The Adam Ritz Show

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Spring Home Maintenance, Basketball Season Madness, Gambling Awareness, and more

We begin the show with a discussion of Spring Home Maintenance. We talk about the tips to take the spring cleaning energy to the outside of your home, from your roof and gutters, to the foundation of your house. Other segments include; the popularity of the NCAA basketball tourney and significant stats; another mention of […]

Jersey Mike’s Day Of Giving, Lightening Safety, Garretts Space, and more

We begin this show discussing the Jersey Mike’s Annual Day Of Giving. On March 27, Jersey Mike’s will donate all sales to local charities. The goal is to beat last year’s record of $21 million. Other segments include; Lightening Safety; A Michigan charity to raise money and awareness for Garrett’s Space, an organization working for […]

Wayne Nelson of Little River Band

Our guest interview for this episode with with Wayne Nelson of the Little River Band. Wayne has been the leader of the band for more than 40 years. Their 13 Top 40 hits include Reminiscing, Lady, The Night Owls, Lonesome Loser, etc. Wayne discusses his foundation work with Wounded Warriors, Animal Rescue, Child Centers for […]

Christopher Cross, Columbia University Cancer Research, Ronald McDonald House, and more

This episode begins with the Nearness Of You benefit concert in New York that raised money for Cancer Research. Christopher Cross, Elvis Costello, and more performed and raised money for the Columbia University’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Research Center. Other segments include; Super Bowl recap; Cedar Rapids police no profit paying for school lunches; McDonald’s […]

Super Sunday, Gambling Awareness, Gambling Addiction, and more

This edition of the show covers Gambling Awareness. With the Super Bowl this weekend, and March Madness right around the corner, this is the perfect time to discuss Gambling, Gambling Awareness, and Gambling Addiction. 200 million people will watch the Big Game, and with the ease of Gambling now on your smart phone with legalized […]

World Cancer Day, Heart Health Awareness Month, Mark Knopfler, and more.

We begin this new month of February with a discussion of a few of the notable days this month, including World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day’s main function is to raise awareness for the disease that has touched nearly everyone. Other reports include; Heart Health Awareness Month; A Mark Knopfler guitar auction that raised over […]

Metallica Charity, Marching Bands, Blood Donations, and more

We begin this show with a recap of a Metallica charity effort from 2023, called For Whom The Bell Tolls. Metallica hosted a contest for Marching Bands in America, to incorporate a Metallica song into their routine. Five winning Marching Bands at the High School and College level won cash prizes for their efforts. The […]

New Years Resolutions, Leading 2023 Philanthropist, Dry January, and more

We begin this show and the new year with a discussion about Resolutions. From how many of us participate in making Resolutions, to how many quit, and how to best make them work, we deep dive into New Years Resolutions. Other segments include; Warren Buffet was the leading philanthropist in 2023 having given 1.5 million […]

Library Of Congress, Package Theft, Smart Phone Addiction, and more

We begin this episode with the new class of films added this week to the Library of Congress National Film Registry, bringing the total to 875 films. Titles include Home Alone, Fame, Terminator 2, 12 Years A Slave, Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. Other segments include; UPS is now using AI to track the homes […]

Tennessee Tornado Relief, Covenant House, Holiday Health, and more

We begin this show with the recent Tornado that devastated parts of Tennessee, with a nod to Taylor Swift. Swift, who grew up near Nashville, donated $1 Million to the relief efforts. Other segments include; NY Giants’ Running Back raises $1.3 Million for Covenant House, an organization fighting homelessness; A Public Safety awareness warning from […]

Radiothons, Formula 1 Charity,, and more

Tis the season for Radiothons, and we begin this show with a nod to all the radio stations coast to coast that are participating in a Radiothon to raise money and awareness for charities. Other segments include; St. Jude Children’s Research; Headaches and their connection to back pain; a Formula 1 charity that raised $150,000 […]

Giving Tuesday, Toys For Tots, Gmail Update, and more

This show begins with a wrap up of this past Giving Tuesday.  Giving Tuesday ends the Thanksgiving weekend holiday gauntlet of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday, and kicks of the charitable holiday season.  Giving Tuesday began in 2012, and this year 34 million Americans donated $3.1 Billion, up .6 % […]

Thanksgiving Fun Runs, Practicing Gratitude, A National Forest Initiative, and more

We begin this show with a shout out to all the participants this holiday weekend who took part in a Turkey Trot or Drumstick Dash for charity, moving your feet so others could eat! Other segments include; NFL Thanksgiving history; Practicing Gratitude tips to relieve stress and live a healthier lifestyle; A National Forest initiative […]

5G Tech for the Deaf, Free Charlie Brown, Hygiene Health, and more

We begin the show with a partnership between AT&T and Galllaudet University to provide 5G Technology with a smart football helmet to help deaf football players. This technology will eventually assist First Responders and help the safety of Construction Sites. Other segments include; Pet Adoption; A new Scam Alert; The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special available […]

Alan Parsons, Santa Barbara First Responders, US Credit Card Debt, and more

We begin this show with a birthday shout out to Alan Parsons, and his tribute concert to raise money for charity. Alan produced some of the most famous albums from Pink Floyd and The Beatles, as well as performing his own hits with The Alan Parsons Project. On December 20th, a birthday concert for his […]

Hypnotist Brenda Kaye

This episode features an interview with Brenda Kaye. Brenda is an expert in Hypnosis. We discuss how Hypnosis can help with several topics we often discuss on this Public Affairs show including Weight Loss, Anxiety, Quitting Smoking, and even Infertility. Brenda Kaye is headquartered in Denver, CO. Learn more about Brenda at

Halloween Fun Runs, Furnace Check, Flu Shots, and more

This episode starts with Halloween Fun Runs. Running or walking a 5K or Half marathon to raise money for charity wearing a Halloween Costume is scary fun, for a great cause. Adam and Jay cover some costume ideas that are great for a fun run, like not wearing a mask so you can breathe! Other […]

John Oates Charity, Charles Feeney, The Giving Pledge, and more

We begin the show with a nod to John Oates, half of hall of fame duo Hall & Oates, who recently performed at a charity event for Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga in California. The organization turns retired race horses into therapy animals for vets, and the disabled. Other segments include; Billionaire Charles Feeney, who recently […]

Cliff Burton, Music Scholarships, Fall Driving, and more

We begin this episode with a story about Cliff Burton, the original bass player from Metallica from 1982 to 1986. Cliff tragically passed away in a Tour Bus accident in 1986. To this day, his 92 year old father donates his royalties to music programs and music scholarships. Other segments include; A nod to Farm […]

Michael J Fox Foundation, Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, Parkinsons Disease

We begin the show with actor and philanthropist Michael J. Fox, who won this year’s Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, which includes a $250,000 from the Elevate Prize Foundation. The “Back to the Future” star plans to use the funding to further his foundation’s work to find treatments for Parkinson’s disease. During our discussion, Jay revealed […]

Kennedy Center Honors, Parkinsons/Alzheimers, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and more

This episode begins with a look at the Kennedy Center Honors inductees, Barry Gibb, Billy Crystal, Dionne Warwick, among others. Learn more about the mission of supporting the arts at Other segments include; a discussion of Parkinsons and Alzheimers Diseases with the recent loss of singer Gary Wright, famous for the song Dream Weaver; […]

American Zoos, Bourbon & Bonfires Charity, Wallaby Rescue, and more

We begin the show taking a look at American Zoos, with the national news story of a spotless giraffe born at a Tennessee Zoo this week. Other segments include; Actor Cole Hauser from Yellowstone and his Bourbon & Bonfires Charity; Rock Stars former careers as teachers; A new search for the Loch Ness monster; A […]

Public Libraries, New Sun Screen Law, Neighbor Well Being, and more

On this episode we begin with a report on the Brooklyn Public Library getting 14,000 new members due to their Jay Z themed library cards. Other reports include; Big Ten Athletic Conference re-configuration; A new Sun Screen law in South Carolina that allows students to have Sun Screen on school grounds; A study naming the […]

Camp Kesem, State Fair Season, Neurological Disorders, and more

We begin this show with Camp Kesem, a summer camp for children dealing with a parent who has Cancer. With over 125 locations in more than 40 states, Camp Kesem is a place where College Student leaders help the campers coping with a parent’s Cancer. Positive outcomes for the campers include improved self esteem, enhanced […]

Pet Adoption, Cooling Tips, Heimlich Maneuver, and more

This show begins with a nod to Pet Adoption, since Jay is joining us from his home studio taking care of his new pet Harper (who he just adopted). We also give a little nod in the intro of the show to Heat Exhaustion and Cooling Tips since Adam’s Air Conditioner went kaput during the […]

Live at the IHSAA Leadership Conference, with Elliot Bloom from Purdue Basketball, Erica Campanelli from University of Texas at Tyler, Team Impact, and more

Adam with Erica Campanelli from UTT

We begin the show with a live audience at the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference with a TwitterCast to showcase that social media really is broadcast media. Our feature interview is with Elliot Bloom of Purdue Basketball, as we talk about the Boilermakers’ take on Social Responsibility. Segments include chatting with Erica Campanelli, assistant soccer coach […]

Live a the University of Georgia, featuring Dustin Lewis with Kentucky Wildcat community service, Bystander Behavior expert Mike Dilbeck, and more

live in Athens GA at the University of Georgia with the help of Kappa Alpha Order

We begin live in Athens GA at the University of Georgia with a DUI public service announcement (with the help of Kappa Alpha Order). Segments include Dustin Lewis from the University of Kentucky athletic department sharing a few Wildcat initiatives. This show also showcases a very powerful conversation with Mike Dilbeck; author, speaker and expert […]