Sunshine State News and Radio Host Ed Dean Launch 'Florida Minute'

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Florida's premier conservative, political news outlet and the state's leading radio talk show host introduce compelling radio news break.

Sunshine State News (SSN), in collaboration with Ed Dean, the number one radio talk show host in Florida, announces the launch of Florida Minute, an informative series of radio news breaks covering the latest in state news and politics.

The Florida Minute segments will be hosted by Ed Dean, SSN senior editor, and Kevin Derby, SSN senior political reporter. Released twice daily (9 a.m. and 2 p.m.), Florida Minute will feature up-to-minute news to keep Floridians “in the know” throughout their day. Each 60-second news break will cover important statewide politics and public issues such as Common Core and education, medical marijuana, immigration, All Aboard Florida, taxes, the budget and elections.

“Everybody focuses on national issues,” Dean said. “But the most important politics are state and local. The major issues—taxes, education, unions, environmental issues—are happening in our backyard. Not everything happens in D.C. A lot of it takes place in Tallahassee and on the local level.”

At launch, Florida Minute will be carried on the iHeartRadio Network and statewide in Orlando, Daytona, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Vero Beach and Fort Pierce.

“We are excited to expand our brand and footprint to bring our fresh political coverage to radio listeners,” said SSN Executive Editor Nancy Smith. “With Florida Minute, our audience will receive relevant, statewide news that matters.”

For more information, please call Megan Lambert at (850) 297-2810 or visit

About Sunshine State News
Sunshine State News is the premier political news organization in Florida. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, SSN features exclusive, original content; well-known national and regional columnists; a political blog voted one of the state’s best by Washington Post readers; and comprehensive regional news coverage. Please visit for more information.

About Ed Dean
Ed Dean is senior editor for Sunshine State News and the host and founder of Ed Dean Radio, Florida’s number one radio talk show. His top-rated radio show is featured Monday through Friday, 6 to 8 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. around the state. Dean’s shows can be heard in Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Daytona Beach, Orlando, the Space Coast, the Treasure Coast and South Florida from West Palm Beach to Miami. It can also be heard in parts of Georgia and South Carolina. Dean is a regular financial and political commentator on Newsmax TV and a contributor to Fox News 35 in Orlando. In addition, he is a Senior Media Analyst for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, a Washington D.C. Taxpayers Advocacy Group. His weekly column, “The Dean’s List,” can be found at For more information on Ed Dean Radio, please visit

About Kevin Derby
Kevin Derby is senior political reporter for Sunshine State News. He is a regular guest on The Ed Dean Radio Show and a featured weekly guest on the Drew Steele Radio Show in Southwest Florida. In addition, he previously served as the former communications coordinator with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, as a legal and policy analyst with the Center for Community Interest and as an articles editor for Sayfie Media Group. Derby began his career as New York state chairman for Orrin Hatch’s bid for Republican presidential nomination. He has also appeared on Newsmax TV.


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