Talk show host and elder son of the late President Ronald Reagan, Michael says his newly launched show on the American Family Association (AFA) network not only gives him an vastly expanded audience, but also gives him access to the Internet world and allows him time to pursue his many other public interest and charitable works.
"I’ve been working on this for a long time" Michael told NewsMax. "I’ve wanted to take advantage of the new media for some time the AFA has allowed me to go right to the cutting edge of the Internet new technology.
"AFA is in the list of the top 100 websites This is a great place for me to be. Listeners can now not only hear my show, but see me as I do it in high definition TV. I have more visibility now with about 150 stations including some of the top stations I had with my previous show than I had then, and a daily audience of over 5 million."
He added that studying Barack Obama’s skilled usage of the Internet showed him how effective an Internet presence can be. He said that through the Internet, Obama was able to raise vast sums of money while the Republicans "were still stuck with a number 2 pencil and an eraser."
Michael explained that he was spread too thin to be able to devote the time required by his numerous other charitable activities when he was doing a three hour show five times a week which also required two to three hours of preparation every day.
"In addition to 25 or 30 speaking engagements around the country every year, carrying on the legacy of my father which I think is important, being involved in the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation, in expanding my Mike Reagan Advocacy center in Houston, Texas which deals with child abuse and foster care, I’m also a national spokesman for My Stuff Bags which supplies the 100,00 youngsters sent to foster care every year with such essentials as clothing, tooth brushes, tooth paste, etc.
"AFA wants to be a support system for what I’m doing. That wasn’t true with Radio America. They saw it as a problem. AFA sees it as an opportunity. So my new connection with AFA is a perfect fit for all the things I’m involved in." Michael said.
The new show, which began broadcasting January 5th, features guests, Michael’s commentary and listener call-ins.
The show can be heard live on AFA stations around the country. You can learn more by going to www.afr.net., which will allow you to access Michael’s show which airs between 5 and 6 p.m. CST (7 p.m. EST.) Monday through Friday.
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