Avalanche Of New Affiliates Expected For OnThe Snow.com
August 29, 2011 at 10:52 AM (PT)
MOUNTAIN NEWS CORP., publishers of the snow sports website OnTheSnow.com, expected to break last year's record on the number of radio and new-media affiliates. Last year, the MOUNTAIN NEWS RADIO NETWORK list nearly tripled in size from 2009; providing service for over 900 outlets, including ESPN, YAHOO, ABC NEWS, and hundreds of radio affiliates nationwide in all market sizes.
MOUNTAIN NEWS GLOBAL Dir./Broadcast Operations MIKE VINCENT attributes its growth to not airing hidden commercial plugs inside its reports. We let the stations sell the reports with THEIR sponsor and we include THAT sponsor inside the report," he said. "We'll customize the report with the station's call letters, their local ski areas, and their sponsor to make the reports something that a station or cluster can completely call their own. What's more, we don't charge for the reports, and there's no trade, barter, or rev-share either. This is something that we give away entirely to any terrestrial radio station. Since we monetize from the ski industry and resorts, there's no reason to get anything from the stations-it's a totally free product".
Another widely used "secret weapon" in the MOUNTAIN NEWS arsenal is the free ski web widget. MOUNTAIN NEWS also gives away a free ski web widget to any station or media outlet requiring an "on demand" source for ski information, and it easily attaches to any website. According to VINCENT, "the widget is free, easy to use, and takes only a few minutes of programming time. This is a great solution to maximize traffic, and increase the opportunity to sell content to a sponsor".
For more information, contact MIKE VINCENT at (925) 895-1460, or e-mail email@example.com.