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Today in 2008 Madonna was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in New York City, s...
03/11/2020

Today in 2008 Madonna was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in New York City, she received her honour at the Waldorf Astoria New York Hotel from singer Justin Timberlake. (📷: Getty Images) #Madonna #JustinTimberlake #MusicHistory #OnThisDay #pop #rocknroll

Today in 1975 The Rocky Horror Show opens at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. (📷: Getty Images) #rockyhorror #class...
03/10/2020

Today in 1975 The Rocky Horror Show opens at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. (📷: Getty Images) #rockyhorror #classic #meatloaf #timcurry #OnThisDay

Did you know? In 1967 The Doors became the first artist to advertise a new album on a billboard (📷: Getty Images) #TheDo...
03/09/2020

Did you know? In 1967 The Doors became the first artist to advertise a new album on a billboard (📷: Getty Images) #TheDoors #MusicHistory

Did you know? According to Guinness Book of World Records Queen has the longest running rock group fan club of all time....
03/08/2020

Did you know? According to Guinness Book of World Records Queen has the longest running rock group fan club of all time. It is currently 46 years old with no signs of slowing down. (📷: Getty Images) #Queen #MusicHistory #FreddieMercury #BrianMay #JohnDeacon #RogerTaylor

Today in 1976 Elton John becomes the first rock star since the Beatles to be immortalized at Madame Tussauds London. (📷:...
03/07/2020

Today in 1976 Elton John becomes the first rock star since the Beatles to be immortalized at Madame Tussauds London. (📷: Getty Images) #onthisday #musichistory #EltonJohn #MadameTussauds

Did you know? The Eagles have the #1 and #3 top selling albums of all time in the US with "Their Greatest Hits (1971-197...
03/06/2020

Did you know? The Eagles have the #1 and #3 top selling albums of all time in the US with "Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)" having sold 38 million copies and "Hotel California" having sold 26 million copies. (📷: Getty Images) #MusicHistory #Eagles #HotelCalifornia

Today in 1956 Frank Sinatra releases the album “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers” (📷: Getty Images) #MusicHistory #FrankSinatra...
03/05/2020

Today in 1956 Frank Sinatra releases the album “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers” (📷: Getty Images) #MusicHistory #FrankSinatra #OnThisDay

Today in 1963 The Beach Boys released their iconic single "Surfin' U.S.A" (📷: Getty Images) #MusicHistory #TheBeachBoys ...
03/04/2020

Today in 1963 The Beach Boys released their iconic single "Surfin' U.S.A" (📷: Getty Images) #MusicHistory #TheBeachBoys #SurfinUSA #OnThisDay

Today in 1955 Elvis Presley made his first-ever television appearance on the regional country music show Louisiana Hayri...
03/03/2020

Today in 1955 Elvis Presley made his first-ever television appearance on the regional country music show Louisiana Hayride. (📷: Getty Images) #ElvisPresley #OnThisDay #MusicHistory

Today in 1974 Stevie Wonder took home four awards at the Grammys: Album of the Year for "Innervisions," Best R&B song an...
03/02/2020

Today in 1974 Stevie Wonder took home four awards at the Grammys: Album of the Year for "Innervisions," Best R&B song and Best Vocal for "Superstition," and Pop Vocal Performance for "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life." (📷: Getty Images) #OnThisDay #MusicHistory #StevieWonder #GRAMMYs

Today in 1975 Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan hits #1 on the album chart, where it stays for 2 weeks (📷: Getty Images)#...
03/01/2020

Today in 1975 Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan hits #1 on the album chart, where it stays for 2 weeks (📷: Getty Images)

#MusicHistory #OnThisDay #BobDylan

Today in 1968 The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper and the Lonely Hearts Club Band " received a Grammy for Album of the Year (📷: Ge...
02/29/2020

Today in 1968 The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper and the Lonely Hearts Club Band " received a Grammy for Album of the Year (📷: Getty Images) #Beatles #OnThisDay #MusicHistory #Grammys

Today in 1967 Led Zeppelin performed in Cophenhagen, Denmark under the name "The Nobs" due to a threatened lawsuit over ...
02/28/2020

Today in 1967 Led Zeppelin performed in Cophenhagen, Denmark under the name "The Nobs" due to a threatened lawsuit over the use of the word Zeppelin by Eva Von Zeppelin, a descendant of the German who designed the first dirigible. #onthisday #musichistory #rockhistroy #ledzeppelin

Today in 1967 Pink Floyd recorded their first single, "Arnold Layne" (📷: Getty Images) #onthisday #MusicHistory #PinkFlo...
02/27/2020

Today in 1967 Pink Floyd recorded their first single, "Arnold Layne" (📷: Getty Images) #onthisday #MusicHistory #PinkFloyd #Rockhistory

Today in 1932 Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas (📷: Getty Images) #JohnnyCash #OnThisDay #MusicHistory
02/26/2020

Today in 1932 Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas (📷: Getty Images) #JohnnyCash #OnThisDay #MusicHistory

#Todayin 1983 Marvin Gaye won two Grammy Awards for "Sexual Healing" (📷: Getty Images) #MarvinGaye #Musichistory #BlackH...
02/25/2020

#Todayin 1983 Marvin Gaye won two Grammy Awards for "Sexual Healing" (📷: Getty Images) #MarvinGaye #Musichistory #BlackHistoryMonth #OnThisDay

Today in 1992 Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were married on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii (📷: Getty Images) #KurtCobain #Courtne...
02/24/2020

Today in 1992 Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were married on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii (📷: Getty Images) #KurtCobain #CourtneyLove #Nirvana #MusicHistory #OnThisDay

Today in 1986 Metallica released their third studio album, "Master of Puppets." The album was the band’s first to achiev...
02/21/2020

Today in 1986 Metallica released their third studio album, "Master of Puppets." The album was the band’s first to achieve Gold certification. It has since sold over 6 million copies and is certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA (📷: Getty Images) #MusicHistory #OnThisDay #RocknRoll #Metal #MasterofPuppets

Today in 1959 #JimiHendrix made his stage debut at Temple De Hirsch Sinai synagogue in Seattle. He was just 16 years old...
02/20/2020

Today in 1959 #JimiHendrix made his stage debut at Temple De Hirsch Sinai synagogue in Seattle. He was just 16 years old at the time (📷: Getty Images)
#OnThisDay #RocknRoll #MusicHistory

Today in 1974 The American Music Awards debuted. The show was Dick Clark's answer to the Grammy Awards (📷: Getty Images)...
02/19/2020

Today in 1974 The American Music Awards debuted. The show was Dick Clark's answer to the Grammy Awards (📷: Getty Images) #DickClark #AMAs #OnThisDay #MusicHistory

United Stations is proud to announce it will begin distributing a new music series hosted by the legendary Dick Bartley ...
02/19/2020

United Stations is proud to announce it will begin distributing a new music series hosted by the legendary Dick Bartley The new series, titled "Rock & Roll's Greatest Hits," emphasizes the music of the 1960s.

Today in 1966 Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys recorded “Good Vibrations.” The song would become the band's third number-o...
02/18/2020

Today in 1966 Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys recorded “Good Vibrations.” The song would become the band's third number-one hit in the US. (📷: Getty Images) #musichistory #OnThisDay #classic

Today in 1977, Animals by Pink Floyd arrived stateside where it reached #3 on the charts #PinkFloyd #RockAndRoll #OnThis...
02/12/2020

Today in 1977, Animals by Pink Floyd arrived stateside where it reached #3 on the charts #PinkFloyd #RockAndRoll #OnThisDay
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Did You Know? Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar. She won in 1940 for her role as Mammy in "...
02/11/2020

Did You Know? Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar. She won in 1940 for her role as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind." #BlackHistoryMonth #Oscars #filmhistory
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Today in 1985, Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City. #Sinatra #NewYorkForev...
02/07/2020

Today in 1985, Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City. #Sinatra #NewYorkForever #NewYork #MusicHistory
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Today in 1977, American Bandstand celebrates its 25th anniversary with a TV special. Among the acts that play the event ...
02/04/2020

Today in 1977, American Bandstand celebrates its 25th anniversary with a TV special. Among the acts that play the event are Gregg Allman, Chuck Berry, Charlie Daniels, and Booker T. & the MG's. #RockHistory #RockAndRoll #DickClark
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Today in 1959, Remembered as "The Day the Music Died," a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa claims the lives of rock and ...
02/03/2020

Today in 1959, Remembered as "The Day the Music Died," a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa claims the lives of rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. #RockHistory #TheDayTheMusicDied #AmericanPie
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Today in 1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits Number One on the pop chart. #OnThisDay #Blondie #MusicHistory(📷: Getty...
01/31/2020

Today in 1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits Number One on the pop chart. #OnThisDay #Blondie #MusicHistory
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Today in 1969, The Beatles gave their final performance, on the roof of Apple Corps Headquarters in London. The 42-minut...
01/30/2020

Today in 1969, The Beatles gave their final performance, on the roof of Apple Corps Headquarters in London. The 42-minute event, which was filmed for the documentary Let It Be, ended when police responded to the scene after a noise complaint was filed by a worker in a neighboring office building. #OnThisDay #TheBeatles
(📷: The Capitol Theatre / Twitter)

Today in 1959, Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty was released after eight years of development. But, this wasn't the only ti...
01/29/2020

Today in 1959, Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty was released after eight years of development. But, this wasn't the only time it came out ... the film was re-released four times, in 1970, 1979, 1986 and 1995. #OnThisDay #Disney #SleepingBeauty
(📷: IMDB)

Today in 1956, Elvis Presley appeared on national TV for the first time. #RockAndRollHistory #ElvisPresley #OnThisDay
01/28/2020

Today in 1956, Elvis Presley appeared on national TV for the first time. #RockAndRollHistory #ElvisPresley #OnThisDay

Today in 1984, John Lennon and Yoko Ono release the album "Milk & Honey." #Lennon #RockAndRoll #OnThisDay(📷: Getty Image...
01/27/2020

Today in 1984, John Lennon and Yoko Ono release the album "Milk & Honey." #Lennon #RockAndRoll #OnThisDay
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Today in 1949, actor John Belushi is born. He dies in 1982. #Belushi #SNL #BluesBrothers #OnThisDay(📷: Getty Images)
01/24/2020

Today in 1949, actor John Belushi is born. He dies in 1982. #Belushi #SNL #BluesBrothers #OnThisDay
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Today in 1986, the first annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony is held in Cleveland. The honorees include...
01/23/2020

Today in 1986, the first annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony is held in Cleveland. The honorees include performers Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley. #RockAndRoll #OnThisDay
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The Rolling Stones song "As Tears Go By" was written in 36 hours after the band's manager, Andrew Oldham, locked Keith R...
01/22/2020

The Rolling Stones song "As Tears Go By" was written in 36 hours after the band's manager, Andrew Oldham, locked Keith Richards and Mick Jagger in a kitchen until they came up with a song. While the song was originally recorded by Marianne Faithfull, the band recorded their version in 1965. #RollingStones #MickJagger #KeithRichards
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Today in 1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience records "All Along The Watchtower," with Traffic guitarist Dave Mason sitting ...
01/21/2020

Today in 1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience records "All Along The Watchtower," with Traffic guitarist Dave Mason sitting in for Noel Redding on bass. #Hendrix #RockAndRoll #OnThisDay

Today in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne is hospitalized in Des Moines, Iowa, after biting the head off a dead bat thrown at him dur...
01/20/2020

Today in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne is hospitalized in Des Moines, Iowa, after biting the head off a dead bat thrown at him during a concert. Osbourne thought it was plastic. He is later forced to endure rabies shots. #OzzyOsbourne #RockAndRoll
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Today in 1975, Talking Heads rehearse for the first time in their downtown New York City loft after relocating from Rhod...
01/17/2020

Today in 1975, Talking Heads rehearse for the first time in their downtown New York City loft after relocating from Rhode Island. #RockAndRoll #OnThisDay
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Did you know? Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 classic, Notorious, used forced perspective to achieve the shot of Ingrid Bergman ...
01/16/2020

Did you know? Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 classic, Notorious, used forced perspective to achieve the shot of Ingrid Bergman in the background and the coffee cup in the foreground. In order to get both Bergman and the cup in focus, Hitchcock used an oversized coffee cup placed farther away.
(📷: Notorious/MGM)

Today in 1967, The Rolling Stones appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, but were forced to change the lyrics of their single...
01/15/2020

Today in 1967, The Rolling Stones appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, but were forced to change the lyrics of their single "Let's Spend The Night Together" to "Let's Spend Some Time Together" because of CBS censors. #OnThisDay #RollingStones #RockAndRoll

Today in 1970, Diana Ross & the Supremes performed their last concert together before Diana launched a solo career. #Dia...
01/14/2020

Today in 1970, Diana Ross & the Supremes performed their last concert together before Diana launched a solo career. #DianaRoss #TheSupremes
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Today in 1978, The Police begin recording their debut album. #ThePolice #RockAndRoll(📷: Getty Images)
01/13/2020

Today in 1978, The Police begin recording their debut album. #ThePolice #RockAndRoll
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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
(📷: The Wizard OZ / MGM Studios / Source: Mental Floss)

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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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