Co-Hosts and Prostaff

Denny Malloy, Jr. – Co-host/co-owner
Denny Malloy, Jr. originally from Youngstown,Ohio is a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School where he then obtained a B.S. in Natural Resources from West Virginia University. He worked for the Ohio Division of Natural Resources (ODNR) all across the State as a Wildlife Officer before joining Whitetails Unlimited - America's largest non-profit deer conservation organization as a Regional Director in 2000. Mr. Malloy is currently one of their top Directors surpassing his fundraising and recruitment goals year after year. Mr. Malloy co-owner of Outdoor Icon® - a Natural Resources consulting and media agency with partner Rob Palowitz, another native to the area. Together, having hosted local outdoor radio shows for past 7 years on Clear Channel station 570WKBN and 2 years of a TV show on Youngstown Fox affiliate station 17/62, they are emerged in media.

Having experienced the Gas and Oil movement in his territories of WV, PA and SE Ohio, Mr. Malloy has been forecasting and tracking this boom for the Mahoning Valley for the past two years and now co-hosts "The Mahoning Valley Shale and Energy Show" airing on 570WKBN since 2011 with Paul Lyden, of Lyden Oil Company and Mr. Palowitz of PALO Creative. Mr. Malloy resides in Cortland, Ohio and tries to spend as much time "In the Great Outdoors - outside of the office environment" as much as possible. Email Denny

Rob Palowitz – Co-host/co-owner
Mr. Palowitz is from Youngstown, Ohio and attended Ursuline High School where he was a football and baseball athlete. He then attended Ohio Wesleyan University continuing his football career graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Graphics with a Minor in Management. Mr. Palowitz grew up just within a mile of Denny and is the youngest of 2 brothers, Rick and Ron. He is married and has 2 children residing in Boardman, Ohio.

With some 28 plus years in the field, Mr. Palowitz has enjoyed his love of the outdoors in pursuit of game and commercially assisting clients with their marketing and advertising goals.

He has experience working with national companies being involved with advertising, web development, mobile apps, design and production. As founder and President of PALO Creative, (an advertising, marketing, interactive and public relations firm started from his home in 1999), Mr. Palowitz works with many manufacturing companies to develop their marketing materials, ad campaigns, web sites, social media and packaging regularly. With a client list that also boasts numerous other industries, he enjoys helping people grow their businesses and building long lasting relationships.

As an avid sportsman since childhood, Mr. Palowitz enjoys taking his kids fishing, bass tournaments, bowhunting and waterfowling most. With the many landowners he's met and still meets, he enjoys the outdoors and assisting them perserve their property's integrity. Land is such an important resource that he treasures having access to utilize. On air, he likes to keep things light with laughter while sharing his experiences with listeners. Email Rob

PRO-STAFF - Outdoor Icon Show

Chris Depaola – Pro-Staff

Chris DePaola is a multi-species angler, specializing in muskie and steelhead fishing. He's a freelance outdoor writer and member of OWO (Outdoor Writers of Ohio). Chris is a regular contributor to Ohio Valley Outdoors and Esox Angler Magazine. Also, he has been featured in the Akron Beacon Journal and the Youngstown Vindicator. He has lectured at sport shows and events across Ohio and Pennsylvania. His televison and radio credits include “The Next Bite” TV show, “The Outdoor Icon” and “Grizzly Gary’s” radio shows. Chris is the youth director of the Cleveland Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Each year they conduct several kids’ contests in the Mahoning Valley.

He is a life long valley resident and a graduate of Youngstown State University. In his professional career, Chris is a district sales manager for Nestle USA. He and his wife Joyce have two children Sara and Christopher and reside in Austintown.

Brian Milo – Pro-Staff

Brian is a Chaney High School graduate, who later went on to study nuclear engineering at The College of Wooster.  He grew up on, and now resides in the west side of Youngstown but has traveled the nation hunting and fishing for many species.  He has two registered English Setters, Cassie and Cheyenne. He is one of three children including an older sister and a younger sister who hunts with him and his father. 

Brian has been hunting since the age of seven with many great encounters and trophies to show for it!  His true passion lies in bow hunting whitetails and chewing the fat around the fire.  He comes from a family where the hunting heritage is a way of life.  He also is a fourth generation farmer (has not been married ten years to the farmers daughter) where he and his family sow grain on their land and he can enjoy both of his past times of farming the same land of his ancestors and then walking into the same woods to chase the animals that for many years have provided his family with both food and the teachings of quality family values.

If you see our new Icon Brian out and about, say hello!  If you do though, be forewarned that you’d better have time, because he will talk to you for days about the outdoors and crazy misadventures!  Happy hunting!


Mahoning Valley Shale & Energy Show

Paul Lyden

Paul Lyden – Co-host Lyden Oil
Paul has a long time family tradition tied to the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown. He has extensive knowledge of the gas and oil industry and offers great advice on proper practices of drilling for gas. With locations in multiple states, he has experience vast and wide supplying rigs with what they need to operate. He welcomes the shale boom and what it will do for the local economy.


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