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Get Your BBQ On with Ken Alexander

Get Your BBQ On with Ken Alexander

By Ken Alexander
Get Your Barbecue On is a show for backyard cooks looking for tips and insight into barbecuing, grilling and outdoor entertaining.

Each week we will:
• Share barbecuing and grilling tips, techniques, recipes and a few Pit Master secrets you just have to know.
• Feature fun, interesting and informative guests.
• Answer questions posted on our website and click on Radio Show
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Ep. 40 - How to Make the Perfect Pulled Pork Sandwich (For Real) (Guest: Adam Giacolone)
Holidays are around the corner, but Ken tells the "Docta" that it is still time for tailgating and challenges him to make a pulled pork sandwich. Ken and the "Docta" also sit down with Jack Giacolone from Bugaloo's Soft Serve to learn about his story of how he got into the food truck business. Ep. 23: "Let's Talk Smoking Some Pork Butt" -
December 01, 2021
Ep. 39 - How to Smoke the Perfect Turkey Part 2 (Guest: Paul Reyes)
It's that time a year ago. It's time for Thanksgiving! And on this episode, we talk about how to Smoke and Fry the perfect turkey Thanksgiving. Ken and the "Docta" talk with Paul Reyes from Ciao Down Pizza to learn about his day and life of being a food truck. CIao Down Pizza 
November 19, 2021
Ep 38 - We're Back for Season 4 (Guest: Bob of My Grill Cleaners)
And we're back for Season 4. Ken and the "Docta" talk about where they have been and what to expect. They also take the time to talk with Bob from about some "do's" and "don't" on the grill.
October 30, 2021
Ep 37 - How to Grill the Perfect Breakfast (Guest: Wanda Moore)
In this week's delicious show, Ken and the "Docta" talk about how to cook breakfast on your grills. That right, you make flap jacks on your grill. Plus they talk with Wanda Moore, community advocate and champion for African American women's health.
May 08, 2021
Ep 36 - How to Use Your Grill as The Perfect Smoker (Guest: Charles Heller)
In this week's show, Ken and the "Docta" talk about how to turn your gas grill into the perfect smoker. They also sit down with Charles Heller, radio host for over 23 years on KVOI 1030 AM The Voice.
May 08, 2021
Episode 35: How to Grill the Perfect Steak Chops (Guest: Michael Tucker)
In this episode, Ken and the "Docta" talk about how to grill the perfect Steak Chop. Plus, they sit down and talk with Michael Tucker, executive coach, and his experience in being an executive coach for many African American leaders.
April 17, 2021
Ep 34 - How to Prepare Your Grill for Grilling Season (Guest: Sam Brown)
IT'S GRILLING SEASON!  And Ken gives you tips on how to get your grill ready for the grilling season. Plus, Ken and the Docta sit down with Sam Brown, the new President of the Dunbar Coalition to talk about what is happening at the Dunbar Pavilion and what is in store. 
April 03, 2021
Ep 33 - How to Grill the Skirt Steak (Guest: Maria Ciphers)
Have you ever heard of skirt steak? It's the best piece of steak that you can have and Ken teaches the "Docta" to how to prepare and grill it. They also sit down with Maria Ciphers to talk about all of her amazing contribution to the city of Tucson.
April 03, 2021
Ep 32 - How to Make the Perfect Shish Kabob (Guest: De Beer - Guild Mortgage)
In this episode Ken and the "Docta" talk about how to make the perfect Shish Kabob. They also sit down with Da Beer to learn about his impressive NFL career and how he got into the mortgage industry.  Website:
February 27, 2021
Ep. 31 How to Use Aluminum Foil (Guest Mo'Fly Entertainment)
In this episode, Ken and "Soul Man" G talk about how they celebrated their Valentine's Days, G winning on "Wheel of Fortune", and the importance of the Pit Master's greatest tool, aluminum foil. Plus they sit down and talk with Levi Anthony and Craig Roberts of Mo'Fly Entertainment to talk about their newest venture into the music world.  Mo'Fly Entertainment:
February 20, 2021
Ep. 30: The Aftermath of the SuperBowl Party (Guest: PJ Brown and Hannah Brown - WildCat AutoGlass)
In this episode, Ken and "Soul Man" G talk about what happened at their Big Game get togethers. They also sit down with Hannah Brown and PJ Brown of WildCat AutoGlass to talk about the importance of taking care of your windshield. 
February 13, 2021
Episode 29: How to Have the Perfect Home-Gate Party (Guest: Dr. Scott Bentson)
In this week's episode, Ken and the "Docta" talk about ways that you can have a safe and fun "Home-Gate Party" for the big game happening on Sunday February 7th, 2021. They also sit down with Dr. Scott Bentson from 5th Street Chiropractic to learn exactly what it is and the benefits it provides.
January 30, 2021
Ep. 28 - The Perfect Recap of 2021 (Guest: Andraé Jones)
It's the first show of the New Year and the last recording of 2020! And Ken and "The Docta" go through the list of the amazing guest that they got to interview in 2020.  Plus, Ken sits down with Andrae Jones, CEO of Octavia Media to talk about digital marketing and the effects that COVID-19 has on small businesses.
January 03, 2021
Ep: 27 - How to Smoke the Perfect Party Wings (Guest: Barbea & Beah Williams)
Happy Holidays!2 In this week's episode, Ken and "The Docta" talk about the origin of the Buffalo Wings and to smoke them. Plus, they talk with Barbea & Beah Williams of BWPC to learn how they got started, how they became a pillar in the Tucson Community, and what events they have in store for the community. 
December 26, 2020
Ep. 26: How to Grill the Perfect Fish (Guest: Jay Powell)
In this week's episode, Ken and "the Docta" talk about how to grill the perfect fish without making it stick to the grates. Also, they sit down and interview Jay Powell of Powell Family Law Firm. 
December 19, 2020
Ep. 25: How to Grill the Perfect Chops (Guest: Kings of Cooking: Sam and Pete)
In this episode, Ken and The "Docta" talk about how to grill the perfect chops. Plus, Ken shares about his favorite "berry infusion". Plus they talk with the Kings of Cooking to talk about what they have done for the community and what they have planned for 2021. 
December 12, 2020
Ep. 24: How to Find the Perfect Gift (Guest: Kathleen Gooden)
In this episode, Ken welcomes the "Docta" back into the co-host chair and they discuss some gift ideas for the Grill Master / Pit Master who has it all. Plus they sit down with Kathleen Gooden of Gooden Healthy Nutrition ( to learn about nutrition health and why the word "diet" should be taken out of the vocabulary! Sit back and get ready for a very informative show. Links Mentioned in The Show:
December 04, 2020
Ep. 23: "Let's Talk Smoking Some Pork Butt" (Guest: Shannon Robert)
This week Ken and the "Soul Man" G talk about how to make some Pork Butt. They also sit down and catch up with Shannon Robert, one of the founders and on the board of Hush Social Club. 
November 28, 2020
Ep. 22: "How to "Winterize" Your Grill" (Guest: Kevin Hamilton)
This week Ken and "Soul Man" G talk about how to "Winterize "your grill to keep it ready (and safe) during the winter months. They also sit down and talk with Kevin Hamilton of Southwest Soul Circuit about how he got to Tucson and his journey from singing in Japan to running his own music production business.  
November 21, 2020
Ep. 21: "How to Smoke a Turkey Leg" (Guest: Elvin Sanders)
This week, Ken and "Docta" Andrae Jones talk about how to smoke a delicious turkey leg, perfect for the big game. Also, Ken and the "Docta" sit down it Elvin sanders of Strike Fit Bowling. 
November 14, 2020
Ep. 20: "How to Smoke That Perfect Turkey" (Guest: Candice Thomas)
In this week's episode Ken and "Docta" Andraé Jones talk about how to smoke a turkey... right on time for Thanksgiving. And they also sit down with Candice Thomas Owner of Lightworks Acupuncture.
November 07, 2020
Ep. 19: "How About Some Pork Belly" (Guest: Sadie Shaw)
This week Ken and the "Docta" talk about Pork Belly... you know... BACON! Plus, they sit down with Sadie Shaw, a candidate running for the Tucson Unified School District Governing board. 
October 31, 2020
Ep. 18: "Ken Makes a Delicious Mistake" (Guest: Doris Snowden)
This week on Get Your Barbecue On with Ken Alexander, Ken talks about a "mistake" his made and how it turned into 3 delicious meals. Plus he interviews Doris Snowden, President of the NAACP Tucson Chapter, to learn what the chapter is up to during COVID-19 Pandemic.
October 24, 2020
Ep: 17: "How to Grill the Perfect Salad" (Guest: Dean Greenberg)
Have you ever grilled a salad? Ken and "Docta" Andraé Jones discuss the secret on how to grill yourself an awesome salad, perfect for those vegaterian friends. Plus, Ken interviews Dean Greenberg, owner of Greenberg Financial and host of Money Matters Radio Show, to learn more about what's happening with the financial markets.
October 17, 2020
Ep. 16: "Say Good-Bye to Radio, Hello to Podcast"
The final episode of the radio show is here and it is off to the world of Podcast. Ken and "Docta" Andraé Jones talk about the journey through radio and what to expect on the podcast! Plus Ken talks about how to grill some Tri-Tip and much more.  (Aired October 11th, 2020)
October 11, 2020
Ep. 15: "Let's Talk About TailGating Part 2" (Guest: Donna R. Liggins)
In this week's episode, Ken and "Docta" Andraé Jones continue their conversation about tailgating. Plus, Ken sits down with Donna R. Liggins, Community Advocate for 40 years. They chat about her role in the community working with the City of Tucson, role as president of the NAACP, and her work after leaving the City of Tucson.  (Aired October 4th, 2020)
October 04, 2020
Ep. 14: "Let's Talk About TailGating Safely From Your Own Backyard" (Guest: Broc Graham)
In this episode, Ken and "Docta" Andraé Jones talk about how you can still tailgate from the comfort of your own backyard. Plus they talk to Broc Graham of Cut & Dry Barber and Beauty Salon about starting his business during COVID-19.
September 28, 2020
Ep. 13: "The "How-Tos" and "How-Not-To" When It Comes To Your Equipment" (Guest: Mark Lennox)
In this episode to Ken talks about his adventure (in story form) being an observer to a not so great barbecuing experience and talks about some How-Tos" and How-Not-To" about your equipment. We also hear from "the Docta Andraé Jones" to hear about his Labor party.  Plus Ken welcomes Mark Lennox from Coming Home Healthcare Services to the show.  (Aired 9/13/2020)
September 13, 2020
Ep. 12: "Let's BBQ Some short Ribs" (Guest: David Gonzalez)
In this week's episode, Ken and his special guest host, "Docta" Andraé Jones, talk about BBQing short ribs and the ways to make them come out delicious and flavorful. Plus, Ken interviews David Gonzalez of Arizona BBQ Outfitters to talk about outdoor equipment and kitchens.  (Aired September 6th, 2020)
September 06, 2020
Ep. 11: "The Low and Slow Process of Grilling Brisket" (Guest: Drew Cook)
In this week's episode, Ken and "Docta" Andraé Jones talk about how to grill brisket. They also answer a question about cleaning the grill and they welcome Drew Cook to the show to talk about adult drinks, plus his unique ways of cooking in the backyard.  (Aired August 30th, 2020)
August 30, 2020
Ep. 10: "Cooking That Perfect Hamburger" (Guest: Rob King)
Ken and special guest host, Docta Andraé Jones, talk about grilling that perfect Hamburger. Plus Ken and DJ chat it up with Rob King to talk about grilling brats and beer.  (Aired August 23rd, 2020)
August 24, 2020
Ep. 9: "How to Cook Some Chicken Pieces" (Guest: D of D's Island Grill)
In this episode, Ken and DJ continue their conversation about chicken! This time talking about cooking different parts of the chicken. Whole Chicken! Chicken Pieces! And don't forget DJ's famous and amazing wings. Plus we are joined by D from D's Island Grill to talk about the flavors of Jamaica!  (Aired August 16th, 2020)
August 16, 2020
Ep. 8 - "How to Cook Some Chicken Breasts" (Guest: Gary Harrison)
In this week's episode, DJ and Ken talk about how to grill some chicken breasts. They also sit down and chat with Gary Harrison, the Clerk of the Pima County Superior Courts. (Aired August 9th, 2020)
August 09, 2020
Ep. 7: "Let's Talk about How To Make That Perfect Delicious Rub" (Guest: Shawn Radford)
In this week's episode, Ken and DJ are joined by one of Ken's Hardwood BBQ Pit Masters Shawn Radford, as they talk about East Texas BBQ, smoking turkey, and making that perfect delicious rub. Plus, the Pit Masters check-in with "Docta" Andraé Jones.  (Aired August 1st, 2020)
August 01, 2020
Ep. 6 - "How to Make That Perfect Steak" (Guest: Jordan Rowe & George Lovett)
This week Ken and DJ talk about how to make the family happy with that perfect steak. Plus, Ken and DJ welcome two very special guests to the show, Jordan and George from D A Boots BBQ Shop, to share their story about how they got started cooking and their family background.  (Aired July 25th, 2020)
July 25, 2020
Ep. 5 - "How to Create Your Own BBQ Sauce" (Guest: Wilma Sadler-Morton)
This week, Ken and Dion talk about how to make your own BBQ sauce! Plus, Ken welcomes a very special guest his mother, Wilma Sadler-Morton, who gives some special tips on how to make a good meal. Plus an update with Docta Andraé Jones from All About The Win Podcast. (Aired July 18th, 2020)
July 19, 2020
Ep. 4 - "How to Cook and Grill with Wood" (Bob and Beverly Elliot)
In this episode of Get Your BBQ On Ken and DJ talk about cooking with different types of wood and how each one can affect the taste of your meat. Also, Ken is joined by Bob and Beverly Elliot of the Elliot Foundation to talk about their Feed Tucson Event and other charity events that they have helped put on over the years as well as Bev's grilling experience.  (Aired July 11th, 2020)
July 11, 2020
Ep. 3: "How to BBQ the Perfect Ribs" (Guest: Michael McDonald)
This week, Ken and DJ talk about how to BBQ the perfect ribs and the importance of getting to know your grill.  They also welcome a very special guest as Michael McDonald joins us to talk about his experience being the CEO of The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and his BBQ/Grilling Experience.   (Aired July 4th, 2020)
July 07, 2020
Ep. 2: "Creating Your Own BBQ Sauce" (Guest: Dion "Madskills" "DJ" James)
In this episode we are introduced to Ken's co-host, Dion "Madskills" "DJ" James, and talk about creating your own style of BBQ Sauce. They also check in with the "Docta" Andraé Jones to see how his progress has been going. (Aired on June 27th, 2020)
July 02, 2020
Ep. 1: "Prepping Your for the Fourth of July" (Guest: "Docta" Andrae Jones & "Soul Man" G)
Listen now to our first episode of Get Your BBQ On where Ken talks about his experience as a Pit Master and welcomes "Docta" Andrae Jones and Soul Man "G" from All About The Win Podcast as his guest. Can Ken help them get ready for the Fourth of July? (Aired On June 20th, 2020)
July 02, 2020