ORLANDO – The Freeline Media Hour, a locally produced news and information show heard exclusively on The Phoenix Network (www.PhoenixNetwork.US) since January, will be making some significant changes in the next few weeks.
The hour-long talk show is currently heard on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m., in the Phoenix Network studio located in historic Hovey Court overlooking Lake Lucerne — just a stones throw from downtown Orlando.
On Tuesday, May 3, the program will shift to a new drive time slot from 3-4 p.m.
The Freeline Media Hour is hosted by Mike Freeman, the editor and publisher of the Freeline Media online news magazine. Freeman will continue to be joined daily by his co-host, Dexter Miller, and on Wednesdays by their special guest host, prominent Orlando businessman Sean Heaney.
Under the new format, Freeman and Miller will devote the Tuesday afternoon shows to local events, with guests from throughout Central Florida joining them in the studio to discuss a wide variety of topics — business, politics, theater, entertainment, sports, real estate, tourism and more. The Freeline Media Hour has your community covered.
The Wednesday afternoon show will focus on national issues, and Thursdays will be a “open mike.”
“The Freeline Media Hour has grown dramatically in listenership since January, and we’re looking to reach a wider national audience through this scheduling change,” Freeman said. “Part of the reason Dexter, Sean and I are so excited about this change is because of the phenomenal growth that both theFreeline Media Hour and Phoenix Network have experienced in four short months.”
“Hang on, it’s going to be an exciting ride,” Miller said. “We’re moving from 3-4 for many reasons, none the least of which is an ever expanding market in the Midwest and the West Coast.”
The Phoenix Network is host to a growing roster of programs, including The Guetzloe Report and The Lady Liberty Hour, both of which insure that the fledgling network builds up nationwide recognition. In a state that remains one of the strongest in the nation for tourism, is a pivotal swing state politically, and has an amazing international flavor, it’s clear that the Orlando Metropolitan area is at the center of it all, and is an ideal location for Phoenix.
“A fast-growing number of people are listening in to find out not only what’s happening locally in our tourism industry, our real estate market and our business world,” Freeman said, “but also to find out who Sean, Dexter and I have lined up to share their thoughts on global issues.”
Until May 3, the Freeline Media Hour will continue to be broadcast from 10-11 a.m., and will be replayed at 3 p.m. The final segment in this time slot will be Thursday, April 28, the date of the Phoenix Network Open House. The studio is at 545 Delaney Avenue in the Phoenix Building at Hovey Court.
That event kicks off at 5:30 p.m., and affords an opportunity for area businesses and residents to check out the studio, enjoy food and drink, and get to meet the players behind the radio programs and the talent working behind the scenes for both the Freeline Media online magazine and Phoenix Network news site. Those websites can be accessed by logging on to www.FreelineMediaOrlando.com and www.PhoenixNetwork.US.
The Freeline Media Hour will also have a special broadcast on Tuesday, April 26 program to review the history of Freeline Media and the growth of the Phoenix network, in anticipation of the Open House.
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