December 2014 Podcast: The Year In Review With Greg Akers

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 12th 2014 2445 0

On this month's I Love Memphis Podcast, my cohost Kevin Cerrito and I do something a little different. We invited Greg Akers, managing editor of the Memphis Business Journal, to join us as a panelist to go over the highlights of 2014 rather than our usual segments and interview. Scroll down just a smidge to listen right here.

Listen to find out what Kevin, Greg, and I will remember most about 2014. What did we forget? Tweet @ilovememphis or @cerrito, tag #ILMPodcast, comment on this post, or email me here.

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Here are some links to things and people we refer to on the December 2014 A Year In Review Podcast: 
Foodnado Post from January 2014
Update to Foodnado from September 2014
High Cotton Taproom Opens
Fresh Market Midtown is Super Fresh
A Look Inside Henny Penny Mobile Boutique
National Civil Rights Museum Reopens
Shelby Farms Gets Started on The Heart of the Park
Beale Street Landing Opens (Flickr Gallery)
Indie Memphis Film Festival 2014
Opera Memphis Ghosts of Crosstown
New I Love Memphis Mural
Prince Mongo on American Pickers
Chef Logan on Master Chef Jr., Mo Bridges on Shark Tank
Time Warp Drive-In, On Location Memphis, Hallelujah screening at the Brooks
Hold Steady album
Amy LaVere album release and Levitt Shell show, Lord T & Eloise at Thursdays Squared
The Royals Visit Memphis, John Stamos and Rob Lowe at the Memphis Airport
Li'l Buck On The Cover of WSJ Magazine
Adam The Poet Gets Memphis Famous
Tigers Football Is Awesome
Tennessee Brewery UnTapped
I Love Memphis Birthday Party
Kevin and Holly Launch the I Love Memphis Podcast
Memphis Business Journal's Pun-tastic Best BBQ Bracket Winner
– Nominate a project for the MBJ's Building Memphis Awards 

We couldn't do this alone. Here are some lovely folks we'd like to thank. 

– Johnny Hardin aka Johnny Radio aka Johnny Podcast, Production Director at WUMR U92 FM for production, editing, and in-studio entertainment, especially for the extra work he did on this particular podcast.
– Malvin Massey, General Manager at WUMR U92 FM at The University of Memphis for use of facilities 
– Rick Trotter, announcer for the Memphis Grizzlies, for generously offering his amazing voice work
– Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau (my employer) for supporting the I Love Memphis blog and podcast
Greg Akers, for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk about 2014 with us
– Hope Clayburn, for making soulful funky tunes like "Love is on the Way", which we sample on the podcast

Finally, we have to give a huge thanks to Billy Nation and Andrew Lebowitz from the Creative Memphis Podcast. They let us take over their home recording studio for an entire evening to record. Go here to listen to them biweekly


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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