WPRK 91.5 FM plans to launch Talk of the Town, a new live radio show and podcast, on Wednesday, October 20 at 9 a.m. in collaboration with Rollins College, the City of Winter Park, and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
Talk of the Town will air on the third Wednesday of each month and will feature regular guests including Sam Stark, Rollins College Vice President of Communications & External Relations, Winter Park Mayor Phil Anderson, and Winter Park Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Betsy Gardner Eckbert. According to the City, the podcast will bring in other guests to speak on Winter Park-related topics, such as the grand opening of the new Winter Park Library & Events Center.
“I am looking forward to partnering with the City of Winter Park and Rollins College to keep our community informed on issues and events,” Eckbert said. “I also look forward to sharing what’s new at the Winter Park Chamber, how our businesses are doing in the face of challenges – including comings and goings – and how we can all support the economy for everyone’s benefit.”
In January, Rollins College launched “Rollins Around Town,” a podcast hosted by Stark that discusses a range of topics, from guests’ personal experiences in relation to Rollins and the community, to once-upon-a-time Winter Park throwbacks. However, according to Spokesperson for the City of Winter Park Communications Department, Clarissa Howard, Talk of the Town is a community collaboration different from the Rollins-based podcast and will feature a wider variety of guests, topics, and will be primarily focused on providing updates and information for the residents in Winter Park.
According to City of Winter Park Mayor, Phil Anderson, Talk of the Town aligns with the City’s various implementations to “share important City messages from traditional media to electronic tools.”
“Now, Talk of the Town, offers us a new opportunity and avenue to share our message with our on-the-go community in their cars or homes,” Anderson said. “To do this in collaboration with our partners that have a vested interest in our community is exciting. I hope Talk of the Town will inspire our public to become engaged and informed about the issues and activities happening in our great city.”
Listeners can tune into 91.5 FM to hear the live premier of the show, which will also be available on the WPRK website. In addition, the podcast will be available on Spotify, Apple, and Google. For more information, visit the WPRK Facebook page.