Ed Dean: The New King of Florida Talk Radio

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Ed Dean: The New King of Florida Talk Radio

By: Kevin Derby
| Posted: July 28, 2014 3:55 AM

Ed Dean

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Already the top political radio talk-show host focused on Florida politics, conservative pundit Ed Dean is ready to take things to the next level as his show gets syndicated across the state this week.

Starting Monday, the “Ed Dean Radio Show” will be heard throughout Florida as he continues to focus on politics in the Sunshine State.

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

Dean thinks his background as a political reporter and financial adviser can help him succeed at the state level. A senior media analyst for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Dean is a Fox News contributor for Fox News 35 in Orlando and his work has appeared in Florida Voices, the Space Coast Daily and Sunshine State News. Before that, he covered politics for Straight Talk, the Brevard Reporter and WMEL Radio where he won awards for his coverage of the 2004 hurricane season.

Politics is in Dean’s blood. With his uncle John Buckley, a former Reagan consultant, Dean helped run BTV, a media and polling firm. Back in 2010, Dean was the featured MC for the “Spending Revolt” bus tour of Florida launched by Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Dean has also worked as a media consultant to politicians, campaigns and businesses groups at the state and national levels.

While he makes no efforts to tone down his conservatism, Dean told Sunshine State News part of the success of his radio efforts has been his focus on other perspectives. That includes bringing in analysts and experts instead of guests who preach to the converted.

“It’s all about the issues,” Dean said. “What’s made our show so successful is having voices and analysis from both sides and not just having politicians on. It’s not just one-sided and we’ve always done it this way.”

Dean’s show will be appearing in all of the major media markets in Florida on weekdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and with weekend appearances in some markets. The show will be on the air in Tallahassee, 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.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kderby@sunshinestatenews.com.


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