Information Radio Network And USA Radio Network To Merge
February 22, 2008 at 3:15 PM (PT)
USA RADIO NETWORK will merge with the INFORMATION RADIO NETWORK on MARCH 3rd. The new company will be called IRN/USA RADIO NETWORK and will have a combined affiliate base of almost 2,500 radio stations. USA's news operation will relocate from DALLAS to MEMPHIS. All USA commercial sales, affiliate sales, affiliate relations, and program syndication will remain based in DALLAS.
INFORMATION RADIO NETWORK Pres. DR. LARRY BATES said, ""Everyone at IRN and USA are very excited about this merger. "There exists a compatible corporate culture between the two companies that makes this a perfect fit. In our current radio climate, it is essential that organizations combine their strengths to compete more effectively and this is exactly what IRN and USA are doing."
"I’m thrilled at the opportunity to join forces with such a well respected news organization, said, USA RADIO NETWORK VP TIM MADDOUX. "With our combined resources, the potential for growth is astounding."