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The Inkandescent Radio Network: The Voice of Entrepreneurs

Bringing the wisdom of small-business owners to the radio waves is the goal of The Inkandescent Radio Network, which launched in January 2013.

Created by journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs, the network features a series of business-focused radio shows that provide inspiration, motivation, and education about best practices in small business.

The Shows

The Inkandescent Radio Shows shine feature business and thought leaders, industry experts, futurists, authors, artists, chefs, and more.

Throughout 2013, the company will be spinning these industry-focused interviews off into radio shows of their own, including “The Parent Diaries,” a show focused on best practices in parenting, hosted by Be Inkandescent magazine’s Parenting columnist Kathleen McCarthy — and “From Soup to Nuts,” which will the nation’s top entrepreneurial chefs, restaurateurs, chefs, foodies, and hoteliers.

Learn more about the upcoming shows here.

The Mission

Promoting, educating, and inspiring entrepreneurs is the mission of The Inkandescent Group, LLC, a PR, marketing, publishing and website and design company that helps small businesses get the visibility they need to glow so they can grow.

Are you ready to raise your voice?

If you’d like to be interviewed on The Inkandescent Radio Show, www.theinkandescentradioshow.com, or if you’d like to host your own show — send Hope Katz Gibbs an email.

And be sure to listen regularly to our new episodes for insight into best practices in small business. Grab a cup of coffee, and sit back and enjoy!


About Our Team

Hope Katz Gibbs is the founder of The Inkandescent Group, LLC. She created the Inkandescent Speakers Bureau in 2012 after being asked by clients if she knew any great speakers—with real world experience, foresight, and insight into business trends.

She represents dozens of entrepreneurs through her PR firm, www.InkandescentPR.com, and loads of insightful leaders are columnists in her business magazine, www.BeInkandescent.com. Her Inkandescent Radio Show, launched in the fall of 2012, and features entrepreneurs, futurists, thought leaders, and the trailblazers profiled on her blog, Truly Amazing Women.

Learn more about Gibbs here. Click here to contact her by email.


Michael Wilsker is the executive producer of the Inkandescent Radio Network.

A radio, TV, movie and Internet professional who resides at the intersection of technology and entertainment, the Philadelphia native has lived in Los Angeles for 20 years.

He has spent time behind the scenes building and supporting post production facilities, designing and managing satellite and terrestrial network infrastructures spanning over 140 countries on five continents, and, most recently, overseeing the technical operations in of an R&D company focusing on solutions for file-based workflows that allow movies to be mastered and distributed digitally to the theater.

Michael is sought after as a consultant for his ability to explain technology to laymen. The Inkandescent team thoroughly appreciates this skill.


Kathleen McCarthy is the senior editor of the The Inkandescent Group, LLC. A freelance editor and writer for the last 20 years, Kathleen enjoys riding the publication arc—the beginning of every issue is a fresh start, and the end of every issue brings a completed publication.

Among her many duties, she copyedits Be Inkandescent magazine and writes the monthly Parenting column. For Inkandescent Speakers Bureau, she’ll be coordinating the booking of events.

Learn more about McCarthy here. Click here to contact her by email.


Max Kukoy is The Inkandescent Group’s web guru. A Washington, DC-based freelance developer/designer since 2000, Max earned his master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. He then started working in public health and environmental policy at nonprofits in Washington, DC. After a few years of policy work, he started working on his organization’s website.

Kukoy has been the chief website developer since first working with Hope Katz Gibbs in 2006 to launch her first website, www.HopeGibbs.com.

Click here to check out his work on InkandescentWebsites.com.


Michael Gibbs is the vice president and art director of The Inkandescent Group LLC. He designs the company’s websites and promotional materials, and also creates illustrations for our business magazine, www.BeInkandescent.com..

A freelance illustrator and designer since attending Pratt Institute as a photography and illustration major in the mid-70s, his award-winning artwork has appeared in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Worth Magazine, Consumer Reports, Harvard Business Review, and publications for United Airlines, Verizon, IBM, Sears, American Airlines, CitiGroup, and Oracle.

Learn more about Gibbs here.