Who Made Boca Raton's "Ultimate 'It' List"?

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“The Talk of The Town" radio show tops Boca Raton's Ultimate "It" List. The eagerly-awaited July/August 2011 issue of Boca Raton Magazine, known each year as “The Boca 100 Issue”, features “The Talk of The Town” radio show in the # 1 spot.

“It’s the concept of yin and yang”, says Peter, “and Jacqui is definitely the yin to my yang.”

The eagerly-awaited July/August 2011 issue of Boca Raton Magazine, known each year as “The Boca 100 Issue”, features “The Talk of The Town” radio show in the # 1 spot. That’s a pretty amazing accomplishment, considering the fact that the show is celebrating its first anniversary on July 16th. Boca Raton Magazine, which celebrated its 30th anniversary just last year, is a multi-year first place winner of numerous awards, including “Best Overall Magazine.”

So just how did “The Talk of The Town” garner the coveted #1 spot? Take one of South Florida’s most popular, long-time radio personalities…Peter Leonard. Add a savvy marketing and business development professional with a sultry voice…Jacqui Wyatt. Mix with guest celebrities, local officials, restaurateurs and more for 2 hours every Saturday and Voila! “The Talk of The Town!” is bound to be the result. That’s what’s in store for you every Saturday on AM 1230 WBZT– from 1 to 3pm, when Peter and Jacqui serve up two hours of stimulating talk, broadcasting live from their beautiful studio at Royal Palm Place in Boca Raton. Together, they bring a sophisticated and caring environment to life every weekend – guests from show business, creative arts, local politicos, and community organizations from all aspects of life in Boca and the surrounding areas.

When you listen to them, it is pretty clear that they are polar, yet equal, opposites. “It’s the concept of yin and yang”, says Peter, “and Jacqui is definitely the yin to my yang.” Yin and yang are bound together (you cannot have the back of a hand without the front), and theirs is a dynamic that works beautifully on this show. While Jacqui comes across as soft, feminine, caring and intellectual, Peter is “The Rocker” - fast, hard, solid, focused, with an offbeat sense of humor that sometimes catches people off guard. But don’t let that fool you…Jacqui, in true Virgo style, holds her own every minute, and listeners absolutely love it every time they know that she has just “rolled her eyes” at Peter over something he said…it’s actually become one of the fun trademarks of the show.

Their roster of show guests has included musicians such as Marc Antoine (has played for music royalty such as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher, Selena, Queen Latifah, George Benson and others), Jeff Kashiwa (one of the most diverse, in demand sax players in all of contemporary jazz), Matt Marshak (has shared the stage with artists such as Spyro Gyra, Richard Bona, Dave Koz, Eric Benet, Earl Klugh, Stanley Jordan, Nick Colionne among other greats), saxophonist Paul “Shilts” Weimar, electrifying guitarist Nate Najar, world-renowned keyboardist Brian Simpson (who has also been the musical director for Dave Koz for over 10 years), thrilling saxophonists Will Donato, Marcus Anderson and Steve Cole, Yaacov Heller (world-renowned sculptor and artist), Oleda Baker (famed model/author/artist), Dennis Lambert (12-time Grammy award nominee), David Pearlman (world-renowned photographer who took the # 72 spot on the "It" List), Patrizia Rondelli (Italian fashion designer extraordinaire), and many, many more.

Regular segments include “Fabulous Food & Wine Pairings”, “The Inside Scoop with Skip” (on the arts and entertainment) and “Adoptable Pets of the Week” (featuring adoptable pets from TriCounty Humane Society, a “no-kill” shelter).

“The Talk of The Town” hit the airwaves in style in 2010, actually became the “talk” of the town and can now take great pride in the fact that it is #1 on Boca Raton’s Ultimate “It” List.

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