FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Melissa Bachtel
(APRIL 2012) – Envision Radio Networks® is proud to welcome KWMX-FM/Phoenix, AZ as the latest affiliate of VirtualNewsCenter™, a service that produces local radio news or sports reports that are delivered automatically for on-air, digital and social media platforms. With the VirtualNewsCenter team now delivering the news on The Wolf – Classic Rock 96.7 FM, the station joins over 300 affiliates on the Envision Services Network.
VirtualNewsCenter™ is local news and/or sports that is gathered, written and delivered by a team of remote anchors. It is the most cost-effective way to deliver local news in today’s economy. With VirtualNewsCenter™, stations no longer need to pay for full-time newsroom employees which saves them money on benefits, taxes, training and idle time.
While VirtualNewsCenter’s core expertise is news, it can also create any short-form information programming for radio stations. Options for complete newscasts, full- and part-day coverage, and reporter-only coverage are available. VirtualNewsCenter™ will customize a plan to match your needs, whether it is hard news or reports on specific topics such as weather, sports, agriculture, business and entertainment. VirtualNewsCenter™ also assists stations with their website and social media news by automatically feeding news content into websites, blogs, Twitter and Facebook.
Find out how VirtualNewsCenter™ sounds on your station by visiting www.virtualnewscenter.com to request a custom demo or listen to existing samples. Contact Melissa Bachtel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-831-3761 for more information.
About Envision Radio Networks®:
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,200 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show prep, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and San Francisco.
VirtualNewsCenter™ is America’s LOCAL Newsroom. Started in 2005, the company has grown to 120+ stations in more than 70 markets of all size. More than a dozen anchors remotely produce local news for VirtualNewsCenter stations each day, delivering improved quality while positively impacting affiliates’ bottom line. The company is based in Wichita, KS with personnel throughout the nation.