For Program Directors

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

EFFECTIVE May 2024: We are now 100% self-syndicated! That means no more paperwork needed to take the show and we’re excited to announce that all recorded inventory is now 100% local spots – no more network spots! Please reach out to to get started with Free Talk Live, via our downloadable show segments or our live streamed audio feed.

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. ZERO network spots. As of May 2024, we’re 100% independently syndicated, so we turned over all our network inventory to our stations. Now all recorded inventory is 100% local spots!

    1. NO Affiliate Agreement
      Paperwork is a hassle. We agree to provide you with an original show, seven nights per week and we ask that you just keep us informed of when and how you are airing us, pretty please! Reach out to to get started.

    2. Time tested and stable
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    3. 100% Streamable
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    4. Fresh content seven nights per week.
      There aren’t many shows that do this, but Free Talk Live is not your average syndicated show. There is really nothing like it out there.

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“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

“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

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

Andrew Lee
PD, KTCN AM – Minneapolis, MN

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

Chad Young
PD, WKCT AM – Bowling Green, KY

“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

“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) 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

“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

“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

“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

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

Dan Gaffney
PD, WGMD FM – Rehoboth Beach, DE

“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

“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

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

Mike Mangan
GM, WSTP AM – Salisbury, NC

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A rising star among the independents”

Michael Harrison
Publisher – TALKERS Magazine

“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

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

Easier than ever. We no longer require any pesky affiliate agreement paperwork. We just want to know when you will be airing the show, and how you plan to receive it. First check out our program clock, then reach out to our Affiliate Relations department at and you’ll get the details on how you can either download our show segment files or grab our live streamed audio.

: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.