America’s Radio News Network Launches Long Form 3-Hour Live Syndicated News Block, Noon – 3 p.m. (EST), January 24th
Co-Anchored Program Features Breaking News, Investigative Journalism, in a ‘Safe Buy’ Environment
Washington, D.C. – America’s Radio News Network, beginning January 24, will launch the first of five co-anchored 3-hour news-only blocks. The first America’s Radio News Network nationally-syndicated long-form news program will air mid-days daily, Noon-3 p.m. EST (9 a.m.-Noon PST), and feature breaking news and in-depth investigative/serialized reporting. America’s Radio News Network will provide non-partisan news programming to affiliates nationwide, which will be “completely compatible” and “complimentary” with all forms of spoken-word radio programming available today.
Says Mark Masters, CEO of America’s Radio News Network, and its representative Talk Radio Network Syndications, Ltd.:“The best part about syndicated long-form news blocks – either on a stand- The culmination of years of preparation, the plan to offer multiple blocks of syndicated news programming was formally announced by Masters during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) meeting in September. alone basis within an opinion talk station lineup or back-to-back in an entire news only format – is that they are beautifully produced, highly informative, fast paced and a 'safe island' for revenue in the midst of a talk lineup or as part of an entire news only lineup for both the local and institutional advertising marketplace. Opinion radio can be, in rare cases, a boycott-laden space of 'super sensitivities' for certain agency buyers. Because our anchors are just reporting the news, breaking news stories or interviewing news makers, the co-hosts won’t be offering opinions, just great energy and focus on the important topics of the day. News radio is a ‘safe buy environment,’ the type of environment which is usually bought by music or top of the hour news buyers, making it the best of both worlds for our affiliated stations’ revenue needs.”