TROY – Syndicated political columnist Steve Flowers is joining the faculty at Troy University and will host two television shows and one radio program on the University’s public broadcast stations.
Flowers, a Troy native, served 16 years in the Alabama House of Representatives and his weekly column “Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” – heralded as the state’s leading political column -- appears in 75 newspapers across the state with a combined circulation of more than 375,000.
Flowers will join the faculty of the Department of Political Science and teach an Alabama and Southern Politics class beginning in January 2009, but the major focus of his association with the University will be a bi-monthly 30-minute television program, coupled with a weekly five-minute television and radio programs.
“Alabama Politics with Steve Flowers” will feature political guests and air on the University’s cable television station TrojanVision. The five-minute “This Week in Alabama Politics with Steve Flowers” will air across both TrojanVision and TROY Public Radio stations 89.9 FM, Montgomery/Troy; 88.7 FM, Dothan; and 91.7 FM, Phenix City and Columbus, GA.
“I’m excited about expanding my weekly conversation with Alabamians about Alabama politics through the mediums of television and radio at Troy University,” Flowers said. “’This Week in Alabama Politics’ will go hand-in-hand and parallel our weekly newspaper column. As in our column, we will strive to make the show enjoyable and we will not be partisan or ideologically driven in our approach. Our hope is that the viewers find our shows entertaining and informative the same way our readers have.”
On TrojanVision, Flowers’ “This Week in Alabama Politics,” the weekly five-minute commentary, airs Thursdays and Fridays at 10:25 p.m. “Alabama Politics with Steve Flowers” is a 30-minute talk show that airs Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
On TROY Public Radio stations, the five-minute “This Week in Alabama Politics” will air at 12:01 p.m. each Saturday.
“Steve Flowers will add a depth of coverage for both our radio and television outlets and will give our listeners and viewers a unique look at Alabama politics and how it affects daily living,” said Sandra Gouge, associate vice chancellor of marketing and communication.
The University’s radio stations cover about 880,000 people in the Wiregrass, central and east Alabama, north Florida and southwest Georgia. TrojanVision is carried on cable systems in Montgomery, Prattville, Selma, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Maxwell/Gunter, Troy, Brundidge, Goshen, Crenshaw, Brantley, Luverne, Rutledge, Glenwood, Elba, Ozark, Phenix City, Columbus, GA. and online at http://wtsu.troy.edu/television/.