John Tesh

John Tesh

Six music Emmys, two Grammy nominations, four gold records, seven Public Television specials and 8 million records sold. After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh’s recording and live concert career continues to thrive today.

In JOHN TESH: SONGS AND STORIES FROM THE GRAND PIANO, the beloved pianist, composer and Emmy Award-winning radio and TV host reminisces about his life and 25-year career through music, pictures and hilarious anecdotes. Tesh reveals how he got his first job in radio, the enduring impact of his Olympics theme song, and the story behind that infamous Red Rocks Live performance in the driving rain. Featuring appearances by John’s daughter Prima and son Gib, John also tells of his recent battle with cancer, and gives an inspiring meditation on persistence, grit, purpose and the importance of faith and family.

Whether at the solo piano, with a 12-piece ‘big band’ or an 80 piece orchestra, Tesh’s ability to create a unique journey for concert fans with music and storytelling has taken him from the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Coliseum in Rome to Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. John’s live television concerts, including the seminal ‘Live at Red Rocks,’ have raised millions of dollars for Public Television.

Tesh’s consistent popularity as a TV and Radio broadcaster has only amplified the personal connection with his loyal tribe of fans who get to listen to him 6 days a week on the ‘Intelligence For Your Life’ radio and multi-platform programs. The radio show alone amasses 40 million gross impressions/per week. John’s Facebook page has a weekly reach of 20 million to 25 million engagements/week. Tesh and his marketing team regularly utilize these robust platforms to promote his live concert performances.

Twenty five years and 50 plus recordings into his multi-faceted, ever-evolving musical and broadcast career, John Tesh’s highly successful and varied career path also includes a string of #1 radio hits, a Keyboard Magazine Performance award, 12 years as an investigative journalist for the CBS TV Network, a 10-year run as anchor on Entertainment Tonight, broadcast host and music composer for the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games, and the unique distinction of composing what critics have hailed as “The greatest sports theme song in television history,” the NBC SPORTS’ NBA Basketball Theme.

A self-proclaimed school “band geek” playing trumpet in marching and jazz bands in junior high and high school, Tesh was proficient on the trumpet and piano from the age of six. He studied privately with classical and jazz instructors in NY, and was named to the New York State Symphonic Orchestra in high school while also playing Hammond B3 in 3 Long Island rock bands.

Win tickets to Straight No Chaser

Win tickets to Straight No Chaser

Listen to Storm N. Norman all this week to play the Five Question Quiz before 8am for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Straight No Chaser at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, August 8!

Get all Five Questions right and you also get the cash. Call the WEBE 108 Contest Line at 800-WEBE-108 to play and win.

Tickets are on sale through ticketmaster.com.

Brought to you by WEBE 108 and Mohegan Sun.

Masks required at all times. Before your visit, please see the detailed list of Arena safety protocols at mohegansun.com/arena-policies. Be Social. Be Safe.

WEBE Wellness: What To Do With Masks When The Pandemic Is Over

WEBE Wellness: What To Do With Masks When The Pandemic Is Over

When everyone’s vaccinated and the pandemic is finally over, what are you going to do with your masks? Well don’t throw them away – because they may still come in very handy! There’s going to be a few times a year when you may want to bring the mask back.

Flu season will still happen, and people will still get sick – and wearing a mask will help protect you and protect others if you happen to get sick.

Eventually we’ll return to being at events in crowded, indoor spaces, and if there’s poor ventilation, catching things like the common cold will be – well – common. So, a mask will help.

It’s hard to admit that there is that chance COVID never goes away, so if there’s new variants or if you want to protect yourself before booster vaccines arrive, you’ll be able to mask yourself.

Finally, when you travel. Wearing a mask in the airport, and on the plane, and when you’re traveling somewhere that’s higher risk, you’ll want to bring that mask.

So don’t get rid of them just because restrictions may come to an end.

Image Credit: Cylonphoto / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Things to Know Friday May 7th

Things to Know Friday May 7th

University of Hartford Board of Regents votes to drop athletics to Division III CT Post

Friend of Bush family in CT says Jonathan Bush, dead at 89, had ‘a fabulous presence’ CT Post

9 Connecticut towns that tell the story of where people moved during the pandemic CT Post

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death WFSB

Hershey Company recalls some of its chocolate shell topping WFSB

40-unit elderly housing development in Norwalk proposed by local developer The Hour

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reposts Black Rock musician on Instagram The Hour

Report: CT vaccine clinic shut down after surprise investigation Stamford Advocate

Pfizer submits Biologics License Application for full FDA approval of COVID vaccine WTNH

Norwalk Zoners consider Monroe Street plan for 150 apartments, retail and restaurants Nancy on Norwalk

Photo Credit: Reuters/Barbara Perenic/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports

WEBE Wellness: Make Water Even More Hydrating

WEBE Wellness: Make Water Even More Hydrating

Whether or not this summer will be a hot one – and let’s hope it’s not! – it will get warmer, and you will need to hydrate more. It’s simple – if you sweat more, you need to hydrate more.

The best way to do that is to drink more water – but did you know you can make your water even more hydrating! There are a few things you can add to your water to boost it’s hydration!

Cucumber is a great addition – if you look closely, you’ll notice the seeds are sort in a slime, but it’s actually a gel of water – sort of a combination of solid and liquid, and it’ll double your glass of water’s hydration!

Chia seeds also contain gel water, and they’ll actually give you a fiber boost – they’ll clump together in the water for a tasty treat!

It may seem counter-intuitive, but sea salt will help replace the sodium that you lose when you sweat in hot weather. You’ll actually absorb more water!

Lemon can help with minerals you lose when it’s hot like potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.

And while most of us will go for a watermelon to add to water, apples have more hydration benefits – apples contain up to 86% water.

Start adding these treats now so when this summer comes, you’ll be super hydrated! And refreshed too!

Image Credit: Dzurag / iStock / Getty Images Plus

WEBE Wellness: For A Longer Life, It’s Time To Get Moving!

WEBE Wellness: For A Longer Life, It’s Time To Get Moving!

If you want to live longer, sitting behind a desk or behind the wheel all day isn’t helping – you need daily movement! And it doesn’t require an expensive gym membership – you can start simple and add more movement right into your everyday life!

Some tips to help get your moving:

Keep your shoes by the door – if you keep seeing those walking shoes, that constant reminder will help you to get up and get moving!

Make walking plans with friends – if you agree on a set date and time, your friend will expect you to keep that date; you wouldn’t just be ditching on the exercise, you’d be ditching on your friend – and you certainly don’t want to do that!

Take meetings on the road – instead of sitting in a Zoom meeting, dial in and take the meeting with you – it’s the perfect way to multitask!

Finally, find an activity you like – you might not like the idea of running a marathon, but you might like the idea of a nature walk – find what you want to do, and you’ll be more likely to continue doing it!

The bottom line is movement is the key to longevity – so it’s time to get moving!

Image Credit: kieferpix / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Things to Know Wednesday May 5th

Things to Know Wednesday May 5th

CT House votes to grant all adoptees access to birth records CT Post

US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century CT Post

Sound Tigers drop online hints toward name change CT Post

Rain, with potential thunder, on tap for Wednesday WFSB

State officials marking World Asthma Day by calls to cut carbon pollution WFSB

Coffee shop ATM burglary suspect arrested by Milford police WFSB

COVID hospitalizations reach six-month low in CT. Experts say it means vaccines are working. The Hour

Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4 The Hour

New Canaan superintendent says outdoor graduation, ‘prom-ish’ events in the works Stamford Advocate

As demand for vaccines wanes, Stamford turns to walk-up and door-to-door vaccinations Stamford Advocate