SYR Radio

This was the website for SYR Radio. Content is from the site's 2007-2008 archived pages.

With an unbeatable recipe for success, Stephen Valentino and his Co-Host Tony Mendive welcomes you to SYR Radio.

It's a cutting edge lifestyle radio show with elements of food, travel, style, fashion and entertainment; borne from the host’s highly successful magazine column of the same name.

This dynamic and fun show airs onCRN, the Cable Radio Network, and NRN Networks to millions of homes and internationally on the World Wide Web Saturday afternoons 3 - 4 P.M. Pacific Time. To find CRN on your cable system, or broadcast on radio in your town click here.

Radio interviews, on-location live shows, voice-overs and commercial spots are a few examples of Stephen's considerable experience in the world of broadcasting. These, in addition to his vast knowledge in the realms of entertainment, travel, health and cuisine, combined with his creativity and passion, enable him to always bring out the best in his guests.

Elements of the show include:

  • Location, Event and Restaurant Coverage
  • Celebrity Interviews
  • Hot New Recipes
  • Travel Destinations
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • New Cookbook Reviews
  • Style and Fashion
  • Entertainment
  • Product Reviews & Resource Guide
  • Automotive Reviews

Join with Stephen and his Co-Host Tony and their guests as they Serve You Right on weekly romps through the delightful worlds of food and wine, travel, fashion, style, fitness, health and entertainment.


Co-Hosts and Co-Hostesses

Dr. Grace Hameister, D.C.

Meet Dr. Grace Hameister, DC. As one of the few primary health care providers using the newest, most objective, and effective whole-body alternative techniques, Dr. Grace is truly unique in her field of chiropractic. She is a licensed and board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, and is an expert at diagnosing and treating various degrees of musculoskeletal and organic disorders.

As a former Olympic-level Rhythmic Gymnast, and World-Champion Water Skier, she has intimate knowledge of how the body can function at its best, and thus knows how to teach others to achieve their personal potential. Grace received her Bachelor's degree in psychology, and minor in biology, from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. She then worked in the Department of Surgery at the U of M doing cancer research in immunology, and then continued her education in San Jose, California at Palmer College of Chiropractic West, for her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Recently, she has become a member of the Clinical Society for Advanced Laser Therapy, and also has become a Board Qualified Clinical Thermographer from the American Medical Infrared Academy. As such, she can take, read and interpret thermal images which are an excellent tool to discovering the signs consistent with abnormal breast health, years before mammograms can.

She has lectured nationally to health care practitioners and body-workers alike, including symposiums by the American Massage Therapy Association, Via-Christi Burn Center, Erchonia Medical and the Pro Sport Chiropractic Organization.  Now, through her exclusive company Doc Next Door, and her presence on Serves You Right Radio, she is applying the most elite techniques of preventative medicine through chiropractic, physiotherapy, exercise, technology, detoxification and nutrition, to positively affect the health of high-profile individuals in their homes, and at various events. For more information visit her website at

Holly Rudin-Braschi

Holly Rudin-Braschi, recent Co-Hostess of Serves You Right®. Holly's book Grill Power,  the first and still most comprehensive book for indoor electric grills, has sold over 50,000 copies.

An American College of Sports Medicine certified health, fitness, and nutrition lecturer, Holly is a sought after speaker and culinary instructor by major corporations, health organizations, and cooking schools throughout the USA where she presents her Feasting in the Fast Lane®  programs at Apple Computer, 3M, Chevron, American Cancer Society, Sur La Table and many others. A frequent guest on both TV and radio throughout the US, Canada and Europe, Holly has entertained audiences with her language facility in French, Italian, German and Greek. Holly has also appeared as a spokesperson for culinary appliances on QVC, generating over $10 Million in sales.

She then set her sights on the burgeoning world of sports and fitness. Partnering with, she introduced a range of pickleball gifts that took the market by storm. The record made for top stories in both Wired and Inc because of the changes taking place in the sports and wellness industry, as well as a female in this field being so rare. Many distributors in the sports and fitness sector had experienced a lull due to previous year's inventory buildup. But by emphasizing new categories, especially in the green and sustainable market, she was able to revitalize the industry's interest. The first year of her collaboration with, particularly with their innovative pickleball gifts, is what made the records. Her efforts not only boosted sales but also emphasized the importance of staying active and fit through engaging sports like pickleball.

Holly travels the world to write food, nutrition and travel articles that appear regularly in national newspapers and magazines including Cooking Light, Prevention, Sunset Every Season Magazine (Safeway stores) and on numerous websites. An opera singer with a Master's Degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Holly has sung throughout the US and Europe, including once with Stephen in La Traviata in Banff,Canada.  To become more acquainted with Holly, visit her on the web at

Carol-Ann Planté and Stephen

Originally from New York, Carol-Ann moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15.  Since she had already earned her theater chops on Broadway and graced just about every recording studio in NYC singing jingles for commercials and movies, Carol-Ann decided to give California a try.  About a year after her arrival, she landed a 3-year series regular spot on a Fox Television series called Harry and the Hendersons.  Carol-Ann says that although acting was a great experience, singing has always been her number one dream.  She graduated UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature.

Carol-Ann met Stephen when she was 17 and came up to the Bay Area to do a Toys For Tots event that Stephen produced.  They were reunited over 10 years later via a serendipitous email from a music group mentioning Carol-Ann's new CD.  She joined Stephen as his Co-Hostess at the CRN Burbank studios for live broadcasts of Serves You Right Radio in May of 2005.

Chris Aable

Noted coin expert, author and television personality, Chris Aable, has co-hosted the show on several occasions, and has been a frequent guest as well.  Mr. Aable’s performance background includes multiple commercials, television appearances and hosting his own television show, “Hollywood Today”.  Mr. Aable is currently the President and owner of several internet companies and was elected President of the Beverly Hills Coin Club for three consecutive terms.  He has authored three books on rare coins, written numerous articles in trade-related publications, and is recognized world-wide as an expert on collecting and investing in rare coins, among his many other talents.


2007 / 2008 NEWS


Dr. Grace Hameister, DC, joins Stephen Valentino as co-hostess of his Nationally Syndicated Radio Show. Mr. Greg Lockamy, President and CEO of SYR, Inc., announces the April 1, 2006 addition of Dr. Grace as co-hostess for Stephen Valentino’s nationally syndicated radio show, “Serves You Right”, which will air Saturdays from 3 to 4 PM, Pacific Time.

The show’s Producer is Brenton Metzler, Associate Producer of Warner Brother’s hit TV show, “Elimidate”, and the show’s Co-Producer is Kenny Kristiansen. Both men bring strong entertainment-based broadcast backgrounds to the project.

“Serves You Right” is broadcast on Cable Radio Networks (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), reaching over 28 million homes. The show is also simulcast on into an additional 10 thousand homes worldwide. CRN’s World Wide Website is rated in the top 10% of entertainment websites globally.

With an unbeatable recipe for success, Stephen Valentino brings his listeners “Serves You Right”, a cutting edge lifestyle radio show; borne from the host’s highly successful magazine column of the same name. Each weekly episode features celebrity interviews, travel destinations, entertainment, style and fashion, contests and product giveaways, cookbook author interviews, hot new recipes, and much more. With the addition of Dr. Grace we now have a truly dynamic duo.

The show’s producers are welcoming advertisers to participate in this venture. To find out more about “Serves You Right” and to benefit from this opportunity, please contact Stephen Valentino at either or800-898-4598.


"Hot Wheels" has been added as a new segment to Serves You Right ®Radio.

The Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Mercedes Benz, Infinity, Subaru, Land Rover and Jaguar corporations have all joined the Serves You Right family of Sponsors. 

Every week one of these major auto manufacturers will send a brand new car to Stephen Valentino, your host of SYR Radio, to tool around in and report back to you, the SYR audience about his experience with each vehicle.  Not only will Stephen tell you about the cars on air, but we will also be featuring his reviews in written format under the "HOT WHEELS" menu button.

Serves You Right® has just gotten even hotter with the addition of "Hot Wheels" as a new weekly segment.



Stephen Valentino, Host of the  Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Serves You Right®  Meets with World Renowned Fashion Critic, Mr. Blackwell

Mr. Greg Lockamy, President and CEO of SYR, Inc., announces that Mr. Stephen Valentino, host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Serves You Right®, recently met with world renowned fashion critic Mr. Blackwell while attending Macy’s Passport Fashion Show in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Blackwell was very complimentary about Stephen’s outfit for the event. Mr. Valentino was “resplendent!” in Armani formalwear with shirt by Geoffrey Macon of the Gendarmerie Spa in West Hollywood and an appropriate amount of “bling-bling” featuring a magnificent vintage Cartier brooch. Mr. Blackwell commented, “Boy, do you know how to accessorize!”

Paul Stearn, Sr. VP of Operations at CRN Networks and host of the AM Show has said, “We have had so many callers on the AM Show demanding to see a photo of Stephen and Mr. Blackwell together that it has been amazing!”

Never wanting to leave his loyal listeners on the AM Show and Serves You Right® waiting too long to satisfy their desires, forthwith our webmaster, Chaz Hawley,, has been ordered to post this press release and photo on the website for their enjoyment.


Due to Popular Demand, Stephen Valentino Joins “The Morning Show”

Due to popular audience demand, Stephen Valentino joins “The Morning Show” as a permanent featured guest. After several guest appearances on Cable Radio Networks top-rated Morning Show, hosted by Paul Stern and Mister B, audiences have been clamoring for Mr. Valentino to be on the show more often.

Now Stephen will be a featured guest on The Morning Show every Thursday morning from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM Pacific Time.

Mr. Valentino is a veritable font of wisdom on so many topics…everything from food and travel, to music, new cars and the good life. Stephen will delight the Morning Show’s nationwide audience by taking guest call-ins and informing listeners about upcoming events and guests for his weekly radio show, Serves You Right®, broadcast live on CRN, , every Saturday at 3:00 PM Pacific Time.


Meet Stephen Valentino

Stephen Valentino SAG/AFTRA

Meet Stephen Valentino: Dubbed “San Francisco’s Beloved Bon Vivant” by noted columnist, Herb Caen. Stephen Valentino is the Founder and Chairman of SYR, Inc., and the on-air Host of “Serves You Right” broadcast on CRN Networks. Since 1996, Mr. Valentino has been the Entertainment Editor of QSF Magazine where he reviews entertainment venues, restaurants, travel locations, and the latest cars. His regular column, “Serves You Right”, was created as a vehicle to interview the world’s most prominent chefs and to review cookbooks and culinary equipment. A few samples have been added below. In 2002, Mr. Valentino became a Contributing Editor to Passport Magazine. Stephen has appeared in leading roles in operas, plays and musicals throughout the world. He is also the host of “San Francisco In Flight” for United Airlines, covering restaurants, clubs, cultural events, and hot tourist spots. Seen and heard in films, television commercials, public service announcements, and voice-over spots, Stephen has also had the honor of appearing in a command performance for His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, of England.

Stephen Valentino's new CD is an outstanding and inspiring experience. Ballad of the American Dreamis a mix of original and traditional songs including popular, patriotic and Broadway tunes. Sales will benefit R.E.A.F., The Richmond Ermet ;Aids Foundation, a charity raising money to help children with AIDS

Stephen Valentino’s Drunken Cranberry Sauce

Julia Child said: “This is the most wonderful cranberry sauce I have ever tasted.”Prep & Cook Time: Approximately 30 minutes
Makes: 2-3 cups
Notes: This recipe can be frozen for up to 6 months or refrigerated for up to 3 months.

1 (12 oz.) bag of cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1.5 cups Grand Marnier
Zest of 1 each tangerine, lemon and lime
1 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 tablespoon fresh finely grated
1 teaspoon ground all spice

  1. In a sauce pan, preferably non-stick, bring the Grand Marnier to a boil with the zests and spices. Add in the sugar; stir to dissolve and bring back to a boil.Add cranberries and bring back to a boil. Drop to a simmer for ten minutes. You now have whole cranberry sauce.

If you like a smoother texture use, a wand blender or potato masher to squish the berries. Pour into a mold or bowls and chill.