In 1996, at the lowest point in his life, after moving into motel where he would live with his family for one year, John St. Augustine undertook a miraculous journey as he walked from Upper Michigan to Chicago and back. This journey of a thousand miles became a journey of discovery, a chance for John, whose business ventures had failed, to reinvent himself. It was on this walk that the idea for a radio show came to him; a show that would be a positive voice in a radio world saturated with cynicism and negativity. Despite the fact that he had no experience in radio, a local station gave him a chance; one hour a week for five weeks. That started a career that led to a daily show for 10 award-winning years and 5,000 guests from all walks of life. John's show was created with one underlying goal: to give listeners access to life-changing information that would inspire them to a greater life experience through conversation with extraordinary people.
John St. Augustine has been called "the new voice of America" by veteran broadcaster Bill Kurtis and "the most influential voice on radio" by best-selling author Cheryl Richardson. He is the author of Living an Uncommon Life: Essential Lessons from 21 Extraordinary People, and his next book, Every Moment Matters, will be released in fall 2009. His syndicated one-minute vignette, Powerthoughts!, airs daily on Oprah Radio Radio. He is a frequent contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and a sought-after speaker on human potential and purpose. He's also the senior producer behind Dr. Mehmet Oz's, Jean Chatzky's and Bob Greene's shows on Oprah & Friends Radio.
About John's Show
Imagine eavesdropping in on conversations between some of the most influential thinkers, leaders and experts on personal empowerment in the world, and then calling in to talk with them about your life! If it's about overcoming adversity, beating the odds, reinventing yourself and finding your voice, it's on this show. Hosted by one of the nations most sought-after experts in human potential and purpose, John's real-world experiences are the inspiration that drives this program and can help you reach your full potential no matter what life puts in your path. It's an on-air course in living an uncommon life and motivation by association at its best.
Published on February 17, 2009