Our Town with host Andy Ockershausen - Homegrown History
About This Show
Welcome to Our Town, a new podcast produced by Best Bark Communications and hosted by Andy Ockershausen. A third generation Washingtonian, Andy spent his career in broadcasting at the Evening Star Broadcast Group, WMAL and WMAL TV, Channel 50 and most recently Comcast/NBC Universal. Andy’s experience and leadership at major stations has allowed him to conduct business and develop close relationships with individuals including presidents, sports heroes, and influencers in the political, business and charitable communities. Twice weekly, listeners will have the opportunity to catch up with people they consider their heroes, old friends or newsmakers from the past in Our Town. Each guest will share their personal stories and how they view their contributions to Washington, D.C. community. After all, it is what we learn from the past that may help us with the challenges of the future.
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Our Town Host Andy Ockershausen Takes a Look Back at Season One
People have done so much for our community, Kurt Erickson with an alcohol program, Jim Dinegar, President of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Catherine Meloy, Goodwill Services, Irene Pollin, Abe’s wife, has written a beautiful book, and Lyles Carr of the McCormick company.
Announcer: GEICO presents Our Town, Season Two. A 30 minute podcast produced by Best Bark Communications, a small but fierce client-centered marketing company powered by decades of experience and well-established business networks.
GEICO, 15 minutes can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance. Now, here's your host, Andy Ockershausen.
Andy Ockershausen: This is Andy Ockershausen and you're listening to Our Town.
Season one of Our Town was a complete success. We interviewed over 50 guests, including some of our favorite people like Sonny, I don't have to say Sonny who, you know, Chip Akridge, Frank Harden, Frank Herzog, Regardie, I don't even have to say his first name, Catherine Meloy, Susan Lacz and Harry Jaffe. The list goes on and on. Now we're going to go on to Season Two.
We've got Jim Vance in a fabulous interview, I beg you to listen to it; Kathleen Matthews, Doc Walker,Chris Plante, Diana Mayhew, Senator George Allen who was also Governor George Allen, Joe DiGenova among others, here in our Season Two line up. So we'll have them and many more.
The amazing part of Our Town is we've heard from hundreds of friends and people whether it's on the street, whether it's in a dinner party, whether it's in church, they all have been listening to Our Town. People come to us out of the blue and say, "We've heard what you're doing and we love it. We want so and so and so and so."
We've had tons of recommendations from people to be guests on Our Town and we try to accommodate most of them, but right now we'd like to acknowledge and thank our friends at GEICO, for underwriting Our Town. GEICO has been a responsible and important contributor to our town for over 80 years. It's a wonderful, wonderful company. It's headquartered here, it's a worldwide company, number two in all the insurance companies in the world and we just love GEICO and thank them so much for their support. GEICO people and they know this is a great place to live and to play and to work. We thank them for that and we thank them for their support. Remember, 15 minutes can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance. That's our GEICO.