SFGN Publisher Norm Kent celebrated the first anniversary of his radio show this week, but not with the party of guests he hoped for and wanted.
“I was going to hold an indoor rally for all my guests this past year,” Kent said, “but unlike our president, I don’t want to kill my friends.”
Kent kicked off “The Norm Kent Show” last year after building a radio studio in the offices of SFGN in Wilton Manors. However, since the start of the global pandemic, the show has been produced remotely, from what he calls his “man cave at home.”
Illuminating local entrepreneurs and political figures, the popular show has been sponsored by Tim Hart’s R3 Accounting, Dr. Howard Cunningham’s Oakland Park Dental, John Castelli Realty, Joe Pallant Insurance, and the AIDS Health Care Foundation, amongst others.
Kent kicked off the anniversary week’s show by declaring that Trump should be charged with “criminally negligent homicide” for his political gatherings that defy his own administration’s CDC guidelines.
Featured guests on the radio show have included contemporary local and political leaders, including candidates for office. On Thursday’s show, Kent hosts Broward County Mayor Dale Holness to discuss the opening of local bars and nightclubs.
“The Norm Kent Show” has also been a forum for local journalists to talk about the stories they have been working on and published, with over 16 reporters from Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald and local TV stations having appeared on the show.
A long-time advocate for the legalization of cannabis, at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday Kent featured author Steve Bloom, the Publisher of the internationally featured website, celebstoner.com.
“If we could have had an anniversary party,” Kent stated, “I would have distributed edibles and medically necessary loose joints.”
The show can be heard daily on AM and FM dials in Broward and Palm Beach at 1470 AM and 95.3 FM, and is replayed on wwnnradio.com at 11 p.m. EST.
While Kent’s show has been “COVID-19 centric” since the start of the pandemic, he said the next few months will be politically driven with the presidential election coming up in November.
“There is a virus in the White House, and every person in America has to help remove it,” Kent added.