Monday, September 12, 2005

OK, So NOW Bill Press' Show Has A Syndicator

As OMW does feel responsible for some of this, we continue to watch the radio career of Bill Press, the MSNBC commentator and former CNN "Crossfire" co-host who launched his liberal talk radio show in late May on Akron's WARF/1350 "Radio Free Ohio".

Radio and Records Online reports (along with AllAccess and other trade web sites) that Press' show is now officially being offered for syndication by Jones Radio, which has a hand in selling a number of talk shows, both liberal (P1's Ed Schultz and WYD Media Management's Stephanie Miller, both already on WARF) and otherwise (WSB/Cox's Neal Boortz and Clark Howard, the latter a fixture at news/talk WEOL/930 Elyria).

Press told OMW back in May that the show would air on Sirius Satellite Radio, which eventually did put it on its Sirius Left channel in late June, and would be offered to other over-air stations. But until the Sirius debut, Akron's WARF was the only outlet for his much so that Press' on-air presentation only referred to the local liberal talk outlet in that first month.

After Sirius picked up the show, Press managed to sell his own program to two other outlets, KRXA in the Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, CA market, and KKNS-FM in Missoula, MT. His radio show website now also mentions a station in Chattanooga, TN, recent liberal talk convert WDOD. One presumes Jones - noted for its aggressive sales representatives - will be able to get him in larger markets than Akron at some point.

Oddly enough, despite that history, R&R's story makes it sound like they haven't started it yet. Sounds like a press release rewrite to us...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have it on good authority that Press sold his shows to all those stations, including sirius, before he inked his deal with jones.