USRN Acquires Radiocraft, 'Open House Party'
January 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM (PT)
UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS (USRN) has formally closed a deal to acquire the programming assets of RADIOCRAFT effective immediately. USRN will now oversee the production, distribution and affiliate relations efforts for RADIOCRAFT’s entire lineup of programming.
USRN had been acting as RADIOCRAFT’s marketing partners to the advertising community since MARCH, 2011. RADIOCRAFT, which launched in 1988, is the creator of programs such as JOHN GARABEDIAN’s Open House Party, The Party Playhouse with JACKSON BLUE, Celebrity Top Ten and two additional weekly editions of Open House Party, one geared for SUNDAY nights and one formatted for Rhythmic hit music stations.
"At UNITED STATIONS, we’re all about talent and branding, and JOHN GARABEDIAN has created a fantastic legacy on both of those fronts," USRN’s JIM HIGGINS said. "As programmers, as a bank of on-air talent and as a program supplier, JOHN and his RADIOCRAFT team have shaped a great lineup of entertainment shows that all have loyal followings, generate great ratings and provide a wonderful environment for advertisers. We’re thrilled that RADIOCRAFT’s holdings are now officially and completely part of the USRN family."
"Our superb relationship with the UNITED STATIONS people made this transaction a natural, and with a new long-term contract locking me in, I can't imagine anywhere I'd rather be on SATURDAY night than hosting ‘Open House Party’!" JOHN GARABEDIAN noted.