Sam Memmolo is a 45 year veteran of the automotive industry, and is well known in business circles from the O.E.’s to the aftermarket and performance segments.
Sam hosts and produces syndicated “Sam’s Garage Radio Show”. The show provides consumers + shop owners with a wide spectrum of advice, industry news, and product awareness, all presented in an easy to listen to entertaining format. Syndication allows “SAM’S GARAGE” to be heard on 50 radio stations, and also via the internet. Sam is “The Name” in automotive talk radio, and has provided help and information for the past 18 years. Not many broadcasters have the luxury of both radio and television, but Sam does!
Sam wrote and co-hosted the incredibly successful TV show “Shadetree Mechanic” on TNN. Shadetree Mechanic had a terrific run of 190 episodes spread over 8 years. Later Sam wrote and co-hosted “Crank and Chrome”, also seen on TNN. Sam Memmolo, along with his pal Dave Bowman, set the benchmark for automotive TV programming. Crank and Chrome enjoyed 52 episodes.
Next Sam went on to become Executive Producer and Host of “Two Guys Garage on SPEED. Two Guys Garage is still in production after 8 years on SPEED.
Sam has also be seen with Dennis Gage on “My Classic Car” on SPEED and TNN alike.
“Shadetree Mechanic” had a cult-like following and enjoyed very strong ratings. TNN’s viewership included 80 million households in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, in addition to Canada and Australia. With the 8 year run of “Shadetree Mechanic”, 2 years of “Crank and Chrome” and 8 years at Two Guys Garage, Sam’s 18 year TV presence has positioned him as a nationally recognized automotive expert. Sam’s popularity and respect comes from all segments including performance, hot rod, street rod, and restoration enthusiasts. All this is an added plus to the scores of “traditional” consumers who tune in Sam’s Garage Radio each week
Sam’s audience includes a wide spectrum of consumers, ranging from folks who may not want to lift the hood, to serious do-it-yourselfers, professional technicians, shop owners, and business professionals coast to coast. Sam’s advice is respected allowing him tremendous impact with his audience. This loyal following is no accident. It’s the result of years of consistently good programming, straight talk and solid honest advise.
Sam’s credentials include ASE Master Auto Technician certification withASE Certified Advanced Driveability rating. With over 45 years of hands on experience, Sam has owned and operated 2 very successful automotive service centers and he has a diverse sales and marketing background. Sam was a Regional Service Manager for SAAB-SCANIA of Sweden. He later joined ALLEN TESTPRODUCTS as a technical instructor. His almost 10 years with ALLEN took Sam nationwide, as the Division Training Manager. He keeps technically current and continues to conduct training classes, seminars, and consults with several businesses. He also writes for industry and enthusiast publications.
On a Personal note, Sam and his wife Diana live in North Georgia. We’re glad to have Sam kicking off every North Georgia Weekend each Saturday morning at 9 on News Talk 810!