Local Radio Networks Signs Exclusively with ABC News Radio, Bringing ABC’s Award-Winning News Service to Affiliates

Angola, IN – February 14, 2018 – Local Radio Networks (LRN), the producer of 24/7 radio formats with maximum localization features, has signed with ABC News Radio to bring ABC’s award-winning service exclusively to LRN affiliates. LRN affiliates will have access to the worldwide resources of ABC News and ABC News Radio, including hourly newscasts from ABC News Now, ABC Digital and ABC Cuts.

“With ABC News Radio as our partner, LRN affiliates will receive world-leading, highly respected news, along with ultimate flexibility,” said Steve Swick, Chief Executive Officer of Local Radio Networks, “LRN affiliates already experience maximum local control of their 24/7 format broadcasts, and now, with the freedom to choose from a variety of ABC News Radio options, they can continue to meet the specific needs of their individual markets.”

ABC News Radio is America’s largest commercial radio network reaching, over 76-million listeners each week across broadcast and digital audio platforms. This partnership allows affiliates to have the flexibility of running ABC News Radio newscasts wherever they deem it will be the most valuable for driving tune-in and keeping its listeners informed.

“We’re excited to provide LRN affiliates with our award-winning national and international news coverage along with powerful audio and digital tools for LRN affiliates to win with locally,” said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager, ABC Radio. “This partnership continues ABC Radio’s momentum with music radio stations seeking to provide their listeners with breaking news coverage from a trusted source.”

Radio stations that would like more information on Local Radio Networks may contact Donna Halverson, Vice President of Affiliate Sales, at 214-307-5087 or donna@localradionetworks.com. ABC News Radio will handle affiliate services for the news products. For ABC News Radio affiliation information, contact Heidi Oringer 212.456.5541 or heidi.b.oringer@abc.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 Chief Executive Officer. Will Mashione is Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer.

About ABC Radio:
ABC Radio syndicates America’s largest commercial radio news network, ABC News Radio, along with the ABC Radio Lifestyle and Entertainment network, ABC Sports Radio and ABC Radio Digital to over 1650 radio stations and multiple digital distributors.  ABC Radio reaches more than 76-million listeners each week across broadcast and digital audio platforms.  ABC Radio is part of the Disney ABC Television Group.  For more information: www.abcradio.com.

Local Radio Network Media Relations
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ABC News Media Relations
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