Global Radio Network Launches Billboard Radio
February 3, 2010 at 5:05 PM (PT)
GLOBAL RADIO NETWORK has joined forces with BILLBOARD to launch BILLBOARD RADIO in APRIL 2010. The new radio show will be syndicated daily on the Music of Your Life format, and will feature a mixture of hits from the 1950s through today. BILLBOARD RADIO will debut next month on Music of Your Life as a two-hour weekend special, prior to its official launch in APRIL. The special will be hosted by a well-known celebrity and will feature DONNY OSMOND’s "8-Track Playback."
"Billboard is one of the strongest brands in music today, and we're proud and excited for the opportunity," Global Radio Network Pres./CEO MARC ANGELL said. "With the growing popularity of Classic Hits in radio these days, adding BILLBOARD RADIO to our portfolio will increase our listener base substantially by delivering a wide variety BILLBOARD’s chart-topping songs from the 1950’s through today. We'll continue with the Music of Your Life concept where 'Stars Play the Stars' as several top entertainers and radio personalities have expressed interest in going on air with BILLBOARD RADIO."
"We're thrilled to be working with GLOBAL RADIO NETWORK to launch BILLBOARD RADIO on the widely listened to Music of Your Life format," BILLBOARD Publisher HOWARD APPELBAUM said. "This unique radio show will showcase the BILLBOARD charts, which are the measure of success in music, and will offer consumers an exciting new way to hear the classic hits they love."