Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Interview with Deborah Dachinger, founder & host of "Dare to Dream" radio

Deborah Dachinger has been in the entertainment field since she was a child. After graduating from USC's performing arts school, she went on to act and sing in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. Deborah received acting nominations for Los Angeles Drama Desk Award and was in the "Follies" cast that won the Fringe First Award. Deborah was also a successful motivational speaker who led workshops on achieving "Balance and Life Goals." Her professional voice over work includes the lead in the popular children's cartoon "Life at the Pond, the Big Mouth Bass"; corporate training; animation; PSAs and film narration. Deborah's radio career has spanned several years growing and nurturing her radio program. Deborah is a member of AFTRA and SAG unions, and is a member of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). Her gift is her voice; she came here to live out loud. Her life's work is to utilize her voice to entertain and inspire.

Deborah was kind enough to spend some time answering my questions about her career in radio. Her "Dare to Dream" radio show received the "Editor's Pick: Featured Creators, Intriguing Creator" award and was a nom consideration for the Best Radio Interview Show/AWRT Gracie Awards. "Dare to Dream" has been written about in Yahoo News!, Singapore Star News, and Earth Times.  

Instead of doing a written interview, Deborah answered my questions in her radio studio and sent me an .MP3 file. How cool is that?! Listen to it below. I think within the first thirty seconds, you can tell she has a gift for radio.

Deborah's past notable guests include:

· Alan Watt. Screenwriter, award-winning novelist, L.A.-based writing teacher. "I did 5 interviews with Alan – he is deep, talented and amazing at his profession."

· Cirque du Soleil

· Qi Gong Grand Master Wei Ling Yi (discussed in MP3)

· Sharon Jeffers, "An internationally known life advisor, award winning author, and third-generation clairvoyant who has worked with thousands of people from around the world."

· Richard Florczak, Personal chef to Mel Gibson -- "Sorry, not a popular celebrity at this time! But Richard was amazing, where he came from the dream he had and how he followed it through to the success he has today. He was fun!"

· Areva Martin, Award-winning attorney, author, speaker and television personality. "A gorgeous, articulate, bright woman – we had a beautiful conversation and connection."

· John Lee Hooker Jr. "He is a blues genius. I got to interview him and see his concert and it was a dream come true."

· Jessica Sierra from American Idol, Kristin Cruz/KOST FM, Mike Sakellarides/1260 Retro

Connect with Deborah:

* Listen to the show live at on WEDNESDAYS Noon- 2 PM PT; Thursdays 3-4 PM, Fridays 4-5 PM PT.
* Listen to any archived shows on and on iTunes.
* Listen to the show on Toginet:  
* Deborah's website:
* You Tube videos, under DebOnTheRadio:

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