The television show “Let’s Talk Frank” is returning to the local airwaves, host Lee Frank said.
The show will air live every Thursday on Comcast Channel 12 from 7 to 8 p.m., and it will feature state and local guests, commentary, and news. The show will also accept calls from the viewing audience, a press release said.
Founded in 2002, the conservative-oriented local show aired for seven years on BBB Comcast Channel 12 in Anderson and Roane Counties.
Joining Frank will be co-host and Oak Ridge resident Anthony Allen. Allen came to Oak Ridge after earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and accepting a position in the Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1979. He also earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee. Allen and his wife Connie have two sons and three grandchildren, the press release said.
“In 2009, both of my parents and my wife Terry’s father were experiencing health issues where we wanted and needed to spend more time with them,” Frank said in the press release. “Both of my parents and Terry’s father passed away in 2010, and I know we made the right decision to take a leave from the show. I’m excited to get back to providing information and a forum for the people of our community.”
“There are a lot of state, national, and local issues that our local media can’t always cover in light of so many changes taking place in the world of media, or issues that might need a little extra attention,” Frank said. “We want to help fill in gaps and also give people in our community another outlet for their own voices to be heard.
“I look forward to being back on the air and working again with the great people at BBB Communications.”