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Ep 94 – Dark Nights at CityWalk and a Roadtrip to Hogan’s Beach Shop

In this episode of #OTRonFM we have a news roundup with news from nearly every single corner of Central Florida. We’re extra energetic this week after SoFlo Energy Drinks drops off some drinks for us. We chug the caffeine and dive into the news. We talk with someone who was at CityWalk when the power went out. Jim calls in with a review of Paddlefish. Ken gives a trip report from Hogan’s Beach Shop in Clearwater. We discuss the name of Fun Spot Kissimmee’s new coaster. And we ask if SeaWorld is properly training their employees these days.

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Recording Date- Feb 10, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

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CityWalk goes dark

Fun Spot names its’ new coaster

Hulk Hogan partners with Joshua Wallack for new I-Drive beach shop

Is there an issue with employee training at SeaWorld? We debate if there’s been a recent decline in quality at the park.

Paddlefish is reviewed by Jim

Happily Ever After fireworks announced for Magic Kingdom

Bonnet Creek expands convention center

Is Grand Flo getting a major overhaul? Ken says no.

IAAPA announces new location for Orlando HQ

Holy Land Experience gives details and numbers for this year’s free day

New food association launches in Central Florida

The I-4 Eyesore tower could be finished by end of the year

DisneyQuest is confirmed to be closing, NBA Experience on the way

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Ep 93 – UUOP goes viral and Ken asks…begs… for Planet Hollywood love

Lee Mallaby of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast tells of how Jim Hill caused UUOP to go viral. Then Lee shares the latest information and rumors regarding Universal Orlando. The show starts with Ken expressing concern over Planet Hollywood getting a fair review. After Lee’s interview, the guys discuss the short-lived ArteGone twitter account.

Hosts

Special Guest – Lee Mallaby of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast

Recording Date- Jan 27, 2017 on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park | Mallaby Interview Jan 25, 2017

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UUOP Facebook

WPRK

 

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Ep 92 – Artegon goes but Art Stays

On this #OTRonFM we have Shannon Youngs who is opening a brand-new showroom for local artists, including many of the artists who formerly called Artegon home. We discuss what went wrong at Artegon and how in the end it could be a positive thing for the Orlando area in the end. The owners of Gods & Monsters call in to share all the latest info on both their temporary and their permeant locations. Then Florida Soap Company calls in to share details on their new Altamonte location. Then we close out the episode with Ed opening his brand new MagicBand and we discuss the differences between version 1 and 2.

Hosts

Special Guest – Shannon Youngs of the 1280 Palmetto Showroom

Recording Date- Feb 2, 2017 – Live on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

Artegon – Where are they now?

Gods & Monsters

WPRK

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Ep 91 – Ringling Says Goodbye

In this episode of #OTRonFM we talk Ringling with Richie and Jake, Ken reviews Ohana’s and Robert gets excited about concerts at SeaWorld. Jason of Orlando Fun and Food tells us about his experiences covering Feld, including a trip to the elusive Ringling Elephant Center. Artegon, the Atlanta Braves, SeaWorld and more are mentioned on this very circus-centric episode.

Hosts

Special Guest – Jason of Orlando Fun and Food

Recording Date- Jan 20, 2017 – Live on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

Ringling shuts down after 146 years

SeaWorld hosts Lynyrd Skynyrd

Braves leave WWOS

Skyzone sues Artegon

 

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Ep 90 – Vegan Jamaicans and Everything but Artegon (and a some Artegon)

In this episode of #OTRonFM Irie the Vegan Chef stops by the studio to talk about Orlando’s growing vegan and vegetarian foodie scene. She gives Robert, Ed and Ken some vegan ice cream live on the air. The guys then respond to the news of Artegon closing.

Hosts

Special Guest – Irie the Vegan Chef of DaJen Eats

Recording Date- Jan 13, 2017 – Live on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

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WPRK

DaJen Eats

The District at Mills50

 

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