WPRK’s popular radio show “Local Heroes” returns to the airwaves Wednesday, March 12 after a short hiatus. There have been a few changes to the show, but the focus is still on bringing attention to the abundance of talent in Orlando, including local bands. For the first show back they will have Orlando band Violectric as their music guest and comedic group Digital Boobs doing stand-up comedy on the air.
“For season three we’re going to keep pushing the boundaries,” said show host Daniel Pacchioni. “[We’ve] added two new co-hosts, Ilene Leiber and George Wallace. Although very different, they’re both very respectable in their fields. I think we have great chemistry and bring something different to the table. Our format will stay the same with a slight change and will resemble a late night talk show with less talk and more music. We will have a musical performance every single week, which is unique by itself and great guests at the top of the hour.”
The two new co-hosts are well-known in their fields and will bring a varied perspective to the radio show. Ilene Lieber is the owner and publicist at Passion PR Communications Consulting, which represents the area’s top brands in entertainment and hospitality. Aside from being a skilled media consultant, she is also a writer and self-professed pop culture junkie. George Wallace is the General Manager of the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival as well as Vice President of Ivanhoe Village Main Street. He is also attending Rollins College, where WPRK is located.
Real Feel Recording will return for season three and will be running the sound for the live performances during the show. Also returning will be Shauna of East Coast Photography. Joining the team will be videographer Chad Pearce, who will be shooting and editing the live performances.
“Local Heroes” airs on Wednesday’s from 5-7 p.m. on Rollins College radio station WPRK 91.5 FM. Fans can keep up with the show on their You Tube channel, Facebook page and Twitter feed. Fans can listen worldwide online at Tune In.