Air America Media Launches New Syndication Arm
March 9, 2009 at 3:47 PM (PT)
AIR AMERICA MEDIA has formed a new syndication division to distribute radio programming other than its current network offerings. SVP of Programming BILL HESS will oversee the new operation, AAM SYNDICATION, which will launch on MARCH 22 by taking over the syndication of "NEWSWEEK ON-AIR."
"AAM SYNDICATION is pleased to team with NEWSWEEK in this first venture outside of the traditional AIR AMERICA package," said HESS. "This is a great show, with an excellent track record of performance on many great radio stations. We look forward to a long partnership with NEWSWEEK."
"AAM SYNDICATION is a great partner for 'NEWSWEEK ON-AIR.' This agreement will allow us to continue to grow our listener base across the country," said NEWSWEEK contributing editor DAVID ALPERN, the program's longtime producer and host. "We look forward to maintaining the same high quality content, balance and listener interest that has won our program various awards and a place on so many station schedules, some for nearly all of its 27 years on the air."
"NEWSWEEK ON-AIR" affiliates include noncommercial WNYC-A/NEW YORK, BONNEVILLE "FEDERAL NEWS RADIO" WFED-A/WASHINGTON, CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WELI-A/NEW HAVEN, CUMULUS Talk KLIF-A/DALLAS, JAMES CRYSTAL RADIO Talk WFTL-A/WEST PALM BEACH-FORT LAUDERDALE, BONNEVILLE Talk KTAR-F/PHOENIX, CBS RADIO News KCBS-A-KFRC/SAN FRANCISCO, and COX RADIO Talk WSB-A/ATLANTA.