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tom-lemonsTraditional news sources have all but disappeared from street corners and cafés. The classic hail to the community, “Here Ye Here Ye,” now comes in the form of tiny smartphone tone that can instantly reach millions in the blink of an eye.

Online news is quickly becoming the most efficient way to receive news updates, whenever you want and wherever you are.
In 2011, I left my position as a sales representative for a floundering industry and began writing for a local blog site called Real News Real Fast (RNRF). At that time, there RNRF only had about 5,000 subscribers but I knew, with a little nurturing, the website could thrive.
In 2013, I purchased RNRF and immediately began transforming it from an opinionated “blog site” to a legitimate objective online news source. Over a short period of time RNRF became a formidable competitor with major newspapers like the Hernando Today and Tampa Bay Times.
RNRF’s primary focus is on crime, crashes, sports, politics, disasters, and human interest; however, we “push the envelope” beyond what the average news source provides.
RNRF is best known for its quick response time and ability to deliver compelling images in the early stages of a developing story.
Since 2013, RNRF’s growth skyrocketed to the tune of over 100,000 local viewers and nearly a half-million views per month.
As a small business, we understand that advertising is a necessary element in procuring success. RNRF is committed to helping other small businesses grow, by offering website advertising at affordable rates.
RNRF is and always will be dedicated to bringing local news to Hernando County residents and surrounding communities.
Our motto is “R News is Your News at Real News Real Fast.”

dannyDanny Aiello Jr came to Real News Real Fast by way of the Hernando Today (Former subsidiary of the Tampa Tribune). After spending eight years writing sports for the Hernando-based newspaper, Danny accepted a position with RNRF as a sports writer, focusing primarily on high school and youth sports.
While working at the Hernando Today, Danny helped launch and acted as editor-in-chief of HomeTradie Magazine in Orlando, a successful home-improvement publication.
While at the University of Central Florida, Danny worked as the sports copy editor of the Central Florida Future, and spent two years writing for the Knights newspaper.
When we asked Danny why he chose to cover sports for RNRF, he said “I was heartbroken for these student-athletes in this county when the Hernando Today closed. I found a way to help get these young men and women the coverage they deserve. I looked at it as a challenge, and I truly believe the popularity of Internet-based Media is here to stay. I see the direction, we here at RNRF are going, and I think it will be something special for the county.”