(July 31, 2023) – Skyview Networks, a leading audio sales and broadcast solutions company, and Local Radio Networks (LRN), a 24/7 music radio programming provider, announced today their multi-year partnership renewal with Sparknet’s JackFM format. Under this partnership, Skyview Networks will continue serving as the exclusive network sales partner and distribution provider for the energetic and distinct JackFM format. Moreover, LRN will also continue utilizing its affiliate relations services and top-tier Radio Velocity Control (RVC) cloud-based integration technology to expand the network and deliver the “Playing What We Want” experience to new stations across the US.
“We are excited to continue the partnerships with Skyview Networks and LRN,” said Garry Wall, President of Sparknet. “Their performance, their people and their technology are integral to helping us provide a world class experience for JackFM stations, listeners and advertisers.”
First partnering in January 2019, Skyview Networks and LRN combined synergies to grow their share within the 24/7 programming space drawing on Skyview’s syndication specialization and ad management technology and LRN’s affiliation strategies and IP-based automation tools. With the addition of Sparknet’s dynamic JackFM brand in January 2020, the three companies created a unique syndication opportunity that continues to super-serve radio stations, while providing significant reach and results for advertisers.
Steve Swick, CEO of LRN spoke to the renewed partnership, stating, “The combination of LRN, Skyview Networks and JackFM has proven itself to be a winning programming strategy for station owners and audiences, and we are thrilled to continue our relationship to further explore the opportunities ahead.”
With its strong portfolio of affiliate relationships and trusted advertisers, Skyview Networks is a curator of brand diversity, allowing for optimization of the JackFM brand and maximized listenership across LRN’s 24/7 platform.
“JackFM is an incredibly creative and innovative media brand that entertains millions of listeners each day,” said Steve Jones, President and CEO of Skyview Networks. “Skyview is proud to keep building on our success with JackFM and LRN in driving revenue and results for years to come.”
For affiliation information on JackFM, please contact LRN’s Pat Crocker at Pat@LocalRadioNetworks.net. Additional details on Skyview Networks’ full suite of audio, technology and syndication solutions are available at skyviewnetworks.com.
Sparknet Communications is the owner and legal guardian of the iconic JackFM branded radio format. JackFM is widely recognized for the trademarked “Playing What We Want” music experience delivered in a scripted, character driven format. The JackFM brand entertains more than 9 million listeners every week in 62 markets throughout the United States.
About Local Radio Networks
Local Radio Networks (LRN) produces twenty-one 24/7 music formats and is focused on providing local broadcasters with unprecedented localization and content control with national on-air talent. LRN’s formats are delivered via its proprietary Radio Velocity Control (RVC), which integrates seamlessly with most automation systems. Skyview Networks is the exclusive national network ad sales representative for LRN. Steve Swick is Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer. Will Mashione is Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer. LRN is headquartered in Angola, IN, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX, and a state-of-the-art Programming and Operations Center in Denver, CO.
About Skyview Networks
Skyview Networks is an audio technology, syndication and network audio sales solutions company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that has been serving the broadcast space for nearly 30 years. With more than 10,000 radio affiliate relationships, its nationwide coverage reaches over half of all Americans each week. Skyview’s industry-leading services are utilized by major media companies, leading consumer brands, world-class entertainers, professional and collegiate sports organizations, and state news networks. For more information, visit skyviewnetworks.com and follow @SkyviewNetworks.