MoCo's Most Famous

MoCo's Most Famous

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MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff highlights some of Montgomery County’s best-known people from the world of sports, entertainment and media. Follow us and find out and how the County influenced their careers, and their lives.
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Katie Ledecky Fully Focused on 2020 Tokyo Olympics
At the ripe old age of 15, Katie Ledecky stood atop the highest podium during the medal ceremony at the 2012 London Olympic Games proudly listening to the national anthem after winning her first gold medal. Now 22, Ledecky has five Olympic golds and will be trying to add to her collection next summer at the 2020 Tokyo Games. For Ledecky, it all started in Bethesda getting up in the wee hours of the morning, swimming for local clubs just like lots of other swim kids. But Ledecky's talent and work ethic quickly catapulted her into rarefied air. Friday she will be inducted into the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame. Ledecky is this week's very special guest on MoCo's Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff. Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Subscribe now. #MoCosMostFamous
39:14
September 13, 2019
Legendary High School Football Coach Bob Milloy Discusses His Hall of Fame Career
47 years as head coach at four Montgomery County schools. 405 career wins, the most in Maryland history. Eight state championships. The numbers are startling but only tell part of the story of Bob Milloy, one of the most influential coaches these parts have ever seen. The retired coach came to MCM to discuss the countless players and coaches he has mentored over the decades, his most gratifying victories, most agonizing losses and his latest Hall of Fame induction. He joined Joe Yasharoff for the latest episode of MoCo's Most Famous. Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter.Subscribe now.  #MoCosMostFamous
38:26
August 28, 2019
Mark Ein's Journey From Tournament Ball Boy to Owner
Mark Ein might as well be called DC’s Mr. Tennis. He made his name as an investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist in Washington D.C. but most people know him as the owner of the Washington Kastles, a professional team that won six championships (including five in a row) in World Team Tennis. He is passionate about the game having grown up in Chevy Chase where he captained the tennis team at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Before that, he was a ball boy at the Citi Open and – in a Hollywood script-worthy turn of events – he now owns the tournament that has been played at the courts located 16th and Kennedy for 50 years. Ein and his team have made some creative changes to the fan experience for this year’s Citi Open. He talked about the changes, the mania over 15-year old sensation Coco Gauff and much more in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous. #MoCosMostFamous  Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Subscribe now. Stay up to date on news in Montgomery County.
20:17
July 29, 2019
Springbrook Great, NFL Veteran, Now CEO Shawn Springs
Shawn Springs is one of the best football players to ever come out of Montgomery County. After a decorated career at Springbrook as an All-Met football player and track star, Springs was an All-America at Ohio State and the third overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. A 13-year NFL career was highlighted by playing for Joe Gibbs with the Redskins and one season playing for New England Patriots’ legendary coach Bill Belichick. In the last few years, Springs has mentored current Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins and been busy as the CEO of Windpact, a company trying to make football safer using technology to improve helmets. Springs is this week’s guest on MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.  #MoCosMostFamous  Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Subscribe now. Stay up to date on news in Montgomery County.
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June 10, 2019
Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard
Dr. DeRionne Pollard is not your father’s college president. Not even  close. She’s out, proud and in charge. In her 10th year of leading  Montgomery College, Pollard discusses what the goals of higher education  should be, why community  colleges matter and her go to music artist after a tough day at the  office on this week’s episode of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.  #MoCosMostFamous Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Subscribe now. Stay up to date on news in Montgomery County.
42:41
June 7, 2019
Actor/Comedian and Magruder Graduate Jason Kravits
You may not know his name but chances are you know the face and have seen him on TV over the last several years. Jason Kravits has had roles on many prominent shows like Friends, Curb Your Enthusiam, The Practice, Law and Order, Everybody Loves Raymond, 30 Rock, Blue Bloods and many more. He grew up in Gaithersburg attending Magruder High School then the University of Maryland where he started up an improv group that still exists today. Kravits is back in town this week for a one-man improvised cabaret show at the AMP in Rockville. He joined Joe Yasharoff for this week's episode of MoCo's Most Famous.  #MoCosMostFamous Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Subscribe now. Stay up to date on news in Montgomery County.
46:29
June 3, 2019
MoCo’s Most Famous Takes on the County’s Most Famous Landmark
It’s a building that Washingtonians see every day while driving on the Beltway: the Mormon Temple (actually called the Washington D.C. Temple). Most have never been inside so there’s a mystery attached to it. On this week’s MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff, we try to pull back the curtain and demystify some of the misconceptions about Montgomery County’s most famous and recognizable landmark. We ask the question that everybody wants to know: when will the temple re-open after a lengthy renovation? That plus a discussion about the popular and controversial Broadway play, the Book of Mormon and much more.  Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Subscribe now. Stay up to date on news in Montgomery County.
37:03
May 17, 2019
In Living Color’s Tommy Davidson Relishes Coming Home
Tommy Davidson burst onto the comedy scene in 1990 as part of an ensemble cast which included Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and the Wayans family in the groundbreaking TV show, In Living Color.  That was eight years after graduating from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Davidson still relishes his days in Montgomery County and his five years on the hit show which he discusses along with his favorite impressions on this week’s edition of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.  Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Subscribe now. Stay up to date on news in Montgomery County.
30:30
May 8, 2019
FOX5's Sue Palka Reflects on 33 Years in Montgomery County
Sue Palka has been FOX5's chief weather forecaster for over 33 years. She talks about starting out as a teacher and an actress, the major changes in meteorology over the years and why she loves Montgomery County – on this episode of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.  Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Subscribe now. Stay up to date on news in Montgomery County!
44:28
April 16, 2019
Michael Bobbitt to Leave Adventure Theatre
Michael Bobbitt, artistic director for the Glen Echo-based Adventure Theatre, will take a new position in the Boston area on August 1st. Learn about his 12-year journey with Adventure Theatre, the health of the institution, and Bobbitt’s plans for the future – on MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff. Available now on MyMcMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts, and Twitter.  Subscribe now. Stay up to date on news in Montgomery County!
27:21
March 28, 2019
Johnny Holliday, the Voice of the Terps
The longtime voice of University of Maryland basketball and football, Johnny Holliday, is this week’s guest on MoCo’s Most Famous. Holliday talks about the Terps’ chances in the NCAA Tournament, living in the same house in Montgomery County for almost 50 years and what he likes and doesn’t like about basketball today. Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter.
20:34
March 22, 2019
Potomac’s Maggie Rose Is Singing with Kelly Clarkson and Loving Every Minute of It
Potomac, Md native Maggie Rose takes time out during her country-wide tour to talk with MCM. Hear about sharing the stage with Kelly Clarkson, the inequity of radio play between male and female country singers, and how growing up in Montgomery County influenced her career on this episode of  MoCo's Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.
29:24
March 14, 2019
Inside the ropes on the PGA Tour with Steve Sands
When it comes to golf, NBC Sports and Golf Channel announcer/reporter Steve Sands has seen it all. Sands shares stories about the Tiger Woods’ phenomenon, growing up in Montgomery County and his dream foursome on this episode of MoCo's Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.
37:14
March 11, 2019
When It Comes to Forecasting Bad Weather, Doug Kammerer Says 'Bring It On'
NBC4 chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer, one of the area's most trusted sources when it comes to forecasting bad weather, shares his story about replacing one of his boyhood heroes and the subject of one of his school projects, Bob Ryan, on MoCo's Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff. 
37:44
February 28, 2019
Arch Campbell's Oscar Predictions
Movie critic Arch Campbell on this episode of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff. Arch makes his Oscar predictions, reminisces about the good old days of broadcasting at NBC4 and reveals the back story of that infectious laugh.
46:28
February 22, 2019
John Feinstein pays tribute to baseball great Frank Robinson.
Best-selling author John Feinstein shares personal stories about Hall of Famer Frank Robinson and much more on this episode of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff.
29:24
February 8, 2019
Would Coach Gary Williams Consider a Comeback?
Former University of Maryland head basketball coach Gary Williams lays it all out on the MCM podcast premiere of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff. 
31:29
February 5, 2019
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