Syndication One News/Talk Radio Network to Broadcast on XM Satellite Radio Beginning August 13th
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROIAK and ROIA) today announced Syndication One News/Talk Radio Network will broadcast The Al Sharpton Show “Keeping It Real,” The 2 Live Stews and The Warren Ballentine Show on XM Satellite Radio’s “The Power” (XM Channel 169) beginning Monday August 13th.
“We’re extremely excited to be taking our brand of sports talk to XM and expanding our audience. Our main concern is reaching as many listeners as possible and this new move by our network certainly accomplishes that”
Launched in January 2006, Syndication One programming airs on 25 local news/talk stations across the country providing engaging and compelling talk shows from 10am to 7pm Monday through Friday.
“The launch of our three Syndication One Shows on XM Channel 169 - The Power gives these programs the nationwide reach they truly deserve. We are thrilled that we were able to partner with XM to extend these shows to new audiences all over the country,” said Zemira Jones, VP of Operations for Radio One.
“This is a major boost and I am excited that people will be able to hear it everywhere,” said Reverend Sharpton. The Al Sharpton Show “Keeping It Real,” features Reverend Sharpton tackling a range of issues from national news stories, key issues impacting people of color, presidential politics, and more. The show airs daily from 1-4 p.m. ET on stations in over 30 markets and online at www.sharptontalk.net.
The 2 Live Stews are Brothers Doug and Ryan Stewart. They are revolutionizing the world of sports talk radio with high energy, interviews with the hottest athletes, celebrities and interesting topics that bring something new to the “old school” sports talk format. The show airs daily from 4-7 p.m. ET, and online at www.2livestewstalk.net.
“We’re extremely excited to be taking our brand of sports talk to XM and expanding our audience. Our main concern is reaching as many listeners as possible and this new move by our network certainly accomplishes that,” said Ryan Stewart. “Now more people than ever can have an exciting alternative to traditional sports talk…XM listeners, ‘Welcome to the Dogghouse.’"
The Warren Ballentine Show features Warren Ballentine, “The People’s Attorney.” The listeners he calls his “Truth Fighters” have an open and frank discussion each weekday about legal issues, politics, education, religion, sex, and anything else that’s topical. During his three hours of “thought radio,” Warren shoots straight from the hip and inspires his listeners to not just complain, but to take action to solve problems. The show airs daily from 10am -1pm. ET, and online at www.truthfighter.com.
“I look forward to talking with and empowering these two great listening audiences,” Ballantine said. “This is truly a great day in radio for Truth Fighters everywhere, for on my show you will always get just that…the truth.”
About Syndication One
Syndication One, a joint venture of Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: ROIAK and ROIA] and REACH Media, Inc., is designed to develop African-American targeted programming. While there are more than 1,200 talk shows currently available to radio audiences nationwide, there are few programs that offer listeners a daily dose of ideas, issues, analysis and information targeted to the African-American audience. Syndication One offers its listeners timely, relevant, probing and entertaining programming, addressing a wide range of issues from a broad spectrum of viewpoints.
Radio One, Inc. (www.radio-one.com) is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2006 net broadcast revenue) and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Pro forma for recently announced transactions, Radio One owns and/or operates 60 radio stations located in 19 urban markets in the United States. Additionally, Radio One owns Magazine One, Inc. (d/b/a Giant Magazine) (www.giantmag.com), interests in TV One, LLC (www.tvoneonline.com), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans and Reach Media, Inc. (www.blackamericaweb.com), owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Radio One also operates the only nationwide African-American news/talk network on free radio and programs "XM 169 The POWER," an African-American news/talk channel, on XM Satellite Radio.