FTL is a breath of fresh air that makes you think hard about other options to solving and discussing issues of today...you may not always agree, but it's riveting radio--they tackle topics many will not even touch!
John McKay PD, KFLD AM Pasco, WA
FTL brings us everything we wanted for weekend programming - live, sincere, and a needed rest from the 24/7 Republican vs Democrat battle.
Matt Millar PD, WFLA FM Tallahassee, FL
(FTL) gets into various topics and doesn't just spend three hours beating one topic to death. Plus, several listeners have commented that FTL keeps them hooked. That's good for us!
Rick Stevens OM, WKMQ AM/FM Tupelo, MS
The next generation of talk radio is here, right now. Ian and Mark bring talk radio into the 21st century.
Ken Pauli PD, WFTL AM Miami, FL
Free Talk Live is the only show we have on the air that defies all conventional political labels. It's witty, fresh, intriguing and sometimes completely outrageous...but always good radio.
Steve Hexom PD, KBUR-AM
Fresh, entertaining and gives our listeners a reason to tune in Saturday nights!
Chad Young PD, WKCT AM Bowling Green, KY
21st Century talk for today and tomorrow... Miss it and you'll miss a lot.
Mike Mangan GM, WSTP AM Salisbury, NC
FTL is a dynamic, interactive, live show that has brought new life to my weekend lineup!
Dan Gaffney PD, WGMD FM Rehoboth Beach, DE
Now, more than ever, talk radio needs fresh new talent with compelling content. Free Talk Live provides me with exactly that.
Phil Tower Legendary Talk Programmer WOOD, Grand Rapids, MI
Finally a weekend talk show that's live and hip! It's the best of both worlds with Free Talk Live.
Keith Malinak PD, WSCC FM Charleston, SC
Lively, topical, young, focused on the listener, and irreverent, but not juvenile and stupid. These guys are pros.
David Bernstein Legendary Talk Programmer WOR, WBZ, WRKO, etc.
I've added FTL to my weekend lineup, and it has great interplay between the hosts and callers. LIVE, free-wheeling, fast-paced, and always stimulating.
Bill Meyer OM, KMED AM Medford, OR
FTL exposes people to a point of view rarely heard on talk radio yet widely held by the general public.
Mark Jones OM, WVBG AM Vicksburg, MS
As General Manager I listen all the time. FTL is uplifting talk radio for free thinkers.
Mike Lundgren General Manager, KCAA AM & KTAE AM Riverside, CA & Cameron, TX
Free Talk Live has, after only two months, captured my listeners with its younger view! It's a great alternative to the old fogies!
Rusty Thomas PD, WWCK AM Flint, MI
No insane contracts, no added inventory and good, live, compelling programming. I think FTL would work on almost any talk format.
Tom Sebourn PD, KGOE AM Eureka, CA
'Free Talk Live Saturday' showed solid audience reaction in PPM. When Thompson announced his departure the choice was clear: Free Talk Live. Sensible. Intelligent. Interactive. Entertaining.
Scott Roddy PD, WXNT AM Indianapolis, IN
If you are a station wanting something that will add some spice to your evening lineup, FTL is the way to go!
J.R. Smith PD, KBYO FM Monroe, LA
This show can become 'appointment listening' to people who might not otherwise cume your station. FTL raises your station's online profile.
Holland Cooke News/Talk Specialist McVay Media
Smart, fun, and very unique... the next generation of issues oriented talk.
Andrew Lee PD, KTCN AM Minneapolis, MN
Program Directors know that Free Talk Live can't be ignored and that it's a force to be reckoned with. It's a program who's time has come and is truly the next generation of issues-oriented talk.
Skip Joeckel Talk Shows USA
Free Talk Live gets our listeners fired up! Ian is the only host that personally checks in from time to time to see if we need anything. The entire cast is great as well. Great show, great service!
Jimmy Fish PD, WGGH AM Marion, IL
Finally, a show that focuses on the battle for our future between the forces of individual liberty and those who would deny it to us. Your listeners will say, 'Wow, I thought I was the only one who felt this way.'
Ted Baker PD, Finger Lakes News Radio Finger Lakes, NY
Scratching their nails across the blackboard of talk radio, Ian and Mark grab your attention and make you think. Add FTL for a refreshing change from the normal fare.
Dave Evans PD, WVTS AM Charleston, WV
Our WNYY listeners are extremely active listeners and they love to tell us how much they love or hate the views presented on Free Talk Live, both weekdays and the weekend edition. The perspectives and content is something fresh and thought-provoking in this Ivy League town.
Dave Vieser APD, WNYY AM Ithaca, NY
A rising star among the independents
Michael Harrison TALKERS Magazine
Free Talk Live is great talk radio...very entertaining. And by entertaining I mean smart, witty and thought-provoking. It's the perfect night-time alternative to more-of-the-same political talk.
Randall Bloomquist President, Talk Frontier Media
We were looking for unique and fresh talk content and FTL delivered right out of the gate.  These guys get it!
Stuart Langston PD, WBHP/WHOS Huntsville/Decatur, AL
FTL energizes nights! A cool and intelligent alternative, popular with our 25-54 target while bringing young people to talk radio.
Brian Rickman PD, Finger Lakes News Radio Finger Lakes, NY

Program Directors & GM's

We're LIVE all seven nights a week from 7p-10p Eastern! Take a look at our current Affiliates.

If you haven't yet, you should listen to an archive. You'll find the last week's worth of shows in the player at the top of the site. You can also get more than a year's worth of shows via our archives page. Sure, we could send you a spiffy package, and include a CD with some cherry-picked moments on it. However, we think you deserve to hear the show as it usually is. Listening note - the Saturday show is by far the most popular of our shows and has a different feel as a result. If you are considering FTL for Saturdays, be sure to sample a Saturday show.

Since you might want to hear cherry-picked moments check out our :30 and :60 promos or for a quick overview, listen to our 5 minute Shortform Demo. If there is something else that's not here that you are looking for, please email ian at freetalklive.com

Why You Should Add Free Talk Live to Your Lineup

  1. Time tested and stable

    Free Talk Live has been independently syndicated since 2004. Our show has no debt and is profitable.

  2. You will be relieved by our easy-going agreement

    We're preemptible with no makegoods, and don't require any ROS spots or mandatory outside-the-show-anything!

  3. We’re flexible

    Take as many hours as you want. Run us live or delay broadcast. Whatever works best for your station is what we want.

  4. 100% streamable

    Yes, you can stream FTL. Some affiliates even fill their stream us when other shows and sports prevent streaming!

  5. 60% of talk radio listeners are neither Democrat nor Republican

    We don't like politicians either! (Source: TALKERS Magazine’s TRRP, 2013)

  6. You want controversial programming

    We'll stir it up without pandering to the lowest-common-denominator. Our viewpoints will get your listeners thinking outside their box.

  7. You're tired of vacationing hosts and refeeds

    Free Talk Live is live seven days a week, and virtually never takes time off. We think your listeners deserve live content no matter what day it is.

  8. Our P1 listeners tend to be very dedicated

    They really appreciate our radio affiliates and are likely to tell others in your area to listen. We even give them fliers they can distribute to promote FTL on your station.

Okay, you've sold me. How do I add Free Talk Live?

Easy. First, check out our program clock and satellite info. Peruse our easy one-page Affiliate Agreement. When you're ready, fill out and sign the agreement and FAX it to 815-550-1851. If you have any questions, call us at 603-513-2449. Alternately you may call John Haarmann in affiliate relations at the Genesis Communications Network at 877-996-4327 x123. Finally, you can also call our affiliate representative Skip Joeckel at 719-579-6676 or email him at skip@talkshowsusa.com. You can also visit the the Talk Shows USA website page about FTL.

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