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Local Radio Now!

Introducing Local Radio Networks. We’ve hit the reset button on 24/7 Formats.

Our company ethos is to elevate the industry with superior technology, unprecedented localization, and unparalleled service.
Join the movement!

Programming Made Local.

Local Focus

We are local radio people helping local radio become more profitable while maximizing the local feel of every station.

UNPARALLELED QUALITY

From the clarity of our uncompressed music to our inspired personalities, our formats achieve a higher standard of excellence.

COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY

Our Radio Velocity Control technology improves upon every other system out there and provides unprecedented local control.

TRUE PARTNERSHIP

We know the meaning of the word partner. We are collaborative, responsive, and singularly focused on your success.

01/20/2015 - The Local Radio Networks Revolution Begins!

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24 / 7 Formats

We’re bringing the passion and personality back with our nine formats – each one driven by superior audio quality and unprecedented localization so you’ll sound better than your competitor.

Adult Contemporary Hot Adult Contemporary Contemporary Hit Radio
The listen-at-work variety format: Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Elton John, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and Billy Joel.
Target: F30-45.
80s, 90s, and today without rap and hard rock: Rhianna, Bruno Mars, Fun, Coldplay, Adele, and Taylor Swift.
Target: A25-44
Top 40/pop: Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, DNCE, Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Drake, and Pink.
Target: A18-34
Mainstream Country Classic Country Oldies
90s-to-Now: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, George Strait, and Toby Keith.
Target: A18-49 (core A25-40).
All the 70s, 80s and 90s legends: Alabama, Johnny Cash, Dolly, Willie, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Reba.
Target: A35-64 (core A45-54).
Mid 60s, 70s, and early 80’s rock & roll, Motown & soul: Beatles, Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Elvis, and Chuck Berry. Target: A35-64.
Classic Rock Classic Hits Mainstream Rock
70s, 80s & early 90s rock:
The Who, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stones, Aerosmith, and Van Halen.
Target: A25-54 (core M35-49).
The best CHR from the 70s, 80s, and 90s: Elton, Michael Jackson, Hall & Oates, Madonna, Prince, and Bob Seger.
Target: A25-54.
80s, 90s to today's active rock: Metallica, AC/DC, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, and Three Days Grace.
Target: A18-44.

RVC - RADIO VELOCITY CONTROL

Local Radio Networks revolutionizes the delivery and localization of 24/7 programming. RVC is a real-world-tested internet/VPN-delivery system designed by industry-leading engineers and programmers with input from local radio operators. RVC eliminates the shortcomings of current delivery technologies.

5 Advantages of RVC delivered Formats

• Full flexibility to program your station your way
• 64 bit system with the highest quality pcm.wav audio
• Fully compatible software, with heads and tails audio for great tracks
• All you need is reliable high speed internet for flawless VPN delivery
• Full redundancy of each affiliate at head end, with field system failure

Local Radio Experts

Local Radio Networks answers the call of local radio owners and operators who seek improved quality, technical, and locally focused 24/7 formats from a company that is more concerned about its partners on Main Street than those on Wall Street.

Founder Steve Swick is also a station group owner who is driven by the desire to bring passion back to the programming. That’s why the company is leveraging its proprietary RVC technology to give stations a whole new level of personality and local control.

The company has assembled a who’s who of national radio operations and programming executives together with an experienced line-up of talent.

Local Radio Networks is solely committed to the business success of every one of its local radio partners.

AFFILIATION

+1 720.689.1099
info@localradionetworks.com

PROGRAMMING

+1 720.689.1099
programming@localradionetworks.com

ADVERTISING

Advertising Sales Representation by AdLarge
NY | LA |Chicago | Detroit
www.adlarge.com
+1 212.302.1100

We’ve hit the reset button on 24/7 Formats!

Local Radio Networks Team

Local Radio Networks has assembled a dream team of highly regarded national radio operations and programming executives and stellar on-air talent - a veritable who\\\'s who of broadcasting - who will be joining the company imminently.

Steve Swick

CEO

Local Radio Networks

Justin Downs

COO

Local Radio Networks

Chad Seng

CFO

Local Radio Networks

Will Mashione

CIO

Local Radio Networks

Christopher Peters

Technology Engineer

Local Radio Networks

Shawn Smith

CMO

Local Radio Networks

Donna Halverson

VP of Regional Affiliate Sales

Local Radio Networks

Press Release |August 11, 2016

LOCAL RADIO NETWORKS SIGNS
21 STATION DEAL WITH ROCKING M MEDIA


Rocking M Media, LLC joins Local Radio Networks, INC.
Local Radio Networks, INC. adds 3 New 24/7 Music Formats.


ANGOLA, IN, AUGUST 11, 2016 Local Radio Networks, Inc. (LRN)has added Rocking M Media, LLC to its growing list of affiliates.  Rocking M Media’s stations are located throughout the state of Kansas and they have been a long- time client of a well-established format provider but decided to make the switch after much research.  LRN is providing EIGHT 24/7 music formats to Rocking M’s (21) music broadcast stations.

"The level of support and the quality of the product that we have received from Local Radio Networks....if I had to rate it on a scale of one to ten.....would be a twelve," says Christopher Miller, President Rocking M Media, LLC.

LRN also has recently added three new programing formats: Contemporary Hit Radio, Classic Hits and Mainstream Rock Radio to their already existing formats: Adult Contemporary, Hot Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Country, Classic Country, Classic Rock, and Oldies to meet the growing needs of radio broadcasters.  

LRN was established to help stations become more profitable by reducing operating expenses while maximizing the local feel of every station with first class talent. LRN is powered by a revolutionary VPN-based delivery technology known as RVC - Radio Velocity Control.

To learn more about LRN or to schedule a demo, contact Donna Halverson Direct Line (214) 307-5087, Email: donna@localradionetworks.com

AdLarge Media provides exclusive national advertising sales representation for all of LRN’s 24/7 audio formats. www.adlarge.com


About Local Radio Networks (www.localradionetworks.com)
Local Radio Networks, Inc. is a Michigan limited liability company that provides 24/7 radio programming to small and medium market stations, helping them reduce operating costs and maximize localized content.  Steve Swick is founder, President and CEO.  Will Mashione is Chief Information Officer and co-founder.

About AdLarge Media (adlarge.com)
AdLarge Media is the fastest-growing independent audio advertising sales company in the U.S., representing radio, digital, and mobile content providers.  The company is at the forefront of advertising innovation, driving revenue at the intersection of content and technology with customized solutions that deliver a demonstrated return on investment in an ever-changing media landscape.  AdLarge serves a large portfolio of agencies and brands and is widely recognized for its collaborative partnerships.  Founded in 2010 by industry leaders Gary Schonfeld and Cathy Csukas, AdLarge Media has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit.

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Press Release | February 23, 2016

LOCAL RADIO NETWORKS NAMES DONNA HALVERSON AS VP REGIONAL AFFILIATE SALES


24/7 Formats Programmed to Meet the Needs of Radio Broadcasters
Revolutionary Delivery System Designed to create Cost Efficiencies for Stations


NEW YORK, NY, & ANGOLA, IN, February 23, 2016Local Radio Networks, Inc. (LRN) has announced the appointment of Donna Halverson to the position of VP Regional Affiliate Sales for its 24/7 music radio formats.  Well known and highly regarded among radio station owners and operators across the country, Halverson begins her role with LRN immediately.

“We are thrilled that Donna has agreed to join Local Radio Networks to ramp up our affiliate onboarding as the network continues its amazing growth,” says Steve Swick. “We could think of no one better to provide attention and assistance to our new clients as they transition to LRN.”

A long-time national radio and advertising executive with international experience across three continents, the rapport Donna creates with her clients has been a hallmark of her success. She is most recognized for her most recent work with Eastlan Ratings, Timeless Cool, ABC/Disney Citadel, and Radio Disney, to name a few of her affiliations.

“I’m very pleased to join Local Radio Networks at this critical time in its evolution,” says Donna Halverson. “Steve Swick and the LRN team have done an amazing job building and field testing the RVC technology, taking the time to create the right programming and attracting great talent, not to mention expending the resources to do it right. Everything is now in place to take the network to scale.”

Local Radio Networks offers six initial offerings programmed to meet the needs of radio broadcasters: Adult Contemporary, Hot Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Country, Classic Country, Classic Rock, and Oldies. LRN helps stations become more profitable by reducing operating expenses while maximizing the local feel of every station with first class talent. LRN is powered by a revolutionary VPN-based delivery technology known as RVC - Radio Velocity Control.

“As an independent broadcaster, I can tell you that the quality of format solutions available to stations has deteriorated,” explained Steve Swick, Chief Executive Officer, LRN and Owner, Swick Broadcasting. “We created LRN to disrupt the satellite model and offer owners and operators a more efficient and compelling solution by radio people for radio people.”

Please reach out to Donna Halverson to schedule a demo and choose a format:
+1 (214) 307-5087, donna@localradionetworks.com, or www.localradionetworks.com

AdLarge Media provides exclusive national advertising sales representation for all of LRN’s 24/7 audio formats. www.adlarge.com

About Local Radio Networks (www.localradionetworks.com)

Local Radio Networks, Inc. is a Michigan limited liability company that provides 24/7 radio programming to small and medium market stations, helping them reduce operating costs and maximize localized content. Steve Swick is the CEO of Local Radio Networks and currently owns and operates Swick Broadcasting Company including eight AM & FM radio stations, Swick Holdings Inc. consisting of commercial real estate, as well as ZipSpider.com Inc. a wireless internet service provider – all located in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Media Contacts

Shawn Smith, 604.872.8900, shawn@momentummediamarketing.com

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Press Release | January 20, 2015

Local Radio Networks And AdLarge Media Form Exclusive Partnership For 24/7 Format Radio Network


- 24/7 Formats Programmed to Meet the Needs of Radio Broadcasters
- Revolutionary Delivery System Designed to Benefit Stations and Advertisers
- Chad Seng Joins LRN as Chief Financial Officer


NEW YORK, NY, & ANGOLA, IN, January 20, 2015Local Radio Networks, Inc. (LRN) has partnered with AdLarge Media to enter the 24/7 music radio format business, beginning with six initial offerings programmed to meet the needs of radio broadcasters.  The first six formats are Adult Contemporary, Hot Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Country, Classic Country, Classic Rock, and Oldies, with additional formats to be added soon.  AdLarge Media will provide exclusive national advertising sales representation for all of LRN’s 24/7 audio formats.

“LRN is not just entering the format business, they have elevated it with superior technology, unprecedented localization, and unparalleled service,” exclaimed Gary Schonfeld, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, AdLarge.  “The LRN platform delivers an opportunity for our national advertisers to connect with listeners in their hometowns, where they shop every day.”

LRN is designed to assist stations in becoming more profitable by reducing operating expenses while maximizing the local feel of every station (localization) with first class talent. This allows local station employees to spend more time on revenue-generating activities such as sales, promotions, and marketing.

“As an independent broadcaster, I know first hand that stations have suffered from bland cookie-cutter programming and deteriorating service as a result of consolidation,” explained Steve Swick, Chief Executive Officer, LRN and Owner, Swick Broadcasting. “I knew there was a better, more efficient way to conduct the business of format broadcasting, and that’s how LRN was born.”

“When searching for a national advertising sales partner, I knew innately that AdLarge would be a good fit for LRN,” Swick continued.  “I have an affinity for Gary and Cathy’s entrepreneurship, and their reputation for customizing national campaigns to maximize the benefits of specific radio formats is in alignment with LRN’s needs.”

LRN has assembled a dream team of highly regarded national radio operations, programming executives, and experienced on-air talent. Announced today is Former VP of Finance for Westwood One, Chad Seng, who will serve as LRN’s Chief Financial Officer. The LRN team will be bolstered by a veritable who’s who of broadcasting to be revealed in a series of imminent announcements.

At the heart of LRN is a revolutionary VPN-based delivery technology known as RVC - Radio Velocity Control. RVC was developed over three years with input from local radio operators and broadcast engineers and has been implemented live for two years on stations across three states.  “RVC is an extremely compelling alternative to costly and outmoded satellite delivery and puts control back in the hands of radio station owners and operators,” stated Will Mashione, CIO and Co-Founder of LRN. “RVC provides 100 percent redundancy, flexible clocks with no mandatory fill positions, and non-compressed music libraries. RVC can be utilized in a complete automation system provided by LRN or seamlessly with other automation systems,” added Mashione.

“LRN’s superior ability to provide transparency to advertisers through the proprietary RVC technology delivers the deep level of accountability that national advertisers need to increase their investment in radio,” stated Cathy Csukas, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, AdLarge.  “The quality programming from LRN, combined with the advanced technology, enhances radio’s ability to compete in the overall media landscape.”

“As a station group we were dissatisfied with the flexibility, usability, and increasing stagnation of the existing 24/7 Formats technology,” added Swick. “We leveraged our considerable engineering and programming expertise to build our own system to share music, personalities, commercials, and other essential localized elements."

Please reach out to LRN affiliate sales to schedule a demo and reserve a format:
+1 (720) 689-1099, info@localradionetworks.com, or www.localradionetworks.com

About AdLarge Media (www.adlarge.com)

AdLarge Media is the fastest-growing independent audio advertising sales company in the US, representing radio, digital, and mobile content providers.  The company is at the forefront of advertising innovation, driving revenue at the intersection of content and technology with customized solutions that deliver a demonstrated return on investment in an ever-changing media landscape.  AdLarge serves a large portfolio of agencies and brands, and is widely recognized for its collaborative partnerships.  Founded in 2010 by industry leaders Gary Schonfeld and Cathy Csukas, AdLarge Media has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit.

About Local Radio Networks (www.localradionetworks.com)

Local Radio Networks, Inc. is a Michigan limited liability company that provides 24/7 radio programming to small and medium market stations, helping them reduce operating costs and maximize localized content. Steve Swick is the CEO of Local Radio Networks and currently owns and operates Swick Broadcasting Company including eight  AM & FM radio stations, Swick Holdings Inc. consisting of commercial real estate, as well as ZipSpider.com Inc. a wireless internet service provider – all located in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.


Media Contacts

For AdLarge Media: Renee Cassis. 646-808-6505, cassis2@msn.com
For Local Radio Networks: Shawn Smith, 604.872.8900, shawn@momentummediamarketing.com

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Email: info@localradionetworks.com

Call: +1 720.689.1099