Tune in weekly as the cast of KMA Radio invite your favorite Cigar Manufacturers & Personalities on the show. Listen in and see what they are up to and what they have planned.
Episode 18 - Guillermo Leon29/10/2011 Duration: 01h47min
Guest Guillermo Leon: Listen in as we chat with the 5th generation President of the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic, the La Aurora Factory which began in 1903. Hear of Guillermo's extensive family history in bringing their excellent quality of Dominican cigars to the four corners of the world.
Episode 17 - Clay Roberts22/10/2011 Duration: 01h47min
Guest Clay Roberts: The Vice President of A.J. Fernandez Cigars, makers of San Lotano Cigars, will banter about the rising demand for their San Lotano Cigars and what we can expect to come from A.J. Fernandez.
Episode 16 - Gary Hyams15/10/2011 Duration: 01h49min
Guest Gary Hyams: Meet the new CEO & President of Gurkha. The former Chairman of C.A.O. International has over 30 years in the industry. Listen in as we find out how he plans to take Gurkha to the next level.
Episode 15 - Terrence Reilly08/10/2011 Duration: 01h49min
Guest Terrence Reilly: At the helm of S.A.G. Imports, makers of Fonseca, Quesada, & Casa Magna. Meet the young entrepreneur making waves and taking his Family's Business to the Next level.
Episode 14 - Christian Eiroa01/10/2011 Duration: 01h47min
Guest Christian Eiroa: Taking the Camacho Cigars family business to it's height of success, Christian reflects on his life and future since Davidoff's acquisition of their company.
Episode 13 - Michael Gianini17/09/2011 Duration: 40min
Guest Michael Giannini: Join us as we take an introspective look at the world renowned brand la Gloria Cubana with Team Director Michael Giannini. We will find out how the departure of the brand's founder, Ernesto Perez Carillo, has effected the production and development of La Gloria Cubana brand.
Episode 12 - Nestor Miranda10/09/2011 Duration: 58min
Guest Nestor Miranda: Join us as we chat with "The most interesting man in the cigar industry" and see what he is all about. Listen is as we discuss all the new cigars from the Miami Cigar Company and see what is in store for us in the future.
Episode 11 - Kurt Van Keppel03/09/2011 Duration: 59min
Guest Kurt Van Keppel: The accessory market never knew what hit it when Xikar came into the industry with their top of the line innovative products that were guaranteed for life. Listen in ask we discuss the path Xikar has taken with company president Kurt Van Keppel and see what is in store for us from Xikar in the years to come.
Episode 10 - Carlos Fuente Jr.27/08/2011 Duration: 59min
Guest Carlos Fuente Jr.: Over sixteen years since the introduction of the Fuente Fuente Opus X, Carlos Fuente Jr. shares the impact of the band to the industry and the Fuente family. Listen in as he explore the history behind the Fuente family and examine their place in the marketplace today.
Episode 09 - Rocky Patel20/08/2011 Duration: 58min
Guest Rocky Patel: From LA entertainment lawyer and one of the original founding members of the Grand Havana Club to Cigar Industry Barron, Rocky Patel continues to reinvent himself. Leaving his lucrative practice for the cigar industry, Listen in as we explore the Rocky evolution and revolution and see how the "hardest working man in the cigar business" built his empire.
Episode 08 - Charlie Torano13/08/2011 Duration: 58min
Guest Charlie Torano: Taking special joy to be able to work alongside his father and to strive to honor the history and traditions of his grandfather and great-grandfather. Listen in as we peel the skin back on the four generation history of the Torano Family and examine how their history developed from tobacco grower to premium cigar manufacturer.
Episode 07 - Pete Johnson06/08/2011 Duration: 59min
Guest Pete Johnson: Meet the Tattooed Man behind the such world renowned brands as Tatuaje, Cabaiguan, La Riqueza, & El Triunfador. Hear about Pete's humble beginnings to how he became one of the most followed Manufacturer in the cigar Industry. Listen in as we talk about his newest creations, Fausto & La Casita Criolla, and as we explore what's in the future from Havana Cellars.
Episode 06 - Glynn Loope30/07/2011 Duration: 58min
Guest J. Glynn Loope: Don't miss this very special edition of Meet your Maker. The FDA has it's barrels down the throat of the cigar community. Find out what you NEED to do to get involved and save this industry from destruction. HR1639 is a bill that will save us from the FDA. Listen in and find out what this Bill is about and how easy it is to support it!
Episode 05 - Pete & Steve Hernandez23/07/2011 Duration: 59min
Guests Pete & Steve Hernandez: Meet the Hernandez brothers of broadleaf Tobacco. Hear their IPCPR recap of what you can look forward to from the Brands they represent, tatuaje, Illusione, SAG & Fonseca, & Gran Habano Cigars
Episode 04 - George Rico16/07/2011 Duration: 59min
Guest George Rico: LIVE from LAS VEGAS! Listen in as we wake up Goerge Rico in Sin City as he prepares for the 79th annual International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer exhibition. Find out what is new from Gran Habano Cigars and what you can expect in the rest of 2011. Listen in as we explore how this young entrepreneur, alongside his father, has taken their vertically integrated company to new heights.
Episode 03 - Drew Estate09/07/2011 Duration: 59min
Guests Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel: From fumbling fraternity brothers to cigar industry Icons, see how the vision of these two young men grew a little kiosk operation in the Twin Towers into one of the largest cigar companies in the world. We will explore their evolution from the Fusion Kings of the cigar industry with their ACID & Tabak Line of cigars to the mainstream mayhem caused by their Liga Privada line...From Flying Pigs to Dirty Rats.
Episode 02 - Erik Espinosa02/07/2011 Duration: 44min
Guest Erik Epinosa: From humble beginnings as a Cigar Sales Representative, to Launching his own lines, Erik Espinosa has worked up the ranks of the cigar industry. Cofounder of EO Brands, the company behind such popular lines as Serie 601, Cubao, & Murcielago, Erik will share the ins and outs of creating his own company and what we can look forward to in the future.
Episode 01 - Jim Colucci25/06/2011 Duration: 01h00s
Guest Jim Colucci: After 37 years in the cigar industry, 34 of which have been with Altadis U.S.A, Jim Colucci has seen it all. Join the KMA cast and this very special guest Saturday, June 25th and see what the man at the helm of such brands as Montecristo, H.Upmann, Romeo y Julieta, Trinidad, and many more, has to say about the past, present and future of the cigar industry.