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. He also is host of “Ira’s Everything Bagel,” (https://iraseverythingbagel.com/) schmeared with intriguing people who talk about their passions, pursuits, and points of view.
He previously hosted a long-running weekly talk show, “Las Vegas Notebook.”
Ira is president of IDS Creative Communications, Inc. a public relations and consulting firm. He served as vice president of communications and community relations for the Las Vegas Hilton for five years (2004-2009).
Prior to joining the Las Vegas Hilton in 2004, he was deputy chief of staff and director of communications for Lt. Gov. Lorraine T. Hunt.
He was director of public relations at the Tropicana from 1986-97 and director of marketing for the Downtown Progress Association from 1984-86.
A sample of the wide variety of guests, by category, who have appeared with Ira:
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)
Louie Anderson, Ben Bailey, Jim Belushi, Jim Breuer, Dana Carvey, Henry Cho, Adam Corolla, Tom Cotter, Whitney Cummings, Tommy Davidson, Nick Di Paolo, Felipe Esparza, Whoopi Goldberg, Shecky Greene, Arsenio Hall, Dom Irrera, ISMO, Robert Klein, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, Carlos Mencia, Bob Newhart, Dat Phan, Joe Piscopo, Johnny Sanchez, Amy Schumer, Brad Sherwood, Craig Shoemaker, 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
Bob Anderson, Gordie Brown, Terry Fator, Rich Little
Amazing Johnathan, Bill Blagg, Lance Burton, Mat Franco, David Goldrake, Mike Hammer, Mac King, Jen Kramer, Milt Larsen, Douglas “Lefty” Leferovich, Adam London, Murray the Magician, Piff The Magic Dragon, Shin Lim, John Thompson (The Great Tomsoni), Fielding West
Bill Anderson, EmiSunshine, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Ray Wylie Hubbard, Sammy Kershaw, Willie Nelson, Sam Riddle, Leann Rimes, Leroy Van Dyke, Jacob Young
Herb Alpert, Scotty Barnhart (Count Basie Orchestra), Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra), Tony Bennett, 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, Jonathan Karrant, Dave Koz, Ottmar Liebert, Jane Monheit, Brian Newman, 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, Martha Reeves (Martha and The Vandellas), Shirley Alston Reeves, Tommy Roe, Paul Shaffer, Sonny Turner (former lead singer of The Platters), Bobby Vinton, Weird Al Yankovic
Art Alexakis (Everclear), Rachel Bolan (Skid Row),), Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Dick Dale, Rick Derringer, Dion, Roger Earl (Foghat), Brian “Damage” Forsythe (KIX), Tracii Guns, Wanda Jackson, Tommy James (Tommy James and the Shondells), Mike Love (Beach Boys), Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart), 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