We Americans have a unique relationship with our lawns. We’ll do whatever it it takes to make our lawn look the best in the neighborhood. If you feel the relationship between you and your lawn is beginning to wilt, let it grow! Listen to Turf’s Up Radio on 107.7 The Bronc and WBZT 1230 AM from West Palm Beach, Florida, and on iHeart Radio
Every Saturday morning at 9 a.m., Darren Gruner of KentuckyBlue.com will offer you free, economical advice on how to transform your lawn from an ugly, dull brown to a beautiful golf course green; helpful hints on how to escape your old hardscape and expert, innovative ideas on how to make your neighbors envious of your landscape.
Turf’s Up Radio is proudly sponsored by The Furniture Mill, 1536 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing NJ.
Meet The Host and Producers
(Host) Darren Gruner, Darren Gruner grew up in the landscaping industry. Mowing lawns, installing and trimming shrubs for extra cash, while at the age of 11, would only solidify his career path. Once he fell in love with maintaining the great outdoors, he realized his passion for wanting to improve it. That’s when he founded Kentucky Blue, his pride and joy.
Kentucky Blue was born only a few short months before Darren graduated high school in 1982. Not wanting to wait until he graduated college, Darren found a way to manage both. While he was learning academics as an undergraduate, his biggest lessons learned were through running his business. There he was able to develop polished business skills which keeps his company running after 30 years. He learned and has proved to have amazing people skills as well. Developing and maintaining numerous relationships along the way, many are still leaning on him for landscape advice.
Darren’s keen eye for design and innovative ideas have won him bids to improve and manage million dollar projects throughout his career. His work has also been showcased in magazine centerfolds and instructional pieces for “Do it yourselfers” and for those learning a new trade. Like his two children, his favorite accomplishments have only come naturally to him. Doing what he knows best is living and breathing turf management and landscape design. Now, through Turfs up radio, he gets to do what we all dream of doing. Every Saturday morning he comes to the station to help his listeners find easier, more affordable ways to improve their outdoor living by talking and sharing about his career, live on the radio.
(Co-host/Producer) Andrew Zayicek is a Radio, Television and Film major who first semester announced color commentating for the Rider University Mens Ice Hockey team. He had the opportunity to interview the ice hockey team between periods and the coach before each game. He is also involved with RUN TV where he works on a show called Rider Sports Spot. Andrew works for Bronc Vision where he films Sports games in the Alumni Gym. He is the co-host on his radio show called Football Talk which is on The Bronc every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Andrew also has a new radio show called Sunday Mass which airs every Sunday at 8p.m. He enjoys all sports especially hockey, soccer and baseball and hopes to get a well paying job so he can travel the around the world after he gets his degree in 2018.
(Co-host/Producer) Matt St. Onge is majoring in Digital Media. He is very excited to be a member of the 107.7 The Bronc Exec Staff. He enjoys the atmosphere and work ethic that he finds inside the station. He wants to one day do programming work or on-air work for a large market radio station. He enjoys listening to Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, and Country music. He also loves being part of radio shows at The Bronc, such as Shibby Shack, “Sunday Mass,” and Redneck Radio. He would be nothing without his little baby Morkie, Coco Chanel. And no, he did not pick that name.