Talk Radio Network Accelerates Plans for Another 3-Hour Long-Form News Block
February 15, 2011
America’s Radio News Network (ARNN) has announced the launch of yet another 3-hour daily all-news programming block to its planned 15 hours per day of long-form news programming. ARNN CEO Mark Masters says "the next launch is being accelerated due to current world events and stronger than expected affiliate demand".
ARNN's first 3-hour daily block of all news programming, broadcast Monday-Friday at 12-3 p.m. EST, was launched two weeks ago. “Stations love the long-form news product so much they are asking for more of it sooner -- we are frankly stunned by the demand!” Masters told Radio Ink.
Starting Monday, March 28th, the next block of Monday-Friday all-news programming will begin at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST. TRN covers 10 to 12 stories with 4 to 6 audio actualities each quarter hour. With the additional 3-hours of daily ARNN programming, stations can now broadcast 6 hours of live radio news back-to-back noon to 6 p.m. EST, #9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST).
Masters says "America’s Radio News Network’s live news blocks (soon to be 15 hours per day) continues to remind industry insiders that radio still has the ability to provide the most up to date breaking news coverage, as it happens, to Americans nationwide. The syndicated news shows have quickly become radio’s “go to” programs for news as it happens. The network has established a “win-win” relationship with others in the industry by providing the Network’s content and special reporting features free of charge to other news organizations providing that they credit or source the information or story to America’s Radio News Network or America’s Morning News. By networking with other news media and sources, America’s Radio News Network and America’s Morning News provide listeners the first truly objective long-form radio news only syndicated network in the United States.