Armada Funds has installed a small television studio on its trading room floor in an effort to make its portfolio managers more available for live interviews on the likes of CNBC, Bloomberg and other financial news programs.

The simple studio, which includes a camera and satellite hook-up, cost slightly less than $50,000 said, Ann Whalen, Armada Funds' director of marketing. It was used for the first time last week when Dan Bandi, director of the value team for Armada Funds' adviser, National City Investment Management Co., appeared on Bloomberg.

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