Ohio's Agri Business Network Closes
December 13, 2010 at 4:51 AM (PT)
OHIO-based agricultural news service AGRI BROADCAST NETWORK has shut down operations, reports the COLUMBUS DISPATCH's TIM FERAN. ABN's website shows a message from parent ADVANCE BROADCAST AND COMMUNICATION, LTD.'s LINDSAY HILL reading, "it is with great regret that I share that today marks the final day of operations for ADVANCE BROADCAST & COMMUNICATION, LTD. I’d like to thank our advertising partners and friends who have supported this journey through the years. And, express my sincere appreciation to each of you for tuning into your radios to join us 'on the farm' everyday."
ABN was founded in 1972 by ED JOHNSON, whose son BART sold the operation to CLEAR CHANNEL in 2001 and launched a competitor, OHIO AG NET, in 2007. ADVANCE bought ABN from CLEAR CHANNEL in 2007.