Stardome, AP Lanche Local-Market Spanish News Service
August 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM (PT)
STARDOME RADIO NETWORKS and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS have launched a local market top-of-the-hour news service for Spanish-language radio stations across the U.S. and its territories. Under the agreement, STARDOME will produce the newscasts, drawing from AP's up-to-the-minute news content reported by its global network of journalists. STARDOME also will distribute and sell network radio advertising for the product. The content will feature local, state and regional headline newscasts, local sports news and business news, all voiced in Spanish.
"It has always been STARDOME's desire as a Spanish-language radio network content provider to super-serve our affiliates with compelling local content,"STARDOME RADIO NETWORKS Managing Dir./CEO ANTHONY HERNANDEZ said. "Our connection with AP will accomplish this. AP is a 167-year-old institution of excellence in journalism. We are humbled by their approach to work with STARDOME in such an ambitious, yet much needed content business for the Hispanic radio industry." "We look forward to the years ahead in providing this excellent resource to Spanish-language radio stations."
AP VP/Broadcast Markets DAVE GWIZDOWSKI added: "AP is pleased STARDOME MEDIA is utilizing our content to help us reach an important and growing segment of the U.S. audience. AP is committed to making this new and innovative product the best it can possibly be."