'Metro Today Show' takes on new name, keeps same successful originalformat
by Danae Xenakis-Jénks, MetSentinel.com Writer | Wednesday, 3 July 2019 | 6:45 AM PT
LOS ANGELES - The "Metro Today Show" producers announced the radio broadcast will change its name and take a new approach to the topics and guests that are featured on each broadcast according to a press release. However, it's original format will not change due to the public demand for it to stay the same.
The hour-long programme will now be known as "Metro Today NewsTalk Radio" according to a statement released by executive producer Wm. "Bill" Stephens.
The Metro Today Show was first produced and originally aired from Delavan, Wisconsin in 2013 and was the dream of Dustin Alexander-Pérez, his brother C.J. Zebley and Bill Stephens, a photojournalist from the Illinois/Wisconsin border area.
Alexander-Pérez, a voice recording artist and Zebley, a local celebrity DJ and club afficionado, originally had planned to feature indie music artists and undiscovered musical talent, but the show took a dramatic turn one day and never looked back.
After featuring a prominent missing persons case on the show, the radio group decided to continue featuring broadcasts that were more informative and essential to the general public.
"Music is wonderful and we do plan to feature some new artists, but our main goal will be more informative to the public than only entertaining," said Alexander-Pérez, host of the talk show.
The show actually had taken a long sabatical and was almost completely shelved until the general public started to enquire and send in show ideas according to the statement. Immediate future plans and show topics haven't been revealed yet, however the show producers did state that story ideas, topics and guests willing to be on the show are all welcome for consideration. Anyone interested or who has a concept can submit their information at the shows signup page.
The long-term plans for the show have not been shared with the public yet. However, the show will continue to produce one-hour and 30 minute broadcasts as long as possible. The show is currently in production, but the first air date back on broadcast radio isn't until Monday, August 5th, 2019.
Talk show helps authorities in US, Europe reunite missing child with father
by Jay Clarke, Metro News Wire Service | September 19, 2014 | 05:30 AM CT
MILWAUKEE - The long search for Jerry Pfeifer has come to a dramatic end and some of the credit is being shared with the "Metro Today Show" according to a statement released by its production company.
"We were collaborating with 'The Shelia Smith Show' which featured mostly missing persons cases and Miss Smith asked me why weren't we doing that on our show? It got me to thinking and doing some serious soul-searching," said Alexander-Pérez.
The show went through "Baptism by fire" when Bradley-Smith secured an interview with Bob Pfeifer, father of then internationally abducted Jeffy Pfeifer. This was a huge case and no interviews were being given to the news media whatsoever at the time. However, Bob Pfeifer was willing to grant an exclusive to Alexander-Pérez.
Not long after the show originally aired in the United States, it was reported that several news media and entertainment outlets throughought parts of Eastern Europe re-broadcast the show in an effort to "flush" the kidnapping suspects out of hiding.
It worked and ABC News Nightline was there with Pfeifer during the dramatic rescue, court-hearing, FBI apprehension and finally when father and son touched down in The United States once again both free of the dramatic situation both were unwillingly placed in when this had all started.
"Bob was kind enough to send me an e-mail thanking me and explaining how our programme played a role in bringing Jerry back home. We never thought that our small offering to get the story out to the masses here in the states would travel around the world. We're so glad things worked out for the best," said Alexander-Pérez. The show does welcome the public and law enforcement to submit a request for missing persons information to be broadcast during the show as time permits. The show has a signup form at their website page.