Sun Broadcast Group, KMG Networks and VH1 announced today that they have entered into an agreement to bring the VH1 Radio Network to stations across the country beginning today. The new network will include exclusive radio content and experiences based on VH1 brands as well as expanded services and artist access never before offered to radio. VH1 will produce and distribute the content from their Times Square studios while Sun will handle advertising and affiliate sales.
“Our mission at Sun continues to be bringing best-in-brand, exclusive content to listeners across the country.” said Jason Bailey, CEO of Sun Broadcast Group. “Nothing says music and entertainment like VH1. They are pioneers in creating amazing connections between the artists and their audience and we couldn’t be more excited to finally bring this level of artist access to the great listeners of radio.”
“Radio is always in need of great content. They type of content and how it is used differs from station to station and market to market. Our goal is to not just provide stations with the right programming to help them succeed both on air and digitally, but to form a relationship and an ongoing dialogue that will help stations take full advantage of all VH1 has to offer,” said Roger Coletti, Vice President, VH1 Radio.
The new VH1 Radio Network will include multiple services, long-form shows, as well as daily and weekly features for stations in the CHR, Hot AC, Rock, and Classic Rock formats. Stations will also have access to VH1 audio archives, radio tours, event coverage and content from VH1 franchises such as “VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown” and “VH1 Storytellers.” . Other produced products available to stations are “VH1 Radio News Briefs,” “This Day In Music,” “VH1 Radio Movie Minute,” “VH1 Throwback Thursday” and “Post This Audio,” a unique service that includes exclusive artist drops and interviews perfectly timed to hit song posts.
For more information on the VH1 Radio Network contact Ron Rivlin, SVP of Programming and Affiliate Relations at 212-380-9303.
About Sun Broadcast Group
Recently named one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc Magazine, Sun Broadcast Group is a national radio network reaching over 142 Million monthly listeners through its more than 5,500 affiliates. Headquartered in New York City and Boca Raton, FL, Sun (sunbgi.com) offers ad sales representation, syndication and programming support to producers, hosts and radio networks nationwide. It’s growing program and sales offerings include Shazam for Radio, Country Club with Dee Jay Silver, The Marilu Henner Show, The Little League World Series, Nashville Minute with Fitz, The Hit List With Fitz, Accuweather en Espańol, Yahoo Deportes, Horse Racing’s Triple Crown and many more.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1 dot com. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc., one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About Krantz Media Group/KMG Networks
An internationally recognized business strategist operating at the intersection of the media, advertising, and entertainment industries, Gary Krantz is President and chief executive officer of Krantz Media Group LLC, a leading New York City-based advisory business development, and content syndication firm that provides critical direction on issues of content syndication, marketing, advertising, media, entertainment and digital technology. KMG provides strategic marketing and brand development, implementation roadmaps, technology solutions for media, media sales and revenue generation, business development, organizational planning, and competitive analysis many for many brands and companies such as Viacom Networks, Clear Channel/Premiere Radio Networks, Studio Center Total Production, My Damn Channel, TuneGenie Networks, and the UK based Team Rock Limited..In 2012, KMG launched KMG Networks - an independent, multi-platform content and services syndication company. Its services and products include,“On Tap,” presented by VH1 Classic, The VH1 Rock and Classic Rock Radio Network, The Studio Center Network, Team Rock’s Classic Rock Hall of Honour, and a suite of broadcast products created by respected news broadcaster Lee Harris (mornings on CBS’s 1010 WINS) .