Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Full Sail Campus is all a-Buzz

Nationally Syndicated Morning Show to Relocate to Full Sail Campus 
The Daily Buzz Moving to New State-of-the-Art Facilities

WINTER PARK, FL, May 15, 2007 – Full Sail Real World Education and ACME Communications (NASDAQ: ACME) announced today that The Daily Buzz, ACME’s leading nationally syndicated morning show, will move to the Full Sail campus in Winter Park, Florida beginning June 2007. As part of the relocation from its original location in Orlando, The Daily Buzz will move to a new facility with state-of-the-art technology on the Full Sail campus.
Launched in 2002, The Daily Buzz is a three-hour morning news program that has successfully become an alternative to the common older-skewing network news and paid programs. The Daily Buzz reaches a much younger demographic (18-49 year olds) and currently airs on 144 stations, including all of ACME’s CW Network affiliated stations, The CW 100+ Cable Group, and many of the CBS-owned CW stations. The program currently reaches approximately 39 percent of U.S. households, or 44 million television households.
“The Daily Buzz is succeeding in changing the way typical morning news programs are produced and delivered, while providing stations with new and better inventory for advertisers,” said Doug Gealy, President and Chief Operating Officer of ACME Communications. “That mission has remained unchanged and our ongoing commitment to the show is reflected, after a national search for a new facility, in our decision to move to Full Sail, a dynamic and creative epicenter in Central Florida. We look forward to settling into our new facility and expect a long and fruitful relationship with Full Sail.”
“We greatly appreciate that The Daily Buzz and ACME Communications values the education of young professionals. Having The Daily Buzz on the Full Sail campus brings numerous opportunities to our students each day,” said Ken Goldstone, COO for Full Sail. “The ability for students to participate in the production of a successful nationally televised live broadcast is invaluable and is consistent with our real world education philosophy.”

“This is a great move for the state,” Paul Sirmons, Florida's film commissioner in Governor Charlie Crist's office, further added. “We not only get a very popular, nationally syndicated TV show to remain in Central Florida, but students at Full Sail get hands-on experience. That kind of credit on a resume will really help those students once they graduate. It's truly a win-win situation.”

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