Kidd Kraddick Launches New Syndication Network
June 28, 2007 at 4:25 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KHKS (KISS 106.1)/DALLAS and syndicated morning show veteran KIDD KRADDICK announced today that he has acquired full ownership of his show and its syndication and has launched YEA NETWORK, a multi-product syndication network. "KIDD KRADDICK In The Morning" is syndicated to over 60 markets, including DALLAS, SAN ANTONIO, AUSTIN, NEW ORLEANS and BIRMINGHAM.
"It's always been my dream to own my show," KRADDICK said. "The folks at CLEAR CHANNEL realized this is something I really wanted, and they bent over backward to make it happen."
It's always been my dream to own my show.
In tandem with taking over control of his show, KRADDICK inked a new multi-year deal with KISS 106.1. "That was one of the main goals of this process," KRADDICK said about the extended agreement with his flagship station. "If I ever retire, I want it to be in the KISS-FM jersey. Knowing my future is set there was a big part of this."
CLEAR CHANNEL/DALLAS President/Market Manager J.D. FREEMAN said, "I'm thrilled that we have entered into a long-term agreement with KIDD at KHKS. The show's ability to deliver unmatched ratings performance in morning drive is the envy of many broadcasters."
YEA NETWORK OM JOSH MEDLOCK said plans are in place for YEA to expand its current staff immediately. KRADDICK said that a president for the new company would be announced in the next two weeks
Asked if the change in ownership would affect affiliates, MEDLOCK said, "This will actually be great for affiliates. It just gets the buyer and the seller closer together. Now our affiliates have a direct line to the entire operation. Not only that, they'll have a chance to add more programming to their stations from the same people who created their winning morning show."