Hosted by Jessica Johns & Joey Mirabella
Sometimes in life, you just need a ‘Reality Check’
Every Wednesday night 9 PM PST | 12 AM EST come test the waters and climb into the rabbit hole with Jessica Johns and Joey Mirabella.
We live in a world surrounded by the unexplained as well as fabricated lies. Step into the minds of two hosts willing to speak the truth no matter what lines they may cross. Reality Check is not your packaged propaganda type show….no it will cover everything from the paranormal to conspiracies.
This will be one hour of radio you can’t afford to miss. Stop by starting January 20, 2016 for your weekly dose of reality. Reality Check hosted by Jessica Johns and Joey Mirabella. The truth starts here!
Imagine you're back in elementary school at the annual book fair. What books are you picking out? I was always the weird kid in the R.L. Stine section picking out Goosebumps, Fear Street, and other books on ghostly stories. I continued to have interest in books on the paranormal throughout my entire adult life.
When I was 16 years old my grandfather died, I remember feeling his presence in my hotel room the night before his funeral. Eight years later, I was in the middle of an investigation in Norcross, Georgia with a psychic, now mind you I'm a huge skeptic when it comes to psychic, but this woman was spot on. She came to me and described in detail everything that had happened to me that night. Her next words to me would resonate with me forever. She said that my grandfather had a message for me and it was about my purpose in life. According to her, my grandfather said my purpose in life was to continue my work in the paranormal because I was meant for great things.
Being from the south, I realized the best paranormal hot spots were the historic battlefields like Chickamauga and Kennesaw Mountain as well as Civil War POW camps like Andersonville Prison Camp in Americus, Georgia. What always started as a hunt for the spirits of the war turned into seeking history and the hidden truths of yesteryear that give us a new appreciation for American History. Each time I stepped out onto the battlefield I would ask myself, "what can the spirits tell us that our history books aren't?"
In 2011, I opened up my very own Historic Ghost Tour in a very small town in Georgia with Gold Rush history. I called it The Ghosts and Gold Historic Villa Rica Ghost Tour. This small town had so much little known history about the first gold rush in American history as well as ties to one of the biggest soda companies in the world; Coca-Cola. To this day, that tour has been my biggest accomplishment.
In 2012 I moved to the city of Las Vegas and eventually continued my paranormal quest on a little radio show called Paranormal and Beyond in 2013. Nearly a year later, the show went on hiatus and I found myself on a break as well. A few months ago, I was approached by the drummer in popular local band about getting back in the radio. That weighed pretty heavy on me because he was right. It’s time. I'm ready. I cannot wait to join the adventures with the KCOR Digital Radio Family!
Born and raised in Westchester, New York, I grew up with a ton of creative energy and a natural talent for piano, comedy, and writing. I attended the University at Albany in upstate New York, where I studied journalism and business. Throughout the course of my education, I completed a 5-month Radio Production Internship at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, as well as news anchoring and hosting a talk and debate show my senior year on Albany’s Student Television Network. After graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism, I felt that the more creative side of my personality had taken over, which led me out to Los Angeles to pursue acting, stand-up comedy, and music. I quickly realized however, that my true passion lied elsewhere…
Have you ever had the overwhelming sensation that you’re out of place in this world? Or maybe felt yourself questioning reality, feeling as though something’s just not quite right…that there has got to be much more to life than what’s put right in front us? Well since I was a kid, I’ve always had that strange, compelling feeling. I’m also a huge movie buff, particularly within the horror genre. However, the more and more I saw such tragic and terrible things happening in real life, the more I realized that the true horror story was taking place right before our eyes in real time.
The psychology of humanity and how the media influences us is something that always caught my interest. I had taken a few courses on it in college, but also found myself reading books and looking online for as much information as I could in my own time. I realized that understanding the human mind is arguably the most important skill an individual can have, especially when you see all of the sick and twisted things that are going on in our world. I was always trying to understand WHY people did these things. Something just doesn’t add up…
Following the route that the Universe had seemed to distinctively be taking me on, I had driven across the country 3 times. Throughout these travels and through my personal research from living all over the place, I had started to get a lot more than I bargained for. Piece by piece I had been finding out information about what’s really going on behind the scenes in our own government and in the world in general. I quickly learned that with this obscured global crisis looming, what we think we’ve seen isn’t what we’ve actually gotten.
Now, with a genuine interest in uncovering the greater truth to life and beyond, I jumped at the opportunity to work with my co-host Jessica when she asked me to do a radio show with her. After a long hiatus in the next step of the wild ride that life has taken me on so far, it’s time to get back on track. The truth IS out there! Now it’s time to expose it and show the world what we’ve found and where to look for it. I’m excited to be a part of the KCOR Digital Radio Family!!
THIS WEEK'S GUEST
Easy 8’s are a Las Vegas-based country rock band, formed in 2011 by Steve Bonacci, one of sin city’s most sought-after bass guitarists, in an effort to showcase the songwriting of his father, retired Las Vegas musician Jeff Bonacci.
In order to provide a solid foundation for Jeff Bonacci’s socially aware and classic country-themed songs, which he has been crafting for 35 years, Steve recruited an A-list team of players from the hottest Las Vegas showrooms and grittiest dive bars, including swaggering Nashville native Chad Givens on lead vocal duties.
In reviewing Easy 8’s 2012 debut LP “There’s No Easy Eights” American Songwriter Magazine described the band as “hit-makers worthy of Music Row.” And while the hook-driven, clean production of Easy 8’s recordings could easily find the band’s tunes playing alongside Jason Aldean or Eric Church on pop country radio, the Easy 8’s live experience, with the blazing, double lead guitar assault of Johnny Douglas, and Tony Kouns, is reminiscent of classic rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd or even contemporary alt-country heavyweights Drive-By Truckers.
Easy 8’s have appeared live at Life is Beautiful Music Festival, Las Vegas’s premier honky tonk Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, a Gibson Guitars artist showcase, and other select performances permitted by the individual members’ busy schedules.
Easy 8’s second album, “Left, Right, in the Middle,” is scheduled to be released late 2015