ABC Radio/Emmis New York Team Up With New Urban Content
April 13, 2016 at 11:38 AM (PT)
ABC RADIO programming will now be available on EMMIS/NEW YORK stations Top 40 Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97), Urban AC WBLS (107.5) and Contemporary Christian WLIB (1190).
In addition, WBLS will be the launch affiliate for ABC URBAN SUITE, a variety of weekly programming from that features profiles of celebrities in entertainment, music and sports, including TYLER PERRY, BEYONCE, ANTHONY ANDERSON, MISTY COPELAND, TARAJI P. HENSON, KEVIN HART, SPIKE LEE and LeBRON JAMES, among others.
The ABC URBAN SUITE also includes web content and promotional opportunities exclusive to Urban affiliates and will be offered in conjunction with AIR POWER URBAN, ABC’s web-based prep service that offers relevant content and audio, updated 24 hours a day, for Urban format stations to use and share with their listeners. AIR POWER URBAN segments can be heard beginning this week on WQHT’s "EBROIn The Morning" show.
ABC RADIO VP/GM STEVE JONES commented: “We’re excited to work with EMMIS NY on new programming and to expand our audience in NEW YORK. What EMMIS has achieved in NEW YORK is remarkable. They’ve developed iconic properties and personalities that resonate in AMERICA’s most competitive market and have created an unmatched connection to fans and pop culture.”
WQHT and WBLS have over 5.1-million combined weekly listeners 6+.
Added EMMIS /NY SVP/Market Manager CHARLIE MORGAN; “Through this partnership with ABC RADIO, EMMIS/NY is able to provide our listeners with original content, groundbreaking news, and the best in entertainment. This deal not only allows us to leverage the global resources of ABC locally, but also to collaborate on content and ideas providing rich, seamless experiences for both our fans and advertisers whether they are on-air, online or on the red carpet.”