Community & Political activist Randy Ross announced on his Facebook page late Monday morning that he will start a weekly TV show that will air a pilot on CW 18 on March 1st.
By Jacob Engels
Randy Ross, the creator & moderator of the Orange County Political Voice Facebook group that boasts over 4,000 members is taking his forum to the front porch. Ross, who dubs himself equal parts activist & community organizer said the show will transform Sunday morning viewing in Central Florida. The show, called “Front Porch Chat with Randy & Friends,” will air on CW 18 every Sunday morning at 11am.
“My passion for people, community and politics steered me in one direction….find a way to help make a difference. The goal will be to educate, entertain and inform. A reality approach to what often are difficult conversations,” says Randy Ross who created and will host/produce the show.
Ross revealed that he will be purchasing the airtime and selling the advertising space for the 1-hour segment during which the show will air on CW 18. He said that the program will not be produced or directed by the station. Mr. Ross recently left his high-level marketing & public relations post at the Orlando Museum of Art and promised that he would have a big announcement “coming soon.”
As far as guests and content are concerned, Ross promised that he will keep the lineup and tempo of the show ever-changing. Glenda Chauncy, host on Hispanic Speak Out Television, will join Ross as his weekly co-host.
“We won’t be making news necessarily. We’ll be talking about it and taking it to a level news stations don’t really explore – what people actually think,” said Chauncy.
The show will be shot on-site at Full Sail University and the production team will be populated by former and current Full Sail students – through a production company called Titus Studios. Rumored future guests include Hispanic Chamber of Commerce leader Julio Rocha & some of the more colorful members of Ross’s Facebook group – including Chadwick Hardee, a Republican who ran for school board and civil rights activist Lawanna Gelzer.
The pilot episode will be shot on Thursday December 18th at 11am at the university. This announcement reminded me of a quote from famed Nixon adviser and political operative Roger Stone.
“Politics with me isn’t theater, it’s performance art. Sometimes, for its own sake.” Let the performance begin Mr. Ross.
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org