Welcome to “Talk About Las Vegas,” featuring Ira David Sternberg talking with the celebrities, entertainers, writers, and personalities who make Las Vegas the most exciting city in the world.
A new show is posted every Monday. Previous shows are archived.
Sternberg’s career includes decades of professional broadcasting as well as public relations, writing and communications. He was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1998.
A sample of the wide variety of guests, by category, who have appeared with Ira:
Lynda Carter, Patrick Kipatrick, Steve Schirripa, Cindy Williams
John Feinstein (QUARTERBACK), James Gavin (Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne and Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee), Shep Gordon (They Call Me SuperMensch), Dave Itzkoff (Robin), James Kaplan (Sinatra The Chairman), Tyler Kepner (K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches), Jim Quinn (DON’T BE AFRAID TO WIN: How Free Agency Changed the Business of Pro Sports),Tom Santopieto (Considering Doris Day), John Waters (Mr. Know-It-All), Richard Zoglin (ELVIS IN VEGAS: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show)
Marty Allen, Louie Anderson, Ben Bailey, Jim Belushi, Jim Breuer, Dick Capri, Adam Corolla, Tom Cotter, Whitney Cummings, Tommy Davidson, Tom Dreesen, Felipe Esparza, Vinnie Favorito, Gallagher, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Green, Shecky Greene, Arsenio Hall, Dom Irrera, Robert Klein, Vicki Lawrence, Jerry Lewis, Carlos Mencia, Bob Newhart, Dat Phan, Don Rickles, Amazing Johnathan, Johnny Sanchez, Wanda Sykes, Augie T, George Wallace, Steven Wright
Elizabeth Blau, Sonia El Nawal, Robert Irvine, Gustav Mauler, Mary Sue Milliken, Rick Moonen, Kirk Peterson, Megan Romano, Angelo Sosa, Alex Stratta, Brian Van Flandern
Mick Foley, Uri Geller, Seth Gold (“Hardcore Pawn”), Jack Hanna, Jeff Kutash, Robin Leach, Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists), James Orr
Bob Anderson, Gordie Brown, Terry Fator, Rich Little
Amazing Johnathan, Lance Burton, Mat Franco, David Goldrake, Mike Hammer, Mac King, Milt Larsen, John Thompson (The Great Tomsoni), Fielding West
Bill Anderson, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Ray Wylie Hubbard, Sammy Kershaw, Willie Nelson, Leann Rimes, Leroy Van Dyke, Jacob Young
Herb Alpert, Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra), Chris Botti, Ann Hampton Callaway, Freddy Cole, Brian Culbertson, Tony Desare, Kurt Elling, Kevin Eubanks, Russ Freeman (The Rippingtons), Clint Holmes, Ben Jaffe (Preservation Hall), Morgan James, Dave Koz, Ottmar Liebert, Jane Monheit, Jean Luc Ponty, Jimmy Mulidore, David Sanborn, Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, Vonda Shepard, Diane Schuur, Doc Severinsen, Omar Sosa, Billy Stritch, Lao Tizer, Steve Tyrell, Kamasi Washington
Gerald Alston (lead singer with The Manhattans), Lucie Arnaz, Frankie Avalon, Debby Boone, Pat Boone, La La Brooks (former lead singer of the Crystals), Paul Byrom, Emilio Castillo (Tower of Power), Chubby Checker, Lou Christie, Sonny Charles, Judy Collings, Barbara Cook, Rita Coolidge, Christopher Cross, James Darren, Billy Davis Jr., Marilyn McCoo, Taylor Dane, King Errisson, Connie Francis, Crystal Gayle, Carl Giammarese (The Buckinghams), Billy Gilman, Cuba Gooding Sr., Matt Goss, Terry Johnson (The Flamingos), Jack Jones, Florence LaRue, Kenny Lattimore, Brenda Lee, Gary Lewis (Gary Lewis and The Playboys), Deana Martin, Don McLean, Peter Nero, Aaron Neville, Perter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Tony Orlando, Gary Puckett, Helen Reddy, Martha Reeves (Martha and The Vandellas), Shirley Alston Reeves, Tommy Roe, Paul Shaffer, Sonny Turner (former lead singer of The Platters), Bobby Vinton, Mary Wilson, Weird Al Yankovic
Rachel Bolan (Skid Row),), Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Dick Dale, Rick Derringer, Dion, Traci Guns, Wanda Jackson, Tommy James (Tommy James and the Shondells), Mike Love (Beach Boys), Ted Nugent, Alan Parsons (The Alan Parsons Project), John Payne (Asia), Garry Peterson (The Guess Who), Graham Russell (Air Supply), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Ronnie Spector, Mike Reno (Loverboy), Gary Talley (Box Tops, Dweezil Zappa
TRAVEL & TOURISM
Guy Antognelli (Deputy General Manager, Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority); Bill Boyd (Executive Chairman and co-founder of Boyd Gaming Corporation), Pat Christenson (President, Las Vegas Events), Oscar Goodman (former Mayor of Las Vegas and chairman of the LVCVA host committee), Nathan Lump (Editorial Director of the Time Inc. Luxury & Lifestyle Group and Editor-in-Chief of Travel + Leisure), Tina Quigley (CEO, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada), Rossie Ralenkotter (President and CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority)
MUSEUMS & CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
Rob McCoy (president & CEO of The Neon Museum), Jonathan Ullman (Executive Director and CEO of The Mob Museum), Tim Arnold (Founder, Pinball Hall of Fame)