August 2, 2011
‘The Radar Online Report’ Launches Nationwide
First syndication product of the Cumulus Media and American Media content partnership.
DALLAS, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YEA! Network announced today that it has joined forces with Cumulus Media and American Media to launch THE RADAR ONLINE REPORT - a daily entertainment feature that will air on over 150 radio stations nationwide and online at radaronline.com. As the first syndication product of the Cumulus Media/American Media content partnership formed in May 2011, THE RADAR ONLINE REPORT allows Cumulus, American Media and Yea! Network to effectively share content and resources to provide exclusive and in-depth coverage in the world of Pop Culture. This one-minute feature will debut on Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations and will be voiced by Jenna Owens, a cast member of Yea! Network's Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.
Yea! chairman and morning show host Kidd Kraddick said it's the beginning of a great marriage. "Listeners seem to have an insatiable desire for celebrity gossip. Partnering with Radar Online, the fastest growing celebrity website, gives us hot-off-the-web exclusive content and gives listeners the opportunity to be 'in the know.'" Kraddick added that he is thrilled to be working with Cumulus COO John Dickey as well as AMI Chairman David Pecker.
John Dickey comments, "Celebrity and Pop Culture news is news today. The lines have blurred with hard news. The Radar Online Report will keep millions of listeners to our brands in the know. Kidd's support of the Radar Brand lends further credibility to its position as the fastest growing celebrity website in the world."
"Teaming up with Cumulus Media and Kidd Kraddick's Yea! Network is another giant step forward in the evolution of the Radar Online brand," said AMI Chairman David Pecker. "I couldn't ask for better partners to take our content from online to on air.
About Yea! Network:
Yea! Network syndicates the most-listened to contemporary morning show in America, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, and the new pop-culture weekend countdown show, The Hollywood 5. Kidd Kraddick in the Morning is heard on more than 85 stations across the country and on American Forces Radio weekdays from 6-10a CT. KiddTV, webcasting daily on Ustream, is the #1 Morning Radio Program in the world with over 15 million channel views. Be a fan of the show at www.kiddnation.com.
About Cumulus Media Inc:
Cumulus Media Inc. is the second largest radio broadcaster in the United States. Cumulus owns and operates approximately 345 radio stations in 67 U.S. media markets. Proforma for its announced acquisition of Citadel Media, Cumulus will own and operate 555 stations in 120 U.S. media markets. The Company's headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, and its web site is www.cumulus.com.
About American Media Inc:
American Media, Inc. is the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness content in the U.S. with both print and digital platforms. AMI brands include Radar Online, Star, OK, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Men's Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, and The National Enquirer. In addition to it own brands, AMI manages Playboy Magazine. The company also owns Distribution Services, Inc., the country's #1 in-store magazine merchandising company.
SOURCE Yea! Network