• LOCAL RADIO NOW

    PROGRAMMING MADE LOCAL

  • RADIO VELOCITY CONTROL

    PROGRAMMING MADE LOCAL

  • LOCAL RADIO PEOPLE

    PROGRAMMING MADE LOCAL

  • 24/7 FORMATS

    PROGRAMMING MADE LOCAL

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.

24 / 7 Formats

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

Adult Contemporary

The at-work Variety Format: Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Bruno Mars.
Target: F 25-54 (Core: F 30-45)

Hot Adult Contemporary

The 90s and Now: Adele, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga.
Target: A 18-49 (Core: A 25-44)

Contemporary Hit Radio

Today’s Hottest Hits: Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Chainsmokers, Sia.
Target: A18-34

Mainstream Country

Country Hits from the 90s to Now: Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw.
Target: A 25-54 (Core: A 30-44)

Classic Country

All of Country Music’s Legends: George Strait, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Alabama, Dolly Parton.
Target: A 35-64 (Core: A 45-54)

Super Hits

Hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s Rock & Roll, Motown: Beatles, Four Tops,Temptations, Rolling Stones, Supremes, Stevie Wonder. Featured artists from the roots of Rock & Roll.
Target: A 35-70 (Core: A 45-64)

Classic Rock

70s, 80s & early 90s Rock:
Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Target: A 25-54 (Core: M 35-49)

Classic Hits

The best of the late 60s, 70s and 80s: Eagles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel.
Target: A 25-64 (Core: A 35-54)

Mainstream Rock

80s, 90s and Today’s New Rock: Foo Fighters, Three Days Grace, Metallica, AC/DC, Shinedown, STP.
Target: A 18-44 (Core: M 25-34)

Mix

80s, 90s and 2K: Train, Kelly Clarkson, Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5, Madonna.
Target: A 25-54 (Core: A 35-49)

Greatest Hits

Radio’s biggest hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s: Journey, Billy Joel, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Heart, Phil Collins
Target: A 35-64 (Core: A 45-54)

Power Country

Today’s New Country: Luke Bryan, Florida-Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town.
Target: A 18-44 (Core: A 25-34)

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

Flex clocks with no mandatory fill positions.

  • Full flexibility to program your station your way

Non-compressed music library with complete access and local control.

  • 64 bit system with the highest quality pcm.wav audio

RVC allows on-air software and voice-tracking capabilities using other automation.

  • Fully compatible software, with heads and tails audio for great tracks

No satellite down link required.

  • All you need is reliable high speed internet for flawless VPN delivery

100% redundancy in case of system failure.

  • 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

PROGRAMMING

ADVERTISING

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

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

JUSTIN DOWNS

COO

CHAD SENG

CFO

WILL MASHIONE

CIO

CHRISTOPHER PETERS

TECHNOLOGY ENGINEER

DONNA HALVERSON

VP OF REGIONAL AFFILIATE SALES

Join The 24/7 Formats Revolution!

Reach out right now to schedule a demo, reserve a format, and experience programming made local.
Call: +1 720.689.1099 | Email: info@localradionetworks.com

Press Release |July 24, 2017

Local Radio Networks (LRN) Expands Its 24/7 Format Team with Three Exiting Westwood One Execs, Chris Reeves, Chris Hatton, and Jonathon Steele

ANGOLA, IN, July 24, 2017 – Local Radio Networks (LRN) is proud to welcome Chris Reeves, Chris Hatton, and Jonathon Steele, three highly respected radio executives who have exited Westwood One to join LRN’s 24/7 format team. Reeves joins as Executive Vice President, Programming & Operations, Hatton becomes Director, 24/7 Creative Services, and Steele becomes Director, Programming Operations. LRN is known for its 12 professionally programmed formats and its advanced “RVC” Radio Velocity Control technology, which delivers maximum control and localization to station owners and operators.

In making the announcement, Steve Swick, Chief Executive Officer of Local Radio Networks, stated, “It was very strategic in our planning to bring industry-known, high-caliber radio professionals with 24/7 format expertise to our expanding team. Chris, Jonathon, and Chris grasp the challenges of independent broadcasters, and understand their need for top-quality 24/7 programming with superior localization and owner/operator control features that allow them to better serve their markets. Our formats and proprietary technology are designed specifically with the local broadcaster in mind.”

“A Wall Street mentality has placed large radio broadcast corporations in a state of flux,” observed Reeves. “In my 22 years of working with broadcasters across the dial, I have witnessed the impact that has had on small and medium market owners and operators who have experienced stale technology and a tremendous loss of quality programming essential for remaining competitive,” he added.

“LRN has raised the bar with its excellently programmed 24/7 formats that sound live and local, and its ‘RVC’ automation and deployment technology that is second to none in the industry.” continued Reeves. “I am excited about joining LRN and focusing exclusively on providing small and medium market radio owners and operators with a top-quality 24/7 network product that keeps them relevant in their markets and competitive in the ever-changing media landscape.”.

A 22-year network radio professional, Reeves was most recently VP of Programming Operations at Westwood One. Prior to that, he held operations positions at Dial Global and Waitt Radio Networks, and began his career at Radio One Networks.

Hatton has been in network radio for nearly 20 years. He has worked as on-air talent across multiple 24/7 formats as well as in production, imaging, and operations at Radio One Networks, Waitt Radio Networks, and Westwood One.

Steele has 25 years of experience across broadcast radio. In addition to programming for the Jones and Waitt Radio Networks, he was Director of Operations for Westwood One’s formats for the last 6 years. Steele also operated a cluster of stations, providing him with a great chance to see the business from both sides.

The revolutionary LRN delivery system, “RVC” Radio Velocity Control, is a proprietary VPN-based technology that delivers maximum control for customization and localization, far exceeding the limitations of outmoded satellite downlinks. The RVC is designed by radio broadcasters for radio broadcasters and is user-friendly. Moreover, the RVC integrates seamlessly into existing playout and automation systems, provides 100 percent redundancy, flexible clocks with no mandatory fill positions, and a non-compressed music library with a broad variety of songs for each format.

AdLarge Media provides exclusive national ad sales representation for LRN’s 24/7 radio formats.

Stations interested in learning more about LRN’s 24/7 formats may contact Donna Halverson, Vice President of Affiliate Sales, at 214-307-5087 or donna@localradionetworks.com. Chris, Jonathon, and Chris, can be reached via the LRN main number at 720-689-1099.

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.

Press Release |May 11, 2017

LOCAL RADIO NETWORKS (LRN) ACCELERATES ITS 24/7 FORMAT AFFILIATE GROWTH WITH 13 NEW STATIONS

LOCAL RADIO NETWORKS (LRN) ACCELERATES ITS 24/7 FORMAT AFFILIATE GROWTH WITH 13 NEW STATIONS.

ANGOLA, IN, May 11, 2017 – Local Radio Networks, Inc. (LRN) has increased its 24/7 format affiliate base with 13 recently added stations. LRN offers 12 different 24/7 format choices, expertly programmed by radio pros and hosted by award-winning on-air personalities.

The 13 new affiliates are: KKGQ-FM, KIBB-FM, and KVWF-FM, Wichita, KS; WVIG-FM, Terre Haute, IN; KSAL-AM and FM, Salina, KS; KZMA-FM and KLUE-FM, Poplar Bluff, MO; KABI-AM, Abilene, KS; KZRD-FM, Dodge City, KS; WAUC-AM, Wauchula, FL; and WMYQ-FM, Moorhead, MS.

“My stations sound great and totally local,” said Larry Fuss, President of Delta Radio, who broadcasts LRN Hot Country and Classic Country formats on his stations, including the newly added WMYQ-FM.

“We developed LRN’s formats at a higher level of excellence than what is typically in the market,” stated Steve Swick, Chief Executive Officer of Local Radio Networks. “LRN’s formats are designed to help broadcasters become more profitable by providing unprecedented localization, superior technology, and unparalleled customer service.”

“We are the best local radio we can be, with the best professional sounding on-air talent we can have — that is exactly what we’ve been able to do with our teammates at LRN. It’s just that simple,” added Christopher Miller, President of Rocking M Media, LLC, who carries LRN programming and formats on 27 of his stations.

The revolutionary LRN delivery system, Radio Velocity Control (RVC), is a proprietary VPN-based technology that delivers maximum control for customization and localization, far exceeding the limitations of outmoded satellite downlinks. The RVC is designed by radio broadcasters for radio broadcasters and is user-friendly. Moreover, the RVC integrates seamlessly into existing playout and automation systems, provides 100 percent redundancy, flexible clocks with no mandatory fill positions, and a non-compressed music library with a broad variety of songs for each format.

To learn more about LRN or to schedule a demo, contact Donna Halverson, Vice President, of Regional Affiliate Sales at 214-307-5087, or donna@localradionetworks.com.

AdLarge Media provides exclusive national ad sales representation for LRN’s 24/7 audio formats.

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 Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer.

Media Contact:

Renee Cassis

RC Communications Marketing

646-808-6505

cassis2@msn.com

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, 2016 – Local 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

Download a PDF version of this press release – click here >

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, 2015 – Local 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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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.

Download a PDF version of this press release – click here >

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, 2016 – Local 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

Download a PDF version of this press release – click here >

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, 2015 – Local 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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