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BJC Insiders with Jerry Valeri
32 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Episode 18: Kevin Nelson and the BJC Proposal
In the comedy episode of BJC Insiders so it's only fitting that Jerry's special guest was a man that spent almost 50 years entertaining Happy Valley on the radio, Kevin Nelson. They'll walk down memory lane and discuss Kevin's BIG BJC SURPRISE he set up years ago! Jerry and Al also talk about the funniest people to have taken the BJC stage and more...it's episode 18 of BJC Insiders.
36 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Episode 17: Coach Patrick Chambers
It's a red, white, and blue celebration for the 4th of July edition of BJC Insiders. Jerry and Al discuss the many celebrations held over the years outside of the Bryce Jordan Center. Special guest for the podcast is Penn State Men's Basketball Head Coach, Patrick Chambers. He and Jerry discuss the power of positive energy and how the PSU Climb just keeps going higher and higher every season!
38 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Episode 16: Matt Kelley and the Red m&m!
Jerry talks with actor, writer, and creative director for Bill Young Productions, Matt Kelley. They discuss the art of the music bed, the good old days of radio, and that one time Matt was on a Super Bowl commercial with Danny DeVito. It's Episode 16 of BJC Insiders!
36 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Episode 15: Cooking with Chef Skylar
We've cooked up a great episode today with the Jordan Center's managing chef, Skylar Diehl. We cover everything from A to Zucchini in this cooking and gardening edition of BJC Insiders. Learn that there is much more to the BJC food menu than what you'll find at a concession stand with episode 15!
34 minutes | May 29, 2020
Episode 14: Shrouded in Secrecy with special guest Lori Shapiro
In episode 14 Jerry talks to Al about the art of keeping a secret and the time "Slowhand" came to town in 2001. He'll also go in depth with special guest, Lori Shapiro, about her responsibilities at Outback Presents and the REAL reason people go to Nashville.
34 minutes | May 22, 2020
Episode 13: Lucky Number 13 with JAOH
It’s lucky number 13 and Jerry is talking about the time the GOAT came to the Bryce JORDAN Center! He’ll also talk to 10 time BJC performer, JAOH (Formerly known as Jason O of My Hero Zero). Episode 13 is available now!Listen to JAOH's new single, Pulling Me Up, HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyy7MJ3quOQ #Podcast #AirJordan #Jaoh #MyHeroZero #JordanCenter #JustAnIntermission
28 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 12: Emily Grabowski
Jerry talks with Penn State Alum and Digital Marketing Coordinator at Vector Management, Emily Grabowski. BJC GM Al Karosas gives Jerry a look behind the scenes for Brooks and Dunn in 96 and Prince in 2004. We all get a healthy dose of "The Good Stuff" in a brand new feature. It's episode 12 of BJC INSIDERS!
41 minutes | May 8, 2020
Episode 11: Very Presidential with special guest Luke Pierce
In our most Presidential episode to date, Jerry learns about what happens when a sitting President of the United States comes to deliver the commencement address and a future President comes to shoot hoops. Artist/Production Manager for Works Entertainment and co-host of the successful industry podcast, "Promoter 101", Luke Pierce is today's special guest on Episode 11 of BJC INSIDERS! Enjoy
27 minutes | May 1, 2020
Episode 10: Penn State Lady Lion Head Coach Carolyn Kieger
It's episode 10! Jerry celebrates double digits with BJC Insiders. It's been more than a year since Carolyn Kieger was announced head coach of the Lady Lions at the Bryce Jordan Center and Jerry talks with coach about coming to Penn State, recruiting from home, and her first concert at the BJC! This week's edition of "Call Me Al" also involves a great story about the first time the circus came to Happy Valley.
41 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 9: A BJC Original, Mark Shulman
In Episode 9 we discuss BJC performances that have been made into albums and even used on television. Jerry also talks with fellow Penn Stater, 25 year entertainment industry vet, and former Senior VP at AEG, Mark Shulman. Enjoy.
36 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Episode 8: Penn Stater for Life, Geary Claxton
This week Jerry gets the backstage scoop on tours that have started and ended at the Bryce Jordan Center. He also talks with Penn State Letterman and former NBA basketball player, Geary Claxton, about being a member of the Penn State basketball family, and the time Geary WORKED at the #JordanCenter. Episode 8 of BJC Insiders is available NOW!
50 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Episode 7: Craig Newman
This week Jerry talks with Penn State alumnus and Vice President of Concerts for APA, Craig Newman, about following his dreams to LA, being an agent in the entertainment industry, and their shared love of Penn State. A new episode of BJC Insiders is available NOW!
44 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Episode 6: Two Former Radio Guys Walk Into a Podcast
In this sports themed episode of BJC Insiders Jerry talks with the Director of Marketing for Penn State Athletics, PJ Mullen, about Penn State Basketball, bringing a Philly feel to Happy Valley, and a night out with the Jonas Brothers!
30 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Episode 5: Ken Griffey Jr. and the Green M&Ms
This episode of BJC Insiders dives into the sometimes wacky world of artist RIDERS! Maybe it's a dietary restriction or maybe it's just an elaborate test for the venue...Only one way to find out. Jerry also gets a chance to talk with Jordan Tracy from WTAJ's Studio 814 about his time as a Bryce Jordan Center employee.
30 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Episode 4: The One That Got Away
In this week's episode, Jerry learns about the Secondary Ticket Market and finds out from GM Al Karosas which BIG artist is "The One That Got Away."
28 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Episode 3: The White Whale
Jerry's back with another episode of BJC Insiders. With The Globetrotters and WWE both in the building last week Jerry gives a tutorial on proper heckling technique, Joe Putnam comes in to talk about how we can #SaveOurSpikes, and General Manager, Al Karosas, tells us which artist was his "White Whale" and how it came to be at the BJC.
29 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
Episode 2: The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters Stop By!
This week Jerry gets a visit from the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters! He'll discuss their upcoming game on Monday, life of a Globetrotter, and what World Record they will attempt to break while they are here. The mailbag will uncover a hidden treasure in concessions and the GM, Al Karosas stops by to share a GREAT Garth Brooks story.
27 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Episode 1: Jerry's back...stage at the BJC
18 year radio veteran Jerry Valeri is back with a brand new role and a new show to go with it. He'll be talking with Bryce Jordan Center General Manager, Al Karosas, about what goes into booking artists at the BJC and whether or not any surprises are already planned for the following year.
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