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Porch Tour #3 The Kennedy Coup with the Aversas

July 31, 2018

It’s the third porch tour in the West Hills thanks to J & D Waterproofing and Remodeling.  The fine folks who own and operate the Stroll Inn host the jagoffs on their porch… and what company they keep!  Kiya Tomlin, clothing royalty discusses her fashion empire move, Jim Doc Mendelson, chats about his new book “Life Lessons” about his life behind the bar, Kennywood PR Director Nick Paradise talks about the newest rides like Thomas and Friends and the 2019 Steel Curtain.  Plus, musical guests include Johnny Angel and Mike Vale of Tommy James and the Shondells to give a glimpse of what to expect at the Palace Theater show.

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Total Sports Enterprises, located at the mall at Robinson, is gearing up for Steeler signings this fall.  Morgan Burnett, Vance McDonald, Chris Boswell and Marcus Allen will kick off the signing season on September 15 at the Mall at Robinson. Plus, enjoy multiple athlete signings the Saturday before every home game. Meet, greet and get pieces signed all season long thanks to Total Sports Enterprises.  Visit for more details on signings and for all of your black and gold needs.

Question of the Day

We get to interview a famous fashionista, an amusement park guru, a buzzed about author and some music icons—all from Pittsburgh. If you could interview a unique Pittsburgher who would it be and why?

01:10 Opening

The jagoffs competed with the sounds of the powerboats to recap the splendor of the water competitions on the three rivers at the EQT Three Rivers Regatta 2018.

The Ya Jagoff podcast doesn’t want to leave listeners green with envy as we prepare for the Irish Festival THIS September at the Riverplex at Sandcastle.  Enjoy custom and tradition at its finest while listening to national local Irish performers including a visit from international sensations, The Screaming Orphans.  Plus eat, drink, shop, dance, and do some Ancient Celtic Axe Throwing as we celebrate all things Irish.  Join us September 7th-9th at the Riverplex at Sandcastle as we celebrate the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. Visit for details and ticket information. Best part – you don’t have to be Irish to have fun at the Festival!

02:46 Aversa fam

Estelle, Alex, daughter Alexis and grandson Paxton welcome John and Rachael to their spacious back patio and discuss jagoffs and restaurant life since they are three generations of owners and workers at the Stroll Inn.

08:20 Doc Mendelson

The almost famous bar therapist discusses years of stories and personalities of people who contributed to his relationship book.Thanks to his listening skills behind the bar, his book will serve as a couple’s wealth of knowledge.

19:50 Kiya Tomlin

The fashionista discusses her brand name change for “Uptown” to “Kiya Tomlin,” her relocation to Etna and vertical integration of the business.Plus she invites ys all to her upcoming Ladies’ tailgate (August 18) to kick off the Steelers 2018 season and introduce the “Game Day Collection.”

35:49 Nick Paradise

With sooooo much happening at Kennywood, from Thomas Town to the Steel Curtain, we find out how the ideas transpire as the thrill seekers celebrate 12o year sof roller coasters and memories. Find out what Nick is commonly asked at parties!

46:03 Johnny Angel and Mike Vale

Pittsburgh music resurgence continues, but these iconic musicians reflect on how music transpired in the 60’s.  Hear how “Mony Mony” came to be and learn about tickets to the August 4th salute to the troops show at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.

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