Gail Shane— the show’s creator, host, and executive producer— has served as the Realtor Liaison for Neal Communities for the past eight years. Each week, this lively, one-hour talk show features a different local Realtor® who serves as the co-host of the show. Gail and her co-host invite leaders in local businesses and non-profit organizations to be featured as well.
“Realtors are an integral part of our business at Neal Communities, and it is a pleasure to work with them to promote our community in a different way as well,” said Shane.
Local broker and recent show guest Lee Mirman said, “While Gail’s passion for living in Sarasota is contagious, I am most impressed by her commitment to philanthropy. She has hosted over 200 different charitable organizations whose goal is to create better life experiences for our community’s residents and visitors. Gail is instrumental in getting people to share their money, time and love.”
Becky Canesse, CEO of Just for Girls in Manatee County, a non-profit recently featured on the show said, “Your leadership in philanthropy, business and media helps young girls see opportunities they would not otherwise see for their own future. Thank you for showing them what successful and caring women look like!”
Other guests have commented about Shane’s natural presence on-air and frequently thank her for the publicity the show offers to the region’s non-profit sector, as well as the real estate profession and local businesses. Local celebrity and business professional Joey Panek was recently featured as a guest on the show and said, “Gail Shane is an absolute pro and when you appear as a guest, she makes you immediately feel comfortable. In addition, her energy and contagious positive attitude really shine through on the radio,” said Panek.
Shane chose to broadcast with WSRQ because of its focus on the local community. Known as “Sarasota’s Talk Radio,” the station frequently promotes local businesses, many non-profits, and schools. WSRQ Radio is a locally owned and operated talk radio station, and provides the most local talks shows in our community. “Gail Shane is one of the most dynamic personalities on radio today,” said Susan Nilon, WSRQ Radio General Manager. “For the past four years, Gail has introduced us to the best of our community. She runs a tight show that is peppered with great stories, amazing interviews, and a whole lot of fun. We are proud to be able to celebrate 4 years of Gail Shane and Friends on the radio!” said Nilon. The show airs Saturday mornings from 10-11 AM and is archived online at www.GailShane.com or www.sarasotatalkradio.com.
Neal Communities was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #64 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 9,000 homes in Southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally-owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. John Neal Homes, Neal Signature Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 29 Parade of Homes 2013 awards, 49 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.nealcommunities.com.