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Today in 1977, "Hotel California" by the Eagles hits Number One on the pop chart. (📷: Getty Images)#eagles #eaglesband #...
05/07/2020

Today in 1977, "Hotel California" by the Eagles hits Number One on the pop chart. (📷: Getty Images)

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Today in 1959, the first Grammy Awards were presented. The night's biggest winners were Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Do...
05/04/2020

Today in 1959, the first Grammy Awards were presented. The night's biggest winners were Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, Ross Bagdasarian, and Henry Mancini, who each won two awards. (📷: Getty Images)

#musichistory #onthisday #grammy #GRAMMYs #GRAMMYAwards #ellafitzgerald #jazz

Today in 1977, "Life In The Fast Lane" by the Eagles is released. (📷: Getty Images)#theeagles #eagles #eaglesband #rock ...
05/03/2020

Today in 1977, "Life In The Fast Lane" by the Eagles is released. (📷: Getty Images)

#theeagles #eagles #eaglesband #rock #musichistory #onthisday #lifeinthefastland #hotelcalifornia #countryrock #guitar #guitarriff

Today in 1968 the movie The Odd Couple, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, opens. (📷: Getty Images) #moviehistory ...
05/02/2020

Today in 1968 the movie The Odd Couple, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, opens. (📷: Getty Images)

#moviehistory #onthisday #jacklemmon #waltermatthau #theoddcouple #1960s #comedy #classic

Today in 2003, Metallica plays an hour-long set for the inmates of San Quentin State Prison in California.(📷: Getty Imag...
05/01/2020

Today in 2003, Metallica plays an hour-long set for the inmates of San Quentin State Prison in California.(📷: Getty Images)

#musichistory #onthisday #metallica #rock #metal #heavymetal #thrashmetal

Today in 1988, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are married. (📷: Getty Images)#tomhanks #RitaWilson #love #moviehistory #onthis...
04/30/2020

Today in 1988, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are married. (📷: Getty Images)
#tomhanks #RitaWilson #love #moviehistory #onthisday #marriage

Today in 1979, "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie hits Number One on the pop chart. (📷: Getty Images) #blondie #heartofglass #p...
04/28/2020

Today in 1979, "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie hits Number One on the pop chart. (📷: Getty Images) #blondie #heartofglass #punk #rock #OnThisDay #MusicHistory #debbieharry #chrisstein

Today in 1968, Simon & Garfunkel released their hit song "Mrs. Robinson," from the film The Graduate. (📷: Getty Images) ...
04/27/2020

Today in 1968, Simon & Garfunkel released their hit song "Mrs. Robinson," from the film The Graduate. (📷: Getty Images) #simonandgarfunkel #paulsimon #artgarfunkel #mrsrobinson #thegraduate #musichistory #folkrock #folk #OnThisDay

Today in 1944, Double Indemnity is released. The film, directed by Billy Wilder, stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwy...
04/24/2020

Today in 1944, Double Indemnity is released. The film, directed by Billy Wilder, stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck. (📷: Getty Images) #doubleindemnity #billywilder #fredmacmurray #barbarastanwyck #filmhistory #OnThisDay #film

Today in 1971, Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones is released. (📷: Getty Images) #rollingstones #rock #rocknroll #musi...
04/23/2020

Today in 1971, Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones is released. (📷: Getty Images) #rollingstones #rock #rocknroll #musichistory #onthisday

Today in 1991, Johnny Carson announces that he will retire from hosting NBC's The Tonight Show in one year. (📷: Getty Im...
04/22/2020

Today in 1991, Johnny Carson announces that he will retire from hosting NBC's The Tonight Show in one year. (📷: Getty Images) #JohnnyCarson #NBC #TonightShow #onthisday #TVHistory

Today in 1984 the soundtrack album from Footloose bumped Michael Jackson's "Thriller" off the top of the album charts af...
04/21/2020

Today in 1984 the soundtrack album from Footloose bumped Michael Jackson's "Thriller" off the top of the album charts after 37 weeks. (📷: Getty Images) #footloose #musichistory #lorisinger #kevinbacon #michaeljackson #thriller #kennyloggins

Today in 1965 The Beatles release "Ticket to Ride." (📷: Getty Images)#musichistory #onthisday #pop #beatles #thebeatles ...
04/19/2020

Today in 1965 The Beatles release "Ticket to Ride." (📷: Getty Images)

#musichistory #onthisday #pop #beatles #thebeatles #paulmccartney #johnlennon #ringostarr #GeorgeHarrison

Today in 1970 Paul McCartney releases his first solo album, "McCartney." (📷: Getty Images) #paulmccartney #thebeatles #b...
04/17/2020

Today in 1970 Paul McCartney releases his first solo album, "McCartney." (📷: Getty Images) #paulmccartney #thebeatles #beatles #onthisday #musichistory #pop #rock #McCartney

Today in 1996 KISS officially announces their reunion tour with all four original members, makeup, costumes, and staging...
04/16/2020

Today in 1996 KISS officially announces their reunion tour with all four original members, makeup, costumes, and staging at a press conference on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City. (📷: Getty Images) #KISS #onthisday #musichistory #rocknroll #rock #genesimmons #PeterCriss #AceFrehley #PaulStanley

Today in 1927 a tradition began when actors Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge left their hand prints i...
04/15/2020

Today in 1927 a tradition began when actors Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge left their hand prints in cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. (📷: Getty Images) #onthisday #moviehistory #douglasfairbanks #marypickford #normatalmadge #chinesetheatre TCL Chinese Theatres #walkoffame

Today in 1982 Diver Down by Van Halen is released. (📷: Getty Images) #vanhalen #eddievanhalen #diverdown #michaelanthony...
04/14/2020

Today in 1982 Diver Down by Van Halen is released. (📷: Getty Images) #vanhalen #eddievanhalen #diverdown #michaelanthony #davidleeroth #alexvanhalen #rocknroll #rock #musichistory #OnThisDay

Today in 1974, "Bennie & The Jets" by Elton John hits Number One on the pop chart. (📷: Getty Images) #eltonjohn #benniea...
04/13/2020

Today in 1974, "Bennie & The Jets" by Elton John hits Number One on the pop chart. (📷: Getty Images) #eltonjohn #bennieandthejets #pop #rock #musichistory #OnThisDay

Today in 1961 an unknown singer-songwriter named Bob Dylan gives his first solo performance at Gerde's Folk City in New ...
04/11/2020

Today in 1961 an unknown singer-songwriter named Bob Dylan gives his first solo performance at Gerde's Folk City in New York City's Greenwich Village, as the opening act for John Lee Hooker. (📷: Getty Images) #bobdylan #folk #onthisday #musichistory #singersongwriter #nyc

Today in 1956 the Stratocaster -- the guitar made famous by Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Ritchie Blackmore, ...
04/10/2020

Today in 1956 the Stratocaster -- the guitar made famous by Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Ritchie Blackmore, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others -- is patented by Leo Fender. (📷: Getty Images)

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04/08/2020

a message from our incredible host of Nights With Alice Cooper, @alicecooper ... be safe and stay well! #alicecooper #nightswithalice

Today in 1990 the cult series Twin Peaks premieres on ABC. (📷: Getty Images) Michael Ontkean, David Lynch, & Mark Frost ...
04/08/2020

Today in 1990 the cult series Twin Peaks premieres on ABC. (📷: Getty Images)

Michael Ontkean, David Lynch, & Mark Frost #davidlynch #markfrost #twinpeaks #onthisday #tvhistory

Today in 1962, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet Brian Jones at Alexis Korner's Ealing Club. A few months later, they ...
04/07/2020

Today in 1962, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet Brian Jones at Alexis Korner's Ealing Club. A few months later, they team up with pianist Ian Stewart to play their first gig together as The Rolling Stones. The following January, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts join the group, and the original Rolling Stones lineup is complete. (📷: Getty Images) #mickjagger #keithrichards #brianjones #ianstewart #billwyman #charliewatts #RollingStones #Rocknroll #Rock #Musichistory

The country’s largest privately-owned audio content company, United Stations Media Networks, announced today that it has...
04/06/2020

The country’s largest privately-owned audio content company, United Stations Media Networks, announced today that it has launched the Storic Media Podcast Network.
"We are proud to announce United Stations’ new podcast network, Storic Media. Through Storic we will be launching a series of podcasts ranging from children’s stories to all things music and beyond,” said, Kristin Verbitsky, Director of Storic Media Podcast.

The Storic Media Network, also known as Storic, will offer podcast across a wide range of genres including originals, narrative, chrime, thriller, lifestyle, fan-casts, comedy, comedy-thriller, myster, drama, music and children's content. Head to Storic's site https://buff.ly/39HVvC4. All content will also be filmed and featured on the Storic YouTube channel https://buff.ly/2RdoPKs.

Storic will continue to announce the first round of podcasts over the course of the next month. This spring, it will premiere “Vinny Pastore’s The Mob Pod,” a discussion of iconic mob films with The Sopranos actor Vincent Pastore and his friends and co-stars. Storic will also introduce “Detective Dexter,” a children-oriented podcast that chronicles the adventures of a NYC French bulldog who solves mysteries. Stay tuned for more show announcements soon.

Storic has already launched a number of podcasts, including music shows “Alice Cooper’s Vintage Vault,” “The Triple R” with Riki Rachtman, “Open House Party Uncut,” “Fabcast,” comedy/pop culture shows “The Sandy Show” and “Last Exit To Brooklyn,” NASCAR show “The Final Lap,” and children’s programming including, “Fairy Tales with Granny MacDuff,” plus in-studio performances from emerging artists on “The Record on USRN.” See details attached and visit https://buff.ly/3bUDIZR learn more.

Today in 1915 Orson Welles is born. He dies in 1985. (📷: Getty Images) #OrsonWelles #birthday #film #radio #history
04/06/2020

Today in 1915 Orson Welles is born. He dies in 1985. (📷: Getty Images) #OrsonWelles #birthday #film #radio #history

Today in 1980, R.E.M. plays their first gig. It takes place at a friend's birthday party in an old church in Athens, Geo...
04/05/2020

Today in 1980, R.E.M. plays their first gig. It takes place at a friend's birthday party in an old church in Athens, Georgia (📷: Getty Images) #REMBand #musichistory #TodayInHistory

Today in 1968, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Buddy Guy play an all-night blues show in New York as a wake for Reverend Dr...
04/04/2020

Today in 1968, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Buddy Guy play an all-night blues show in New York as a wake for Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated earlier that day in Memphis, Tennessee. (📷: Getty Images) #JimiHendrix #BBKing #BuddyGuy #MLK #MartinLutherKing #RocknRoll #MusicHistory #Blues

UNITED STATIONS TO PROVIDE LIVE CONCERT CONTENT TO FILL THE GAP LEFT BY CANCELED LIVE EVENTSTwo Live Music Series," The ...
04/03/2020

UNITED STATIONS TO PROVIDE LIVE CONCERT CONTENT TO FILL THE GAP LEFT BY CANCELED LIVE EVENTS

Two Live Music Series," The Road" and" Live in Concert," Offering Extra Live Music to Affiliates and ”No Commitment" Airings to Radio Stations on a First Come Basis

United Stations, an independent leader in the creation and marketing of network radio programming, production, and technical services to radio stations, is pleased to be able to help fill the demand for live music by providing both extra live concert material through its affiliate lineups and by offering non –affiliates the opportunity to tap into its regularly scheduled live music series. Details, which are outlined below, were made available by Andy Denemark, the company's EVP/Programming and Stefan Jones, Senior VP/Content & Affiliation, both of whom are located at the company's headquarters in New York.

The invitation to radio stations goes as follows… For starters, any radio station that is an affiliate of United Stations' long-running live Country music series, THE ROAD, or an affiliate of the Classic Rock/Classic Hits live music series, LIVE IN CONCERT, will be given access to a stockpile of concert material from top artists in their respective formats in addition to the weekly series. Secondly, any radio station that is not already affiliated with either program may request permission to broadcast the weekly two-hour live music shows without a contractual or commercial commitment for the months of April and May, and those requests will be fulfilled on a market exclusive, first-come first-served basis. Additionally, a series of quarantine-themed promos will be provided to help stations identify the need for concert material on the radio and promote tune-in. Stations interested in info can reach out using [email protected].

Regarding the open-door policy for live music that is provided to radio stations via this offering, Stefan Jones commented, "Clearly, life and how we experience entertainment is now altered for the foreseeable future. Since in-person live music is not currently available, we felt that we should share our resources with radio stations so that our medium can do what it does best, engage audiences through unique content!"

The company’s Andy Denemark added, “These two programs have been popular with radio stations for years, but right now they actually can be used by radio stations to fill an unusual void in our culture and perhaps bring a little normalcy to the abnormal.”

The Road is a two-hour weekly live music series featuring original concert material recorded coast to coast by a team of talent acquisition executives and recording engineers working for United Stations. Over the years, The Road has presented concert recordings from the biggest names in Country music, including George Strait, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift. The Road is now in its 26th year on the air, and the program continues to be heard coast to coast. Material from The Road can also be heard at USRN’s 24/7 live music streaming channel at www.countrymusicontheroad.com. Country programmer and air talent Steve Stewart from K-92 in Orlando serves as the host of the weekly radio show.

LIVE IN CONCERT is a two-hour weekly program that compiles some the best live recordings by the biggest stars in Classic Rock. The show is presented in two mixes each week, one for harder-leaning Classic Rock stations and one for more mainstream Classic Rock/Classic Hits stations, and both versions are produced by Dave Robbins and Pineapple Productions and hosted by Lisa Berigan of WBIG-FM in Washington, SC. The program was created in 2008 and been part of the United Stations lineup since 2010.
United Stations is America's leading independently owned and operated radio network. USRN currently produces and distributes dozens of format-specific programs and services accounting for over 6000 affiliations with commercial radio stations across the country. The New York-based company maintains programming, sales and affiliate marketing offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington and Nashville. USRN was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.

Today in 2011, Adele broke the record for the longest time at No.1 in the UK album chart by a female solo artist after h...
04/03/2020

Today in 2011, Adele broke the record for the longest time at No.1 in the UK album chart by a female solo artist after her second album, 21 spent 10 consecutive weeks at the top of the chart. (📷: Getty Images) #adele #21 #musichistory

Today in 1977 Rumours by Fleetwood Mac hits Number One on the album chart and stays there for 31 weeks. (📷: Getty Images...
04/02/2020

Today in 1977 Rumours by Fleetwood Mac hits Number One on the album chart and stays there for 31 weeks. (📷: Getty Images) #rumours #StevieNicks #FleetwoodMac #TodayInHistory #MusicHistory

Did You Know? The Philadelphia Story was originally a Broadway hit before it was turned into an iconic movie. The play o...
04/01/2020

Did You Know? The Philadelphia Story was originally a Broadway hit before it was turned into an iconic movie. The play opened on Broadway on March 28, 1939 and starred Katherine Hepburn, who also starred in the film adaptation. (📷: Getty Images) #katherinehepburn #philadelphiastory #filmhistory #jimmystewart #carygrant #hollywood #didyouknow

Today in 1967 at a Finsbury Park concert in the U.K., Jimi Hendrix first set his guitar on fire. (📷: Getty Images) #Jimi...
03/31/2020

Today in 1967 at a Finsbury Park concert in the U.K., Jimi Hendrix first set his guitar on fire. (📷: Getty Images) #JimiHendrix #rocknroll #guitar #guitarplayer #icon

Today in 1992 The Silence Of The Lambs won five Oscars at the 64th annual Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best A...
03/30/2020

Today in 1992 The Silence Of The Lambs won five Oscars at the 64th annual Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Jodie Foster, and Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins.(📷: Getty Images) #SilenceoftheLambs #JodieFoster #AnthonyHopkins #oscars #filmhistory #OnThisDay #jonathandemme

Did You Know? Glenn Frey and Don Henley played in Linda Ronstadt's backup band before forming The Eagles. Linda encourag...
03/29/2020

Did You Know? Glenn Frey and Don Henley played in Linda Ronstadt's backup band before forming The Eagles. Linda encouraged them to form their own band and enlist Bernie Leadon (📷: Getty Images) #TheEagles #LindaRonstadt #TheEagles #DidYouKnow #MusicHistory

Today in 1969 Ringo Starr announces in London that there will be no further public appearances by the Beatles. John Lenn...
03/28/2020

Today in 1969 Ringo Starr announces in London that there will be no further public appearances by the Beatles. John Lennon disputes the claim, which ultimately is proved correct. (📷: Getty Images) #TheBeatles #OnThisDay #MusicHistory #RingoStarr #JohnLennon

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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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