Posts Tagged ‘ratings success’

Envision Radio Networks® Announces Paul Harris as America Weekend Host

Monday, December 10th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(DECEMBER 2012) – Envision Radio Networks® is proud to announce Paul Harris, a popular major market talk veteran, will anchor America Weekend, the new live, ratings-friendly programming alternative to low-rated brokered shows and “Best Of” programs. Harris, who has been heard in markets including New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Hartford, spent the last  decade in St. Louis on KTRS and KMOX and will be heard on America Weekend both Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 12 Noon eastern.

“I’m excited about launching America Weekend to give both affiliates and listeners something more compelling, with great stories, interesting interviews, and my own perspective on what’s happening,” said Harris.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Paul again,” added America Weekend Executive Producer Kipper McGee, who worked with Harris in St. Louis and at WLS/Chicago. “We will be announcing the remainder of the America Weekend lineup in coming weeks, and look forward to demonstrating that News/Talk radio can enjoy weekend ratings and revenues!”

Harris has won six Achievement In Radio Awards, been named one of the most influential talk radio hosts in America, broadcast live from around the world (including two Super Bowls and the Olympics), and advocated diplomacy between USA and Russia by being the first American radio show to broadcast live from the Soviet Union to the United States and then back again via Radio Moscow.

Visit harrisonline.com to find more about Paul Harris including hundreds of his columns and podcasts. Stations interested in more information about America Weekend should visit envisionradio.com or contact Melissa Bachtel at melissab@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761.

About Envision Radio Networks®:
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 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 content, 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.

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Envision Radio Networks® Announces America Weekend

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Bachtel

Phone: 216-831-3761

Fax: 216-514-4699

Email: melissab@envisionradio.com

(NOVEMBER 2012) –Envision Radio Networks® is proud to announce America Weekend, the next generation of weekend talk radio.

Designed to be a break from the usual brokered programming and rerun political fare of most News/Talk stations, America Weekend covers the lighter side of news and lifestyle issues facing today’s on-the-go talk listeners while maintaining revenues from paid hosts.

Despite the fact that as many people use radio on weekend middays as weekday drive times, research shows that typical News/Talk stations experience greatly decreased ratings on weekends. America Weekend helps maximize ratings performance by offering an entertaining, informative alternative to low-rated brokered shows while providing an avenue to maintain or even increase revenue from paid programs.

“It’s been said that ‘weekdays are for ratings, weekends are for revenue”, said America Weekend Executive Producer Kipper McGee.  “However, now we’re seeing the damage that poorly rated weekend programming is causing weekday shows.  Listeners are forced to find other weekend options, and increasingly are not finding their way back to the radio station.”

America Weekend provides six hours of live programming on both Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am until 3 pm EST and accommodates up to four local expert slots per hour, with frequent break-away points for sports, weather or other local programming. Since the programming is broadcast live via satellite, America Weekend is able to stay current by addressing breaking and developing stories of national interest as they happen.

“America Weekend is all about maintaining revenue opportunities for radio stations from long-form brokered programs in a new and innovative way,” said President and CEO of Envision Radio Networks® Danno Wolkoff. “We have always believed that there is a better way for radio to monetize its Saturday and Sunday programming without sacrificing quality. Finally, ‘Content is King’ again on weekends.”

Taking modular approach to programming, America Weekend is anchored by top-level personalities hosting three-hour blocks on Saturday and Sunday.  These nationally recognized hosts will also be joined by frequent high-profile guests including celebrities and newsmakers to share their latest views and topics.

America Weekend affiliates will also receive specialized sales training to help clients better utilize the on-air and on-line infrastructure provided by the programming, as well as operational training to ensure seamless execution.

Stations interested in more information on America Weekend can visit www.envisionradio.com or contact Melissa Bachtel at 216-831-3761 or melissab@envisionradio.com.

About Envision Radio Networks®:
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 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.

Full Metal Jackie Hits #1 In Missoula

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Contact: Matt Wardlaw

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Email: mattw@envisionradio.com

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(JULY 2010) – Envision Radio Networks® is proud to announce Full Metal Jackie Radio topped the ratings charts at KBAZ-FM/Missoula, MT. Full Metal Jackie, the fastest growing metal show on radio that rocks Missoula every Sunday from 6-8pm on 96.3 The Blaze, took the number one spot in adults and males 12+ in the latest ratings period.

“96.3 The Blaze has seen a huge increase in the amount of males 12+ listening during Full Metal Jackie,” reports Angel, the Program Director/Mornings at 96.3 The Blaze and Operations Manager at Gap Radio Broadcasting. “Jackie knows what boys like. If you want to satisfy the guys who keep calling to request Slayer, this is the show for you.”

“Full Metal Jackie adds instant credibility to any active rock station,” said Angel, who has been running the metal show on KBAZ-FM since early 2009. “Jackie is legit, she lives metal and has easily gained our listeners trust as their source for new hard rock and metal news.”

Full Metal Jackie Radio is two hours of fist pounding metal, hosted by renowned metal radio personality Full Metal Jackie (FMQB Metal Host of the Year, four time winner!), featuring regular interviews with many of metal’s biggest names, past and present. Visit www.fullmetaljackieradio.com and contact Matt Wardlaw at 216-831-3761 for further details.

Full Metal Jackie recently published her first book, Full Metal Jackie Certified: The 50 Most Influential Heavy Metal Songs Of The ’80s And The True Stories Behind Their Lyrics, which is online and available in stores now. Jackie was on the frontlines once again for this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony as a correspondent on the black (metal) carpet. Check out some video highlights from the black carpet with Jackie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuLejNEmT44

Full Metal Jackie began her radio career as an on-air personality at WHTG (Neptune, NJ), and later at WDHA (Dover, NJ). After a short stint as on-air host at San Diego’s 94.9 KBZT, Jackie landed the opportunity she had been working toward since her early WSOU days: host and producer of her own (and L.A.’s only) commercial heavy metal radio show, CHAOS on Indie 103.1. Today, Full Metal Jackie’s show can be heard in syndicated markets throughout the United States.

Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,000 radio stations and reaches over 40 million listeners weekly. 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, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, comedy services, remote broadcasts and event programming, off-air tools and web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles.