Talk Radio Queen Unexpectedly Quits Her Show, Program Directors Nationwide Left Without Content

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Talk show host Laura Ingraham quit her show yesterday, leaving radio station managers across the country with three hours of empty air time. Fortunately, Free Talk Live is stepping in to save the day.

Ian Freeman and Mark Edge, Free Talk Live Co-Hosts

We air live, original content 365 days a year and have the shortest contract in the entire industry. We’re celebrating our 10th year on the air and we’re not going anywhere – we’re a high quality, reliable replacement for Ingraham or anyone else.

Just weeks after Michael Savage unexpectedly left Talk Radio Network, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham did the same thing yesterday – leaving program directors and station managers across the country in a tight spot and a lot of empty airtime on their hands. Free Talk Live, a nationally syndicated show that airs live from 7-10 PM EST, is stepping up to fill the void.

As a show, Free Talk Live has a lot going for it. For one, co-hosts Ian Freeman and Mark Edge recently topped Hollywood Reporter’s list of up and coming radio personalities. The show also has a large and loyal podcast following, and is the only commercial radio program that offers its archives to listeners for free. The hosts are also decades younger than the industry average, but the differences don’t stop there.

“We air live, original content 365 days a year and have the shortest contract in the entire industry,” says Freeman, who is one of the Young Guns of Talk Radio named by Talkers Magazine. “We have no make goods, program directors can air as much or as little of our show as they’d like and they can air our broadcast on delay or live. Whatever works for them works for us. We’re celebrating our 10th year on the air, and we’re not going anywhere – we’re a high quality, reliable replacement for Ingraham or anyone else.”

Ingraham explained her departure in a blog by saying, “After much thought and reflection, I have decided to pursue my first loves – modern dance and the xylophone.” This morning, station managers and program directors are trying to figure out how to fill the airtime Ingraham left behind. Free Talk Live could very well be the solution to their problem.

“I cannot fathom leaving program directors and other industry professionals in such a bad position," says Edge. "We just wouldn’t do it, because we value our listeners and industry partners too much.”

Program directors interested in airing Free Talk Live can contact Ian Freeman directly at (603) 513-2449 or email Ian(at)FreeTalkLive.com. Free Talk Live from 7 PM to 10 PM seven nights per week, is nationally syndicated on 110+ radio stations and two XM channels. The last six years of show archives can be downloaded for free via their SoundCloud page.

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