Country Weekly Increases Frequency From 26 to 52 Times.

January 9, 2009

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ — American Media, Inc. today announced that it is increasing the frequency of Country Weekly magazine, America’s best selling country music magazine, to 52 times per year.

“We’re going back to our roots,” said Editor-in-Chief Larry Holden. “Country Weekly launched 15 years ago as a weekly and that’s what we’ll be again. We’ve done extensive research and this is something our readers want.”

Holden said that the change will become effective with the March 2 issue. Country Weekly’s cover price will also be reduced to $2.49 from $3.49 to enhance its appeal to the weekly purchaser and provide added value in a tough economy.

“We’ll continue to provide the latest news about country music’s biggest stars,” Holden added, “except now we’ll be doing it twice as often. There will be a lot of new features in the magazine as well.”

As part of the change to a weekly frequency, advertising and marketing will now report to Bette Rockmore, Senior VP Business Development.

About American Media, Inc.

American Media, Inc. is the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the U.S. These include Star, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, and National Enquirer. The company also maintains 14 different web sites for its brands. In addition to print & online properties, AMI owns Distribution Services, Inc., the country’s #1 in-store magazine merchandising company.

SOURCE American Media, Inc.

Source: newswire

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