ABC Radio Networks Kicks Off ‘The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40′ This Weekend

January 6, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ — ABC Radio Networks kicks off its new
agreement with Dees Entertainment this weekend as the syndication
representative of “The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40.” The development agreement was
recently signed by ABC Radio Networks and Dees Entertainment, the programming
company owned by entertainment personality Rick Dees. Together they will work
to develop and distribute original entertainment content targeting key

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“Rick is one of the most respected talents in radio and we’re thrilled to
add his knowledge and keen understanding of the young-end audience to our
portfolio,” said Carl Anderson, Senior Vice President for Programming and
Distribution. “He has built an illustrious career rooted in his ability to
connect with listeners. His experience and wide ranging success will be a
strong advantage for our platforms.”

The partnership will create a variety of contemporary productions that
will reach across multiple radio formats. The network will also grow its great
affiliate base.

“My friends at ABC Radio Networks have the best team in place to maximize
new opportunities with Dees Entertainment,” said Rick Dees. “I am very excited
about returning home to ABC Radio and its creative programming culture. Our
team has developed new short-form and long-form programs for immediate
distribution, plus original video that attracts a new audience for 2009 and
beyond. In other words, we’re ready for ABC … Dees!”

About Dees Entertainment

Dees Entertainment provides original broadcast and Internet programming.
Produced with a focus on quality, every product including “The Rick Dees
Weekly Top 40″ and RICK.COM, emanate from Rick Dees’ state-of-the-art studios
in Burbank. It operates DDN, an internet-based entertainment player and DDN
Mobile, a text messaging platform. Dees Entertainment has a partnership with
Emmis Communications to produce “ Rick Dees in the Morning,” 5 – 10 on KMVN
93.9 Los Angeles.

About ABC Radio Networks

ABC Radio Networks has 4,400 affiliate radio stations reaching more than
105 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services
include ABC News Radio, Paul Harvey News and Comment, The Sean Hannity Show,
and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Other ABC services include digital platforms
with online interactive advertising, streaming audio and podcasts, ABC Sports
Radio, ESPN Radio and ABC Radio Networks en Espanol.

SOURCE Dees Entertainment

Source: newswire

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