For Program Directors

New shows all seven nights a week from 7p-10p Eastern! Take a look at our current Affiliates.

ATTENTION LPFM & Non-commercial stations: As of January 2024, we now have a commercial-free version of Free Talk Live available. Please reach out to to get access. 

If you haven’t yet, you should listen to an archive. You can find full archives of the radio show here.

Since you might want to hear cherry-picked moments, you can listen to our 5 minute Shortform Demo and download our :30 and :60 promo packs. If there is something else that’s not here that you are looking for, please email ian at

FTL #25 on TALKERS Magazine's Heavy Hundred
FTL #25 on TALKERS Magazine’s Heavy Hundred


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.

Important Documents

FTL Logos 

“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

“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

“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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 – Burlington, IA

“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

“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

“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

“FTL is a dynamic, interactive, live show that has brought new life to my weekend lineup!”

Dan Gaffney
PD, WGMD FM – Rehoboth Beach, DE

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Smart, fun, and very unique… the next generation of issues oriented talk.”

Andrew Lee
PD, KTCN AM – Minneapolis, MN

“FTL energizes nights! A cool and intelligent alternative, popular with our 25-54 target while bringing young people to talk radio.”

Brian Rickman
PD, WVNA-AM – Muscle Shoals, AL

“21st Century talk for today and tomorrow… Miss it and you’ll miss a lot.”

Mike Mangan
GM, WSTP AM – Salisbury, NC

“As General Manager I listen all the time. FTL is uplifting talk radio for free thinkers.”

Mike Lundgren
GM, KCAA AM & KTAE AM – Riverside, CA & Cameron, TX

“Fresh, entertaining and gives our listeners a reason to tune in Saturday nights!”

Chad Young
PD, WKCT AM – Bowling Green, KY

“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

“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

“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

“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 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“A rising star among the independents”

Michael Harrison
Publisher – TALKERS Magazine

“(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

“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

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

Easy. First, check out our program clock. Peruse our easy Affiliate Agreement. When you’re ready, fill out and sign the agreement and email it to If you have any questions, call or text Adam Miller at 612-695-5982.

:60 and :30 Promos

We have a ton of evergreen promos available for you to use on your station, in both :60 and :30 versions. Each has around 7-8 seconds on the end for you to tag on your local airtimes. They range from funny to serious, so use whatever you feel fits your station best. At this time, we are offering them in downloadable .ZIP files full of .MP3 files:

  • :60 Taggable Promos – Over 170 different evergreen sixty second Free Talk Live promos in a .ZIP file.
  • :30 Taggable Promos – Over 190 different evergreen sixty second Free Talk Live promos in a .ZIP file.