Monday, January 09, 2006

Inside Muskegon #8 - Tony Lisman

This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Tony Lisman, Owner of the Muskegon Fury, a commentary on the interview, listener feedback and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.

Listen to Inside Muskegon #8

Inside Muskegon #8
0:00-2:36 Introduction
2:37-15:11 Tony Lisman Interview
15:12-20:52 Commentary
20:53-23:11 Listener Feedback
23:12-24:30 Close

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At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Orville V. Crain said...

I have listened to all 8 podcasts. I allow myself a half hour every Mon. am to get my uplift shot for Muskrgon. I have not heard one I did not like. Tony said two things that struck me. 1. He's PROUD to be from Muskegon! 2. Everybody wants to be associated with a winner. Like Tony's players, Muskegon is playing at a high level, but we are about ready to move to the 'big leagues' of cool cities! Podcasts continue to help with that Jason. Once again, GREAT job!

At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the arena is a great sould have more to offer people, such as a sports club. the fury team is a huge part of muskegon. thank you to the fury.

At 10:33 PM, Blogger rdh007 said...

Excellent again. I, too, was impressed by Lisman's pride in Muskegon. Though, in truth, this town has been pretty good to him. If you can make it in the MKG, you can make it anywhere!

At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of the clubhouse idea, but I love it-- creating nightlife alternatives on that stretch of western is a huge step toward getting people downtown again. I hope that the clubhouse comes to fruition.

At 6:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting commentary on hockey. What I thought helped is hearing that you must have a winner to be successful as a business. The Mayhem could learn from that statement.

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent interview. Without the Fury, downtown would have to bring in strangers just to get up to "ghost town". The only problem I see is Fury fans (and I'm one of them) aren't exactly the good looking jet-setters that can turn a downtown around. If we're trying to attract high-end nightclubs and restaurants I'm not sure the Fury Faithful are the crowd that can pull it off.

But putting that aside, The Fury are the best show in town. The action is non-stop, the prices are cheap, the crowd is well behaved, and the team is wining. It's pretty much all Muskegon has going right now.

See you in section 115.


At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

When my wife and I decided to return to the area after living for eight years in Chicago, much hype was floating around Muskegon due to the Muskegon Mall redevelopment, Edison Landing development, Shoreline Drive extension and the retail explosion occurring on Harvey Street, among others. While some of these projects have taken longer than hoped for to come to fruition, it must be remembered that Edison Landing was a heavily contaminated site and the Muskegon Mall occupied a large expanse of land and was expected to take years to develop. These issues are not unique to Muskegon. The Mall site reminds me of Block 37 in Chicago, a city block in the heart of the Chicago central business district bounded by State, Randolph, Washington and Dearborn Streets that sat vacant and undeveloped for over 10 years and upon which development has recently begun.

Chris Kelly, Tony Lisman and you too, Jason, should be commended for your vision and efforts to spread the word about Muskegon and make the downtown a desirable place to live and work. By conducting your business operations in Muskegon, you and many other business owners were willing to take calculated risks for the betterment of the community when you could have easily located your businesses elsewhere. It is my hope that the community show its’ appreciation by supporting those businesses that are making a difference to the downtown Muskegon redevelopment movement.

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the podcasts are both informative and entertaining. As a Muskegon native and someone who likes to spend a lot of time there, it's great to hear such enthusiasm about the future of Muskegon from both you and your interviewees. The podcasts are an innovative way to keep everyone informed about what various folks in the community are thinking about (and already doing) to make the future brighter. We do have to be a little careful about what we wish for though-- Muskegon is already one of the best kept secrets in West Michigan! Congratulations on the WZZM TV exposure, and keep up the great work of promoting Muskegon!

At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am attending Brown College and I graduated from Muskegon High School in 1999. I recently moved out of state to Minnesota to attend college and I love what you are doing this is a great way from me to see what is happening in my hometown and I just wanted to say keep up the good work and cannot wait 4 the next show.


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