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Welcome to the I Heart Costa Mesa Show! Where a couple of neighbors with a microphone live, learn and love on Costa Mesa, California. We'll be interviewing locals, sharing stories and connecting with our community. Follow along!

Jun 24, 2018

On this episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we've got Rip "The Ripper" Morgan in studio. Morgan's a local musician, founder of Third Garden Studios, and Sound Engineer and Radio Host (of the Local Motion show) over at KOCI 101.5 FM, Costa Mesa / Newport Beach. He talks "radio life" and brings in some of his favorite local bands for us to hear. We also discuss all the things he likes best about Costa Mesa. Tune in to our interview with Rip Morgan, and be sure to catch Local Motion on Wednesday nights at 8pm on KOCI Radio.

Find Rip's show, Local Motion, online:

Reach out via email:

Morgan talks about some of the shows he sound-engineers over at KOCI Radio:

"The Train Wreck" Show:

"Pots and Pans With Jack and Annie":

The "Cannabis Talk 101" Show:

"A Skosh More" with Gary Monahan:

We talk with Morgan about all the local venues in Costa Mesa to go hear live music:

The Wayfarer:

Harp Inn:

Boathouse Collective:

Emerald Kitchen (just on the Newport Beach border with Costa Mesa):

The Tiki Bar:

Morgan shares some of his favorite, local bands with us: 

The Growlers:


Shaena Stabler:

Professor Colombo:

Victoria Bailey:

Clint Carrol and Dirty Water:

A Nuclear Dream:

Ken Alexander: (no link found)

Common Sense:

In the Fast Final Five, Morgan discusses the following Costa Mesa restaurants, events and places: 

Skosh Monahan's Irish Pub:

Fairview Park:

Costa Mesa Summer Concerts In The Park:

I Heart Costa Mesa is sponsored by:

Music Factory School of Music

The Orange County Market Place

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Big thanks to everyone who helped make this podcast possible!

Producer: Danny Thompson (

Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian

Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra