John St. Augustine has been called “The Voice of America” by veteran broadcaster Bill Kurtis and “the most influential voice on radio” by bestselling author Cheryl Richardson.
John is the creator and host of Power!Talk Radio, a nationally syndicated radio show that brings together a viewing of points that empowers listeners with a renewed sense of life’s possibilities. Power!Talk Radio won the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Best Talk Radio award for 1999, 2000, and 2001. Since his first air-date in August of 1997 until 2006, John broadcast over 13,500 shows, interviewing over 5,000 authors, world leaders, athletes and others of name and note.
In 2007 The Visionary Project (UK) compiled an international list of 500 people deemed “visionaries” in the arts, sciences, politics and other areas of human achievement. The list includes names such as President Jimmy Carter, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, and….John St.Augustine for using his voice on radio for positive change.
While John is proud of his many media awards and accolades, he cites his 2002 kidney donation to his daughter Amanda has his greatest achievement. “Its not often you have the opportunity to give your child life twice,” John says.
When it comes to embracing “life lessons” and overcoming the speed bumps of living, John St.Augustine is perfectly positioned as a voice for uncommon sense and an ambassador for personal change and optimism. In June of 2006, John put his microphone on hold to help launch the “Oprah & Friends” XM Satellite Radio network and was the Senior Producer of “The Dr. Oz Show,” using his formidable radio experience to mentor other channel hosts. John also hosted his own show on the Oprah & Friends channel, and over 750,000 people a day heard his daily nationally-syndicated radio vignette “Powerthoughts!” John can currently be heard on WGN Radio in Chicago.
John was been invited to speak at the prestigious TEDx NASA conference, The Windstar Choices for the Future Symposium and hundreds of corporations, organizations, universities and businesses both in the United States and abroad. Over one million people from all walks of life have attended his life changing seminars and platform presentations.
John is the best-selling author of Living An Uncommon Life (2006) and Every Moment Matters (2009). He is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Coast Guard where he served in the aviation wing of search and rescue.