Tuesday, January 31st 2012
TMZ Radio Reaches 75th Affiliate Milestone with Addition of WNIC-FM/Detroit
LOS ANGELES, January 31, 2012 -- Premiere Networks is proud to announce TMZ Radio has reached the 75th affiliate milestone with the recent addition of Fresh 100.3/WNIC-FM in Detroit, Mich. The national weekday vignette, which launched in June 2011, already reaches more than one million weekly listeners (Source: Arbitron, SP'11, Exact Times, Weekly Reach, Persons 12+), and is one of the fastest-growing syndicated radio programs in history. TMZ Radio's affiliate roster includes the following top markets/stations: New York/WKTU-FM, Los Angeles/KBIG-FM, Chicago/WKSC-FM, Philadelphia/WISX-FM, Boston/WJMN-FM, Atlanta/WWVA-FM and WWLG-FM, Houston/KTBZ-FM, Detroit/WDTW-FM, Phoenix/KESZ-FM and Tampa/WMTX-FM.
Hosted by TMZ founder and executive producer Harvey Levin, the weekday vignette features TMZ's trademark blend of trusted entertainment information, breaking news and unfiltered, honest and humorous look at the world of celebrities that has made it the fastest-growing entertainment news brand, as well as the most-cited entertainment news source in the world, with 58 million unique viewers/visitors on average monthly across multiple platforms. TMZ Radio is a joint effort between Premiere Networks, the leading audio network in the U.S., and TMZ, the leading entertainment news brand, in association with Agile Media Partners.
Levin stated, "It is gratifying that I spent three years in law school so I could end up talking about movie stars over dosing on whip-its on Premiere Networks. It leaves me speechless."
Agile Media Partners General Partner Doyle Rose stated, "The reason for our success is clear. Program Directors across the country know their listeners have an insatiable appetite for entertainment news and there is no bigger brand than TMZ to deliver it to them."
"We couldn't be happier with the remarkable growth and success of TMZ Radio," stated Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks SVP of programming. "We look forward to continue delivering one of the most influential and credible entertainment news brands to radio audiences nationwide." Originating from Hollywood, Calif., TMZ Radio is available to entertainment radio stations Monday through Friday as two one-minute vignettes. Please contact Premiere Networks at 818-377-5300 for affiliations or visit www.PremiereRadio.com for more information.
TMZ is the first multi-platform, three screen success for any media company and stands out as the most cited entertainment news source in the world. Launched in 2005, TMZ's meteoric rise is based on TMZ's consistent ability to be first to break celebrity news. TMZ attributes its growth to multi-platform coverage and original reporting on key entertainment events. TMZ remains the #1 original Entertainment News web site for 4 1/2 consecutive years (comScore). The TMZ television program continues to build on and supplement the worldwide success of TMZ.com and is the #1 syndicated magazine among
adults ages 18-34 (Nielsen). TMZ on TV is cleared in more than 75% of the country including Fox O& Os through 2014 and also airs in several international markets. TMZ.com is #1 in celebrity news mobile offerings for last 30 consecutive months.
About Harvey Levin
A prominent producer, investigative reporter, and attorney, Harvey Levin serves as Host and Executive Producer of "TMZ."
Harvey steers "TMZ" with the very same voice that he used to drive TMZ.com to unprecedented success. Dubbed "the guy who rules Hollywood" by the New York Daily News and "the man who may represent the future of celebrity journalism," by The New York Times, Harvey has made TMZ the go-to place for everything entertainment. He has guided TMZ to become one of the fastest growing and most successful brands ever launched on the Internet, and within seven months of its debut, it became the number one entertainment news website in the world.
Prior to TMZ, Harvey created and served as Executive Producer for the syndicated series "Celebrity Justice." Prior to launching "CJ," Levin served for 19 years as Co-Executive Producer and consultant for the television show "The People's Court," and he continues to host the interactive segments of the show. Levin has also served as Executive Consultant on the syndicated program "Moral Court" and Managing Editor of the syndicated program "Superior Court." He spent more than a decade as an investigative reporter for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles and covered numerous high-profile court cases for a number of top CBS stations across the country, including affiliates in New York and Chicago. Levin has received nine Emmy(R) Awards and numerous other local and national awards. He appears regularly on cable news networks and local and national programs, including stints as a guest host on CNN's "Larry King Live," providing commentary and analysis on a variety of topical issues.
For seven years, Levin was a legal columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Additionally, he has hosted radio talk shows for KABC-AM and KMPC-AM in Los Angeles.
Levin, a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, began his career as a litigator at a prestigious Los Angeles law firm and has been a professor of law at three universities. He also served as a consultant for the American Bar Association and has testified before Congress on behalf of the organization.
About Agile Media Partners
Agile Media Partners is a full service media marketing company. Doyle Rose can be reached at 866-231-3456 or at Doyle@agilemediapartners.com.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations and reaches over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere is the number one audio content provider in the country and features the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob & Tom, Delilah, Steve Harvey, Blair Garner, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Big Tigger, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Randi Rhodes, Kane, Nikki Sixx, Andy Dean and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereRadio.com or www.facebook.com/PremiereRadio.