United Stations Signs Distribution And Sales Agreement With Universal Comedy Network
March 5, 2013 at 4:20 AM (PT)
UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS has entered into a partnership with the newly launched UNIVERSAL COMEDY NETWORK to handle both the national advertising sales and affiliate relations for the service.
The UNIVERSAL COMEDY NETWORK was formed just weeks ago to fill a void that was created when the parent company behind the AMERICAN COMEDY NETWORK was forced to close. JOEL GRAHAM, who was most recently in charge of ACN, will head up UCN, and has re-assembled the same core creative team from ACN.
In making this announcement, USRN Pres./COO JIM HIGGINS said, "Our firm is a clear leader in supplying original and topical content to thousands of radio stations, and we’ve been admirers of the work that JOEL and his team have done for years. We’re thrilled to be able to work together now and to build upon something very successful and also help to expand into many more affiliated radio stations. This is a great fit for us both."
GRAHAM added, "After learning that I was not a candidate to become the new Pope, I immediately went to Plan B -- partnering with the pros at UNITED STATIONS. Of course, UCN is thrilled to work with a company that completely understands what we do and will be committed to growing our services … we’re extremely stoked."