Today marks a milestone for the Palm Beach International Boat Show: the first live streaming broadcast from the show, beginning at 2 p.m.
Boat Show Radio Network, presented by the AIM Marine Group, will be streamed online at www.aimmarinegroup.tv today, Friday and Saturday. Each broadcast will begin at 2 p.m. and last until about 4 p.m.
The broadcasts are hosted by L.J. Wallace, a 20-year veteran of marine broadcasting.
“I’m all about celebrating the maritime realm and the marine trades industry,” Wallace said, “and this is the next step. I’m really excited about it.”
The show format consists of Wallace interviewing show participants — the “movers and the shakers,” as he puts it.
Guests include representatives from Concord Marine, Beasley & Henley Interior Design (designers of the AIM Marine Group Pavilion), and Ports of Cause and AIG, among others.
The setting for the show is the AIM Marine Group Pavilion inside the show on Flagler Drive in the Lake Pavilion building.
Promoting the show this way should appeal to those walking the docks as well as those who are not attending, Wallace says.
“If you’re at the boat show and tune in to the broadcast on your smartphone or tablet, we might just tell you about something at the show you’re not aware of,” Wallace says. “Conversely, if you’re somewhere other than Palm Beach, you can tune in and get a taste of the show — live as it happens.”
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is produced by Show Management, which along with Soundings Trade Only is part of the AIM Marine Group.
— Rich Armstrong