2013 - Last show of the year!  Happy New Year

Thanks to all of the marine businesses for their sponsorship and support of the show this past year...and thanks to the listeners far and wide that join me dockside each week for discussions on our favorite topic!  
This segment also features AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS.

Dock #2 on Lake of the Ozarks...where was it...is it still there?  What about the tour boat/ferry boat called the Governor McClurg?  Lake historian Mike Gillespie passed away more than a year ago now...but we go into the archives for this history lesson...Bridge Port Marina...still there and more.

EAGLE DAYS around our Missouri Lakes gets underway next weekend...so Morgan Crainshaw with the Lake Area Chamber and Erin Cordrey, Park Ranger with the US Army Corps of Enginers Truman Lake both come on board to tells us details about the next two weekends activities.

46 MILE CANOE TRIP...TRUMAN LAKE...BEGINNING ON NEW YEARS DAY?  Yep...that's what Johnny Adams is doing to help raise money for a child from Warsaw...hear his story...what he has done in the past...and how you can help out. 

Winter around any lake can be boring...but the upcoming Lake Products and Services Show at the Country Club Hotel in Lake Ozark will warm you up and get you ready to de-winterize!  Trish Creach, Ex. Dir. of the Camdenton Chamber fills us in on the details.



Saturday, December 21, 2013 - audio up 12/22 1:28pm
Have you seen the Delta Queen?  It's not missing...listen to find out the story!  Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers...CleanDrainDry.org salutes the December Partner in Action...Troops Appreciation Day is today...details so active and just retired military and families can enjoy a celebration...presented by Mariner Pier 31 at Lake of the Ozarks...
Plus some great Christmas Music in this segment!


Have you heard the new Radio Station?  It's LakeofThe OzarksRadio.com...a radio that can be listened to on your cell phone or tablet...computer...www.lotoradio.com Managing Partner Dave Raaf and GM Michelle Cook come aboard to share the details on the idea behind this...and how it can provide lots of info about what's happening around the lake community.  You'll also hear more about Eagle Days coming up the first weekend in January.

NASBLA...the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators presented Bob with the Public Service Award for ongoing boating safety coverage on the shows...highlight of the year for the show and we thank you.  More around the Waterfront News here, too.  New feature...Nautical Terms explained...presented by the OYC Ship Shop.  This week...Moored and the explaination of underway, making way or not making way.
Merry Christmas to you and thank you so much for making an appointment to be with us each week. 



Saturday, December 14, 2013 -
Want to become a professional Mariner or have more confidence in piloting your boat? World Wide Marine Training is holding classes in Missouri in early 2014...we'll have some details...and have you seen the new Sea ray 350 SLX open bow?  

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - Last minute nautical gift ideas from Bob including Sheex, DogsAhoy and BoatNameGear where you can save 10% off...listen for Promo codes to order in time for Christmas.  FOUR WINNS owner passes away...Charlie Winn, founder of the company has died at the age of 70...we'll have a bit of information on him and his love for boating and the water.

Let's Take a Dip!  POLAR PLUNGE is coming up next month and into February around Missouri...and the Lake of the Ozarks water temp has be going down...sharply in the last few weeks.  Crystal Schuster of Missouri Special Olympics joins us with details on how you can be involved to help raise money for the organization.  Are you up for the Super Plunge?

LOMDA's new incoming Executive Director is Mike Kenegy.  He's up to speed on the 2014 Boat Show plan for the Lake of the Ozarks dealers and will have all the details...get your 2014 calendars out...as we'll also give you a dozen or more Boat Shows around the country you may want to attend as well.

What is Under Lake of the Ozarks?  Have you ever wondered as you are cruising down the lake what might have been there before the lake was filled?  We go to the Archives and bring our an interview with Mike Gillespie who passed away a year or so ago...and hear his accurate information from research about a few areas of the lake.  Fact or Lore?  Mike will give us the answers!


Saturday, December 7, 2013 -  audio on demand! Sorry for the streaming problems on the live feed Saturday...thanks for coming back to listen!

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - Troop Appreciation Day announced by Mariner Pier 31 for next Saturday...Farewell to Major Tommy Roam of the Water Patrol Division and thanks for all you've done to help the LOTO Water Safety Council...Lighted Boat Parades are going on tonight and over the next few weeks, details here...Lowe Boats out of Lebanon, MO awards world's largest dealer...Female becomes Coast Guards Newest Surfman and it took her 7 years to earn a spot in this elite group...and looking for a good book to read over the winter?  Imperfect Passage...by Michael Cosgrove...I'll be reporting on it over the next few weeks as I dive into it on these long winters evenings...

CHICAGO'S CHRISTMAS SHIP story Part II with the crew and Commander of the US Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw.  We'll hook up with them via satellite phone for interviews with crew members Ryan Alderman, Jenifer Lopez, Ryan Duguay and the Commander, Mike Davanzo.  They'll talk with us and share their thoughts as they bring 1200 christmas trees to the Navy Pier on this date...and what it means to them to be part of this 100+ year event.  It's also Pearl Harbor Day and we'll have some details and thoughts from the Commander on that as well in this segment. Special thanks to LTJG Katharine Braynard for helping to arrange the interviews while underway!

See an Eagle really up close! Morgan Crainshaw, Marketing Director at the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce comes aboard with details about the five different areas around the Bagnell Dam Lake of the Ozarks to catch some Eagles up close during Eagle Days.  You'll not want to miss Jan 4-5, 2014 and these events.

2014 is just around the bend...and the Camdenton Area Chamber's Executive Director Trish Creah will join us to talk about the March Products and Services Show...and the 2014 return of the Air Show to the Camdenton Airport. 


Saturday, November 30, 2013 - audio NOW available!
CAFRAMO ENGINE ROOM HEATER UPDATE - BRRRRRR-10 Degree morning put the unit to the test...what was the engine room temp at 6am?

Marine Max at Lake of the Ozarks has had another great sales year...Frank Svobada, Sales Manager tells us about 2013 sales...and provides a look ahead to the 2014 1st quarter boat show plans.

Dogwood Animal Shelter is the benefactor of the money raised on the Deck the Docks cruises which begin Friday after Thanksgiving...Donna Morris from the Shelter tells us about the history and growth of the facility in Osage Beach...and how anyone can help.  Help?  Yes...they need volunteers, too for the Shelter and to help aboard the Celebration.

CHICAGO'S CHRISTMAS SHIP  (Part I) story will warm your heart and soul...as told by Captain Dave Truitt, Program Chairman for the commitee of 15,000 volunteers that help needy families in the Chicago area...with the help of the US Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw.  

Missouri is the perfect place to see Eagles...December thru February they are quite visable especially with Eagle Days events going on.  Bill Graham, Media Specialist with the Mo. Department of Conservation joins the show with dates and details.



Saturday, November 23, 2013 - audio avail as of 11/23 2:35pm
AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS Pt 1 - Gifts under $25 from BOAT US...beat the Black Friday rush...drunk boater kills friend...trial being held and does your state provide a tax refund for your boat fuel?  Find out when Bob shares the story with you and provides a link to see if your state participates.

Sailor, author, boat show enthusiast...Chief Content Officer...Robin Coles comes back on the show to talk about her research for the book 127 Top Tips and fall boat shows.

Benefactors Cruise for the benefit of the Dogwood Animal Shelter is set for Dec 4th...Capt. Jules Albin of Dock Realty provides details on this nearly sold out event.

Winterizing...hate that word and what it means...the end of the boating season...but wait!
Caframo has just sent to West Marine Stores...the new PALI 400 Watt Engine Room Heater...I've installed one...and will share the report in this segment.  It does provide some added protection and certainly could extend your seasons on both ends of winter...see pictures now up the home page...thanks the Jeff Bond for sending along.


SHEEX...DogsAhoy.com and BoatNameGear.com all offer special discounts to Bob's listeners...hear details...Bob's Review of Captain Phillips...then additional Around the Waterfront News PT 2- Pirate gets 19 Life Sentences for killing four American's back in 2011...Tulsa, Oklahoma's John Deselms is due back in court for the trail involving his alleged drunken operation of a boat on Grand Lake that rammed the rear of a docked houseboat...that killed two occupants.  Plus the EPA draws back on the Ethanol fuel standards and how you should treat your E-10 fuel going into winter...and NOAA is discontinuing the printing of Nautical Charts.  This doesn't mean much to us inland boaters...but it will surely make cruising more difficult on some waters.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Listen now...sorry for the delay.
AROUND THE WATER FRONT NEWS - Sailboat delivers good to New York - first time in 60 years! No payments until 2014 from MMax Lake of the Ozarks...Lucas Lake annonces 2014 schedule of races.

Over 6,000 law enforcement officers from 513 local, state and federal agencies joined forces for Operation Dry Water...how did it go...what were the results?  John Fetterman, is the Director of Law Enforcement for the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and he joins Bob with all the details.

DECK THE DOCKS CRUISES - See the many decorated homes and boat docks on the Celebration Cruises coming up at Lake of the Ozarks...Capt. Jules Albin comes back on the show with details...all to benefit the Dogwood Animal Shelter.

New online boating education courses have been announced thru a partnership of the United States Power Squadron and the BOAT US FoundationAndy Sumberg is the Staff Commander and member of the Education Outreach Committee with details on the conversion of class room courses...to new On Line versions.

Lake west Chamber Ex. Dir. Mike Kenegy is wearing two hats right now...as he is also the incoming Ex. Dir for the LOMDA...Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association.  Mike and Bob outline the upcoming March 1st Lake West Business Expo and the 2014 Boat Show lineup...including a new show added to the schedule.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - show audio can now be heard - 11/10 1:26pm
Vet's Day weekend program with USS IOWA open house for Veteran's in opening segment...

Last Call...for OUPV Coast Guard Approved Training Class to be held at the Resort at Port Arrowhead/Lake of the Ozarks...Capt. Matt Hahn will come back to the show with details on the class...limited spaces available for class beginning Dec. 5th.

"You're as cold as ice..." The water temperature at Lake of the Ozarks is still in the 60's...but on February 22nd...it will be much...much colder when the annual Polar Plunge takes place...to raise money for Special Olympics.  Crystal Schuster, of Missouri Special Olympics joins us with all the details.

Aquatic Hitchhikers...those Invasive Species that are showing up all over the waterways is a focus of www.WildLifeForever.org and www.CleanDrainDry.org. Pat Conzemius, Conservation Director comes on board to discuss their efforts...and the efforts of partners to stop the spread.

Around the Waterfont News...Blackbeard's Pirate Ship was found...and several cannons have been brought to the surface...Need Christmas Cards with a Nautical Theme?  We'll tell you where to get them.  Jerrod Daugherty is the funniest comedian in Branson...his salute to Veteran's is part of our show...plus Lee Greenwood sings "God Bless the USA" to wrap up the show.
Remember Veteran's on Monday, Nov. 11th.



Saturday, November 2 show audio ready to listen...11/3 3:02pm ct
SPECIAL AUDIO AVAILABLE NOW -OLD KINDERHOOK HOTEL ANNOUNCEMENT CEREMONY - Held Wed. Oct. 30th MC Rod Smith, KRCG TV...

Boat Quote from Mark Twain...Another "build my own boat" story...this one out of Lake Michigan-18 years of work for this moment!  Hero boater drowns...and One Year after Hurricane Superstorm Sandy...

Earn your Captain's License with the OUPV Class coming to Lake of the Ozarks beginning Dec. 5th...plus if you like Nautical...then you're going to love the Ozark Yacht Club's Nautical Store on Bagnell Dam Blvd...and On Line.  Sara Clark, Marketing Manager comes on board with details.

Matt Chem Marine makes Eco-Friendly boating cleaning products.  Bob uses some in his fall cleanup before winterizing...and has this Product Review.  Plus...Winterizing is upon us all in many parts of the country...the Coast Guard Compass reports on some vital things to do and look for as you prepare for the layup.

Wildlife Forever congratulates the latest Partner in Action against Invasive Species...Kim Bogenschutz, the Invasive Species Program Coordinator comes on the show from Boone, Iowa DNR, to talk about what they are doing to help cut down on the spread of various kinds of creatures.

We don't generally cover events at Golf Courses...but this one has special interest as it means more people will get to experience Lake of the Ozarks...Old Kinderhook just outside of Camdenton, Mo...announces a new Hotel Complex...and yes...they have a marina so you can head up the Big Niangua to get there...Bob Renken, Ex. Dir. is featured in this segment...and the entire ceremony can be heard at the top of this weeks show segments.

Saturday, October 26 - show audio posted 10/27 1:25pm
Around the Waterfront News:
Winners of the 2013 Best Marinas Contest from Marinalife
500,000 pounds of trash picked up off the shores by over 5,000 volunteers
Why is it called "the head"?
Congress is working on the Ethanol issue...really?
5 Crew Members of Western Venture lucky to be alive...part of Deadliest Catch
What's 850 feet below the surface of Lake Superior and just found after 60 years?
Wayne Newton's 65 Ft boat sinks in his marina...should it be called "Dunk - A- Shane"?


Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council is made up of volunteers who work on ideas to increase the education, awareness, and safety of boaters.  Trish Creach is the Chairperson for the group and talks about how the group formed and what some of their projects have been...and what is being planned for early 2014.  Bob also serves as a member of this organization.

"I'm Going to Build Me A Boat with These Two Hands..."  Scott Clark of Springfield. Missouri took that song seriously and is building a 34 ft. sailboat in is garage...fascinating story in this segment of the show.

Boat Show Calendar...Fort Lauderdale and Boatoberfest kick off now...and then many more into the first part of 2014...Bob gives you all the details so you can make plans to attend one or two...or more near you!

Lake of the Ozarks just got a bit of great news...Trip Advisor members voted the area as a Top Midwest Destination and Morgan Crainshaw, Marketing Director for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce joins us with details...and highlights many of the reasons for the selection.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - Audio uploaded 10 20 2013 3:15pm
232 Million Adults in US...88 Million went recreational boating this year...thanks for listening!  Ernest Hemingway Boat Quote...Congrats to J.B. Robinson/Grand Laker of the Year...and the Loss of Jack Hornor, Chairman of the Board of the American Boat & Yacht Council...plus what you should know about Ethanol and Winterizing. The BOAT SHOW CALENDAR will also be featured with dates and locations for many upcoming shows thru January.

Zebra Mussels made an attempt to infiltrate Truman Lake...but they were spotted early and were killed...Tim Banek, Invasive Species Coordinator with the Missouri Department of Conservation has the story...and how you can help in not spreading these invasive hitchhikers!

He's seen all over Lake of the Ozarks...usually with a video camera...Shawn Kober with LAKE TV will join us to talk video, diving for lake cleanup, sailing, powerboating, and what the lake looks like from a helicopter.

DECK THE DOCKS Cruises are coming beginning Thanksgiving weekend and Capt. Jules Albin with Dock Realty will provide all the details in this segment.

The BOAT US FOUNDATION Director of Education is Amanda Suttles Perez...for a few years, she's been working on pulling together one list of all States Boating Education and Certificate Requirements...and it's done...we'll pretty much.  Hear the story, check out your state, and find out more about with the Foundation does for boater education and clean water...and about their many online training sessions that are free to view!



Saturday Oct 12, 2013 - Audio uploaded 10/13 9:36am ct
HARBOR HOP DAY at Lake of the Ozarks...have fun/be safe...25th Annual LOTO Shootout raised $115,000 that will be distributed to 6 fire departments and 16 other non-profit organizations that put in over 6,800 volunteer hours.  Boaters around Truman, Lake Mead and others are having difficulty finding open boat ramps what with the "government shutdown"...one group loaded up and went to town...and "do you wave at fellow boaters?"  A recent BOAT US survey said 99.4% do...more on this in the opening segment.

54th Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show takes place Oct 31st - Nov 4th...Danny Grant with Show Management joins us from beautiful Ft. Lauderdale with details.

Where is the Fantome?  Author, journalist and sailor, Jim Carrier comes on board to tell some of the story of this 286Ft. Scooner that went down in a hurricane with 31 crew members on board..."The Ship and the Storm, Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome" is the name of the book.  Bob and his first mate enjoyed a week aboard the Fantome in 1982...the ship was lost in 1998.  This is Part One...

Part Two of the Story...what exactly happened to the Fantome...Jim Carrier continues the story.

"I'm Your Captain"...if you have the desire to earn your Captain's License...then listen as Capt. Matthew Hahn with World Wide Marine Training talks with Bob about the upcoming OUPV Classes coming to the Resort at Port Arrowhead beginning Thursday, Dec. 5th.  Matt explains what you will learn...the most difficult parts of the training...and the most fun parts...and what is required along with the classes to gain your Coast Guard "6-Pack" license.  The web site for more info or to register is:

www.WeGiveTheTest.com     Class size is limited...join Bob in this class at Lake Ozark.


October 5, 2013 - audio uploaded Sunday 10/6 1:10pm...thanks for checking in!

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - ORACLE TEAM USA wins the 34th America's Cup...RentalBoatSafety.com has a new series of video training sessions for anyone renting or buying a Houseboat...BOAT US Foundation President Chris Edmonston has been elected Chairman of the National Safe Boating Council...Life Jackets save lives...we have two stories about this vital piece of safety gear...both from the Gulf where 12 people were saved when their catamaran sank...and another where a fellow fisherman jumped in to save a buddy.  And...the Governor of New York signed new boating education law...but critics say it doesn't go far enough.

Back to IBEX in this segment featuring interviews with Co-Founder and President of Shawdow-Caster Marine LED's, Brian Rogers.  We also get the news about the new Engine Room Heater from Caframo from Jeff Bond...and Jim Bouy tells us about all the variety of safety equipment they sell for marinas and individuals.

There's a new boat show in town...the TEXAS BOATOBERFEST at Clear Lake just outside of Houston.  Peter Bryant, President of the Springtime SW International Boat Show tells us about this new Fall in-water event and so much more.

Lake of the Ozarks HARBOR HOP is Saturday, Oct. 12th...and Michelle Thomson of the CVB comes back on to provide details on this great event now in it's 28th year!

IBEX provided me with an opportunity to meet up with Beth Leonard, Technical Director at BOAT US...and Roy Smith of R. L. Smith and Associates who is a NAMS Certified Surveyor.  Both join me in the final segment of the show...we discuss Hurricanes, Tornados, Floods with Beth...and why it is so important to have a NAMS Certified Surveyor aboard any used vessel you might be trying to purchase.


September 28, 2013 - Audio ready...better late than never...sorry.
"Honey...they moved the marina!" Imagine your surprise showing up to get on your boat to find the marina had moved...listen to the story about Emerald Point Marina at Lake Travis, Texas and why they are moving it...plus "Bond...James Bond"...the submarine car used in one of the movies is sold. Half-Priced boat rentals at Iguana...and get your Captain's License...take the class with me.  Details from World Wide Marine Training coming to Lake of the Ozarks.

IBEX is the International Boat Builders Expo and Bob was there!  Listen for information on some great new products from Brock Templeman of Sting Ray Hydrofoils...and get to know Brad Kovach, Editor of Heartland Boating Magazine, and meet Nina Ullrich, Business Development/Marketing with the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).

The DAM 2 DAM Paddleboat Races are this weekend...last minute info as they prepare to do 90 miles on the Osage River/Lake of the Ozarks.  Donna Swall, Ex. Dir. of LOWA comes back on the show.

IBEX Part II...with interviews about Torqueedo and President Steve Trkla, Gretchen with the Battery Hydration System and Adam Boulay, Pres/CEO with the new Spray on Gel Coat product...

BOAT US Associated Editor, Chris Landers attended the 25th Annual Shootout a few weeks back...and since we couldn't get our schedules together, we caught up with him on the phone to get reactions to the event.  Chris has also just published an article on Boat Thefts...so we cover that topic as well.  Read Chris's story in the most recent BOAT US Magazine...sign up for membership by clicking the BOAT US Logo on my front page!

September 21, 2013 - audio ready to listen 9/23/13 4:50am
Around The Waterfront News - 19th Century ship is finally identified...a Solar powered craft is making its way around the Great Loop - 6,000 mile trip...Torqueedo powered...and BOAT US has some warnings for anyone buying a used boat...watch out for signs of Hurricane Sandy damage.

Changing of the guard at the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers...as Mike Atkinson retires...Mike Kenagy of the Lake West Chamber will assume command.  Both are on this show with their thoughts, memories...and plans.  Kenagy takes over in March of 2014.

Ozark Yacht Club is more than "Sailing Headquarters" at Lake of the Ozarks...Tim Shields, GM joins the show to talk about everything that is happening at the 1MM!

Clean water...that's right...and it all starts with the Shoreline Cleanup that is underway now around the shores of this 99 mile lake...Bryan Vance, Shoreline Cleanup Coordinator with Ameren joins us with details on the Fall LOTO Shoreline Cleanup.

BOAT US Angler Brand Manager, Steve Levi joins us in our final segment to talk about the many benefits of joining BOAT US...and if you are an angler...you'll want to listen even more closely.

September 14, 2013 - audio for your to hear now!
It's BOAT SHOW Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks...and we'll be set up ready to meet everyone on Friday and Saturday...Capt. Ron's at the 341/2 MM or Hwy 5 Sunrise Beach, Mo. September Boat Show and Sale presented by the LOTO Marine Dealers Association! WWMT is World Wide Marine Training...I'm going to invite you to join me in the OUVP 6-Pack class coming up in December.  More details on how to earn your Captain's license in upcoming shows...or visit

www.WeGiveTheTest.com for more info now.

$5K Raised at the Kid's Harbor Homemade Boat Races this past weekend in Linn Creek and our microphones were there...here from some of the boat builders...also from Cara Geridman, Ex. Dir. and then be sure to see the pictures of the races on our front page.

The Original In The Water Boat Show started in 1970...and it is still the grand-daddy of them all...the Annapolis Sailboat and Powerboat ShowsPaul Jacobs, GM joins the show to tell us about the history, what you will experience at either show, and what changes or improvements to expect this October on the Chesapeake Bay town...this historic mariners location.

Rental Boat Safety dot com has released new training videos for PWC's and for Paddle Craft...and you can watch them FREE on their web site.  The FALL HARBOR HOP at Lake of the Ozarks started 28 years ago by Randy Kelly...taken over by the Conventiion and Visitors Bureau, Michelle Thomson, Marketing Consultant joins us with all the details on this "SLOW" poker run on Sat. Oct. 12th.

Another big boat sale is happening this weekend...this one at Camden on the Lake/H Toad's Marina and it's the Iguana Boat Rental Blowout Sale!  Over 40 boats will be sold at really low prices...for more info get with Iguana Watersports.  BOAT US membership is very valuable...especially if you have the unlimited towing endorcement added...John Condon, VP Towing will be with us in this segment to explain all the benefits...money saving benefits to memberhip.

September 7, 2013 - Audio posted Sunday 5:20pm - enjoy
238 MPH was the top speed at the 3rd Annual Drag Boat Nations...we'll have the story in the opening segment of the show...along with FREE Tickets to the LOTO Boat Show in the water at Capt. Ron's next weekend...Tall Ships Erie 2013-It's the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie/details on the show...Night-time navigation and proper boat lighting for extra safety...we'll cover what you need to know...boating fatalities over the Labor Day weekend and a freak accident at a Truman Lake boat ramp leaves a 35 year old dead...and is "Bow Riding" safe?  We think not...and we'll have the story.  Plus the Missouri State Water Patrol Boating Education Classes are beginning again...first fall class is 9/14 at the Truman Lake Visitors Center...details.

Ozark Yacht Brokers welcomes Mike Adams...and Bob will feature a few Motor Yachts.  Kid's Harbor Homemade Boat Races and other events are Sunday, Sept. 8th...Ex. Dir. Cara Gerdiman and Volunteer Stacy Mosher join us with details on the non-profit organizations fund raising effort...starts at 1pm...Linn Creek Campground at Lake of the Ozarks.

Boat Show weekend at Shorty Pants with Marine Max...Frank Svobada has details for the event today...along with the 15th Anniversary of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation...plus some special offers from Bob on Sheex...Dogs Ahoy...Boat Name Gear...and Brizo. 

BOAT US is Boat Owners Association of the United States...and Heather Lougheed is the VP of Membership. She will provide details on some of the 25 benefits of becoming a member...and "There's an APP for that"...yep...the Missouri Department of Conservation has a new app to help boaters find available boat ramps on all the waterways in the state.

2 Dam Days Paddle Marathon is back for the 4th year...bigger and better...safer...and Donna Swall, Ex. Dir. of the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance will join us with all the details...improvements...changes...prize money...and fun that will take place on Sept. 27-28-29...beginning at Warsaw just below the Truman Dam...ending up 90 miles down river at the Bagnell Dam.

August 31, 2013 - Labor Day Weekend Show
What happens after Labor Day?  One very important items is covered at the opening of the show...play close attention!  We'll also be announcing the first of the fall 2013 Boating Education Classes in Missouri offered by the MSHP/Water Patrol Division...especially for anyone born after Jan 1, 1984.  US Coast Guard and the National Safe Boating Council is reminding boaters of the importance of life jackets.  Plus Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run is coming up...more details.

25th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is history...and it made history.  I will have my reflections...thoughts...ask you to watch the Bob Morgan Memorial Video that is now up on the web site.  Very special event...if you missed it, I have a host of great pictures posted, too.
Plus some Around the Waterfront news stories of interest.


Jason Johnson with www.SpeedOnTheWater.com and his partner Matt Truello were sponsors of the Shootout...and we had a few minutes to talk with Jason and get his thoughts on the event.  We also have some more Around the Waterfront News stories.

3rd Annual Drag Boat Nationals are this weekend and you can amost hear them from here...Dan Robinson, GM at Lucas tells us about this last boat racing event of the year...why this track is so special for racing...and about the combination water and dirt track ticket available Saturday night...and to slow it down...the 3rd Annual HomeMade Boat Races for the benefit of Kids Harbor will be Sunday Sept. 8th at the Linn Creek Campground.  Cara Girdiman, Ex. Dir...and Stacy Mosher, Volunteer will share all the details on the event and why their services are so important to children in the area.

Are you making loan payments on your boat?  Does your boat have a head, kitchen and bed?  If so...the interest that you have been deducting may be stopped if two Democrats have their way. It's the 2nd Home Mortgage Deduction...and it's under fire!  BOAT US Government Affairs David Kennedy and Asst. VP of Public relations, Scott Croft come on the show to talk about this movement...what they are doing in response...and what you can do if this might affect you. 

August 24, 2013 - Shootout weekend at LOTO Listen on demand.
Remote Control Mini Shootout is over...and the Top Gun...would you believe 119mph! Details on that exciting kickoff to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout week...parking will be different and the Saturday unveiling of the Bob Morgan Memorial Hall of Fame is set.  In this segment, the lake has its second boating fatality of the year when two PWC's collide...killing one and the other arrested for BWI.  And LIFEJACKET saves the life of a sailor who fell off his sailboat...but swam 5 miles to shore.  It pays to wear it!

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - Stories include 90 days and a fine of $500K for a false MAYDAY report...will the mortgage deduction be taken away for boaters that use their boats as second homes?...$7.5M grants going out to states for improvements to recreational boating areas...The Love Boat is no longer..."All Is Lost" is the new movie starring Robert Redford...trailer looks great...and boater finds 150 yeear old sucken pirate ship 500 yards off shore in Florida on his birthday...

"Take the Boats to the People"...that's what Marine Max, Lake of the Ozarks is doing.  Frank Svobada, Sales Manager joins us with details on their third "take the boat show to the people event" coming up Saturday, September 7th.
Also learn about Latts & Atts TV coming back...and Bob's special product offers for listeners to the show.

PLAYIN HOOKY Water Taxi and Charters is featured in this segment with owner Jim Bascue.  Jim tells us about how they started the service operating at H. Toads/Camden on the Lake and the many offerrings that they have for safe transportation in and around that portion of the Lake of the Ozarks.

RVing and Boating...they do go hand in hand.  Wilder RV's Preston Smith will join the program from their operations in Clinton, MO to discuss and describe the RV lifestyle and talk about the specific unit we recorded the interview in...what a home on wheels!


August 17, 2013 - OK listen now...uploaded 8/18 3:50pm
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD presented to Bob and Bob's No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators!  Winners of the Lucas Oil 3rd Annual Drag Boat Nationals announced...Special Offers and discounts from SHEEX, DogsAhoy, Boat Name Gear and Brizo.  You'll also hear about Ugly John's...another award for boat sales...and Happy Birthday to Grand Lake, Oklahoma where Bob and his first mate spent a few years...73rd Birthday!  Shootout begins with the Mini Remote Control Shootout first day.

3rd Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals take to Lucas Lake on August 30-Sept 1...Ken Dollar, Race Director joins us for all the details...dscriptions of the race boats, classes...and comments about this "custom built" race facility...unlike any other in the country.

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Executive Director, David Dickerson is featured in this segment with details about this group and what they do to help educate consumers...and how they work with the PWC manufacturers on increased safety for drivers and passengers.  Learn about the "Safe Rider Pledge".

www.pwia.org

PORT OF DUBUQUE, IOWA opened it's new transient marina just recently and Assistant City Engineer, Bob Schiesl joins the program to talk about their $4 Million dollar effort and the final results. 

www.portofdubuquemarina.com

CLEAN-DRAIN-DRY and Invasive Species is the topic of this segment with Wildlife Forever Conservation Director, Pat Conzemius.  Hear the discussion of ow we can all help stop the spread of these hitchhikers...how they got here in the first place...and very simple things each boater can do.  More info at the web link

www.cleandraindry.org



August 10, 2013 - ALL Shootout Show - ready for listening at your command 8/11 3:30pm
ALL SHOOT OUT SHOW! The 25th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout activities begin on Friday, August 16th...and continue thru Sunday the 25th...Segments 2,3,4,5 will all be about those events.  In this opening segment we'll also cover briefly the 20th Annual Wine and Brew Fest, Some ways to prevent boat fires from BOAT US Insurance...Free Slips to Vets and Firefighters at a N.J. Marina...and three very special offers on products from SHEEX...BRIZO...and DogsAhoy.com.

LOTO SHOOTOUT Part 1 with Ron Duggan...Capt. Ron himself joins us in this segment with discussion on some of the events surrounding the 25th Annual Shootout...including the new location for the Street Party...and the Make a Wish Boat Rides...

REMOTE CONTROL MINI-SHOOTOUT with Bill McNeal.  Bill fills us in on this oepning weekend event at Kelly's Landing at the 60 MM...Highway Z off Highway 7...where spectactors will really get to be up close to the action.

SPEEDONTHEWATER.COM's Jason Johnson, formerly with PowerBoat Magazine...a long time sponsor of the Shootout will be on the phone to give us his thoughts from some of the years past...and what this year's event means especially with the Bob Morgan Memorial that will be unveiled.

LOTO SHOOTOUT Part 11 with Ron Duggan...we get a little emotional when the conversation turns to the Bob Morgan Memorial and the Hall of Fame dedication events.  As always for more on the Shootout...visit

 

August 3, 2013 - audio posted 8/4/13 4:30pm
Open to show with show line up and Carnival Cruise Lines....not in the news...but the Silver Shawdow is...and hey...can you loan me $32.4 Million...I've got my eye on this yacht...Plus in on the 20th Annual Wine and Brew Fest next Saturday...we'll be there...hope you can join us! Also...Triple Threat Throwdown wakeboard event is August 9-10...details here...plus 20th Annual Mo. Wine & Brew Fest is Sat. August 10th-hope you'll come see us...and The one that didn't get away...230 Tuna caught by man in 14 ft. boat...with Coast Guard assistance!

Dragon Cup WaterCross at Coconuts at Lake of the Ozarks is this weekend...PWC Course like MotoCross...but on the water!  Scott Seivley of the Kansas based company comes on the show with all the details about the event and about the IJSBA...jet boat association.

DogsAhoy.Com is a brand new site for boaters with four legged friends on board...Andrew Canepari joins us with all the details...and we'll have a special office for you, too.  Check out our special offer 10% when you order using promo code "NOWAKEZONE" at either www.DogsAhoy.com or www.BoatNameGear.com

ESD Electric Shock Drowning continues to be a topic every boater is talking about and this story from Bob Dohr of the Door County News Online out of Wisconsin brings more information forward with Dr. Wentworth and the Wisconsin Sail and Power Squadran meeting with guest speaker...Kevin Ritz.

Around the WaterFront News...Shootout's 25th anniversary event Hall of Fame inductees announced...Mercury Marine expands manufacturing capacity...11 people survive a near death boating accident - this story is hard to believe...Operation Dry Water update with 65% agencies reporting.

July 27, 2013 - audio available now
Good time was had by most...Aquapalooza at LOTO.  Little wind caused some anchoring issues...but overall good time.  Pictures up now. Thanks to Lake Port Resort & Marina and Top Siders for permission to shoot from their property.

INVASIVE SPECIES are still an issue in many states.  We're joined by Rebecca Williams, Environmental Reporter with Michigan Radio to discuss what she has learned about controlling zebra mussels and others.
www.michiganradio.org


DOCK REALTY/DOCK LIFEGUARD- Capt. Julz Albin comes on board with the Dock Realty story...how they work for buyers and sellers of docks and lifts...then she tells us more about the Dock Lifeguard System designed to alert dock owners if electricity is present or leaking into the water around their docks.

TENKILLER LAKE-Oklahoma is a featured lake this week and Don Nowlin, Exc. Dir. of the Lake area association tells us about the boating opportunities there...along with a real surprise...crystal clear water for divers...and some great stuff to explore!  Then we are joined by Daryll Worley...he tells us about his 12th Annual Tennessee River Run fund raising event in September...and a special country music superstar will be joining him on stage...

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - Lucas Lake Drag Boat Races...Tim Seebold wins two in a row...Blackbeard's ship sank in 1718 and now divers are bringing up more relics...COBALT BOATS is celebrating 45 years at Arrowhead Marina, Grand Lake, OK today...and a Boating oriented marriage proposal on a sailboat!

July 20, 2013 -  uploaded audio Sunday 3:50pm cdt - Enjoy!
Happy Anniversary...listen to find out what that is all about!

ESD-Electric Shock Drowning has been in the headlines all over mid-America since last summers deaths on several lakes including LOTO.  Beth Leonard, Technical Editor for Seaworthy Magazine/BOAT US has written a very comprehensive article on this topic...and she comes on the show to give everyone this important information.  This segment will also have info on an upcoming breakfast informational meeting covering docks/ESD/Inspections...and a mention about the Dock Lifeguard System.

NOTE: Download ESD Article from BOAT US - Click Here for more!

20th Annual Missouri Wine and Brew Fest...why are we covering this on a Boating Show?  Because nearly everyone that attends this August 10th event is a Boater at Lake of the Ozarks!  So Morgan Crainshaw, Marketing Director for the Lake Area Chamber comes on the show to give all the details...and yes, Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show will there again this year...hope to see you, too!

25th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and all the activites take place August 18-25 mosstly around Captain Ron's at the 34 1/2 MM or Hwy 5 Sunrise Beach.  This year the Make a Wish Foundation is providing some go-fast boats and drivers to make some Wishes come true for some Missouri kids.  Jim Slagter is a Development Director in the Springfield office and joins me to provide all the details.

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - Stories include Bob Morgan Memorial/Shootout Hall of Fame bricks are now on sale...Details on the Shootout Golf Tournament...CO can kill you...one Minnesota family found out the CO was affecting their young daughter and this had a happy ending...but another family lost two young children in a tubing accident on Sylvan Lake outside of Detroit...then some good news for the boating industry...Carver is expanding in Pulaski, WI...and in Florida, Nautique is also stepping up production, both companies hiring now.  Finally...which end of your shore power cord do you disconnect first?  Boating with Dawsons web site has the info and Doug and Brenda have allowed me to share this info...very important info.



July 13, 2013 - show ready for listening 7/14/2013 6:27pm
Another KAYAK MEET UP is going on today at the HaHa Tonka Launch Ramp...plus Big thanks to the 60,000 people that attended the Dam Experience Fireworks Show...and the Duck Drop is coming...details in the show opening segent!

25th Annual LAKE OF THE OZARKS SHOOTOUT is coming up in August and the MINI-R/C/SHOOTOUT takes place the weekend before.  Bill Mcneal, founder, committee chair will join us with all the details about this exciting event that is now in its second year at Kelly's Landing at the 60 MM.

PRODUCT REVIEW FEATURE STORIES - BRIZO by Hullmate helps keep your bottom clean...in fact it "cleans the Hull thing!"...catch Bob's review and interview with the inventor.  Plus...what is a TAKU and how can it clear the stale air in your boat within minutes?  This 2013 Pittman Award winner was installed...tested...and then found to work in another application...listen here for Bob's report on the TAKU Air Exchanging Hatch Fan by Caframo.

It's been called the toughest Paddle Boat Race in America...the MR340.  From Kansas City to St. Charles the Missouri River 340 Mile Paddle Boat Race will attract contestants from all over the World...and Race Director Scot Manskar will provide us with some background and the story about this years event coming up soon.

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS - Red Dirt Lakefest is June 18-20 at the Runaway II Resort at the 45MM Lake of the Ozarks...lots of music and fun...AquaPalooza is Saturday July 20th at Dog Days...Coast Guard is searching for theives that made off with Navigational Marker Batteries...Sea Tow and LOTO Lake Tow from BOAT US report record number of calls over the 4 day Fourth of July Holiday...6 Boating Fatalities around the country during that weekend...none at LOTO...Oklahoma authorities are looking for a hit & run boater that killed one man...BUI Saturation Totals reported by Missouri State Highway Patrol and Illegal fireworks blamed on marina fire in the NW.


July 6, 2013 - show uploaded Monday 5:50am
Around the Waterfront News items including Operation Dry Water results, Stolen PWC operator thrown off when he hits "danger zone" cable at Bagnell Dam, 3 Rivers Run PWC event is coming up, Electricity and Water do not mix warning from www.SafeElectricity.org...and shark attacks Kayak fisherman off the coast in California and America's Cup winner Ted Hood is remembered.

$15K Raised at the SUPPORT OUR TROOPS POKER RUN last Friday...and we have interviews with some of the 26 military personnel that went on the run...plus Jon Jerome, President of H.E.R.O.E.S Care will have comments, boat captains reactions...and the awards and check presentation are all in this segment. The run is sponsored by www.MidWestBoatParty.com...this was the 6th year for the event that has now raised $85,000!

TRIPLE THREAT THROWDOWN is coming and Kirby Liesman of Kirby's School of Wake will join the show on the BOAT US SKYPE line to tell us about this new event coming to the area.

There's an APP for that...a New Boating App has just been launched by the ABYC, American Boat and yacht Council and Brian Goodwin, Technical Director will provide all the details on this new iPhone app...Android is not far behind.  Some very cool functions to help us before and during trips away from the dock.

Show close...next week we cover the details on the Lake of the Ozarks MINI Remote Control Boats Shootout...the MR340...a race down the Missouri river by paddlers...and a couple of product reviews...what is a BRIZZO and a TAKU?


June 29, 2013 - First of the 4th of July Weekends...audio uploaded 7/1/2013 6:24am.
OPERATION DRY WATER is underway...don't drink and drive your boat...Sea Doo Demo Days are going on...we talked with Cody Hawkins with Sea Doo at Dog Days Lake of the Ozarks and learned about the exclusive Braking System on the new PWC's...also leaern where they are heading...maybe to your part of the country next!

PADDLERS GUIDE TO MISSOURI has been updated by Brett Dufur, Editor for the Missouri Department of Conservation.  He tells us what you'll find inside the guide and how and where to pick one up!

BLUE-GREEN ALGEA has attacked some lakes in Kansas...Advisories and Warnings have been issued and Mike Tate Director Bureau of Water with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment gives us the details.  Some discussion as well on what causes this problem and what can...or cannot be done about it.

SHOOTOUTS are underway...with more coming!  The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is coming up in August...the 25th Year for the largest unsanctioned boat races in America...and a special Bob Morgan/Big Thunder Tribute is to be unvailed on opening day.  Ron Duggan explains to the committee...and Bob's Microphones were there...so you'll here it first hand from Capt. Ron himself. Plus this weekend the NBRA North/South Shootout is underway at Lake Lucas...we'll have all the details for today and Sunday.

Lee Greenwood performed at Olde Glory Days in Clinton on Friday, June 28th...so as a special 4th of July weekend tribute...hear his famous song!  Happy 4th to everyone...and special thanks to all active military and veterans for your service!

June 22, 2013 - Audio now available for on demand listening 6/23/13 4:35pm
It's summer time...finally!  Great 60 Minutes of Recreational Boating info today...starting off with results from the Spring Harbor Hop...light turnout at the 45 waterfront establishments around Lake of the Ozarks...but some pretty good payouts to the top five winners...event presented by LOTO CVB...www.funlake.com.  First full day of summer...so we'll play a great summer song for you in this segment as well!

OPERATION DRY WATER is June 27-30 all over the country...every state will have added patrols to catch drunken boaters...John Fetterman, Director of Law Enforcement with the National Associatiion of State Boating Law Administators, NASBLA for short, will give us the details in this segment of the show. 

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS POKER RUN is coming up June 28th and this annual event presented by MidWestBoatParty dot com continues to grow, with donations now over $70,000.  Ed Champion joins us with all the details...and some reactions to the recent OSS Lake Race 2013 as well.

THREE RIVERS RUN is an exciting PWC run from the backwaters of the Bagnell Dam...to the St. Louis Arch...all to benefit the Tri-County YMCA.  Dr. Joann Rutherford, CEO, will join us to give all the details...how to become part of this event...and what the money raised will help to do for the YMCA membership.

AROUND THE WATERFRONT NEWS-AS THE PROPELLER TURNS...Sea Doo Demo Days are this weekend at Dog Days...find out out to get involved...Chairman and Founder of BOAT US, Richard Schwartz announces his retirement at 47 years at the helm...AquaPalooza 2013 is coming in July...and what pirate ship just sold for $80,000?
Details along with some great boating music...


June 15, 2013 - Happy Father's Day Weekend - show posted 6/16/13 12:56pm

Results-Results-Results---John Haas memorial Drag Boat Races...BroStock...and the Lake Race 2013 OSS event...we'll have the results from all three...plus Troops Appreciation Day today at Mariners Pier 31, Erin Brockovish is arrested while boating, Wisconsin ranked 3rd in alcohol-related boating deaths in 2012, Sailor survives two days trapped underwater in his tug boat, Texas Outlaw Challenge is next week in the Houston/Galveston area, Houston Boat Show is coming up, and Boating enthusiasts set a new world record at "Ready, Set, Wear It"!

Demo Day is today at Marine Max, Lake of the Ozarks and Frank Svobada, Sales manager fills us in on what you can enjoy doing today at this event...plus we introduce you to Capt. Donn Nelson, the newest member of the Marine Max team...did you say you have owned 80 boats?  Find out by listening!

The Dam Experience Fireworks show at Truman Dam is Sat. July 6th with music on 95.3 KDKD...Bob is joined by Erin Cordrey, USACorp of Engineers and Truman Lake Visitors Center Manager with some early details on this event which draws some 50,000 people in boats...and vehicles.

Now that you have a boat...what can we do with it? How about putting in a Lake of the Ozarks...take a leisurely cruise down to Bridal Cave...dock up...and come up.  Hear Steve Thompson, GM describe what you'll see and a bit of the history of this legendary cave...and yes, they still do weddings!


June 8, 2013 - Audio segments posted Sunday 4:08pm
Very busy weekend around Missouri-Kayaks to Wake Boarding to OSS...we'll cover it all in this show...plus Results of the Charity Regatta last Saturday at the Ozark Yacht Club-winners and how much was raised for Kids Harbor.  If you are wanting to attend a boat show...Chicago and San Diego are coming up and Cruising Outpost's Bob Bitchin provided some details...and what marina closed down due to faulty wiring? We'll have the story.

National Marina Day is today...and the Lake Jacomo Marina just outside Kansas City at Grain Valley is celebrating...Michelle Newman with Jackson County Park plus Rec will give us all the details in this segment.

Kayak Meet Up is Saturday, June 8th at Ha Ha Tonka at Lake of the Ozarks and Donna Swall, Ex. Dir. of LOWA will be with us with details...it's free and starts around 8:30.

Troops Appreciation event is held twice a year at Mariners Pier 31 Marina at Lake of the Ozarks and Bud Simmons, Owner joins us with details.  This event is for all active military from Whiteman or Leonard Wood...and includes any Guard personnel and families, too.  Make reservations by getting in touch with Bud...details in this segment.

Lucas Oil John Haas memorial Drag Boat races...BroStock...and OSS Lake Race 2013 are all underway this weekend in Missouri...we'll have details. Plus the National Houseboat Expo is going on as well at Lake Cumberland in KY...
Special guest will be Ellen Greenleaf, Director of Marketing for the OSS Powerboat Racing Association with lots of info about the Lake Race happening this weekend.


June 1, 2013 - Uploaded for your listening pleasure 6/2 4:11pm
Today is the 3rd Annual Kids Harbor Cup Charity Regatta at the Ozark Yacht Club Lake of the Ozarks...Sailors and crews will be raising money for Kids Harbor Child Advocacy Center...Viewing available from the decks at OYC. Speaking of sailing...Scottish Sailor Gerry Hughes is deaf...and just completed an around the world trip in his sailboat...first deaf person to do that solo...we'll have details.  What is Gobius?  That question was asked on my Facebook page...listen in and find out.  Pretty safe memorial Day Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks with only two minor PWC accidents....no fatalities.  Good job!  However, the 2,200 passengers aboard the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship did not have a good day on Monday...as the ship caught fire...all safe, but not a good experience...details in this segment.

What does the Coast Guard Auxiliary do?  You see them on the lakes and waterways...you'll be surprized by what you hear in this segment with Doug Ives, Dennis and Karen Pearson of the Flotilla 5-4 our of Pomme De Terre Lake in Mid Missouri...this two part series can be hear by clicking part one here...

Part Two of the Coast Guard Aux story is right here...click to listen.

National Marina Day is saturday, June 8th...Wendy Larimer of the Association of Marina Industries describes the beginnings of this day...and how it has evolved into a nationwide event.

2nd Annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Races are taking place at Lucas Lake next week and Series Director Ken Dollar tells all about the races, describes the boats and talks about the driver training.  We'll also cover the details on the other boating events going on at Lake of the ozarks...like the return of BroStock to Capt. Ron's 34.5 MM...the Lake Race 2013 OSS Races at the Bagnell Dam to the 4MM...and the National Houseboat Expo taing place at State Docks Lake Cumberland in KY...it's a busy week!

May 25, 2013 - Memorial Day Weekend 2013 - Show ready for listening.
In the opening segment we provide you some Around the Waterfront News...US Coast Guard has released 2012 Boating Fatality Facts...we'll have details and some tips on keeping those numbers declining.A tragic boating accident on Oklahoma's Grand Lake leave two college students dead after their 22ft Cobalt ploughs into a docked houseboat...drinking involved? Boat US urges Memorial Day Weekend boaters to use extra caution and review safety equipment...and 95.3 KDKD's David Lee...and Steve Stevens from 104.9 The Eagle will be broadcasting live Saturday at Angler's Port Marine on Hwy 7 just west of Warsaw/Truman Lake. Boating Magazine has listed Lake of the Ozarks in a Top 10...find out more by listening!

Margaret Podlich, President of BOAT US joins us with some conversation on all the area that this membership organization offers boaters.  www.BoatUS.com

Women on the Water classes provided by Marine Max locations around the country are a great way to get some training and confidence when needed to operate your vessel.  Bob catches up with three women that just docked at the Lake of the Ozarks location and got their reactions to the training...the trainer, Brent Burnowski also provided some insight into what they offer.  Contact your Marine Max location for upcoming classes...www.MarineMax.com.  At Lake of the Ozarks contact Teresa Riley at www.marinemaxmissouri.com

Ozark Yacht Club and the Ozark Sailing Club are presenting their 3rd Annual Charity Regatta on June 1st...Sara Clark, Marketing Manager at OYC and Cara Gerdima, Exec. Dir. of Kids Harbor, the organization that will benefit from the proceeds...will provide all the details.  Skippers can still sign up their boats...and if you want to crew...get in touch with Sara...details in this segment. w
ww.ozarkyachtclub.com

Where will be the best place(s) to view the Lake Race 2013 -OffShore Super Seriers June 5-9 at Lake of the Ozarks?  Morgan Crainshaw of the Lake Area Chamber and Austin French, Rental Fleet Manager with Iguana Watersports can tell you.  Listen in for details...reservations required on one of those...Have a safe Memorial Day Boating Weekend.

May 18, 2013 - Show uploaded Sunday 5/19 2:23pm cdt

USF1 Powerboat Series at Lucas Lake was a big success...we'll bring you the winners and highlights plus a Product Review of the installation of the new BORA PLUS cabin fan from Caframo.

BROSTOCK is coming back to Lake of the Ozarks (BroZarks!) at Capt. Ron's 34.5 MM on June 6-7-8 and Matt Gleason with Liquid Force joins us with details.  Same weekend the OSS Lake Race 2013 takes place 34 miles down river from the Bagnell Dam where offshore race boats will be competing...we have some more details along with Major Matt Walz of the Highway Patrol/Water Patrol with some info on where boats will and will not be allowed to anchor to watch.  Plus we'll get into some early discussion about the 25th Annual LOTO Shootout coming in August.

It's A DAY ON OUR DOCKS at Marina Max Lake of the Ozarks...and Frank Svobada, Sales manager joins us with details on the days activities.  Bob's No Wake Zone will be around...looking forward to see you on the docks.

National Safe Boating Week kicks off today and runs a week plus Friday was Wear Your Life Jacket To Work Day...Bob did...did you?  Rachel Johnson with the National Safe Boating Council along with Crpl Jay Riley of the Highway Patrol/Water Patrol will be on to talk boating operations and safety.  Bob will also be telling the story of why the port light is RED and the Starboard light is GREEN...some history from those days gone by.

Around the Waterfront News - Zebra Mussels are back...40 Year old mystery is solved when divers find 32 ft. houseboat at the bottom of Lake Onterio...Andrew Simpson is remembered, he died last week in training for the America's Cup races when the catamaran flipped over...Gloria Estefan is in the news in her efforts to save the Miami Marine Stadium...and no Fleet Week in New York this year...economy there will suffer as some 6,000 sailors, marines, and US Coast Guard personnel would normally be there...and finally what was that mystery carcass that washed up on a beach?

May 11, 2013 - Audio posted Mother's Day 10:50am
This show covers the faaasssstttt and the ssslllooooowwwww....It's race day...and a take it easy day all rolled into one!  USF1 Formula Races are today at Lake Lucas in Wheatland, MO...and the 1st Kayak Meet Up for 2013 is from 8-Noon at Ha Ha Tonka State Park new Kayak Launch Ramp.

Jose Mendana, President of USF1 Racing joins me to talk about today's races at Lake Lucas at the Lucas Oil Speedway complex.  Spectators in Missouri are really in for a treat today as these fast little "Indy Car Looking" speedboats race around and around...almost like NASCAR on Water!

"Hey buddy...can you give me a tow?"  Your buddy is Lake Tow BOAT US with over 600 lakes and waterways covered...Adam Wheeler is the VP of Towing Operations at The Boat Owners Association of the United States (BOAT US) and he tells us all about their program and how it can really provide a safety net when you are out on the water.

Gilligan! Gilligan! Yes, Captain!  The Captain of the Gilligan's Island Fan Club will share some trivia about the SS Minnow...the island(s) where the show was filmed...and great insight into the characters, the theme song, the back stories...when Louie Kiniger joins Bob in this segment....it was just a three hour cruise!

Harbor Hop follow up-Where did Bob and crew visit?...Woman on the Water Classes at Marine Max continue on Thursday, May 16th with single engine operations...and the Day at our Docks is next Saturday, May 18th at Marine Max Lake of the Ozarks...big vendor day all at 3070 Bagnell Dam Blvd in Lake Ozark...plus...do you really need insurance to protect your cruise ships from the Loch Ness Monster?  Also from Around the Waterfront News...people from all over the country have sent in money to buy David Henneberry a new boat...some $50K has been raised...hear this great story, too.

May 4, 2013 - A heavy wet Snow fell around...all around us...but we're going boating just the same!
Welcome to Sprinter!  Audio posted 5/6/2013 6:52am cdt
Show opens with Harbor Hop and Magic Dragon Car Show weekend info...and great line-up for show today.

ESD...Electric Shock Drowning is covered with Mike Telleria of Nordavn Yachts...discussion about what it is...how it is caused...what boaters and marinas should do to check for faulty wiring and more.  Mike also tells the story of Kevin Ritz, who has been on our show and how his son was killed swimming around a dock that was sending electric current into the water.  If you plan to swim off any dock this year...you need to hear this before a foot goes in!

Dock LifeGuard is a new product that can provide sound and light warnings of impending electric current in the water...and Dave Hotz of Dock Realty,  Lake of the Ozarks tells us...and demonstrates the device.

BOAT US Foundation and Susan Shingledecker will bring us lots of information about what the Foundation does...especially in the areas of clean water.  But, there's lots more...so click and listen.

Around the Waterfront News-E 15 Warning...Coast Guard shuts down recreational boating on some rivers in the mid-west due to water conditions...Titanic letter is sold for $142,000, Paddleboater does 45 miles for good cause...plus, Bob's got two fans!  That's right...both from Caframo...one is the 2012 Innovation Award Winner from IBEX...and BOAT US retiree Bob Adriance receives ABYC Life Service Award.


April 27, 2013 - Audio posted 4/28/2013 2:18pm -Programming Note: I missed the memo about Lucas Oil Speedway KDKD/Eagle Night-Cancelled on 4/27-Moved to May 18th...hold your tickets as they will be good that night!  Darn Spring Weather anyway!  Bob

Around the Waterfront News opens the show-Stories on winners of tickets to the Formula 1 Races at Lake Lucas, Two drownings on the Chesapeake Bay, survivors with Hypothermia, Missouri Boating Education Classes this month and the Coast Guard Aux Floatilla 30-05 Lake of the Ozarks is conducting Vessel Safety Checks for free...learn how to get one completed on your boat.

BOAT US provides members with lots of benefits...this segment we'll hear from John Condon, VP Towing Services about all they offer members for just $67 a year freshwater towing!  If you don't have this...you will certainly want to listen in.

April In Water Boat Show was the best in three years...as for crowd size...and Bob interviewed many of the boat dealers and vendors...some you may have heard during the live broadcast...others you didn't.  In this segment, we've provided some "Boat Show After Glow" with about ten interviews...hope you enjoy and will call on these when you are looking around!

Lake Lucas at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo is the site of the Formula 1 Races coming up May 10th and 11th...it's the only track in America built specifically for boat racing...and Dan Robinson, GM will tell us all about this first race of the season...but about all four events now thru September 1st.

From top speed...to slow speed...we cover it all!  There is a new Kayak Launch Ramp that was just constructed at the Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Donna Swall, Ex. Dir. of LOWA (Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance) will be on with us to tell that story of construction...and then to announce the 2013 schedule for the Kayak Meetups beginning on May 11th.

April 20, 2013 - In Water Boat Show weekend - audio posted 4/21/2013 7:33pm
Buy SHEEX-Save 10% See my Website for link!!!! Around the Waterfront News opens the show with stories about Kansas City Sail and Power Squadron April meeting and seminar on GPS...Drowning in Lake Houston...no life jacket.  OSS Lake Race 2013 informational meeting details will be provided on Sat. April 27th to lake area residents...Does size matter when it comes to Mega-Yachts?  And....voters at Yahoo.com selected what song as the favorite TV theme? Hear it here!

Spring Harbor Hop at Lake of the Ozarks is coming up May 4th and Heather Brown with the LOTO Convention and Visitors Bureau joins us with all those details and more about other boating events coming up in Mid-Missouri's boating paradise!

How does your boat insurance compare?  BOAT US Marine Insurance Manager of Underwriting, Brian Getty will be on the show.  He'll explain all the benefits...savings...and ways that you can insure all your watercraft.  Brian will also discuss some of the "lessons learned" from Superstorm Sandy.

Bob's BOAT SHOW CALENDAR is presented here...locate a boat show near you...or one you want want to attend!

National Safe Boating Week is coming up May 18-24 and Rachael Johnson with the Safe Boating Council tells Bob all about activities planned for that week including the Wear It Campaign...and something new called "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day"!

April 13, 2013 - uploaded 4/15/2013 7:09am
Around the Waterfront News...includes US Formula 1 Powerboat Tour comes to Lucas Lake...OSS returns to Lake of the Ozarks...Three drownings (boating related) in Missouri-one on Stockton Lake the other on the Mississippi near St. Louis...North Carolina USCG Aux prepares for spring summer boating with education classes...Missouri Kids Free Fishing days...and The LOVE BOAT Theme now converted to a horn signal aboard the new Princess Cruise Liner...

April In The Water Boat Show at Lake of the Ozarks in next weekend...April 19-21 at Dog Days and Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show will be there to meet you.  Live radio broadcast will also take place on Friday afternoon on KDKD FM , 104.9 The Eagle and over live streaming audio.  Click back to front page and click banner for more show details.

BOAT US ANGLER Program is featured in this segment with Steve Levi, Brand Manager.  Learn all about what is offerred with membership...trailer assist...towing...Weigh-toWin Tournament Cash Bonus Program and more...

"Honey...let's go rent a boat!"  Iguana Watersports Rentals is the place to go...and Austin French, Director of Rental Operations at Lake of the Ozarks Rental Guru's joins Bob to talk about all the improvements and additions they have made to make the 2013 season great.  Their main location...a truely wonderful showplace is located on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark, Mo.

Boat Show Calendar...April is full of shows...and Bob covers many around the country from Newport to Bay Bridge, Maryland...to Lake Havasu, Arizona (yes, there is water out there for boating!)...and the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show...and finally the Houseboat Expo at Lake Cumberland, Ky in early June.


April 6, 2013 - Here is what is on deck...uploaded 4/8 7:36am
Show open with line-up for the first show of April 2013...thanks to our sponsors, too!

The Southwest international Boat Show at Clear Lake, TX outside of Houston on Trinity Bay...Galveston Bay was great.  Bob enjoyed an afternoon of interviews and looking at what else...BOATS and STUFF!  You'll hear the "Boat Show Afterglow" segments here with a Lake of the Ozarks Business...NoodleMon with Susan Laudwig...plus Torqeedo with Cal Duncan...Leukemia Cup Race Info...Discover Boating with Tom Knighten and our old friend Bob Bitchin with Cruising Outpost.

ShiPosium...what is it?  What is the Steamboat Historical Society of AmericaCdr. John Hamma, President of the organization will join us to talk about the event in June at Long Beach aboard the Queen Mary...and discuss the Titanic...and Carnival Cruise Lines recent problems.

Spring is here...well...sorta.  Marine Max Lake of the Ozarks is feeling like it it...Frank Svobada, Sales Manager joins Bob to talk about the Open House event...and what is going on each day now getting all boaters ready to hit the water.

Around The Waterfront News...learn about upcoming Boater Education Classes...the April In The Water Boat Show...Who rammed a Coast Guard Vessel?...Carnival Cruise Line ship has some good news for a change...cold water survival...and watch out for counterfeit fire extinguishers.


March 30, 2013 - Audio posted Easter Sunday 12:23pm cdt.
Around the Waterfront News- 50 Years of service...Coast Guard in Seattle honors Retired Capt. Gene Davis...Ohio-Fourth consecutive year of growth in recreational boat registrations...Kansas-Lower boat tax passed voters and may soon happen to help bring those dollars back to the state...George-Senate passes tougher boating laws including some boating education classes...and Missouri-man drowns at Lake of the Ozarks after falling off the dock trying to board his sailboat...body recovered...sad day.


BOAT US VP/Membership Heather Lougheed joins us to discuss all the benefits to membership in the organization.  This is the first of several BOAT US interviews you will hear explaining many of the areas of service this group provides.

Houseboat Expo 2013 is coming up the first weekend of June at Cumberland Lake in Kentucky...and Brady Kay, Editor of Houseboat Magazine tells us about what's happening, what to see and do, and how to have a chance to win a boat!  Brady is also the editor of Pontoon and DeckBoat Magazine and we discuss those markets, too.

Some of us dream of selling it all and buying a boat...sailing off into the sunset...and then there is Amy Schaefer and Sailing Papillon!  She, her husband and two young daughters have been out there doing it for three years now...we catch up with her down under...southern Australia...via SKYPE...this feature story will make you want to make the leap!

Show close with story lineup for the first weekend show in April! ShiPosium is coming to San Diego...and The Southwest International Boat Show afterglow reports will be coming up on the show.

March 23, 2013 - Audio posted 3/24/2013 8:29am
Salute to Carnival...Sheex Performance Bedding...Boating Education Trivia Question...
all in the Spring Break Edition of Bob's No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show!


Formula Racing coming to Missouri...Lucas Lake May 10th and 11th and Tim Seebold from Lake of the Ozarks joins us with details.  This is the first of four big boat racing events at Lucas Lake...Lucas Oil Speedway-Wheatland, MO.

MarineMax Lake of the Ozarks is holding their annual Open House...or Open Marina Day!  Frank Svobada, Sales Manager joins us with all the details about this event coming up Friday and Saturday, March 29-30...3070 Bagnell Dam Blvd.  Meet the staff...check out a new slip...see the new and used...brokered boats...enjoy a bite to eat and drink...

Grand Ambition...great story about the building of a $40 Million Dollar Yacht...told by Bruce Knecht.  Doug Von Allmen, former boater around Lake of the Ozarks is the subject along with all the boat builders and their stories.  Great book showing the contrast between this multimillionaire...and the workers show built the boat...

Answer to the boating education trivia question...what's up next week...and close!

March 16, 2013 - audio segments uploaded 3/16/13 1:17pm.
Closer to spring weekend show features lots of Around the Waterfront News.  Bob runs down the Spring Cleaning essentials from Star Brite...the Spider Cleaner and Spider Away sprays, Deck Cleaner and Boat Soap and gas/diesel treatment products.  At recent shows Bob's been asked lots of questions...mostly about Big Wakes and what to do about it...Bob covers some important info for big boaters on how to control the effects with info from the Missouri Water Patrol.  Women on the Water training classes get started April 4th at Marine Max and we'll have the schedule...sign up now with Teresa Riley Marine Max Lake of the Ozarks.  Couple of boat shows...Panama City Yacht & Boat Show this weekend...and the Bay Bridge Boat Show/Spring Sail Boat Shows-Annapolis...and BOAT US is looking for a new Boat Name for their Foundation Clean Water Boat...details here on this new contest!

How many tons of debris is picked up during the Lake of the Ozarks Shoreline Cleanup going on now thru April 14th?  Bryan Vance, Shoreline Cleanup Coordinator with Ameren joins the show with lots of details...and how to get involved.

Soutwest International Boat Show is coming up at the South Shore Harbour Marina, Clear Lake, Tx...just outside Houston from March 21-24...Bob gets with Peter Bryant, President to share all the details.

Renting a boat or buying your first boat...education on operation is critical...and www.rentalboatsafety.com is there to help.  Melanie Bedogne with the Water Solutions Group is on the BOAT US Guest Line via SKYPE to tell us more.

America's Cup is coming...September of this year...Bob's got some details...in the final segment.  Plus more Around the Waterfront News.

March 9, 2013 - Uploaded 3/10/13 3:20pm Daylight Saving Time in Mid-America!
Around the Waterfront News...Who raised $171,000 for a great cause...Polar Plungers, That's who...details...MarineMax gets bigger by two...Cindy is gone...Nicole is now heading up the Government Relations Office at NMMA...Info on two upcoming boat shows...one SW and the other on the Chesapeake...Man sues marina when he walked on metal ramp and burned his feet...really?  Plus...Titanic II tickets going on sale for the 2016 voyage...

Lake West Chamber Business Expo last weekend where Bob's No Wake Zone was set up...and gave away a large quantity of T-Shirts...plus we interviewed four businesses...Dock Lifeguard/Bennett Electric and Todd Bennett, Capt. Ron's with Ron Duggan, Mr. Kleen Detail with Matt O'Connell and the New Iguana Rip Rap service with Jason...

Ozark Yacht Brokers and Capt. Jay Clark are featured in this segment.  Bob and his microphone and trusty recorder spent some time with Capt. Jay...in this segment you'll learn all about Jay...his marine background and about all the services he provides thru his office and connections based at the Lodge of the Four Seasons Marina...Lake of the Ozarks.  Buying or selling...Capt. Jay can help you.

OSS-Lake Race 2013 and Ellen Greenleaf will share some details about their involvement with this event coming the Lake of the Ozarks the first weekend of June. 

National Marina Day is getting bigger...and better with more organizations joining in this year.  Wendy Larimer joins us to explain how this event got started...the purpose...and what you can expect this June 8th around the country.



March 2, 2013 - Audio uploaded for your listening pleasure - 3/4/13 7:22am
Are we ready for Spring yet? Lake West Business Expo is Saturday-Today so we hope to meet you at Sunrise Beach.  Hubbell USB Rapid Charger Video is posted...and Winterfest/Mardi Gras Party takes place tonight...and if your marina manager did not call or email you with a snow storm update and condition of your boat...then you should consider moving to the MarineMax nearest you!  Listen for the story in this segment.

Lake Race 2013 had an official kickoff Saturday, Feb. 23rd at Formula Boats at Lake of the Ozarks.  This OSS Race will be at the lake in June and Bob's microphones were there to capture all the details.  Plus, an Exclusive Interview with Honorary Chariman Dave Scott...hear it all in this segment.

Polar Plungers took to the 37 degree water at the State Park, Lake of the Ozarks and we made it there in time to see many groups take the plunge.  We also caught up with Crystal Schuster, with Missouri Special Olympics and she gave some some details on the days events.  Total dollars raised is still being calculated as of broadcast time.

Support Our Troops Poker Run is coming in June and Eddie Champion with Midwestboatparty.com joins Bob for the early info about registration and events surrounding the run.  The event benefits Operation HomeFront.

Around the Waterfront News...Titanic II is coming...would you ride?  Also, was the Bounty ready for that fateful journey back in October...not so according to one Maine Shipyard worker...Hurricane Sandy was the biggest boating disaster in history and BOAT US is presenting some webinars to present findings and suggestions for future storms and how to prepare.  And Bob and Judy with Crusing Outpost will be doing seminars at the SW International Boat Show, South Shore Harbor, Clear Lake, TX March 22-24 and in Biloxi, MS on May 4-5...more info at crusingoutpost.com.

February 23, 2013 - Audio posted 2/24 1:15pm - enjoy!
Polar Plunge Saturday at Lake of the Ozarks...brave souls will dip into the water after noon all in an effort to raise funds for Missouri Special Olympics...and our Special Tribute to the passengers of the Carnival Triumph...

Lucas Oil Speedway and Drag Boat Track are gearing up for the 2013 season and Ashley Berry fills us in on details...plus Joe Falco, owner of Sportsman's Outfitters and Marine of Lee's Summit, MO tells us about his business and their superior Mercury service.  Both interviews were recorded at the Home Show and Bridal Expo held in Clinton on Saturday/Sunday, Feb. 16-17.

Springtime is just around the corner...right?  The Spring Annapolis Sailboat Show, Cruisers University and the Bay Bridge Boat Show are coming up in April and Paul Jacobs with United States Yacht Shows joins us with all the details.

See around 100 Lake of the Ozarks businesses including Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show at the Lake West Chamber Business Expo on Sat. March 2nd in Sunrise Beach.  Mike Kenegy, Director of the Chamber tells us about the wide variety of businesses that will participate in this sold out show.

Around the Waterfront News can be heard here...and
OSS Press conference set for today with Dave Scott making some important sponsorship announcements-Bob's Microphones will be there and will report on 3/2.  Rental Boat Safety.com has released a new video and the TOP 7 Signs you are a Boating Fanatic...plus a great boating song by Kenny Chesney in this final segment this week.

February 16, 2013 - uploaded for your listening pleasure 2-17-13 8:30am cst

Boating and the Beatles...two of my favorite things...stop by the Home Show in Clinton, MO this weekend to register to see the Liverpool Legends and enjoy an overnight stay at the Inn at the Grand Glaize...plus a special 1st time element...Bob's talks about his experience buying from the Ozark Yacht Brokers...highlight three boats and how you can have a great buying experience as well.

Time to dip our toes in the water...how about Plunging In?  It's the Polar Plunge at the Lake of the Ozarks...next Saturday 2/23 and Crystal Schuster from MO. Special Olympics will be with us again to share all the details.  Plus Major League Baseball's 7th Inning Stretch song has been customized for the show by the Clinton High School Choir Ensemble under the direction of Mrs. May...good job you guys!

Southwest International In-The-Water Boat Show at Clear Lake, TX gets underway in late March...it's a big one with Sail America, too...and President Peter Bryant comes on board with all the show details...and some new seminars that sound really interesting, too.

HUBBELL Marine has come out with a new wall receptacle that incorporates both A/C plugs...and USB Charging plugs for all of our electronic toys and tablets...we installed a couple and this is where you'll hear the report.  Watch for video coming soon.  Thanks to Hubbell Marine's Joe DiMaria, Director of Marine Marketing and Kelly Flory with Martin Flory and Associates for getting this to me.  I know boaters are going to love this product!

Mike Gillespie...Lake of the Ozarks Historian passed away recently as he lost his battle with cancer.  Mike and I enjoyed a couple of hours of recording some of his stories in 2011 and many of those were aired in my shows.  In rememberance of Mike and what he has left us...I've pull this segment from the archives...it's the story of how the Bagnell Dam got its name.  Thanks go to Capt. Charlie Meyer of Lake Tow Boat US at Lake of the Ozarks for posting on his site some tribute to Mike as well.  The Grand Glaize tour boat story has peaked out interest and Charlie and I and several others are working on more investigation and a possible documentary on this.  Stay tuned!  Mike...we'll miss you.

February 9, 2013 - Uploaded Sun 2/10/2013 2:34pm cst
Thanks for listening...we'd like to meet you. Come to the KDKD/KXEA Home Show and Bridal Expo on Feb 16-17...or drop by the Lake West Chamber Business Expo on Sat. March 2nd in Sunrise Beach...or the Lake Area Products and Services Show at the Country CLub Hotel and Spa in Lake Ozark on Sat. March 9th...yes...we'll have some BNWZ Radio Show T-Shirts to give away!

Center Console boats are becoming more visable and Pacific Pilothouse our of San Diego and President Ed Slawson are making that happen.  Hear their story by clicking this text!

The 3rd Largest Indoor Boat Show in the Country is the Tulsa Boat Show.  Bob's No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show was there and captured some interviews.  This Tulsa Boat Show Afterglow is part one of two parts today.  In this segment hear about Dick Lane's of Grand Lake with Jenny...Mike Vaughn with Big Blue Leasing...Joe Harwood, owner of Arrowhead Yacht Club at Grand Lake (he also owns two other marinas!) and Julian Hood with Horizons LTD talking about their soft...floating dock lines.  Product introductions...Hubbell has a new wall plug that includes what?  And we'll be testing a new fuel additive...as soon as we can fire up those bad boys...from XTreme Fuel Treatment.

Training and certifications for marine techs and boaters alike with the ABYC...Ed Sherman the Director of Educational Programming for the American Boat and yacht Council joins us from the East Coast to discuss the 2013 plans for courses around the country.

Tulsa Boat Show Afterglow Part Two...in this segment you'll hear about MarineMax Grand Lake, OK with Terry Wise...Tow Boat US at Grand with owner Captain Tom Benton...J.B. Robison, Jr. tells us about Hydrohoist Boat Lifts they sell in Oklahoma...and Mike Peters gets the party started with his My Floating Bar products!

Capt. Matt Walz with the Mo. State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division and member of the Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council will be leaving the group to take on new duties at the headquarters in Jefferson City soon...but had some parting words for this group dedicated to boating safety.  We'll also have some Boat Show calendar notes in this segment. 

February 2, 2013 - show uploaded-ready to play as of 2/4 7:22am
Tulsa Boat Show Weekend...show opens

What do you want from a Marina?  Dan Natchez is going to bring us lots of information about how the marina industry has changed and some conversation on survey's of boaters and what they want.  Very interesting discussion on our favorite place to be!
Dan is President of Dan Natchez and Associates, a leading international environmental waterfront design consulting company specializing in the design of marinas and resorts around the world.  See Dan's article in the December issue of Marina Dock Age magazine.


E-15...have you seen it at the pumps yet?  You will...but you need to BEWARE! Cindy Squires, chief counsel for public affairs and director of regulatory affairs with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).  What a battle going on...hear the entire story and then you'll be safer knowing what to put in the tank of your boat...or not to put in the tank of your boat.

Guess who the NUMBER ONE BOAT DEALER in the country is?  Find out by listening here...we'll also be talking with Kirby Liesmann of Kirby's School of Wake.  We caught up with Kirby at the Overland Park Boat Show.  Classes begin soon...oh and hint, hint...Frank Svobada of MarineMax, Lake of the Ozarks will be on in this segment, too!

Around The Waterfront News-Oklahoma State Rep. Pat Ownbey, who was on our show a few months back, has filed a bill about boater education...What were the TOP 10 reasons contributing to boating accidents?  The Coast Guard has the list...and you'll hear it here...Plus shoreline cleanup efforts are coming together at Grand Lake in Oklahoma prior to the big BASS Bass Master Classic coming later this month...and the Top 10 boating songs...as voted by readers of Boating World magazine.

January 26, 2013 - Audio uploaded Sat 1:04pm cst-enjoy!
OVERLAND PARK BOAT SHOW - Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association show is this week...we broadcast live on opening day...more details here, plus...Boating Education Classes scheduled...Women on the Water Training at MarineMax Missouri starting in April. The Bob's Boat Show Calendar is in this segment...plus that special invitation from Bob at Cruising Outpost to join the crew in Biloxi in May.

Speaking of Boat Shows...The NEW DFW Boat Show is coming up and Frank Pillsbury, MarineMax Dealer in Dallas joins us to share the show info...and the surprise is that the new show will take place at the Texas Rangers Ballpark!  

Polar Plunge time in Missouri with 13 events planned to raise money for Missouri Special Olympics...Crystal Schuster will join us to tell us about the big one...the Lake of the Ozarks event that raised over $223,000 last year!   

From cold to hot...down to Miami we go and tie up with Husband and Wife Captains Margie and Harold Ochstein and their Island Dreamer Saling School!  Now listen to this segment and you will start to feel warmer!

Around the Waterfront News...congrats to the Marina Dock Age Magazine Small and Large Marinas of the year...we'll tell you about them.  Idaho boating law challenged...NMMA and Marine Retailers Association of America have donated some funds to the relief effort in New Jersey following Sandy...and NUDE ROWING?  Yep...an all female team wins a race across the Atlantic Ocean...sorry, no pictures were available at broadcast time!  And...there is a new Portable Device out that will help you test your dock for electic current in the water...from C & C Concerns...Sunrise Beach,MO...we tested it...and the report is here!


January 19, 2013 -
Boat Show Heaven! Just completed the KC Boat and Sport Show with Audio Interviews now posted (go back to home page for link)...plus Overland Park, Kansas Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association show kicks off on Thursday the 24th...we'll be there for live broadcast.  Plus...lots of great pictures from the KC show.

57th Tulsa Boat Show gets underway on Jan 28 thru Feb 3rd...we'll be there to bring it back to you...and it's a big one as President Phil Keeter and Show Manager Jennifer Maricle explain in this segment.

What is a Fyddeye Guide and why would you want to have one?  Joe Fallensbee, author, historian, maritime enthusiast is on in this segment to tell us about maritime museums, light houses...and more including a great little book he's written.

Low water levels is something many of us are facing these days what with the drought...but the Great Lakes have even a bigger issue...and Chuck May, the Chair of the Great Lakes Small Harbors Coalition tells us about what they are doing to get dredging started again to open up waterways and harbors to many towns.

Around the Waterfront News...Costa Concordia is back in the news...1 year later.  Sea Ray is coming out with a new Jet Boat...Missouri Water Patrol Boating Education Classes are starting up in February...we'll have the list...and it's Eagle Day at Truman Lake...the Governor of Georgia is pushing for stricter boating laws...details on these stories here.

January 12, 2013 - Audio uploaded for your listening pleasure 1/14/13 7:16amcst
"I hit the Bay Bridge in San Fransisco with my fuel tanker" ...this 752 Ft. Tanker called the Overseas Reymar caused some panic...but all turned out OK...the 24th Annual Women's Sailing Convention is coming up in California...Details on the show...KC Sail and Power Squadron meets next week...we'll have details and Eagle Day at the Truman Lake Dam is next Saturday...Bob will run down the details.  Boat shows are starting...Bob's at the KC Boat & Sportshow and will have afterglow reports on the Jan. 19th show!

Texas Gulf Coast is featured this week with Mike McCann...and his web site called OnTheWaterLifestyle.Com...He covers 13 coastal cities with all the boating and other activities week to week.  His newsletter can be emailed free to you...listen to this segment for all the answers.

Boating and Water Safety is one of my main topics and this segment will introduce you to Armando Rositas and his new invention to help keep people saver in the water after falling off a tube or skies or board...the Swimming Buddy is his brain child...it's a good one.  You'll want to get these for your PFD's.

More Around the Waterfront News...Hatteras Heros...this is a great story of a rescue...Sea Tow Foundation photo contest winner announced...and Bass Fishing as a High School Sport?  Listen to this segment...then go vote on our choice in this issue.

Show close and what's on deck for next week's show!

January 5, 2013 - audio uploaded Sun. Jan 6 2:10pm-enjoy!
In the opening segment we'll dive into the KC Boat Show details, Eagle Days around Missouri and delays on Hwy 5 Sunrise Beach due to construction of the new Hurricane Deck bridge.  Bass Fishing could be a high school sport in Missouri if Principals and Superintendents vote it in...plus where are the best places to fish and boat...according to readers of Boating World Magazine?

Speaking of the KC Boat Show, Frank Svobada, sales manager for Marine Max Lake of the Ozarks tells us about 2012 sales...gives us an overview of the facilities there, and then shares the three upcoming boat show info and what will be on display...including the new Boat of the Year selected by Boating Magazine.

Andrea Gail...The Perfect Storm...it's a true story for the most part...but there still a lot of unanswered questions.  Do I have the answers...nope...but we'll fill in some blanks.  The Movie played over the holiday's and had a chance to research it a bit for you.

TrawlerFest is coming to Florida and Christina Vilches will fill us in on all the details about the show...about the educational opportunities it provides...and other features.   Plus, Passage Maker Magazine is the sponsor of the show...we'll learn about this publication focused on long range cruising.

Each state has different requirement for legally operating a boat...Missouri has Boating Education Classes starting up soon...and if you were born after Jan. 1, 1984, you will need to have a certificate of completion.  I'll have the class list and other info in this segment.  We close the program with next week's guests...and a reminder that we'll be broadcasting live from the Kansas City Boat and Sport Show on Thursday...hope you'll make it!

December 29, 2012 -audio posted 5:58am New Years Eve! Enjoy & Happy 2013!
It's the FINAL SHOW...for this year that is!  Great line up of guests and boating info and fun for you in this one hour of broadcast time we get to spend together...gathered around our families and friends for the holiday's.  The Texas Rangers getting into boating?  And Steve Jobs never used it...and it cost him another $3.96Million...what is it? Thanks for listening this year and telling your boating friends about our show...now available at www.TuneIn.com just browse for KDKD FM.

Eagle Days at Lake of the Ozarks and around Missouri will be featured in our first Interview segment where Michelle Cook, with the organizing committee will provide all the details for getting up close to the big proud birds on Sat and Sun Jan 5-6.  Bob will share other locations for Eagle Watching, too.

Spring can't be far behind...as the Boat Show season gets a good start Jan 10th - 13th as the Kansas City Boat and Sport Show opens and Show Manager Mark Adams joins us with details...some new things and lots of great must see's coming back.

WSIA...Water Sports Industry Association.  You've probably not heard of it...but the towing sports is what this is all about...skiiing...wake boarding...etc.  Exec. Director Larry Meddock joins us to tell their story and why we should know about them!

What was the Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show Top Story of 2012?  Machinaw?  Sisters Under Sail? Lake of the Ozarks Shootout? Support our Troops Poker Run?  All great shows...but you'll be surprized I think with this pick.  Enjoy...and Happy New Year with a special song you know...but may have never heard it performed this way!

December 22, 2012
Ho Ho Ho...let's throw off the bow and stern lines and cruise to find some Boating News and Happenings...Deck The Docks Cruises nearly sold out...Sea Ray's 370 Venture wins a nice award...and have you ever had that "sinking feeling"?  Find out about those stories in the opening segment!  

Teresa Carey is a solo sailor, author and movie maker...and she's telling her story in this part of our show.  Married recently...sold her boat and is now in the looking process for the next one...very cool story...hope you'll click and listen. www.teresacarey.com

Last Minute Christmas gift ideas for the boater in your life...Troops Appreciation event today at Lake of the Ozarks...thanks to Bud Simmons of Mariners Pier 31 Marina and other sponsors...like the Celebration and the Inn at Grand Glaze...and 1400 Mitsubishi cars go down with the sinking of the 485-ft Baltic Ace following a collision...with another large container ship...hope you weren't waiting on one of those!

Take Me Fishing dot org is a web site full of great info for the boater and fisherperson...and Frank Peterson is the President and CEO of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation...he'll tell us about that organization and what they are doing to introduce more people into what we love.

Believe it or not...more Around the Waterfront News here...Mitsubishi missing 1400 cars...could they be on the bottom of the Baltic Sea?

  Close for this last Saturday before Christmas.


December, 15, 2012 - Audio posted 12-17-2012 7:40am cst
Around the Waterfront News featuring stories about the Winner of the Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year is Debbie Meigs of Cobalt Boats...Eagle Days around Missouri...and the Offshore Super Series returns to Lake of the Ozarks in June 2013...

More audio from the Arrival Ceremonies of the USCG Cutter Mackinaw at Navy Pier in Chicago...we'll hear from Rear Admiral Michael Parks...Mackinaw Commander Mike Davanzo and Capt. Dave Truitt...their comments and feelings about the Chicago Christmas Tree Ship and what it means to them...and to those in need.  Our thanks to Joe Halasz, USCG Public Relations for recording the comments for our use on the show.

Kevin Ritz, Certification Instructor with the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will join us to discuss Electric Shock Drownings and prevention...plus announce a special class that he will be teaching at MarineMax, lake of the Ozarks beginning Jan 8th...Basic Electric and Corrosion Protection.  All the details...where to get more info and sign up...in this segment.

More Around the Waterfront News this week...in the final show segment we'll share the info about the low water conditions on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers...and what is trying to be done...what affect it is having on commercial barge and shipping...plus the annual Ameren Missouri Draw Down of the Lake of the Ozarks and what property/dock owners need to be alert for....plus Torqeedo and their new 80HP ELECTRIC Outboard motor...wow...this is great news!
 
 


 
 
 
December 8, 2012 - Audio uploaded 7:51am cst 12/10/12--
Pearl Harbor Remberance Day - Dec 7, 1941 - Story in final segment
Around the Waterfront News today - BROSTOCK is coming back to Lake of the Ozarks June 6-9...more details on that...plus follow up from Christmas Tree Ship story last week where an all-female crew commanded underway watch enroute to Chicago...Kevin Ritz, an instructor with ABYC will be holding training at MarineMax Lake of the Ozarks...details in the opening segment.
..Plus Reminder about Deck the Docks Cruises aboard the Celebration!

E-10...good or bad for Marine Engines and fuel systems?  John Bernier of North Atlantic Marine Services, spoke at IBEX on this topic...John joins us in our first interview segment with that and some Sandy updates, too.  

From the East Coast...we head out west to the Southern California Yaching Association's Gail Hine who will tell us about the 24th Annual Women's Sailing Convention coming in February 2013.  A great full day of training and instruction for women...taught by many women Captains and others.  Early registration deal details included.

"Fly like an Eagle"...Steve Miller and John Denver both has songs about this...and Michelle Cook, Committee Head for Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days comes on board in the No Wake Zone to share details about the Jan 5-6, 2013 events around the Bagnell Dam and the Osage National Golf Club.

Pearl Harbor Day...71 years ago.  Let's not forget...Bob's No Wake Zone provides a brief history...and then the retirement of one of the greatest ships in the Navy is included in this final show segment.
 

 
December, 1, 2012 - Audio Posted 7:25cst 12/03/12-What happened 6 years ago this date?  Find out as Bob opens the show with this story of disaster.  Around the Waterfront News...what not to do with a Manatee...caught on camera...and arrested, Boat Sales continue improvement in October and we'll have some figures for you on that from Boating Industry news release...and Deck the Docks Cruises sold out the first weekend...Capt. Julz will bring you info so you won't "miss the boat".  Cruisin' Outpost is down at Ft. Lauderdale this weekend...Bob Bitchin checks in with a special announcement for Boat Show goers. The Polar Bear Plunge takes place at Grand lake in Oklahoma this date followed by the lighted boat parade...details here.

How many boats are stolen each year?  Have you been a victim or know someone who has been in this situation?  Frank Scafidi, Dir. of Public Relations with the National Insurance Crime Bureau reveals the 2011 stats...and recoveries.  He also shares some helpful tips on how to protect your boat, boating accessories, trailers and more.  A helpful checklist from their web site www.nicb.org will help you.  Thanks Frank.

And now...the 100th Anniversary of the Chicago Christmas Tree Ship...as told in this segment by the Commander and crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw following the loading of 1300 Christmas Trees which will be delivered to Navy Pier for the benefit of needy families.  Thanks to Commander Michael Davanzo, ENS Katy Braynard, Petty Officer Nicole Billow and Petty Officer Jacob Harris for telling us their personal stories. They will tell their part of the story and provide details on the Rouse Simmons Memorial Tribute they will perform on their way to Chicago.

Part Two of this story is told by Capt. Dave Truitt, Program Chairman of the Chicago Christmas Ship Committee.  The greeting of the ship...unloading of the trees...the volunteers from the marine community...the story behind the event that will send chills up your spine...the story of Ruthie...you've got to listen to this...it will put you into the Christmas Spirit.

Show closes out...thanks to my guests...we couldn't do it without you!
 

November 24, 2012 - Not a Leftover show!  Audio Posted 7:15amcst 11/26/2012
Around the Waterfront News including the TOP 100 Boat Dealers for 2012...It's a 2013 Harris Tritoon weekend at MarineMax Lake of the Ozarks, Answers to EMAIL questions that listeners wants answers to...and Deck the Docks Cruises are underway.

65,000 Boats damaged or sunk...BOAT US VP Public Affairs Scott Croft joins us with his stories about how they are helping get boaters the assistance they need...sure glad these guys are not part of FEMA!  

A Sail of Two Idiots written by a Renee Petrillo...they did it.  Sold it all...bought a sail boat and went where it's warm all the time!  Great story and some of the lessons this couple learned about long distance sailing and living aboard.  Renee calls in from Key West!

Xtreme Engine Room Heaters can extend your boating season in the fall...and next spring.  Bob get's the whole story along with product reviews on SHEEX Performance Sheets (save 10% by ordering from my web site use promo code Radio) and a new product being tested...the EZ Splice Fasteners for customizing lines for specific needs.
Note: Next week - part one of the Chicago Christmas Ship and the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Rouse Simmons...as told by the Commander and Crew of the USCG Cutter Mackinaw!

November 17, 2012 - audio from show uploaded here by Monday noon.
Opening segment contains Around the Waterfront News...Kansas Boat Tax...Dan O'Keefe of Osage Beach/Glencove Marine wins World Title...and more Superstorm Sandy news...and it's not good.


Grand Lake Oklahoma's Rusty Fleming, publisher of Grand Lake News Online joins us to talk about FERC, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, the summer boating season and boat sales...and J.B. Robison, winner of the Grand Laker of the Year Award.

Deck the Docks Cruises begin next Friday (right after Thanksgiving) and Capt. Julz with Dock Realty, sponsor of the event, is back with us with details on this years event.  To make your reservations go to www.cruiselake.com.

Lake of the Ozarks and FERC, Dock Permit changes and lake levels going into winter...with Jeff Green, Ameren UE Shoreline Coordinator brings us right up to date with the details in this segment.

The Key West World Championships are now in the record books...Jason Johnson with www.SpeedOnTheWater.com comes to the show with lots of details...fun stories...results...and tributes.

November 10, 2012 - Sorry that you could not hear the show over 95.3 KDKD Live Stream on Saturday-technical difficulty...so I'm posting early!

Around the Waterfront News-Follow up on Sandy and damage in Lake Erie and the NE...Coast Guard suspending search for missing Captain of the HMS Bounty...and Key West World Championships are finishing up this weekend.

Bob Bitchin, formerly with Lattitude and Attitudes is Back...he spells his name the same as mine...and we've had a great time bringing everyone up to date on the new Cruising Outpost!  Check this out for sure!

We Give The Test...World Wide Marine Training and Capt. Reg Fidoe will join us to tell us about the OUVP 6-Pack classes at Lake of the Ozarks starting in December...and other classes they offer...more info at www.wegivethetest.com

Winterizing...with E-10 in your tank.  Scott Croft at BOAT US gave us permission to share this valuable info with you...it will make next spring a whole lot more enjoyable.  Also in this segment...we go back to IBEX for Whale Seaward and Justin Brennan, OEM Technical Sales...and Mike Blankenship with Vista Manufacturing...they both have great stories to tell about their companies products.

Part Four of the Audio tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City...David Hawley is our tour guide...listen to parts 1,2,3 in previous weeks segments.

November 3, 2012 - Show audio ready to hear now!
HMS BOUNTY is lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy...all the details lead story on the show...plus some Boat Show news...Key West World Championships...Christmas Boat Parades...and Boat Docking Contest?  Right...that and more in the opening of the show.

National Women Boaters Association is a new organization started by Karen Camasso and Brigid Connor...they both join Bob to provide all the details.

Lake of the Ozarks and the other lakes and rivers in Missouri were very safe this year...so far...says Major Tommy Rohm of the Mo. State Water Patrol...he joins Bob from a recent Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council Meeting with comments...and some thoughts as to why it was safer.  Back to IBEX as Bob is joined by John Kujawa, President of Lumitec...John explains that their company is much different than all the others that just sell LED lights.

BUCKSAW Resort and Marina on Truman lake is owned by Jim Moritz...and he is on the show with Bob to thank everyone for a great year...and it's not over yet.  IBEX is a show mostly for Boat Builders...but when it comes to Audio and MultiMedia for boats...Pro Spec Electronics is out front with new products.  Josh Berry from Pro Spec talks with Bob about some of the products they are producing now...for boaters in the aftermarket, too.


Arabia Steamboat ...was discovered after 122 years on the bottom of the Missouri River...then buried in a farm field...and David Hawley gets back with Bob for Part III of the Audio Tour of the museum in Kansas City...and it's hard to believe that there are tons more cargo that has not been cleaned and displayed.  Details in this segment.

October 27, 2012 - Audio now available
Show opens with special Halloween Week Music!  Around the Waterfront News includes Ghost Boat Parade at Grand Lake, OK...two Navy Ships...yes...Navy Ships make contact but no injuries to personnel or vessels...and the Deck the Docks Holiday Lighting Cruises are now open for reservations.

Kansas Boat Buyers...attention!  You have a ballot issue that is designed to reduce the tax you pay when registering your boat in your home state.  Kent Craft, who helped to write the legislation joins us with details.  Get out and vote Tuesday, Nov. 6th!


Frank Svobada, Sales Manager at MarineMax gives us an update on the year-to-date and what's ahead...fall boating and the first of the year's Boat Show calendar is already getting full.  Frank also describes one very unique 45 ft. HarborMaster that is for sale...and discusses the MarineMax "start to finish" assistance they offer boaters.  In this segment we go back out to IBEX and meet Steve Tilders, Global Head of Sales for Rule and Jabsco Marine Products.

Steamboat Arabia Part II with David Hawley.  If you missed Part I...drop down to last weeks show and listen...more facinating stories of what they found in the hull after more than 120 years buried in a farm field.

Back to IBEX with Steve Trkla, President and General Manager of Torqeedo...the electric outboard motors manufacturer...and Show Close!  See you next week!

October 20, 2012 - Audio now available

Around the Waterfront news...Halloween Boat Parade...Bob Bitchin is back and this weekend he's hosting a Cruisers Outpost Party at the Long Beach Strickly Sailing Show...and on the other side of the country preparations are continuing for next weeks 3 million acre Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show...finally, the USCG has still not completed its investigation of the accidents last November during the Key West World Championships.

IBEX-TACO METALS...Bob gets together with Phillip Taschioglou, Aftermarket & Export Sales Manager and learns all about the many and wide variety of products produced by this company.

IBEX-McGARD...Nicole Sanchez talks with Bob about their security protects that protect thefts from happening for trailer boaters...and David Karpinski, VP Sales and Marketing at Taylor Made Products tells Bob all about their boat covers...fenders...and windshield products...plus the story of the PINK "Merm" fenders for Beast Cancer Awareness Month.

It sank in 1856 in the Missouri River...just NW of Kansas City...it rested under 45 feet of earth until David Hawley found it...and now we hear the stories in the first of the series on the Steamboat Arabia!  It was one of nearly 300 boats that got "snagged" and sank in those years...this is a great story...hope you enjoy and will make the trip to see this fascinating collection and display.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout 2012 raised a record amount of money and Ron Duggan, Captain Ron...the chairman of the event gets on the phone with Bob to announce the amount and where the money goes...also in this segment we go back to IBEX and meet Steve Schultz, Pres. and CEO Of Eco-Clad...a new and very interesting bottom paint...think fish...and then listen in.


October 13, 2012 - audio ready for you to listen to now.
Around the Waterfront News includes the info on the final Kayak Meet Up, Harbor Hop, Annapolis Boat Show weekend, and the Pirate Ghost Parade and Texas Coast Boat Show at Galveston...BOAT US Seaworthy magazine article on Electric Shock Drowning and a fairwell to Bob Adriance...thanks for your many years of service to Boat US members!

IBEX Innovation Award Winners Teleflex - Bob will be speaking with Brian Dudra and Dave Wolfe about their two award winners...

IBEX vendor interviews in this segment will feature Steve Dunning, owner of Innotech Products, composite dashboard and more...Andy Gillis of Kasco Marine about De-Icers...and Capt. Julz of Dock Realty will get us the first bit of information on this years Deck the Docks Cruises on Lake of the Ozarks.

Hull Identification System has been around for years...have you looked at your plate?
US Coast Guard Chief of Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch, Philip Cappel
will join us to discuss the need for consumer input on some possible changes to the system.

A unique way to write a book! Robin Coles of TheNauticalLifestyle.com did a series of interviews with boating experts and has published Boating Secrets...127 Top Tips to help you buy and enjoy your boat!  We caught up with Robin at IBEX...for a preview and how to order.     Web site link to Robin's web page...
October 6, 2012 - 4th Qtr...wow...IBEX this week...Interviews beginning next week...audio now available...Thanks for listening!

Lots of news from Around the Waterfront kicks off our show...results of the 2 Dam Days Paddle Boat Races...Boat Shows updates...all that and more in this segment to open the show!

With more drownings in the last few weeks...we get some help understanding how to prevent drownings from Kim Burgess with the National Drowning Prevention Alliance in this interview.

2 Dam Days Safety Officer and Chairman of this group, Jack Bay joins us with details on their strategic plan that kept all the participants in the 89 mile race safe.

The 27th annual Lake of the Ozarks Fall Harbor Hop is next Saturday and Heather Brown with the LOTO Convention and Visitors Bureau and www.funlake.com gives us all the details...a little history...and more.

MarineMax Missouri's Marina Operations Manager Angie Cook joins us to talk about the past year at the marina...winterizing and storage options for the winter....


September 29, 2012 - audio available now.
The Antique & Classic Boat Society International Show at Table Rock Lake highlights our show today...but in this segment we also cover Around The Waterfront News with info on last weekends Air Show and the coming events like the Annapolis Boat Shows, Good news for the Norwalk Boat Show, and some BRP News, too.  We also talk about the 2 Dam Days Paddle Race on Lake of the Ozarks...

ACBS Heartland Classics Chapter President Kathy Parker, one of the organizers of the Table Rock International Show will give us details and highlights plus we meet Tom Flood, Classic Boat Owner from Michigan...and Board Member of the Great Lakes Boat Building School.

ACBS vendor Bud McIntire of the Great Lakes Boat Building School tells us about their new school to train students both young and old about the fine skills of woodworking.  Classic Boat Owner, Roberta...tells us her story, too.

The 2 Dam Days Paddle Boat Race & Clean Water Festival took place on Friday, Sept. 28th at Drake Harbor in Warsaw...Bob broadcast live on 104.9 The Eagle from the event and kickoff to the two day event...89 miles in two days...Donna Swall, Chairman of the event and President of the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance will talk with Bob about increased safety measures for the participants during the two days.  Big cruisers...please be watchful!

In our closing segment, a nice couple from France who own a Classic Sailboat join us with their reactions to the ACBS Show.


September 22, 2012 -
We open the show with Boat Show After Glow, winners of our door prizes from West Marine, Earthborn Clean, Chill It Bags and the Resort at Port Arrowhead...thanks to everyone that stopped by.  We also run down the days many lake area activities including the Air Show at Camdenton, the HaHa Tonka Kayak event, the Antique and Classic Boat Society International Show at Table Rock.

E-15...No tell it isn't so!  Unfortunately it is...the EPA has cleared this for take off...and it's already showing up at stations around K.C...Jim Currie, Legislative Director for the National Marine Manufacturers Association comes on to update us on what they are doing to alert boaters...and the next legal step they will take to put the brakes on this .

Life on the Water magazine is all about "going with the flow"!  Publisher Christy Martin joins Bob to share her story...that of life on the water...and about their successful magazine about deep south boating...talk a little MU/Alabama football, too.

LOWALIL...Caroline Toole comes on the show in an interview recorded back at the Shootout to fill Lake of the Ozarks property owners about a program that can help prevent storm water runoff...which then leads to bad lake water.  Caroline knows her stuff...listen in.  It really is all about Clean Water!

The power behind the big MAGNET that is Lake of the Ozarks is FUNLAKE.COM and Jim Divincin is the Ex. VP for the Tri-County Lodging Association and he explains how they market the Lake...and some of the great things planned ahead to attract more tourists to the area.

Show closer with what's coming ahead...and thanks for listening to Boating Talk Show on Radio...and the Internet!

September 15, 2012 - BOAT SHOW WEEKEND...nice meeting you at the show.  Congrats to our door prizes winners...

Opening segment with Fall In The Water Boat Show and Clearance info and Around the Waterfront News...Homemade Boat Races for Kids Harbor follow up and more!

2 DAM DAYS PADDLE RACES at Lake of the Ozarks are the last weekend of September and Donna Swall, Chairperson for LOWA joins us with all the details about the many events taking place including the Clean Water Festival at Warsaw's Drake Harbor.

Shoreline Cleanup at Lake of the Ozarks is underway now so teams will be working to remove debris...Bryan Vance, Coordinator of this project with Ameren UE joins us to provide details...and some Records Set...including what was the most unusual item they have found...and you won't believe it either!  How to get your club or organzation involved will also be discussed.

FALL Harbor Hop at Lake of the Ozarks is coming up Oct. 13th and Heather Brown with FunLake.Com will tell us what we need to know to participate...and a little about the history of this 27 year old event.

Boating Educations and Safety in Oklahoma Waters is the topic in this segment with State Representative Pat Ownbey of Ardmore, Ok...he's working on legislation to require boater education certifications for everyone that wants to drive a boat in his state.  Recent fatalities on Lake Murray and others are raising questions about boater safety.  Rep. Ownbey speaks to us from his office in Oklahoma City.

Show close with info about Life on the Water Magazine...one of the topics for next week!

September, 8, 2012 -
Opening of show with Product Review on two LED Light products from Taco Marine...along with Waterfront News.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker pays a visit to the BRP Evinrude Outboard Motor Plant and announces 136 new jobs...More details with Mary Jo Kruze with BRP in this segment.

Freedom Waters Foundation founder and CEO, Debra Frankel joins us to talk about their very unique program in Naples, Florida that provides boat rides for terminally ill and handicapped people...this is a great story!

Tim Meyers and two of his sons from Clinton, Mo. take a journey down the Mississippi...and up the Ohio Rivers with their sailboat...how they planned it...how they rehearsed for the trip...and what they encountered along the way in this segment of the show.

Fun2Rent.com is a new web site for renting boats.  Shawn Gardner is the President and CEO of this new venture that has started in California.  It's a way to rent your boat where you are...and then rent someone else's boat where they are...very interesting.

Show close with sponsors and what's ahead next week...

September 1, 2012
Around the Waterfront News...Shootout Top Gun...Bob's Flight with the KC Flight Formation Team over the Shootout and more...(watch the video on my home page or on YouTube!)

Sue Morgan joins us in this segment with her thoughts on the fitting tribute to Bob Morgan and J.T. Tillman at the 2012 Shootout...plus a sampling of Interviews with Vendors from Shootout...and our good friend Jason Johnson with Speedonthewater.com.

Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run benefit is coming up and Bob and Darryl get together to share all the info on the Darryl Worley Foundation and all the great things they are doing for people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

Antique and Classic Boats will be coming to Table Rock Lake in Southern Missouri for the public to view on the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22...and the President of the Antique and Classic Boat Society an International organization, Jim Mersman will tell us about this event that is open to the public and a chance to see over 100 classics!

The Dock LifeGuard is now here...Dave Hotz of Dock Realty provides the details...and

We close up the show for this Labor Day weekend...be safe!


August 25, 2012  
Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is this weekend...plus the Boat Show Calendar is back as we head into fall...

Surdyke Yamaha and Greg Surdyke join Bob in this segment to talk about the marina and highway stores where Yamaha Waverunners are featured...and some special offers right now as the 2013's begin to arrive.

Drag Boats are coming back to Lucas Lake at Lucas Oil Speedways and Ken Dollar, the Series Director joins Bob with more details about the Labor Day weekend events.

Summer's not over...but Fall is a great time for enjoying Bucksaw Resort and Marina at Truman Lake.  Owner, Jim Moritz shares details about the facilities and something new coming to the marina shortly.

Steve and Tammy Miller are the new owners of JP Dock Service and Supply...Highway 7 just east of Climax Springs...they sit down with Bob to provide details on their products and services including the new Dock Watch Service they are offering.  

Show close with details on next week's show...lots of Showdown afterglow...and some video will show up from Bob's flight over the race course...thanks to KC Flights and the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau.


August 18, 2012 -
Who will be the Top Gun now that My Way is out of the Shootout?  What?  That's right...get the details on the show...along with a Tornado/Straight Line winds rip up several docks at Lake Texoma...and more Around the Waterfront news.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout...the 24th year and Capt. Ron himself, Ron Duggan,  joins us with specifics on each of the events going forward to the big race days of the 25th and 26th.

Heartland Boating Magazine editor Brad Kovach will tell us about his publication in this segment...

Ground Fault Interrupt or GFI...still a big topic around the lake and Trish Creach, Executive Director of the Camdenton Chamber gives us the feedback that they've been hearing.

Closing the Sale...wrapping up all the details...this is what Dale Law at MarineMax Lake of the Ozarks does to help boat buyers transition smoothly from land to water...meet and listen to Dale in this segment of the show.

Show close...

August 11, 2012
Around the Waterfront News...Supercat Fest...Shootout...Wave Runner Rodeo...Missouri Wine Fest...Details on the Auction in memory of Bob Morgan.

Discover Boating - Grow Boating - Chairman, Joe Lewis joins us to share some news about how recreational boating has grown and how they are planning for more boaters...plus some new social media tools that are very cool!

How to protect your skin from Skin Cancer...University of Missouri's Dr. Susan Zurowski, Director of the Community Clinics shares some helpful information on how to keep those UVA and UVB rays from harming your skin in the hot summer sun.

Renting a PWC or other watercraft this summer?  Melanie Bedogne with the Water Solutions Group and Rental Boat Safety.com tells us about their new videos up on line for PWC and Paddleboat renters.

Inventions to help you be safer docking and operating your vessel coming from Gadgets Unlimited and Landing Loop.com like the Landing Loop and solar powered dock and rail lights...Allen Greenberg joins Bob to tell their story...and intro a couple new products, too.

Last minute Around the Waterfront News stories...and show close.

August 4, 2012
Lots of new from Around the Waterfront in segment number one!

19th Annual Wine and Brew Fest is Saturday, August 11 and Morgan Crainsaw, Marketing Director with the Lake Area Chamber joins Bob to share all the details...plus a Product Review on the H2O Chills Water Bosom...great new product for lakes...and pools...
"better than wet buns"..."better than a noodle"...really?

The Resort at Port Arrowhead at Lake of the Ozarks is truely a wonderful place and John Custer, GM will provide a walking tour of the property.  Bob suggests that if you have a family reunion, company meeting, or just need to get away for a few days...this is an excellent place.  Hear the entire report in this segment.

24th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is coming up with activities beginning on August 15th...with the races on the 25th and 26th...lots of events in between.  Ron Duggan, Capt. Ron...the host of the event for the past five years gives Bob all the details including something special to remember Bob Morgan and JT Tillman...you will want to hear this segment!

ETHANOL UPDATE with Jim Currie, Legislative Director with the National Marine Manufacturers Association joins Bob from his Washington, D.C. office to update us on what is happening with E-15...also Jim goes back to discuss the issues with E-10.  This segment is important for any boater to hear.

July 28, 2012 -
Around the Waterfront News - lots to share in this opening segment! Wine & Brew Fest...Wave Runner Rodeo...Shootout...

Wave Runner Rodeo is August 10-11 at Coconuts...Steve Bruce will join us with all the details on this new first year event at Lake of the Ozarks...and how to register your PWC!

Annapolis Sail and Power Boat Shows are coming up in October and Paul Jacobs, GM of US Yacht Shows tells us all the details and what's new for the 2012 shows which are back to back in the Annapolis, Maryland harbor...plus what else you can do around the shows in this very historic place.

Homemade Boat, Swim and Paddleboat races are coming up on Sept. 9th at the Linn Creek Campground...to benefit Kid's Harbor.  Cara Gerdiman, Ex. Dir. and board member Stacy Mosher will provide details...how to enter...where the money goes...and more about the second year event.

Truman Lake update with USA Corps Ranger Josh Glasscock is our final segment...Labor Day is coming up...so reservations for camping areas and RV spaces will go fast...


July 21, 2012 -Around the Waterfront Nautical News-Welcome to Iguanna Watersports and The Resort at Port Arrowhead as new advertisers in the show and it's AQUAPALOOZA Weekend!

Soft Deck is a product that can protect you and your passengers from "Falling within Boat"...Hear Bob's Product Review in this segment...along with Lake of the Ozarks MarineMax Sales Professionals Dallas Dodson and Matt Powers.

Iguanna Watersports is the large boat rental operation at Lake of the Ozarks and Austin French is the Director of Operations...he joins Bob and tells all about their five locations around the lake and about the boating safety instruction they provide renters.

Drag Boats...Zero to over 200MPH in 3 seconds!  Ken Dollar is the Series Director for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series...he joins Bob from Agusta, GA to bring us up to date on the next big race at Lucas Lake in Wheatland, MO August 31-September 2.

In 1999, Kevin Ritz lost his 8 year old son Lucas to electrocution right in his marina...since then he's devoted much of his life to teaching others about the dangers and how this can be prevented.  American Yacht and Boat Council Certification Instructor, Kevin Ritz joins Bob and you will not want to miss this part of the show!

July 14, 2012 - Show opening with Around the Waterfront News

Jeff Green, Ameren Shoreline Management for Lake of the Ozarks provides some details on GFCI and dock owners responsibities when it comes to protecting people from electrocution.  Jeff provides some great insight into the dock inspection process and how the lake area fire districts provide complimentary inspections.

Aquapalooza is Friday and Saturday, July 20and 21...with Friday being a Marine Dealers Association OPEN HOUSE event all around the Lake of the Ozarks.  We got details and the entertaimment lineup...and a sample song from one of the groups!  Dog Days...19 MM is the place for Saturday 1-5pm...

Kyla Kruse of the Energy Education Council and SafeElectricity.org gives us lots of details on being safe around electricity...GFCI info and some great video instruction and stories are available on the web site.  They also have some great educational interactive sections for kids.

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas...or MRAA.COM new President Matt Gruhn joins us to bring us some updated info on that organizations work plans...and info on the Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award nomination process...which ends on July 20th.

Joe McCullough from "way up north in Alaska" is our guest in the final segment because Joe recently was awarded for his efforts at Boating Safety Education in a state that has no required boater safety certification.  Joe and his team have trained hundreds of boaters...and put together a great kids life jacket loaner program that has saved lives.
Way to Go, Joe!


July 7, 2012

Around the Waterfront Nautical News - Vessels and Vehicles...Dam Experience...Sea Doo Demo Days wrap up and Coast Guard Aux donates $1000 to Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council.

Mike Kenegy, Ex. Dir. of the Lake West Chamber talks with us about the need for volunteers for Shootout and we cover the details on the July 21st Aquapalooza events at three different lakes!

SPEEDONTHEWATER.COM and Jason Johnson, formerly the editor of PowerBoat Magazine joins Bob to bring us all the details on this new web site devoted to power boaters that love Speed!

Drag Boats and the North South Shootout Hydroplanes at Lucas Lake - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

Three Rivers Run...the PWC Run from the Bagnall Dam to the St. Louis Arch...Dr. Joann Rutherford, Ex. Dir of the Lake YMCA gives us all the details on the event beginning on Tuesday, July 10th.

June 30, 2012 -
Open segment with Sea Doo Demo Day info...and Around the Waterfront News.

Support Our Troops Poker Run was extremely successful and Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show was there to cover it.  Listen for interviews from the event...start and finish...some great stories told by the drivers and the military personnel that went along.

Dam Experience - The Truman Lake/Lake of the Ozarks Fireworks Show set to music on 95.3 KDKD FM may be the largest attended show in the state...with estimated 50,000 to attend on land...and on water on both sides of the Truman Dam.  Listen to reports from Erin Cordrey, US Army Corp...and Betty Mewszel, Ex. Dir. of the Warsaw Chamber.

Missouri's Stream Teams are continuing to make efforts at keeping our rivers and streams clean.  Mo. Department of Conservation's Amy Meier, Stream Team Biologist will give us some history and how big this effort has grown over the years.

Boat Theft...Boat Boarding...Boat Sinking...BoatAlarm.US has a great vessel wireless cell phone alarm system that the do-it-yourselfer can install for protection 24/7 of your craft.  John Geer...manufacturers rep joins Bob to talk about it.

Harrisonville, Missouri Boat Float is coming up and this home made boat event is in its second year.  Aquatics Coordinator with the city park and rec will tell us all the details.

June 23, 2012 -
Support the Troops Poker Run-Sea Doo Demo Days-Lots of great Nautical News from around the Waterfront

BroStock wrap up and the surprise windy ending with Matt Gleason of Liquid Force

MarineMax Sales Consultants Terry Wise and Capt. Kyle Rice join Bob and talk about the boating experience and how they help families get started in this lifestyle.

Blue Green Algea at Grand Lake/St. Mary's Ohio...Ted Goodwin of Kozy Marina tells us how they are dealing with this problem and when they will overcome it.

Anchor Nanny...what?  New product review by Bob...Operation Dry Water is a Goast Guard inititive and all water patrols around the country participate...it's June 22-24...don't operate your boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs...they're watching!

June 16, 2012
Lots of great news from around the waterfront...boat fire...many boats at BroStock and the No Wake Zone is rather large...

Sea-Doo Demo Days in Missouri will be at Yacht Club Marina 21MM or 1650 Yacht Club Drive Lake of the Ozarks June 29-30 and July1...Rick Belluchi, GM tells us more in this segment.

Missouri Canoe and Floating Association President Gene Maggard joins Bob for the story on this organization over more than 100 outfitters...and their ongoing efforts for clean streams and safety while you float.

Bucksaw Resort and Marina at Truman Lake in Missouri is the only full service facility on the lake...and we caught up with almost everyone that enjoys working there...including some newlyweds that just had their wedding and reception at Bucksaw!

Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine and web site Publisher Erik Kyle joins Bob to share their story in the final show segment for June 16th.

June 9, 2012
Busy weekend with dogs jumping and other waterfront activities...nautical news.

Support the Troops Poker Run is June 21-22-23 and Ed Champion with Midwest Boat Party gives us all the details.

MarineMax opens a "Western Command" at Laurie and Steve Derringer joins us from the location with the story about this 3rd Lake of the Ozarks sales office...and what's for sale.  Also in this segment, Kyle Taylor with Earthborn Clean hull cleaner comes to the studio to show us how this new product works...and boy does it!

SunAWARE.org and Mary Barrow talk with us about the harmful UVA-UVB Rays of the sun and the new AWARE campaign to provide maximum protection to avoid skin cancer.

BROSTOCK is next weekend at Lake of the Ozarks...this is the first time for this event where 25 of the world's best wakeboarders compete...takes place at the 34.5 MM just outside of the Capt. Ron's cove...Matt Gleason with Liquid Force describes the activites and where you can watch the competition.

June 2, 2012
Show opens with Around the Waterfront  News...

National Marina Day is Sat. June 9th and Wendy Larimer with the Association of Marina Industries joins us to explain this one day set aside for marinas to open their doors to everyone and learn how they contribute to local economies.

Two sisters now own Mau Marine at Lake Okoboji, Iowa...the only female owned marina business in the US!  We've got Julie and Susan on the show to share their great stories about growing up on the lake and working the boating biz.  

Drag Boats are coming to Lake Lucas at the Wheatland, MO and we've got Ken Dollar, Series Director on the show to fill us in on the details of the first race weekend June 8-10 at Lucas Oil Speedways...watch the drag boats...then catch the dirt track action!

Truman Lake was busting at the seems over Memorial Day and Park Ranger Josh Glasscock will join us to give us the full report...including some great safety info and about other facts and regs you might not be aware of when you are enjoying the State Parks and the Corp. Lake.

MarineMax opens a Western Command in Laurie...brief intro and close to the show...more with Steve Derringer, manager of that new location on next week's show.

May 26, 2012
Around the Waterfront News...heading into Memorial Day Weekend.

Warning! Watch! Tornados and Thunderstorms...Flash Floods...It's all part of this segment with Andy Bailey, National Weather Service and a discussion everyone should hear...what to do, how to get the info on bad weather, and more.

Safe Boating and Boater Education is the topic of this segment with Corp. Jay Riley of the Missouri Highway Patrol-Marine Division...required safety equipment and rules of the road are important especially on weekends like Memorial Day.  This segment also contains the "50Ft. Ski Boat Guy" song!

ROTEK-A division of HydroHoist Sales and Operations Manager Robert Lux joins us with the help of OCAST our of Oklahoma to tell the story of how they make those Blue Lifts...and more!

Marina Dock Age Magazine editor Anna Townsend joins us to share the info about their new owners based in St. Louis and to talk about what marinas are doing these days in regards to government regs...and business in general.

Closer...with what's coming up next week!

May 19, 2012 - MarineMax LOTO Day at our Docks is this Saturday-Listen for interviews and learn more about this event...High winds damage dock and sink boats on Texas lake...Happy 25th to ValveTech...and the Fun Run Dam to Dam is today...

MarineMax Day at the Docks - Chad Crouch of MarineMax tells us about some of the boats on sale and other activities going on today.

National Safe Boating Week begins today and Rachael Johnson of the National Safe Boating Council tells us about the Ready Set Wear It Life Jacket event...and more about boating education...plus Kevin Powers of MarineMax shares his boating lifestyle and highlights some new and used boats offerred today at Day at the Docks...

Zebra Mussels have been found in another Missouri Lake...the 5th lake to be infested...Tim Banek, Invasive Species Coordinator with the Mo. Department of Conservation joins us to tell us more about these little guys and what we can do to stop them.  Asian Carp is also discussed in this segment along with Richie Waggoner of MarineMax telling us about some highlighted vessels that he is selling during the Day at the Docks.

Pulaski County, south of Camdenton...is the home of Three Rivers...
and Beth Wiles of the Tourism Associaton
will fill us in on what's available for floaters...and Bob reviews the installationg and operation of the new PRV-15 AM/FM/Ipod ready radio from ProSpec Electronics.


May 12, 2012
Nautical News from Around the Waterfront-Harbor Hop draws record 1620 players...500 more than last Spring...No Wake Zones and restricted areas now at the Hurricane Deck Bridge on the Osage River of Lake of the Ozarks...and more in our first segment.

Boaters Education is the primary mission of Amanda Suttles at the BOATUS Foundation and she will join us to bring us all up to date on everything available to boaters to help provide safe outings this year.

Save the Manatee organization and Dr. Katie Tripp fill us in on what's happening in and around Florida these days with this underwater creature and how you can get involved.

RentalBoatSafety.com is a new service being provided to both renters...and rentors...from the Water Solutions Group and Melanie Bedgone, the Executive Director gives us the story.

H20 CHILLS is a brand new water toy floatie that you will want to have several of...particularly after you hear what Dan McGinley and Brian Callahan describe.  Take a look on the home page and you'll find a couple of pictures...and then listen to the story...then save 15% by ordering direct thru this web site!  You'll love the Water more when you have your own!


May 5, 2012 -
Harbor Hop Weekend-Lake levels up...temperatures up...it's all good!
Around the Waterfront news...want to buy a lake cruise ship?  Will there be a Titanic II?


Dock Realty's Dave Hotz shares his business sucess with us...and Dan Robinson, GM at Lucas Oil Speedway gives us all the details on Lucas Lake and the upcoming drag boat races.

More April Boat Show After Glow...this segment will feature HydroHoist and Grillamount.com...Wake Effects and the Ozark Yacht Club...MidwestBoatParty.com and Kelly's Port.

Sister's Under Sail is a program for teen girls and they crew a 110ft Tall Ship under the direction of Dawn Santamaria...her great story in this segment.

The Non-Poker-Run Dam to Dam Fun Run is coming up May 18-20 and Michael Brainard, organizer tells us all the details...overnight at Drake Harbor in Warsaw and lots of great stops planned up and back on this "slow paced" enjoyable weekend.

April 28, 2012 - (show to be archived by Monday noon)

Around the Waterfront News...update on the Tall Ship EAGLE...and more Drag Boat Races are coming this summer...

April In The Water Boat Show was a great success with Saturday being the gem...Door prizes from BOATUS, West Marine, Soft Lines and Safe Launch Drain Plug Reminder were awarded to boaters who stopped by to register. We'll have some Boat Show After Glow for you with portions of interviews with Capt. Kyle Rice of Marine Max, Mick Coughlan of Elite Yacht Services, PDQ Marine's Paul Morris...Safe Launch demo by Bob...Tow BoatUS Capt. Dave Anderson and Yacht Club Marina GM Rick Belluchi.

BRIZO...you can clean the "hull thing" with this new invention! Really?  You bet...Mark Howard, owner of this new green product along with the head of the marketing company Hullmate.com, Phil Simensen will join us...this is a great new product that all boaters with boats in water will want.

2 Dam Days Paddle/Canoe Race is 6 months off...but planning and changes are underway already...Donna Swall of LOWA joins us with details.

15th Annual HARBOR HOP at Lake of the Ozarks is next Saturday, May 5th...Heather Brown with the LOTO CVB will tell us how it works and how to have some fun!

Bridal Cave at Camdenton is one of only two caves in America that you can navigate your boat to...and now a new book is released with some great "cave stories"...meet the author on Sat. May 5th...and listen to this segment to hear Steve Thompson describe the Bridal Cave.

April 21, 2012 - In The Water Boat Show Weekend - Lake of the Ozarks - We'd love to meet you...stop by and say Hi...register for some great door prizes...details in segment one!
Around the Waterfront News-Boat Shows-Rouge Wave WiFi- and more in the opening segment


BroStock Wake Board Competition - repeat due to listener request due to streaming audio being down last week caused by severe weather...thanks Matt Gleason from Liquid Force!

The Mini-Shootout for Remote Control boats...part of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout for the past couple of years is moving and growing...details with Bill McNeal, Chairman of the Mini-Shootout committee.  Shoutout is in August...

Classic Boats from Heartland Classic Boat Club at Grand Lake, Oklahoma are featured in this segment...Mike Yancey tells us about their upcoming June in the water show at Arrowhead Yacht Club and then the International Show coming to Table Rock Lake south of Branson in September.

National Boating Federation works behind the scenes for all of us Recreational Boaters...and their annual conference is next weekend in Chicago with two very important issues to be discussed...Fred Poppe, President tells us about the Mandatory Life Jacket and Ethanol panels.

April 14, 2012 - 100 Year Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic-Very important untold story will air in this weeks show. -audio is now uploaded-sorry for the lateness!

Bro Stock Wakeboards will be making some "air" during this new event coming to Lake of the Ozarks in June...details in this segment along with Around the Waterfront News

April In The Water Boat Show is April 20-22 at Dog Days...Frank Svoboda, Sales Manager at MarineMax tells us about their display and we'll have all the details on the show in this portion.  Listen for live radio broadcast Friday the 20th...and Sat the 21st!

TITANIC untold story written by Commander Dick Patton.  Bob will share this story in Dick's absence...hint...it has to do with the Radio Operators aboard the ship...

BoatAngel.com is a web site and organization that takes donated boats...sells them on Ebay...and uses the cash to support their charitable efforts...Exec. Producer Brian Stewart shares their story.

National Women's Sailing Association's President Joan Thayer joins Bob in the final segment to tell us about their organizations upcoming Woman's Sailing Convention and about other programs they offer up in the NE.

April 7, 2012
Around the Waterfront News...couple of marina fires-two dead aboard...Severe Weather training presented by the Kansas City Sail and Power Squadron...more in the opening segment of the show

Meet Ralph Kesler owner of At The Lake Upholstery...talking with us about boat covers and more of what they do around the lake- plus Barbara Fredholm brings us news of several Kayak events coming up at HaHa Tonka State Park.

National Great Rivers Museum at Lock and Dam #26 at St. Louis is a great place to visit and learn about how rivers are such a part of our lives...Janet Miflin of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gives us all the details.

Southwest International Boat Show Afterglow-final segment of interviews with vendors...including Bob Bitchin of Latitudes and Attitudes...and thanks to South Shore Harbour Marina for their hospitality during our stay at Clear Lake.

Drag Boat Racing returns to Lucas Lake-Two events coming this year...all the details with Ken Dollar...Series Manager. - Chance to win tickets during the In The Water Boat Show at Dog Days...listen April 7th for more details.

Bucksaw Resort and Marina on Truman Lake is the only full service resort and marina on the lake...with floating restaurant and more.  Owner Jim Moritz joins us to tell us more...and about their new three bedroom suite on the water!

March 31, 2012 -
Around the Waterfront News - $25 savings on Optima Blue Top Marine Batteries...details along with 1,000 new slips coming...and Boater Education Classes are filling up.

Southwest International Boat Show at Clear Lake, Tx...Bob and 1st Mate attend and come home with lots of great new products and services to tell you about...this is segment one!  This segment includes the opening ceremony with President Peter Bryant and interviews with Chafe-Pro, Endeavour Marina and Consolidated Marine.

The Steamship Historical Society of America is all about preserving these great ocean liners...Mathew Shulte, Ex. Dir. joins us with their story and how you can get involved.

Tragic boating accident last summer involving a rented boat at Lake Norman in North Carolina has prompted boat rental operators to begin planning some education training for renters prior to handing over the keys.  Bryan McArthur of Saltshaker Marina will tell us about their efforts to keep all boaters safer.

Southwest International Boat Show Segment 2 includes interviews with Kato Marine, Mariners Learning Systems, Mastlight.com and Ella Vickers Recycled Sailcloth Collection of boaters bags...and close.


March 24, 2012 -
St. Patrick's Day Rain/Hail didn't slow anyone down from having a great time on the water...Plus some other News from the Waterfront!

BOATUS President Margaret Podlich joins us to cover lots of topics...GPS...Ethanol...New APP...Women in Boating...and more.

No Wake...great story written by the Mo. Water Patrol...could apply to any waterway in America.

Cardboard Boat Race to raise money...Michelle Hall tells us about this event coming up in Columbia, Mo.

The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon and 101 Other things for Young Mariners to try, build and have fun with on the water...new book with author David Seidman joining us...some great stories in this segment!  You'll want to get a copy of this book if you have children or grandchildren you want to introduce to the water!

March 17, 2012 - Stories to be uploaded on Monday 3/19
Opening with Nautical News from Around the Waterfront - Love Boat going to scrap?

New BOAT ON COURSE video series now available to learn or refresh yourself on the Nautical Rules of the Road...Fred Messman with the National Safe Boating Council explains.

Sailing...Missouri is home to one of the Top 20 ASA Sailing instructors and Sailing Schools...Larry Strait joins us and shares his background and what the Stockton Lake school is all about.

MarineMax Missouri's Frank Svododa recaps the three Missouri Boat Shows and then tells us about all they have to offer right now at the Lake of the Ozarks location...and If you are buying a pre-owned boat...hire a Surveyor.  Joe Lobley, President of the Society of Marine Surveyors will tells us many reasons why...and what you should look for in hiring a surveyor.

Product Review-The new Award Winning CURVE Porta Potti by Thetford...put to the test by Bob and first mate..."It has batteries!"  Learn more in this segment.

March 10, 2012
Opening with Nautical News from around the waterfront...Tornados strike Island Cove Marina in Tenn...Oldest Seagoing Vessel to sail again 3500 years later...GPS may be saved hear the BOAT US Report...Bob's got email...and Boating Education Classes update.

Southwest International Boat Show at South Shore Harbour, Clear Lake, Texas President Peter Bryant joins Bob to tell us all about the show coming up March 22-25.

Ethanol and Sta-Bil...Bobby Cleveland, spokesperson with Sta-Bil tells us about Ethanol and how their product will help to protect your motor, fuel lines and tanks.

Ever forget to put the Drain Plug in?  Common...be honest!  A new invention by Safe Launch will help you never have that problem again...or to stop you from ever having it happen to you...pretty ingenious little device...Steve Colsher will tell us about this.

SOBA...know what that is? State Organization for Boating Access...behind the scenes organization that helps all boaters...and Past President James Adams tells us what they do for all of us that put in and out and use marina facilities around the country.

Midwest Boat Party kicked off their 2012 Support the Troops Poker Run (June 22-23) at H. Toads with a big party and fund raiser...Eddie Champion gives us details about this event, the organization and their website www.midwestboatparty.com.

March 3, 2012
Opening with On the Waterfront Nautical News...great poem by Mark Twain...

Lake West Chamber Business Expo-come win a T-Shirt and 1-Year Subscriptions to Houseboat Magazine and Pontoon and Deck Boat Magazine...some hats...and other goodies.  Mike Kenegy, Ex. Dir. tells us more about the show-hope to see you there!

National Drowning Prevention Alliance Ex. Dir. Kim Burgess tells us about their efforts to educate people thru they many educational events and links thru communities nationwide.

Shoreline Cleanup at Lake of the Ozarks kicks off in just a few weeks with hundreds of volunteers working the shorelines...and an organizational meeting is planned for March 8th at Climax Springs...Bryan Vance of Ameren explains.

Grand Lake Oklahoma...Boat Show coming up March 9-10-11 at Grove...Tad Jones, Ex. Dir. of the Grand Lake Association joins us with details...and the Grand Lake Sail and Power Squadron's Larry Stout explains their "Fire Extingisher Digital Training" exhibit for everyone to try during the show.

Show close with requested repeat of the Mark Twain poem for boaters.  See you next week...and Out On The Lake!


February 25, 2012
Opening with On the Waterfront News...Boat Show news...top ten reasons Boating is a Blast!

Simply Sailing with Connie McBride and family-sold it all and have cruised the past ten years for more than 20,000 miles...her story in this segment!  If you've dreamed about it...you can do it.  NOTE: Just began reading Connie's book about their year in Panama...here's a link where you can order off the web...really a great story...hard to put it down.  I'm reading a PDF version...some story!  Order Here by Clicking!

It's National Invasive Species Awareness Week and Tim Banek, the Invasive Species Coordinator for the Mo. Department of Conservation brings us info on Zebra Mussels...and other creatures that are affecting our boating waters.

Drag Boats are coming back to Lucas Lake...Lucas Oil Speedway and Ashley Berry, events coordinator gives us the details for the 2012 season...and National Marina Day is coming...a day to "Salute" a marina near you.  Wendy Larimer with the National Marina Association will share some details on all the issues that marinas face these days...and she'll help us understand how important they are to our lives.

February 18, 2012
Opening segment with Bob's review of the Missouri Water Patrol Boating Education Class...and Around the Waterfront News...woman falls overboard into cold water...and is rescued by Coast Guard...and more...

Sail Boat Show Annapolis...Crusiers University with Paul Jacobs of US Yacht Shows...and Trish Creach, Ex. Dir. Camdenton Chamber on the March 10-11 Products and Services Show at Country Club Hotel Lake Ozark.

Ethanol Roundtable discussion on current status of E-15...this is good...with three members of National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Houseboats...Brady Kay, Editor of Houseboat Magazine joins Bob to discuss the magazine...the industry...and the upcoming In The Water Houseboat Expo at Lake Cumberland...and show close for another week!

February 11, 2012
Show open with Around the Waterfront News...PLUS Big News this week was the announcement by Bass Pro that the Tahoe Line of boats production will be moving from Miami, Ok...to Clinton, MO.  Clinton being my home base...this is certainly great news for our Tracker plant that makes the Nitro now. Reactions from Economic Development Director Christa Atchison and Mayor Sam Gibbons.  Did someone discover $15 Billion at the bottom of the ocean?  Find out...in this segment!

Winter is a great time to take a Boating Safety Education Class...the Missouri State Water Patrol has 9 scheduled right now at different locations...listen Saturday as Corp. Jay Riley explains what the classes cover.

What would Jimmy Buffett Do?  Find out in this segment with audio from Jimmy.  Plus Bryan Vance, the Shoreline Cleanup Manager for LOTO will bring us details on the 21st year for this project...and what is still needed.

Also joining us on the show will be Mike Kenegy, Ex. Dir. of the Lake West Chamber to tell us details on the March 3rd Business Expo and their St. Pat's Day Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet!

And...we'll update a couple of product reviews----the Dock Torpedo is one...
  Tune in Saturday for all the details!
  Close the show...see you next week!

February 4, 2012 -

Around the Waterfront News opens the show!

Bob's Boat Show After Glow from the Overland Park Boat Show - note: Entire interviews can be hear by going back to the home page...then click Bob's Boat Show After Glow!

Meet Wendy White - New Exec. Dir. of the Lake Area Chamber...first radio interview!

FERC - Part II with Cliff Luber and Jane Boyce of the Lake Area Conservative Club...joined by Bill Brush of Smith Mountain Lake in VA...with his perspective and where we need to go from here.

Polar Plunge events are underway in Missouri and Doug Christie is an Army Seargent stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base...preparing for the Super Plunge...24 dunks in 24 hours...hear his story and how to help raise some money for Special Olympics.

Sheex and Top Knot Dock Lines...special offers in closing segment.

January 28, 2012 - Another Great Boat Show Week!

Open and Around the Waterfront news -

Boat Show Afterglow!  Listen to Bob's interview segments from the Kansas City Boat and Sportshow - plus lots of info on the Overland Park Boat Show (Note: Feb 4th show will have lots of interviews from the LOZ Marine Dealers Show!)

The World's Largest Riverboat steams back into action...the American Queen.  Hear the entire story as told by Tim Rubacky, VP Sales and Marketing for the Great American Steamboat Company.

FERC-Part one of a three part interview with Cliff Luber and Jane Boyce of the Lake Area Conservative club.  They put this facts out there in this part covering how it all got started and where some pitfalls are now.  Parts two and three will follow on the Feb 4th show along with Bill Brush from Smith Mountain Lake in VA who has been fighting with FERC for three years now!

Show wrap...tune in next week for.....

January 21, 2012 BOAT SHOW'S WEEK...

Open with Around the Waterfront news - Fire destroys 15 boats in Illinois...and more

Kansas City Boat and Sport Show with Mark Adams and Overland Park Boat Show details with Mike Atkinson, Exec. Dir. of the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association...show opening Thursday, January 26th.

Products Update-X-treme Engine Room Heater...Kanberra Gel...PRV Radio installation...and H2Out working.

Polar Plunge in Missouri for Special Olympics with Crystal Chalk on the phone from Columbia.

Winter boating safety tips from Corp. Jay Riley, Missouri State Water Patrol...and next week the launch of the World's Largest Steamboat...the American Queen!

January 14, 2012 - Captains Rule on our show today!

Open with Around the Waterfront News-Coast Guard opens St. Louis IT Operations and Boat Show News all in the opening segment!

Eagle Day at Truman Lake Visitors Center - Erin Cordrey, Ranger in charge will provide all the details and The National Performance Boat Museum may be coming to a town near you...if plans work out...Brian Newlun will fill us in.

Sea Sense Boating School is not just for women...but Captain Patti Moore will tell us all about how it works.

Captain Jules Albin of Dock Realty will provide us with the final results of the Deck the Docks cruises...how many took the trip and how much money was raised for the Dogwood Animal Shelter.

Captain Jeff McFadden of the Kansas City Sail and Power Squadron will bring us up to speed on what they do...and as Education Officer of the squadron...what training is provided.

January 7, 2012 - First show on the new year...welcome to the archives - Shows are uploaded to this location usually by Monday noon!

Open with Waterfront News - two boating deaths start the new year...and Eagle Days plus Boating Safety Certification Classes coming up...details here.

Women's Sailing Convention coming up with Gail Hine to tell us all about the Feb 4th one day event at Newport Beach, Ca...hear it's nice there this time of year!

Boat Shows...Frank Svobada, Sales Manager Marine Max Lake of the Ozarks tells us about the new 2012's...and what they will have on display at the three upcoming Missouri Boat Shows.

$225,000 upgrade to the Doppler Radar at Pleasant Hill/Kansas City National Wx Service and Andy Bailey fills us in on how it will help them predict weather for us.

Eagle Days with Michelle Cook of the Lake Area Chamber and Rich Abdolar...retired Corps of Engineers Ranger gives us a look back at the early years before Truman Lake was constructed...first in our series on Truman Lake History!

December 31, 2011- New Year's Eve Show
New Year's Eve Morning Show open with Around the Waterfront News

Boating Resolutions for 2012 and the TOP 5 Stories of 2011 as heard on Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show.  

TOP 4 AND TOP 3 Stories of 2011

TOP 2 Story of the past year

TOP 1 AND TOP 1 - Tie for the Number One Story of the year with show close

Christmas Eve Show December 24, 2011


Around the Waterfront news

Deck the Docks with Capt. Julz-What a great success!

Sponsor thanks and welcome to HydroHoist - New Partner

Boat Show Calendar and product review updates

Eagle Days at Lake of the Ozarks with Michelle Cook-Lake Area Chamber

Close and Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2011 -

Opening segment with News From Around the Waterfront

Clean water report after 5-year study at LOO...Donna Swall of the LOWA tells us about the results and what's next...plus Anna Townsend, Editor of Marina Dock Age Magazine fills us in on the winners of the Marina of the Year contest and also discusses the challenges marinas face these days.

Zebra Mussels have met their match...Sta Z Off is now ready to repel them from the bottom of your boat!  Tim Thomas, President of Sta Z Off will tell us how it works...and how you can get this protection.

Closing segment - note...some great Christmas songs in our show this week!

December 10, 2011 -

Segment one-Show open with Around the Waterfront News...Update on Deck the Docks...Bagnell Dam Christmas Parade...positive powerboat sales...and Eagle Days...all in the news segment...

Segment two-Troop Appreciation Christmas Event on Dec. 17th with Bud Simmons of Pier 31.
 
Segment Three-Part One of this Christmas Tree Ship Story...this is a great story that needs to be told...we'll bring you the full story plus the history and origin with CO and crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alder and the Chairman of the Chicago Christmas Ship Committee!

Segment Four-Part Two of this Christmas Tree Ship Story...Aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alder...the CO Mary Ellen Derley hands off the satellite phone to members of the crew and they tell their story of this historic voyage.

Show close...see you next week and thanks for listening!

December 3, 2011 -

Opening segment with On The Waterfront News - Deck the Docks update, Troops Christmas Event sponsored by Pier 31 Marina and Tan Tar A, Eagle Days is coming and FERC Meeting scheduled for Warsaw area.

More FERCing Around-Audio from Town Hall - get the facts and the explanations from Ameren

Go Float Electric Boats...powerful enough to pull a skier with Bart Jones, Co-Founder

Product review updates on Xtreme Heater and Kanberra Gel, plus Coast Guard list for shopping for your favorite boater and a Coast Guard class coming in January, plus a preview of the St. Louis Boat Show with Mark Adams.

Early boatyards and marinas at Lake of the Ozarks along with the first Tour Boat...Mike Gillespie, lake historian will join us for some stories.

Closer and Happy Holiday to you...tell a friend you listen to Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show!

November 25, 2011 - Note: Special Holiday Edition - More Boating Music than regular shows!
Segment One - some headlines from "Around the Waterfront"! Also news about "Deck the Docks" cruises to benefit the Dogwood Animal Shelter...plus Holiday events around the lake.

Segment Two - Little bits of info - Eagle Days information

Segment Three - Little bit more

November 19, 2011
Show open with "Around the waterfront" news headlines...FERC Meeting...BOAT US New President...and more

XTREME HEATER - Product review and interview with Steve and Ed from Xtreme Heaters...the Marine Engine Room Heater...expand your boating season!

Boat Show Calendar with Mark Adams of NMMA to share details on Kansas City Boat and Sportshow.

Deck the Docks with Capt. Julz of Dock Realty...the first ever dock lighting contest and cruise info-fund raising event for the Dogwood Animal Shelter.

"Island in the Stream" Lake History about Islands under and above Lake of the Ozarks with Historian Dwight Weaver.

Close...and Happy Thanksgiving - We'll be here next weekend, too...hope you'll join us for a special edition of Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show...Holiday Edition!

November 12, 2011
Tragic News about Big Thunder - The deaths of Bob Morgan and Jeff Tillman rock the Powerboat world...Other news headlines including great news on the FERC issue...with Senator Claire McCaskill.  Also see video on home page with Bob interviewing Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler.

MarineMax Winterization deals and the Boat Show Calendar.

260 Mile Paddle Race? Yep...Christine Warren tells us the story of the Texas Water Safari!

Winter Marine Theft and how to protect your boat and boat stuff with Sgt. Gerry Callahan of the Missouri State Water patrol.

What's under MM31 or what about that church steeple and bell? Mike Gillespie, lake historian tell us the truth.

Show close...thanks to our guests and to you for listening!

November 5, 2011 - Thanks to our guests on the 28th show...audio now posted!
Show open with headline boating news

E15 - Jim Currie with the National Marine Manufacturers Association joins us with an update on Mercury and Volvo tests.  Pete McDonald of Boating Magazine will join us with his story about the boat buying process and what men...and woman want in a boat...and what are the compromises!

Mariner's Learning System Capt. John Luchka will join us to share the On-Line way to your Captain's License...and they are a new Education Partner with Bob's No Wake Zone.

Save $Millions...Dock Saver...Inventor Dave Jones from Grand Lake shares their story of how they are manufacturing a new product that could save docks and boats from winter disasters.

Caves around the Ozarks...with Historian Dwight Weaver.

Show Close for the 28th show!

October 29, 2011 - Audio posted
Welcome - Boating news headlines including strong boat sales from MarineMax and Cobalt, Paxson StClair of Cobalt receives award-E15 Harmful new report details-Capt Ron receives award.

F.E.R.C. vs Lake of the Ozarks-Grand Lake in Oklahoma-Petition update

At The Lake Upholstery serving Lake of the Ozarks-Grand Lake and more...plus final weekend to enjoy some buffalo steaks and burgers at Bucksaw Floating Restaurant.

Boat Show Calendar with special interview with Kevin Kaiser of the Texas Yacht Show and Jazz Fest at Kemah, south of Houston.  Kansas City and St. Louis show dates.

Upside Down Bridge?  Yep...Mike Gillespie, lake historian joins us with that story.

Show close...another one over the transom...and thanks for telling a friend you listened!


October 22, 2011 show - audio ready to enjoy!  Great Weekend Cruise MarineMax...thanks!
Wild Goose...John Wayne's 163 Ft Yacht...and Highway 54 Construction delays at Glaize Bridge in Opening of show

Winterize with the help of BOAT US and Ralph Kesler of AT THE LAKE UPHOLSTERY joins us and tells us more about what he can do to help boaters.

FERC vs LOO - More on this story and a White House Petition for you to sign...plus Sgt. Callahan of the Mo State Water Patrol on Boating Safty Classes and how to protect your boat from Winter Thefts!

Gilligan's Island - and the Gilligan's Island Fan Club President joins us with some forgotten and unknown facts...like how many SS Minnow boats were there?

Lake McClurg...I don't think so...what about Eagan Dam...again, I don't think so...Mike Gillespie, our Lake Historian tells us the stories and the Boat Show Calendar.

Show close...thanks for listening and tell a friend you listened to our show!

October 15, 2011 show - posted!
Show open with very sad news for the boating world-Bob's Tribute to Nancy Michelman, President of BOAT US who lost her battle with cancer.

Columbus was a boater...and the Boat Show Calendar.

Zebra Mussels will continue to be a problem in Missouri-Tim Banek, invasive species coordinator with the Missouri Department of Conservation brings us up to date on this issue and how we can help prevent the spread.

At the Lake Upholstery - newest sponsor of the show - along with MarineMax Winterization and storage deals with Angie Cook, Marina Operations Manager...and Boat Candy...new product testing underway.

Floodgate 13 - Area 13 - Mike Gillespie, Lake Historian breaks it down for us in this week's Lake History lesson...and Bucksaw Resort and Marina is gearing up for fall hunting.

Show close for this week...another great weekend of boating!

October 8, 2011 show
Midwest Boat Party opens new Headquarters...Ed Champion tells us more in our opening segment.

Lake Front property owners and Ameren are facing some challenges...with FERC...we'll have that story and Sgt. Gerald Callahan the Missouri State Water Patrol Division Public Information Officer joins us to update 2011 boating season and encourage participation in the upcoming Boating Safety Education Classes.

Donzi for sale...Brian Newlun of the National Performance Boat Museum explains how it could you yours!

KANBERRA GEL - New Product Introduction...New Sponsor...At The Lake Upholstery-we'll unveil the details and the BOAT US Xmas List along with details on the XTreme Heaters.

Bob's Boat Show Calendar debuts on the show along with our very first segment with Mike Gillespie...lake historian.  This will be a weekly feature for a while and very facinating to learn about how Lake of the Ozarks began...This you are going to really enjoy!

Show goes over the transom for the week...be safe out there Harbor Hopping!

October 1, 2011 - This show will be uploaded by Monday sometime...check back!

Show opener with news headlines and show lineup

Segment one with New Editor of Boating Magazine, Kevin Falvey on boat tests and Ethanol

Segment two Missouri Yacht Club at Lake Latawana with Past Commodore, Jim Martin and Fall Harbor Hop details with Heather Brown of the LOO C&V.

Let's get LOOPY...with Steve Kromer of the American Great Loop Association...It's 6,000 miles of boating fun!

Time to think Winterize...not yet...just time to think about it...BOAT US info.

See you next week...be safe and enjoy this great fall weather!

September 24, 2011
Show Opening with news-Electrocution, Boating Certification Classes, Watercraft thefts down, 2 Dam Days Paddle Races get underway and more.

Rain go away come back another weekend...Boat Show not sure lucky!

MarineMax with Angie Cook telling us about the LOO facilities and special offer for winter layup.

Fall Shoreline Cleanup is underway...help needed says Bryan Vance of Ameren...learn how to help.

BOAT US Cruises and Bucksaw Resort and Marina

See ya next week!

September 17, 2011
Open to show with Mo. Water Patrol Boating Certification Class info

Pomme de Terre Lake 50th Birthday today! September in the Water Boat Show & Clearance plus Annapolis Sail and Powerboat Show with Paul Jacobs, GM

Kid's Harbor Boat Races follow up, BOAT US info and upcoming Product Review Trac Ecological Port-A-Flush Jr. unit.

2 Dam Days Paddle Races with Coast Guard Aux...Bucksaw Resort and Marina Fall Update...MMAX Congrats to Concordia, Mo couple on their National Recognition in Marine Max Rewards Magazine.

Harbor Hop October 8th with Heather Brown of the LOO CVB...and Bike Fest - 10,000 bikers?

Show close


September 10, 2011 -
Opener with Labor Day Weekend boating accident report and what's coming up

Flag etiquette thanks to the VFW for 9-11 and the Flag Buddy product review along with September Boat Show info for the In The Water Show Sept 16-17-18.

Homemade Boat Race-MarineMax-2 Dam Days with Donna and Ron and Poly Lift opens new Osage Beach location.

POMME celebrates 50 years...Brad Meyers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells about the lake and the celebration set for the 17th.

Bucksaw Floating Restaurant specials and BOAT US Membership details.

Over the Transom and a special 9-11 tribute/rememberance song

September 3, 2011 -
S
how opener with special Bucksaw Resort & Marina offers by visiting my home port and clicking on the Bucksaw Coupons, and the calendar of events ahead including the Sept. Boat Show and Clearance Sept 16-17-18 at Capt. Ron's...we'll be there!

This segment contains the TOP GUN MPH report and other details from the 2011 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout!


Mike Flanigan of STATEMENT Marine joins us to telll us about the boat they brought to Shootout and we learn about Performance Boat Candy with Tim Weinzirl!

Heather Brown, Director of Member Services with the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau tells about their organization and an upcoming Fall Harbor Hop, Saturday, Oct. 8th...and Tracy Mosher with the Kid's Harbor Board explains the Homemade Boat Races scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11th at Linn Creek Campground.

Bio-Kleen's Tim Kowalski talks with us about their product line for boaters and Jason Johnson, Editor of Powerboat Magazine and Bob talk about why Powerboat Magazine sponsors the Shootout and what their readers think about Lake of the Ozarks.

Show close...on to Fall 2011!

August 27, 2011
Opener with Headline News

Shootout Weekend...last minute details with Ron Duggan

Mariner 500 "Marriage Saver" Head Set product test and feature plus "What happened to my GPS"?  BOAT US Report on how boaters responded to the Call To Action!

LOMDA September In The Water Boat Show and Sale with Mike Atkinson and an update on the Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council activities including setting up for the Shootout!

Bucksaw Resort and Marina on Truman Lake is preparing for Labor Day weekend and the fall season...major announcement as well with owner Jim Moritz.

Show close and credits.


August 20, 2011 -
Show open with polls from Powerboat Magazine and Discover Boating

SHEEX-how they can provide a better nights sleep aboard with Susan Walvius-Marriage Saver Headsets the new communication device for docking, anchoring, that could save your marriage from Crusing Solutions!

Shootout info - Win a Donzi from the National Performance Boat Museum, Brain Newlun explains and Wade Blackwood of the American Canoe Association tells us about their organization and how they help events like the Dam to Dam Paddle Race coming up.

Powerboat Magazine Editor Jason Johnson joins us to talk about their involvement as major sponsor of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout.

The Homemade Boat Races are coming to the Linn Creek Campgrounds to benefit Kids Harbor...we'll find out more from Cara Gerdiman, Ex. Director and Board President Stacy Mosher.



Show Close-Throw off the Top Knot Dock Lines...pull up the Dock Torpedo...hoist the Fortress Anchor!

August 13, 2011
Show open with comments on Wine and Brew Fest

Top Knot Floating Dock Lines Product Review

Coast Guard Aux Flotilla 30-05 Lake of the Ozarks and what they do around the Lake with Wilson Allbrook, Vice Flotilla Commander along with Carrol Vogel, Past Commander and wife Linda.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout with Ron Duggan and Bucksaw Resort & Marina Special Offers

Randy Vance joins up to talk about the Boat Tax (2nd home deduction) and Ethanol

Show close

August 6, 2011
Show open with news from the Mo. Water Patrol

"Go West Young Man" OK...to the West Side we go...West Lake Chamber of Commerce with Mike Kenagy and a Top Knot Mooring Lines feature product review

Product test on the Mega Hitch Lock...protect your trailer with this unit! Also some details on Wine & Brew Fest

"Hey Frank, What's for Sale at MarineMax"? Plus some savings for you at the Floating Restaurant at Bucksaw.

Ethanol discussion continues this week with Robert White of the Renewable Fuels Association.

Show close...won't cha come back next week!

July 30, 2011
Show Open with lots of lake news including three drownings and updates on results from recent fund raising events

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout with Ron Duggan of Captain Ron's- lots of details on the events

CO and Detectors-what you should know that could save your life! Plus...Bucksaw Resort & Marina Floating Restaurant special offers with coupons now posted on the front page!

NO Wake means NO WAKE-great BOATUS article and the 2011 Wine and Brew Fest details

ETHANOL- "both sides now"...starting with one side of the discussion from a secret source

Show close



July 23, 2011
Show Open with current news of interests to boaters
GPS News and Call to Action needed- Power Boating for Dummies winner announced
Drag Boats at Lucas Oil Speedway and Product test features on Dock Lines and the Life Buddy from Top Knot
Dam to Dam Paddle Race coming in September ad we have the whole story
Skin Cancer discussion with Dr. Robert Durst representing the Skin Cancer Foundation and The Wine and Brew Fest is coming August 6th at the Country Club Hotel and Spa/Lake Ozark...hope to see you there!
Show close-talk with you next week!

July 16, 2011

Show Open with current news from around the lakes-Microburst-Drowning-BOAT US Call to Action on GPS Issue
LiveAboard First Mate and Boat Cook Janet Groene shares some tips on living aboard and preparing for long voyages
Dock Torpedo Product Test - with video now available on the Dock Torpedo Page
BGA causes NO SWIMMING OR WATER CONTACT at Grand Lake - Lake of the Ozarks SHOOUTOUT is coming - Ron Duggan brings us the details
Power Boating for Dummies winner announced...and Bucksaw Resort & Marina FREE Breakfest-Listen to find out!
The anchor comes up as Bob closes out the show for another week!

July 9, 2011
Show Open
Three Rivers Run-YMCA Benefit with Dr. Joann Rutherford plus Tour of Bridal Cave with Steve Thompson
Power Boating for Dummies winner and contest - Bagnell Dam History and Shoreline
Cleanup info with Jeff Green of Ameren

Dock Torpedo Product Intro, BOAT US Publications and floating kitchettes at Bucksaw Resort and Marina
Aquapalooza update with Teresa Riley of MarineMax and Brady Kay, Ex. Editor of Pontoon and Deck Boat Magazine
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July 2, 2011  My apologies for the technical difficulties with the live radio broadcast...thanks for coming here...to hear!
Show Open
Support Our Troops Poker Run wrapup reports - Operation Dry Water
Poker run Captains tell their stories - Response from Lt. Col US Army on the days events
Aquapalooza - Bands announced for July 16th event - Power Boating for Dummies winner and next contest
Fireworks at the Truman Lake Dam - Chamber and Corps of Engineers join us - Learn about the Truman Lake Visitors Center

June 25, 2011
Show Open with Dummies Contest winner
Lattitudes and Attitudes Founder/Publisher Bob Bitchin joins us for some sailing discussions
PFD Testing with Chris Edmonston, President of the BOAT US Foundation
I Want to Go Boating
What about Bucksaw? Fireworks-Dam Experience-Support the Troops Poker Run Update
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June 18, 2011
Show Open
Lightening Protect from BOATUS, Pier31 Troops Event update, Poker Run Update, Aquapalooza Update
Dummies contest to win a free book, Mandatory PFD's with Margaret Podlich of BOATUS
National Performance Boat Museum with Brian Newlun, PWC Accident
Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council and Lake Area Chamber with Trish Creach
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June 11, 2011
Show Open-Leukemia Cup Regatta Update
Power Boating for Dummies with author Randy Vance, Editor in Chief-Boating Magazine
Aquatic Hitch-hikers-Zebra Mussels and how to prevent the spread - Joe Starinchak with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Boating Weather 101-Andy Bailey with the National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill, MO
MarineMax at Jubilee Days-Warsaw and National Marina Day with Wendy Larimer-Cicadas 13Yr Short Story
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June 4, 2011
Show Opener with Leikemia Cup Info, Mandatory Life Jackets and National Marina Day
MidWest Boat Party.COM Ed Champion on Support the Troops Poker Run
Dam Experience Fireworks Show at Truman Dam July 2nd with Adrienne Fisher-Warsaw Chamber Ex.
Bucksaw Resort & Marina Truman Lake with owner Jim Moritz Part 1
Bucksaw Resort & Marina Truman Lake with Sons Eric and Brett Part 2
Close and coming up Weather 101, Boating for Dummies with Randy Vance, Zebra Mussels

May 28, 2011
Show Opener with Jay Riley of Missouri Water Patrol
Fireworks & Charlie Daniels Concert with Tim Jacobson-LOO Convention & Visitors Bureau
Joplin Tornado Relief-DVDS4VETS.ORG-Memorial Day Info
Boating Safety-Optima Blue Top Battery Product Review
FREE Troops Appreciation Day at Mariners Pier 31 with Bud Simmons
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May 21, 2011

Show Opener
National Safe Boating Week
Canoe Day-Ready Set Inflate
Day At Our Docks-MarineMax
Bilge Buster Product Review
Leukemia Cup Regatta-Ozark Yacht Club & Show Close