Alan Stock is one of the most popular talk show hosts in Las Vegas, and acts as a Keynote Speaker and Master of Ceremonies for conventions, as well as community/political/philanthropic organizations.
Talkers Magazine (www.talkers.com), the bible of the talk radio industry, has named Alan Stock as one of the 100 most influential talk radio hosts in American for fourteen straight years. Radio and Records also named Alan one of six top local talk personalities in the nation. Alan has been the recipient of three Electronic Media Awards and was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame in 2003.
Alan has interviewed dignitaries, stars, entertainers, and politicians. Among others, Alan has interviewed Paul Anka, Mickey Rooney, Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, The Righteous Brothers, Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles, Ted Nugent, Bo Diddley, Roy Clark, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Loggins, The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward and even mime, Marcel Marceau; also Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dion DiMucci, Frankie Valli, and Johnny Otis among others. The list of politicians and dignitaries includes President Barack Obama, Business and President candidate Herman Cain, Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas Mayor Caroline Goodman, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, U.S. Senator Harry Reid, U.S. Senator Dean Heller, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, political blogger Andrew Breitbart, Charles Krauthammer, Sean Hannity, Shepard Smith, artist Peter Max, John Voight, Rita Crosby and many others.
Alan has, also, appeared as a politcal pundit on MSNBC, CNN, and numerous times on Sean Hannity’s Great American Panel.
While Alan has worked in the television and radio industry for almost 30 years, his career didn’t begin with the media.
Alan worked in the filed of pyschotherapy for 10 years. His specialties included working with poly-abuse drug addicts. He relied on creative training and employed the techniques of role-playing and psychodrama.
Alan’s radio career has taken him from Santa Rosa to San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco. In June of 1999, Alan was hired as the afternoon drive time host at the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the first eighteen months, afternoon ratings quadrupled. In the fall of 2001, Alan became the morning drive talk host. Today he is the star of mornings at Newstalk 720, KDWN and remains the most popular local talk show figure in Las Vegas.
Alan is a proud member of VFW Post 1753, and for the past 14 years has been the Master of Ceremonies for the annual Veterans’ Day Parade in Las Vegas, the second largest Veterans’ Day Parade in the nation.
Alan graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University and a Masters Degree from California State University at Dominguez Hills. Alan and his wife Rhonda were childhood sweethearts and have been married for 44 years. They twin daughters, a great son-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters…and a Shiranian (Shih Tzu/Pomeranian) pooch named Daisy.
Alan will deliver an enthralling account of his time in Las Vegas, the vents and people who shaped the news and he’ll discuss the political and entertainment side of this popular tourist Mecca and he’ll shape his talk to the interests of the particular audience. Among the issues Alan addresses are his twelve year relationship with Mayor Oscar Goodman, his battles with the unions, the downfall and imprisonment of four Clark County Commissioners and the rise and fall of a U.S. Senator who was caught in flagrante delicto with his wife’s best friend.