DETROIT, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron F. Belen, who heads up AFB Hospitality Group, which owns three popular Royal Oak restaurants and nightclubs, has signed on to sponsor Lick the Plate on 93.9 The River in Detroit and Windsor. Belen's backing of the show will enable host David Boylan to continue to tell the stories of the chefs, restaurateurs, growers, brewers, entrepreneurs and culinary personalities that are playing a key part in the economic recovery of the area.
Belen was one of the first guests on Lick the Plate and became a fan of the concept and it's original format from the start. He had this to say about the show and sponsoring it. "As a guest on the show, LTP gave me the ability to tell my story plus talk about food, music and my favorite places to eat in Detroit and Windsor. This was very appealing and provided great exposure at the time for Bistro 82 by reaching the desirable 93.9 The River audience. David has a knack for attracting a diverse range of guests who have great stories to tell and I love that about the show. The interview itself is a loose, fun experience and that definitely comes across on-air. Lick the Plate has become an essential part of the Detroit culinary scene and I'm excited to provide the support to make it possible."
River host David Boylan added this about the Belen's involvement with the show. "It speaks volumes about the generosity and support of the overall culinary community when a restaurateur like Aaron steps up to sponsor the show. He sees the value in Lick the Plate and his financial backing will keep us on the air and enable him to reach the desirable River audience of foodies who are potential customers for his restaurants."
Lick the plate airs M-F during the first commercial break at 7 and 10pm and in podcast format at www.939theriverradio.com
About Lick the Plate
Lick the Plate on 93.9 The River in Detroit and FM 94/9, KSON & Sunny 98.1 in San Diego has interviewed over 500 chefs, restaurateurs, growers, brewers and culinary personalities over the past 6 years. Its unique format allows the radio audience to really get to know the culinary talent behind their favorite restaurants. Besides their culinary background and experience, guests share the road to their current position, music memories and dream concert lineup, where they eat and drink around town, last supper, and an in-depth look at their current menu. The original format has proven to be very popular with both the culinary community and their foodie audience. Lick the Plate is also a weekly column in the Coast News, a North County San Diego weekly newspaper. More at www.lick-the-plate.com
About The River
93.9 The River—CIDR-FM is an adult alternative radio station located in Windsor, Ontario. With 100,000 watts of power, the signal is able to reach southeast Michigan and northern Ohio. In 2016, The River joined the iHeartRadio family of stations. The River plays a unique blend of new, classic and retro alternative hits alongside special programming such as "Lick The Plate." www.939theriverradio.com
About AFB Hospitality Group
Founded by Aaron F. Belen in 2013, AFB Hospitality Group owns & operates Bistro 82, an award-winning French-inspired modern restaurant, The Morrie, an eclectic neighborhood roadhouse, and Sabrage Ultra Lounge, all located in Royal Oak, Michigan. For additional information on AFB Hospitality Group and its growing portfolio of dining concepts, visit www.afbinvestments.com.
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