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Ep 120- Steve Glum of Ace Cafe and the odd story of the fertility statues

Steve Glum, the Chief Marketing Officer, Ace Cafe North America, joins us in the studio to talk about his role at the motorcycle-focused café in downtown Orlando. He shares stories from his time at Ripley’s including a run-in with the famed fertility statues, his time at Hard Rock, and what it was like being part of the opening staff at WDW’s Pleasure Island.

We also discuss TASTE! Central Florida. The annual event that helps raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank and Coalition for the Homeless. Taking place August 19, 2017, at the World Center Marriott on 536 TASTE! is the premier foodie event of the year and this year is no exception. We also get new details on BOTH Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ joints coming to Central Florida and hear new details on future of the Ace Café brand.


Recording Date- August 18, 2017, on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)


TASTE! Central Florida

Tickets to TASTE! Central Florida

Ace Café Orlando

Orlando Park Pass


Adventures in Charity Adventurer’s Club reunion

Joel Manby’s Tampa Bay Times interview

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Ep 72 – Italy and the Big News

We focus on three big announcements at OTR on today’s show before Jake gives trip report from his trip to Italy. Jim gives up the update from the Town Hall meeting at SeaWorld Orlando and Robert talks about the crazy new wedding option at Walt Disney World. Brian also gives us the latest on Kong while Ken and Andy talk about all the news from I-Drive and the area attractions.


Date of Recording: 4/27/16 | 4/25/16

Music: Song 1 | Song 2

Orlando World Center Marriott gets a new GM

Loews Royal Pacific unveils updated hotel rooms

WDW is now offering in-park, daytime weddings at MK for $75K

Wilderness Lodge DVC cabanas now have a likely name and its linked the fish on the menu

Port Canaveral’s The Cove district but on the backburner after developer pulls out

SeaWorld Town Hall

SeaWorld announces new partnership with Guy Harvey

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Ep 66 – Robert Moves In at WDW

Robert gives us a mega-update from WDW including trip reports from DAK Lodge, Saratoga Springs and Wilderness Lodge. Plus the very latest on Tilikum’s declining health. News on a brand new, first in the region water slide and you won’t believe where it’s going. Also, Jim and Ken discuss Kylie Jenner and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Show Notes


Date of Recording: 3/11/15


Music- Song One | Song Two


Punch List

Tilikum’s status

Mako’s track is finished

Goo Goo Dolls cancel BGT concert

Fun Spot’s new lift hill LEDs are now installed

Sugar Factory has a VIP opening

Cody Simpson comes to Madame Tussauds

Daytona Lagoon gets an update

JetBlue pilot training center opening in Orlando

Embassy Suites downtown is sold

New details on the OCSC stadium

Glass slide in L.A.

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Ep 42 – Safari Mike Hopes For A Train But Not For a Monkey Island

Safari Mike of Jambo Everyone/Radio Harambe stops in for a chat about the future of Animal Kingdom and the history of live animals at Walt Disney World. Ken is let down when Safari Mike tells him a monkey island in the Seven Seas Lagoon is unlikely. Jake asks about the role of the conservation message in the future of the park. Both SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are also brought up in the discussion. During the Punch List Brian, Jake and Ken talk about wine on 192, booze at a gun range, that odd leak from Universal Orlando and their favorite parts of IAAPA. Ken tells the guys about some bad news regarding the Mag-Lev train and some good news regarding Orlando International. A quick discussion on Monday’s insane stock market drop and what it means for Orlando is also included.

Show Notes


Song One (Punch List)

Song Two (Main Event Intro)

Song Three (Closing Song)

Recording Dates: Main Event- Aug 21, 2015 | Punch List- Aug 24, 2015

The Punch List

Paul Brinkman’s analysis of how Monday’s stock market craziness affects for Central Florida businesses (And it doesn’t look good for SEAS)

  1. Dismaland – Banksy theme park
  2. Lord of the Rings park in Spain put on hold due to gov’t $ cuts
  3. F&F at USF
  4. Fantasy of Flight to reopen in 3-5 years
  5. Falcon’s Creative Group announces office expansion.
  6. Black Bear exhibit coming to the Central Florida Zoo
  7. Winery, vacation home, botanical gardens development at Formosa Gardens area of 192 moves forward
  8. Visit Orlando kicks off new campaign
  9. MK, DLP make list of riskiest places to use public wifi
  10. New renderings of Skyplex released, T-Mobile/AT&T announced as telecommunications partner
  11. Occupancy and nightly rates up year over year in the region
  12. Hotel announced for Bella Collina
  13. AC Hotel/Residence Inn coming across from Millenia, new office building were also announced for across the street from that project
  14. 2 new hotels announced for OIA, no flag announced at this time
  15. OIA announces Fentress (Denver, LAX) as the architect for the new South Terminal
  16. Mag-Lev hits a snag with the OIA
  17. Daytona Beach getting gun range with booze bar

Ken Recommends – Florida Matters TIA Interview

The Main Event

Jambo Everyone

J.E.’s. Zazzle Shop

National Elephant Center in Fellsmere, Florida

DAK makes worst zoo list

Bronx Zoo’s World of Darkness

Potter Zoo’s new moose exhibit

Discovery Island

Flamingos at Epcot

Zootopia rumor for DAK

Wild monkeys of Silver Springs

Dixie Landings Radio

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