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Today in 1999, The Sopranos premiered on HBO. #thesopranos #hbo(📷: Getty Images)
01/10/2020

Today in 1999, The Sopranos premiered on HBO. #thesopranos #hbo
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Today marks what would've been a birthday for ELVIS PRESLEY and David Bowie The King of Rock-and-Roll would have been 85...
01/08/2020

Today marks what would've been a birthday for ELVIS PRESLEY and David Bowie The King of Rock-and-Roll would have been 85. The Ziggy Stardust Legend would have been 73. #Elvis #DavidBowie #KingOfRock #ZiggyStardust
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Did you know? Dorothy’s famous ruby red slippers were originally silver, as in the novel. However, the studio changed th...
01/07/2020

Did you know? Dorothy’s famous ruby red slippers were originally silver, as in the novel. However, the studio changed them to red to take advantage of Technicolor and to better contrast against the Yellow Brick Road. #WizardOfOz #JudyGarland
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Grace Kelly, Gregory Peck, and Jean Simmons at the 1956 Golden Globes. Kelly was awarded the Henrietta Award for World F...
01/05/2020

Grace Kelly, Gregory Peck, and Jean Simmons at the 1956 Golden Globes. Kelly was awarded the Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites. Jean Simmons won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Guys and Dolls. Peck presented. #goldenglobes #gracekelly #gregorypeck #jeansimmons
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Today in 1979, The trial accusing Sid Vicious for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, begins. He was found dead...
01/02/2020

Today in 1979, The trial accusing Sid Vicious for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, begins. He was found dead a month later, on February 2nd, after overdosing on heroin at a party in New York City. Vicious was accused of murdering Spungen in the bathroom of their room at the Chelsea Hotel. The events of what actually happened in Room 100 still remain a mystery. #sidvicous #nancyspungen #sexpistols #history
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Today in 1958, Johnny Cash plays a free concert at San Quentin Prison in California. #johnnycash #sanquentin(📷: Getty Im...
01/01/2020

Today in 1958, Johnny Cash plays a free concert at San Quentin Prison in California. #johnnycash #sanquentin
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12/31/2019

Today in 1966, "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees hits number one, where it stays for seven weeks. #themonkees
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Today in 1968, Frank Sinatra records "My Way." #franksinatra (📷: Getty Images)
12/30/2019

Today in 1968, Frank Sinatra records "My Way." #franksinatra
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Today in 1968 The Miami Festival, the first large-scale East Coast rock festival, kicks off in Hallendale, Florida. Over...
12/28/2019

Today in 1968 The Miami Festival, the first large-scale East Coast rock festival, kicks off in Hallendale, Florida. Over 100,000 attend the three-day event, which features the Grateful Dead, Steppenwolf, Jose Feliciano, Procol Harum, Three Dog Night, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, the Turtles, and Canned Heat.
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Today in 1968, Led Zeppelin makes their U.S. concert debut in Boston as the opening act for Vanilla Fudge and the MC5. #...
12/26/2019

Today in 1968, Led Zeppelin makes their U.S. concert debut in Boston as the opening act for Vanilla Fudge and the MC5. #ledzeppelin #jimmypage #robertplant #johnbonham #johnpauljones
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Today in 1946, It's a Wonderful Life premiered in New York. Directed by Frank Capra, the film stars Jimmy Stewart and Do...
12/20/2019

Today in 1946, It's a Wonderful Life premiered in New York. Directed by Frank Capra, the film stars Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. It is now of as one of the best films ever made. #jamesstewart
(📷: It’s a Wonderful Life via IMDb)

Today in 1975, Ronnie Wood is officially announced as the new guitarist in the Rolling Stones.Pictured: Wood with Keith ...
12/19/2019

Today in 1975, Ronnie Wood is officially announced as the new guitarist in the Rolling Stones.
Pictured: Wood with Keith Richards in 1975. #legend #ronniewood #therollingstones
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Today in 1962, The Beatles make their first television appearance in the UK. #PaulMcCartney #JohnLennon #RingoStarr #Geo...
12/17/2019

Today in 1962, The Beatles make their first television appearance in the UK. #PaulMcCartney #JohnLennon #RingoStarr #GeorgeHarrison #TheBeatles
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Today in 1962, Lawrence of Arabia opens in theaters. The film stars Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole. #LawrenceOfArabia #Om...
12/16/2019

Today in 1962, Lawrence of Arabia opens in theaters. The film stars Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole. #LawrenceOfArabia #OmarSharif #PeterOToole

Today in 1975, Saturday Night Live uses a delay for the first time. Richard Pryor hosts the episode.Pictures: Pryor with...
12/13/2019

Today in 1975, Saturday Night Live uses a delay for the first time. Richard Pryor hosts the episode.
Pictures: Pryor with Dan Aykroyd in a sketch titled, “Early Suicide Pill” #richardpryor #saturdaynightlive #danaykroyd (📷: NBC via Getty Images)

UNITED STATIONS PARTNERS WITH ACM TALENT FOR EXCLUSIVE LINEUP OF “ACM RADIO VOICES” FOR IMAGINGhttps://buff.ly/35kNZM4
12/12/2019

UNITED STATIONS PARTNERS WITH ACM TALENT FOR EXCLUSIVE LINEUP OF “ACM RADIO VOICES” FOR IMAGING
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Today in 1915, icon Frank Sinatra was born. He passed away in 1998. Sinatra is pictured here in his Ford Thunderbird, c....
12/12/2019

Today in 1915, icon Frank Sinatra was born. He passed away in 1998. Sinatra is pictured here in his Ford Thunderbird, c. 1955. #franksinatra #rip
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Today in 1961, "Please, Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes is released. #themarvelettes (📷: Getty Images)
12/11/2019

Today in 1961, "Please, Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes is released. #themarvelettes
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Today in 1961, "Please, Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes is released. #Marvelettes #History #OnThisDay #Music #Motown(📷: ...
12/11/2019

Today in 1961, "Please, Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes is released. #Marvelettes #History #OnThisDay #Music #Motown
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Today in 1966, "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys hits Number One on the pop chart. #thebeachboysL-R: Bruce Johnston, D...
12/10/2019

Today in 1966, "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys hits Number One on the pop chart. #thebeachboys
L-R: Bruce Johnston, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson.
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Today in 1992, Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" starts a ten week run at number one on the charts. The song wa...
12/05/2019

Today in 1992, Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" starts a ten week run at number one on the charts. The song was featured in the hit movie, The Bodyguard, which started Houston and Kevin Costner. #whitneyhouston #thebodyguard #kevincostner
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Today in 1980, The surviving members of Led Zeppelin announce that the band will not continue following the death of Joh...
12/04/2019

Today in 1980, The surviving members of Led Zeppelin announce that the band will not continue following the death of John Bonham. #ledzeppelin #johnbonham #johnpauljones #jimmypage #robertplant
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Today in 1933, Fred Astaire's first film, Dancing Lady, is released. Astaire is pictured here with Joan Crawford in a sc...
12/02/2019

Today in 1933, Fred Astaire's first film, Dancing Lady, is released. Astaire is pictured here with Joan Crawford in a scene from the film. #fredastaire #joancrawford #dancinglady
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Today marks what would have been Dick Clark’s 90th birthday. The American Bandstand legend was also co-founder of United...
11/30/2019

Today marks what would have been Dick Clark’s 90th birthday. The American Bandstand legend was also co-founder of United Stations. He is pictured here circa 1958.
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Today in 1991, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury is buried during a private service. #rip #freddiemercury #queen (📷: Get...
11/27/2019

Today in 1991, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury is buried during a private service. #rip #freddiemercury #queen
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Today in 1942, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere in New York City. #casabl...
11/26/2019

Today in 1942, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere in New York City. #casablanca
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Today in 1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuts in London at the Bag O' Nails Club. #jimihendrix (📷: Getty Images)
11/25/2019

Today in 1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuts in London at the Bag O' Nails Club. #jimihendrix
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Today in 1955, RCA Records pays Sun Records $35,000 for Elvis Presley's contract. Presley is pictured here recording in ...
11/22/2019

Today in 1955, RCA Records pays Sun Records $35,000 for Elvis Presley's contract. Presley is pictured here recording in an RCA Victor studio in 1956.
#elvispresley
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Robert Redford and Meryl Streep on the set of from Out of Africa, 1985 #merylstreep #outofafrica #robertredford #silvers...
11/21/2019

Robert Redford and Meryl Streep on the set of from Out of Africa, 1985 #merylstreep #outofafrica #robertredford #silverscreen
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Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in a scene from Woman of the Year, their first film together. 1942. #spencertracy #k...
11/19/2019

Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in a scene from Woman of the Year, their first film together. 1942. #spencertracy #katherinehepburn #womanoftheyear
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Elvis performing ‘Hillbilly Heartbreak’ onstage #elvispresley (📷: Getty Images)
11/18/2019

Elvis performing ‘Hillbilly Heartbreak’ onstage #elvispresley
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Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in a still from ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,’ 1958 #elizabethtaylor #paulnewman #silverscree...
11/15/2019

Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in a still from ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,’ 1958 #elizabethtaylor #paulnewman #silverscreen
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Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan perform on The Johnny Cash Show in 1969. #johnnycash #bobdylan(📷: ABC Photo Archives via Getty...
11/14/2019

Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan perform on The Johnny Cash Show in 1969. #johnnycash #bobdylan
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Today in 1973 Queen begins their first tour of the U.K. at Leeds Town Hall in Yorkshire, opening for Mott The Hoople. @o...
11/12/2019

Today in 1973 Queen begins their first tour of the U.K. at Leeds Town Hall in Yorkshire, opening for Mott The Hoople. @officialqueenmusic @brianmayforreal @rogertaylorofficial
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11/11/2019
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In honor of Veteran's Day, we're throwing it back a few years to when Dan + Shay came up to chat with us. We thank our veterans and their families for the sacrifices they make. We appreciate you! #veteransday

Sean Connery as "Robin Hood" and Audrey Hepburn as "Marian" in "Robin and Marian," 1976. (📷: Robin and Marian via Getty ...
11/11/2019

Sean Connery as "Robin Hood" and Audrey Hepburn as "Marian" in "Robin and Marian," 1976.
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Today in 1974, Elton John's Greatest Hits album is released. #eltonjohn(📷: Getty Images)
11/08/2019

Today in 1974, Elton John's Greatest Hits album is released. #eltonjohn
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Today in 1951, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra tied the knot. #franksinatra #avagardner(📷: Getty Images)
11/07/2019

Today in 1951, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra tied the knot. #franksinatra #avagardner
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Today in 1996, The English Patient premiered in Los Angeles. The film, directed by Anthony Minghella, stars Ralph Fienne...
11/06/2019

Today in 1996, The English Patient premiered in Los Angeles. The film, directed by Anthony Minghella, stars Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film won 9 Oscars including Best Picture.
(📷: The English Patient)

Clarke Gable and Claudette Colbert try to hitch a ride in ‘It Happened One Night’ (1934). The movie is regarded by some ...
11/05/2019

Clarke Gable and Claudette Colbert try to hitch a ride in ‘It Happened One Night’ (1934). The movie is regarded by some as the original romantic comedy.
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Today in 1963, The Beatles play the Royal Variety Performance at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in London, which is attende...
11/04/2019

Today in 1963, The Beatles play the Royal Variety Performance at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in London, which is attended by members of the royal family, including the Queen Mother. John Lennon gets a laugh with his now-famous lines, "For our last number, I'd like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands, and the rest of you, if you'd just rattle your jewelry. We'd like to sing a song called 'Twist And Shout.'"
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Today in 1997, Titanic premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film was directed by James Cameron and st...
11/01/2019

Today in 1997, Titanic premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film was directed by James Cameron and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. It won 11 Oscars, including best picture at the 1998 Academy Awards.
(📷: Titanic/Paramount)

Happy Halloween! 💀 here are some of our all time favorite scares ... (📷: The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs, Hallowee...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! 💀 here are some of our all time favorite scares ...
(📷: The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs, Halloween, It)

Today in 1938, the, now legendary, radio play The War Of The Worlds, starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS Radio. Using fa...
10/30/2019

Today in 1938, the, now legendary, radio play The War Of The Worlds, starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS Radio. Using fake news bulletins and simulated on-scene reports to portray an invasion by Martians, the broadcast sparked panic among listeners.
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Laurie Strode, aka Jamie Lee Curtis, prepares time defend herself from half-brother-from-hell, Michael Myers, in the cla...
10/29/2019

Laurie Strode, aka Jamie Lee Curtis, prepares time defend herself from half-brother-from-hell, Michael Myers, in the classic horror, Halloween (1978)
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United Stations Radio Networks is a young company with a long history. The company started in February, 1994. Its history, however, stretches back to 1981. In 1981, American pop icon, Dick Clark, joined with Nick Verbitsky, Chief Operating Officer at Mutual Radio, to form United Stations. The new company's first show was Dick Clark's Rock, Roll & Remember (still on the air more than two decades later!). From that beginning, United Stations grew in a span of only 12 years to become one of the country's top three radio networks. Growth was achieved through a combination of astute management, intimate knowledge of the network radio business, strategic acquisitions and a great deal of sweat equity. Several key events contributed to United Stations’ early success. In 1985, United Stations acquired the RKO Radio Networks, a once proud name that had fallen on hard times. In short order, the deluge of red ink was halted and a substantially bigger and stronger company remained. In 1987, United Stations entered into an advertising sales and marketing alliance with Transtar Radio Networks. This alliance worked so well that in 1989 the two companies merged. The new entity became known as Unistar Communications. Nick Verbitsky remained as the CEO. In 1993, Unistar merged with the Westwood One Radio Network. In 1994, Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky decided to do it all over again. They took the United Stations name out of mothballs to form the United Stations Radio Networks. The first move for the new company was the purchase of DB Communications, a radio comedy services company with five programs and services on the air. By the end of 1994, a lineup of weekend programming was introduced including two of Dick Clark's existing radio programs along with the company’s first Rock, Country and Urban shows. The comedy services that had been a part of DB Communications blossomed with the help of the United Stations name and management savvy. In three years, revenues in this area grew ten-fold, due in large part to programming and commercial deals struck with such diverse entities as Comedy Central, Paramount Television and Fox Broadcasting. An important step in the growth of the new United Stations was bringing the sales effort in-house in November of 1995. The former head of sales for Unistar/Westwood One, Jim Higgins, was brought on board to lead this effort. It is no coincidence that sales increased 85 percent the following year. United Stations now also acts as sales representatives for a very select roster of independent programming clients. On the comedy side of the company, the dream of building that division into the leading provider of radio comedy in America has become a reality. United Stations provides comedy writing, production and talent services to over 600 stations with 150 client stations in the Top 50 Arbitron DMA's. On the programming side, unique stars and brand names continue to highlight a line-up of innovative entertainment and information properties. Our partnerships with Bloomberg Radio and AccuWeather give our affiliates access to the most credible and reliable brands for financial, business and weather data available. Our partnership with Broadcast Architecture provides stations with options for turnkey 24/7 AC and Smooth Jazz formats. Our weekly programs target listeners of the Classic Hits/Oldies, Country, AC, Hot AC, CHR, Classic Rock, Active Rock, Christian and Urban formats. There's a lineup of programs covering NASCAR racing… there are countdowns, mix shows and retro shows. And on the talent side of the company, in addition to Dick Clark, well-known personalities such as Lou Dobbs, Alice Cooper, Nina Blackwood, Donny Osmond, Ramsey Lewis, Riki Rachtman, Mindi Abair, Dee Snider and Leeza Gibbons all host programs and/or features across our networks and sales vehicles. Legendary and award-winning air talent including Dick Bartley, Gary Bryan, Charlie Cook, Steve Downes, Hollywood Hamilton and Carol Miller host some of our shows. Plus, our newest priority is to extend parts of these programs into the digital realm via the web, text messaging platforms, podcasting and other audio services. Another major division added to the company's strength at the start of 2003 when United Stations acquired The Launch Radio Networks from Yahoo!, Inc. (now known as The Pulse of Radio). The Pulse of Radio is the nation's leader in morning show prep material, providing twelve different format specific services. Launch provides top-notch writing and audio to its affiliates daily as well as satellite tours with celebrity guests, guest booking services and web content for affiliated sites. Back in 2004, we marked the network's first move into the arena of daypart programming. In January of that year, the net kicked off that division in style by launching Nights with Alice Cooper where the legendary rocker provides his services as the night time DJ on classic rock stations coast to coast from 7pm – Midnight, five nights a week. Now hardDrive XL joins the lineup of daypart offerings with a younger-skewing hard rock show at night. United Stations now has the status as the largest independently owned and operated radio network in America, but it's not resting on its laurels and some major announcements are coming soon. There's a growing Ad Sales team with offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. There's a growing Affiliate Relations presence with regional reps based in New York, Washington, Dallas and Los Angeles. The network has dozens of programming services touching over 5000 stations a week, hundreds of performers on call and production outposts and show hosts based in New York, Chicago, Washington, Nashville, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Florida, Maine, North Carolina and, of course, Hollywood. The company is coming up on 17 years of service to the radio industry, and as we say at our commercial breaks, there's more to come!

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