Talkers Magazine Acquires, Absorbs RadioInfo.com
December 23, 2016 at 12:21 PM (PT)
TALKERS Magazine has announced it has acquired and will absorb RADIOINFO.COM, effective JANUARY 3rd, 2017. At that time, RADIOINFO will cease to exist as a stand-alone entity.
“This has been a transition in the works for a number of months now," TALKERS/RADIOINFO VP/Exec. Editor KEVIN CASEY said. "Because, RADIOINFO has shared main headquarters and staff with TALKERS for the past five years, there has been a significant degree of duplication between the publications, especially regarding general industry stories that cover all formats. It makes sense from a standpoint of economy, proficiency and expediency to combine these into one ‘super’ trade journal. We will continue to provide RADIOINFO readers and newsletter subscribers with the latest news events and personnel changes in music radio within the pages of TALKERS. We also plan on expanding our coverage of the talented talk-oriented hosts heard across AMERICA on music station morning programs that we categorize as ‘pop culture talk.’”
RADIOINFO was originally a slate of radio discussion boards and an accompanying general online industry news platform, started in 1999 by DOUG FLEMING. When he passed away in 2005 at the age of 25, RADIOINFO.COM continued to be published by his parents, DIANA and RICK FLEMING, until 2012. At that time, the discussion boards were acquired by trade publication RADIO INK’s parent corporation STREAMLINE PUBLISHING and eventually discontinued. The trade publication side was acquired by TALKERS magazine’s parent company TALK MEDIA, INC. and transitioned into the music radio incarnation of RADIOINFO.