Recorded at the VFW Post 9907.

Birdman chats with Commander Keil about a few upcoming events.

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Friday, November 10th, from 3:30pm-5:30pm, Congressman O'Halleran will be at the post to discuss anything congressional. Anyone is welcome to attend if they have something they'd like to discuss.

November 11th is Veterans Day - 11am is Posting of Colors in front of the Show Low City Hall. The Veterans Dinner will be at the Elks at 5pm, dinner served at 6pm.

The VFW 9907 website is up and running!


Thank you for your service!

Direct download: November2017_VFWUpdate_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Birdman visits with Christina Lopez who will be playing Rock and Rap at Black Bull among many other musicians/artists at the 2nd Annual 'Rap N Roll' Music Festival this Saturday, September 2nd, 2 pm - 1am, $10 cover charge/ 21+.

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Direct download: 8-29-17_ChristinaLopez_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 10:07am PDT

Birdman visits with Jesse Valencia with the band Gorky who will be playing at Black Bull among many other musicians/artists at the 2nd Annual 'Rap N Roll' Music Festival, Labor Day weekend, this Saturday, September 2nd! Starts @ 2 pm, $10 cover charge/ 21+

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About Jesse Valencia?

Jesse's band Gorky, which is headlining this Labor Day weekend's 'Rap and Roll' event at the Black Bull, was included in Phoenix New Times' list of Best Music Videos 2015 and nominated for Best Music Video at Phoenix Comicon 2016 for their 2015 music video 'Super Drunk.'

Jesse recently composed score for the film 'Don't Come Around Here,' which recently won best film at the Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi.

Jesse next will star in 'Bride of Violence,' an independent horror film from the director of both 'Super Drunk' and 'Durant's Never Closes,' Travis Mills of Running Wild Films.

Currently, Gorky is working on their 5th record as Jesse prepares to release his forthcoming book on the infamous psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, for which he interviewed over 150 people over a course of 7 years. Recently, the book was signed to Portland, Oregon-based publisher University of Hell Press.

Jesse is a pop culture journalist and writes primarily for The Big Smoke, which has a media presence in both The United States and Australia. Most recently, he interviewed Twin Peaks' and Z Nation actor Jeremy Lindholm. A week after the interview, Lindholm was charged with 2nd-degree attempted murder of his girlfriend in Spokane, Washington.

Direct download: Gorky_BlackBull_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 11:40am PDT

In this episode Birdman visits with Michele Sgambelluri, Coordinator Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program, Navajo County Public Health Services District.

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If you have additional questions Michele Sgambelluri can be reached at (928) 532-6050 

Direct download: Public_Health_-_Opioid_Overdose_Special.output.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 7:02am PDT

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2017 Show Low Days Play by Play 

Updated 05/30/2017 @ 10:00am

Friday, June 2, 1pm – 10pm


1:00p – 2:00pGates open

2:01p – 3:00p

3:01p – 3:30p

3:30p – 4:30p

4:31p – 5:00pTug-O-War 

5:01p – 6:00p DAISY (Alternative POP) Anthony Perre (480-650-8652)

6:01p – 6:30p Opening Ceremony

6:30p – 7:00p Steve and Deena Wheeler(602) 402-3108 Band set-up (Wild Ride??) 

7:01p – 1000pWild Ride


Saturday, June 3, 9am – 10pm

ALL DAY—King of the Mountain Crossfit Competition

ALL DAY---Car Show @ Frontier Park

8:00 am Derby Down the Deuce

9:30 am Itty Bitty Open Enrollment

10:00-11:00 am Itty Bitty EVENT

10:30 to 12 noon—Color Run down Main Street

9:00a -10:00a  Gates open - Music and announcements

10:01a – 11:00a Halau Oh KanoeLani

11:01a – 12:00pBig Al’s Family-Hula dances

12:01p – 12:30p              Itty Bitty Olympics Awards

12:31p – 1:00p Living Hope Color Run Awards/Recognition

1:01p – 1:30p Derby Down the Deuce Awards (Band) For the Sake of One (Ron Everingham)

1:31p – 2:00p

2:01p – 3:00pMimelight (Rock & Alternative) Clifton Peotter 480-532-9388

3:01p - 4:00p Negative Thirty Two (Pop/Punk/Alternative) Colten Reed 928-434-0830

4:01p – 4:30p Aubrey Rae (Country-single) 480-558-6480

4:31p – 5:00p (Band Set-up) and Crossfit Awards

5:01p – 7:00p Music and Dancing – DD Rand    

Steve and Deena Wheeler(602) 402-3108   During breaks of bands!!!

7:01p – 10:00pMusic and Dancing – The Walkens Band



Sunday, June 4, 9am – 2pm 

9:00a - 10:00aGates Open 

10:01a – 11:00a

11:00a – 1:00p Wiener Dog Race at the Upper Field

12:01p – 1:00p Steve and Deena Wheeler(602) 402-3108 

1:01p – 2:00pGorky (Rock/Indie Rock) 928-358-3099

Direct download: SLD_SE_2017_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 1:30pm PDT

A few Listeners of the Birdman on the Mountain podcast gave me a heads-up on Social Media that there was an interesting Bus in town. I searched down the owner that to a tip from Sunshine Tippets of Solterra Senior Living and got the story on Jax and Dan the Bus.

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Jax is currently the host of “Acres and Avenues” web series + travel vlogger who is currently road tripping the US in a short school bus.

He is a former competitive surfer, snowboarder + skateboarder, adventurous traveler + curious eater, interviewer, and dirty job swapper.

Direct download: JAX_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

This Episode Birdman chats with Becky Blanchard of Dynamic Dentistry and learns about all the practical and technical experience that they have on the mountain, including a lab for crowns that allows you to never have to deal with a temporary crown every again.


Listen and learn about Dynamic Dentistry.


Direct download: DynamicDentistry_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

At the 2016 Show Low Chamber Outdoor Expo Birdman sat down and chatted with a few of the participating vendors, about their companies and the event itself.

While hearing about them and their products and seeing what they have to offer online, there is no substitute for the hands on experience.

Please check out these great people and what they do and be sure to stop in at the Show Low Chamber to find out about all the great business and people in the area.

Direct download: 2016SLC_OE.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:58am PDT

Listen as Ron Bellan talks about some of the cool possibilities that could happen during his hunt here in the White Mountains with the White Mountains Apache Tribe.

Just $20 gets you the chance to win your very own Elk Hunt and you'll get to do it with Ron Bellan (not to mention be featured on his television show SURVIVE THE HUNT.)

Buy Tickets at The Hub in the White Mountains


Direct download: FAC_Elk_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Bands and Brews is slated to be a new segment for BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN and will cover exactly what it states, Bands and Brews.

In this introductory segment Birdman chats with Jacob Forney from Black Horse Brewery about his approach to beer making, how the Brewery got its name and other things most fans might find of interest.

The Black Horse Brewery opened in Show Low,  Arizona in May 2015.  Although newly opened, we have been brewing, testing and tasting for over 30 years.  

Black Horse Brewery is a family owned and operated Micro Brewery creating and brewing high quality products for the craft beer fan. From brews inspired by old German recipes to modern and unique blends, our beer is always crafted with all-grain, all-natural ingredients for a full flavored taste. 

Black Horse Brewery is owned and operated by Ralph Forney, Brewmaster, Jacob Forney, Brewmaster and Marketing, and Julie Forney, Secretary/Pub Cheese maker/Beertender.

Stop into our Hole in the Wall Tap Room, or request a Black Horse Brewery craft beer at your favorite restaurant or saloon.  

P.S.  Yes, we do love horses, but actually the name of our brewery is based on Ralph's many years of service in the United States Army as a member of  the Black Horse Regiment!

Listen along as Birdman conducts this interview during the High Mountain Musicfest, in his car!


Direct download: BlackHorseBrewery_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:30am PDT