NIC January Meeting
Intelligence For Your Life with John Tesh
From his early days, it was clear that John Tesh’s path to success was anything but certain. Suspended from college for forging a professor’s signature while trying to change majors, and kicked out of his family home, a young John found himself living in a tent in a North Carolina public park. He soon talked his way into a part-time job at the local radio station and parlayed it into a meteoric career in journalism: from serving as an award-winning CBS News correspondent in Nashville and New York City, to hosting network coverage of international sporting events (1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, Tour de France, Wimbledon), and eventually becoming co-host of Entertainment Tonight—a gig that ended up lasting a decade.
An aspiring musician as well, John self-produced an album that went on to sell only one thousand copies. Determined, he and his wife Connie Sellecca took a huge financial risk and created a television special, John Tesh: Live at Red Rocks, which went on to become one of the most successful public television specials ever. Given the incredible success of the special, Tesh walked away from his seven-figure TV job and launched into a full-time music career that earned him six Emmy Awards, 4 Gold albums, 8 million records sold, sold out concert tours and an induction into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
As a composer, John also has the unique distinction of creating what many have hailed as “the greatest sports theme in television history” for NBC Sports basketball: “Roundball Rock.” The song was brought back as part of NBC Television’s coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.
Not content to stop there, Tesh and his wife created a self-syndicated radio show, The John Tesh Radio Show-Intelligence For Your Life in 1999 as a lifestyle program that offers advice and expert opinions on topics such as health, finance, relationships, careers, and family. Originally heard only on weekends, the show has grown to become an internationally syndicated radio powerhouse that is heard daily on over 300 radio stations across the USA, the UK, and around the world on American Forces Radio Network. The five-hour-long program is broadcast in all time slots and features a unique combination of expert advice and personal development content on the subjects that are important to listeners and their families– all surrounded by listeners’ favorite music on multiple radio formats including Adult Contemporary, Hot AC, Classic Hits, Urban, and Oldies. Today, The John Tesh Radio Show & Intelligence For Your Life brand amasses over 34 million gross impressions per week, while John’s Facebook page delivers 15-20 million engagements per week.
In 2020, Tesh published his memoir, Relentless: Unleashing a Life of Purpose, Grit, and Faith, which revealed how he overcame a terminal cancer diagnosis by relying on the steadfast determination and grit that have been the hallmarks of his life and career.
In 2021, Tesh launched The Warrior Mindset, a live, 24/7 app offering instant streaming access to self-help content and a place where subscribers can connect directly with Tesh for life coaching. The service will be available on Apple TV, Android, Roku and Fire TV..
|Venue||Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube|
|Started||Wed January 19th 2022, 08:00pm EST|
|Ended||Wed January 19th 2022, 09.30pm EST|