John McConnell, Peter Kiernan Develop Media With Centrist View
October 18, 2011 at 4:37 AM (PT)
Veteran radio programming executive JOHN MCCONNELL is teaming up with businessman and philanthropist PETER KIERNAN to develop new media opportunities for KIERNAN that seek to define a moderate position KIERNAN calls "the new radical center."
MCCONNELL MEDIA, along with ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY, has secured a book deal for KIERNAN, with TURNER PUBLISHING CO. scheduled to publish KIERNAN's "Becoming CHINA's Bitch; and Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now, a Manifesto for the Radical Center" in FEBRUARY 2012.
MCCONNELL, the longtime ABC RADIO NETWORKS/CITADEL MEDIA NETWORKS executive, is presently developing additional media opportunities for KIERNAN, and tells ALL ACCESS in a 10 Questions interview coming later TODAY (10/18) that radio will be part of the mix, noting that KIERNAN's position "represents the majority and it's extremely appealing to advertisers, who are also, in many instances, tired of the fighting, especially on air."
"People like PETER who have built businesses, created jobs and fortunes for others while at the same time caring for those who need it most are the future opinion leaders," said MCCONNELL. "It's not always my way or the highway. Americans want diversity in their media. PETER effectively and charismatically addresses this hot button issue."