Two Guys With National Gigs You Don't Get Here
Chris Seelbach is getting some buzz nationally, but you wouldn't know it in Cincinnati. Same with long-time radio personality Marty "With the Party" Thompson.
Seelbach, a political consultant for various Democratic candidates, has been named the political correspondent for "The Daily Buzz," a nationally syndicated morning show. It airs on 141 stations – but not here. The northern 'burbs might be able to see it 6-9 a.m. on Dayton's WBDT-TV (Channel 26), where the show was first produced in 2002. It has since moved to Orlando, Fla.
Seelbach, 28, a vice president with the Seidewitz Group, auditioned on a live show last Friday in Orlando, while in Florida for a wedding. He's a friend of Steve Bailey, marketing vice president for the show hosted by Andrea Jackson, Mitch English, Andy Campbell and Kia Malone. He’s the liberal balance for conservative Campbell.
The Over-the-Rhine resident will report live from here by Skype video conferencing software. And lobby local stations to carry the show.
Thompson, the former program director at WUBE-FM, WGRR-FM and WLW-AM, now hosts "Classic Top 40" (mostly '70s rock) 7 p.m.-midnight on more than 100 stations. But not here.
The show is syndicated by Dallas-based TKO Radio Networks to stations in Pittsburgh, Denver, Oklahoma City, Evansville and Muncie. You can hear him Monday-Saturday nights online from http://www.wupe.com/home.php
This week he was also named vice president for programming when TKO launched 24/7 syndicated programming.
Thompson, 43, broadcasts from his home Hamilton County's Miami Township. Now he's Marty with the Party in his basement.